It’s #FirstLineFriday time again! Last week was a learning experience for me, but I think I’ve worked out most of the kinks. For full instructions, you may click the Rules & Instructions link in the black header bar at the top, but here it is in a nutshell: I’m about to give you the opening line from a famous/popular/well-known book. If you recognize it, EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org—NO answers here, please–with the title of the book and the author’s name. (No Googling allowed.) The first 5 correct emailers win a free download of one of my books. It’s that simple.
The contest runs Friday mornings from 8:00am to 12:00pm (noon) EST. At noon, I will close submissions, and announce the winners. If you already have all of my books, you can either gift your prize to someone else, or collect a credit for a free download of my next book.
One more previously unbeknownst to me detail: Amazon will not let me gift a download to anyone not living in the United States, but will that stop our fun? NOPE. I will happily send you winners abroad a Mobi or PDF file of your book of choice, either of which can be read on Kindle.
So. All that being said, are you ready? Today’s might be a bit trickier, so put on your thinking caps and let’s see how you do:
“The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.”