#FirstLineFriday No. 4 – #Giveaway #FreeDownloads

And here we go again, folks. Our fourth #FirstLineFriday Trivia Quiz. We’ve had hard ones and easy ones now, so this time I tried for something in between. But what’s hard or easy for me might be very different for you guys. Just don’t be discouraged. I’ll be doing this for a long time,  I hope, and you’ll have lots of chances to win. And here’s a reminder of how you can do just that:

  1. Be one of the first five people to email me before the game ends at noon, with the title and author of the correct book. 
  2. Do not reply here on the blog. Email only: marciameara16@gmail.com
  3. Honor System applies. No Googling, please.
  4. Submissions end at noon, or when I receive 5 correct answers, whichever comes first.
  5. Winners who live in the U.S. may request a free download of any of my books for themselves or someone of their choice. OR, if they’ve read all of my books, they may request a free download of my next publication. Winners who live elsewhere may request a PDF or Mobi file of the same books. 

So, bearing all that in mind, are you ready to play? It’s anybody’s guess whether this is a toughie or a piece of cake, but either way, here’s today’s First Line:

“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.”

Good luck!

23 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday No. 4 – #Giveaway #FreeDownloads

  1. Nope, no clue on this one, so I Googled it … haven’t read this one! Thanks for this bit of Friday fun, Marcia. I’m learning about loads of books via these competitions! Can’t reblog because I’m not on my computer, but am sharing via Twitter now. Good luck, everyone and have a wonderful weekend 😊

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    • Add this to your TBR pile, Harmony. It’s definitely worth the read. 😀 More on it later, when I announce the winners, but you’ve hit on one other reason for doing these posts. I figure the books I choose might be of interest to those who’ve never read them before, or even not heard of them. So, even for those who don’t win a prize, it’s (hopefully) fun. And I am trying to pick first lines that are pretty cool in one way or the other. They’ll inspire us to think about our own opening lines a bit more, perhaps. 😀 Thanks for stopping by and for sharing! 😀 And better luck next week! ❤

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    • Hope you’ll check it out, Teri. It’s well worth the read. More on it later when I reveal the winners and the answer. In the meantime, you’ve been introduced to what I think is a pretty amazing first line, definitely designed to pique a reader’s interest. You have a great weekend, too. 🙂

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    • Perfect! That’s one more reason I love doing this quiz. It introduces us ALL to first lines that are powerful, interesting, curiosity-provoking, and otherwise the very types of things we want to open our own books with. Hope you’ll check it out when I post the answer at noon. (Or earlier if I get 5 winners sooner than that.) This one is well worth the read. 😀 Thanks for taking the time to let me know it intrigued you, Jenny! 🙂


    • Aw, you should have gone with your instincts, Joan! Trust yourself! 🙂 The worst thing that can happen is you’ll guess wrong, and I’ll make fun of you for the rest of your life. Hahahaha. Seriously, this is turning out to be harder than I thought it would, and a wrong guess or two are to be expected. Next time, go for it. (I promise not to give you a hard time. Much. 😀 )

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  2. Nope. Didn’t recognise the line and followed the example of others and googled it. A completely new one on me. I think it’s good that these are tricky – they’re something to aim for and success will feel that much richer as a consequence. Many thanks, Marcia ❤

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    • Glad you feel that way, as there will be lots and lots more. And as I said above, it really isn’t all about the prizes, anyway. It’s about sharing examples of opening lines that are considered to be among the best. I researched a lot of Top 50 or Top 100 Best Opening Lines of All Time sites to glean the ones I thought really stood out, yet weren’t so obscure nobody would ever guess them. We can learn from these and strive to do better with our own, I think. 🙂

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    • Not mine, but it might come to you when you read the winners list. 😀 And I don’t think where you read it should be counted against you, unless you deliberately researched it. Books are being discussed on our blogs all the time, so it’s not unlikely that things like this might happen. If you remember where it came from later, I say it’s still okay to play in the future. (My game, my rules. Hahahaha.) ❤


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