#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeBooks

Hi, Everybody! It’s Friday again, and by now, you know what that means. Another chance to take a look at an example of a brilliant opening line from literature. Ponder just what you think your reaction would be to reading this line for the first time, and maybe get an idea or two as to how you’re going to start your next book. And then,  see if you can guess the title and author of the book in which this line appears.

But FIRST, some extra good news: For today only, author Mae Clair has generously offered her book Eclipse Lake as one of your prize choices.

Eclipse Lake is also available for purchase HERE

If you are a winner, you may choose either her book or one of mine as your prize. (As I mentioned the last time we had a prize donor, I’d grab the one that won’t be here every week, if it were me. After all, you’ll have lots more chances to win one of mine. Just something to consider when making your choice.  😀 ) 

The rules are simple:

  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 Eclipse Lake or any one of my books for themselves, or for someone of their choice. OR, if they’ve read all of the offered books, they may request a free download of my next publication.
  6. Winners who live elsewhere may request a PDF or Mobi file of the same books.

Now if you’ve got your thinking caps on, and have access to your memory banks, here’s your #FirstLineFriday opening line:

“The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended.”

Good luck!

6 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeBooks

    • Sorry you haven’t had good luck with giveaways, China. Sometimes they work better than others for all of us. This contest is more about the fun of reading a great opening line and pondering how to create good ones ourselves. The books are just a bit of extra fun. But so far, none of the winners have turned any of them down. 🙂 Good luck with the BBC. 🙂

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    • Dig around in your head a bit, Jeanne. I can guarantee you’ve heard of this one, and maybe even read it. Good luck! And it is a cool line, isn’t it? It really makes you want to know where this story is going. Email me when it comes to you! 🙂

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    • You know, this work is so famous, I really thought it would be an easy one. I can just about guarantee there’s no one reading this post who hasn’t heard of this one. Whether they’ve read it and still remember the opening line is a different matter, I guess. Sorry it’s not familiar to you, Harmony! Maybe next week. Stay tuned for the answer after the quiz ends. 🙂

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