#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeDownloads

Time for another #FirstLineFriday folks, and just to keep you on your toes, I’ve chosen something I suspect will be tricky, even though it isn’t a classic from decades gone by. Let’s see if you prove me wrong today.

PLEASE READ these simple rules, just to refresh yourself on how this should be done. Thanks.

  1. Be one of the first five people to email me before the game ends at 4:00pm, 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 4:00 P.M. EST, 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 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 mobi or PDF file of the same books, since, sadly, Amazon won’t let me gift you from the site.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Put on your thinking caps, because here is today’s opening line:

“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.” 

Remember, email answers only, please. Thanks! And now off I go to await your guesses.

29 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeDownloads

    • Pretty sure you’ll recognize this title, but whether or not you’ve read the book, I couldn’t venture a guess. But even if you had, if you’re like me, you’ll still be clueless. I love the line, but I didn’t connect it with this book. Once again! *sigh*

      Thanks for stopping by and checking it out, Trish. Stay tuned for the answer later. 🙂

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  1. I read the quote and had no clue so I looked it up. I’m embarrassed to say I read the book and the quote didn’t resonate with me at all. I would have sworn I’d never seen it. They say the mind’s the second thing to go…

    You stumped me! Happy Friday, Marcia.

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    • Unless you fall on your head, Staci. Then, all bets on the order of things going away are off. 😀 And don’t feel bad. I’ve read the book too, and did NOT recognize the line either. (Even though it pulled me right into the story when I read it.)

      Thanks for giving it a go, though, and Happy Friday back to you! 🙂

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    • Even if you’d read it, you might not have remembered it. I didn’t. 😯 And I most definitely read it. It’s a great first line, and I’m mad that I forgot it. 🙂 (And we have one winner already, but I’ll be surprised if we get too many more, though I’d LOVE it if we did.)

      Thanks for stopping by, Joan; Better luck next time! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Don, and if that means you recognized the book, be sure to email me. I’d love to have you as a winner today! (You can even have your prized gifted to someone else of your choice, if you’d prefer. I’m flexible.) 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, too! 🙂

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    • Thanks, John. Sorry it wasn’t one you might have recognized. I don’t think I’ve read anything else by this author, but even having read this one, I still didn’t recognize the line myself. I’m learning some interesting things about first lines via this quiz series. Will be doing a post on the subject later, I think.

      Glad to see you stop by, and hopefully next time, it will be a line from one of your favorite books that you get at a glance. 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂

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    • Aw, I’m sorry the answer didn’t come to you, Teri–but not too surprised. It’s a terrific opening line for a book many (most?) of us have read or at least heard of. And yet, I couldn’t place it, either. I do have two winners this time, though, and hope for a couple more before 4:00 when I will let the world–or at least those who haven’t already looked it up–know the answer. 😀

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope next time, you recognize the line immediately! 🙂

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    • It really is, but like you, I didn’t recognize it, either, even though I also read the book. It’s heartening to know I’m not the only one forgetting stuff like this, Marje! Thanks for stopping by, and hopefully next time, the answer will pop right into your head. 😀


  2. I’m late to the party, but I would have never guessed. What a wonderful first line though! Thank you for the smiles and inspiration, Marcia. I hope you have a terrific weekend. 💗

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