#FirstLineFriday – #GiveawayContest – #FreeDownloads

Time for another #FirstLineFriday folks, and today I’ve chosen something I suspect will be super tricky. It was just too good NOT to share with you, even if it’s the first time you’ve ever read it. I think you’ll enjoy it, whether or not you recognize it. I know I did.

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:

“He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull.” 

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

24 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday – #GiveawayContest – #FreeDownloads

    • I think you’ve nailed the author’s intent, Janet! 😀 It’s a wonderfully descriptive opening line, isn’t it? I can just picture this guy! 😀 Stay tuned for the answer at 4:00. (As I said above, I think this will be a pretty tricky one.) 😀


    • Isn’t it, though? I have been looking at it every time I set up a #FirstLineFriday, and I finally couldn’t resist it any longer. Glad you like it, even though it’s pretty tricky. I just had to share it because, wow. What a beginning, huh?

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    • I’m glad you enjoy it, Harmony, and yep, that’s the phrase that got me, too. I really want to know who this guy is. I’ve never read this one, though I’ve seen the movie, and am thinking I really should read the book, too. Stay tuned for the answer at 4:00! 😀 And have a wonderful weekend, too! 🤗

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    • I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it, Joan, but not at all surprised that the line wasn’t familiar. It’s a classic book and film, but very old, and I doubt most of us have read it. I managed to miss it, myself, even though I read many, many of the classics “back in the day.” (MY day, not the days when they were written! 😀 😀 😀 ) I’d love to have some winners, but as I said at the opening, I know this one would be hard. Still, it’s a great line. I couldn’t resist! 😀

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    • Nor would I, Annabelle. He sounds pretty intimidating, doesn’t he? I really LOVE this line, difficult as it likely is for most of us. Just couldn’t resist using it today. 😀 Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned at 4:00 to find out more about this character. 😀

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    • Doesn’t he, though? I’m with you on that, Jeanne. But I absolutely love this line. I’ll be interested in finding out if you’ve read this one, as it’s a classic from long, long ago. But a well-known one, as is the author. I missed it during my youthful spate of reading classic books, but I did see the movie. (It was long ago, too. 😀 ) Answer at 4:00!! 😀

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    • I was pretty sure this one would be a head scratcher, John, but isn’t it wonderful? I can just picture this guy, and he has trouble written all over him! 😀 Sorry it doesn’t ring a bell, but if it’s any consolation, I somehow missed reading this one back when I was devouring classics. Now, I’ve added it to my list, and all because of that line. (I did see the movie many years back, though I can’t remember a thing about it. Par for the course these days, I’m afraid.)

      Thanks for stopping by. I’ve gone through so many opening lines on my list that now I’m down to super-easy and super-hard. Next time, I’ll go with easy. Probably. 😀

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    • Hahaha. I love it, Teri! Good guess, but nope. It’s a great first line, though, isn’t it? I’m thinking of how I can do something similar in my next novel. 😀 Just leap right in with a description of the protagonist, but not just an ordinary one. Nope. Rather, one that will tell you something about his character, just by describing his build and manner of walking. I think it’s brilliantly done. 😀

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  1. I don’t think I’ve read this one. To be able to sum up so much about a character in one sentence is impressive by any standards. Roll on 4 pm EST (whenever that it in real time!) 😀


    • “Roll on 4 pm EST (whenever that it in real time!) 😀” *SNORT!*

      I know what you mean, Trish. This line amazes me, which is why I decided to share it, even knowing it would be exceptionally hard to recognize. It’s worth taking a look at as a learning experience, I believe. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll be posting the answer soon. In REAL time. 😂😋😂


    • Isn’t it wonderful, Denise? I’m keeping it as inspiration! 😀 Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t feel bad–so far, not even an guess from anyone. 😦 But I do hope everyone enjoyed reading this one, and maybe picked up an idea or two, as well. 😀


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