#FirstLineFriday No. 5 – #Giveaway #FreeDownloads

It’s Friday again, and time for our fifth #FirstLineFriday Trivia Quiz. I’ve given up trying to guess which opening lines are hard ones and which are easier, but it doesn’t matter a lot. The point is, they’re ALL considered great ones, and worth taking a look at, especially for those of us want to understand how to give our books a first line that will pull readers in as soon as they read it. 

And today, I have some special news. Harmony Kent has generously offered her book, Polish Your Prose, as one of your prize choices. So you winners may select from one of my books, as always, or choose Harmony’s book on improving your craft. (If I were the one choosing, I’d take advantage of her offer, since it’s good for today only, whereas my books will always be up for grabs by winners of the quiz. Just sayin’ . . . ) 😀

(Polish Your Prose may also be purchased HERE )

Whichever book you choose, here are the rules for how to win it:

  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.
  6. Winners who live elsewhere may request a PDF or Mobi file of the same books. 
  7. Winners who choose Polish Your Prose as their prize will be sent a PDF, Mobi, or ePub file, their choice.

See? Still easy-peasy, but with more prizes! Ready to play? Here’s today’s #FirstLineFriday opening line:

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”

Good luck!

#FirstLineFriday – And We Have Our FIVE Winners!

I knew this week would be much easier, and you guys proved me right. We have our five winners, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the contest! Next week, we’ll aim for harder than this one, but easier than the last one! “Just Right” will be the goal! 😀 

Our winners this week: Darlene Foster, Mae Clair, Joan Hall, Jeanne Owens, and Alex Craigie (alias Trishthetrout). Congratulations to all!

Also, as a bit of a tease, we WILL have books by other authors to offer as prize choices in the weeks ahead. So even if you’ve read all of my books, you’ll have additional books to choose from. 

And the answer to this week’s puzzle is:

“When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.” is the first line of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

Voted America’s Best-Loved Novel in PBS’s The Great American Read:
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred.

Buy To Kill a Mockingbird HERE

Thank you ALL for playing, and I’m so happy to have winners this week! 

#FirstLineFriday Clue #1

Decided to take pity on your guys and give you a little clue. The answer to today’s quiz is considered a classic look at war. Many of us read this in high school, I’m sure. Think harder. Dig back! 🙂 I’ll give you another clue at 11:00, if I haven’t received some answers by then. 

I knew it would be trickier than last week’s but I did think a few would have ventured a guess by now.  Good luck! 🙂 ❤