Hidden Prey is Out!

So excited to have Hidden Prey out with Totally Bound! The “Deadly Intent” series is set in my home town and the surrounding area. 🙂

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I hope you enjoy reading Hidden Prey as much as I enjoyed writing it!


Thursday #Reader #Writer fun: Opening Lines

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Some fun for readers and writers this Thursday!

The opening line of a book can sometimes leave the biggest impression on readers, drawing them in and convincing them to keep reading. If you’re a fan of memorable intros, check out these opening lines:

  • “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • “Roughly translated, the slogan on Niall O’Connor’s family crest read: ‘We need all the help the gods can give us.’” ~The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor
  • “Mother died today.” ~The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • “Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.” ~Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.” ~Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • “Foley had never seen a prison where you could walk right up to the fence without getting shot.” ~Out of Sight: A Novel by Elmore Leonard
  • “Everything Michael just told you is true, but you have to understand our lives in its whole context for this story to make any sense.: -~Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank
  • “They shoot the white girl first.” ~Paradise by Toni Morrison
  • “It was said she had three lovers.” ~The Hellion Bride (Sherbrooke Series, Book 2) by Catherine Coulter
  • “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.” ~Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Here are a few favorites by author friends and other authors I know:

“I say we should stake him to an anthill and throw little pickles at him.” ~ Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon

night pleasures

“A girl walks into a bar…. No, a human girl walks into a Shifter bar…” ~Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley

pride mates

“Take your hand off me, or I’ll remove it and several other of your favorite appendages.” ~Stone Maiden by Tina Gerow

stone maiden

“It all happened because I had to pee.” ~L.O.S.T. by RS Collins and SR Vaught


“Sprites are like stapling raw eggs to a wall.” Vampires not Invited by Cheyenne McCray


One of my favorite lines of all time from another good friend:

“It was Daniel who hatched the plot to destroy Sergeant Eason, fix my door, and run away to Mardi Gras—and that was before anyone went to prison.” ~Fat Tuesday by Susan Vaught

Fat Tuesday

Have a favorite of you own? Chime in!



“It had been the morning from hell. Possibly the worst day of her life, but Alice O’Brien was still reserving judgment on that one.” ~Taken by Passion: King of Hearts, by Cheyenne McCray

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