First lines, I think, set the tone for the book. Create interest in a character or situation, and make the reader ask 'why'. That's a lot to ask for a ten to twenty word span, but it can be done.
This summer has been a crazy one in Kristina Land - I've just finished edits on my second Harlequin SuperRomance and am almost finished with the draft of my 3rd Super. I'm re-launching my Rockers series in just a couple of weeks, and have not one or two but THREE sooper-sekrit-projekts on my plate. Because I've been writing and polishing and revising and will be writing and polishing and revising some more all summer long (and there is no end in sight - and that is a GOOD THING), I thought it would be fun to have a first line frenzy - in which I show you mine and you show me yours. Because a little tit for tat is good, don't you think?
So, the first line (okay, paragraph!) from First Love Again, out from Harlequin SuperRomance in November:
“BUT IT ISN’T finished.”
Jaime Brown pushed a lock of curly blond hair behind her ear, but it was so muggy on this May afternoon that the lock sprang right back to the side of her face to tickle the sensitive skin along her jaw.