Here are 6 first lines from paranormal romances released in 2007 or 2008...mixed up a little! What are your guesses in my little quiz? And yes, I did include the correct second half to each first sentence. At some other time this week or next week, I'll list the correct answers and also the titles and authors of the books for anyone who's interested.
1) Not many people can handle the pain of
A) losing their true love once, much less once a generation.
B) being ripped apart, of having your limbs twisted and morphed until you are convinced your mind will shatter into a thousand tiny shards.
C) a bikini wax.
D) the Change, and that is what drives so many of my kind to madness.
2) When I opened the door to greet my grandmother for the very first time,
A) I'm not sure what I was expecting.
B) she greeted me with a hug and two sloppy kisses.
C) I accidentally let the dog out, and the little bastard ran straight out into traffic.
D) I wasn't prepared to meet my mother and her other children, too.
3) "A cowboy, a lawyer, and a mechanic
A) walked into a bar."
B) can't compare in the bedroom," Stella said.
C) all make better money than you do," my mother griped at me.
D) watched Queen of the Damned," I murmured.
4) He didn't know how long
A) he'd been dead.
B) he could listen to her complain about her manicure.
C) he'd have to wait before he could see the Boss.
D) it took for a vampire to rise after its death.
5) Creed wasn't sure what he'd expected the forbidden dimension to look like,
A) but this wasn't it.
B) but it bore a striking resemblence to his grandmother's parlor, right down to the yellow rose wallpaper.
C) yet by the carrion scent in the air, he could tell he'd come to the right place.
D) but preschool for demon toddlers had never crossed his mind.
6) Nick Rawlings hoped
A) the winning lottery ticket was still in the jeans he'd stupidly washed without checking the pockets.
B) Cindy Mongomery of the Atlanta Mongomeries had forgotten all about him.
C) he got attacked today.
D) this would be the last time he ever had to kiss that demon's ass.
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