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August 27, 2019
A roundup of the best opening lines from titles by BookLife authors.

This month, we’ve got surprise kisses, seeing double, and cheating death. To submit a first line, email booklifeeditor@booklife.com.

 

Cheated

D.C. Thorne

“I made it through the first month of my high school senior year without bringing anyone back to life or convincing them to die.”

 

Day One: Birth Is a Death Sentence

Don Sedei

“Kachada: Remember, birth is a death sentence.”

 

Johnny’s Ghost

Tim Nicholas

“I met Sheila twice before I killed her.”

 

Julia: Mistress of Longwood

Linda Metcalf

“James McIntosh tried to kiss me today.”

 

The Nephilim Virus

John T. Prather

“I woke up at exactly 4:37 p.m. from the longest nap of my life.”

 

The Shepherd of Lost Children

Ronald Pies

“For the third time since the funeral a year ago, Adam Levtov had seen his double.”

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