Monday, 16 July 2012

Hookers & Hangers

This post is part of the two-part Hookers & Hangers blogfest, hosted by the writers over at Falling for Fiction. Participants are required to share any number of first (hookers) and last (hangers) sentences from the chapters in their books.

Today, I'll be sharing a few first sentences from the first book of my upcoming series, Guardians & The Lost Paradise:


The first sensation that struck Danny after regaining consciousness was the marked absence of cold.

Danny held on to Kevin for dear life, his eyes equally held shut.

Danny watched with horror as the wilderbeasts charged towards them from all sides.

"We're almost there." Damian had to shout the words over his shoulder. "Just a little distance more and we'll have these fiends lagging behind us where they belong."


And there you go. I'll be posting my hangers (also from Guardians & The Lost Paradise) on Wednesday, so be sure to come back and check those out as well.

46 comments:

  1. These are all great, but I like the first one the most. :D

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  2. Holy crapola, that one with the beasts made me shriek 'Yikes!' out loud. Sounds like one pretty intense book, Michael. :)

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  3. Love that first line. It's my favorite and it holds so much inside it.

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    1. Thanks, Summer. I'm glad you like it. :)

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  4. Good ones! Sounds dark and intense! My kind of story ;)

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    1. Thanks, Hope. That's my kind of story as well. I was greatly influenced by the movie Pan's Labyrinth at the time of writing that book, so the end result reads like a dark Alice in Wonderland.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. It does sound scary & intense, doesn't it? Especially for a children's book. :)

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  6. Great tension! I loved your first one especially!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. I sorta like the first one myself. :)

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  7. Intense. I love the first one.

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  8. Sounds like an action packed book. I really like the first one. Can't wait to read your hangers!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. The first book IS pretty action packed, while the others tended to focus more on character development. Sorta like what Quentin Tarantino did with Kill Bill Vol, 1 & 2. :D

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  9. Oh wow, these are really good! Sounds like my kind of story!

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  10. I already wanted to read Guardians. This teaser just makes me want to read it that much more.

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    1. I'll be sending you a copy of The Journey sometime before its (rather tentative) July 30th release date. In the meantime, you'll be getting a copy of Neuro via e-mail as soon as the campaign is over! Thanks for all the support. You're the best. :D

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  11. Hi Michael! *waves*

    I LOVE the first one. Really love it. Such beautiful writing!

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  12. Well done! Looking forward to hangers!

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  13. I especially like the first one and the "absence of cold" - well done!

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  14. This sounds like one exciting book.

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  15. '...marked absence of cold.'

    very intriguing

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  16. Dramatic lines for sure, sounds as if your story is very action-packed :)

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  17. So much action, it sounds exciting. I think I would be reading until late into the night, but I'm heading over to read your last lines next, so I'll let you now then!

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