Best lines from booksIf your book were a conversation, what is the one sentence someone might overhear that would make them want to listen to more? Let’s see if you can intrigue, entice, and invite readers with one line from your book.

Here is a chance to show off your writing chops. This feature is NOT restricted to bargain books. One line per book. One entry per comment, please.

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Just put the following information in the comment section:

1. ONE SENTENCE of narrative or dialogue from your book (not a paragraph – not an exchange between characters, and no F-Bombs or sex scenes);

2. The title of the book from whence that that gem of writing came;

3. The Amazon link so people can go and buy that book! (We’re only doing Amazon this time around); and

4.  Where you are going to SHARE THE LINK to this amazing opportunity (FB, Twitter, StumbleUpon, etc…) Why? Because we’re nosy that way.

Use the share buttons below, or copy the link in the address bar above and share the news on your favorite social media platforms. The more, the merrier, right?

Not sure you get how to do it? Here’s an example for you:

1. “Vengeance is one of life’s great motivators.”
2. Lust for Danger
4. Will share this post to LinkedIn author groups, FB reader groups, Twitter, and StumbleUpon!

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102 thoughts on “One-liners”

  1. “The sense of loss I felt had faded into the back of my heart, tucked into the place where those things best left unexamined dwelt.”
    Through Kestrel’s Eyes: Book Two of Earth’s Pendulum

    Will share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

  2. 1. “Just roll me in fairy dust and call me a unicorn.”
    2. Ephraim’s Curious Device

    4. Will share on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Pinterest.

  3. “When he withdrew she felt she had lost something important but did not know what.”
    Back From Chaos: Book One of Earth’s Pendulum

    Will share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

  4. “I zeroed in on his face, mentally marking the ‘T’ that the eyes and nose make for a perfect kill.”

    Will share on Facebook (both personal and author page), Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus

  5. “Now that I knew every inch of my “vajajay” as I have heard the vapid Kardashian sisters call it, I became what you would call an expert.”

    Burnt Promises (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book Two)

    Will share on FB, Twitter and Google+

  6. “He remembered their childhood in a series of flashes; even then she had the power to bend him to her will.”
    Vanished The Lost Children of Managrail- Book Two

    Will share on FB , and Twitter

  7. “The song began, and as each sprite heard, she too sang, and the Realm was surrounded by vocal beauty that would bring them to their death.”

    The Rising The Lost Children of Managrail -Book One

    Will share on FB, and Twitter

  8. “I hope she don’t cause trouble at the wedding.”

    Moonlight Mayhem

    Will share – Facebook and Twitter

  9. His confident eyes locked with hers as a sinister chill snaked around her spine and wove a path to her chest, twisting and tightening with every breath, choking off all reasonable thought.

    Lethal Intent.


  10. Without a doubt, the man shooting the thunderous gaze in her direction was a mature, rigid-looking Jace—once upon a time, her own Jason O’Connell.

    Seremity’s Deception

    Sharing on FB & Email List

  11. I decided I could believe in a God who turned anti-Semitic former cheerleaders in love with Joey Mazzarella into fat real-estate agents.

    The Joke’s on Me

    Sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

  12. Even though he keeps telling her it’s all right to call him by his first name, the two syllables still feel forbidden, yet delicious, as they melt against her tongue.

    Drawing Breath

    Sharing on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google +.

  13. Liza overheard her future mother-in-law say something to the effect that Adam was about to jettison a brilliant future for a godless hippie who was raised by wolves and might or might not be the reason that Charlie thinks he’s gay.

    Don’t Tell Anyone

    Sharing on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+

  14. No one would call Drake drop-dead gorgeous, but he had a rugged quality with his chiseled Nordic features that caused women to stop and take another look and then … fall at his feet.


    FB Email

  15. Jay made his entrance the following Friday around noon, a tall drink of rock star in a T-shirt and tight black jeans.

    Sliding Past Vertical

    Sharing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

  16. Sunset is really nothing more than a sportscaster for criminals yelling ‘and they’re off’ in the horse track of crime.
    Odd & Odder

    FB, Twitter, G+

  17. She was bound to him until the end of days, permanently tethered to a dead man.

    Suicide City, a Love Story

    Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked in

  18. How could he face his precious calendar after the sixth declared war on his mind?

    It Isn’t Cheating if He’s Dead

    Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked in

  19. “Willum Mortimus Granger was beside himself. In fact, when his body was found, the top half was right next to the bottom.”

    from: Executive Severance, a Twitter Mystery

    Will share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

  20. 1. Kai ran to the doorway in time to see Freya landing in front of the restaurant with a rather disgruntled Boris grasped in her front paws.

    2. Kai’s Journey 2; A new Beginning


    4. Facebook, twitter, google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest as well.

  21. The metal bolts squealed as they strained against whatever contortions were twisting them loose, and the sickening sound of metal scraping against metal was so loud it seemed to suck all the air out of the room.
    From: Queen’s Gold

    Sharing on FB, Twitter and Google+

  22. Of course, she was also an evil psycho hose beast, and there are some things you just can’t cover up with makeup and designer clothes.

    From “Call Out” by LB Clark

    sharing on FB

  23. Contrary to what TV would have you believe, the private investigations business is not all Ferraris, bikini-clad babes, and Doberman pinschers.

    From “Smoke & Mirrors” by LB Clark

    sharing on FB

  24. By the time Jensen walked into his office, Peter Bronkowski had polished off most of a bottle of vodka and was contemplating which form of suicide would be less painful; he’d narrowed it down to swilling a handful of Xanax or wearing a Humvee.

    Serial Date

    FB, Twit, G+

  25. Beneath the grandstand at the far end where the discarded water hoses lay coiled like passionate snakes, and the detritus of past football games fluttered, wind-blown, against clumps of Johnson grass, a pair of slanted, smoldering yellow eyes peered out of the dimness between the seat risers.

    From “Woke Up This Morning” by Bill Stephens

    Sharing on Facebook and Twitter

  26. I was so frightened, and I hated that my Sarah had to see me in this state. I didn’t want to die here, not like this!

    Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope

    Share on Twitter.

  27. Normal jobs never stressed Liggett, but this was no normal job; lying on the slab not two feet away was the slain body of the 35th President of the United State, John F. Kennedy.

    From “The President’s Mortician” by Tim Fleming

    Sharing on Twitter

  28. She dug her cell phone out of her purse, called in sick for the first time in years, and without a bit of regret, just kept driving.


    My website, Facebook, Twitter, Vessel Project, Books Without Borders

  29. There was one mind-splitting thought-scream from the monster, but at the command of one young dolphin, she turned and sank into the depths, dragging her slithering servants, lashing and silently howling behind her.

    Ripple – A Dolphin Love story

    I’ll tweet it.

  30. “For a few quiet moments, not wanting to leave, not wanting to return to their espresso-sized substitute apartment, they absorbed the flickering candles merging their tiny flame tips with the swirl of colors on the rain washed walks outside.”

    “Slumming in Paris Part One – Arthur & Gricinda”

    Twitter 🙂

  31. Nokkis snatched a knife from his belt, stepped forward, and buried it into the side of Dar’s left thigh.

    Space Junk (Book 2 of Dar’s Adventures in Space)

    FB and Twitter

  32. “Yet even unshaven, with rebellious hair and a wrinkled, misbuttoned shirt, he still made a favorable impression; kind eyes and quick smile outweighed a pressed appearance every time, she thought.”

    From “Writer’s Block” by M.P. Witwer, a free short story

    Twitter, Facebook

  33. “Maybes make the world go round; they wake you up in the morning and tuck you in at night.”

    My Temporary Life

    Sharing on FB, Twitter, and LInkedIn

  34. 1. “I am tired, Chase – tired of living a partial life, tired of being tied to a past that is long gone and a future that will never be.”
    2. Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not

    4. I’ll share on Twitter and G+

  35. Somehow I believed it was my obligation to try to do the right thing by her because she had given birth to me.

    Conflicted Hearts

    Facebook, Twitter, Google+

  36. 1. “My head felt as if a gang of marauding imps had forced their way through my ears and now were attempting to pull out my brains piece by agonizing piece.”
    2. Fauxpocalypse

    4. Will share on FB, Twitter and WordPress.

  37. 1. Nora opened her eyes and blinked in surprise as looking straight at her was a long tan snake with diamonds on its back and tiny horns on its head, and it was talking to a huge purple-spotted toad!
    2. P.A.W.S.
    4. Will share on FB,, Twitter, and WordPress.

  38. 1. There’s no time to think, or consider risks. In an instant I’m straddling the guy with the knife; reaching quickly down I snap his neck before he has a chance to react.
    2. ‘John Farrell is Utrinque Paratus’
    4. Will share this post to LinkedIn author groups, FB reader groups, Twitter, and Goodreads.

  39. 1. “Observe the deeds of a tribe to know the worth of its people.”
    2. ‘Terra Nullius’
    4. Will share this post to LinkedIn author groups, FB reader groups, Twitter, and Goodreads.

  40. 1. “He was, at one and the same time, the man with whom I was most intimate and the man who remained most a stranger to me.”

    2. Jimmy Mender and His Miracle Dog


    4. Facebook personal timeline and author page, and on tumblr

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