First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book
“Havoc. That’s the name of this club. Appropriate. It’s dark, loud and brimming with humans more than ready to satiate my hunger. It took me a while to get used to the noise. Night entertainment sure as shit has changed since the last time I was awake.”
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s a new, hot vampire romance.
Hint: It comes out today!
The First Lines Friday Book Is:
Title: Dark Prince
Author: Michelle Hercules
Series: Blueblood Vampires
Publication Date: April 3, 2020
Genre: Paranormal Romance
He’s the predator in the night.
Cold. Ruthless. Hungry.
She’s the prey that can’t stay away.
There are only two ways a human can cross the gates of Bloodstone Institute: as a familiar to one of the Blueblood vampires who attend the elite school or as a snack.
I’m neither, but I have to get in at all costs. My brother made a big mistake, and now I have to fix it by stealing from the most powerful and cruel vampire to ever come to Bloodstone, Lucca Della Morte. If that wasn’t almost suicidal, I need to get it done before the spell concealing my human nature wears off.
But I forget that I’m only pretending to be a vampire. I’m still human and susceptible to Lucca’s dangerous allure. His darkness calls to my soul. His savagery makes my blood sing. I’m falling for the dark prince, craving him in a visceral way that’s frightening and exciting at the same time.
If he discovers my secret, he’ll destroy me. And yet, I can’t help wanting to get closer. I never thought I had a death wish until I met him. (Goodreads)
It seems like the vampire craze might be coming back. Between this book and Crave, I’m totally ready to jump on the bandwagon!
What do you think? Are vampires making a comeback? Comment below! 🙂
10 thoughts on “First Lines Friday: April 3, 2020”
I thought I recognised these lines… I was clearly very wrong 😂 But I’m definitely intrigued!
lol – It’s a good one if you like spicy paranormal romance. 🙂
It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a good vampire book. Interesting first lines!
Between this and Crave, I see vampires in my future! lol
My name is Jennifer Starks. I would love to talk with you when you get a chance.
Sure! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to chat. 🙂
Those line are really intriguing but are equally scary!
I agree. They hooked me immediately! lol 🙂
Bummer. It won’t let me email you. here’s one of two of my author pages on Facebook. DM me through there, pretty, pretty please. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003572087544
No problem. I fixed the link, so my email should work now, but I also sent you a FB message. 🙂