Courtney S. Barr

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

First Line Blogfest...

The lovely Brenda Drake is hosting this first line blogfest and I am ecstatic! There are so many entries (OVER a 100!!!) that it has taken me forever last night and still today to visit these great opening lines...

Name: Courtney Barr
Title: BOUND
Genre: YA Paranormal/Romance
First Line:

Outsiders never understand.

First Paragraph:

At first glance they see the simple houses, the bustling streets, the neighborly waves and the perfect blue sky. They never look down the alleys or beyond the clapboard homes. They see the young man raking leaves but they don’t see his face. Even if he stops to smile and share a friendly glance they don’t see the truth. The young woman in the diner brings their coffee as they rest from the drive, yet they don’t see her furtive glances and nervous fingers.

Now go, visit all the other wonderful entries at Brenda Drake They are so fun and such a mixture of genres...

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

(for those who have followed my blog prior to today - please note this first page has once before been placed in a blogfest, only now you are viewing the tweaked version - hope you still enjoy!)


  1. I like it. Simple but packs a punch.

  2. I like your work, good lady. I may have read a version of this before, but I still find it compelling. Nicely done!

  3. Love it. Simple straight to the point and packs a punch. Will keep me reading on.

  4. I agree with everyone else - those three words are highly compelling. Great job!

  5. Sometimes you read something and think, crap, why didn't I think of that.

    Just happened to me.

    Love it, don't change a thing or you will be asked to forfeit your crown and glass slippers. Wrong princess?


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