Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hookers & Hangers Blogfest - Part 2: Cliffhangers



Today we continue with the Hookers and Hangers Bloghop, hosted by the ladies over at Falling For Fiction.  Here are the details:

We all know how important the first and last lines are in every chapter. This blogfest will hopefully get your HOOKERS and HANGERS polished making it impossible for readers to put down your book and leaving them begging for more!

On July 16th, post the first sentence from each chapter.
CHECK

On July 18th, post the last sentence from each chapter.

Post as many as you like!

We will be judging everyone’s first three HOOKERS and first three HANGERS. We’ll each pick two winners (MOST ENTICING HOOKER and MOST IMPOSSIBLE HANGER) making a total of ten winners! Winners will receive a 10 page (double spaced) critique and a Friday Spotlight on FFF!

Keeping it brief, here are seven cliffhangers from my novel, The Mistaken:

  • A shrill scream escaped from the very deepest part of me, a wail of utter desperation, of annihilating failure. I was no longer a man simply broken.  I was destroyed. 
  • My breath was expelled violently from my body in a loud whoosh, and I felt myself snap from within.  Then everything went quiet, and all I could see was black. 
  • With his chin tilted upward, he closed his eyes and whispered, “What have I done?”
  • Despondent, and destroyed all over again, I walked out of the hospital the same way I came in, into the custody of the FBI, who—without even allowing me to bury my brother—swept me away to a new life.
  • It seemed like an eternity had swallowed me up whole, but at some point, I was finally pulled from her side, and I thought that eternity was not nearly long enough.
  • Then I saw Jillian on the narrow table, her blood soaked through the sheet pulled over her battered body, and the tube still stuck in her throat, and, in my alcohol-fueled rage, I steeled my resolve, walked up to the front door, and rang the bell.
  • I touched the hand he placed against my cheek and held it as he backed away, his arm outstretched, until he finally stepped beyond my reach.
If you’re at all intrigued by my cliffhangers, please add The Mistaken to your TBR list on Goodreads.  And look for it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble beginning October 18th


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How cool is THAT?!


41 comments:

Danielle B. said...

Oh wow! These are amazing! Definitely adding this to me TBR!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Again, it's awesome!

Lisa Regan said...

WOW!!!! You've got the best hangers ever! This really makes me want to read it again and again! AWESOME!!!!

Gossip_Grl said...

WOW The hangers are just as intriguing. Enjoyed reading!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Wow! Intense!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Wow! Intense!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great chapter endings. I've already added this to my TBR list.

JeffO said...

Excellent.

cleemckenzie said...

Chilling Hangers, Nancy! Got to go post mine before I'm late again. Thanks and if I had a page to turn here, I'd be turning it!

Michael Abayomi said...

Excellent hangers. I think you might have a future bestseller on your hands here. :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm hooked. I'm ordering now.

prerna pickett said...

i think the third one is my favorite. Good job!

Tara Tyler said...

so intense! especially love the third one!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh, there are some great ones here!

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Gossip_Grl said...

Great endings. Definitely after reading the first one left me wanting to know more. I know I am starting to feel like a broken record in commenting because everyone I have read so far today has knock out endings. Enjoyed reading your post.

Amber said...

Oh wow these were so good! I will be adding this story to my list. Seems dark- I like dark stories :)

nutschell said...

great cliffhangers! i loved the first one, especially.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jennifer Hillier said...

Awesome! You sure have a knack for leaving me breathless. :)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

When does your book come out again? I HAVE to read it! These are excellent!

sue said...

I think I said of your hookers and will say same of your hangers, sounds like a good read

Rena said...

I especially like the fifth one. Absolutely fantastic!

L.M. Miller said...

Hello! These are great. They manage to set a great tone for the book.

J. A. Bennett said...

These are all really good, sounds like a thriller for sure!

1000th.monkey said...

#4 is definitely my favourite :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

I love the third one! Wow, such emotion!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great hangers, Nancy. My favorites are #2 and 3.

Ink in the Book said...

Sounds so good and I can't wait to read this. I love thrillers! These hangers will definitely thrill:)

Leigh Covington said...

There is no possibly way to pick a favorite. These are amazing. I've got to get my hands on your book come October! Adding it to Goodreads now :)

Deana said...

That is so very cool about Jennifer! And I am loving all your hangers!!!

Michael Pierce said...

Great hangers! I loved number six the most. Very gripping! :)

Nick Wilford said...

Very intrigued! It sounds like you keep the action moving at a strong pace throughout.

T.L. Bodine said...

Oh man, this sounds intense!

C.M.Brown said...

Great hangers Nancy, would love to read more!

SC Author said...

4th, 5th, and 6th ones are AMAZING.

jamieayres.com said...

You don't waste words, do ya?! Awesomesauce:-)

M Pax said...

Can't wait to read the rest of the book, Nancy.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Whoa, these are intense. Nice job!

tfwalsh said...

Ohh they are all great... love the third one. What has he done? I'd keep reading.

Trisha said...

Great hangers here - very emotive. Well done!

Jenny Morris said...

Gah, these are so good. Your book sounds awesome!!!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Well done!
Can't wait!
HMG