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Hookers and Hangers – Day 1

Falling For Fiction

Thank you to the ladies at Falling For Fiction for hosting this bloghop. Day one is the hooker—the first line of the first 3 chapters of my current WIP.

Chloe (working title) is a contemporary young adult novel.

When Chloe starts college, she keeps her true self hidden. Nobody knows that she is gay, or that her brother killed himself a month before school started. But when she discovers the shocking truth behind her brother’s suicide, she begins to realize that hiding your secrets only leads to more pain.

Hookers from the first 3 chapters.

1. The biggest thing I had in common with my brother Brock was that we both liked girls.

2. My body rattled with nerves as I stood in the stairwell outside the door of the Union’s second floor.

3. I stared at the handwritten note Sasha handed me at the end of class Friday morning, Can you stay after a few minutes, please?

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31 Responses to “Hookers and Hangers – Day 1”

  1. Stina Lindenblatt Says:

    The first one is great. It sets up the voice perfectly. :)

  2. Kimberly Gabriel Says:

    What a great premise Suzi! I love your first lines. The last two create tension right off the bat. Well done!

  3. Clare Dugmore Writes Says:

    Excellent hooks, I especially liked the first one, very interesting.

  4. Kyra Lennon Says:

    Great hookers! I really liked the second one!

  5. ilima Says:

    LOVE that first one. Nice job.

  6. Danielle B. Says:

    I loved the first one! Really made me interested.

  7. Summer Says:

    Wonderful lines! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Cassie Mae Says:

    Definitely some Hookers!!! These are great, Suzi!

  9. Emily R. King Says:

    You started your book out with a bang! #1 rocks!

  10. Hope Roberson Says:

    Wow! That is one ‘rip your heart out’ premise! Loved the opening to this story!

  11. Elizabeth Seckman Says:

    The first one pretty well sets up the whole book like a mini blurb!

  12. Jenny Morris Says:

    The first one really sets this story up. Great job! Can’t wait to read your hangers.

  13. Amy Sonnichsen Says:

    These were all great! Well done. :)

  14. Leigh Covington Says:

    Great job! #1 certainly grabs your attention!

  15. Melodie Says:

    You definitely clear up questions before they’re asked with #1. ;)

  16. Tasha Seegmiller Says:

    I think the first hook is the strongest and I’m so intrigued. I love the premise of this story.

  17. Kelley Lynn Says:

    Suzi, this first sentence is amazing. Truly. You say so much in just one line.

  18. Theresa Says:

    Oh man I can’t wait to finally read this!

  19. tara tyler Says:

    tragic premise and powerful emotions stirred in that first line. great job!

  20. Jade Hart Says:

    I have to say, Suzi your MS really hooked me and didn’t let me go. And that first line sums up Chloe to a tee. LOVE it. And I’m going to email you shortly about your title :) x

  21. Deana Barnhart Says:

    HA! I love #1! Way to pull us in right away:)

  22. Nick Wilford Says:

    Wow, this sounds like an intense story. Starting college is nerveracking enough at the best of times! The first line is great.

  23. Chloe Banks Says:

    Love the first one. And the name of your MC is awesome ;) (Glad I don’t share her life, however!)

  24. Kim K Says:

    Suzi-
    I’m just lucky that I actually got to read this book :)
    I think the first line is just awesome – introduces the story and the voice in one short sentence!

  25. Cindy Says:

    Great hookers and love the idea behind your story line. Can’t wait to read your hangers. Enjoyed reading.

  26. Jeannette Says:

    The first line is excellent – I would keep reading.

  27. 1000th.monkey Says:

    Nice :) I’d definitely read this one :)

  28. Lynne Schmidt Says:

    Your pitch sounds awesome. I want to read the book. The lines are also very, very well written. The first one definitely draws the reader in.

  29. Rachel Schieffelbein Says:

    LOVE that first line! Awesome!

  30. Michael Says:

    Wow; that first one really sets up the story. Awesome.

  31. Trisha Says:

    Definitely love the first one – and I have a friend who can relate to this, ’cause her straight brother was the first one in her family she came out to :)

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