While playing cards with my good friends Bobbi and Rus, Rus noticed that I always led with hearts. He mentioned this and someone replied, "She always leads with her heart." Rus jokingly bet me that I couldn't use that line as the opening sentence of a novel and have it make sense. Not only did I use it, I made it important to the story.
Now I'm taking that idea to a whole new level!
In the spirit of fun and because I love a good challenge, I invite you to submit a single sentence as an opening line to a thriller I plan to write in 2010. I won't tell you anything about the story.
By leaving a sentence in the comments section on my website, you are giving me permission to use it in this novel if you are selected as the winner. I will credit you, so please leave your name and email address too. I won't be judging this contest for a while, so feel free to enter as often as you like.
The winner will receive a credit or acknowledgement in my novel and a free signed copy of the book once it's published (a few years from now).
Please don't leave your sentences here on my blog. Only entries left on my website in the comments section of this contest will qualify. Enter here!
~Cheryl Kaye Tardif