Friday, January 25, 2013

First Page Friday...

Welcome to a new feature of the blog. Each Friday I'll be posting the first page of a book by me or by a writer friend. To get the ball rolling, I'm posting the first page of my bargain basement "vintage", A Stranger's Kiss.

If you want to read on, just click the link at the bottom of the page...

Here's the blurb: -

Desperate to escape the unwanted attentions of a man following her home from work, Tara Lambert throws herself into the arms of a stranger. It’s an “out of the frying pan” moment which only gets worse when, the following morning, she encounters Adam Blackmore for the second time.

Here's the first page: - 

‘I don't believe it! Where on earth did he spring from?’ Tara Lambert moved quickly to the door but the tail lights of her partner’s car were already disappearing into the blackness of the evening, taking with them any possibility of help from that direction.

       She glanced back to where the man was waiting across the street. He too was staring after Beth’s car, obviously wondering if Tara had gone home with her partner. Well it was too late to regret refusing the proffered lift, but if she moved quickly it might not be too late to escape.

       Shrugging her raincoat collar up high around her ears she snapped open her umbrella, stepped out into the wet evening and took off swiftly down the street.

       She had gone only a couple of hundred yards when she heard her name being called from the other side of the street. Her escape bid had not, after all, gone unnoticed. With a sinking heart she glanced around her; the shops were already closed and there was nowhere to seek refuge in the shuttered street. Even the taxi rank was deserted, although no cabbie would have thanked her for wasting his time on the short ride to her flat.

       She hurried on, urging the traffic lights to stay green and keep the traffic moving, but even as the thought entered her head they flicked to amber.

It'll cost you just 99c (74p) to read on -  

Amazon US Amazon UK (also available in Amazon stores worldwide)
KOBO UK (It's also available in the US, but I can't access the link from the UK)


PrincessFiona01 said...

This was a lovely story. Just picked up a couple more PB's at a nearby towns Vinnie's op-shop for my Liz Fielding collection. The Valentine Bride and A Suitable Groom. Will own them all eventually.

Vonnie said...

A great concept just to give the opening sentence.

Rosalie Ash said...

This is a good idea. I've downloaded it to my TBR list on my Kindle!

Kelly@BloggingProfits said...

this is one of a kind romantic book cover

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks everyone - glad it hit the spot. This Friday the FPF will be "Hitched", one of the new KISS titles from Harlequin written by Jessica Hart.