Author4Author July Blog Hop: Opening Lines

Welcome to the first #Author4Author Blog Hop! We’re a group of multi-genre, multi-level authors who support, advise, and encourage each other. Every month Author-4-Author members come together for different projects, including a themed blog hop. July’s theme is Opening Lines.

My opening lines come from Heart So Sweet, which follows the story of Susannah and Tate. With four older brothers, rancher Susannah is used to dealing with men and getting them out of trouble. But when her childhood crush returns as sheriff of Harrington County, Susannah must decide whether to save her brothers yet again, even if means losing the man she loves.

Susannah Clark sat fuming in the back of the sheriff’s SUV. In all her twenty-two years she’d never been inside a police car, never had any of her own legal issues, and now she was being escorted home by the new sheriff after witnessing the attempted murder of Dalton James and his new bride, Trish. Susannah had tried to stop Trish’s ex from firing on the couple as they rode back to their ranch house and, luckily, Dalton had only been grazed by the bullet, but she knew she wouldn’t get out of this situation unscathed. Sooner or later the questions would start, and something about this lawman told her he wouldn’t just let it go.

“You okay back there?” His deep voice startled her, making her heart jump.

“I’ll be better when you let me out of this car.”

He turned away, muffling a noise that Susannah recognized. He was laughing at her!

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About the Author

Corrissa James didn’t realize she was meant to live in the country until she returned to her roots in Nebraska, where she discovered the beauty of the fields around her (even if she was allergic to them) and the intensity of Mother Nature (who sure packs a wallop!). Today she writes contemporary western romance novellas, offering afternoon reads focused on strong women and the men they choose (never without some struggles along the way).

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2 thoughts on “Author4Author July Blog Hop: Opening Lines

  1. I have read this and it’s such an entertaining read. And that sheriff…I’m trying to think of a good reason to get arrested if he gets to frisk me. 😉 Such a fun read that has stayed with me to make me smile. My recommendation is to check it out!

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