First Line Friday #15

FLF

Welcome back for another week of First Line Fridays!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

Dead Drift
By: Dani Pettrey
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Chesapeake Harbor, Maryland
Eight Years Ago

“Excitement bubbled through Jenna McCray, gooseflesh rippling along her skin in the cool night air as she hurried to meet Parker.”

Dead Drift is the conclusion to the Chesapeake Valor series and is releasing this Tuesday, July 3rd 🙂 This was an awesome series and I highly recommend it!

About the Book:
Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he’s back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist’s next mark?

About the Author:dani-pettrey
Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than 400,000 copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award finalist, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award.

From her early years eagerly reading Nancy Drew mysteries, to paging through Agatha Christie novels or watching on-the-edge-of-her-seat adventure movies, Dani has always enjoyed mystery and suspense. She considers herself blessed to be able to write the kind of stories she loves—full of plot twists and peril, love, and longing for hope and redemption. Her greatest joy as an author is sharing the stories God lays on her heart. She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit danipettrey.com.

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

32 thoughts on “First Line Friday #15

  1. This looks interesting! 😉

    I featured the first line of Suzanne Rindell’s new book, Eagle and Crane on my blog but let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.

    “Dear You,
    It’s exactly nineteen years since that luminous morning when we smiled and said good-bye. That we would see each other again was never in doubt, was it? It was a question of when, not if. In fact, it wasn’t even a question. The future might have seemed as insubstantial as the curled edge of a dream, but it unequivocally contained us both. Together.”

    Hope you liked it. Enjoy the weekend! 😀

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  2. “During the 1984 US presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan repeated over and over his singular interpretation of the historical moment: “America is back,” he extolled, “and walking tall.” The campaign strategy of the incumbent administration was simple: to feed the people and the equally credulous press a steady diet of blithe reassurances about America’s divine anointing and world dominance, and contemptuously brush aside all social and political evidence to the contrary….” Ched Myers opening to ‘Binding the Strong Man’ sounds awfully familiar doesn’t it?

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  3. LOVE Dani Pettrey books!

    The email from Jay’s wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. – Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

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  4. I still haven’t read the previous one in this series yet! Must catch up…

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond’ by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I’m going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    ‘Land sakes it was hot.’

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  5. My first line is from No Place to Hide by Lisa Harris:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Ellie Webb made her way down the steep incline of the favela, where hundreds of homes sat packed together in a sprawling maze of steep streets and unpaved narrow alleys.

    This one is a page turner!

    I love Dani Pettery. This one is in the mail , can’t wait to get it!

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  6. I haven’t read anything yet by Dani Pettrey, but her books look interesting! 🙂 Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I’m featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I’ll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser’s Searching for Eternity: “I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day’s work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program.”

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  7. Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham’s debut book “The Hope of Azure Springs.” I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    “Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Happy Friday!😊

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter….

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend, happy reading, and stay cool!😊💖

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  9. I haven’t read any of Dani’s books yet, but I’m waiting for my copy to arrive soon. Can’t wait!

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. I can’t wait to read Dani’s book! Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”

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  11. LOVED THIS BOOK! I haven’t yet met a Pettrey book I didn’t like 😉

    Today, I’m sharing the first line from Courtney Walsh’s “Just Let Go” – “He shouldn’t be here.”

    Happy Friday!

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  12. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve only read the first book in this series … and I call myself a romantic suspense fan!

    I’m sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I’m reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more … Anyway, here’s the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

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  13. Today’s first lines come from “Getting Schooled” by Emma Chase

    “Every town has its stories.  The urban legends, history and heroes. that set it apart from the surrounding areas.  Lakeside, New Jersey, population 8,437, has some real winners.”

    This was a truly fabulous second chance romance with some really laugh out loud moments of the inner workings of a high school teachers and students.

    I’m featuring lines from Alexis Anne’s new release “Come For Me, Darling” on my blog today. Hope you can stop by.

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