Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, Diane from Bibliophile by the Sea, posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book that she has chose to read based on the opening paragraph (s). I thought I would play along this week!

 This week's opening paragraph (s) is from a book that was released on August 1, by Sourcebooks. 

Salem, Massachusetts, December, 1995

So this was Salem. Kate Sutherland looked up at the leaden sky. It was late afternoon, and the air was sharp and heavy with the promise of snow. She breathed in deeply, smelling salt and fish and the gray, cold scent of the sea. Shivering, she pulled her glove off with her teeth and dug into her coat pocket for the address she had stuffed into it earlier. Smoothing out the crumpled paper, she glanced at the bold writing and looked up, checking the numbers on the small building before her.

What do you think about that intro? Would you keep reading?


  1. I'd keep reading to find out who, why, and where. Sounds like the beginning of a good story/romance.

  2. ooh I love how descriptive the paragraph is.

  3. I want to know why she is there. I loved visiting Salem.

  4. I'd keep on reading. I'm already curious.

  5. Ohhhhhhh I would! :):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Salem, sounds like a nice place :)
    I hope you enjoy the rest too :)

  7. While the cover doesn't appeal to me, the intro is terrific. I'll be looking for your review Staci - enjoy

  8. Very atmospheric... I'd keep reading to see what is behind the door!

  9. Hi Staci,

    Historic fiction is a genre I dip into from time to time, and yes those lines would certainly make me want to know more.

    I was a little confused when I read the dateline for your opening paragraph, as I couldn't relate it to the cover art, but a sneak preview of the full synopsis and reader reviews, put it all into perspective.

    Now I really need to know more, very intriguing!!

    Thanks for sharing


  10. I love how descriptive the paragraph is.

  11. That's a great intro and yes it would keep me reading. Of course anytime I see anything taking place in Salem I'm already interested.

  12. Yes, I would keep reading this one!

  13. hmmm not sure. The cover is intriguing but I'm not sold yet.


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