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August 1, 2017
Our monthly look at some of the best opening lines from titles by BookLife authors.

For your consideration this month: smiling liars, birds falling from the sky, nasty tentacles, and the perfect breakfast burritto. To submit a first line, email

Gas Money by Troy Lewis

By the time Mumma turned 16, she had five kids and was still a virgin.

The Rose Master by Valentina Cano

The day I turned seventeen, birds fell from the sky.

Time Burrito by Aaron Frale

Chef Andre Pierre Jaramillo, or Pete for short, wanted to make the perfect breakfast burrito because his life was a mess.

Knot in Time by Alan Tucker

I had no idea what was chasing me, but I did not like the look of its tentacles.

Blindsided by Gwen Hernandez

Valerie Sanchez summoned her most dazzling smile and prepared to lie through her teeth.

Element 42 by Seeley James

The voice in my head returned when I stopped taking my meds.