First Line Friday — The Halloween Edition

27 Oct

Okay, so it’s not Halloween . . . yet. But for this Friday before Halloween I wanted to share a spooky book that will get you in the mood. Invitation is a novella collection from best-selling authors Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky. All four can set a scene. All four can satisfy your craving for a supernatural suspense. So here is the first line of the second novella in the collection, The Haunted by Frank Peretti.


Four Bestselling Authors Team Up for Thrilling Supernatural Suspense

Gathering four stories from four bestselling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series.

In The Call by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders . . . but there are some very disturbing strings attached. Frank Peretti’s The Haunted confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.

In Angela Hunt’s The Sentinels, animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi’s dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory. The Girl by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent — apparently not of this world — and something wants to kill her.

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18 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Halloween Edition”

  1. susandyer1962 October 27, 2017 at 7:54 am #

    Happy Friday!

    My first line is from Divinely Yours by Karin Gillespie

    The red light on Skye Sebring’s computer blinked rapidly, announcing the arrival of her first client of the day. Within seconds a girl with darting eyes entered the cubicle. She wore a spiked leather wrist cuff and a t-shirt with the logo “Hustle or Die.”

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary October 27, 2017 at 8:38 am #

      Ok then! 😉

  2. Suzie Waltner October 27, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    Happy Friday!

    I shared a line from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson on my blog today but the first line of what I’m reading is…

    Is Daddy down there? (from Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock).

    Enjoy your weekend.

    • rbclibrary October 27, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      It’s time for Christmas books!

  3. Beth Erin October 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Castle Gate, Utah, 1910
    Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could.
    – My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice by Angie Dicken

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:23 am #

      Great first line! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jessica Baker October 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Definitely a good pick for the Halloween time of year! Happy Friday 😀

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:23 am #


  5. Anneliese Dalaba October 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m featuring The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen on my blog. But I will share the first line of Jody Hedlund’s Love Unexpected here. “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:23 am #

      Jody writes great first lines!

  6. Heather October 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    Spooky! Happy Halloween and Happy Friday Beckie!

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:22 am #

      To you to!

  7. Nicole Santana October 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    Happy Friday!!!

    Today, I am featuring My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken, but I am currently in the middle of reading Hamlet with my AP Lit seniors. We are in Act 3, so I will share the first line from Act 3, Scene 1:

    Claudius: And can you by no drift of conference get from him why he puts on this confusion, grating so harshly all his days of quiet with turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:22 am #

      Oh the days of Shakespeare class! I loved the two semesters I took in college.

  8. Carrie October 28, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    I’ve been really intrigued by these books – need to check into them!

    My current first line is from A MOTHER IN THE MAKING by Gabrielle Meyer: “John Orton stared at Anna’s portrait, his grief nothing compared to his pulsing guilt.”

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:21 am #

      I finished Invitation last night. It was interesting, but there is a lot left to understand. 2 more books in the series!

  9. lelandandbecky October 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    My first line is from The Color of Redemption by Lynn Cornell:

    “An eerie foreboding had jolted me from my sleep this morning, vexing my spirit – the kind of vexing that made me want to cower under my covers and stay in bed.”

    • rbclibrary October 30, 2017 at 7:25 am #

      Uh oh!

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