First Line Friday — Deadly Isle

7 Sep


Welcome to another First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books. This week I am sharing the first line from Deadly Isle, a novella by Dani Pettrey. Isn’t it great! Part of The Cost of Betrayal, this novella joins 2 others by authors Dee Henderson and Lynette Eason for fast-paced romantic suspense. Dani’s novella is available as an ebook as well. Make sure you check it out!



Now leave a comment with the first line of the closest book to hand and then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines.

Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer bent on revenge before they become the next victims?

Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the author of the Chesapeake Valor series, and the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.

She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.

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12 Responses to “First Line Friday — Deadly Isle”

  1. lelandandbecky September 7, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from How to Make Victoria Sponge by Margaret Kazmierczak.

    “Monday, six-fifteen in the morning and the alarm wakes me up for a new day.”

    • rbclibrary September 7, 2018 at 8:42 am #

      I’ve heard great things about that book.

  2. Rachel September 7, 2018 at 11:01 am #

    I have shared the first line of J.D. Robb’s newest release Leverage in Death. But here I’ll share the first line of the last chapter of the book I am currently reading. This is from Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz forthcoming book I Do Not Trust You.

    “The sky darkened. The air, then the ground, vibrated with a sound so low it was almost inaudible, like the sound the individual Set pieces made, only amplified a hundred times over. It invaded M’s entire body, hammering at her skull, the delicate bones of her ears, and every joint that connected her frame.”

    I hope you enjoyed that. Happy Friday! 😀

    • rbclibrary September 7, 2018 at 11:18 am #

      Sounds like an incredible ending is in store! Thanks for sharing!

  3. susandyer1962 September 7, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    Happy Friday!😎

    My first lines come from a book I’m reading next, In Her Bones by Kate Moretti.

    Your life is more open than you think. You think you’re safe. You have neighborhood watches and room -darkening drapes, password-protected computers, alarm systems, and garage codes that are absolutely not your firstborn’s birthday.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊💕

    • rbclibrary September 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

      So true! And scary!

  4. Anneliese Dalaba September 7, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring “Engaging the Competition” by Melissa Jagears. Hope you will stop by to check it out. Wishing you a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary September 8, 2018 at 7:09 am #

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  5. Yvette - Bookworlder September 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    I’m featuring Michelle Griep’s new novella, A Tale of Two Hearts, on my blog today. Here is the second line:

    “Closing her eyes, she savored the warmth and the first line to a new adventure, as was her wont whenever Miss Whymsy stopped by and lent her a book.”

    Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary September 8, 2018 at 7:08 am #

      A new adventure. Yes! Have a great weekend.

  6. thebeccafiles September 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    I haven’t read this one yet but Dani Pettrey writes some incredible suspense!
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog this week is A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn but I’m currently reading The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Kathleen Maher so I’ll share the first line of that here: “The wrong ideas could get a head–and a body–into a heap of trouble.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂

    • rbclibrary September 8, 2018 at 7:08 am #

      Amen! Thanks for sharing!

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