First Line Friday — Pixels And Paint

17 Nov

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring Pixels And Paint by Kristi Ann Hunter. A contemporary rom-com is a departure from Regency romance, but this novel looks to be so much fun.

Krisit will be joining the Words with Friends panel at the Turning A New Page Book Festival scheduled for January 27, 2024 in Perry, Georgia. She, along with Kimberly Duffy, and Lindsey Brackett will entertain and inform on the writing journey shared with friends. If you live anywhere near the middle Georgia area, you need to check it out!

Here’s the first line:

A bag of peanut butter M&Ms is not worth the agony I will endure over the next hour as the sights before me burn through the backs of my eyes and imprint themselves in my brain.

For Emma Trinket, life is a delicate balancing act between loving her family and pursuing interests they don’t understand. When the opportunity arises to finally impress them with her job as a computer programmer, she jumps at it even if it means immersing herself in a world she’s despised since childhood. 

Unfortunately the one man who could crush her prospects is also the best person to help her navigate the lessons she needs to be a success. 

Artistic expression is both Carter Anderson’s safe space and his livelihood, but his fading inspiration has him worried about his place in life. His encounters with Emma spark a passion to create that he hasn’t felt in years and he isn’t ready to let go of his new muse even if she’s threatening the sanctity of his art world with her digital technologies. 

As each tries to gain an advantage from the other, Emma and Carter discover they actually might be more compatible than they thought. Will that be enough to unify their opposing missions or will the real differences between pixels and paint tear them apart?

Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. In addition to several pre-published contests, Kristi is a Rita award winner and has also been a finalist in the INSPY, Christy, and GRW Maggie Award of Excellence. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at

3 Responses to “First Line Friday — Pixels And Paint”

  1. Anne Bennett November 17, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

    The cover is so cute. I think the use of the term Pixels is so appropriate.

    My review and quotes are from a very impactful book: Accountable

  2. Terri Quick November 17, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

    Nice cover

  3. Cindy Davis November 17, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

    Love the first line!! I have been hearing good things about this one, I hope you enjoy it. I think I have it on my TBR 🙂

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