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Before we get to the first lines of 5 novels/books I’ve read, you get the Freebie. Today through Sunday October 12, 2014, my short story The Odyssey of a Monk is free for Kindle readers via Amazon. Illustrated by the talented April J. Moore, the story follows a monk’s odyssey and the learning offered by those he encounters.

Free download Oct. 10 - 12, 2014

Free download Oct. 10 – 12, 2014

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Without further ado (which means after you’ve downloaded the short story above,) here are the first lines of 5 novels/books I’ve read (or will read soon!)


“Lynnette staggered backward from the hall into the kitchen until she bumped against the table.”

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Dead Wrong by Patricia Stoltey.
(Available in November 2014- giveaway on Goodreads currently ongoing.)




“Carol Bronson sat ramrod straight on the sofa waiting for her husband.”


When the Past Haunts You by L.C. Hayden
(Currently reading.)





“I shine the flashlight at Ma as she loads a box marked “Pictures” into the back of Uncle Patrick’s old station wagon.”


Knower Girl by Maggie D’Amato Goins
(Just finished this one.)





“I headed into a blizzard, driving too fast, the snowflakes chasing each other across the highway and glittering in my headlights like schools of silvery fish in a dark sea.”

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The Little Hitchhiker by Bonnie Ramthun
(A short story)





“Let me guess. You want to know why I tried to kill myself.”


for one more day by Mitch Albom
(I know, it’s 2 sentences.)






“A flame dances. Winter exhales inside.” (From the poem Numb)

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Echoes: Reflections Through Poetry and Verse
by Dean K Miller