Saturday Snippet: Opening… Back to Blog

Today’s snippet focuses on the opening of a book. So, for your reading fun, I’ve posted the first few paragraphs from MIDNIGHT’S MASTER. Hope you enjoy the excerpt!


Having a breakdown in the middle of a live broadcast was really not a very good thing for a reporter’s career.

Holly Storm’s fingers tightened their already white-knuckled grip around the microphone.  Her breath came, too hard and way too fast, as she fought to hold onto her control.

“Holly…”  The reed-thin voice of her producer.

Shit.  Her career was about to hit the toilet.  She dragged her gaze away from the body—away from the body that she knew didn’t belong to a human, and glanced back toward the round lens of the camera.  “Uh…I’m…H-Holly Storm, reporting to you live from the scene of—” A freaking slaughter. “A brutal…murder.”  Yeah, brutal was a good word choice considering the way the poor guy had been sliced to ribbons.

Get a grip, girl.  She couldn’t afford a meltdown right now.

After a hard swallow, she finally managed to suck in a full breath.  Holly cleared her throat, then spoke in that calm, cool voice she’d perfected back in her college communication classes so long ago. “Police aren’t talking…”  At least not to her.  But then, the two detectives on the scene—Colin Gyth and Todd Brooks—weren’t exactly on her “friends” list.

“But this reporter can’t help but wonder just what sort of monster is loose on our Atlanta streets.”

And if you’d like to read more openings, check out these participating authors:

Beth Williamson
Elisabeth Naughton
Eliza Gayle
Jaci Burton
Jody Wallace
Kelly Maher
Lacey Savage
Lauren Dane
Marissa Scott
McKenna Jeffries
Michelle Pillow
Moira Rogers
Sasha White
Shelley Munro
Sylvia Day
Taige Crenshaw
TJ Michaels
Victoria Janssen
Vivian Arend
Shelli Stevens

Have a great Saturday!

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4 responses to “Saturday Snippet: Opening…”

  1. Edie says:

    Great excerpt! I could feel her emotions, her breakdown, then gathering herself up again. Excellent!

  2. Diane Sadler says:

    I enjoyed the opening, that was a blast; I thoroughly enjoyed the book and Niol

  3. Brandy says:

    Have I mentioned I love this book? I like the opening scene, it grabs the readers attention and already you’re invested in the heroine with just a few paragraphs.