Let’s try something new this week…
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? So each week I will pull a book from my book library or kindle mega library. There are some fantastic and diverse blogs & readers who are already participating and you can find them everywhere (FB, IG, Twitter) with a hashtag #firstlinesfridays.
How does it work?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
HEEEEERE we go!
(cats not included but should provide a clue to who the author is!)
Read on to find out which book this extract is from…
This book is from one of my favorite writers Kele Moon! I have enjoyed her other work but somehow for some odd reason I never got around to reading it even though it has been on my bookshelf in paperback for over 2 years and on my kindle as long as it has been published.
The Queen’s Consorts. Just laying eyes on one is a death sentence. So when Sari, who spent most of her life on the streets, ends up entangled in a steamy relationship with the two most forbidden men on the planet, she knows it can’t end well.
After a brutal attack, Sari’s taken to the Sacred City, exposing her to the secret lives of the Rayians who rule in the long lost queen’s absence. It’s in this darkly sexual world where she first meets the legendary consorts.
Too handsome and talented for their own good, Calder and Taryen have learned to trust only each other in order to survive. Bred to be feared warriors and exclusive companions to a queen, instead they’re slaves to other Rayians desires for them.
Their brutal lives make the two consorts hesitant to care for Sari when she’s unexpectedly dumped in their laps, but they soon discover she’s different from the cruel women they’re used to serving. Drawn to Sari on a soul deep level, Calder and Taryen can’t seem to stop themselves from going back for one more taste of the beautiful outsider…even when it puts the fate of the entire world in jeopardy.