Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Spooky Tuesday

Since everyone loved last week's Twist Tuesday, first sentence style, I figured I would continue the trend, only this week it would be one big Spook-fest!!!

Three novels. Three sentences. Which would you read?

1. Violet Ambrose wandered away from the safety of her father as she listened to the harmony of sounds weaving delicately around her.
2. I could have died three months ago.
3. Detective Carl Hamilton shielded his eyes against the blaring blue lights and flashed his
badge at the police officer.

1. Title Revealed
2. Title Revealed
3. Title Revealed

This weeks was short and sweet! It seems after too much thought regarding posts they've come up short! Easier to read I suppose!

58 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh I picked nr.2 and now I so want to read that book:)...I love that game!!! Have a great Tuesday,sweetie

The Golden Eagle said...

(Um, my browser is telling me that the 3rd link is broken--is it just me?)

I like the first one in particular. "Harmony of sounds"--lovely. :)

Jessica Bell said...

Oh my goshm number two!!!! The first sentence is way too long. Too much to wrap my head around for a first sentence. The short and sweet ones draw me in big time.

Rachel Roushey said...

What a neat idea. I also picked #2, I think it's because I wanted to find out why did she almost die 3 months ago, what is going to happen now? I sadly also could not see the 3rd link. What fun though!

Holly Jahangiri said...

I picked #3. It's a broken link. What a tease(r)!

Christina Lee said...

I did read number on (and enoyed it) and #2 is on my list! woo hoo

Renae said...

I picked #2 and now it is added to my very long list of TBR books! I've read #1 and it is fantastic! I love these posts Jen!

Holly Jahangiri said...

Yay! #3 is fixed. Added to my "to read" list. Which is almost as long as my rolling "to-do" list. *sigh*

Thanks for fixing it and letting me know!

Emily White said...

I like #1! It is so pretty!

Em-Musing said...

Being spooky (not me, the topic),I chose # 2.

Shannon said...

First one grabbed my attention. =)

I like this game.

Bish Denham said...

I picked #1. I liked its lyrical quality. But I must say #2 did grab my attention.

Hannah Kincade said...

I picked number one because I'm reading that right now! LOL! I knew what it was. Great book.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I picked number one, and I'm happy because I've got the book in my TBR pile. Woot. :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

Number 2- Deadly Little Secret sounds like a good read!

Em-Musing said...

Being spooky (not me, the topic), I choose #2, boo!

Ellen Brickley said...

Second second second second second second :)

Second.

Ellie said...

Definitely number two! Great idea - thank you.

Elena Solodow said...

The Body Finder was a wonderful book, but my favorite was #2. Will have to pick that up now. Thanks, Jen!

Stephanie Faris said...

Number 2. Hands-down, without a doubt. I even clicked to find out what the book is because I want to read more!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss jen! for me its number 2 cause it sounds real mysterious.
...hugs from lenny

Lisa said...

#2 - because almost dying is a promising start to any book.

Chris Phillips said...

Easily #2

Sitting Behind Homeplate said...

I went with #3 first then #2. I'll probably read them in that order too.

Connie

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I picked #2 too, and now its on my list of TBR books. Great Tuesday post! :)

Meredith said...

Haha, I picked #1 without realizing I'd already read (and loved!) that book. I have to pay more attention to first sentences now :)

Carolyn V. said...

Hum...I liked 1 & 2, but more 2. =)

Teenage Bride said...

Jen! You are a genious I am hooked!!!!

I MUST read Deadly Little Secret!!!

I am going to see if it is available on my kindle!!!!

Kelly said...

I'd pick number two. These are fun!

Amy Saia said...

I picked number 2. It was right to the point and intrigued me.

Matthew Rush said...

Probably number 2 for me!

PS I finally got my location blogfest post up. About 5 days late, but hey ...

LTM said...

Ew, I like them all. I might pick the first one as best, but it makes the editor in me twitch--just a few tweaks and it would be perfect...! LOL! :D I also like #2, but it feels predictable. (Did I just say that?) Fun stuff, Jen! Yay! :o)

Deepali said...

This is such a great creative way to do the teaser!
Love it, wish I were that imaginative :)
Thanks for visiting, following - I am now your newest follower! You have such a nice blog, and all the best with the daily writing.

- Dee from e-Volving Books

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hm... I think I choose #1 this week. :-)

Colene Murphy said...

#2 got me first.
Then I cheated and found the only one that is actually on my TBR list right now (to be remedied as soon as I'm done typing so I can add #2 to it) so my opinion got tainted! But...one.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Definitely #2. What a great opening sentence.

Laura Marcella said...

These are great picks for Halloween, Jen. "Perilous" sounds really scary to me, eeek!

I found the J.K. Rowling interview on YouTube, whoop whoop! So amazing! Rowling is classy and brilliant. I love how she chooses her words carefully and thinks before she speaks. (I think that's a trademark of Europeans. We Americans tend to put our foot in our mouths, lol!) I love what she had to say about the significance of failure and the power of imagination! Though I'd love to read something new by her, I'm also hoping she writes something more from the Harry Potter world some day!

Jai Joshi said...

I picked the first, because I was intrigued by the character of Violet.

Jai

Joanne said...

I like the idea of #2. The sentence leaves the reader with lots of possible questions to pursue in the book.

Melissa said...

Ooh, I like number one. Why would Violet be drawn away from safety? Spoooooky!

Krispy said...

I'd read #2. I've read #1, so I recognized the line and character. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

#3 caught my attention, but it's a young adult book. I think.

Holly Ruggiero said...

#1 for me. Now, I’ll go check what story it’s for.

Jennie Bailey said...

This was such a great idea! I went with #1...now I have to go pick up The Body Finder to see how the rest of it goes.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Ooh I had to peek at all of them! The first one really intrigued me though, and sure enough it's on my TBR list. I wish I could get through all that faster, so many good books to read.

Elana Johnson said...

I think I've read #1 and #3. I'm going to peek in a second and see. I love all of them.

LMW said...

What a great way to tease a book! It makes you judge by content not the cover! I love it! Thanks for coming by my site today! I'm following you too! :)
The Delusional Diaries
(I picked 2 btw)

Talli Roland said...

I know what Number 3 is! I know what Number 3 is! So I'm gonna say: Number 3!

Jackee said...

Definitely #2! Thanks for the great game. :o)

Sandy Shin said...

#2 for me, definitely. Short, but very powerful. :)

Lynda Young said...

I didn't pick any of them...lol I fail at this game...

Serena said...

yep it was numero 2 for me too!

Miranda said...

It was great meeting you too! Yes, Alexandra was so sweet! You'll have to check back into my blog, I'll be doing more contests in the future!
-Miranda

The Words Crafter said...

Ha! I thought I recognized the first one....and I was wrong. It looks very interesting, though.

This was fun!

N. R. Williams said...

Number one grabbed me right off the bat.
Nancy
N. R Williams, fantasy author

Stephen Tremp said...

Not the first as I do not use children in danger to drive conflict. I do like the other two. Number two is the best as it offers endles possibilities.

Stephen Tremp

Kelly Dexter said...

These all sound so interesting! I'm liking the Tuesday Twist posts.

Rose Cooper said...

I chose the second! What a fun post!!