First Line Friday – 7 December 2018 – Mark of the Raven (Morgan L. Busse)

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I don’t often delve into fantasy, but I make exceptions from time to time. Hence, I’m currently reading Morgan L. Busse’s Mark of the Raven, which released last month. First of all, THAT COVER! 😍 Second, the description just shouts, “Pick me up!”


~ About the Book ~

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Cold. So cold.

 Short, isn’t it? But maybe not so sweet…

I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂

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10 Responses to First Line Friday – 7 December 2018 – Mark of the Raven (Morgan L. Busse)

  1. carylkane says:

    My first line comes from The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser…

    Late August 1912
    New York City

    Annie Culver tidied her work table for the last time.

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

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  2. lelandandbecky says:

    I have just been introduced to author Stacey Weeks, and am excited to start reading her book “Mistletoe Melody”. Here is the first line:

    “Incoming!”

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  3. rbclibrary says:

    Happy Friday! My first lines come from a long anticipated read — Searching for You by Jody Hedlund. “Sophie Neumann nuzzled her nose against Danny’s chest. His arms tightened around her possessively. ‘You’re my girl now. A Bowery Girl.'”

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  4. Michelle says:

    I am showcasing the book `Shadows of Deception` (Ashley Dawn) on my blog,

    So here I’ll put the first line of a non-fiction book I am reading.

    Next Level Thinking (Joel Osteen)

    So often we let our environment, how we were raised, and other people’s expectations of us set the limits for our life.

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  5. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth………

    I am folding laundry at my dining room table when the police car pulls up. There’s no fanfare— no sirens or flashing lights— yet that little niggle starts in the pit of my stomach, Mother Nature’s warning that all is not well.

    Have an awesome weekend and stay warm! Happy reading!😊📚💕

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  6. Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I’m sharing from I know the Plans by Melissa Wardwell but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 8 where I’m currently at: “So how are things going?” Hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I’m sharing the first couple of lines from Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols. I’m just starting chapter 2 now, so I’ll post the first lines from there.

    “‘Since I can’t go to Grancie’s today, could I go tomorrow?’ I didn’t think Dad was looking, so I took another sugar cube and stirred it into my tea.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 😀❤📚

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  8. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Georgette Heyer’s Envious Casca on my blog today, but here’s the first line from the next Heyer book I’ll be reading, Why Shoot a Butler?:

    “The signpost was unhelpful.”

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  10. Paula Shreckhise says:

    I am about to start Searching for You by Jody Hedlund.

    New York City, September 1859

    Sophie Neumann nuzzled her nose against Danny’s chest.
    His arms tightened around her possessively. “ You’re my girl now. A Bowrey Girl.”

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