Shannon Stacey

Hooking Samhain

Samhain Publishing is having a best first line contest, and you can find all the details here. There’s an invite to submit a manuscript for the winner(s?), so it’s a good way to get through the currently-closed-to-submissions door. Check it out!

I’m disqualified on account of being a currently contracted Samhain author. It says so in the rules.


So I’ll just play here. :neener:

Shan’s Best First Lines:

1. I didn’t intend to kill my editor when I woke up that morning…it just sort of happened.

(Notice the punctuation cheat. Angie says in the rules they’ll be on the lookout for punctuation-based cheating because :angie: but here’s a tip—claim it’s a voice thing. :groucho:)

2. I tried making the hat with heavy duty Reynolds instead of the store brand, but they still got through.

Hmm…but sex sells.

3. The travel bulletin didn’t say shit about the horny weremonkey.

Okay, but wait…menage a whatever sells even better, and so does BDSM.

4. The travel bulletin didn’t say shit about the pack of horny, vine-rope wielding weremonkeys.


6 comments to “Hooking Samhain”

  1. Charlene
      · June 5th, 2007 at 11:36 am · Link

    You know that I’m picturing the scary flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz, right? Soooo not sexy! :hide:

  2. Anna Louise Lucia
      · June 5th, 2007 at 1:45 pm · Link

    Yeah, I’m so running in the other direction….

    How about, “There were three-hundred and twenty five stone steps to the top of Durham Cathedral tower… and he hated every worn-down, leg burning, lung searing one of them.”

  3. Cathie
      · June 6th, 2007 at 12:40 am · Link

    Hi Stacey! and LOL :)
    By the way I saw your western coming out and emailed you through the Samhain site (the address listed there). But your email is bouncing. Says its over quota.

  4. Shannon
      · June 6th, 2007 at 8:19 am · Link

    Thanks for letting me know, Cathie! I’ve had issues with the email connected to my site since I got it—spammers keep hijacking it, I think—but I’ll get it sorted out. Meanwhile, I can get email addies from comments, so I’ll give you a shout.

  5. Mandy M. Roth
      · June 6th, 2007 at 11:07 am · Link

    :lmao: claim it’s a voice thing. :lmao:

  6. Cathie
      · June 13th, 2007 at 4:19 am · Link

    Happy release Shannon! I’m catching up on emails and saw the western is out! :cowboy:


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