First-Page Friday

Leslie Tentler just posted a link on Twitter to the first page of her about-to-be released novel, Midnight Fear. She’s calling her post First-Page Friday. I think she’s brilliant. I’m hereby declaring a new Twitter hashtag, #firstpageFriday, and adding my own post to it. Without further ado, here is the first page of SINS OF THE ANGELS: Book One of The Grigori Legacy (release date September 27th).


It was done.There could be no turning back.Caim stared down at the destruction he’d wrought and held back a shudder. They would come after him, of course, as they had the first time. They couldn’t allow him to succeed. Couldn’t risk him finding a way back and opening a door to the others. They would send someone to hunt him, try to imprison him in that place again.

His breath snared in his chest and for a moment the awfulness of the idea made him quail inside, made his mind go blank. An eternity of that awful, mind-hollowing emptiness, that nothingness. His belly clenched at the thought. It was a miracle he had escaped, and whatever happened, he couldn’t go back. Could never go back.

He focused his thoughts, made himself calm. He could do this. He could find the right one and return to where he belonged; it was just a matter of time. A matter of numbers.

Caim gazed at the corpse by his feet. It was also a matter of being more careful than this. He crouched and touched a withered fingertip to the crimson that welled from the gash in the mortal’s chest. He rubbed the viscous fluid between thumb and forefinger and studied his work, displeased at the lack of control he saw there. The haste.

He scowled at the frisson of remembered, wanton pleasure that even now edged down his spine, making his heart miss a beat. He so disliked that side of himself, the part that thrilled at the destruction. He had never wanted this, had tried so hard not to give in to what she had claimed to see. He wished he’d had another choice; that she’d given him another choice.



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8 responses to “First-Page Friday”

  1. S.L. Westendorf Avatar
    S.L. Westendorf

    Great idea Linda! Are posters encouraged to give feedback to those who submit the first page of their WIPs?

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      Good question! Why don’t we let writers decide? If you want feedback, feel free to ask for it…how does that sound?

  2. Ryan Hunter Avatar

    What a fabulous idea! I’ve posted mine on my blog and would love any feedback I can get.

    Check it out here:

    As for your first page – It definitely leaves me wanting so much more! I love the pacing and the questions it raises in my mind!

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      Thanks, Ryan! I love the idea, too…now I just have to remember to tweet about it on Fridays! 🙂

  3. S.L. Westendorf Avatar
    S.L. Westendorf

    Like a wonderful idea 😀

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      Why, thank you! 😉

  4. Savannah Chase Avatar

    I agree fab idea and great read…

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      Thank you, Savannah…on both counts! 🙂

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