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Hooked on One-Liners – Part 2

“You know what you need, don’t you? You need to get laid.”

If Only by Lisa M. Owens

“I’m on fire, honey—it’s not going to be long the first time.” The blasted belt finally unbuckled. “Second one will be better, third will be a nice, slow one.”

White Wolf by Jianne Carlo

“You always have such big orgasms when I take away your control.”

Husbandry by Allie Ritch

Her boobs always captured a man’s attention; if she had a nickel for the number of times a guy spoke to her chest instead of her eyes, well, she’d be writing full-time instead of editing.

Sinner, Hades Squad Book #1 by Jianne Carlo

What in the world had possessed her to choose a tube top as her emergency clothing?

A Hot Mess by Christy Gissendaner

Okay, so he’d copped a bird’s eye view, but she couldn’t change that, so she’d just have to brazen it out.

Desire Unleashed by Layne Macadam

She spun, surprised out of her funk. And stopped dead. “Tim?” Moira stared at the tall, rangy man with long, white-blond hair and ice-blue eyes.

Destiny’s Shadow by Ann Gimpel

Before he left the room he also felt his heart crack into a thousand pieces at her feet, and he heard his own sigh as he prayed that she would pick them all up and put him back together again.

Retrieval, The GenTech Chronicles, Book 1 by Lea Griffith

“I was weak, arrogant, and threatened, and I answered the threat with a gun.”

—  Cracked, the Ushers Book Three by Vanessa North

“You just saved my life, and all you want to do is die?”

Moro’s Price by M.C. Hana

“I have to say to you, Libby, on just a three-minute exposure to the shop and its contents, for the sake of your health and happiness, the last thing you should do right now is strip the shop and continue to be in or even visit that building.”

Your Heart My Soul by Daisy Banks

Elizabeth Hall leaned over the rail of the steamship Orion, straining to catch her first glimpse of the port, La Gauira. It had been a long tiresome journey from England.

— A Tropical Affair by Pauline Saull

“He and a bunch of other guys were driving a pink convertible down Kalakaua Avenue, shouting derogatory comments and spraying water guns at a Boy Scout march.”

Natural Predators: A Mahu Investigation by Neil S. Plakcy

“I will not watch you march off to war without knowing what it is like to be with you.”

The Princes Knighted by Robin Danner

She wanted to ask him why he was in a military prison, but then she would feel obligated to speak about her own imprisonment, and she wasn’t eager to do so.

Alien Blood by Melisse Aires

“Shit. That was zombie hair, wasn’t it?” A shudder ran down his spine.

Tower in the Woods by Tara Quan

“This is not South Carolina where gay men pretend they’re ‘just not the marrying kind.’”

Hearts and Flour by Tara Lain

I’m a sucker for a guy with a guitar and a hot ass.

Believe by Megan Slayer

One-liners (Part 1)

We’ve all read them: those lines in a book that pop out at you and stick in your memory long after the last page. Some make you laugh; others make you think. Oh yes, and a few make you blush, too.

For this post, I’ve collected some of the best one-liners from a fabulous group of guest authors. I’ve also thrown in a line of my own from Switching Positions that others have told me they especially enjoyed. I hope you have as much fun reading these as I have.

 (Warning: this post contains content of a sexually graphic nature. Not appropriate for minors, so run along kiddies. The rest of you, read on!)


“Before she could protest, he slid down her body and pressed his mouth to her lips, and he didn’t aim for the astonished ones on her face.” – Switching Positions by Allie Ritch

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Switching-Positions-Allie-Ritch-ebook/dp/B01C55XURC/

“I’ll let you in on a secret — my favorite champagne glass is the one between your thighs, the finest crystal in the world.” – Manacled in Monaco by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Manhandled-Wind-Dancer-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01836GW5O/

“The way she saw it, she had three choices: disappear and never see him again, convince him she has a biting fetish, or tell him the truth.” – In the Cards, The Vampire Oracle: Life by Kaye Spencer writing as A.L. Debran

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

Buy link: http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/life.htm

“The air grew stifling, the world shrank inward, her eyes widening, nostrils flaring—it was as if he possessed a net of seduction, as if lust was a tangible thing, drifting through the air and laying heated atoms of itself upon her body, her skin, her lips, her groin.” – Three Days of Dominance by Cari Silverwood

Website: http://www.carisilverwood.net

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Three-Days-Dominance-Cari-Silverwood/dp/1515081370/

“And have you heard the word ‘f**k’ before?” – White Wolf by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com/

“I’m gonna make you scream so loud and for so long you’re going to be hoarse for days, and I’m gonna keep at it until you pass out.” – Talk to Me by Cassandra Carr

Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Talk-Me-Cassandra-Carr-ebook/dp/B016NVQJ1I/

“It was the first performance of the Pageant of the Masters in which the statue of David featured a perfect hand print on his ass.” – Volley Balls by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

“I counted three vibrators on that kitchen counter, one Deep Throat DVD, the whole Debbie Does Dallas collection, and Candy Stripers. Tell me, Ms. Parker, exactly what were your plans for this cabin?” – A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com/

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Sinner-Hades-Squad-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00SAVCYZK/

“That he liked her strength was somehow…intoxicating, because already, she liked the idea of surrendering.” – Iron Dominance by Cari Silverwood

Website: http://www.carisilverwood.net

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Iron-Dominance-Steamwork-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B0141TS3DG/

“As he gasped and writhed under the Green Man’s touch, Scarlet’s beautiful features flowed from one exquisite expression of pained pleasure to another.” – Bound for the Forest by Kay Berrisford

Website: http://kayberrisford.com/2011/04/10/about-bound-to-the-forest/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/g-k/kay-berrisford/the-greenwood-bound-for-the-forest.html

“The most beautiful man in the world sucked your f***ing cock?…Baby, that doesn’t make you gay, it just means you’re smart.” – The Scientist and the Supermodel by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

“If you start making double entendres about sausages, I’m leaving.” – Liar’s Waltz by Becky Black

Website: http://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/becky-black/liar-s-waltz.html

“You’re sex on wheels, Shoe. I pop a boner at the sight of your left eyebrow.” – Broken by Jessica Freely

Website: http://jessicafreely.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/g-k/jessica-freely/broken.html

“He quickly found it was impossible to feel righteously indignant while he had an erection.” – Stowaway by Becky Black

Website: http://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/becky-black/stowaway.html

“You named your…” Her gaze swept between their bodies to the bulge at his crotch. “St. Pete? Pourquoi St. Pete?” – Carnal in Cannes by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com/

One-liners definitely make for great hooks. They’re like amuse-bouches for the imagination. I don’t know about you, but I found these lines definitely whetted my appetite for more. Be sure to catch Part 2 of this post next week for more great lines from some of your favorite authors.