Sunday, October 6, 2013

First Lines: Ros Baxter

Today's visiting author always brings a party with her.

Ros Baxter
Fish Out Of Water

Ros Baxter's hit Fish Out of Water is the latest release from an author who is always writing. She posts short stories on her website, which is a great way to get your fix as she works on her next book. 

Her favorite quote comes from Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Grownups.
"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person."

As she explains, this is the kind of line that every author aspires to:
I love this line because it has huge emotional punch. Not because it's my favourite book, but because it's my favourite sentiment. Simple words, complex emotion. If I write even one first line that good, I'll be happy.

Stop by to visit Ros and read her shorts:
Author webpage

Haven't heard about Fish Out of Water?
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum meets Splash in a sexy, smart-talking debut about a mermaid in a desert, a city under water, and the secret that no one is supposed to uncover.

Dirtwater's straight-talking Deputy Sheriff Rania Aqualina has a lot on her plate: a nicotine addiction that's a serious liability for a mermaid, a soldier-of-fortune ex who's hooked on her Mum's brownies, a gorgeous, naked stranger in her shower, and a mysterious dead blonde with a fish tattoo on Main Street.

Heading home to Aegira for a family wedding, Rania has a sinking feeling that's got nothing to do with hydroporting seven miles under the sea and everything to do with the crazy situation. Now, if she can just steal a corpse, get a crazy Aegiran priest off her case, work out who the hell's trying to kill her, and stop sleeping with the fishes, she might be able to unravel the mysteries. And maybe even save her own ass while she's at it.

Fish Out of Water is Stephanie Plum meets Splash, and the first book in a trilogy about Aegira, an underwater kingdom based on the historical Norse legend of Aegir.

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