Monday, July 16, 2012

Off the Hook!

(insert groan here)

But did I get your attention?
Well, that's what today is all about! Time for the Hookers and Hangers blogfest sponsored by Falling 4 Fiction!
Today is Hooker day so I will start with my top Hooks:
  • Huddled in the farthest booth, Cooper's mysterious caller was easy to spot.
  • Geri steadied her aim and emptied a charge.
  • With sagging shoulders, Cooper dragged himself over to a shaded bench in a poor attempt to mask his holy #*$% reaction.
  • "So Dawson is going to play Cooper's Fairy Godmother and get him into the ball."
  • Jared pulled Miki closer.
  • Geri strutted into headquarters wearing a silky, amethyst, haltered evening gown that flowed to the floor with a high side slit and sparkly purple pumps.
  • A whisper in Geri's earpiece sent a shiver down her back.
  • "So how long have you been a spy?"
Next I have to thank everyone who offered advice and support for my query letter over the weekend! I feel confident I will improve it and find a great agent. And if I don't, I might dive into the self-pub pool. That discussion will be held at a later date...I'll keep you informed!

Coming up in August:
Camp Nano!
The Fairy Tale Madness Fest, August 13-17
Deana's Gearing Up To Get An Agent month long event!
Kyra Lennon's blog tour August 6-19 to promote her fun new YA book, GAME ON!

Lastly, I just got back from a lovey vacation in Hilton Head! It was my first time and it was gorgeous! I will be sharing pictures here and there...

Hope you had a nice weekend and did some writing! I didn't write so much as read - finished 2 books! It takes me a while. Reviews coming soon!

42 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

The last two work perfectly together. I'm intrigued. :)

Thanks for the heads up about August, Tara.

sydneyaaliyah said...

I really enjoyed your hooks. Especially 'A whisper in Geri's earpiece sent a shiver down her back.' That makes me want to read what happens next. Nice job. See you at Camp Nano.

sydneyaaliyah said...

I really enjoyed your hooks. Especially 'A whisper in Geri's earpiece sent a shiver down her back.' That makes me want to read what happens next. Nice job. See you at Camp Nano.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the last one!

Suzi said...

Good hookers. I'm curious about the story now and what it's about.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Love the fairy godmother line! Made me curious. :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Great hookers, Tara! Love the third one, it makes me want to know what happened!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nice hooks! Loved the one about Geri taking aim.

Summer Ross said...

Those lines really hooked me- they have so much bang inside. Nicely done!

Cassie Mae said...

Oh I knew exactly what type of book this was from that first hooker. Awesome, Tara!!

Emily R. King said...

The last line sums it all up. Great job!

Hope Roberson said...

Wonderful! The voice in this story is so catchy! Can't wait for me to get my butt in gear so I can read more chapters :) Great hookers!!

Samantha said...

Love the hooks! The first and last one especially!

I'm loving this blog hop :D

elizabeth seckman said...

My fave is the one about Cooper's fairy godmother getting him into the ball. Quirky and I like it.

Jenny Morris said...

I love these. Fairy Godmother one is probably my fav, but I also love the whisper in the earpiece and the last one too.

Great job! Can't wait to read the hangers.

Sara said...

I really do love a bunch of these. My favorites are the Fairy Godmother one and he whisper down the spine one.

Rena said...

Oooh, what tantalizing lines. I especially enjoyed "Geri steadied her aim" excellent.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I also loved the last two - my favorites! Glad to hear you enjoyed a lovely vacation!

Leigh Covington said...

Wahoo! Great lines Tara! Love them all!

And thanks for the shout-out for our blogfest!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I like the whisper in the earpiece. Whole different idea than a whisper in the ear, but makes me curious if that is the same kind of shiver :)

Brinda said...

I love the last one!

VikLit said...

I think you have awesome hooks, esp like "So how long have you been a spy?"

Kelley Lynn said...

LOVE that last one Tara! Thanks so much for participating!

J. A. Bennett said...

Looks like you fun on your vay-cay! Your hooks were fabulous! All of them! I'm totally jealous of your awesome writing prowess. Send some of that good stuff my way, will ya?

Carrie-Anne said...

It sounds like a really action-packed book!

Jeannette said...

I like the third one especially!

Christine Rains said...

Great first lines! I liked number 3. Awesome picture. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation. Can't wait to hear more about it. :)

Deana said...

Geri sounds pretty awesome as she strutted into the headquarters. Loved that description of her!

Glad you made it home safely and had a good time. I love Hilton Head!

And thanks for the shout out:)

Kim said...

I agree with Deana, that Geri sounds like a character! Great openers, Tara - and glad you had a nice vacation!

Trisha said...

Ooh, this sounds like there is heaps going on - is it all from the same story?

Nick Wilford said...

These are all great. Hard to pick out a fave. I'm excited to read this!!

Mina Burrows said...

Love the hooks, especially the aim one. Hilton Head is awesome. Haven't been in years.

DL Hammons said...

There are no slackers in that bunch! Kudo's! :)

Dana said...

Love the last one!

M Pax said...

I really liked the last two.

Glad you had a wonderful vacation. Looks like your family did from the photo.

1000th.monkey said...

Oh, those are some very intriguing hooks, definitely makes me want to know more about the story :)

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for all the positive comments!

while i went and visited everyone, totally forgot to thank you!

THANK YOU!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

"So Dawson is going to play Cooper's Fairy Godmother and get him into the ball." That's my fave and can't wait for your hookers.

Kyra Lennon said...

P.S - I'm a bit slow - thank you for the shoutout!

michelle said...

I loved your collection of hooks!
Especially the third last one - "Geri's silky, amethyst, evening gown with high side slit"... oooooh, that's guaranteed to "hook" any man's attention! *winks*

Lisa Regan said...

What great hooks! I'm intrigued!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I just know I'm going to love this story. Can't wait to buy it from you!

I've heard Hilton Head is amazing. Haven't been there yet.

HMG