Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hangers

Falling For Fiction Blogfest!

The Hookers & Hangers Blogfest is underway! 

Monday, the first sentence from each chapter were posted. I had so much fun reading everyone's lines! So much fun!

Today, July 18th, post the last sentence from each chapter.

Post as many as you like!

Falling For Fiction will be judging everyone’s first three HOOKERS and first three HANGERS, each of us picking two winners (MOST ENTICING HOOKER and MOST IMPOSSIBLE HANGER) making a total of ten winners! Winners will receive a 10 page (double spaced) critique and a Friday Spotlight on FFF!

I was thinking my hangers were swear-word-free, but I'm wrong. So, again, Pigeon has a potty mouth. Grab a pair of ear muffs if you need them :)





Here's the pitch for my WiP, Birds of a Feather:

An overdose, meant to get the attention of her parents after her sister’s death, lands Pigeon at Camp Hope with other troubled teens. It’s up to Pigeon to decide if her Aves wings can fly through her cage of anger or if they’re a crock of shit like everything else she ignores there.


And here are the first ten chapter hangers for Pigeon's story:
* Back to hell.
Life sucks. I’m not in control.
“I see plenty of bird brains every day.”
“You first.”
I think I know where I belong.
I watch her run off to her clan members wondering how in the world I’m going to become part of mine.
Camp Hope. Such bullshit.
He knows what I’m about to do.
“We’ll see, won’t we?”
He spins me around, hands warm on my lower back, eyes searching mine, lips so close when he says, “Prove it.”


I hope these hangers left you wanting more! 
Now check out how well everyone else lets it hang :)

51 comments:

  1. I just love the short, to the point-ness of them all! Kind of intrigued by the bird brains lol!

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  2. I love these hangers, Pigeon's voice is really strong in them, and that pulls you in.

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  3. I love Pigeon!! I mean I really love the feel of the character, the voice, everything!

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  4. So short and sweet and snappy, Hope. DYING to read this. Yay to an awesome blogfest and you rocked your idea hun!!!

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  5. These are great, especially the last one. All make me want to keep reading. :)

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  6. They were all pretty good, would keep me reading. That last one is my favorite though.

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  7. Those were awesome! Your voice comes across strong and clear! I'd have to keep reading. :)

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  8. I love swear words AND ear muffs. What to do, what to do? LOL. These are great. Seriously, I am in love with the voice in this story. I really do want to read this! Yeah, the last one is very intriguing!

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  9. ooooo! great stuff! definitely want more of that!

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  10. Those are good! Somehow I missed this bloghop--it looks so fun!

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  11. Loooooveee! I really like the bitterness that seeps through her words, great voice. My favorite is the last one though, because oh my, I'd be hoping for a kissing scene after that :D

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  12. Ooh, I like them all, but especially that last one. I want to know more about *that* situation!

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  13. Definitely love the hangers also and still a big fan of Pigeon. She sounds like a strong willed character that I can relate to. Enjoyed all the endings.

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  14. #3 made me laugh, and the last one gave me chills. Great hangers!

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  15. The last one is a great cliffhanger. I doubt anyone would just close up that book at that line and be OK with turning out the lights for bed... nope... they'd see what she will/will not prove, that's for sure!

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  16. Such strong voice in all of these - the Camp Hope one made me laugh :)

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  17. These are all great hangers, I couldn't pick a favourite one! They definitely made me want to read your book, though :)

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  18. Camp Bullshit. I signed up! And oooo that last one. Who is "he"? Yay, so happy for this book!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Love the attitude in these. So full of fun!

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  20. Love the last one! And I need those bunny earmuffs for Russia!

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  21. I really like all of these; strong voice and attitude!

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  22. He knows what I’m about to do...I want to KNOW what they're going to do. Definite read-on line

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  23. Oh baby, I LOVE that last one! Irresistible!

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  24. I used the white bunny ear muffs. Not because I mind swearing, but because they were cute :)

    I want to read this, so bad! Hope, these are all excellent. The last one made me fall in love. The others pulled me into your story. Awesome job!

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  25. Hahaha, I still just love the voice in these.

    Camp Hope. Such bullshit.

    AWESOME!

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  26. Haha! Really liked them. I think I'd enjoy reading about this character. :) Camp hope. Bullshit. My favorite line. ;)

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  27. I think I know where I belong just finishes up I don't want to belong. Great hooks and hangs:)

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  28. Camp Hope.... bahaha. I love the last one too. :) These are awesome.

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  29. HA! Love them! I can't even pick a favorite although I'm wondering if the "bird brains" are literal or not :)

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  30. All of these are wonderful and her cursing is delightfully honest.

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  31. "You first"...that never ends well, so I'd have to read more! And I am a fellow potty mouth. I try to clean it up, but they come naturally to me. My mother had a potty mouth and her mother before her...

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  32. Yours are excellentay. (Yup, I coined a word) And potty mouth wasn't too pottyish. Loved reading them. Every one of them make me wanna read on. I was supposed to do this blogfest, but my sis-in-law passed away and so it goes. :( Thanks for the follow. Following you back. *waves peace sign*

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  33. Again - so full of voice and characterization! I want to read all about Pigeon!

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  34. I love the last one! This seems like such a great story!!

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  35. Hello Hope. I love the last one. Sassy. And, 'Life sucks. I'm not in control.' That is how I feel sometimes. Love books that I can relate to. Can't wait to read more.

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  36. Wahooo, awesome lines! I love these best:

    * Back to hell.
    * “I see plenty of bird brains every day.”
    * Camp Hope. Such bullshit.
    * He spins me around, hands warm on my lower back, eyes searching mine, lips so close when he says, “Prove it.”

    That last one is awesome, 'cause even though I don't know your characters (well, I know them a bit more after reading these lines :D), I want to know who this dude is. He sounds hot :)

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  37. p.s. I LOVE the pitch for your story :)

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  38. Snark and steam! I was hooked and now I'm hung:)

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  39. Wonderful hangers. I love the last one the best!

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  40. My vote would definitely be the last one, but the others are just as good!

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  41. 3 and 7 are amazing. All of these absolutely drip with voice!!

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  42. Those bunny earmuffs are awesome! I like #6.

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  43. I like these, but #1 FTW. I feel like that all the time.

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  44. Great stuff. They get straight to the point, that's for sure!

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  45. * “I see plenty of bird brains every day.” is my fave hanger. Definitely want to read more. Thos book is different from most in this blogfest. Very raw.

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  46. Oh, these are really good. Nice job. I especially love the last one. :D I have a feeling Pigeon's going to prove it. :)

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  47. These are great. You've made me curious about these chapters.

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