Friday, April 19, 2013

A-Z Solomon's Compass Style: Quirky


Welcome A-Z bloggers!
And everyone else, of course :)
My A-Z posts are all about my new book, SOLOMON'S COMPASS.
Read the A post to learn who AJ is.


Time for a small change. This is Carol!

And I'm calling Q Day Quirky because I'm going to share with you my top ten favorite non-spoiler lines from the first part of SOLOMON'S COMPASS:

10. "Don't call me Kelly Jane." Her words came through clenched teeth.

  9. "I learned early how to get myself into and out of places. Nothing is designed for those of us who are vertically challenged."

  8. A times, the da**ed  Solomon Honor System sucked.

  7. "Talk to me, Uncle Randy. Coastie to Coastie. I'm listening."

  6. "Born and bred. Lotsa bread." She laughed and patted her stomach.

  5. "She's listing like a drunk whore. What'd you do, run into a buoy?"

  4. "I thought you didn't remember me." Shut up, Taylor.

  3. He wagged a finger. "No frou-frou."

  2. He could say with absolute certainty it was not the photograph Taylor had in mind.

And my #1 favorite non-spoiler line from the first part of SOLOMON'S COMPASS:

  1. She craved his touch, his skin against hers. If they hadn't been standing in the street, she would've ripped off his shirt.



37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That last one is what every man wishes his woman was thinking!
And I bet running into a buoy hurts.

E.J. Wesley said...

"8. A times, the da**ed Solomon Honor System sucked."

Loved that one! :D

Clarissa Draper said...

I love those lines!

Linda G. said...

Oooh, I love those lines! Especially that last one. *waggles eyebrows*

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Most enjoyable, having had to catch up with the beginning,

Yvonne.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love these! And I liked the "frou frou" line, especially. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

No, the world isn't designed for us vertically challenged folks.

LR said...

Love it! No 5 is my fave.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Wow! That last one was one steamy thought. Great non-spoiler lines.

I've been hunting for your blog; each time I'd end up at Google+ and it told me you weren't sharing anything with me because I didn't have you in a circle. Huh? I do have you in my circles. Anyway, I finally got here. Sheesh.

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - I'll be running into a buoy hurts, too.

E.J. - Thanks :)

Clarissa - Cool!

Linda G - Of course your eyebrows are waggling :)

Yvonne - Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying!

Michael Di Gesu said...

WHOA....

Number one ... All guys dream of this.. LOl.

5 and 6 hysterical....

Have a fun weekend Carol....

Gwen Gardner said...

Oooh, #1 sounds pretty steamy :) Love it!

Bish Denham said...

#5 made me laugh!

Johanna Garth said...

I liked #9 and I love the steaminess of #1 :)

Robin said...

I am partial to #4. I do a lot of talking to myself in my head after I have said something out loud, so I can totally relate. Hahahaha.

Julie Flanders said...

I absolutely have to start reading this book soon. Love all of the lines! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Elizabeth - Cool. Wanna guess who said it?

Diane - I know that really well myself.

LR - That one came totally out of the blue when I was writing the scene on the first draft. made it all the way through without getting changed.

Lee - I went over there and saw you weren't in my writer circle. Fixed that - LOL. I think Google's messing with me. I don't participate much there.

Michael - Glad you liked all those :)

VR Barkowski said...

The first nine are boundlessly intriguing, while #1 is just plain hot. Nicely done. :)

VR Barkowski

Carol Kilgore said...

Gwen, Bish, Johanna - I love how everyone has a favorite or two :)

Welcome back, Johanna!

Robin - I do that, too.

Julie - Cool!

VR - Well, she was talking about Jake :) Thank you.

Cynthia said...

I can see a bit of comedy woven between the lines here. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Eno said...

Tantalizing little peeks into the book! :)

Helena said...

Number 5 is my favorite, hands down.

Carol Kilgore said...

Cynthia - Yes, humor like this is woven into all my books. My weird sense of humor makes it impossible to sustain a serious thriller for very long. I always see the funny side :)

Laura - I'm trying!

Helena - Cool :)

M Pax said...

That last one has my attention. :) Have a wonderful weekend, Carol.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are awesome teasers!!! Love it! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Mary - You, too!

Jemi - Great!

Medeia Sharif said...

#1 is my favorite.

Lynda R Young said...

I love #3 most of all: He wagged a finger. "No frou-frou."

Empty Nest Insider said...

I want more of the first one!

Julie

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love these non-spoiler lines. Especially the frou-frou one :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

#6. hahahahahaha
Take 25 to Hollister
Don't be a Hippie

Elephant's Child said...

Quirky is always good in my book. In any book. Love the 'non-spoilers' you have selected.

Carol Kilgore said...

Medeia - Cool. Or hot, LOL!

Lynda and Rachna - Watch out for the frou-frou :)

Julie - So do most!

Su-sieee! Mac - She's a funny lady.

EC - Thank you :)

michelle said...

I love your cute, quaint and quirky snippets!

Writer In Transit

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks, Michelle!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Who cares about standing in the street! Go ahead! Rip!

Heather

Carol Kilgore said...

LOL! Go, Heather!