Hookers and Hangers Blogfest (updated)

Hosted by Falling For Fiction, the Hookers and Hangers Blogfest aims at getting writers to post the first lines (hooks) and last lines (hangers) of their chapters from their current WIP. We can post as many as we like, and the judges (the Falling For Fiction ladies) will be judging everyone’s first three hookers and first three hangers. They will each pick 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 Falling For Fiction.

So, without further ado (especially since I’m late to this party), here are my first lines from the first 3 chapters of my WIP THE LAST QUEEN (YA High Fantasy):


In the Darklands, a power struggle between Vampires, Wolfmen and Humans is igniting, shattering the lives of a young princess, a warrior and a slave boy whose destinies seem meant to intertwine.

First lines:

“The door slammed open behind Araminta and she felt a hand press against her mouth.”

“Theron shook off his fear and tried to gather his thoughts.”

“Elian felt a splash of cold water against his face and a hard slap.”

*Wednesday update: here are the hangers from the last four chapters of THE LAST QUEEN…*

Last lines:

“Theron had granted him his freedom because he had known from the start that he would die in the City of Light.”

“But before he had time to realise what he was doing, he collapsed on the muddy ground and felt everything disappear.”

“Come on, Araminta,” Rowan urged her in a murmur. “Bring him back with you.”

“It was a perfect day, and he was in love with a queen.”


This is a blog hop, so make sure to visit the other writers’ blogs here. And feel free to comment!

33 thoughts on “Hookers and Hangers Blogfest (updated)

  1. Great intensity! Love your character names 🙂

  2. Cassie Mae says:

    What awesome visuals in just a few lines! Great job!

  3. EM Castellan says:

    Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it 🙂

  4. Great lines! Feels very suspenseful!

  5. Excellent hookers, all three were really intriguing. I’d love to know more about the story.

  6. ooh! Great tension in all of these! Well done!!

  7. viklit says:

    Am intrigued by these, I would read on 🙂

  8. I love ya high fantasy. Good hooks!

  9. Jenny Morris says:

    I am in love with the character’s names! And the hookers set a great intensity. I’d keep reading with these lines!

  10. Elizabeth Seckman says:

    The first one really sets the mood. Great imagery.

  11. I feel bad for your characters, but I like the lines 🙂

  12. EM Castellan says:

    Wow, thanks for stopping by everyone, it’s great to get feedback on those first lines 🙂

  13. The character names rock! I love this blog hop!

  14. Kelley Lynn says:

    Holy crap. This is intense! Thanks so much for participating in the hop! 🙂

  15. Hmmmm, makes me curious which name goes with which character from your brief description 😉

  16. Great hooks and your hangers aren’t bad either!

  17. I really like the first hook and the last hanger. I want to know more!

  18. Aw, the in love with a queen line sold me!

  19. EM Castellan says:

    Haha, glad you like it!

  20. I really, really liked the first one. These were all great! Thanks for sharing

  21. Heh, I liked the last one the best, made me smile 🙂

  22. I love the last one for some reason. It’s just a great ending to a chapter.

  23. EM Castellan says:

    Thanks! It’s my favourite too…

  24. Nick Wilford says:

    GREAT opening line! Way to put us right there in the action. I like them all though. There’s an epic feel about the whole thing.

  25. EM Castellan says:

    I’m glad you like them, “epic” was what I was aiming at 🙂

  26. Jenny Morris says:

    LOVE that last hanger!! Great job. Thanks for joining us!!

  27. EM Castellan says:

    Thanks ! It’s been really fun!

  28. Talynn Lynn says:

    Perfect opening lines and I love your character names:) For the hanger, I loved “It was a perfect day, and he was in love with a queen.”

  29. Kelley Lynn says:

    This line is fantastic!

    “But before he had time to realise what he was doing, he collapsed on the muddy ground and felt everything disappear.”

    Such great writing.

  30. Trisha says:

    Hi there – only just getting around to visiting the last of the blogs. Nice work with your lines here! I like all your lines, but I think this is my favourite closer:

    It was a perfect day, and he was in love with a queen.

    as for first lines, I think I like the one with the cold water & the slap 🙂

  31. EM Castellan says:

    I appreciate you stopping by !

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