You open the cover with eager anticipation. Your fingers impatiently flipping through the pages while your eyes hungrily scan for that tell-tale page — Chapter 1.
Yes. There it is!
Your fingers relax. They’ve found their home. But your eyes take on a fevered gleam as they find and pounce on those first precious words that will launch you into a new world of untold adventure. Your breath catches and the world fades away as you start to read …
“There was only one occupant of the coach, a gentleman who sprawled very much at his ease, with his legs stretched out before him, and his hands dug deep in the capacious pockets of his greatcoat. While the coach rattled over the cobbled streets of the town, the light from an occasional lantern or flambeau momentarily lit the interior of the vehicle and made a diamond pin or a pair of very large shoe-buckles flash, but since the gentleman lounging in the coach wore his gold-edged hat tilted low over his eyes, his face remained in shadow …”
~~ Opening paragraph, DEVIL’S CUB by Georgette Heyer
Are you hooked?