Sneak Off and Read: Hot Lines Associated with Fright or Shock; #RSsos

This week the Sisters of Suspense present…lines associated with Fright or Shock. Learn more about each story and its creator by clicking the book cover or author photo.

Feel free to share a few of lines of your own in the comment section below.

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Blood roared in my ears as I took in the horrifying scene before me. I had expected to see a stranger, a homeless woman, not Carrie Ann Godfrey.

~ Joanne Guidoccio, Sister of Reinvention

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The wind changed direction, and Geoffrey smelled that indecipherable odor once more. Finally, comprehension dawned. Gas!

~ Jeannie Hall, Sister of Dark, Angsty Suspense

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With no other lines to tug, Matt decided to play with an age enhancing program and set it to work, requesting samples at five year intervals. It was the third one that sent Matt’s heart to his throat.

~ Kathryn Jane, Sister of Psychological Suspense


Chills slid down my spine. My home, my sanctuary had been violated. I dropped to my knees.

~ Melissa Keir, Sister of Small Town Suspense
Protecting Her Pigg (In the Summer Heat Box Set)

Eldora Calhoun stood dead ahead. Disbelief then fear sent Lewis’ heart racing as fast as the herd seconds away from trampeling her.

~ Jacqui Nelson, Sister of Wild West Suspense
Between Home & Heartbreak (a work-in-progress)

Detective Hamilton must have noticed her shocked expression because he just nodded, a silent acknowledgement of her worst fear.

~ S.A. Taylor, Sister of Southern Inspired Suspense
Shutter  (a work in progress) 

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Fire. She must be dreaming about fire. The fright jerked her right up in bed; her heartbeat doubled; she gasped for breath and coughed.

~ Marsha R. West, Sister of Second Chances

Sharon Wray

Juliet desperately needed a drink of cold water to soothe her hoarse throat and wake her from this nightmare. John, her expensive-yet-kind attorney, had to be wrong.

~ Sharon Wray, Sister of Military Romantic Suspense
See Her No More (a work in progress)

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She’d convinced herself of that while putting on makeup and having a morning cup of coffee. After making sure Grandma Ellie was safely home. Since when had worrying about her gran become a thing?

~Pat Amsden, Sister of Romance and Mystery

“Hannah!” Devon streaked across the soggy lawn, terror fueling adrenaline, but like some hideous nightmare, the more he pumped his arms and legs, the slower he progressed. Deep swaths of muck or slick grass hindered every step.

~ Sarah Andre, Sister of Riveting Suspense


“Whaatt?!” I cried in unladylike shock. To be specific, the car had no taillights and no bumper. Vanished! Poof!

~Vicki Batman, Sister of Sassy Writing

Diana Belchase

Neither occupant realized he stood at the edge of the Yacht Club’s gravel parking lot, barely able to keep from lunging at them. Too shocked to curse, or shout, or start a confrontation, he remained paralyzed – unable to function or feel anything but the sheer pain of her deception. He gripped the boot of a car as if it were the only thing preventing him from sinking into the earth.

~ Diana Belchase, Sister of Secrets and Spies
The Spy in the Mirror (a work in progress)

Tommy jerked him away, pulling him up against his own shaking body. He was so scared he needed to pee.

~ Jacquie Biggar, Sister of Suspense w/Attitude
Summer Lovin (In the Summer Heat Box Set)

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Fear sent her pulse soaring. She feared for AJ and knew he was unlikely to hear her over the din of the collapse. All she could do now was try to save herself.

~ Sam Bradley (writing as McKenna Sinclair), Sister of Medical Romantic Suspense


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Great lines, gals!. Finally found the comment spot–up at the top rather than on the bottom. LOL

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great lines, everyone! Gets the old blood pumping!


  3. S.A.Taylor says:

    Love the variety in these lines. Great job, ladies!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon Wray says:

    I love this weekly post! And I love how our lines are so very different!

    Liked by 1 person

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