There is something about a book that reaches up and makes you stay up until two a.m. to finish it. This is what happened to me when I first started reading Till Dawn by Thirteen. I needed to get my writing juices flowing again, but I hit a wall. I picked up my trusted cell phone, opened my Kindle app and saw the cover for Thirteen’s Till Dawn staring at me, beckoning me to open it. The cover is eye catching enough. The lovers embrace on the cover spoke of passion that was perfect for a late night read.
So I opened the page as was met with a stylistic prose that immediately caught my attention. It opens with a forlorn man contemplating his life when he sees a beauty about to take the plunge off of a bridge. I don’t want to give too much away for this short and sweet read, but you become entangled in wondering in will she or won’t she jump? I will tell you it isn’t a typical love story, but it has every element of a passionate love story that will make you sigh and yet keep you on the edge of your seat. Thirteen has a way of weaving a story that not only makes the reader feel but it engrosses them in the story within a few short lines.
“Cal saw her first as a silhouette, there on the bridge, spotlighted under a streetlamp. He paused at the sight, his heart thumping.”
I’m a big fan of novel first lines. If the first line can grab your attention, then you don’t have to wait to delve into the meat of the book, it is right there for you. The above first line was amazing and exhilarating Can’t you already feel your heart pounding?
Speaking of heart pounding, the intimate scenes are so good, you find yourself sighing, and fanning yourself. Another interesting thing to ask yourself while reading, would you rather be the hero or the heroine in the lovemaking scene. You’d have to read it to find out why I say that. :)
This was my first story that I’ve read by Thirteen. I can guarantee you it won’t be my last. Check out Till Dawn by Thirteen at Beautiful Trouble Publishing, you won’t regret it.