Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hanging on a Cliff Side

It's day two of the Hookers & Hangers blogfest and today it's all about leaving them hanging.


Even though my book, EXISTENCE ends with a cliffhanger, I'm not giving that much away. So here are a few lines from chapter endings that might help you connect the dots with some of my hooks. Bonus points for any guesses in the comments ;)

"The research she had done before the mission told her President Reagan survived, but two of the secret service men weren’t as lucky."

"She wasn’t sure how she was going to get on with life, but she knew she didn’t want to Curve through time anymore. Not with her father gone."

“Well,” Chrissie said, a half smile creeping on her face, “first, we are going to get our bruises cleaned up, then we’re going to Italy.”

"He had her watch, and she was nothing but a prisoner to Matt."

“We should get the others,” Gabe said, shaking his head once more. “It’s time to go to the future.”

So there you have it. Now for another question: out the novels you've read, which one had the best cliffhangers?
 
 

40 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I remember loving your hookers. I love your hangers, too. I'd want to keep reading. Great job!

Lisa Regan said...

Wow, those are awesome. Makes me want to read on even though I haven't read a blurb yet. Well done! For me, Harlan Coben is the king of all cliffhangers.

prerna pickett said...

the last two are my favorites!

Kyra Lennon said...

Fabulous hangers! I like the last two the most too! :D

Kim said...

It's time to go to the future?
Awesome.
Love these, and your story sounds so interesting...curving time is such a cool sounding concept :)

Amanda Olivieri said...

Love the second and last ones! So intriguing! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

That are some great lines. Hangers are good--as long as they're within the book and not at the end. lol Otherwise I'll wait until the series is done and then read it.

EM Castellan said...

My favourite one is "“Well,” Chrissie said, a half smile creeping on her face, “first, we are going to get our bruises cleaned up, then we’re going to Italy.”" Excellent hanger! I like the "time to go to the future" one as well :)

Tara Tyler said...

love this adventure! jaunting thru time all over the place!
love it! i'm hooked =)

Emily R. King said...

"“We should get the others,” Gabe said, shaking his head once more. “It’s time to go to the future.”"

Ooh, nicely done. I want to know what's in the future!

cleemckenzie said...

I loved the last one for sure. I'd have to keep reading to find out where these characters end up. I also really like #2. You've crammed that with a lot of implication and left me with questions I want answers to. :-)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

The second, third, and four lines are my favorites! This is such a cool blog hop...except when everyone gets published, I'm gonna have 100 new books in my TBR pile. Ugh. :)

Summer Ross said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Shambrook said...

I like your second and fourth hangers... and I agree with Lisa, Harlan Coben keeps me reading because I just can't put his books down at the end of each chapter!

Mara Rae said...

Great job! I'm trying to write a time travel book right now so I'm definitely curious about yours. I can't think of my favorite cliff hanger in a book ever, but the one line that always stays in my head as being amazing comes from The Last Werewolf: "Reader, I ate him."

Kimberly Gabriel said...

These are so strong! I absolutely want to read this! I think 2,3, and 5 are my favorites!

Nancy Thompson said...

Oh, I love time travel stories! And these hangers are perfect.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Great job! I think #3 was my favorite, but they were all good! :)

1000th.monkey said...

'Curve' ing through time... definitely makes me curious ;)

Suzanne Furness said...

These are great cliff hangers, well done. Especially intrigued by the curving through time...

Krista McLaughlin said...

Those are great hangers!

And my book has a great hanger at the end too, but I couldn't share it either. It would give away too much. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Tunnels by Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon had excellent cliffhangers--and all of the other books in their series have just as intense endings.

Great cliffhangers!

Hope Roberson said...

Sci-fi! Time travel! Sweet!

Leigh Covington said...

Very good hangers Jennie. Your book sounds awesome.

And as far as books that end with hangers... VARIANT still has me dying for book 2 to be in my hands NOW!

Jenny Morris said...

Ooh, I want to Curve through time. And I so want to go with Gabe to the future!! Your story sounds so intriguing.

Thanks for participating!!

Mark Murata said...

Hmm. If President Reagan survived, and they're going to Italy, I wonder if the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II is mentioned?

Deana said...

A hint at going to Italy is my kind of hanger!

As for book hangers, I have to say the Twilight book where Bella cut her finger and the vamps went buckwild and then it ended about killed me! Was that New Moon? I can't even remember now. Wait, no, that was Twilight wasn't it? I'm getting old:)

Ink in the Book said...

Number 5 was the best hanger for me:)

Trisha said...

Wow, your story certainly sounds interesting :) Nice hangers.

Nick Wilford said...

Sounds like a very interesting concept behind the book. I like the last one best too. Is the watch something to do with the Curving through time?

Anonymous said...

I like, "“We should get the others,” Gabe said, shaking his head once more. “It’s time to go to the future.”

Leaves me wanting to read what will happen next.

Stephanie said...

This sounds like a fascinating novel. My two favorites were 1 and 4, but they were all good.

Cassie Mae said...

Ooh! Me likey the last one a lot! I love all the names of your characters too. Nice :)

Madeleine Maddocks said...

'Curve through time'. I like that description.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I like her spunk in #3. She sounds like a great protagonist. Nice job on all of these. Your book sounds super interesting. :)

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic hangers. This sounds like a great time travel story.

Kelley Lynn said...

I remember reading this. So sad!

"She wasn’t sure how she was going to get on with life, but she knew she didn’t want to Curve through time anymore. Not with her father gone."

Great voice here my dear :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I love a book with good chapter hooks! My favorite of yours was “Well,” Chrissie said, a half smile creeping on her face, “first, we are going to get our bruises cleaned up, then we’re going to Italy.” Hehe! I think I love Chrissie.

David P. King said...

Well done! These would make me turn the page. :)

VikLit said...

I want to read this! Curving through time? Awesome! The last one is the best for me! To the future! EEE I can't wait! Following you in the hope to hear more!