First lines are more than just important. They are vital to the overall success of the book because that one little line is responsible for drawing the reader into the story and hopefully, enticing the reader to keep turning the page. The first line in Once Bitten was: I met my vampire lover on Wednesday. As first lines go, I really liked it. The tone was casual and direct. I wanted to know the circumstances that led up to the introduction between characters.
What draws you into a book? Does the first line have a big impact on you as a reader? What tone did you derive from the first line in Once Bitten? Was that tone consistent with the rest of the book?