This month we’ve got zombies, samurai, dorks, mermaids, and a whole lot more. To submit a first line to BookLife, email

The Samurai by Colin Roy

It is vastly too beautiful a day for a funeral.

Escape from Dorkville by Dean Ammerman

I now have a great appreciation of toilets.

Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya

The Mer didn’t always exist—at least, not as we’re known now.

Champ: The Misanthrope of the Year by Erik Pollet

I do enjoy spending my early afternoon on the floor clutching my knees.

The Rector by Michael Hicks Thompson

Here’s what the coroner told me.

ZDate: A Zombie Romance by Charley Allen

I hate zombies. They’re so fucking stupid.