Favorite Lines: The Adventurers

She laughed and the sound was warm in his ear. "Then dinner tonight?" "Yes, but I shall have to leave by midnight. I have another appointment." "At midnight?" "Yes." A jealous note crept into her voice, and now she was no longer acting. "There's another woman." "No. How could there be? You have never given me enough time to find one." "You won't have strength for another woman when you leave me tonight!" "Is that a threat or a promise?" "Don't joke with me," she said. "I am a very jealous woman." "Good. That is the best kind." - from The Adventurers by Harold Robbins
The Adventurers by Harold Robbins

I’m revisiting the first book that inspired me to be a writer when I was about twelve-years-old. It’s not anything deep or classic, but it’s the one book I have never forgotten and has greatly influenced the way I write when I let all the worries about marketing fade away. It’s The Adventurers by Harold Robbins which provided me with a rich character in Dax Xenos and the world he lived in.

I always got grounded then and so I was desperate for reading material and my choices had become boring.  Readers Digest condensed book collections of classics and poetry were all I had – until I found a dusty stack of books on the topmost shelf of my bedroom where I normally wouldn’t have been able to reach at all (above all the classics and condensed books).

The Adventurers had a cover with its title torn off so I didn’t know what it was when I started reading it.  But that prologue hooked me and then the first chapter and I was off.  I was in love with Dax and I don’t think I’ve stopped loving him.  The other books were The Pirate and Stiletto and I’ve never looked back from then on.

I also got grounded more often.

4 thoughts on “Favorite Lines: The Adventurers

    1. It sure is! Now I’ll be looking for the paperback although mint condition ones are very expensive!

      This is a pretty good thing to do, too, going back to older books and seeing what attracted you to them. I think I’ll be doing this more often 🙂

      Hope you’re well!


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