Help me choose

So, it’s the time in my writing where I have to decide on a catchy enough blurb to entice readers to pick the book up.

Back in the day I never gave blurbs much thought – because blurbs weren’t a factor in my choosing to read or not. For me, blurbs rarely did right by a story, so if I ever happened to read it, it’d be after I read the book – or was already committed to reading it.

Now-a-days, I’ve come to realize that skipping blurbs is not a common thing, but in fact a major factor on whether a reader wants to read that story or not.

Last year I posted here two blurbs for Heir of Ashes and the blogging community helped me create a third. This year I’ll be posting two blurbs for Heir of Doom, the second installment in The Roxanne Fosch Files, and hope you’ll help me choose – or come up with a third.

A simple #1 or #2 in the comments will do – but if you’d like to elaborate, I’ll appreciate that as well.

book cover

So, without further delay:

 

#1:

 

 

Now that Roxanne Fosch is a member of The Hunters, she no longer has to worry about running and hiding. She can relax and enjoy life as much as an ordinary person would – or as much as a preternatural with a dangerous job like hers can.

But her clan has other plans for her, and Roxanne realizes that to survive their demands, she’ll not only have to risk her life, but the life of others… on the abilities she’s still learning to use and fears so much.

 

#2:

Being a hunter member means Roxanne no longer needs to worry about running and hiding. She can finally relax and enjoy a normal, free life. That is, as much as she’ll allow herself to do.

But her clan has other plans for her, and not even all the might of the hunters will be able to interfere this time around. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Roxanne will have to choose between being labeled a traitor and get cast as a rogue, or join hands with the darker powers to save her life and the lives of her friends.

 

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68 Replies to “Help me choose”

    1. Thanks Jim. No one told me that becoming an author meant i had all those decisions to make, all the marketing and stuff…. it’s an uphill battle.
      I think i’ll take the first part of #1 and combine with the second part of #2.

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  1. I like the first paragraph of #1 and the second paragraph of #2. 🙂 They have the sharpest writing and paint a clear picture for me about what the situation is and the danger that lies ahead. I would change out the cliche, “Caught between a rock and a hard place.” Other than that, just a few minor fixes. Email me if you want. 🙂

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  2. I agree with what appears the majority and number 2, because it jumps right in with a faster pace and also has more intrigue – and the reader needs to be hooked in to find out more.

    Interesting, I wasn’t a big blurb reader either, then with reading ebooks (not only but more often), I am more likely to read the descriptions.

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  3. Hmmmm…. I can see I’m well in the minority here, but I liked #1. It was a “less is more” kind of thing with me that played with my curiosity a little more. But #2 is very wonderful too, I don’t think you can go wrong here!

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