Sunday, October 9, 2016

WeWriWa: Reveal Time for PRINCE OF HONOR!


Squeeee! I just love cover reveals! Take a gander at this slice of hotness off the graphics screen of my cover artist Patricia Lazarus. How cool is that logo!! She makes my ideas so scrumptious.

For today’s 8-10 lines, I’m presenting my back cover blurb (I spend more time working on these than ANY paragraph in the book!). Having posted bits and pieces for months, does this fulfill expectations?

Could the bargain they made to save their lives become their reality?

Turow . . .

Strong, silent man of integrity content to serve his new king as a prince in the turbulent shape-shifter House of Terriot. A tracker and relentless hunter, he’s used to running trails alone until charged with returning a traitor to their mountain top home to face the unforgiving judgment of their clan. Isolated with the bad girl he’s loved forever, the choice between duty and desire has never been more difficult . . . or deadly.

Sylvia . . .

Manipulative schemer or victim caught between a mother’s ambition and a rogue prince’s lust for power? Trust is almost as foreign as the idea of love, but to save herself from certain death, she must risk both on the good man who deserves them . . . from someone worthy. Trapped by the only one who believes in her goodness, she must betray him and run for her life . . . or stay and destroy him with a long hidden truth.

Cover, blurb, and content are now in the hands of my trusty Virtual Assistant, and I’m hoping for a Monday, October 18 release in e-format. Fingers (and eyes) crossed! Now, I’ll be scrambling to get the PR train out of the station, so if any of you are willing to let me stop in for a post or an excerpt, let me know.

MIDNIGHT CRUSADER, the last book in my Touched by Midnight series was finally released in repackaged form. Knights on a quest, a damsel in distress, Las Vegas glitz, and vampires . . . How can you go wrong!



“ . . . another enthralling and soul-stirring vampire romance.”—BookReview.com

A love without end . . .

Having given up his mortal life to search for his lost love through the centuries, vampire Gabriel McGraw begins his final crusade to free her from an enemy’s grip against the glittery backdrop of Las Vegas. But is she the same woman he loved and lost or an equally dangerous foe who could betray all that he believes in?

Naomi Bright’s memories go back no farther than her arrival in Sin City. Does her hidden past conceal madness or a truth too terrible to be believed? Compulsion draws her toward a medieval fantasy world, and obsession to a man she instinctively knows but can’t remember.

Will finding the answers release her from her prison of fear? Or will it ensure that she loses everything - her life, her love . . . her soul?

Happy Writing and Happy Fall! I’m looking forward to the cooler temps to encourage my productive frenzy.

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38 comments:

  1. Interesting idea, posting your back cover blurb. I'll have to follow suit some time, because these few paragraphs can benefit from as many eyes as can see them.

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    1. Hopefully not because they are in terrible need of editing!

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  2. Love ❤️ the cover and blurb!

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  3. Great cover, and good idea about the blurb. Good luck with the launch.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! It's knuckle down time.

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  4. Other comments are discussing the blurb - what blurb? - all I saw was one super hottttttt fantastic cover!
    Tweeted.

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  5. A wonderful cover, and great blurb. I did find Turow's section more appealing than Sylvia's. I had to stop and reread her section, but that could just be me.

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. That's because he's easy, she's always been difficult!

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  6. Oh tough choice for her! I'd personally opt for the staying and destroying him with truth. Fab snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Frank. You are SO bad! So is he - I think he can take it!

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  7. Love the idea of you posting the blurb. Never thought to do that. May have to copy you sometime. :) I agonize over the blurb. To me it's the most difficult part of the publishing process. lol As for your blurb- I'm intrigued to know more about both of your characters. Love the book cover too.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! The blurb and the first and last line!

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  8. Not sure how I feel about reading the blurb versus a snippet of story but aside from that, wow, quite the dilemma your characters face! A very effective blurb I should think. Best wishes with the book.

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    1. To me, a blurb is the most telling snippet from the book (unless someone else is writing it for you)!

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  9. Personally on a blog hop I'd rather see an excerpt from a chapter -- I can find the blurb myself if I'm so inclined -- but I agree that's a hard choice! Hope the book does well!

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    1. You couldn't have found this one. LOL! It was about the only original writing I did this week other than this post. I wouldn't have used it otherwise.

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  10. Fascinating. You pulled this reader right in. Best to you!

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  11. Wonderful cover, excellent blurb. I actually found Sylvia's part more compelling than Turow's. It's funny how different things appeal to different people.

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    1. That's what makes writing and reading such an personal adventure. Thanks!

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  12. Intriguing blurb! I find them extremely difficult to write, so I usually hire someone. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Christina! I couldn't find anyone who works as cheaply as I do.

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  13. I hate writing blurbs. It's more difficult than writing the actual book. Although, I have to say I would have preferred to read a snippet of the novel today, the blurb was quite intriguing. Drop me an email if you want to visit my blog for promo :) Oh, and love the cover!

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    1. Thanks, Elyzabeth! I was all excerpted out. Will be all 8-10 lined up for next week.

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  14. OMG, that cover is absolutely terrific! Trish outdid herself. Love the logo. And best wishes on the newest release this week. Give me a shout and I'll get you on my blog.

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    1. Thanks, Di! Yup, Trish is the awesomist!(If that isn't a word, it should be). I be calling . . .

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  15. Yup. I definitely like your cover reveals too... *melts* And the blurb is great!

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    1. Ummmmm, yes. Hard to look away from. What were we talking about again?

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  16. The cover is beautiful, and you did a good job on the back cover blurb. Well worth all of your effort.

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  17. Sounds like quite a dilemma!

    I think you could maybe cut a 'they' or two from the first line, depending on your stylistic preferences. Something like: "Could the bargain to save their lives become reality?"

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    1. Nice! Really punches it up. Thanks, Caitlin!

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  18. Love the cover! I can tell you worked hard on the blurb. Great job!

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  19. Great cover! I like the wolf in the letter, especially. Your blurbs are always so spicy! Good job!

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  20. I love the idea of posting the blurb - just like it does on a bookshelf, it makes me want to read between the covers.

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