Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections:
Author: J.R. Thorn
Title: Fortune Academy: Year One
Welcome to Fortune Academy, a school where supernaturals can feel at home–except, I have no idea what the hell I am.
The last thing I remember is arriving at the massive gates with a Bounty Hunter staring me down. I have a feeling he was supposed to take me to the monster holding arena to fight and die. Instead, I’m Fortune Academy’s newest student.
I can relate to the monsters in ways the other students can’t. My mentor, who is way too hot for his own good, tells me my behavior is the result of my memory loss and that I’m just trying to identify with a past pain that I’ve buried too far to feel. I think he’s wrong. I think the reason I can’t relate to any of the students is because I’m one of the monsters they’re trained to kill.
I don’t fit into any of the supernatural cliques, but that doesn’t stop me from collecting bullies. A brawny alpha shifter, a moody dark mage, and a playboy demi-god have decided to break me. They think I don’t have any powers and that I was recruited by mistake. It’ll be their funeral if they push me too far, because this girl isn’t taking any of their shit.
My name is Lily Fallen, but don’t let my pretty face fool you. I’m a monster in a school uniform and it’s only a matter of time before I teach my bullies a lesson they won’t forget.
Fortune Academy: Year One is the first of three novels in an upper YA/NA paranormal academy series. Expect a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance where there are five guys and no choosing required!
Author: Eliza Ellis
She loved him at eight. Could she get a second chance twenty years later?
After her ex leaves her with a mountain of debt and a foreclosure, Katrina Kaye abandons her plans for her own bakery. She works long hours to pay her bills until her best friend saves the day with a job offer. There’s just one catch: Kat has to plan Parker’s wedding.
Kat’s childhood sweetheart.
After numerous deployments to Afghanistan, contractor Drew Callaghan is ready to settle down and have a family. Losing a friend on the battlefield nearly cost Drew is life, and he owes Parker for seeing him through his darkest moments. When he meets the wedding planner, Drew remembers a promise made between eight-year-old soulmates. But how can he keep it now?
Memories of secret dreams and promises unfulfilled flood back as Kat and Drew are forced to plan the wedding without Parker. Is Drew marrying the wrong woman? And when Kat is offered an apprenticeship of a lifetime, will she put her best friend above her own heart and leave home for good?
Hers to Marry is the second book in the Sisters of Springfield series, where the bond between sisters is more important than anything. Family drama, forbidden attraction, and a touch of humor are what you’ll read in this sweet, second chance contemporary romance in a small town by Eliza Ellis.
HEA with no cheating.
Buy Hers to Marry, to read the sweetest second chance romance today!
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
When any new (non-POV) character is added to the description, be sure to establish their relationship with the POV character.
–Question of the Week:
How do you handle swearing/curse words in a blurb?
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