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: T.S. Valmond
A planet on the brink of destruction.
A journey through uncharted space.
A terrorist plot to destroy them all.
Young captain Dana Pinet is tasked with guiding the elite crew and passengers of the starship Hope in their search for a new home. With terrorist attacks, an ex-boyfriend serving as her first officer, and an inexperienced captain, what could go wrong?
Dana will have to put her past aside, keep a government conspiracy a secret, and lead a remnant of humans to a new home against all odds of survival.
Voyager meets Farscape in this heartwarming sci-fi odyssey.
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Author: Anne-Marie Meyer
If only my heart understood the rules, I wouldn’t have fallen for Tyson Blake. Stupid heart.
There are two types of people in high school: the ones that you can date and the ones you can’t. Unfortunately for me, I’m the latter. Even though I’m around hot football players every afternoon, they are not allowed to date me. If they even come close to flirting, my dad, Coach “The Boss” Davis, makes them run laps around the field until they puke.
Nothing scares off a boy more than the threat of physical pain.
Not only has he forbidden me to date anyone at all, he’s even made me the football team’s water girl so that he can keep tabs on me. Apparently, over protective dad is a fabulous guy deterrent. Outdoor shops should find a way to bottle it and sell it. They’d make a killing.
What Dad doesn’t know is that I spend every last second of those two blissful hours of practice in the scorching California heat, staring at Tyson Blake. He is the epitome of perfection in a six-foot-two, incredibly toned, smells-good-even-when-he-sweats, senior body. And when he smiles, angels sing. Literally.
And Dad hates him.
It feels a bit cliche to say I fell for the one guy that would send Dad’s already high blood pressure over the the top. But it’s true. There’s something about Tyson. Something he’s trying to hide. But I can see through his cocky persona and I know there’s something more.
Some rules are meant to be broken.
If you love forbidden love and stolen first kisses, you’ll love Rule #1: You Can’t Date the Coach’s Daughter.
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The Rules of Love Romance series contains full length, standalone romances that are full of happily ever afters.
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
Today we looked at two blurbs from opposite sides of the spectrum in terms of details included. Try writing your blurb from both sides of the spectrum, then edit to find your “Goldilocks” middle ground.
–Question of the Week:
Have you had more success with highly-detailed blurbs versus short and sweet blurbs?
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