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: Michele Brouder
Title: A Match Made in Ireland (Escape to Ireland Book 1)
Have you ever wanted to press the escape button on your life?
Ruth Davenport writes about romance and happily ever after. But not from experience. After a heartbreaking rejection, she decides a change of scenery is needed. On a whim, she thinks Ireland is the place to go to write her next book. But when she arrives, everything that can go wrong, does. In the middle of the night, she lands on the doorstep of an Irish pub in the middle of nowhere belonging to an enigmatic Irishman.
Sean Hughes needs a woman under his roof like he needs a hole in the head. His policy is to steer clear of all women in general. Besides, he’s too busy running a pub and getting his dream business up off the ground. He has no time to be helping pretty tourists. But he needs some quick cash and she needs accommodation.
A deal is struck that suits them both. As they spend more time together, they begin to see the other in a different light. Can they overcome their fears and take a chance on happiness?
Each book in the Escape to Ireland series is a standalone novel and can be read in any order.
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
For romance books, what drives each character crazy? What traits/qualities/features can’t they resist? Use that as a jumping off point to add some sexy flavor to your blurb.
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