I’ll confess to stealing this idea from the blog Not Enough Words. Thanks, Merrilee, you’re a star.
For the Novel Push Initiative I’ve been working on the second draft of an as-yet untitled novel. Of course, I know the story (too) intimately, so I’d love to hear outsider opinions.
Do you like the blurb? Is it intriguing? Snappy? Does it make you want to read more?
UNTITLED, Urban Fantasy.
The note from her mother only had three words: trust no one.
When Mara Desanti receives a steorra from her mother—a necklace believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits—she is immediately haunted by old memories. But the memories don’t come alone.
Within 24 hours, Mara is on the run from a group of soldiers trying to kill her, her sole companion a battle-hardened man who appears in her house and saves her life.
Desperate for answers, Mara must rely on a man with a grisly past and an agenda of his own, only to discover she is involved in a terrifying truth far worse than any conspiracy.
I’m not convinced by the transition between the 2nd and 3rd paragraph, so suggestions would be great.
Do you have any tips and tricks on blurb-writing to share?