Book #4 in the Forever Series
Date Published: October 7, 2013
Will the blood be enough to save the Vampire Clans from certain annihilation?
As prophesied by Lord RA, a Dhampyre has been born to a woman of the Fae. Having coupled with a recently turned vampire, Sunday Rose St. Clair bore this special child she named Jax at much risk to her own life and to all that came to her aid.
The newly formed Forever Clan, also created by Lord RA to protect the gifted offspring from all who bore him ill, are sworn to protect the new Dhampyre. Will the now grown up Jax be the one to save all the ancients from certain death? Or will the evil Lucifer Clan that searches for him find him first and end all hope for the vampires…
Writing the Back Cover Blurb
By January Bain
The book blurb is an important piece of the important puzzle of promotions. It’s an important skill, and, after your cover, is the next way to draw in your readers.
Here are five tips for creating one:
(1) Hook the reader
What does my reader need to know right off the bat? Who is your interesting protagonist, and why should we care about their quest? Or is the world you’ve created for your characters the starting place? Once you established your hook, consider Shoutlines.
(2) Shoutlines (can be called taglines) Yes or no?
These should be neither too long nor a tired cliché. Does it add something that the reader won’t get in the rest of the blurb? They need to add value or skip having one.
(3) How much plot do I include?
Obviously you don’t want to include a spoiler so keeping yourself to the first quarter of the book is a good choice for a spoiler-safe zone. You don’t want to bore your reader with too much but you do want to entice them to read your book.
(4) Use your manuscript:
An author’s own words are the best tool to sell a book. It can do a superb job of showcasing your writing voice. Reread the first 15 pages and highlight passages of the manuscript that you might use in your book blurb. Also, a well-written, accurate synopsis can help. Your own words will also convey if you have written in third or first person which helps your reader.
(5) Finally, end with conflict and drama:
Always leave your reader wanting more. You want them dying to read your book to find out how the story ends. It should almost seem unsolvable. You can end with a question or remind your readers what is keeping your lovers apart. Resist the urge to give them any idea of how things will work out. They must read your book to know!
Have a great day everyone!
January Bain is first and foremost a storyteller. She lives inside her imagination with so many characters clamoring to be set free that she is constantly working on two or three books. A visual artist, a teacher, a writer, January does not think there is enough hours in the day to capture all the magic that flows forth in our amazing world. A lover of research, she is drawn to world-building like a moth to a flame! She enjoys hearing from readers and writers alike. She is published by Champagne Book Group for her Forever Series of books. You can find January at http://www.januarybain.ca