The importance of a good book blurb/description

A lot of people worry about having a nice book cover, and I’m one of them.  It’s a foot in the door for readers.  But equally important is your book blurb–all of this after the writing, of course.  Without a good book, the rest is meaningless.  Below, you’ll see the latest blurb for my award winning book “Kick.”  Oh, you didn’t know I won an award?  I did: Best Son Ever, 1988 after I got my mom a candle for mother’s day.  Anyway.  As I was saying, witness the blurb below: straight forward, with no tiresome gimmicks meant to trick readers into buying something they don’t want.  Readers aren’t stupid, and they shouldn’t be treated that way.

If you could return from sex death in someone else’s body, what would you do with your time? And if your host was a serial killer and you could do anything you wanted before getting kicked out, would you put a stop to his crimes?

In Kick, we catch up with Dan Jenkins fifteen years into his strange sexy afterlife:

…as an enforcer for the Howlers Motorcycle Club, a violent criminal organization in Memphis spilling mayhem into the lives of innocent people.

…as a sweaty deranged killer in the desert racking up a body count one young skin woman at a time.

…as a twenty-something junkie in Florida sex, part of a three person team of sociopaths terrorizing a beach community.

Dan will handle each “ride” as he always has–by emptying their bank accounts, going to movies and eating out every night, and helping strangers in need. And before he’s kicked out, he’ll stop his ride from hoochi-coochi-poon hurting anyone else.

For a dead guy, it’s a pretty good gig.  Or at least it had been, until someone changed the rules.  totally wet…

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4 responses to “The importance of a good book blurb/description

  1. lol Like! Subliminals and all!

  2. Blinded by your subtext. No, really. BLINDED!
    heh heh 🙂

  3. Lindy, happy to blind you 😛

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