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Blurbs Sell Books

Nov 28, 2019

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:


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Author: Alexa Rivers

Title: Falling for the Veteran


True love is hiding in plain sight...


Sophie Delaware could forgive almost anything. The key word being almost. But when she catches her on-again-off-again boyfriend getting down and dirty with his secretary, it’s one clichéd mistake too many.


Rather than dwell on the train wreck her life has become—still living in the house where she grew up with her mother, a cantankerous cat, and no dating prospects—Sophie barrels impetuously into her next great idea: a wild fling with her best friend’s hot brother. Sure, friend’s siblings are supposed to be off-limits, but if no one knows, it can’t be a problem. Right?


Former solider Cooper Simons hasn’t had a serious relationship since he returned from active service. Waking up in a panic every night has put a crimp in his love life—though it hasn’t stopped him from enjoying light-hearted affairs with like-minded women who never stay over.


When Sophie proposes a few weeks of no-strings-attached, unadulterated pleasure, there are only two problems. First, she’s his little sister’s best friend. Second, a few weeks with Sophie will never be enough.


Can Cooper prove that he’s in it for the long haul? And can Sophie overcome her mistrust of men for long enough to give him a chance?



Author:  R.M. Gauthier

Title: The Realm of Lost Souls


  • Escaping is a magician's greatest illusion, but there's no escape from life, even in death.



--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

Before writing your blurb, consider your MC’s character arc. Where does she start out her journey? Where does she end? Mirror that same personal growth within your blurb. 



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