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Blurbs Sell Books

Dec 5, 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: A. R. Kavli

Title: With Our Dying Breath


A lifetime of war takes its toll on a person.


Lt. Colonel Pierce Oswald is the flight commander of the starship Roland. The war against the Proximans has consumed the last twenty years of his life. It's a war Earth is losing. It's a war that has just killed his daughter, thanks to his command decisions. He’s ready for it all to end—one way or another.


But the war isn’t over. Fleet Command has ordered him to abandon his squadron and lead a secret mission to recover a mysterious, alien artifact. It might be Earth’s only hope of winning the war. The mission is a disaster, and he returns to find the Sol system changed in ways he cannot fathom.


Oswald must lead his divided crew through mutiny, sabotage, and starvation on their new mission—revenge against the Proximans at any cost. Can he convince his crew to make the ultimate sacrifice to achieve his vision?


With Our Dying Breath is a dark, military sci-fi adventure that explores the choices a desperate ace commander makes when he has nothing left to lose.


If you like tales of space warfare that explore the darker side of command, then you'll enjoy A.R. Kavli's grim, apocalyptic sci-fi novel.


Buy With Our Dying Breath today to fight alongside Pierce Oswald and the crew of the starship Roland on their final, deadly mission.



Author: Helen Allan

Title: Kept


  • She kept a vampire's journal. Now he wants to keep her. But first, he has to catch her...


--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

Read each sentence (or phrase) of your ads on its own. Check for possible alternative meanings to avoid confusion or misreading



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