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Blurbs Sell Books

Feb 6, 2020

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: Everson Cook

Title: The Devil's Cave: A Humorous Fantasy Novel (The Legends of Damon Arkon: The World's Greatest Swordfighter)


Damon Arkon is screwed.

Literally and figuratively.

Not only did the world’s greatest swordfighter just have relations with the king’s betrothed, but he was caught in the act.

When given the choice of finding the most powerful ring in the five kingdoms while joined at the hip by two of the king’s guard or losing his favorite body part, to which he is quite attached, the choice should be simple.

But things for Damon Arkon never are.

Can Damon shake his travel companions and keep his manhood? Or will the pull of the ring and a chance to add to his growing legend be too strong? And what’s a guy got to do to get a cold beer and a pickle around here, anyway?

"The Devil’s Cave" is the first book in The Legends of Damon Arkon: The World’s Greatest Swordfighter, a series of hilarious fantasy romps.

If you like quirky characters, daring sword fights, and crazy crusades, mixed with a heavy dose of raunchy jokes, then you’ll love Everson Cook’s ribald and playful send-up on epic fantasy.

Buy "The Devil’s Cave" today and begin uncovering the legend!


--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

Be strategic when isolating single sentences into their own paragraph. Does the information shock or subvert expectations? Does removing it alter the blurb’s impact?



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