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Blurbs Sell Books

Jan 28, 2021

Today on the show, author Jim Heskett and copywriting guru Abigail Dunard tackle an author-submitted blurb to dissect it and understand how to write killer sales copy. 

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Here are this episode’s read-along selections:


Author: Ellie Pond

Title: Wicked Water


There’s a lot of fish in the sea . . . 


As crown princess of Skyrothasia, a mermaid kingdom hidden from humans and shifters, I know I’ve had it good. But I’m not ready to start my own royal pod like my loving mother and three fathers want. There’s a whole world out there I’ve never seen and so much I want to experience before I become Queen Melody. 


When danger arises and I’m sent away with Harrison—my BFF’s cousin and the merman everyone, including me, thinks will be my first pod mate—I finally get my chance at freedom.


Except the real world isn’t the way it looks in books and movies. And finding my mates is a lot more complicated than I expected.


She’s the siren I want . . .

I’ve wanted to be part of Melody’s pod since I was old enough to think about her as more than my cousin’s best friend. 


Now we’re racing towards Boston with assailants on our tails and a pushy dragon hired by her parental pod as body guard. I’m hoping my best friends, a wolf shifter and another merman, can help us out.  


Or will they distract Melody from choosing me?


Wicked Water is a reverse harem, ‘why choose’ book in which the heroine gets to have all of her guys. It has explicit content and language, a cliffhanger, and no cheating. This four-book series takes place in the Dark Wing world with a HEA. 

--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

Consider sticking to one POV for reverse harem romance. Your female MC is flipping gender norms, and your copy could reflect that. 

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