I've always, absolutely always, struggled with writing a blurb for books. It can make or break sales and its got to be done right. Draw a reader in, make them see that its not just a pretty cover. Which is why lately when I've had a new title for selection I've been asking for the opinions of those around me. Readers unite and help me, please.
As some of you (those that follow me on facebook) may or may not know, I've recently had another title in my series selected to be published some time next year and before I get cover art and things, the bigger selling tool, I have to write a blurb for it and I am never sure what I've done is good enough. So here are two different blurbs for the same book. Please read each carefully and leave a comment about which one makes you want to buy the book more. It will help me decide which one to submit to my publisher.
Deadly Sin - Blurb One.
A lawyer is the first in a bizarre line of deaths
The police will be to slow to stop this killer
Cassandra tried to help but is rebuffed. And she'd got other problems.
She still knows less than others about where she comes from
And her stalkers desire grows stronger every day
He wants her all to himself
And more people will die if he can't have his way. Can Cassandra find the answers she seeks? Or will the ultimate price be her freedom?
Deadly Sin - Blurb Two
When months go by with no more notes, Cassandra hoped her stalker was gone for good
But he returns on the heels of a gruesome murder, that Cassandra is at odds to solve when she's blocked from all sides and castigated for her methods.
She can't ignore the threat or how he entices her with the possibilities of knowledge about herself. How does he know so much? And will finding out be worth the price?