Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tag lines and blurbs

That one little line that will grab you and pull you into a book. That simple sentence that defines an author. Lines like Denise Jeffries, Author. A wild ride of romance and intrigue. What does that say to you. I write romance. Sure. I like to keep my readers intrigued. Yes! All of that and more. It also keeps me wanting to put out a good product and keep my readers busy and happy. I want them to say, when is the next book coming out. I want to hear, are you coming to the conference, etc. These are the things that drive me. Take for instance, my latest release, 'Saint's Bayou,'As anger builds and sparks fly, when their paths cross again, will they be able to put the past where it belongs... in the past and allow what's building between them to blossom or will the lies separate them forever. This book has two people who crossed paths in their past and in the blink of an eye, they were again in their own worlds with mere memories of what they share. This sentence says a lot. How many of us have met someone in our past or done something and you wish you could push the past away and start new. How many of us wish we could turn back the clocks of time. I recently saw a statement that was so profound it will most likely stay with me for a very long time. The statement said, 'if I could turn back time, I'd find you sooner so that I could love you longer.' My circle knows I lost my husband last year, Feb. 2014. We were only married for 15 years before he died. If only... And what about, As worlds collide, only one will survive. Immediately you know this is a book about survival. It's about forces fighting together to win a war. The question is, who will win? Who will come out the victor. And does it matter that they are shape-shifting fire fighters? And finally, when your dreams become nightmares and your nightmares become reality... run. How bad can a nightmare be. I had a nightmare once where a man was standing over me strangling me. I fought and kicked to save my lift. The crazy thing of it all. I knew I was dreaming, but I couldn't pull myself out of it. When I finally woke, my throat was sore and my voice was harsh. Run? I know I would. Would you? I think its a good assumption that it can be a minor sentence or tag line that draws someone to a book and keep them there. Intrigue. Love. Lust. Suspense. Murder or romance, rather it's contemporary or historical, authors have a very difficult job of remaining true to the words and delivering what they promise. If we don't the reader will do what... run!