I wrote a really sucky blurb for Eruption: Yellowblown Book One. I can say that now. Then last Wednesday afternoon I read an excellent blog on writing a catchy blurb and I couldn’t stop myself from starting over that very second. You know what was missing? The energy and fun of my lead character. So I invited her to talk about her story. What she said is now the book blurb.
Another case of good timing: on Thursday Amazon announced the ability for indie authors like me to set new books up for preorder. This is awesome on several levels, not the least of which is the creation of a link for the book. With a link one can reward early purchasers with a fantastic early bird price (99 cents), start to set up advertising and have a real place for interested readers to land. Did I say this is awesome?
So, here is a link for the Amazon preorder page for Eruption and my funky new blurb.
BLURB – by Violet Perch
I’m in the middle of the perfect college semester, hundreds of miles from Mom, with an awesome roomie and my freshman crush finally becoming a sophomore reality—Hotness! I’m figuring out calculus, I’ve got both hands on the handlebars and the wind of freedom in my hair. What on earth could slow my roll?
How about if the Yellowstone volcano erupts for the first time in 630,000 years, spewing a continuous load of ash (crap) all over North America? Think that’ll put a kink in my bicycle chain?
Make that kinks, plural, because here’s a scientific fact I’ll bet you didn’t know. Nothing ruins the perfect semester like a super caldera. Now that I’ve made you smarter today, maybe you can tell me how to keep my life cruising in the right direction—no to Mom, yes to roomie, double yes to Hotness!—during a global disaster?
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not hanging from the side of a cinder cone on the last page of this trauma, but there’s definitely more to come. Unless, of course, humans become extinct and then there’s not. Duh.
END OF BLURB – Thank you, Violet.
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