Winner of Regency Masquerade Blurb contest!

Congratulations and thanks to EJ Kellan!

“It is a time of grace and etiquette, and women did not stray from custom, but for Frances Metcalf, pulling off the unthinkable is what makes her so extraordinary.

 

After the sudden death of her father, Frances is the cunning and resourceful risk taker who arrives in London with questions about her past. As a gamester’s daughter she knows she won’t get very far as a woman, but as a man … Peter Francis has the whole world at her feet.

 

When she delivers Lord Carleton from a dangerous encounter, he is grateful and she is drawn to the gentleman’s nobility and charm. That is, until he stumbles, in the literal sense, over Peter Francis’ alternate identity and raises questions of his own about his new acquaintance.

 

Caught between trust and deceit, a scandalous truth begins to unfold. Ladylike or not, when the instinct to survive becomes key, an outpouring of deception, lies, and betrayal is certain to follow.

 

Will this heroine’s past cost her a chance at love?

 

It’s anyone’s guess who will survive this game of ‘Regency Masquerade’.”

Writing Challenge!

Regency Masquerade blurb challenge!

I am looking for the best short blurb to advertise my book without giving away too much of the plot!

When I first published my book I had the following short description –

“Old fashioned regency romance with a metro sexual twist – Frances comes to London to discover her identity and finds a Lord she could easily fall in love with – there’s only one problem, he thinks she ‘s a man. And her adventures are only just beginning.”

The book sold quite well with this but several people queried the use of ‘metro-sexual’, wondering what I meant, and eventually I changed it to the following:

“Old fashioned regency romance. Frances has lived most of her life dressed as a boy, learning to shoot a pistol and fight with a sword. Constantly moving from town to town with her gamester father, it was far safer than being a girl.

When her father dies unexpectedly, Frances comes to London to discover her identity and finds a Lord she could easily fall in love with – there’s only one problem, he thinks she’s a man. And that’s only the beginning of her adventures.”

Now, this one seems a bit ordinary!  

The challenge is for you to write a better blurb for me,  or at the least, tell me which of mine you prefer and why.  Word limit is somewhere between thirty and two hundred. If I think yours is better than mine I will use it, with your permission. 

Please email your comments and / or entry to me at info@veraloywriter.com

PRIZE for the best entry will be a free copy of the book (via Smashwords)

Thank you for participating 🙂