Contest now closed – won by EJ Kellan – 12 June 2014
June – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIZE for the best entry will be a free copy of the book (via Smashwords)
Thank you for participating