Tuesday, May 08, 2012

At last--"The End"!

At last I've finished a manuscript that I started a few months back and all I can think or say is "Whew!"

I don't know if it's age or stress (probably the later), but my poor brain doesn't work as efficiently as it once did. But I persevered and kept writing... I kept writing while we traveled 8 1/2 hours one way, back and forth from my mom's several dozen times to check up on her and help her settle into her new assisted living home. Finally I typed "The End" to BLOOD BOND. Exhausted, I couldn't wait to send the file off to my publisher to join its "sibling" in its series, BLOOD BETRAYAL.

Then I had to fill out how the "back cover blurb" for BLOOD BOND--sheesh! I'm barely coherent and now I have to sum up the story in less than 50 words? All right, I'll do it! I gave it a shot, but I'm know it went a bit long. Here's what I wrote:

Edwin Carstairs travels to Liverpool out of duty only to discover desire in the arms of the wildly sensual Ophelia Jones and her darkly exotic employer known simply as Hamlet. When a vampire hunter threatens to destroy Hamlet, the three lovers’ blood bond is tested. Will Edwin be able to save his Kindred sire and return home in time to see the 1904 World’s Fair?

What do you think? Would you be interested in reading this book if you read this blurb? Is it missing something? Does it give too much away? Please give me your honest feedback in the comment section below. I sincerely appreciate your help.

After all, my brain feels sprained. It can use all the help it can get! ;-) 

 (Keep it tuned here, folks, for the release date for BLOOD BOND, book two in the Kindred vampire series.)

P.S. Here's a Goodreads reader's review for BLOOD BETRAYAL that I forgot to post until now. Can you say "brain dead"?
Loved the book. I read the whole thing in 2 days. Had me hooked . For me it was a very surprise ending that I didn't see coming. Loved the characters especially the character of Vlad. It is definitely a reread again for me in the future...

 --MicheleAnn O., reader

Thanks, MicheleAnn! I appreciate the feedback. :D 


A J said...

Huzzah! Well done on finishing another book! =) I think the blurb is tantalizing and doesn't give everything away.

Naomi Bellina said...

Hmmm. I think it needs just a little more. How about why the hunter wants to destroy them? Nice addition of World's Fair date, lets readers know when it takes place.

Celine said...

Thanks for the nice comments, AJ and Naomi. :)

Hmm, add the vampire hunter's motivation... That does seem like a good thing to add, but will it take too many words. Hmmm, must keep thinking hard on this to see if I can phrase it simply and economically. ;)