A new blog category! As you probably know, I’ve been hosting for three book tour companies through my promo blog, MM Jaye presents. I get to read literally hundreds of blurbs each month, and some are strikingly good while others (in my opinion) don’t work too well.
So this is where I’ll present and talk about new blurbs, showcasing what’s hot (and what’s not) about them.
Wish for Me (The Djinn Order #1)
by A. Star
Publication Date: April 27, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk
When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.
Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.
But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window.
As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth…a truth neither of them will ever see coming.
WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor.
First off, the cover is beautiful. Mysterious and inviting. The winding mechanisms brand it as a steampunk novel, and while the romance aspect is not obvious, the title helps. My only objection is with the author’s name. In thumbnail size, it’s barely discernible.
As for the blurb? I loved it! In fact, I’ve picked it up for reviewing (through Xpresso Book Tours). Let’s break this down:
As for the Warning at the end, I found it ingenious. Witty, no-nonsense, it proves this will be a fun read.
If your interest is piqued, here is its purchase link: Amazon
You can also add it on Goodreads.
What’s your take on this blurb? Does it do what it’s supposed to do?
5 thoughts on “Blurb Thursday #1 (What’s hot and what’s not)”
An excellent example of a great blurb. And I love the images – a wonderful way to explain your point!
Great Blurb. Informative about the ,main characters and he direction of the plot but with no spoilers. The warning at the end given with great humour and maybe gives an insight into what humour can be expected.
xxx .Massive Hugs Maria xxx
I have struggled with my blurbs and this breakdown is very informative!