Tuesday, May 1, 2012

BLURBage! (and various and assorted sundry)

Whoa. That title sounds like a particularly unpleasant digestive issue. It's not; I promise.

I'm waiting on my dear friend to write a blurb for me, but I needed one for a site I've joined -- Famous Five Plus -- so I decided to write a temporary blurb until she gets one to me. Wanna read it? Aw, sure ya do! Ok, here goes.

She claimed the muggers were demons, but of course Jason didn’t believe her. At first.

When a mysterious woman appears in a dirty alley to rescue Jason Latimer from a pair of muggers, he tries to write her off as a garden variety lunatic. But he can’t shake the memory of her intense green eyes that seemed to flash gold, or the glowing sword she’d worn on her hip.

She calls herself Alex (no last name) like she’d made it up on the spot, and she offers Jason her protection. From what, she can’t or won’t say. He refuses, and that night he dreams of a dark man with the same offer. His black eyes flash blood and garnet, and he smells of burning things. Jason refuses him, too.

A chance meeting brings Alex and Jason together again, and she tells him of the Guardians: two immortal beings created near the beginning of time with the express purpose of fighting for mortal-kind’s soul. She is Light, and the man from Jason’s dream is Dark. Jason must choose, because Lucifer, for reasons purely his own, has unleashed the armies of Hell to hunt Jason down.

But there are things about Jason that not even he knows, and he’ll face hard truths and bitter choices as he struggles to find his place in a world redefined. Will he rise to the challenge, or, when the time comes, will he falter?

From Renaissance Florence to the French Revolution, from World War II to the modern streets of New Orleans, The Dark Man’s Son is a riveting journey filled with unforgettable characters, wry humor, dark twists, and a touch of romance.

Aaaand that's it. I'm not so good at blurbs, kids, especially since a blurb is supposed to brag about how bitchin' your book is, and I'm REALLY bad at that. I have no idea if my book is bitchin' or not. I mean, I think it doesn't...completely suck...but that doesn't mean it's good, ya know?

Anyway. I've sent out some feelers on getting it reviewed by some blogs that do that sorta thing. I've added all the different ones to my links list over on the right. You should check 'em out; they've got some good info!

In other news, I've decided to write the novella at whatever the hell pace I want. I'm no longer aiming for it to be released before the book. The book I'm hoping to release June 11. Yeah, that's right! You heard me! A release date! But the novella can wait a bit; it can still serve its purpose of letting people dip their toe in the water without taking the whole plunge even if I don't release it before the book itself.

Whew. I'm so tired. Had a long, crazy day at work, and now it's way past my bedtime. I just couldn't leave my to-do list so undone.

Speaking of, if you have an iPhone or an Android-based phone, you should check out the app Astrid To-do. We all need a bit more organization in our lives, and Astrid is super cute. I love the little squids, and it syncs between my iPad and my Incredible 2. I'm not being paid to say this, kids: if I find an app I like, I endorse it because I like it. That's just me. Share the love and whatnot. I just wish they had an iPad-specific version, because I don't like the itty bitty iPhone sized display on my iPad.

Goodnight, dear blogledites. I send this out into the ether with a kiss and a hope.


Joe Lambertz said...

A new hope? Alright, I've read your blurbity blurbage, and have just one question: Why didn't you mention the hentai in the book? It is the core theme, right? If your blurb doesn't mention the plethora of yuri hentai, how will the reader know about it?

Meg said...

*covers Joe's mouth with duct tape* I didn't want to give it AWAY! It's a surprise.

Joe Lambertz said...

Then there's the demon tentacles....oh...right. I forgot it was supposed to be a plot twist. Sorry aboot that....