Book blurb: does it work?
September 11, 2012 1:48 PM Subscribe
Blurb for my new (upcoming) novel: how well does it work?
posted by reacheround to media & arts (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Fiction filter: Though the novel is nowhere near done, I've drafted a blurb to help me focus. All feedback welcome and appreciated, but I'd especially like to know if the blurb piques your interest / makes you want to read more. Thanks!
Some husbands collect coins. Rick Hartshorn collects other women. Over the years this handsome, charming businessman has become expert at manipulating vulnerable women–single or married, and not just one at a time–into affairs lasting days, months, even years. He's perceptive, persistent, amoral, unrepentant, and lucky.
Until one day his wife Kate tells him: "I know everything."
Which she doesn't. Not by a long shot.
Intent on saving her marriage, Kate investigates, confronts, demands. Determined to hide his 99-name track record and keep on feeding his appetites, Rick covers up, denies, pushes back. When Rick, in the ultimate act of defiance, takes up with #100, luck finally runs out–
But not for him.
secrets, death, and consequences: