Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written! One Night Standoff goes live in about 24 hours, and getting it all prepped and ready to go has been VERY time consuming. Rewarding, though! I’m very excited, and I really hope you guys like it.
Most of the last week has been taken up with me writing and rewriting my blurb. As you may recall, my previous one kind of sucked. So I tried a few different approaches, and I think the one I finally found is a winner:
“Good morning, thanks for the amazing night! By the way, I’m kind of a big deal, and I’ll be very irritated if I read about it while skimming tabloids in the checkout line.”
Norah Castle’s life as a triple-platinum recording artist and celebrity is complicated enough, even before her mother’s death forces her return to the small town she once abandoned, swearing never to return. She thinks dispensing with her stage name in the interest of privacy might make things less complicated, but that’s before she meets a gorgeous man in a bar and decides to bring him home. What could be simpler than a sexy- very sexy- one-night stand? Plenty of things, as it turns out. Apparently the bold stranger who did such dirty, dirty things to her in the dark is sweet and shy once the sun comes up. Even worse, that sweetness makes her feel something when she’d prefer to never feel anything at all. As she struggles to accept her new emotions and reconcile the small town girl she once was with the star she’s become, the lines begin to blur, and suddenly complicated doesn’t begin to do justice to the mess she’s made…
Better, right? I think it is! It’s more engaging anyway, because the quote at the beginning is amusing and draws you in, while the rest of it does a good job of highlighting the erotic component of the novel along with the subplot of Honor/Norah trying to figure out who she is. Hopefully more people like it than the original one at least.
In other news, I have a guest post going up on Nanny Berry’s site sometime today… I’ll link it once I know it’s up. She’s been very kind, letting me address her readers and hopefully convince a few to give ONSO a chance, and I’m so grateful. But for now I’d better sleep! I have a few final things to do (conversions, etc.) tomorrow, and then… It goes live and I laugh maniacally while raking in the dough! Or, you know, not.
P.S. I have a new website address: http://www.dimydarling.com. Goes nicely with the Rock n’ Roll Romance Novelist theme, yes? (If you don’t know, Die My Darling is a Misfits song.) Anyway, don’t bother trying to go there now. It will just send you right back here. I haven’t gotten around to actually, like, BUILDING the site. Soon.