Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Writer Wednesday: Blurbing Books


Being asked to blurb a book for another author is a huge honor. At least I feel that it is. I've been lucky enough to be asked to supply blurbs for Michelle Hansen, Catherine Stine, Heather Lyons, Katie Clark, and Sherry Ficklin. Every time I'm asked to blurb a book I get this excited feeling in my gut because I'm ecstatic that someone wants my name associated with their book.

Well today I want to share the cover of the latest book I blurbed, Losing Logan by Sherry Ficklin. This book is seriously awesome. I LOVED it. The hard part about blurbing it was getting myself to stop gushing over it and put that praise into words Sherry could use for her book. Without further babble on my part, here's the cover of Losing Logan. Oh, and the description below is NOT my blurb. My blurb hasn't been released yet and it's a one-sentence endorsement.


Normally finding a hot guy in her bedroom wouldn’t irritate Zoe so badly, but finding her childhood friend Logan there is a big problem.
Mostly because he’s dead.

As the only person he can make contact with, he convinces Zoe to help him put together the pieces surrounding his mysterious death so he can move on. Thrust into his world of ultra popular rich kids, Zoe is out of her element and caught in the cross-hairs of Logan’s suspicious ex-girlfriend and the friends he left behind, each of whom had a reason to want him dead. The deeper they dig to find the truth, the closer Zoe gets to a killer who would do anything to protect his secrets. And that’s just the start of her problems because Zoe is falling for a dead guy.


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Have you ever been asked to blurb a book? What book would you love to blurb?

49 comments:

  1. Do you think I'd like this one? Also, where is the blurb?

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    1. Yes, you'd like this one, Beth. :)

      I didn't include the blurb because it hasn't been released by the publisher yet.

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    2. I'm super excited there is an NA book I can actually read!

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    3. Yes, I think you'll really like it.

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  2. It sounds good, but I'm with Beth. Where's your blurb? :)

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    1. I didn't want to share my blurb before the publisher does, so I didn't include it. I'll share it when I can though. I plan to review this closer to the release date.

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    2. Oh wow, I thought what I read was YOUR blurb! It was great nonetheless.

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    3. No, that's not mine. That blurb is great though. I agree. :)

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  3. Congratulations on being ask to write up the blurb for Losing Logan. I'm very interested in learning more about this mysterious book and reading your blurb!:)

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  4. A book I'd love to blurb...

    There are so many, but of more recent titles, I'd say one from last year would be "Herman and Rosie" by Gus Gordon. I really clicked with that one and reiviewed on T.A.A.

    http://talkinganimaladdicts.com/weeklyreadingsholiday2013/

    It was one of my proudest purchases from 2013. My "Blurb" might go something like this-

    "Old-Fashioned in a COOL and UNAPOLOGETIC Way!"

    Of course, you know I love the Hermux Tantamoq series, if they ever get re-issued again in the states I'd be happy to blurb ANY of them! I love this series so much I did a fan book trailer the first book to get more eyeballs to the series-

    http://youtu.be/JUrMxwSmIxE

    I want more readers (Of ANY age) to know-

    A. Know it exists!
    B.Read it and perhaps get some of them who liked it to chat about it with me on T.A.A. or in private.

    I'd been working on this off and on since last year, but your post on "Paying it Forward" reminded me to finish it. Thanks.

    I'm going to do trailers for the other three, but that'll be awhile as I've got a lot on my plate between plans for Gabriel's launch, the podcasts I've planned, and I will meet my goal of at least ONE submission ready manuscript this year. I've just got to work harder at fighting the fear.

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    1. Had to re-upload the video linked above and thus the link changed again-
      http://youtu.be/cJIIAcJubZs

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  5. I agree. That is quite the honor.

    Oh, poor Logan. You've done a marvelous job with this. <3 the cover, too!

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  6. What an honor for you, Kelly! That would be flattering to me.

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    1. I'm definitely flattered Sherry asked me to blurb for her. :)

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  7. That's great Kelly. I'm sure you'll get plenty more requests.

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  8. You'd definitely be my first choice for a blurb ... we'll definitely have to plan something in the future!

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    1. Aw, I'd love to blurb for you, Faith! :)

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  9. That book sounds fun and interesting. I haven't been asked to blurb books, but have been asked to blurb 2 editors' sites from whom I won free edits.

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  10. Now I want to read this one. Imagine falling in love with a dead guy. Looking forward to your blurb.

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  11. Ha! Your blurb for my novel, Ruby's Fire was perfect. And yes, I've blurbed a few authors' books. In fact, I'm reading a middle grade book by Karen Pokras that I'm about to blurb. Maybe I'll feature some of her Nate Rocks books on my blog soon.

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    1. Awesome! I hope you do feature her books soon.

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  12. I have blurbed a few of my editing projects, taking care to use key words. Your blurb sounds intriguing.

    Nas

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  13. Great cover! And you did an amazing job on the blurb, Kelly. The last sentence in the first paragraph certainly caught my attention. "Mostly because he’s dead." Oh, that is so good. I added it to my TBR list. :D

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    1. Oh, that's not my blurb. Mine hasn't been released yet.

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  14. I really like the desperate hanging on of the hands, it really goes well w/the storyline. I can imagine it would be thrilling to be asked to blurb! Which also sounds so funny... :)

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    1. It does sound funny, now that you mention it.

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  15. Smashing cover... and that second sentence is a jawdropper!

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  16. I loved it. Having recently recovered from have to write my first blurb, can I just say you have this down to a science. Cover is grand, btw.

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    1. Oh, the blurb with the cover isn't mine. That's the blurb/synopsis for the back cover of the book. My blurb is the one line endorsement that will also go on the book. I didn't share it because the publisher hasn't released it yet.

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  17. The cover looks great, and you're right about blurbing books as a high honour. (I haven't blurbed any yet ... but I look forward to doing it soon.)

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    1. Definitely a great honor. I hope you do get to blurb a book soon.

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  18. Excellent job on the blurb, Kelly. It definitely makes me want to read it!

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    1. I saw your comment above. That blurb is from the publisher. Mine hasn't been released yet. Sorry I didn't make that clear.

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  19. That's awesome Kelly- being asked to write a blurb!

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    1. I love writing blurbs, and actually just got another blurb request today. :)

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  20. Oh, that cover! I love the position of the hands, the shirt.

    Totally agree that blurbing is an honor. And your blurbs are obviously coveted. That's great. :)

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    1. The cover is great, isn't it? I love it.

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  21. This book sounds fantastic! I can understand why you were so excited to write a blurb for it. :) I have been asked to write two blurbs so far. What a wonderful feeling- and lots to think about.
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes, it's a great honor, but it isn't easy to sum up a book in a line or two. Definitely tough. I think it's a great exercise though and fun once you figure out how to do it.

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