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Sunday, February 13, 2011

What Do You Look For In A Book?

What entices you to buy a book?

Me, I’m drawn to titles. I’m captivated by the cover of the book, but I’ve been betrayed by both in the past. Do you read the blurb? I do. I go a little bit farther by reading the first page to determine the feel of the book, the tone and rhythm. How do you feel about book trailers? Do you read reviews?

I invite you to check out my title, cover and blurb for Stormy Wedding.

Rachel McAllister tried to dissuade Rory Callahan’s interest, she’d been hurt by love too many times before, but Rory had been as relentless as a dog after a bone. She gave in, but made one thing perfectly clear from the start—no sex until she said, “I do.” If Rachel knew one thing about men, it was that you gave them what they wanted—sex—and they’d be out the door before the sun came up. Rory has passed all her tests and jumped through her hoops to prove his love. They’re ready to say, “I do”, and Rachel’s ready to erase any of Rory’s lingering regrets about waiting to have sex.

Rory fell head over heels for Rachel at first sight. Getting her to date him was another matter altogether. He’d followed all her rules and has barely complained about her strict moral code. Now he’s going to marry her for better or worse. He’s about to find out his goody-two-shoes bride-to-be is a fiery vixen who’s too hot to handle.

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How do you navigate the sea of books available to you? Favorite authors? Favorite publishers? What’s your genre of choice?


Gem Sivad said...

Oh, Rachel's the kind of woman I admire and Rory the kind of man who deserves her.

Sounds HOT!


Laura Kaye said...

Great premise--sure to be full of UST! I used to be mainly a paranormal girl, but these days find myself reading anything that makes me yearn for the couple to have their happy ending. (Some great sex scenes don't hurt either!)

Amy S. said...

The cover usually draws my attention to a book. Then I check out the blurb or an excerpt.

Chicks of Characterization said...

This book sounds great!!! I too am drawn by cover and title, but the blurb has to catch my attention too!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!


LuAnn said...

It's usually the cover of a book that first peaks my interest and this one is great. It reminds me of my own wedding, which took place on a beach!

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Terra Pennington said...

Wow I love the cover. I need to check out this book.


Kelli Scott said...

Wow! I'm so excited everyone loooooves the cover. I do too. Rory is a doll. Rachel is sassy. I hope you read. I hope you enjoy and come back for more.

Jean P said...

That cover is great looking.
I usually am taken by the cover, then I read the blurb and if it is an author I have read before and liked I usually end up buying the book.

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Cathy M said...

I buy a lot of books from Ellora's Cave, mostly paranormal romances, but sometimes a blurb will catch my eye and have me discovering a new author. Love that.

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Mindi said...

I cheat and do look at the cover but mainly I love good character dialog and funny conversation. Wit is always a plus

Kelli Scott said...

Thanks everyone. Makes me feel better about not having a book trailer. I love writing for EC. And I too love good dialog.

Paradox Sinner said...

I am not a book trailer type of gal, but I do read reviews. I usually am drawn to the charactes of a story so I look for characters in a blurb that I know I will enjoy