A really terrific story that sucks a reader right in and spits them out the other side a changed person, doesn’t start on page 1. It starts with a stunning cover and pre-release tease, both of which should capture the essence of the tale, the personality of the characters and the sensuality of the journey upon which the writer is inviting the reader to embark. It’s called curb appeal—but for books.
And author Lindsay J Pryor is mistress of the art when it comes to getting curb appeal right. She's also a master story teller, 'Blood Shadows', Book 1 in her acclaimed Blackthorn series proved that.
And here is how Lindsay is launching Book 2:-
See what I mean? How could you not be tempted to check out 'Blood Roses'. You've got character, you've got sensual, you've got a hint of menace and, already sold on the promise of an eventual happy-ever-after, you know damn well you've got an emotional adventure ahead of you.
Now mix in the blurb:
"She was supposed to kill vampires, not save them. Those were the rules. That
was the lore." A rare and powerful witch whose blood is lethal to vampires,
Leila has always viewed her serryn abilities as a curse. After seeing her
mother slaughtered as a child, Leila longs for a safe, quiet life. That wish is
shattered by Caleb Dehain - a vampire with a dark past and a darker heart. The
most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of
the witches he despises to save his dying brother. A serryn who has no reason
to help him. Except that he has her sister. Caleb and Leila are each other's
worst nightmare - but the slow-burning spark of attraction between them is
undeniable. Will Leila's blood be his damnation? Or could her kiss be his
And these endorsements:
'a shining, brilliant new talent in the paranormal genre.' CC MacKenzie
'Earns a place alongside Paranormal Romance's best writers' Michele Hauf
...And suddenly you've got irrisistable.
Ms Pryor, I applaud you for recognising 'the hook' doesn't come on Page 1, it needs to be dangled even before the spine on thebook gets a cracking.
Buy Blood Roses #2: Amazon UK / Amazon US / Barnes & Noble
Find out more about Blackthorn here: http://www.lindsayjpryor.com/
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