Monday, May 19, 2008

Back Cover Copy

A couple of days ago, My Editor emailed me the file of the cover flat for my Advanced Reading Copies! I was tickled pink to see not only my front cover but also the back cover and spine of the book. There were a couple of wonderful quotes from lovely and generous authors, Karin Tabke and Sandy Blair, neither of whom "know" me but were willing to read and say nice things about The Wild Sight. And best of all, I got to see and read the all-important back cover "blurb" written by My Editor!

So many readers (including yours truly) pick up the book, read the back cover, and make their decision whether or not to buy. Here it is, and I'd love to know what you think. Does this interest you to read further? I know it does for ME, but I could be a tad biased...

He was cursed with a “gift”
Born with the clairvoyance known to the Irish as “The Sight,” Donovan O’Shea fled to America to escape his visions. On a return trip to Ireland to see his ailing father, staggering family secrets threaten to turn his world upside down. And then beautiful, sensual Rylie Powell shows up, claiming to be his half-sister . . .

She’s just looking for the family she never knew . . .
After her mother’s death, Rylie finds tantalizing clues that send her off to Ireland to find the man listed on her birth certificate as her father. She needs the truth—but how can she and Donovan be brother and sister when the chemistry between them is nearly irresistible?

Uncovering the past leads them dangerously close to madness . . .

Donovan’s visions lead them into mystery and murder,
and only by going deep into the fens can they defeat an ancient enemy and bring the truth to light . . . but will they ever be able to get out?

10 comments:

Jane said...

Hey Aunty Cindy,
The blurb is great and it definitely grabbed my attention. You already know that I love the cover.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx a BUNCH, Jane!

I was REALLY HAPPY with the blurb. You and I both know how many people say that is one of the things that make them BUY the book. I think this one does a good "selling" job!

AC

terrio said...

So exciting. Does it feel real yet or are you still pinching yourself?

Lovely blurb. But here's my one question. Does he only have the sight when in Ireland? Why doesn't he have them in America?

I suppose the answer might be read the book. LOL! This is why the para stuff trips up my logical mind.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio,
I still have to pinch myself on a regular basis! And yes, I have the black & blue marks to prove it. My good buddy Anna Campbell tells me that it won't be totally real until I hold an actual copy of the book in my hands.

As for the Sight thing not happening in America, up to this point, Donovan has NOT experienced it in America. Gotta leave myself some wiggle room for possible sequels! HA! But his Sight has been tied to the Ancient Celts in Ireland up until a certain point in this story. However, he does avoid museums, poor man. :-)

AC

terrio said...

Oh, holding the real thing has got to be cool. But I'd think the real kicker for me would be seeing it on the shelves at the store. If I happened to be there when someone picked it up, I'm probably faint. LOL!

So there's sort of triggers for the Sight. I'm with ya. Did I *hear* the word "sequals"? Sequals is good.

Oh, I'm working on your questions. Almost done. This is so fun.

Helen said...

I loved it Aunty Cindy love the cover and the blurb it would make me pick the book up I am really looking forward to this book.
As you know 2 of my daughters are having babies and one of them loves the name Riley if she has a girl and I love the name as well.
Hurry up October I say so as I can read it !!!

Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio,
Well, maybe I'm deluding myself but yes, at the moment I'm thinking sequels (PLURAL!)... And yes, on the "triggers." Certain things cause Donovan to have his visions. Unfortunately, he doesn't necessarily know what until it happens. NOT convenient at all. :-P

Helen,
I can't WAIT for you to read it! I'm dying to know your opinion. There is a particular reason my heroine is named Rylie, but that's all I'll say so I won't spoil the surprise.

Oh, and I HOPE HOPE HOPE one of your grandbabies is born on MY birthday (Dec. 18th)! My youngest niece was, even though she was due Dec. 24th. That would be SO FUN!

Helen said...

Aunty Cindy another little hint that makes me want to read it more so as I can find out why the heroine is called Riley LOL

There is a good chance that one of them may be born then because they are due on 12th and 13th Dec and of course they very rarely are born on time I just hope they don't come on the same day because they are going to different hospitals that are about 50 mins from each other and I cannot choose which one to be with. I love them too much. 18th Dec is probably looking good.
Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Helen,
IF we get lucky and one of them is born on my birthday, I absolutely claim secondary grandma rights! :-)

AC

Helen said...

Absolutley Aunty Cindy I am very happy to share my Grandbabies with you being a Grandparent is so much fun.

Have Fun
Helen