Imagine you’re in your favorite bookstore one day and happen upon a new book sitting on the shelf. Intrigued perhaps by the title, cover, or after playing eenie-meenie-minee-moe, you pick it up on a whim. You flip it over to see if it’s something you would be interested in, and read this blurb:
“When an angel and demon bind their souls together, the only way to sever it is to make the angel fall or the demon ascend. Who will be triumphant: the love-struck angel, or the lustful demon prince?”
Regal is a young Incubus who has recently earned the title of Prince of Lust from Jackal, the King of Hell. Although he is different from all of the other Incubi, he has earned the title for his many successes of capturing lustful souls. That, and he has the perk of being Jackal’s son.
Keir is one of Gloria’s archangels in training, who specializes in the Virtue of Kindness under the guidance of Michaelangelo. Despite being very powerful for his young age, he still has a lot to learn about earth and its inhabitants before he can move up in the ranks of the Angelic Hierarchy.
These two powerful forces collide when a battle over a human’s life goes awry. Keir finds himself head over heels in love with the demon, and Regal is given the rare opportunity to seize the angel as a personal servant. Regal jumps at the chance to become the first demon in history to covet an angel, but Keir is much smarter than he anticipates, and the two end up tethering their souls together in an unbreakable bond.
Keir is more than happy to have the bond between them, but Regal wants out of the deal. The only way to do that is to make the angel fall from grace and become a demon. But can Regal succeed in his plans before Keir makes him ascend into heaven and become one of Gloria’s children?
What would you do? Would you set it back down, or hold onto it for a while before making a final decision? Would you immediately sit down and read it on the spot, or purchase it to read over and over again? Does this blurb grip you, bore you, excite you, appall you?
The paragraph on the back of the book is often the first glimpse a reader has toward the story, and this is the tentative blurb for my first novel, The Art of Falling, which is currently in the works to being published!
Let me know what you think in the comments, and help me fine tune my blurb into something that will compel readers to pick up my book!