Dariel's World

Hi. I'm Dariel Raye, an interracial/multi-cultural paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and psy/suspense author, and every day of this journey is a learning experience. I'm also a counselor, musician, and animal lover. My stories are about all-conquering love and romance, and I enjoy hosting other authors as well. Enter a world where werewolves, vampires, multi-shifters, vamp-like Nephilim, Vodouin Fey, and all things paranormal capture our hearts...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Poll and Cover Reveal : Which Blurb Draws You?


Hi, Everybody. I'm excited about my upcoming release, a small group project with three separate novellas and a unifying subject - "Untameable Heat." With our release date coming up soon, July 11th, we've got some fun events planned, including a launch tour and Facebook party! Stay tuned for more info on the party soon. We'd love to see you at both events. For today, though, there's something else I need your help with...

Which blurb to use. Somehow, I ended up writing two. I always like to get your opinions about things, so here goes. Tell me in comments which blurb you like best and the one you choose is the one I'll use when the book is released. They're very similar, but sometimes the little differences are important.

"Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve" Blurb A 
Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” match making service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL, she seizes the opportunity to escape to a possible hideaway.
In addition to being half-demon, Kaden is of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities. Remanded to Kushiel’s custody centuries ago, he is only allowed leave from Hell twice a year, three days each time – Beltane, and Samhain. His life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve? 

"Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve" Blurb B
Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” matchmaking service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida, she seizes the opportunity to escape and meets Kaden, an imprisoned half-demon assassin who is only allowed out of Hell six days a year.
After LaTanya Washington’s family was murdered, she learned not to trust or depend on anyone, but Kaden is a member of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities.  His life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve? 

3 comments:

Susan W. said...

I like blurb A. It give the information needed in a very neat manor.

Kelly Erickson said...

blurb A sounds better. How important to the is it that LaTanya's family was murdered? That isn't mentioned in A. But it sounds like a very important part of the plot in B.

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for the confirmation, Susan and Kelly. I ended up choosing A, too. Don't really need to know about Tanya's parents at the very beginning of the story.