I tried funny for over a month and I didn’t see any significant deviation in the little graph that tells me how many people are downloading the book. The books aren’t funny anyway so I’m going to try exciting/cheesy and see how that goes. The next installment of Spiders of Halros blurbs:
A thousand years ago, peace was bought with an ocean of blood.
In the years since…much has been forgotten.
Stories that should have been told went unspoken.
Terrible knowledge was lost to the ages.
An ancient evil awakens and a world’s fate rests on the slender shoulders of six young women.
The Spiders of Halros begins The Arros Chronicles and the journeys of the Ballantine sisters as they search for a way to save their father. The princesses will discover love can be sweetest in the darkness and nothing is stronger than the bonds of family.
My suspicion is the book just doesn’t show up on any sort of search (where you didn’t start with the title or my name), but writing blurbs is comparatively little work.
I decided to try a new cover for The Spiders of Halros today. The new cover is more generic and less seventy’s animation cell. For those who have read the book, if you were wondering “Is that the Sky Kingdom’s banner?” Yup. The new cover is less spider and more dragons (which also accurately describes the series). It will be interesting to see if it makes a difference.
These days I’ve been mostly working on a new science fiction novel. Since I’m not the greatest writer of blurbs, I decided to start working on the blurb for this one ahead of time. I know it’s an advertising thing, but I don’t think blurbs (or cover art) should make promises that a book can’t keep. Here is the blurb so far for Pilot (working title).
Darren Anderson knows that life rarely gives anything without taking something away.
Aliens are real…awesome.
They want to establish a relationship with the people of Earth…also pretty awesome.
Darren’s older brother Mike wants to reconnect after a decade and a half of generally not giving a damn. Not awesome.
Pilot is the story of two estranged brothers set to a backdrop of intergalactic conflict and the darkness of human nature. It begins the journey of the Anderson family who will discover that no matter how far you travel from home, wonder and terror often walk hand-in-hand.
Hopefully, by the time this book is finished the blurb will be too;)