In another life, I wrote paperback blurbs, probably thousands of them over several decades. Back in TradPub days, blurbs had to be short (paperbacks only have so much space on those covers) but comparing the reader who’s browsing in a bookstore to the person who’s surfing the net is the difference between a leisurely stroll and NASA rocket flight.
You'll find my current thinking about blurbs + hints, advice, links and news of a big sale over at Anne R. Allen's.
See you there!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Big sale right now on LOVE AND MONEY.
Now 99c. Usually $4.99 so you could definitely do worse.
Find a copy at all the usual suspects: Kindle, KindleUK, KindleCa, Nook, NookUK, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play.
Lots and lots of good reviews:
“AN IDEAL BOOK…RUTH HARRIS HAS DONE A MIRACULOUS JOB OF ENTWINING THE LIVES OF TWO WOMEN IN A TOTALLY BELIEVABLE AND FASCINATING WAY.
“A page-turner…Plausible and entertaining, Love And Money reads fast and the time frames ring true. Harris doesn’t miss a trick, her characters are often shaped by circumstances…and her characters change, as do the years. Ruth Harris is a talented writer who has come up with a novel so entertaining and interesting you won’t have to hide if someone asks you what you’re reading.” —West Coast Review of Books
“FAST-PACED, SUPERIOR FICTION WITH A ZINGING SENSE OF STYLE.
“A skillfully written, highly commercial “page-turner” LOVE AND MONEY is also a series of carefully drawn character studies, insightful psychological portraits of people driven by the need for love, the hunger for money and the fear of death.
“LOVE AND MONEY focuses on three major characters. Deedee Dahlen is a million dollar heiress, ‘born late, as if she knew ahead of time how complicated her life was going to be and needed all the time she could get to prepare for coping with its difficulties.’
“Lana Bantry, Deedee’s illegitimate sister, was born ‘six weeks prematurely, as if she couldn’t wait to get out into the world and take charge.’
“Slash Steiner — he invented the name because he thought the word sounded ‘invincible, invulnerable and unconquerable’ — a ‘man from nowhere who makes it big and becomes Deedee’s husband and Lana’s lover and business partner.
“Harris makes these characters and the joys and tragedies of their lives exciting and believable. With a narrative style that is crisply precise and descriptive, an unerring ear for dialogue and an overall tone that is strongly reminiscent of Susan Isaacs, Harris has written a terrifically satisfying ‘good read.’” —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel
“WELL-WRITTEN. FAST-PACED AND DIVERTING.” —Library Journal
“A SPECTACULAR, RICHLY PLOTTED NOVEL
“Racing to a shocking climax, this glittering novel is first-class entertainment…a story of love and money, and how both are made, lost, and found again.” —NY Times Book Review
“A powerful contemporary novel of…passions, jealousies and secrets…Love and money. Ultimately they seemed to be all anyone really understood.” —Michael Joseph