Monday, November 12, 2012
How Author Blurbs Ought to Work--but Rarely Do
The good news is that the cover of What Darkness Brings is almost ready to be released. The even better news is that the slight delay occurred because a #1 New York Times bestselling author has just written a wonderful blurb for it. She stumbled across the series by accident, read all seven published books in a two-week marathon, and then contacted my editor and offered to write a blurb for What Darkness Brings.
There is something particularly humbling about having such a successful fellow-author so enthusiastically support what you do. I usually take author quotes on books with a grain of salt because I know how many times I have struggled to find something nice to say about a book I've been asked to blurb. But this is the real deal!
So who is it? I can't say just yet. What I can say is that her enthusiasm (along with the series' continued growth in sales) has sparked real excitement at Penguin, and it looks like they're going to put a bit more effort into the promotion of this next book.
But I can give you a sneak peek at the quote: "Best historical thriller writer in the business! Sebastian St. Cyr is everything you could want in a Regency-era nobleman-turned-death investigator: uncannily clever, unwaveringly reserved and irresistibly sexy. The entire series is simply elegant."
Pretty neat, huh?