Heart of the Raven Blurb

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This is the long version. A couple of shorter versions will appear later, though I have to admit that, after having done some research around the web and such, I don’t think those 100 word blurbs are always doing us authors the favors we think they are. There are plenty of complaints out there about book descriptions that are too short…

Katelina has barely recovered from the chaos of Malick’s revolt, yet she and Jorick must go to Munich to testify before the True Council. All hopes of a vacation are dashed when they ‘re assigned an entourage that includes Verchiel, a vampire Katelina never wants to see again.

Her hatred is forgotten when Malick and his henchmen penetrate the stronghold in Munich. Jorick hijacks the trip and diverts them on a quest to reclaim the Heart of the Raven. Said to be the disembodied heart of Lilith, the relic may be more reality than myth, and if it falls into the wrong hands it could have disastrous consequences for the world. Can they reach its hiding place before Malick?

The fifth installment of the Amaranthine series sees Jorick and Katelina draw closer as they surround themselves with their own miniature army and try to outwit the machinations of the ancient master. Katelina grows stronger and learns to stand on her own because there’s no room for the fainthearted in a world where darkness is eternal and the night tastes like blood.

signature for whiteAnd… opinions? I know you have ’em, and we all know I like to hear ’em. So fire away.

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  1. I don’t like long book descriptions, I hate knowing too much before I start reading. If the book is part of a series I’m enjoying I will purposefully not look at the back until I’ve finished so I haven’t a clue what’s going to happen as I read! But perhaps I’m just very quirky!! 😀 Did like this description though, seems just right to me.

    • I do that with movies! I prefer to know nothing about them except the basic genre, LOL! I always think that way I experience the way the film writers had in mind – no one writes a story with the idea the audience will know half of it first, after all 😉 So I know what you mean!

  2. Great!!! So good Joleene!!! Lots of love, Emily

  3. This description seems just right. Not too short, not too long. I’ve read some that are so long, I lose interest halfway through. This seems perfect.

  4. What intrigued me most was the heart of Lilith and how it might not be a myth. I wonder if you could bring it more to the top, like in a sentence that goes before the description? I wish I could come up with an example, but my mind is drawing a blank because I’m not familiar with Lilith and how it could tie into disaster for the world. But I love the idea that something like a heart could have that kind of power.

    Sorry I can’t be more help. I suck when it comes to writing descriptions. I end up having my writing group help me.

    I do think the length is perfect.

    • Yeah, I hate writing them, too, which is why I have been putting it off but I have like 10 days to release so better get at it.

      Thanks for the input! i think I know what you mean… off to ponder it 🙂

  5. I can’t wait to grab my own copy. The series just gets better and better

    • Thanks Donna! 😀 I was hoping to send out paperback version gifts but it seems it will be a month or two before they make it to paperbacks 😦

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