Saturday, 4 January 2014

Possible blurb for Radio Hope. What do you think?

My trip to Tangier is winding down and now I need to think about my tough publishing schedule over the next year. First up is my post-apocalyptic novel Radio Hope! Below is the proposed blurb. I'd love to have your feedback. Blurbs are tough.


In a world shattered by war, disease, and pollution. . .
. . .a female gunslinger longs to find a safe refuge for her son. . .
. . .a frustrated revolutionary delivers water to villagers living on a toxic waste dump. . .
. . .the assistant mayor of humanity’s last city hopes he will never have to take command. . .
. . .only to find their lives changing forever when a mad prophet and his army of fanatics march out of the wildlands on a crusade to purify the world through conquest.

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like it.
The three middle sentences I would make complete without the leading ...
Gives the final one more impact.

Sioux said...

I love the first and second phrase in your blurb (yeah, I sometimes think they're harder than writing a book). The assistant mayor part seems a little awkward. But it might just be me...

The very last part seems wordy, as well. Good luck. Maybe a trip to amazon.com would inspire you...Reading a bunch of blurbs might help you distill your novel into 100 words.

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