Much to my surprise, it’s the one I submitted! 😀
(Polished, of course, but 90% mine! Take that blurbs! I will master you yet! ;D )
Hope dangles by a silken thread.
When the head of the Araneidae clan is found poisoned in her nest, her eldest daughter,Lourdes, becomes their clan’s new maven. If her clan is to survive, she has but one choice: she must marry before her nest is seized. All she needs is a warrior fierce enough to protect her city and safeguard her clansmen. Such a male is Rhys the Cold.
Born the youngest son of an impoverished maven, the only things Rhys has to his name are his sword and his mercenary reputation. His clan is starving, but their fondness for the flesh of fellow Araneaeans makes them unwelcome dinner guests. Torn between loyalty to his clan and fascination with his future bride, Rhys’s first taste ofLourdesthreatens to melt the cold encasing his heart.
Amid the chaos of battle,Lourdes’s sister disappears and is feared captured.Lourdesand Rhys pursue their enemies into the southlands, where they discover an odd plague ravaging southern clans as it travels north, to Arania. Determined to survive,Lourdeswill discover whether she’s worth her silk or if she’s spun the thread by which her clan will hang.
Warning: This book contains one mercenary hero with a biting fetish, one determined heroine who gets nibbled, and an answer to the age-old question, “What does dragon taste like?” Matricide and sibling rivalry are available upon request. The house special is revenge, best served cold.
Join me in a happy dance, won’t you? Blurb writing is a necessary skill for writers, and it’s one I’ve struggled to master. I know it’s silly, but I get such a kick out of seeing my practice pay off in a way that makes me proud to say, “I did that.”
Devin Harnois says
*Happy dance for you*. I hope to get decent at blurb writing too, sooner than later!
I think part of the struggle isn’t actually getting it written, but being able to condense the larger plot elements. I’m discovering I’m pretty oblivious to the larger picture. That makes it impossible to break things down, let alone make the premise sound “hooky.” LOL