Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blurby Goodness

Last night my final books for OFF THE CLOCK hit my inbox. Naturally, I opened the file to have a look-see at the finished product - including the back cover blurb.  I adore it. It is one of those blurbs that makes me hope that what's inside lives up to expectations. I sent an e-mail to my editor saying whoever wrote it gets my wholehearted thanks. Blurb writing is HARD and it's so much better than what I sent in on my blurb form.

So without  further ado: Cover and blurb for OFF THE CLOCK, a First Responders Novella coming October 4 from Samhain Publishing:

The last thing she needs is a hero…
First Responders, Book 1
Paramedic Gabe Brennan’s job is saving lives. When he witnesses an accident and rushes in to help, the victim brings back memories of the night that marked him forever. The night he almost couldn’t save his best friend, Brandon. Brandon’s sister is in the car. She’s pregnant. And his longing for her is just as sharp as ever.

Carly’s never been so glad to see a friendly face. Gabe’s gallant rescue—and the gentle kiss he bestows upon her at the hospital—resurrect feelings she buried long ago. Having just closed the book on a crumbling marriage, she’s not too keen on opening herself up to hurt again. Not even for the one man who’s always seemed to be there when she needed him most.

Gabe knows he shouldn’t be falling for Carly, especially since she insists she’s off the market. But the chemistry still simmering between them after all these years is no accident. Now all he has to do is convince her she belongs in the empty space he’s always held open for her. The one next to his heart…

Caution: Contents—and paramedic hero—may be too hot to handle!


  1. Fabulous blurb and cover, Donna. I love those first responder heroes and know this book is going to be close to my heart. Super cover, and everything else!

  2. Fantastic cover! And the blurb is perfect!

  3. Heidi Hamburg9:47 a.m.

    Great blurb. Makes me want to dig in right now, not October.
    Love the cover, too.

  4. Sounds like a terrific read, Donna.

    Great cover, too.

  5. Delicious cover, and a GREAT blurb! Congrats!

  6. Love it! Blurb is terrific, and I am in love with that cover!

  7. Hi Donna:

    Isn’t it interesting how often the last thing you need is the first thing you want?

    They just did a big blog on novellas on Seekerville. I just wish your book was available now. It seems I’m always waiting.


  8. Great blurb and cover!

  9. Thanks everyone!

    Vince...darlin', I'm writing as fast as I can. In the meantime, my next Romance is available at eharlequin and is in stores in July. :-)

    And speaking of Seekerville - I'm doing a virtual book launch there in October! I have Off the Clock and another romance releasing the same day! :-) The Seekerville chicks are great!