Carrie and Jaycee are two of seven awesome ladies who run NA Alley, a blog that's all about the flourishing New Adult genre.
In short, here are the rules:
1. Post the button and link to http://blog.jayceedelorenzo.com (following would be nice, but not required). Done & done.
2. Share an excerpt from your current WIP, perhaps something you're struggling with, are stuck on, or just can't "get right."
Done...sort of. The section I would have to post to get my question answered is too large for a blog post, so I decided to ask for suggestions on my back cover blurb and take a plot-related poll instead.
3. Ask a question about your excerpt. It can be something easy such as "What do you think?" or something more in-depth, such as "Can you suggest a better way to word such-and-such," or "How can I make the emotions in this scene more realistic?"
I'd like helpful, honest critiques of my blurb and answers to a poll re: meeting romance reader expectations vs the needs of my plot.
4. Tag 8 people.
Whew! 8 seems like such a small number until you go tagging. LOL
My WIP Come Back is a new adult historical romance set in the mid-1800s.
Here's (a very rough draft of) my blurb:
When 17-year-old Rebecca Garvey set out with her family for the long trip west, she never dreamed she'd be left behind in the wilderness of New Mexico Territory. Would she ever see them again? Would she even survive? ...Of course, she never thought she'd find love in the arms of a nomadic cowboy either.
Running from his past, Seth Emerson stumbles upon a young woman living alone in the wilderness. She nurses him back to health and treats him with kindness he doesn't deserve. Concerned for her safety and unable to get her off his mind, he tries to convince her to come with him back to civilization. Can he get her to leave before her stubborn nature gets her hurt or killed? And can he convince himself—and her—he's worthy of her love?
And here's my question:
(Fwiw, the first few chapters are short.)
Poll will close at 11:00 pm CST on the last day of July.
Now for MY 8 victims...
Elise Falson (If I have to do this twice, so do you. :P)
Natasha Hanova (Same goes for you. LOL)
Kate The Novelist
Consider yourself tagged. :)