As anyone who writes knows, it's much easier to write a 5,000 word description about your book than a 200 word teaser. So, when we writers are inevitably faced with writing the dreaded blurb or query, it's a task we sometimes dread!
Without further ado, here is a little sneak peak of what might be on the back cover of my book, Gift of Blood:
Native American artifacts specialist, Kate Doyle, craves an escape from her mundane life. The answer to her prayers comes all too soon when the charismatic Prof. Trevor Hart requests her expertise at a remote archeological dig site deep in the mountains of Arizona. Kate gets more than she hoped for, when she unearths a powerful ancient Hopi tablet that thrusts both she and Trevor into a deadly battle.
Upon her arrival in Arizona, Kate meets up with her mysterious trail guide, Chevy. What has happened in Chevy’s past to make him react so volatile around her, and why does he seem to be following her? Chevy raises questions that propel Kate to find out exactly who and what she is. As Kate fights to find the answers to these questions, secrets about herself begin surface. Through her journey, Kate discovers the nightmares she’s had all her life are pushing her towards a destiny that has been kept hidden from her.
Kate's life begins to spiral out of control as she learns secrets about herself that change everything she thought she knew about the world around her. To make things worse, someone Kate thought she could trust, is secretly part of a malicious organization set on using the powers of the tablet for destruction. They have been watching and waiting for her to discover her abilities in order to coerce her into unlocking the tablet’s power.
In the end, Kate is faced with the decision of destroying the world as she knows it, or loosing the ones she loves…