Nonfiction, Poetry, and Anthology Entries
5 Steps to Better Blurbs:
Crafting Dynamic Descriptions that Sell
Want to write better blurbs?
Blurb writing is the most misunderstood task we undertake. Herein, I’ll dissect the principles at work behind awesome blurbs, examine the common mistakes, and detail some completed case studies. Once I’ve shown you the five steps to strengthening the book description, you can put what you’ve learned into play.
Inside, you will find … • 10 principles of dream blurbs • 5 common mistakes • 10+ case studies • 5 steps to better blurbs • 6 exercises to strengthen your blurbs
Bonus: You’ll find information on getting additional case studies and free or discounted blurb overhauls.
If you're here for the exercises since you already bought the book. I've posted them to my new Google site.
The Light Leads to Hope and Peace
The Reflections of Faith authors have teamed up again to bring you another assortment of characters living out their faith, this time exploring what it means to hope in Christ, and what it means to find peace.
From the ancient Roman empire to unknown futures with shadowy governments, hope carries these ordinary heroes forward even when the whole world pushes them back. Even when life and every happiness is threatened, through Christ they find peace.
The Teacher and the Astronaut by Bokerah Brumley When Penelope's car overheats, she fears it's the harbinger of worse things to come...until an attractive astronaut pulls up behind her on Houston's I-45.
Whispering Hope by Faith Blum A man tortured by his present slowly confronts a past that was brainwashed out of him...until now.
When Paths Cross by C.L. Wells A woman who can’t let go of the past steps out of her comfort zone only to find she’s the last hope of a homeless woman with a small child.
Once Only by Jane Lebak When an infant is abandoned to die on a road, five angels team up to save his life.
Innova by Julie C. Gilbert A former movie star needs all of her old skills to save herself and her husband from the government goons who kidnapped them.
When all is lost, what is your hope? Where is your peace?
Immerse yourself in five clean, sweet, Christian novelettes in this awesome multi-genre box set...and maybe encounter your next favorite author!
Thin Black Road
Thin Black Road is a collection of short inspirational Christian poems/songs. They can be read for fun or used as devotionals. Most contain thoughts about attaining peace in troubled times, enjoying beauty found all around, or what it’s like to live the Christian life in a dark yet still wonderful world.
There’s a thin black road I have traveled many times. It leads to peace In so many ways. It’s kind of hard to describe For the road’s oft unclear. It unfolds to me Like a lovely gift One word at a time. Then, music fills in the gaps, Making worries fade away, As unexplainable peace pours in. There’s a thin black road It leads me to peace. When good or ill tidings come To threaten my equilibrium, I will travel that road And return to peaceful calm.
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Fantastic Creatures - A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology
Here be dragons ... and selkies and griffins and maybe even a mermaid or two.
Twenty fantasy authors band together to bring you a collection of thrilling tales and magical monsters. Do you like to slay dragons? Or befriend them? Do you prefer to meet cephalopods as gigantic kraken or adorable tree octopuses?
Each story focuses around a fantastic creature from folklore or mythology, and they range from light and playful tales for the whole family to darker stories that may make you wish to leave the lights on. These stories carry the Fellowship of Fantasy seal of approval. While our monsters may be horrifying, you won't stumble into questionable content.
Perfect for the fantasy lover who can't get enough of mythical beasts.