Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sneak Preview!

Okay, ya'll gave me tons of helpful input on my blurb for A Lick and A Promise. For your amusement, here's the final version I intend sending in and below it is the original, clunkier version YOU helped edit. I think some free copies will be hitting some inboxes by way of thanks...

Final Version:

And the Earthlings thought their sexual activity carried health risks…

Inappropriate lust for a sexy, recovering addict makes Dove Hansen wonder about her choices in men. Maybe she'll stick with her anonymous dream lover after all. He might not exist but at least he's sober and their ethereal couplings leave her panting. Still, she's gonna lose it if she doesn't get some with a human.

Mark Arianos isn't a junkie. He's a fugitive alien strung out on Earth air. In his world, sex is a capital crime and his uncontrollable passion for Dove could turn lethal. So their out-of-body trysts keep insanity at bay while he fulfills a critical mission.

But the longer Mark dallies with Dove, the deeper their attachment grows. Soon he must choose between betraying her or risking his civilization, and his life, to give her more than a lick and a promise.

Original clunker:

And the humans thought their sexual activity carried health risks…

When Dove Hansen meets a sexy, recovering drug addict, she wonders if her dream lover isn’t so bad after all. He might not exist but he’s passionate, hot and sober. Their frantic couplings in the ether leave her panting. Still, she’s going to lose it if she doesn’t get some in real life. Hence her carnal interest in the dark, dangerous Mark Arianos.

Probabilist Anthros, AKA Mark Arianos, isn't a junkie. He's a fugitive alien who looks that way. Earth air is corroding his brain and while he acclimates, he’s not only vulnerable, he’s in trouble. If he has sex his people will execute him.

Out-of-body trysts work wonders while fulfilling his mission--reclaim a half-breed child and regenerate his nation’s gene pool--until he meets Dove. And she’s not only his dream lover, she’s the uber protective nanny of said child.

The longer Anthros dallies with Dove, the deeper his attachment grows. Soon he must decide whether to solve his problems by betraying her. Or risk his world and his life, to have more than a lick and a promise.

**For those of you new to the blog, A Lick and A Promise is a sequel to Out of This World. It carries on with Probabilist Anthros (AKA Mark Arianos)--the omnipresent alien who got the whole story started.

2 Comments:

Blogger Karen Scott said...

Ann, methinks the blurb is a little long-winded.

You lost me by the second paragraph. Sorry.

April 16, 2007 6:05 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

You rocketh, Karen. This is exactly the kind of feedback I need. Thx!!

April 16, 2007 6:46 PM  

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