This week I’m joining another Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop: Book Hooks. Writers share the first few sentences of their works in hopes of luring you in.
Here’s the opening of The Midas Rush, my first science fiction romantic comedies, back when I was marketing more as science fiction than romance.
“More wine?” asked Tresky Buffrum.
The most beautiful woman he’d ever met didn’t answer, just stared at the cork-sheathed wine bottle sitting on the table between them. Then she stared across the hotel room at the carved, greywood bed — big enough for four people. Six if they were relatives.
And still she didn’t answer. Starting to worry, he fidgeted.
“Are you trying to get me drunk?” she said at last.
“No! No, I just –“
Above is a ‘travel poster’ I designed for the book. The cover is below. I really need a better cover, don’t you think?
Be sure to check out the opening hooks from other MFRW authors. I’m certain you’ll read them all with baited (sic) breath.
The Midas Rush
All Tresky Buffrum wants is a taste of adventure and freedom before resigning himself to the simple life of a shepherd. What he gets instead is a mysterious wife (determined to remain chaste) who leads him to the Midas Crater, where some of the planet’s intelligent natives have been inexplicably transformed into gold.