More wine? #MFRWHooks

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.



  1. Always fun, Ed. Wine please? Oh yes!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Charmaine!

  2. Four to six people in the bed? No wonder she wants to remain chaste, lol.

    1. Or perhaps ‘chased’ is the right spelling?

  3. Yes, certainly sounds a bit crowded, Ed! 🙂 By the way if you don’t like the cover, I think your ‘poster’ would make a really good one!

    1. The poster is certainly more colorful.

  4. Wow, Ed! You’re a new writer for me, but I like the way your mind works!

    1. And I like the way yours is working, Lisabet!

  5. Methinks the lady is cautiously weighing her options. Wine. Bed. Man. Woman. Can be a dangerous combination.

    1. Yep. Especially on your wedding night.

  6. LoL – no he’s not trying to get her drunk – have more wine… tweeted.

    1. Key fact not included in the snippet: they just got married. Things aren’t always what they seem.

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