Cornerstone Progress Report
All in all, the novel is coming along. Right now it is going through a heavy round of critiques so I can make sure I put the best story out for you that I can. The cover art is almost completed, I’ve been working with the very talented (and patient) Paul Beasley of Create Imaginations.
I’m reviewing editors, moving toward selecting one I want to work with.
So what does all that mean? It means it isn’t ready. Yet.
In the meantime, I will share with you the blurb for the back.
He was much like the waterfall before her. Dangerous yet captivating. It would be incredibly easy to get caught up in its current and be helplessly at its mercy. This waterfall might likely have claimed the life of any that had fallen into it. Being with him might bring darkness to both his people and hers. And yet she was unexplainably drawn to him. She was determined to hate him. Being with him was impossible. Yet even knowing the things he had quite possibly done, she was starting not to care.
In a world comprised of three rival kingdoms as different from each other as the families that rule them, Emariya Warren is unique in being a daughter of not one but two of the ruling families.
Sixteen years ago, Emariya narrowly escaped dying on their cold estate floor beside her mother. Now, after learning her father has been captured, Emariya makes the desperate decision to follow in her mother’s ill-fated footsteps and journey to marry the prince of a rival land, Torian Ahlen. But when Emariya discovers the secrets of the three families and a ominous prophecy warning the three bloodlines must never be combined, she begins to fear the handsome prince waiting for her may desire more than to steal her heart.
It is amazing how hard it is to write those few little words for the back. Trying to condense 90,000 words into two paragraphs is excruciating. I mean, essentially the blurb is my promise to you. It is me, saying, “If you read my story, if you step into my world, this is what I will share with you. Romance. Mystery. Intrigue. Betrayal. Heartbreak. Danger. Loss. Hope. New worlds, new friends. But I have to say it in a way that will help you relate the things I am promising you to the format they will be delivered in.
I couldn’t resist putting a direct quote on there, it is one of my favorites. I hope you like it as well.