We’ve all heard the adage: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
But really, isn’t that exactly how we first judge a book? We walk into a bookstore (or a library) and we scan the shelves until — whoa! — a book’s cover art captures us, saying, “You have to read this book.”
And that’s exactly what the cover of Heiress does. You can’t see the woman’s face entirely … but you know some things about her, don’t you? She’s rich. Beautiful. And she has a certain attitude. Self assurance bordering on snobbish, perhaps?
And then there’s the first line of Heiress:
With the wrong smile, her sister could destroy Jinx’s world.
Having benefited from Susie’s mentoring, one thing she teaches is how vital it is to start with a compelling opening sentence — not just in the first chapter of your book, but in every scene.
Those ten words — count ’em, ten! — hooked me and had me asking questions: How could Jinx destroy her sister’s world –and with a smile, no less? Why would she do something like that?
So what’s Heiress about? The first of three books in Susie’s Daughters of Fortune series, here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find behind the cover and beyond that first line:
They can buy anything they want — fame, power, beauty, even loyalty.
But they can’t buy love.
The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts’ desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And what happens when the other sets out across the still untamed frontier to find it — will she discover she’s left it behind in the glamorous world of the New York gilded society? What price will each woman pay for being an heiress?
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In Your Words: Book cover. First line. Back cover copy. Which one do you look at when you’re considering buying a book? Leave a comment below and I’ll put your name in a drawing for a copy of Heiress!