A recent Romance Writers of America commissioned survey of romance book buyers cited the following:
Top “offline” factors in influencing purchase decisions:
- Enjoying the author’s previous books
- Book is part of a series they’re reading
- Description on the back cover or flaps
- Recommendation of a friend or relative
I thought it might be fun to give you the descriptions on the back cover of two of my books that were out this year and ask you to tell me which one you’d buy–based on the description. Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing to win a free book!!
On Sunday, when I post the winner of the drawing, I’ll let you know which one outperformed the other on my recent royalty statement!
What Happens in Close Quarters…
When Margaret Fisher’s friends were killed in a tragic accident, she suddenly found herself co-guardian of the couple’s six-year-old son. Cole Lassiter was the last man she ever wanted to see again after he’d broken her heart in high school, but she’d do anything –even move into his house—to be a mother for Charlie.
Successful entrepreneur Cole still felt betrayed by Meg…and couldn’t imagine sharing anything with her, let alone a son. But while adolescent wounds ran deep, so did their very grown-up attraction for one another. And as they learned to be good parents to Charlie, the mismatched pair were also learning about forgiveness—and the power of forever love.
Pediatrician Kate McNeal thought she had it all. But the one thing she longed for—the child she’d given up for adoption nine years earlier—remained just out of reach. So when she learned the girl was living with her adoptive father in Jackson Hole, Kate moved her practice lock, stock and stethoscope, to be close to the daughter she’d never forgotten.
Joel Dennes used to think he had it all—until tragedy tore his family apart. Now the single dad needs help with his little girl, and the new doctor in town seems like the perfect woman for the job—and soon he thinks she may be the perfect woman for him! But when Kate’s secret comes out, will the betrayal be the end of their fairy-tale ending?