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Friday, February 01, 2008

A New Month & New Copy

Can you believe it's already February? There are definitely pros and cons of writing, but one con I find is that when I am on deadline (which is most of the time), the days seem to fly past. I swear it was just Christmas and now we are screeching fast toward Valentine's Day. Which reminds me on a side note, I have a contest up on my website that ends on Valentine's Day, so stop by between now and then to enter if you haven't already. One of the books to be given away is by the extraordinarily talented Devyn Quinn.

So with a new month came new cover copy. This I received in for Sweet & Sinful, my late July release. One thing I've found with cover copy for erotic romances is that the copy generally focuses mostly on the sex and not so much on the plot. I guess this is logical, but I often think doesn't the reader want to know what the story is about though? I mean isn't it a given that the book has sex in it with that erotic romance tag? Anyway, my new cover copy follows (see what you think)...

Two young women in the great big city find they have the same problem: office relationships are a definite no-no, but there’s always a way to bend the rules—for the right man…

Just Like Candy…
Compared to Candy, her across-the-cubicle coworker, Courtney Baxter is shy. She wouldn’t mind being just like Candy, and she’s invested in a new wardrobe that practically screams seduce me. Suddenly Courtney has more men ready to hop into her bed than she ever imagined, including Blaine Daly. The man is sexy as sin with a body to match—and he’ll go to any extreme to please her...

Hard Candy…
Sensual and flamboyant, Candy Masterson has never made a secret of her love for sex and the male physique. But until Ty Louis came into her life, she didn’t think she’d find a man who could satisfy her every need—and he just so happens to live in her apartment complex. How convenient. Sheet-scorching sex and torrid romance, coming right up…

Now, seriously, does this make you want to read the book? I am not quite sure how I feel about it yet. I sort of feel like it's not as catchy as some I have seen and some I've had in the past. Or maybe it's just that I wish it said more about the stories themselves. Well, what isn't said is that the first story is about a stalker and the second one about a woman facing a potentially serious medical condition. That is obviously the very succinct version, but I wonder why that stuff isn't on there. Maybe it takes the sexy out of the storyline. Within the stories themself, I don't think it does, I think it blends together quite nicely, but perhaps from a cover copy standpoint all that matters is the sexy...

What do you think? When it comes to cover copy and erotic romance, what do you like to see?

~ jodi

Posted by Jodi Lynn Copeland :: 1:49 AM :: 16 comments

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