Yesterday I shared my method for writing the teaser/blurb for Lights Out (what will be the back cover copy when the time comes for a paperback release). Here are the results of my efforts – I would love to know what you think, and how it could be improved. It’s my first ever blurb, so feedback is very welcome; if you’d rather not comment, please tweet me @amytemplewriter or email me at amytemplewriter at gmail dot com.
Deep breath. Here we go.
Some secrets only come out at night. . .
Thrown out of her last job in disgrace, professional escort Kayla Allen arrives at London’s top brothel for a fresh start secured by Jack, her mysterious client/lover. Jack can’t bail her out again – one more screw-up and she’ll find herself trying to survive without a single job on her CV, her dream of owning her own brothel up in smoke.
Kayla really needs to stick to the rules this time. And the biggest rule is: no sleeping with your colleagues.
After lights out. . .
But Kayla had reckoned without the gorgeous Sally Miller. Dominant, beautiful, and magnetic, Sally embodies everything Kayla has dreamt of since she was a schoolgirl. After lights out each night, Sally draws Kayla into a world of sexual discovery so powerful that it threatens the poise, the persona and the secrets that Kayla has kept all her life.
When tragedy strikes what remains of Kayla’s family, she must choose between the future she’s fighting for, and the forbidden lover she can’t give up.
What secrets can stay in the dark – and what secrets must come out?
So there you have it – I am writing about a sexual affair between two women who are sex workers. We’ll talk about that in more detail next week – the whys and the wherefores (although if my memories of Romeo and Juliet aren’t failing me, whys and wherefores are the same thing!) Check back on Monday for the cover reveal and hit me with any questions or thoughts in the meantime – find me on Twitter @AmyTempleWriter or use the hashtag #lightsoutbook and I’ll find you!