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IWSG Blurbs…Blech!

Is it September already? Waah. Good thing it’s time for the Insecure Writers Support Group to boost my mood as the days grow shorter. Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and all of the supportive writers in this group.

I’m grateful to the awesome co-hosts:  PJ Colando, J Lenni Dorner, Deniz Bevan, Kim Lajevardi, Natalie Aguirre, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

Ideal beta partner? I already have one! Nicki Elson is the bombdiggity. She even helped me edit the blurb for my upcoming sports romance, RIVALS. Just about every author hates writing blurbs, and I suffered through this one. What do you think?

“I embrace my rival. But only to strangle him.” 
~Jean Racine 

After landing her dream job as head volleyball coach at Ohio State University, Lauren Chase’s career has become a nightmare. Her only hope of saving her job is to recruit a star player to her team. Too bad the player’s twin has signed a football scholarship for OSU’s chief rival, Michigan. And too bad Michigan coach, Jeremy Trent, sends sparks through Lauren every time they cross paths. But no way will she pursue an attraction to a man who represents the university she hates. 

Jeremy detests his boss, and he hopes that signing the nation’s #1 recruit is the ticket he needs to become a head coach himself one day. Lauren Chase is already a head coach, and Jeremy has to admit that she intrigues the hell out of him. He wants to know why her performance has tanked after winning a national championship. He wants to see beneath Lauren’s fast pace and dirty mouth. But he can’t get with a Buckeye, right?

Maybe rivals don’t have to remain enemies. Maybe they can learn to appreciate their opponent’s strengths. And, if they’re lucky—if they excel at the game—maybe rivals can bring out the very best in each other. 

Add Rivals to Goodreads HERE.

20 thoughts on “IWSG Blurbs…Blech!”

    1. Ann Arbor is a lovely town, Natalie! Do you like Zingerman’s Deli? I mention it in the story. I hear Michigan fans have bumper stickers that say, “Oh how I hate Ohio State” 😀 Thank you for the compliment on the blurb!


  1. I watched Russell Brand’s interview with Candace Owens interview last night. They are totally opposite but conducted themselves respectfully. Gave me hope for others. Candace can be difficult to listen to. I like your blurbs, Jennifer. They sound intelligent.

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    1. Kudos to politicos on opposite ends of the spectrum having a civil dialogue. I happen to really like Candace (I don’t know Russell Brand) so hopefully we can be civil to each other as well, Joylene! 🙂 Thank you for the kind comment about the blurb!


    1. Hi, Chrys! I am lucky to have Nicki. Congratulations on another new release for you! I have trouble commenting on blogger from my MacBook but I’ll try to hop back to your blog tomorrow from my work PC.


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