Friday, August 5, 2011
Extra Cover Copy for The Virgin Billionaire's Dream House
If you check out the cover copy that was released with THE VIRGIN BILLIONAIRE'S DREAM HOUSE on retail web sites, you'll notice it's not as long as it usually is. It's good cover copy. It covers most of what has to be said. But publishers often condense and tweak the original cover copy authors send them and I always like to post the original unedited version of my own cover copy here on the blog.
I think it makes a difference. I think people who read e-books are reading more and spending more money. I know I am. And I budget and plan for my next book. And before I buy it, I want as much product information and as many details about it as I can get.
So here's the unedited version. It might not be shorter and tighter. It might not sound as happy-go-lucky as a new Jennifer Aniston movie. But it will give you more detail about what's inside the book. Below that is the publisher's cover copy.
Now that Luis and Jase have reached a point in their lives where they can start spending more time in Alaska with Jase’s family, Jase decides to build his dream house on the property next to his father’s. He hires an architect he’s known for many years, has plans drawn up for an ultra modern house, and they plan to spend the entire summer in Alaska with the whole family.
Only Jase is so obsessed with his dream house he insists on having it completed in three months, which everyone else thinks is completely unrealistic. And though he promises Luis he has everything under control and that he’s hired an excellent general contractor in Alaska, Luis still seems hesitant about the project. But Luis goes along with Jase in order to keep him happy, hoping that if they need any help with the construction they can depend on their best employee at Cider Mill Farm, Cory.
But Cory hates to fly, he’s having troubles with his boyfriend, and he refuses to go to Alaska. So Jase, Luis, Hunter, and Camp fly out without him to begin one of the most intense, emotional adventures of their lives. On the day they arrive, they discover Jase’s ninety year old grandmother, Isabelle, is dating a man twenty years younger. Then they find out the contractors Jase has hired aren’t even from Alaska. Luis winds up getting roped into taking a three month cooking class with Isabelle at the local high school because her new boyfriend is the instructor. And poor Hunter still doesn’t know where he’s going to school in the fall.
When Rand and Rob, the surfer twins Luis and Jase met on their long weekend in California, show up unannounced, all four of them take off for a long weekend in Denali in a motor home. But the trip turns out to be a life altering experience for Luis and Jase instead of just a reunion with good friends. They come face to face with the hard, cold realities of life and death in more ways than one, and their wonderful summer adventure turns into something unexpected and far more emotional.
There’s no telling whether or not the dream house will ever be completed, not even when they finally persuade Cory and Luis’s brother, Gage, to drive out to Alaska. And when so many things change so fast, Jase isn’t even sure he cares if the house is completed.
Will Jase be able to handle the fact that he might not be able to finish his dream house? And will the bonds of love he’s been building be strong enough to get him through all the challenges he winds up facing in Alaska that summer?
Jase and Luis have been through a lot -a nude campground, an evil twin, fashion shoots- and now they are ready to put down roots and build a home. And what better place than Alaska, where they will be surrounded by Jase's family!
Jase throws himself into the planning, hiring an old friend to be the architect to help him design a hip, ultramodern house. Only Jase is so obsessed with his dream house he insists on having it completed in three months, and though he insists he has everything under control, Luis is still hesitant about the project.
But Luis goes along with Jase in order to keep him happy, so Jase, Luis, Hunter, and Camp fly out to Alaska to begin one of the most intense, emotional adventures of their lives.
With a host of dramatic new challenges threatening the life he's worked so hard to build - and the bonds of love he's created - Jase may find his dream house crumbling into sawdust.
In this hot seventh installment in Ryan Field's best-selling series, we'll find out whether Jase's dream house is really a house of cards.