November 15, 2017

ADDICTED by Krys Fenner {Guest Post/Giveaway}



Addicted 
Krys Fenner
(Dark Road Series, #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.
To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.
As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?

All About the Blurb
I’m not sure there are many authors who enjoy writing blurbs. Let me rephrase that. I don’t think authors like writing their own blurbs. If you’re talking about a blurb for another author, then I believe that may be a little different. As for me, on one hand I don’t care for writing them and on the other hand, I’m extremely difficult to please. The blurb for Addicted is actually a really good example. I revised the blurb for this book at least six times. I was never completely happy with it. Then one of my friends told me about Fiverr. I had heard of them in passing, but never understood or utilized their services. So we’re standing in the mall parking lot and she’s telling me all about Fiverr. I thought, why would you pay someone else to do the work for you? Yes, I know, it sounds ridiculous now that I think back on it. Anyway, a few weeks later I decide to go ahead and give it a try. I hired someone to write a blurb for me. Now, I included the blurb I had already written along with all kinds of information about the book. If memory serves me correctly I set up it up with a 24 hour turnaround. I wanted to get it to my cover artist as quickly as possible. I get it back and I read it. And I read it again. I kid you not when I say I paid someone to regurgitate the book description I gave them. I was shocked, a little disturbed, and a bit pissed off. I could’ve written that myself! I sent that shit back. He responds and tells me he needs a few hours to make some adjustments. Okay. I’ve already paid for the service, why not let him give a go. I believe in second chances. What I got was better, but not what I expected. So, I re-wrote it. I combined what he’d written, what I’d previously written and everything I knew about the story and came up with the blurb you have today. Well, mostly. I revised it a few more times after that to get the blurb to where it is. As much as the author is the creator of their own story, I think we all have a difficult time writing the blurb because we don’t know how to talk about our work. At least not in one breath.
Krys Fenner has been infinitely passionate about writing and helping people for as long as she can remember. To date, she has published two books, numerous poems, and is now avidly working on a fantasy series. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology and is currently working on her B.A.
To find out more about Krys Fenner and her upcoming book releases, visit her official website: www.krysfenner.com



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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Mandy! :)

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  2. Thanks for being a stop on the tour.

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