I relaunched my instaFreebie short story BLAZEwith a new cover.
When I first published Blaze I couldn’t find a cover that suited the story and settled for the original cover. I thought it matched the plot line but perhaps gave more of a dystopian/post-apocolyptic vibe. Despite my misgivings, the cover seemed to appeal to readers. Over 1,500 people have downloaded Blaze since I launched it at the beginning of April.
I’m curious to see if the new cover will attract more readers.
What do you think of it? I’ve included the original cover so that you can compare the two.
What do you think? Do you like the original cover or the new one?
I’m overwhelmed by the amazing response from all of you. So many great names are being submitted, it will be difficult choosing just one.
This suggestion from a reader tickled my funny bone because…well, I’ll let my reply speak for itself! Jeanette, you and I are on the same page 🙂 I’d love to hear other names from you. Bonus points if you manage to name any of my other characters 😉
Thank you all for participating and sharing with me your name recommendations for my kickass female character. I’ll be announcing the winner in my next newsletter.
Dare Valari is the main character of my upcoming fantasy novel A SWORD OF FORTUNE AND FATE.
She’s the privileged daughter of a nobleman. With one spontaneous decision, her life is turned upside down. She has to leave everyone she loves and cares about to go find her place in the world. A chance encounter with the notorious Blaze sets her life on a path she never expected.
What do you think? Is my introduction to Dare Valari too vague? Does it make you want to read the book or put it back down and move on to the next fantasy novel? I’m still working on how to present the story to readers without giving away the twists and turns. This is a spoiler-free zone.
In any case, I could use the feedback. I’m still new at this.
I suppose, in a way, A SWORD OF FORTUNE AND FATE can be categorized as a coming of age fantasy novel. It’s got some mystery, intrigue, and a lot of sword fighting.
BLAZE is a short story set in the world of my upcoming book, A SWORD OF FORTUNE AND FATE. It’s a short read, at a little over 10K words. It should take you a sitting to get through the book.
Blaze is a central character in A SWORD OF FORTUNE AND FATE, the first book in my Dare Valari series.
The story was inspired by my friend asking me how Blaze got his nickname. This story explains how. It also introduces readers to additional side character that will appear in A SWORD OF FORTUNE AND FATE.
You can download the story at Instafreebie by clicking HERE.