Friday, May 13, 2016

Feature & Follow: Blurb Hooks

Hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read
The idea of this hop is to answer a weekly prompt provided by the hosts, Rachel from and Alison from

This week's prompt:

10 book blurbs that got you hooked.

My Answer:

Can I cheat and say, "All of them?" Ok, I guess not.

1. Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

She didn't know what she wanted...

Until he made her beg for it.
 A willing player in Jack's games, Morgan knows that his motives aren't pure, but she has no idea how personal they are...

2. Three by Ted Dekker

Enter a world where nothing is what it seems. Where your closest friend could be your greatest enemy.
Kevin Parson is alone in his car when his cell phone rings. A man calling himself Slater offers a deadly ultimatum: You have exactly three minutes to confess your sin to the world. Refuse, and the car you're driving will blow sky high. Then the phone goes dead.
Kevin panics. Who would make such a demand? What sin? Yet not sure what else to do, Kevin swerves into a parking lot and runs from his car. Just in case.
Precisely three minutes later, a massive explosion sets his world on a collision course with madness. And that's only the first move in this deadly game.

3. Wild Wolf Claiming by Rhyannon Byrd

She. Was. His.

Werewolf Elliot Connors had come to the sleepy town of Charity to stop a madman from claiming his next victims for his macabre collection of sex slaves. After saving Skye Hewitt from being kidnapped, Elliot desires the diner waitress more than his next breath. All his senses scream that Skye is his life-mate. But his past has taught him well that nothing worth having ever comes easy. Now things are about to get bloody, dangerous…and wild.

4. The Alpha's Toy by Sam Crescent
To spare an innocent she has to become his plaything.
When Zeke attacks her pack, Mary, a half-breed wolf, wants to save a young wolf, but to do so, she has to accept his bargain. She must be his toy until the next full moon.

Even before the end of the month Mary becomes all he can think about, and he’s determined to keep his toy safe. Then a twist of fate lets him know she’s more than a toy. Mary is his mate. Can he overcome her fear of him and convince her to stay when her month is up?

5. Inferno by Adriana Noir

The lines are drawn. After stumbling across news of Project Blue and all it entails, Sebastian is left reeling.

The drums of war beat louder. Only time will tell who, and what, will remain standing in the end.

6. Explicit Instruction by Scarlett Finn

'I wouldn't do that if I were you.'
Stranded and searching for a phone, Flick inadvertently walks into danger.  But an unexpected reprieve comes in the form of a stranger, a looming silhouette more terrifying than the evil that captured her. From him she learns that danger has an alias, Rushe. He is abrupt, crude, domineering...and her only hope for survival.

7. Across A Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham

A rip roaring high seas adventure set in Elizabethan England when dashing privateers known as sea hawks banded together to guard their country and their queen against the Invincible Armada being amassed by Spain. Simon Dante, the Pirate Wolf, meets his match in battle and in love when he crosses swords with Isabeau Spence. Together they join forces with Sir Francis Drake on a daring attack on Cadiz.

8. Shadowfae by Erica Hayes

Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade is forced to spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell's minions. Then she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she's ever loved to a lifetime in hell.

9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

10. Beautiful City of the Dead by Leander Watts

Relly’s band is called Scorpio Bone. Screaming guitars, crusher drums, and a singer wholooks like a golden god. Along comes a girl named Zee, with a bass guitar, a notebook full of strange lyrics, and exactly the right attitude.
Zee joins Relly’s band, and immediately their sound is unbelievable; it’s like silence screaming. As the band bonds together, inexplicable things start happening and Zee begins to learn her true role in the group. She finds she is the last piece in a tetrad that, once formed, gives the group supernatural powers—each teen in the group represents one of the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. At their first gig, she realizes that music isn’t all there is to Scorpio Bone . . .

What about you? Which blurbs made it impossible for you to put it down?


  1. Interesting choices! I’m a new Bloglovin’ follower.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I was thinking about doing the exact same thing for my post, after all they wouldn't have been on my TBR or read if I wasn't intrigued! It happened with Vampire Academy, I still need to continue with the series. Great list! I'm a new Bloglovin follower :)
    My FF Post

    1. That's exactly what I thought... books end up on my TBR for one of two reasons usually-- the cover or the blurb-- unless, of course, it's part of a series I'm already reading.
      You really should finish VA, it's one of my favorite series!
      Thanks for the follow!

  3. Love Vampire Academy! New bloglovin follower :) Have a good weekend!

    Austine @ NovelKnight

  4. Interesting choices! Loved Vampire Academy! New Bloglovin follower. :) Miranda @Miranda's Book Blog