I began this discussion at Risky Regencies on Monday.
The UK Harlequin office is asking authors to provide a strapline for the new website. A strapline is an advertising term for a short, memorable slogan that draws attention to a product. So I need a short, memorable slogan that sums up my books. Ten words or less.
This is not the sort of writing for which I win awards, so I need help!
Here are some examples of straplines:
“Fun, fresh, and flirty romance!”
“Sizzling stories that will keep you turning the pages…”
“Romance author fuelled by coffee and craziness”
“Cowgirl chick and western romance writer” (obviously not me!!)
Here are my fledgling ideas:
“Mayfair, Almack’s, and the Regency Underworld! Award-winning Regency Romance”
“Mayfair, Almack’s and the Regency Underworld! Emotion packed Regency Romance”
HJ, a commenter at Risky Regencies, suggested very helpfully that my books aren’t really about Mayfair and Almack’s. She said, “…your books are wider and deeper than the restricted life of the ballrooms of Regency London.” (Such a compliment!) You can see her ideas in the comment section at my Risky Regencies blog post.
I’m running a little contest with a $5.00 Amazon gift card as the prize. Comment here or at Risky Regencies. Write me a new strapline or give your opinion of the ones I came up with. Or give me guidelines to write a good one. Take a look here at my website for ideas. I’ll either pick the best strapline, the most helpful one, or just choose a random comment for the winner, who will be announced at Risky Regencies on Monday, August 5 and here on Thursday, August 8.
All comments will be helpful and very much appreciated!