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The Siren will be out soon, and I need a blurb!

Journal Entry: Sun May 10, 2015, 7:08 PM


I need a blurb for The Siren. It's almost ready, and I have even set a release date! 30 June. It's going to be enrolled in KDP Select for the first three months, which means it'll only be digitally available on Amazon for that period of time, but I plan to put it out absolutely everywhere else the second the Select arrangement terminates.
Very pleased, as this'll be my third book out, this year. I guess that's what I get for working on multiple projects at once. They're all done about the same time, and I look like I work a lot faster than I do. >>;

Anyway. How does this sound?

There was a dead body on Sandie's back porch, and it was trying to get in.
But it's what's hiding inside that body that shakes Sandie's world. What do you do when you meet an injured alien spirit that feeds on emotion and can play human feelings like a violin? Name it John Doe, give it a guitar, and move heaven and earth to help it get home, if Sandie has her way.
And tread with care, because this thing has the power to manipulate minds, and even John Doe itself doesn't know what will happen if it ever heals.


Suggestions? Sound good? Need more? Need less? Does it grab attention? Does it spark interest? 
HELP.

Also, add it on Goodreads. :B 

14/5/15 Attempt 2:

"There was a dead body on Sandie's back porch, and it was trying to get in."

But this is no zombie; something stranger is hiding inside the rotting shell. What do you do when you meet an injured alien spirit that feeds on emotion and can play human feelings like a violin? Name it John Doe, give it a guitar, and move heaven and earth to help it get home, if Sandie has her way. She never expects that babysitting an alien could result in such a weird collision of music, emotion, and faith.
And Sandie must tread with care, because this thing has the power to manipulate minds, and even the creature itself doesn't know what will happen when it finally heals.

16/5/15 Here we go:

"There was a dead body on Sandie's back porch, and it was trying to get in."

But this is no zombie; something stranger is hiding inside the rotting shell. What do you do when you meet an injured alien spirit that feeds on emotion and can play human feelings like a violin? Name it John Doe, give it a guitar, and move heaven and earth to help it get home, if Sandie has her way. She doesn't realize that babysitting an alien could result in such a weird collision of music, emotion, and faith.
And Sandie must tread with care, because this thing has the power to manipulate minds, and even the creature itself doesn't know what will happen when it finally heals.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's on Amazon for preorder. 8D 

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I have always believed that the best way to know a writer is through his works. I could fill this space with facts and numbers - height, weight, age, siblings, career, education - but the most important facts of my existence are completely nonexistent. I live in the worlds I have created, and I give them expression through words.

My first and greatest passion is the crafting of words, and it has always been so. I have been writing stories since I first learned to wield a pen, and before that I told them to anyone who would listen. These stories are the sum of my days on this planet, coloured and flavoured with my experiences and dreams.

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