Inspired by this thread and this thread, I thought it might be nice to make a space for workshopping back-cover/Amazon blurbs. Summarizing your story in a way that piques the reader's interest without spoiling the plot is mad difficult! Ergo, thread. Post your blurb, help other authors improve theirs, and/or give feedback about whether or not others' blurbs would convince you to open the front covers of their books (or, even better, your wallet). It's probably best to write blurbs for works that are finished or almost finished, since writing a blurb before the book is nearly done will likely mean that you just have to rewrite that dratted blurb later. However, the only real rule here is that these should be in the 100-to-150-word range. I've not only seen this range mentioned in advice columns, I've also seen this in almost all of the actual Amazon blurbs that I examined as I was preparing my own blurb. To start with, here's mine, which squeeeeeeeaks in at 149 words, and no, you don't want to know how much time it took me to edit this down to that length: Molly Darling is a steamy coming-of-age novel about sex and reconciliation. Foul-mouthed, precocious eighteen-year-old Molly Denning is suffering through her last semester of senior year the same way she’s handled the rest of high school. She aces her classes and practices piano during the day, hooks up with a string of lackluster guys at night, and hopes that her negligent father will continue to ignore her escapades until she graduates. Then Molly’s equally rebellious brother starts dating the wild Chloe Allman, Molly’s perfect partner in crime. Chloe introduces Molly to the first guy whose sexual prowess and genuine interest in Molly’s life might be enough to cut through Molly’s tough-girl persona. However, when a series of prom-night disasters sends Chloe to the emergency room and forces Molly’s father to confront the reckless children he’s barely bothered to raise, Molly—along with everyone she loves—has to grow up fast.