Tuesday, May 21, 2013


While preparing to write this post, I've decided that "blurb" is one of the stranger words in the Writing World vernacular. Say it five times, and you'll see that I'm right.

Sometimes it sounds like an expression of distaste. "Bluuuuuuurb." And that's ironically appropriate. The process of procuring blurbs for your novel is universally agreed upon to be one of the least fun aspects of getting published. The whole situation feels a lot like asking the coolest guy in school to the Prom. The fear of rejection runs strong. Personal insecurities blossom.

But then! Sometimes you hit the jackpot. I feel that way about my experience. Today I'm so excited to share with you some of the amazing blurbs I've received for Relic. I feel so lucky and grateful! Just look at them!


"Weaving the allure of the Old West with layers of magic, Collins' debut is an intriguing, enchanting ride." -Kiersten White, NYT bestselling author of the PARANORMALCY series, MIND GAMES, and the upcoming CHAOS OF STARS.

"RELIC is like nothing else I've read - a historical fantasy teeming with ghost coyotes, duplicitous Haciendos, sexy cowboys, and dangerous relic magic. I loved spending time in Collins' magnificent reimagining of the Old West!"-Jessica Spotswood, author of BORN WICKED and the upcoming STAR CURSED.

"A magically romantic tale of how the West should’ve been won. Collins’ debut drew me in and held me until the breathtaking end." -Kasie West, author of PIVOT POINT and the upcoming THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US.


See why I'm over the moon? Kasie, Kiersten, and Jessica are all authors that I knew of long before Relic. I've read their books. I've loved their books. So, to have them read and love mine is a feeling unlike any other. When I got each of their emails, you better believe I was doing the happy dance around my living room.

To Jessica, Kiersten, and Kasie: I know I already said it, but let me publicly thank you again. It means so much to me that you took the time to read my book. And of course, it's also pretty dang amazing that you loved my book. So THANK YOU! If I could, I would bake you the sugary treat of your choice.

So in conclusion, while the process of gathering blurbs may not seem like fun at first, in the end, it's really pretty fantastic. Which is why, the word also works an exclamation of delight. Come on. Say it with me "BLURB!!!"

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