And the Editor Judge for the Next First Line Contest is…

September 4, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 10 comments

Drum roll please, Amy Pierpont, Sr Editor at Grand Central!!! She also acquires for Forever! Whoo hoo! Yay! Tossing confetti!!! Amy is one of those elusive dream editors. I met her a few years ago at the Reno conference when she was at Pocket. Loved her then, love her more now.

So that is part one of my good news, here is part duex: I asked my friend uber bestselling author Monica McCarty if she would read MASTER OF TORMENT, and if she liked it would she give me a cover blurb. She was most anxious to read, and here is what she said:

“Sumptuous, Sexy, Superb! Master of Torment grabs hold of you on page one and doesn’t let go. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect Medieval series, this is it. Karin Tabke does for Norman knights what JR Ward has done for vampires, with hot alpha heroes and the fiery heroines who tame them. I can’t wait for the next book!”

Wow. I loved the book too, but I don’t think I could have said what she said.

So, pre order, ladies! Preorder!!!

Ciao for now. And start honing those first lines, November is just around the corner!!!



  1. Edie

    Fabulous on getting Amy from Grand Central. And that’s one of the most enthusiastic cover blurbs I’ve read!

  2. Holly D

    Amy sounds wonderful. Congrats on the blurb. I think those wonderful descriptions fit all of your writing.

  3. Melanie

    Wow, Karin! What a fab blurb. And kudos on the judge…should make for a great contest. : )

  4. Liz2

    Awesome final judge – and even more awesome cover quote!

  5. LaDonna

    Cool on getting Amy from Grand Central, Karin! And kudos on the terrific cover blurb too. Whoo Hoo on an exciting year. 🙂

  6. Amanda

    Great editor for your contest, Karin. Congrats on the wonderful cover quote too.

  7. Karin

    🙂 I am really happy Amy was so agreeable. I’m really very excited about this third contest. Methinks the third time is going to the charm. That said, the contest has elicited agent requests (you never know who’s lurking and many agents and editors do) and many of the first lines have gone on to become books that have sold to not only New York but other publishers. As I told Amy, “There’s a lot of talent in them thar lines.”

    As far as my blurb from Monica. I still pinch myself when I read it. I really need to stop, the pinching part, my arms are black and blue.

  8. Tracey O'hara

    Woooo Hooooo my favourite contest is back. YAY. I love reading the lines as they come in.

    BTW I just sold my inaugural Karin Tabke First line winning ms in a 3 book deal to Harper Collins Eos.

    And wow – what a great blurb Karin – I am dying to read it too now!!!

  9. B.E. Sanderson

    Wow! What an awesome blurb! And quit pinching yourself. If Torment is anything like Surrender, you earned that blurb. (Although, if I got a blurb from Monica, I’d be pinching myself, too.)

    I can’t wait for the next first line contest. I think I have a couple to try. I’ll just have to see which one’s feels best for the contest. Thanks for doing this again, Karin, and for finding another great judge. You’re awesome.

  10. J. Carson Black

    Fabulous blurb, Karin! I love the visuals. A comparison to J.R. Ward? You must still be shaking with adrenaline from that one!

    And a great catch for the First Line Contest, too.

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