Red Hood Teaser Help
In the back of The Stepsister Scheme is a one page teaser ad I wrote for Mermaid’s Madness. I asked the folks at DAW if I could do one for Red Hood to go into Mermaid, and they said sure.
I need to get this turned in tomorrow. If anyone wants to take a peek and let me know what you think, I’m sticking the TIP (teaser in progress) behind the cut. Any and all feedback is appreciated.
Roudette’s story was a simple one. A red cape. A wolf. A hunter.
Her mother told her she would be safe, so long as she kept to the path. But sometimes the path leads to dark places.
Roudette is the hunter now, an assassin known throughout the world as the Lady of the Red Hood. Her path will lead her to Arathea and an ancient fairy threat. At the heart of the conflict between humans and fairies stands the woman Roudette has been hired to kill, the only human ever to fight the Lady of the Red Hood and survive:
The princess known as Sleeping Beauty.
August 2, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
I think it’s got all the elements that a teaser needs. You’ve provided enough of a frame of reference on Roudette’s past to identify her, given a hint of the twists to the commonly heard version of the tale & set up what promises to be one hell of a conflict by pitting her against Talia.
I say go with it!
Jim C. Hines
August 2, 2009 @ 1:00 pm
August 2, 2009 @ 3:37 pm
Would it be plausible to hint at what kind of place Arathea is (or the fact that it’s actually a place) for those who might be unfamiliar with the world (ie. someone standing in the store deciding whether or not to buy all three books at once)? Although, saying nothing about it but its exotic name kind of lends an air of mystery.
Hinting at a violent confrontation (past or future) between Talia and the enigmatic Red Hood raises the hair on my arms… in a good way.