Grabbing interest in my story with one line? Yikes. Isn't that like a job interview where they say "tell us a little bit about yourself." It took me several botched interviews to realize they truly meant a little bit. I'd ramble forinutes on end.
So in book speak, tell me why I should stop here and read your blurb, in one sentence. That's what's really scary. A tag line is PRE-BLURB.
My first tag is a delicious looking book by MJ Frederick.
Here's her tag:
When past and present meet, secrets lie beneath the surface.
I have to say, what made me stop on this book, more than anything else, is the cover. It's a winner. Number two is the tag. Beneath the surface of what? The water? The skin? The scum on the gravy bowl? We don't know, but that's not important. We get the idea that somebody has a secret past.
Combined with a dreamy watery cover, I was convinced to read the blurb. As a writer, I'd be tickled pink to have potential readers get this far.