Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's Your Tagline?

One of the egroups I belong to was discussing taglines and their importance. They're those little phrases or sentences, sometimes two, that give a reader a sense of your author style.

My first was  Fast-paced, poignant suspense.
My website now says Offering Diversity and Versatility.

I'm not sure which I'll keep, or if I'll change it again. It would be easier if I stuck to one style, but I kind of skip around from mystery, to romantic comedy, to romantic suspense, and now to thriller in the genres of my books.

What about you? What's your tagline? Or, don't you have one? Or, maybe you really like someone else's. Let us know.

Morgan Mandel

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Marian Allen said...

You know mine. :)

Marian Allen
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes

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Unknown said...

I used my name to come up with mine:
Spice Up Your Life with Ginger

I don't really write spicy sex scenes, but I believe spice offers more than just hot bedroom scenes. :)

I'm all for tag lines. I'm totally annoyed by those who list every book they've ever published in their signature line. Your sig should not be longer than your post. *lol*

Sloane Taylor said...

Hi Morgan!

Since I write erotica the tag needed to be explicit and not offensive to sweet romance readers. Mine is Sweet as Honey...Hotter than Hell

Each story I manage to work in a short honey reference.:)

Mona Risk said...

I use one or two lines depending on how I want to use it.

If you like to travel and love to read, come and enjoy my international romances.

I will take you around the world through stories that simmer with emotion and sizzle with passion.

Unknown said...

Hi, Morgan--Mine:
Celia Yeary--Romance, and a little bit of Texas.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Great idea. Thanks for asking.

Where Tumbleweeds Hang Their Hats
Heartwarming, Sensual Romances

Fiona L. Woods said...

This is a great idea. I love seeing what other people are using as taglines.

Mine is,
Cats and Crime: Where murder, mystery and mayhem live -- and die!

Can you tell I write cozy mysteries with cats? I'm still playing with it, but that's what it is currently. Next week, who knows?

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Maryannwrites said...

I use a quote for my sig line: " A room without a book is like a body without a soul." Cicero I had not thought of an author tag line. Like you, Morgan, I write in a lot of genres and mediums so it is hard to capsulize my work. But I can see how having a catchy tag line is a good thing. I like Terry Odell's: "Romance with a twist of mystery."

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Morgan,

I like the first tag line much better than the second - it carries more emotion.

Mine is:

"Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac"

Don't even remember how I came up with it, but it expresses my philosophy about eroticism - it all begins in the mind.