Please help me pick a bio

Breeder, my first science fiction erotic romance, will be published by Loose Id  tentatively in October. I’m getting ready to book some blog tours, and I need a new bio. Please tell me which bio you prefer. If there are elements of one that you think should be in another, let me know that too. I have my preference, but I don’t want to influence you. Thank you for your help!

Cara Bristol bio A

Cara Bristol has been writing since she could put a pen to paper, and she has written everything from mainstream long and short fiction to nonfiction magazine and newspaper articles. She sold her first erotic romance in 2009 and never looked back. Now multi-published, she has nine erotic romances and two anthologies to her name. The author of the popular Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series, Cara writes spanking fiction most often, but her published works also include contemporary and paranormal erotic romances. Breeder is her first science fiction novel, which she is considering making into a series.

Cara Bristol bio B

The very first piece of fiction Cara Bristol wrote as an adult was a science fiction short story about aliens on a hunting expedition on earth. But after that story, she went on to pen mainstream long and short fiction and nonfiction newspapers and magazine articles. On a lark, in 2009, she wrote and sold her first erotic romance.  Now multi-published, she has nine erotic romances and two anthologies to her name. The author of the popular Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series, Cara writes spanking fiction most often, but her published works also include contemporary and paranormal erotic romances.  Breeder is her first science fiction novel, which she is considering making into a series.

Revised, but still unofficial Breeder blurb

Dak and Omra belong to an alien humanoid aggressive species on the “androcentric, androsocial” planet Parseon where male domination is enforced by law. “Protocol” separates the race into castes: ruling Alpha Commanders at the top, dominant alpha males second, then submissive betas who serve as domestic partners, and lastly, females, who are breeding slaves.

To secure his legacy, Alpha Commander Dak must produce a son. He purchases a breeder named Omra with the intention of impregnating her and then handing her off to his beta, Corren. Only Corren hates her. And Dak falls in love and begins to question everything he was taught, jeopardizing not only his anointed union with Corren, but also  the political stability of Parseon.

Breeder explores the concepts of gender roles and social prohibitions against deviant behavior. It includes graphic M/F and M/M sexual content and violence, including nonconsensual domestic discipline.

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13 Responses to Please help me pick a bio

  1. I like B but I would start with “On a lark…” everyone has the “has been writing forever” sort of language and I think the “on a lark” bit is a more interesting intro.

  2. Thianna D says:

    I see it depending. If you plan on putting out more sci-fi, the second one because as a reader it says “this is my first love and I am returning to my roots”. Otherwise, stick with the first one.

  3. Lisa says:

    I like A.

  4. Marcia says:

    I like B it is more unique and A is the more typical author bio. B made me smile. Good luck.

  5. Sue Lyndon says:

    Bios are hard! For such a small amount of words, they take forever to come up with. I like B, mostly for the interesting fact you shared at the beginning. Although A is good too! Good luck!

  6. I’m with Thianna. B for the reasons she gave!

  7. Cara Bristol says:

    Thank you everybody! I appreciate the time you took to offer feedback.

  8. Tara Finnegan says:

    Eeugh, writing bio’s is the pits, it’s not natural to have to make much of yourself in print…our normal instinct is to run ourselves down, dunno why, it just is.

    I like B, it’s more relaxed and easy.

  9. I’m leaning toward B. I would skip the “on a lark” phrase…it makes it sound like your publishing success happened accidentally, when you’ve worked hard. Also, all writers start writing at like age 5 *g* so I’d leave that part out too. I suggest adding the publishers you’re published with, the genres you write, and perhaps a quote about your writing from a review.

    If you check out the author bios on http://www.HowToWriteHotSex.com you’ll see a pattern, a way of writing the bio to get across both your accomplishments and a little something about you (like where you live or your hobbies). Good luck, and congrats on the new contract! Xoxo

  10. Cara Bristol says:

    Never thought about adding a quote from a review. Good tip.

  11. I like A. It’s a bit shorter and more concise.

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