Dana Mentink here. Dontcha' think this sounds like a great idea?
Gold Country Guardians
On a property nestled deep in the heart of California’s Gold country, the Reed brothers operate the Mother Lode Ranch. Rodeo star Asa, crop duster Jesse, and twin brothers Daniel and Gideon are fiercely protective of the woman who adopted them and determined to keep the family together against all odds. Armed with faith and bonded by hardship, the four will face dangers beyond their wildest imaginings and find love, deep in the heart of gold country.
Only it wasn't. Or at least, it wasn't good enough to capture the attention of an editor. Something about a week "saleable hook." I spent some time pondering the meaning of that. A "saleable hook" is an idea that is compelling enough to carry the reader through a series. Maybe it's the "Navy Seal hero" or perhaps it's the "canine cops" etc. Obviously, I need to work on sharpening up my "hook" if I want to sell the Gold Country Guardians idea.
What hooks to you enjoy in your books?
P.S. It's release day for my real live book that did snag a book contract!