Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Book Blurb #27: A Piece of Cake

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


Before I jump into BBF, I’d like to thank everyone who offered comments to my last post. Y’all offered encouragement and made me smile, laugh and generally appreciate the blogging community to which I belong even more than I usually do . . . and trust me, that’s a lot. Thank you!

Okay — back to Book Blurb Friday, where 150 words must sell your story!

If you are new to this blog, please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme.  This is the shortened, abridged version:

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

Below is this week’s “book cover,” generously offered for our creative blurbs by my son’s talented (and adorable) girlfriend, Ashley Ortiz. My book blurb follows:

A Piece of Cake
(139 words)

Michael Fitzsimmons, owner of A Piece of Cake, is the most sought after wedding planner in Savannah. His event planning and decorating skills are peerless, his fashion sense to-die-for; and if his clients assume he’s gay, well, it saves him from misplaced attractions and well-meaning matchmakers.
But what happens when the sister of his newest client turns out to be his college sweetheart? To what lengths will he go to maintain his gay cover and still woo the only woman he’s ever loved? And how will he solve the wedding day problems of the groom’s lost toupee, the bride’s tanning salon crisis and a four-tier wedding cake ruined by the baker’s three pet ferrets?
Michael has his hands full and the stress is piling up, making him wonder if his business is really A Piece of Cake, or falling to pieces!

This photo was actually taken in Italy, and there are more terrific shots that Ashley has offered for our BBF use. Thanks again, Ashley!

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #28, graciously provided by my son Joey.

Thanks for visiting! I do hope everyone enjoys a safe and pleasant Labor Day weekend.  See you on Monday for microfiction!


16 Responses to "Book Blurb #27: A Piece of Cake"

  1. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    September 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm  

    Mr Linky Lost! A good book-title! Your story sounds interesting. A wedding planner pretending to be gay! That's a new one! It couldn't be more different from mine!

  2. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm  

    Oh, yours is delightful, Lisa. The "baker's three pet ferrets" just cracked me up. My submission sounds dry as dust but is written tongue-in-cheek.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Comment by Bookie
    September 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm  

    Oh, your blurb is great! I think it sounds like a fun book but could be insightful too, about relationships and lost loves and misunderstood feelings/attractions.I am going to confess that I started looking for your blurb last night. I got up at 6, and checked at 7 and by 10 was worried. About noon I figured it out: today wasn't Friday!!!!!!!!

  4. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    September 1, 2011 at 10:42 pm  

    Hi Lisa,Oh, what a fun book this will be! It covers everything; and how will he remove himself from the web of assumption? Dang, I bet those ferrets were having a difficult time settling down that night, after all of that sugar.Ashely's photo is wonderful, and I kept thinking that it was taken at the Alamo. I ran out of time to write this week, since we are leaving and I didn't know until last night. Maybe I'll play catch up next week, when I work on the story that goes with Joey's photo.I can't wait to read what others wrote, and thanks so much for stopping by to say hi. Hugs!Kathy M.

  5. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    September 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm  

    I love that you have a Joey too. I'm missing mine, I'm not quite used to having him gone.

  6. Comment by Susan Fobes
    September 2, 2011 at 1:15 am  

    Love, humor, intrigue…you covered it all! (Now how did you come up with the idea of ferrets? LOL!)

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    September 2, 2011 at 6:50 am  

    I got so wrapped up in your blurb. It was fun. Your mind is always spinning, isn't it?

  8. Comment by jabblog
    September 2, 2011 at 7:31 am  

    A dilemma indeed with lots of unwanted problems along the way. This sounds a lot of fun:-)

  9. Comment by Jules
    September 2, 2011 at 8:41 am  

    See what happens when we try to be something we are not! 🙂 Loved the lost toupee, that painted a mental picture. 😀Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. Comment by irishoma
    September 2, 2011 at 9:32 am  

    Humor and a wicked twist. Great job.

  11. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    September 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm  

    I love romantic comedy and would certainly enjoy curling up with this one. Good title.Thanks for identifying the photo's location. I wasn't sure, but it was fun to learn that I had guessed correctly.

  12. Comment by Karen Lange
    September 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm  

    Okay so I would like to read this book…:) Love it, Lisa! Have a great weekend!

  13. Comment by Katie Gates
    September 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm  

    Great book blurb! Not at all what I was expecting when I looked at the photo. Sounds like this story is a wacky romp. So, when will Chapter One be ready?!

  14. Comment by Tammy
    September 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm  

    Oh my are you ever good at coming up with unusual conflicts–and so very many fun ones! A Piece of Cake sounds not-so-simply delicious!

  15. Comment by K9friend
    September 3, 2011 at 10:15 am  

    Love that story line! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

  16. Comment by Dave King
    September 4, 2011 at 9:13 am  

    I have not formally entered your Book Blurb Friday, but I have used (hope you do not think it misused) your image in the mistaken belief that it was Jabblog's. I used it, in fact, as the springboard for a poem. It is on my blog now. Might I say, though, that I found your story – and your blog – delightful.

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