Book Blurb #29: Dragon AND Internet Woes
What an awful week! First, my AT&T line was cut by workers installing a sprinkler system in my yard, leaving us without phone and internet until sometime this Saturday. For that reason I’ve been absent since Monday’s microfiction. I come to you today courtesy of my bestie, Linda (we’ve been pals for over 20 years; she’s the little sister I always wanted), who graciously offered her kitchen table for my use. So here I sit, my laptop hooked up to her internet, plugging away at my blurb before I have to abandon my blog to go home and cook dinner. Thank you, Lindy-Lou-Who, for being so wonderful and generous!
As if losing the internet weren’t trauma enough, Papa fell ill yesterday necessitating an emergency room visit that lasted into the wee hours. It turned out to be an infection that antibiotics will clear, but he sure gave us a scare. I’m so happy that he’s home and doing well that I forgot to be grumpy about being without my internet.
So instead of a whiny me, you have a cheerful me, and posting for BBF is a reminder to have fun. If you’re a newbie, here’s the scoop so you understand what follows. 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 the very talented Kay Davies. My book blurb follows:
Ben Dragon, ex-Army Ranger, makes his living flying helicopter tours of Fire Rock Canyon, a complicated maze of red sandstone rock. The canyon’s dangerous architecture is part of its legend—and lure.While flying solo, Ben spots a woman frantically signaling for help. Search and Rescue deems the location inaccessible, so Ben goes in. He is lowered by chopper with enough supplies for three days.Ben soon realizes he has an enemy in Fire Rock Canyon. His search efforts are sabotaged and his supplies and communication equipment destroyed. When he finds the woman, she is dazed, dehydrated, and unable to remember anything of value. Ben must ensure the woman’s survival and his own, but without a radio to call for help, it will be three days before the chopper returns; three days to endure brutal games of cat-and-mouse against a sadistic murderer who lives for the thrill of the kill.
Please scroll past the Linky widget to see our “book cover” for next week.