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Book Blurb #30: Jazzy’s Java

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   18 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


What a relief to have my internet back! It was a long six days without it, but I survived, and I’ve spent most of the week playing catch up. I think I’ve just about made it.

And here we are again at Book Blurb Friday. Can you believe this is the 30th consecutive week? 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 lovely Ashley Ortiz.  My book blurb follows:

Jazzy’s Java
(149 words)
Jazzy’s is the premier coffee and bakery stop for professionals working in and around Manhattan’s Carré Place. Located on the glass tower’s ground level, Jazzy’s offers the best morning lattes and buttery croissants.
It is also the secret base of TIB, the Terrorist Infiltration Bureau.
TIB, a secret arm of the CIA, handles covert operatives who infiltrate terrorist organizations worldwide.  Their goal: gather information and destroy the terror groups from the inside.
Jazzlyn Javanovich runs Jazzy’s. Not your typical barista, she is the brains behind TIB.  Her cappuccino machine doubles as a foreign currency converter, and her toaster is as likely to spit out a passport as a bagel. Operatives expect a microchip recorder with their espresso. They also know Jazzy monitors their moves, and a wrong one will land them in hot water. And hot water at Jazzy’s . . . well, it isn’t just for brewing java. 
As always, I’m looking forward to reading the other blurbs.  Everyone is so creative, and I always come away from reading just blown away by the interesting/funny/sassy/romantic/scary story lines that bubble up.  Thanks so much for participating!
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Please scroll past the Linky widget to see our “book cover” for next week.
 Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #31, graciously provided by the very talented Anyes at Far Away in the Sunshine.
Thanks, Anyes, for allowing us to use this beautiful photo!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great weekend. See y’all Monday!

18 Responses to "Book Blurb #30: Jazzy’s Java"

  1. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    September 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm  

    Hi Lisa, that is great that you are all caught up. What a long time to not have reliable online service.I can totally see your story and the surroundings. Jazzy seems like quite the tough character … a smart woman who has everything under control. I bet that she meets peeps of all kinds and can only imagine what they are all up to. Great job, as always!I did two this week, catching up on last Friday's too. Happy BBF!Kathy M.

  2. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm  

    Here we go, Lisa. I can't imagine writing this book, it would be too much plotting for someone who considers herself a humorist, but I'd love to see something like this happen "in real life"!— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Comment by K9friend
    September 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm  

    I have to say that book cover looks yummy…and I'm not a coffee drinker!

  4. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    September 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm  

    Only you could make a picture of a coffee cup so interesting! I love this book blurb! And, no I can't believe this is week 30. That's amazing! Not only has it been a success, but you seem to really enjoy it. Wishing you many more BBFs.

  5. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm  

    Hi, here I am again. Your idea is really exciting, Lisa. You know I don't read anyone else's before I write mine, but I did happen to get a glance at yours, and had been thinking of something along the lines of mystery and espionage, so I had to do a right-about-face and go with my second idea which, as I said before, would be very difficult to write as fiction, so I made it non-fiction.Looking forward to everyone else's. I've enjoyed Kathy's and yours.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    September 23, 2011 at 10:05 am  

    After our Succinct entries on Monday, I'm beginning to think that we are channeling the same creative muse. How many people leap from coffee to terrorism? At least two of us, I guess.Your take on this one sounds like a mixture of intrigue and humor. It would certainly make a fun read.After waking up to a power outage the other morning, I can really relate to your internet loss. I only had to live without my computer for an hour and I was chomping at the bit. Glad to hear that your connected once more.

  7. Comment by Karen Lange
    September 23, 2011 at 10:27 am  

    Nicely done. Would love to read more about Jazzy's coffee and adventures! Happy weekend!

  8. Comment by jabblog
    September 23, 2011 at 10:31 am  

    I love the idea of the cappucino machine doubling as a foreign currency converter and the toaster passing out passports. Ingenious!

  9. Comment by nutschell
    September 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm  

    This is a great idea–not just the book blurbs, but the story itself. I would definitely love to read how this story turns out. :)

  10. Comment by Seasons
    September 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm  

    Hi Lisa. I couldn't imagine a more tense atmosphere in a seemingly relaxing place as a coffee shop. But then, that's the idea. Appearance can be (in this case, are) deceving.

  11. Comment by Seasons
    September 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm  

    Oops! I left a link for Book Blurb nos. 29 and 30. Both are under the name, "Seasons". Pardon the error!

  12. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm  

    Hi Kathy – Glad you like the blurb. I had fun with it — kept thinking of "Get Smart!" LOL

  13. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm  

    Hi Kay – It would be wild, wouldn't it?Hey Pat – Yes, it looks delicious. It is the real deal–Ashley was in Italy when she took the photo.Thanks Deb! You should give BBF a whirl. I bet you'd rock at it. Hi again Kay – Please come back as often as you like! 🙂 Grandma – You know what they say about great minds! LOLThanks, Karen!Thanks, Jabblog. I may have mentioned earlier, I had "Get Smart!" on my brain. :)Nutschell – Please join us and write your own blurb! It's fun. I promise. Hi Seasons – No worries. I added the appropriate number to each. 🙂

  14. Comment by Tammy
    September 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm  

    I love that you made a coffee cup into a spy novel. This is absolutely delicious in every way!

  15. Comment by Mama Zen
    September 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm  

    Intrigue! I love it!

  16. Comment by Lynn
    September 23, 2011 at 11:11 pm  

    Lisa, holy moly, I can't believe this is #30. I think my last one was #20. Yikes. I WAS going to do this one, however after I read yours, I decided mine was too lame. I seem to tell part of a story rather than a book blurb. I titled it Laugh a Latte, but it really wasn't as funny as I wanted it to be. Loved Jazzy's!

  17. Comment by Joanne
    September 24, 2011 at 2:04 am  

    This would be a must read for me…lots of intrigue!Blessings, Joanne

  18. Comment by Michael G-G
    September 24, 2011 at 11:18 am  

    I can't say it enough, Lisa: You are Brilliant!Reading your blurb, I couldn't wait to get me a mocha at Jazzy's! "Funny, fresh, and frothy." (There, I blurb the back cover for you!!)

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