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Book Blurb #31: The End of the Rainbows

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   11 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday

And here we are again at Book Blurb Friday.  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 Anyes at Far Away in the Sunshine.  My book blurb follows:

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The End of the Rainbows
(146 words)
Jack and Jodi Rainbow’s fantasy blossomed when they opened a friendly hotel in the Florida Keys. Tourists and locals love Jodi’s famous Rainbow Margaritas, and Jack’s deep sea fishing and diving tours are renowned. The happily married Rainbows are living their dream.
But the dream becomes a nightmare when a tourist’s daughter disappears. Her body is discovered three days later and the killer has left behind only one clue:  a rainbow tattoo on his victim’s cheek. One week later another young girl disappears and the killer repeats his MO.
FBI agent Bryant Sams leads the team investigating what the press has dubbed the Rainbow Murders. While scouring the Keys for clues to catch the killer, he unearths a past that Jack and Jodi had buried.  Making their secret known could flush out the murderer. It could also mean . . . the end of the Rainbows.

Thanks, Anyes, for offering your beautiful photo for this week’s book blurbs. I’m looking forward to reading the other blurbs! This one made me giggle . . . the end of the Rainbows. Ha! It deserves a groan. It really does. Go ahead. I just couldn’t help myself.

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #32, graciously provided by the very talented Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy.

Thanks, Kathy, for allowing us to use this inspiring photo!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great weekend. See y’all Monday!
Lisa

11 Responses to "Book Blurb #31: The End of the Rainbows"

  1. Comment by Bookie
    September 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm  

    Whoa, great job, Lisa. What a mind you have! Wonder what it is in their past? You have ability to make your characters have a secret of some sort…that is harder for me, but I am working on it. Nice work.

  2. Comment by Katie Gates
    September 30, 2011 at 1:36 am  

    Another intriguing blurb, Lisa. So, when are you going to write one of these books? I mean, stop being such a tease already! 🙂

  3. Comment by Tammy
    September 30, 2011 at 6:41 am  

    I love all of the various mysteries in this. And the title is a classic!

  4. Comment by Margo Benson
    September 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm  

    I love the title, the mystery and the intrigue – but I can't help but be really drawn to those Rainbow Margaritas! Well, it is Friday! Great blurb.

  5. Comment by June Freaking Cleaver
    September 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm  

    I thought the tie-dyed cheesecake at Disney World was to die for, but it seems that the Rainbow Margaritas are truly deadly!Love it!

  6. Comment by Anyes
    September 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm  

    Lisa, I have to say that it is a great honour for me to be featured here on your week's book cover.Reading your words makes me look at the photograph in a totally different way.The end of the Rainbows…how ominous!

  7. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    September 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm  

    I'm not groaning, I'm grinning. I'd be buying as well. What fun it would be to settle in for some intrigue and scandal as the Rainbow's secrets are revealed. Fun blurb, Lisa.

  8. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm  

    I wondered why the S on Rainbows but I didn't groan, either. Good usage, Lisa. Good blurb. I'd buy the book.I went for mystery this week, too. Took me a while to get inspired until I realized what the lit-up specks on the horizon were, then I knew right away what to do.Thanks for the prompt, to you and to Anyes.Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. Comment by Carmen @LifeLines
    September 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm  

    Lisa, great blurb! I'm wondering what's in the Rainbow Margarita. I really want to know mystery is in their past and how it ties to the murders. It would be great if you took your blurbs and turned them into a book of short stories…so we can read how they all turn out. 🙂

  10. Comment by Seasons
    October 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm  

    Hi Lisa, thank you for hosting, participating, and continuing BBF.Your story has a mixture of detail and ambiguity – essential ingredients to arouse curiosity. Most importantly, the reader feels he is advancing toward a meaningful conclusion. These things I have appreciated.

  11. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm  

    Hi Lisa, I'm so sorry that I have been MIA … and you are using my picture for next week too. It is a rather startling one at that.I love your story, and I did laugh out loud when I read the last line. You are so funny. I would buy your book in a heartbeat! I wonder what their past is and who will end up with the pot of gold!I'll play catch up soon; I loved Aynes picture.Hope you have a great week,Kathy M.


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