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Book Blurb #33: Dorian

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday · scbwi · southern breeze · WIK


Welcome again to 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 Lynn Obermoeller at Present Letters. My blurb follows.

(150 words)
Young archaeologist Bree Lightfoot is thrilled to participate in the exploration of an ancient pueblo site in the Chihuahuan Desert, and to work with the famed anthropologist, Dr. Evan Lachmann.
Work progresses uneventfully until an ancient grave site is discovered. Seven skeletons are uncovered, their bones estimated to be a millennium old. But testing reveals a shock: one skeleton is dated at a mere 50 years.
Dubbed “Dorian Gray” by the media, the bones are a mystery. How did a 50-year-old skeleton become buried in a grave that has not seen the light of day for centuries?
Lachmann handpicks a small group of archaeologists, including Bree, to remain at the remote desert site and gather evidence. But one by one they meet a gory death, until only Lachmann and Bree remain to solve the mystery . . . if they can survive the machinations of a creative, motivated killer.

Thanks for a great photo, Lynn!

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #34, graciously provided by the very talented Becky Povich.
I’m fortunate to be attending the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Southern Breeze writers’ conference (WIK – Writing and Illustrating for Kids), this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, so I’ll be off-line until Sunday. I promise to read and comment on your book blurbs then. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


14 Responses to "Book Blurb #33: Dorian"

  1. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm  

    It's a mystery, but some might get a chuckle out of mine this week, Lisa.Now to read yours…Mmm, yours is even mysteriouser. Nothing worse than a motivated killer, I always say. (Oh, okay, I've never said it before, but from now on, I will.) Good work!Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Comment by Tammy
    October 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm  

    Your blurbs are always so enticing–not just for the clever plots alone, but because you flesh out the bones (sorry) with such interesting details that I find myself believing the book has already been written. If only it had! This is yet another winner that I would buy for sure. Have a great trip and enjoy the conference!!!

  3. Comment by June Freaking Cleaver
    October 14, 2011 at 12:11 am  

    Oh, I love this one! Mixing archeology and very modern murder! I'd read this one in a flash!

  4. Comment by irishoma
    October 14, 2011 at 9:47 am  

    Very mysterious, indeed.Hope you have fun at the conference. It sounds like a blast.Donna

  5. Comment by Shannon O'Donnell
    October 14, 2011 at 10:38 am  

    Hi! I hopped over from Micheal's blog. 🙂

  6. Comment by Susan Oloier
    October 14, 2011 at 11:15 am  

    What a great blurb (and photo). It looks like Mesa Verde, which is practically down the street from us. I also hopped over from Michael's blog 🙂

  7. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 14, 2011 at 11:36 am  

    Hi Lisa, I can't wait to read this one. I have no idea how you will solve this mystery, but would love to find out. I went with The Flintstones … short and sweet.Have a wonderful time at your conference!Kathy

  8. Comment by Mama Zen
    October 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm  

    This would make an awesome book!

  9. Comment by Lynn
    October 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm  

    I got thrown out when I tried to leave a comment. Hopefully it won't put it in here twice. I think I said – your blurb shines, as always and I'd want to read it. Have fun at your writing seminar. I may not make it next week as I'll be out of town myself, but maybe I'll get my act together and have it ready to go before I leave!

  10. Comment by Bookie
    October 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm  

    Lisa, I have fallen behind on so much lately or at least feel that way. I checked in on Blurb Friday though and could not leave without adding my two cents. Thanks for very inspiring picture and incentive to write a few lines!!!Also, I appreciated your own blurb! What a mystery you have woven here. I am not much at mystery reading, but I would pick this one up for location alone!

  11. Comment by K9friend
    October 15, 2011 at 8:41 am  

    Danger is abounding at that dig site! Enjoy your conference. I'm sure you'll return refreshed and inspired!

  12. Comment by Sioux
    October 15, 2011 at 9:36 am  

    Marvelous, delicious blurb (as usual), and have fun this weekend. (I have conference envy…wish I was there, too.)I'm baaaack! I'm able to make comments again.

  13. Comment by Katie Gates
    October 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm  

    Bree Lightfoot. I love that name! I'm picturing Julia Roberts in the movie version, and Lachman might be played by Alan Richman. (I think that's his name; I'm having a little menopause moment…)

  14. Comment by Danette
    October 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm  

    Hi! Stopped by from Michael G-G's blog!

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