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Book Blurb #35: Warrior

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   17 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


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 Ashley Ortiz.  My blurb follows.

(150 words)
Sister Gabrielle keeps a watchful eye on the teenage girls in her care. She knows the kind of life awaiting them outside the gates of the orphanage and refuses to lose them to the mean streets she escaped.
When three of the girls go missing, the police write them off as runaways. But Sister Gabrielle disagrees, and when she finds in their room a silk bag containing frankincense and myrrh, her blood runs cold. It means the Magus has found her and the girls are his bait.

Gabrielle’s chosen name means Warrior of God, and she vows to live up to it—with a fierce and fiery vengeance.

Shedding her nun’s habit Gabrielle returns to the seamy underworld of her past. But this time she is armed with more than just her wits, and she will stop at nothing to bring the girls to safety and see the Magus destroyed.

Thanks for a great photo, Ashley!

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17 Responses to "Book Blurb #35: Warrior"

  1. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    October 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm  

    When I finish my book, will you write my blurb?

  2. Comment by Lynn
    October 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm  

    I'm still catching up from my trip, so hopefully I'll be able to play next week! Nice story, as always. Boy, you'll have a hundred ideas for NaNoWriMo!

  3. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    October 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm  

    I wonder if she'll want to return to the Nunnery after all that excitement! I'll have to buy it to find out.

  4. Comment by Tammy
    October 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm  

    Wow, are you ever amazing at these! I would love to read what "fierce and fiery Sister Gabrielle" is armed with besides her wits! This one would make a great screenplay. Cast somebody like Angelina Jolie, and you'd have a blockbuster that would draw men and women alike. And I will be first in line.

  5. Comment by Bookie
    October 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm  

    Lisa, what a strong and intriguing blurb! A very good job–as usual.

  6. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm  

    Sorry, Lisa, I put the wrong one in first. The second is the correct one. Can you remove the first?Your blurb is super. "the seamy underworld of her past" makes it irresistible. Who wouldn't want to know what happens?Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm  

    Oops, no, the first one is the correct one. I'm going to quit for the night now, I'll read the others tomorrow.K

  8. Comment by Sandra Davies
    October 28, 2011 at 1:55 am  

    What a superb blurb Lisa – a street-wise nun! The photograph was so impressive and I thought I'd go more obviously with a church-based tale but got diverted (and ran out of words!)

  9. Comment by Kim
    October 28, 2011 at 2:44 am  

    Excellent job! I could see this as a book or a movie – love the nun with street smarts!

  10. Comment by Seasons
    October 28, 2011 at 4:22 am  

    Lisa, you made the character come alive. You have a gift for writing, especially short-stories, I feel. (Please, give it some thought.)Sister Gabrielle's motherly concern, choice of name, the title, and suspenseful…a great blend. Well done!

  11. Comment by Mama Zen
    October 28, 2011 at 11:06 am  

    This would make a great book!

  12. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    October 29, 2011 at 10:28 am  

    Thanks for your comments! I appreciate the encouragement and support. 🙂

  13. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 29, 2011 at 11:05 am  

    Hi Lisa, wow, you have done it once again. This would be such a great book; it has it all. Sorry that I will be late this week. I'm rather behind. Hope your weekend is wonderful,Kathy

  14. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    October 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm  

    A wonderful collection of interwoven plot lines. This would be a hard book to put down. "The Magus" was a well chosen name. Start writing, Lisa.Between an internet outage and illness, I have gotten way behind. Decided I'd skip a blurb this week and spend more time visiting blogs. But after reading two blurbs, I could resist going to write my own. I am truly addicted!

  15. Comment by Katie Gates
    October 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm  

    That IS a great photo, and your blurb gave me the chills!

  16. Comment by K9friend
    October 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm  

    Sounds like a thriller! You know, you're really going to have to turn some of your book blurbs into stories!PatCritter Alley

  17. Comment by Carmen @LifeLines
    October 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm  

    Lisa, you have a wonderful talent for writing blurbs. I find myself really wanting to read the book…. 🙂 Love this photo and your creative idea.

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