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Book Blurb #39: Special Effects

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   9 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized


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 NaNoWriMo writer extraordinaire, Lynn Obermoeller at Present Letters.  Lynn only has a few thousand words to go and she’ll easily hit the 50,000 word target. Congratulations, Lynn!

My blurb follows.

Special Effects
(147 words)

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The Lamborghini owned by Hollywood’s bad boy, Nicholas Ramone, crashes on a mountain road. Ramone emerges from the hospital three months later, his face completely bandaged, the extent of his injuries unpublicized.
Months later, he calls a press conference. His face is severely altered by plastic surgery, but he’s ready to revive his acting career.
In the small town of Haven, Washington psychologist Bettina Bentley arrives home, surprised to find a mysterious man asleep on her porch. He suffers from total amnesia, and Bettina makes his recovery her latest project.
Bettina sees the news and realizes the amnesiac she named John is a dead ringer for Nicholas Ramone—before his accident. Probing for answers puts Bettina and John in danger. On the run, they continue to search for John’s identity, but the truth is hidden in a volatile mix of reality and a madman’s devastating special effects.

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #40, provided by the multi-talented Sandra Davies at Lines of Communication, another NaNoWriMo titan with over 64,000 words already!  Congratulations on shooting past the 50,000 word target well before the end of month deadline, Sandra. Wow.  And thanks for this wonderful photo.

Thanks for participating in Book Blurb Friday. If you have any photos you think would be appropriate as a “book cover,” please send them to me via email (

Have a great weekend! See you next for Monday’s microfiction.


9 Responses to "Book Blurb #39: Special Effects"

  1. Comment by Sandra Davies
    November 25, 2011 at 1:20 am  

    This is a book I WOULD like to see completed! I wanted to have a go at this but ran out of time – won't dare to do so next week: thank you for using my photo.

  2. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    November 25, 2011 at 3:40 am've added my URL here because I've 'lost' Mr Linky.This was a hard one! Your blurb is certainly enticing.

  3. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 25, 2011 at 8:56 am  

    Sandra – You've been a whirlwind of writing activity! Your NaNo count is terrific. I'll look forward to reading your blurb next week! :)Rinkly – Your link shows up on my laptop and connects to your blog without a problem. And I'm glad it did, because your blurb is wonderful!

  4. Comment by Tammy
    November 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm  

    Sounds like heart-racing fun–and I bet Bettina will even infuse a little inner beauty as well! "Special Effects" is another winner!

  5. Comment by Joanne
    November 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm  

    I can see this as a book and a movie!Blessings, Joanne

  6. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    November 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm  

    I would read this one in a heartbeat. It promises mystery, action and psychological thrill. That's a winning trio for sure.

  7. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    November 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm  

    Hi Lisa — You're right, we did take those photos in Quito. I wouldn't put our names to them if we hadn't.We visited there before and after our trip to the Galapagos Islands, and really liked the city and the surrounding area.K

  8. Comment by Lynn
    November 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm  

    Hi Lisa! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I'm a little behind, but here I am! Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement on NaNo. Seems a little harder this time, especially these last several thousand words… but I'm too close to stop now!Love your blurb as always! You always nail it. Now on to read the others!

  9. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 26, 2011 at 10:33 am  

    Tammy – Thanks! I like the idea that it could be either Nicholas or John who is the bad guy. :)Joanne – Thank you. *sigh* If only!Grandma – Thanks!Kay – You're so fortunate to do all that traveling. Love your photos, too. :)Lynn – Aw, it'll be easy to finish for you now. A little here, a little there. You're so close!

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