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Book Blurb #47: Kiyodee King

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in Book Blurb Friday

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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 the talented and generous Sioux Roslawski at Sioux’s Page.  My blurb is below.

Kiyodee King
(147 words)
George and Meredith Briscoe’s young, wheelchair-bound son has endured numerous illnesses and surgeries due to his spina bifida. The Briscoes see their lives as an endless stream of disasters, so neither is surprised when, while driving home from a doctor visit, they become lost in an unfamiliar part of the city.
Engine trouble forces them onto a seedy side street, the tow truck never arrives, and their cell phones stop working.  Afraid to separate after dark when the squalid streets come alive with violence, they opt to pass the night locked in their vehicle in fearful watchfulness.
Taunted by gangbangers and assaulted by thieves, the Briscoes want only to pass the night in safety. But a chance encounter with a vagrant named Kiyodee King will bring them through the dark night and into daybreak on a journey they never imagined, with an outcome they never dared dream. 

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #48, provided by the funny and talented Tammy Goodsell at Message in a Bloggle.

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


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