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Book Blurb Friday #11 – Shifting Sonoran Sands

Posted on May 13, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in BBF · Book Blurb Friday

Well, better late than never!

The Great Google Blogger Debacle ate my original Book Blurb Friday piece, slated to post last night at nine p.m.  I’m happy to be up and running again, but finding my post had evaporated was not a pleasant surprise. I know many of you feel my pain. I guess if having to rewrite my blog post is the worst thing that happens today I’ll be in great shape. Onward and upward! It is still BBF, after all!

If you are new to this blog, 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.

And so, in keeping with BBF rules, I offer up my book blurb of 150 words or less to match this week’s pretend book cover (photo provided by the talented and kind Lynn Obermoeller):

Shifting Sonoran Sands

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Caleb Cohen has no interest in spending his summer visiting his father in the isolated Arizona desert town of Wrangold, population 43. And when a misunderstanding lands Caleb in jail for an afternoon, his budding friendship with the sheriff’s daughter, Jenna, evaporates into the Sonoran sky.
With the summer yawning before him, Caleb begins early morning explorations of the desert, finding unexpected pleasure in the creatures and shadows of the valley. Then he makes an intriguing discovery: a vintage auto half buried in the sand.
Delighted, Caleb returns the next day, and the next.  But his discovery uncovers secrets, embroiling Caleb in a mystery of missing lovers, stolen millions, Indian talismans, and mystic predictions. And when Jenna unwittingly puts herself in harm’s way, Caleb will have to use every power at his disposal to save her; every power that lays hidden in the Shifting Sonoran Sands. (146 words)

Please remember to feed Mr. Linky so others can link to your blurb, and then scroll down for a look at next week’s “book cover.”

Here is next week’s pretend book cover, offered for our use by the wonderful artist and writer, Sandra Davies.

Thanks for playing!
Lisa

19 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #11 – Shifting Sonoran Sands"

  1. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    May 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm  

    Blogger has sure ticked off a lot of people! You sure know how to write a blurb.

  2. Comment by Bookie
    May 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm  

    Isn't it one thing after another? And when things are awry and then you find even Blogs unavailable, you feel on TILT yourself! Trying to catch up and will ponder the pic for now! 🙂 Have a good weekend, Lisa!

  3. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    May 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm  

    Wonderful story, Lisa, it looks like it has everything!— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Comment by Sandra Davies
    May 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm  

    What a frustrating Friday! But seemingly all healed now and full marks for those who found my post before I'd posted here!And who'd've thought that rusty wreck would hide so much! Sonoran Sands shifting and creating much mystery indeed.

  5. Comment by Dorothy Evans
    May 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm  

    Great blurb – if it was real I'd have ordered the book by now! (truly)

  6. Comment by Karen Lange
    May 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm  

    Love your blurb, Lisa! I think it's one of my favorites to date. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  7. Comment by Tammy
    May 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm  

    Y.A. never occurred to me, but this is just wonderful! So many exciting possibilities. Love the "summer yawning before him" line and the alliterative title!

  8. Comment by SJerZGirl
    May 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm  

    I like it! I used to live in that part of Arizona and remember driving around with my kids and finding ghost towns and abandoned items in the desert. I'd definitely read this one.You can find my blurb at A Jersey Girl Writes.

  9. Comment by Lynn
    May 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm  

    Lisa, your blurb is great. As always. You have such rich details and believable characters. Obermoeller is so silly, good grief. Anyway, it's fun though – takes me out of the happenings of the day.

  10. Comment by Jenners
    May 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm  

    Blogger has a bit of a hissy fit, didn't it? I'm sure that was very annoying to have to rewrite your blurb … but it came out wonderfully so no harm done.

  11. Comment by Ms.Daisy
    May 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm  

    Lisa,I love a good mystery and this one has all the things I'd be looking for and you even throw in a budding romance! Good one and thanks for the nice comments on my blurg today!~JeanP.S. Love the title.

  12. Comment by Sioux
    May 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm  

    I loved "yawning" and also "embroiling." Great blurb.And the photo for next week is quite intriguing…I have no idea what I'll write to go along with it, but it's brilliant!

  13. Comment by June Freaking Cleaver
    May 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm  

    This is good enough to appear in print on actual books!Write the story!

  14. Comment by Susan Fobes
    May 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm  

    Lisa, fantastic, just fantastic! So intriguing that I wish there was more. (I had trouble with the title, as always, but I love how you incorporated it back into the blurb-nice!)

  15. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    May 14, 2011 at 1:24 am  

    Hi Lisa, I finally made it on here! What an awesome, interesting and mysterious story that you have given us. I know that I'd love that book.I really like next week's photo too.Sorry that your post got eaten up … what a mess.Kathy

  16. Comment by Ellie
    May 14, 2011 at 3:39 am  

    Bad blogger!I love how you weaved mystery and intrigue into your blurb and the title is stunning.Ellie Garratt

  17. Comment by jabblog
    May 14, 2011 at 6:57 am  

    This has everything to engage the reader. I can almost feel the dry desert heat and can imagine the tension building throughout the story.

  18. Comment by Margo Benson
    May 14, 2011 at 11:49 am  

    Blogger…sigh! I think this is one of the best blurbs I've read, please write this. It has everything and I would buy it in an instant.

  19. Comment by liberal sprinkles
    May 15, 2011 at 8:24 am  

    oh my I'm half in love with Caleb already. I would definitely read this!! Grace


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