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Book Blurb Friday #12 – Sculpted Love

Posted on May 19, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   20 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday

TGIBBF! Friday again, and we’re now at week #12 of Book Blurb Friday. How can it be 12 already? I hope everyone is having as much fun with this meme as I am.

Have you written an actual story based on any of your book blurbs? If so, please share your tale!

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.

Below is this week’s photo “book cover,” offered for our enjoyment by the writer and artist Sandra Davies, followed by my book blurb to accompany it.

 Sculpted Love
Young Eros angered his mother, the goddess Aphrodite, by shooting Love arrows without receiving proper instruction. But Eros found the perfect place to hide from her wrath:  in the studio of the renowned sculptor Dimitri Doulaveris. 
Dimitri, famous for his bronze sculptures, lives for his work and doesn’t notice the shy glances from his adorable assistant, Leandra—until Eros begins his target practice, that is.
While a suddenly amorous Dimitri abandons his artwork in pursuit of the surprised and confused Leandra, Eros continues his arrow play, targeting policemen and their suspects, couples exiting divorce court, and more. But his matchmaking alerts Aphrodite to his presence in Dimitri’s studio, where her showdown with Eros wreaks havoc. 
Eros is dragged back to Mount Olympus, leaving his ill-fitting matches to fend for themselves. That includes Dimitri and Leandra who, having survived the gods’ madcap mayhem, find true love might just exist after all. (150 words)
Thanks for playing Book Blurb Friday! Please be kind and leave your name and URL in the Mr. Linky widget below so others can find your blog and read your blurb.  Then scroll down for a peek at next week’s “book cover.”
Here is next week’s “book cover,” provided by the multi-talented Kathy Matthews:
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy a great weekend!
See you next time –

P.S.  Is anyone else still having issues with Blogger? It seems to be eating comments that I leave on this blog in response to your comments. That may mean that you aren’t getting comments I leave on your blogs, either. I’m just curious if anyone else is still having Blogger gremlins or if my problem is an isolated one.

20 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #12 – Sculpted Love"

  1. Comment by Tammy
    May 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm  

    Oh my–romance, mythology, and a modern flare? This sounds like some wicked fun!!

  2. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    May 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm  

    Yes, Lisa, yours has everything! I was expecting romance, but you've gone several steps farther. Excellent!— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Comment by Ms.Daisy
    May 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm  

    Lisa,I like this take on mythology! Works really well with the figures in the picture! Good one!~JeanP.S. I have trouble getting the picture "saved" in my computer and have to come back on BBF to try again! Ugh!

  4. Comment by Bookie
    May 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm  

    My gosh you are good! So imaginative! I wish you could teach me how to think like you do…you reaally reach out there and create.

  5. Comment by Susan Fobes
    May 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm  

    A Greek mythology approach? I love the way you think Lisa! Love, humor, mayhem-it's got it all!

  6. Comment by Susan Fobes
    May 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm  

    I only had one slight problem with comments in my dashboard waiting to be published, only they were published before Blogger went down. I am noticing a glitch with someone I follow-I am not alerted to his new posts…

  7. Comment by ♥~Judy~♥
    May 20, 2011 at 12:00 am  

    Loved your book blurb! I lost two days to blogger, comments and some of the things on my blog. Not being very technical savvy, this is frustrating to say the least!Thanks for your visit and your comment.

  8. Comment by Sandra Davies
    May 20, 2011 at 12:23 am  

    Lisa this is, for me, your best yet – I love the mythology references and the modern day take on the theme – a perfect marriage of blurb and cover – and presumably the story inside.

  9. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    May 20, 2011 at 3:11 am  

    Hi Lisa – I love your take … mythology in the modern world is such fun, with romance and madcap mayhem, it's a sure winner!I got your comment ok, and thanks for the reminder – I do keep forgetting to link here!I hope I can get around a few more of the blurbs this time round :):Dom

  10. Comment by HOOTIN' ANNI
    May 20, 2011 at 6:41 am  

    This is so fun!! I saw it last week on a friend's blog and wanted to make sure I tried. I'll be sure to try next week if I remember!!

  11. Comment by Margo Benson
    May 20, 2011 at 8:58 am  

    This really made me smile! I love the idea of all kinds of random people coping with new romance in their lives.

  12. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    May 20, 2011 at 11:10 am  

    Hi Lisa, I love your story! That would be a great book to read, there are so many possibilities. I can just picture the startled assistant wondering what in the heck?About mine this week, all I can say is that I crack myself up sometimes. Hey, thanks for the the nice things you just said about me.Comments? Well, I don't know. I think that Becky was still having problems. I've been hit and miss this week, but I barely got any on my Watery Wednesday post, and usually I get more there. Have a great weekend!Kathy

  13. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    May 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm  

    Lisa, I couldn't open Susan's entry … it says page not found. Dang.

  14. Comment by jabblog
    May 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm  

    Naughty Eros! This sounds great fun – fast and furious.My blurb started off as a children's book but just wouldn't go that way . . .Blogger sulked for a day for me and many of my comments were 'stolen' – so far as I know, all is well again.

  15. Comment by Mama Zen
    May 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm  

    This would make a great book!

  16. Comment by SJerZGirl
    May 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm  

    Wow – that's quite the mix of modern and mythical! I'd like to see how some of those pairings turned out.My blurb has been "blinky'd" for yours and others' pleasure (I hope).

  17. Comment by Arkansas Patti
    May 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm  

    I was immediately interested in the aspect of "policemen and their suspects" being targeted. That would be fun. I have had problems with blogger's spell checker. When activated, it starts rolling my post, spitting out whole paragraphs. My last post was a pure struggle. Guess there are a few more bugs.

  18. Comment by Dorothy Evans
    May 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm  

    Great concept – really clever take on it! sounds like a really good romp!

  19. Comment by Lynn
    May 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm  

    Hi Lisa, It took me a while. I'm afraid to read anyone else's blurb. I usually groan after reading yours – groan in a good way as it is so good and I think, what am I doing? You'll have to check out that I had to create some new names besides Obermoeller. I'm soooo creative… he he he.

  20. Comment by Lynn
    May 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm  

    Lisa, I'm having trouble leaving comments on some of the folks who have participated – my apologies – I've read them all, just can't post on all.

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