Book Blurb Friday #13 – Iced AND Too Perfect
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Now, on to the fun stuff!
It was a relief to take my head out of the news and spend some time creating a book blurb for this week’s “book cover,” provided by the multi-talented Kathy Matthews. I love this photo, and expected to write a cheerful blurb about family fun times or a sexy romance. I ended up penning two blurbs, both dark. So much for positive thinking.
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 “book cover,” generously offered by She-of-Many-Blogs, Kathy Matthews:
Stan Brannon is an injured man on the run. His captors’ plans for him end when the weather creates the perfect means of escape: a fatal accident on slippery roads complicated by rapidly accumulating snow and ice.Young widow Sarah Larkin’s traditional Friday night of pizza, popcorn and a movie alone in her den come to an end when a winter storm cuts power to her house.Brannon’s invasion of Sarah’s home provides the perfect hide-out for him, and a nightmare for her. Trapped inside with a gun-wielding stranger while storm conditions deteriorate, Sarah fears the worst. But those searching for Brannon come closer, and Sarah alerts them to his presence. Too late, she realizes her deadly mistake. . .As the wounded Brannon struggles for his life, Sarah must find a way to save them both from the ice storm and the men who want him dead. (148 words)
The McClendons are the perfect family. . .
Bob McClendon is a successful doctor while his wife, Mary, manages their home. Their daughter, Emily, is a teenage beauty queen and Tom, their son, captains the high school football team.
Nothing is as it seems. . .
A common December night brings cold temperatures and a dusting of snow, but morning reveals the horror of bloody death. The McClendons are found brutally butchered in their sleep; except Emily, discovered shivering and covered in blood in a dark corner of the basement.
More questions than answers. . .
Detective Sid Corday investigates the murders expecting proof of a home invasion, but every lead points to Emily. Evidence is circumstantial, however, and there is no discernible motive.
Is Emily the unwitting pawn in someone’s diabolical game? Or a consummate actress about to get away with the perfect murder. . . (147 words)
I’ve not written two blurbs for the same photo before, but since these popped out of my brain and onto my laptop screen I figured I’d post them both. Kathy’s photo is gorgeous, and I had so many ideas floating around. How about you?
Please put your name and URL in Mr. Linky so others can link back to you and read your blurb, then scroll a little further for a peek at the photo for next week.
Here is next week’s “book cover,” provided by writer and world traveler Kay Davies. Thanks, Kay!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!