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Book Blurb Friday #16: Smart Alecks

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   24 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


Welcome once again to Book Blurb Friday!

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 for our creative play by the gifted teacher, writer, and pet rescuer, Sioux Roslawski.  My book blurb follows:

Smart Alecks

 When Josie Ditzanno and her sorority sisters “appropriate” a case of candy from the university president, they have no clue it isn’t ordinary chocolate. Derived from the cocoa bean of the rare Smartalecki Tree, one taste brings burgeoning brain power. 
Biff Buffington and his fraternity brothers are horrified as, overnight, the girls gain unprecedented insight into what a college man is really thinking. As the girls hang up their mini-skirts in exchange for pocket protectors (and pepper spray), the guys scramble to investigate this appalling turn of events.
Mayhem ensues as Biff and friends use every harebrained scheme imaginable to infiltrate the sorority house, outwitted at every turn by Josie and pals. When the guys literally stumble across the candy and have a taste, what follows is an all-out war to prove who can outwit whom in a chocolate-coated battle of the sexes, Smartalecki style. (145 words)

Okay, y’all, I had too much fun this week. The possibilities are vast, and I’m still giggling over what I didn’t write. This is a G-rated blog, after all. Can’t wait to read your blurbs!

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 our “book cover” for next week, provided by the talented artist and writer, Sandra Davies.  Thanks Sandra!

Thank you for participating in Book Blurb Friday. If you haven’t yet attempted a book blurb, I hope you’ll join in. The blurbs are fun to write, and it is such a blast to read what others have written.

Have a great weekend!

24 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #16: Smart Alecks"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    June 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm  

    First of all, the photo for next week is incredible. This week's…not so much (ha)!I love your blurb, Lisa. It takes a simple picture of a candy bar and elevates it via your rollicking tale. Bravo!

  2. Comment by ♥~Judy~♥
    June 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm  

    I loved your blurb, and yes I would be tucking that book under my arm and heading to the check out aisle.

  3. Comment by Sioux
    June 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm  

    I forgot to mention I loved the name (Biff Buffington) and phrases–"burgeoning brain power" and "chocolate-coated battle" among others.

  4. Comment by Susan Fobes
    June 16, 2011 at 11:00 pm  

    You cracked me up with your character's names again Lisa-too funny! And I love the idea of the "meat heads" gaining much needed brain power-now you have me wondering what you were going to say…

  5. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 16, 2011 at 11:06 pm  

    Sioux – Thanks! And I happen to think this week's picture is terrific. 🙂 As to the Biff Buffington…I actually knew a frat guy in college named Biff. And he looked like his name. He was a nice kid, though. (Although my sorority's name for his frat was the "Disco Ducks." hehehe…) Judy – Thanks!Susan – You don't want to know what off-shoots of sanity came to my mind. Trust me on that. LOL

  6. Comment by Sioux
    June 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm  

    Lisa—Can you delete my #1 blurb? I put the wrong address, idiot-me! If not, oh well!

  7. Comment by Tammy
    June 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm  

    I too loved the names and your clever wording! And I am so impressed that you actually did know a Biff who actually was in a fraternity!!! Oh, and I would be SO scary-smart if chocolate really did that.

  8. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    June 17, 2011 at 12:03 am  

    Biff Buffington, how funny! And pocket protectors. Love it!— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 17, 2011 at 12:23 am  

    Sioux – Done! :)Tammy – Wouldn't it be great if chocolate could do that? It's a lovely fantasy.

  10. Comment by Sandra Davies
    June 17, 2011 at 12:46 am  

    Mmmm … chocolate and (I presume) sex – irresistible combination and such clever names too – definitely sounds like a good fat book to take on holiday.From thinking "What on earth can I do with that?" re Sioux's photo I came up with one of my better ideas – thanks you Sioux, and also you Lisa – this meme is an excellent exercise in plot planning.

  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 17, 2011 at 5:52 am  

    Kay – Those pocket protectors say it all, don't they? Remember the movie Apollo 13? There is one scene that flashes across all the NASA engineers and to a man they are wearing pocket protectors. LOL Sandra – I'm glad you enjoy the meme. I, too, find it to be an excellent writing exercise. And thanks for next week's great photo!

  12. Comment by Sarah
    June 17, 2011 at 6:59 am  

    Lisa, you totally have to write that book. Hilarious! I love love love that blurb! Fantastic job!

  13. Comment by Anonymous
    June 17, 2011 at 7:41 am  

    Please make sure it is Kindle ready, it looks like a really fun read.Hum,I wonder if a Smartalecki Tree would grow in Arkansas?Arkansas Patti

  14. Comment by Hootin' Anni
    June 17, 2011 at 8:06 am  

    chocolate battle of the sexes…ohhhh, yum!!!

  15. Comment by Karen Lange
    June 17, 2011 at 9:50 am  

    This is so good! I can just imagine the adventures…Thanks for sharing your genius with us! Have a great weekend!

  16. Comment by Lynn
    June 17, 2011 at 10:35 am  

    Hey Lisa, Couldn't stand to be away for too long, although I don't know about doing it every week again. I may do it like I did this time – which you'll see when you scoot on over to my blog. Although I must say, after I read your BBF, I wonder why I even try. You are SO GOOD! Loved the names, and want to pick up that book. I think you need to start writing the books to all of these BBFs along with everyone else. Take care.

  17. Comment by jabblog
    June 17, 2011 at 11:21 am  

    This would be such a wonderfully funny read and an even better film script. How long must we wait??

  18. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm  

    Sarah – Thanks! I had a fun with this. :)Patti – LOL My daughter would love one of those trees in our back yard…it would sure help out with those upcoming SATs!Anni – I know, right? Anything drenched in chocolate–even a battle–can't be bad. :)Karen – Thank you. You're too kind!Lynn – You gave us three! So happy to see Obermoeller stepping into BBF again. Jabblog – It really would be fun to write. Maybe I'll get a short story out of it. 🙂

  19. Comment by K9friend
    June 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm  

    I'd write a blurb, but for some reason I'm craving chocolate right now.

  20. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    June 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm  

    This sounded like a fun book to read, until I learned that the guys end up eating the chocolate as well. Then it became downright hilarious. Who wouldn't want to buy a book that promised a steady stream of laughter? Very fun blurb, Lisa.

  21. Comment by SJerZGirl
    June 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm  

    I love it!! It's giving me flash backs to "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes". LOL

  22. Comment by Ms.Daisy
    June 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm  

    Lisa,I can see where you would have such a good time writing this one because it is so much fun to read! I love the smartalecki candy and the mayhem it causes. This is brilliant.~JeanP.S. My brain just would not kick into gear this week…I'll be back for next week.

  23. Comment by Hootin' Anni
    June 18, 2011 at 6:22 am  

    I'm back….forgot to collect and save the image for next week! [blond roots!]The Link to MY chocolate blurb since you missed it.HERE

  24. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    June 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm  

    Hi LisaSorry I missed a couple of weeks. Hope to be bck on Friday.Hope all is well with you.:Dom

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