Book Blurb Friday #17: Arachnia
Welcome to Book Blurb Friday, where 150 words must sell your book.
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 blurbs by the wonderful Sandra Davies. My book blurb follows:
ARACHNIAThe townsfolk of Arachnia, Ohio are afraid to leave their homes. . .The first of summer brought a mammoth storm that destroyed power lines and left the county dark. Phones and internet access are rendered inaccessible.But total isolation from the outside world is only one consequence. . .A plague of spiders, large and small, has settled on Arachnia. Numbering in the millions, the arachnids are everywhere; opening a door or window means invasion by the eight-legged creatures, who work as an intelligent unit to subdue their human prey.
Trapped in the local community center, a group of teens, led by troublemaker Skeet Henderson, believe the spiders may represent an alien invasion. Ridiculed and ignored by the adults for such a fantastical idea, the kids must work alone to prove their theory about the ubiquitous arachnids, and find a way to save their town from destruction. (148 words)
Spiders give me the creeps. I know they serve a fine purpose, and I’ll admit to spending time watching them spin a new web or repair an old one. But just because they are fascinating doesn’t mean I want to have them in my house. The idea of aliens masquerading as spiders is creepy, but I did have to ask myself (after penning this blurb) why aliens who are smart enough to do something like this don’t just come in and take what they want. I guess those answers are in the book. Oh, wait a minute. . .! That’s the only problem with these blurbs. . .no closure. On the other hand, they are fun to write and fun to read.
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Here is our “book cover” for Book Blurb Friday #18, provided by the lovely Becky Povich:
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