Book Blurb Friday #19: Old Loves AND Pass The Love
Big thanks to Vanilla Mama for passing the blogging love in the form of the above award. A visit to Vanilla Mama’s blog is always entertaining, especially since she’s been busy catching up on missed Book Blurb Fridays. Give her blog a visit!
In keeping with the spirit of the award, I’m passing the love to the three awesome ladies in my critique group. I swiped this photo of our little band of writers from Deb’s blog. Here we are, the Inklets:
|Debra Mayhew, Cathy C. Hall, Me, and Tanya Valentine|
So, the Pass The Love award is duly given to my pals Debra Mayhew, Cathy C. Hall, and Tanya Valentine. These ladies keep my writing honest and suffer through my stinky first (and second, and third) drafts. Click on each name to visit their personal blogs. It’s worth the clicks!
And now on to this week’s Book Blurb Friday, where 150 words must sell your story.
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 lovely Lynn Obermoeller. My book blurb follows:
Mason and Jennifer Wyatt, owners of the antique shop Old Loves, restore a 1920s Royal typewriter, and the clunky apparatus symbolizes their determination to succeed in the antiques business. With Mason’s unexpected death, Jennifer struggles to keep the shop afloat, and competition from Golden Memories, owned by the charming Rex Golden, thins her customer pool.When Rex offers to buy Old Loves, Jennifer considers selling. But typed messages begin appearing on the old Royal and, convinced they are from Mason urging against it, Jennifer refuses Rex’s offer.Frustrated by his inability to dissuade Jennifer’s belief in Mason’s ghost, Rex offers this bargain: Prove Mason is the mystery typist and Rex will sell Golden Memories to Jennifer for one dollar. Otherwise, she forfeits Old Loves, typewriter and all.It’s a gamble, but Jennifer will do anything for Old Loves. Much to his own surprise, Rex will do anything for Jennifer. (149 words)
I opted for romance this week, along with a little ghostly goings on. Can’t wait to see what other blurbers have created based on this photo!
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Here is our “book cover” for Book Blurb Friday #20, provided by my daughter, Christina.
One more bit of information for you! Donna at Donna’s Book Pub is offering a blog giveway. Just head on over there for details. You could win an autographed copy of “Cup of Comfort for Military Families.” The winner will be announced on Donna’s blog July 12th. Good luck!
Thanks for visiting. See you Monday for microfiction!