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Book Blurb Friday #21 – Evelina’s Promise

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   22 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday · contests


I’m still fighting off the last of the flu that rendered me MIA for most of this week. Sure was a nasty bug, but I’m happy to report I’m feeling much better, comparatively speaking. Thanks for all your kind words and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Also, a reminder that my blog contest will be running until July 30th. Please click HERE for full details.

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 Sioux Roslawski.  My book blurb follows:


Evelina’s Promise
In 1942 three children—“the chosen three”—claimed the cemetery statue of a girl came to life offering one promise and five prophecies. They called her Evelina, and all but one of the prophecies came to pass.
Evelina’s promise. . .that upon fulfillment of the fifth prophecy she would come to life again, foretelling the end of days.
Paranormal researcher Frank Bruno is an expert on the Evelina predictions. His grandmother was one of the chosen three and he intends to prove her vision was not a hoax.
Father Paul Rune is the last living of the chosen three. He alone knows why the final prophecy has yet to occur. He will stop it from happening, or die trying.
Bruno and Rune each work toward the final prophecy—Bruno to engage it, Rune to prevent it. In the end, only one man can command the ultimate fate of Evelina’s promise.
(150 words)
As always, I’m looking forward to reading your blurbs!
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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #22, provided by my daughter, Christina.

 I hope y’all enjoy a fun, flu-free weekend.  Thanks for participating!

22 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #21 – Evelina’s Promise"

  1. Comment by Sandra Davies
    July 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm  

    Jet-lag explains why I am up at this ungodly hour … I loved this photograph and your tale of Evelina's promise which offers a rich and multi-layered tale.

  2. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    July 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm  

    Hi Lisa, I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better. Being sick is yucky, isn't it? I really like you story, and had a theme of 3 in mine too, but it isn't very scary. I also wrote about Lynn's typewriter.I hope that you weekend only finds you feeling better. Heart 3!Kathy M.

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    July 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm  

    Oh, Lisa, Christina's photo is really cool, I'll have to think about that story. Also, I mentioned your contest in today's post, so please give me another point! Thanks!

  4. Comment by Susan Fobes
    July 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm  

    Lisa, I am glad you are feeling better 🙂 I love stories involving prophesies, and this looks like one that could have multiple twists and turns. My statue sort of came to life too, but not quite in the same manner…

  5. Comment by SJerZGirl
    July 22, 2011 at 3:14 am  

    This sounds so much like Fatima. I'd like to know what the final prophecy is, for sure!

  6. Comment by HOOTIN' ANNI
    July 22, 2011 at 6:05 am  

    …OOOooooh, this one is good already!! I know I'm gonna love it. By the way, perhaps Rune is a clue to what the last prophecy is. I'm wondering. Get this one to the printers…I want one, hot of the press.

  7. Comment by Tammy
    July 22, 2011 at 10:01 am  

    Oooooh from me too! I am all shuddery. There's nothing better than a good paranormal mystery as long as it's told well, so anything by you would be first-rate. Your names are always so perfect, too. So glad you're feeling better. Summer illnesses are the worst!

  8. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    July 22, 2011 at 11:47 am  

    This raised both my curiosity and the hairs on the back of my neck. I love the way you've connected the two main characters to the prophecies. Seriously, you should write this one. It has the making of a best seller.

  9. Comment by Bookie
    July 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm  

    So glad to hear you are feeling better. Already today it is SO hot here. DH is working outside and risking making himself sick. He promises to quit at noon…then I have WWII DVD and we will stay inside!Your blurb is from that fascintaing era and looks like quite a tale! Love period pieces!

  10. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    July 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm  

    Wonderfully done, Lisa. I'd love to read that book.—Kay, Alberta, Canada

  11. Comment by Cactus Country
    July 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm  

    Love Sioux's picture. I didn't know she was such a talented photographer.

  12. Comment by Mama Zen
    July 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm  

    How creative!

  13. Comment by K9friend
    July 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm  

    I'm glad you're doing better. It's bad enough to be sick, but in the summer…no fair!

  14. Comment by Calico Crazy
    July 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm  

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. The hairs on my arms are still prickling, I'd love to know how this all turns out.

  15. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    July 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm  

    Hi LisaLoved your take – nothing like the end of all things to up the ante! Sorry I didn't make it last week – life is rather full at the moment.Just about managed one this week – better late than never!All the best:Dom

  16. Comment by Madeleine
    July 23, 2011 at 4:51 am  

    Oh wow that is such an evocative image and a rather intriguing story line. Glad you are on the mend. Flu can be so draining. :O)

  17. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    July 23, 2011 at 7:29 am  

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments and for participating in Book Blurb Friday!

  18. Comment by irishoma
    July 23, 2011 at 7:43 am  

    Hi Lisa,I'm a tad late here, but first I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.Love the photo from Sioux.Your blurb is intriguing and frightening at the same time. It's a book I would read!Donna v.

  19. Comment by Carmen @LifeLines
    July 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm  

    Lisa, Glad you are feeling better. The photo is nice and the blurb sounds intriguing. Take care.

  20. Comment by Richard
    July 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm  

    Just thought id say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

  21. Comment by Ellie Garratt
    July 24, 2011 at 11:51 am  

    I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better. Flu is horrid! Loved the blurb, as always!

  22. Comment by Sioux
    July 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm  

    Lisa–Better late than never?Your story was extremely intriguing. Which one of your blurbs are you going to expand into a novel? This would be a wild rollercoaster of a tale…

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