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Book Blurb Friday #24: Haunting Juliette

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   22 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday

Welcome to 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:

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Haunting Juliette
The first time Ken Carlton saw her she was a pale waif peering from the window above the arched alleyway. Only 10, he allowed himself to be dragged away by his mother, but he never forgot the girl.
He called her Juliette. . .
While in New Orleans celebrating his graduation from medical school, Ken recognized the street and the window.  And then she appeared. No longer a child, she watched him with his friends before she disappeared from view.
The owner of the home claimed not to know her. The housekeeper refused to meet his eyes. And the window gleamed in the midday sun, devoid of life.
Juliette became first his mystery, then his passion, and finally, his obsession.
After he learned the truth, she became his nightmare.
(129 words)

I have no idea where this photo was taken, but I love it. Thanks Sioux!

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #25, provided by Kathy Matthews.

This summer has been so hot, I thought everyone would appreciate the opportunity to spend a little time thinking about snow!  Thanks, Kathy, for another great photo.

Enjoy your weekend!

22 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #24: Haunting Juliette"

  1. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    August 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm  

    You wrung every drop out of this photo. Very intriguing. I'd buy this book.

  2. Comment by Susan Fobes
    August 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm  

    Love it Lisa! It does look a good scene for a haunting, and I am wondering how she becomes a nightmare…ooh… I went with love gone awry and mystery, and like you I had many doing a lot of denying.And yes, the picture of snow is appreciated very much!!!

  3. Comment by Karen Lange
    August 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm  

    Very nice, Lisa! These are always fun. Thanks again for the book and bookmark. 🙂

  4. Comment by Bookie
    August 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm  

    Wow, what an inticing last line! Sounds scary, but it also sounds like a demanding read, the kind you can't put down!

  5. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    August 12, 2011 at 12:39 am  

    I was expecting a romance. What a lovely and chilling surprise. I'd love to read this one.

  6. Comment by Sandra Davies
    August 12, 2011 at 12:48 am  

    Phew! – I almost had a Juliette, but changed my mind, thankfully. I DO like the promise of yours, though, and the multi-level intrigue, and New Orleans as a setting is a winner. Get it written, please.

  7. Comment by June Freaking Cleaver
    August 12, 2011 at 1:59 am  

    I used the word nightmare, too. And such a pretty picture…what's wrong with us?Love your story…it needs to be a book!

  8. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    August 12, 2011 at 2:26 am  

    I like the move from mystery to nightmare! I'm sure the journey is exciting. I think my book will have a limited circulation!

  9. Comment by Calico Crazy
    August 12, 2011 at 2:56 am  

    Loving the whole mystery horror vibe, I'd snatch this one off the shelf in a second.

  10. Comment by HOOTIN' ANNI
    August 12, 2011 at 5:11 am  

    A ghostly tale? New Orleans? A prefect setting…that town IS haunted.

  11. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    August 12, 2011 at 10:18 am  

    Hi Lisa … wow, that is an awesome story! I want to read this book. I wasn't sure where it was taken either, so I guessed Italy. It sure is a beautiful photo.I was thrilled to see the one you picked for next week, that is one of my favorites, taken when I got my first digital camera. Thanks!My blurb took a twist; I never know what will happen until I sit down to write.Have a great weekend,Kathy M.

  12. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am  

    This one is for Susan: I love your blurb … you packed a lot into those 149 words. I couldn't leave a comment on your page for some reason.Kathy M.

  13. Comment by K9friend
    August 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm  

    That is a beautiful photo…very European. Hey! Just discovered that I'm not on your list of followers. Could have sworn I'd done that long ago!

  14. Comment by jabblog
    August 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm  

    I was expecting a romance, too, but much prefer the direction you've taken. Rather dark, I think.(Once again this week I am bereft of inspiration. I tried a Sci-Fi angle but it just didn't work!)

  15. Comment by SJerZGirl
    August 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm  

    I'll admit – I was hoping for a romance on this one. Sounds frightening!

  16. Comment by Tammy
    August 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm  

    Well you just stirred me up and then just chilled me to the bone with that last line. I am whipped for sure!

  17. Comment by irishoma
    August 13, 2011 at 12:00 am  

    Love Sioux's photo, and your blurb is chilling.Donna

  18. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    August 13, 2011 at 2:13 am  

    Hi all — I'm far, far away from home and having trouble posting and commenting. Seems to be hit and miss.Right now it is miss, and I miss Book Blurbing.Will try next time when our ship will be docked in a different city.Meanwhile, am loving all I'm reading.– K

  19. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    August 13, 2011 at 6:10 am  

    Hi LisaOnce again you have created a superb book blurb and the promise of a gripping read.Sorry I am so late with my effort – life is a bit hectic at the moment.

  20. Comment by Sioux
    August 13, 2011 at 10:55 am  

    What a chilling blurb, Lisa. And Pat has a good eye. The photo was taken in France.My life is too crazy with school and lesson plans this past week and this weekend to participate, but I am drawn to Kathy's photo. The colors in the sky, the expanse of snow…It almost looks like an oil painting.The book arrived yesterday. Thank you again. I read "Destiny" and loved it. What a well-crafted story. (Personally, Gibbs is my favorite over McGee, but that is due to the hotness factor…)

  21. Comment by Mama Zen
    August 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm  

    This sounds awesome!

  22. Comment by BECKY
    August 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm  

    Lisa, see….your blurb and those of the other very talented blog-blurb-broadcasters is the very reason I don't participate. The one or two I wrote were very lame. I do better with just a micro fiction photo prompt….Less words! 🙂

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