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Book Blurb Friday #26: Dangerous Game

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   15 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday

TGIBBF — and boy, do I mean it. This has been a long week, buttercup. I’m so ready for the weekend.

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 Lynn Obermoeller.  My book blurb follows:

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Dangerous Game
(144 words)
When teenagers Jack and Eddie stumble across the old building hidden behind their neighbor’s property, they think they’ve found the perfect spot for skipping school and smoking weed. 
They break in only to find the inside stacked ceiling to floor with document-filled boxes. Old man Klausen has been hiding something, but what?
The boys make a game of searching into the old man’s past, but soon realize Klausen is not the harmless octogenarian they assumed him to be. He is either a world class Nazi hunter, or himself an old Nazi war criminal eluding capture. But which?
Jack and Eddie expand their snooping to include the inside of Klausen’s residence. But the old man has no intention of allowing his many secrets to come to light, and when he discovers the boys’ prying, the only sure thing is an end to their dangerous game.  
I had so much fun this week! That single picture was good for half a dozen story ideas, all neatly tucked away in my little notebook. Thanks Lynn, for a great picture.
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Please scroll past the Linky widget to see our “book cover” for next week.  

Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #27, graciously provided by my son’s lovely girlfriend, Ashley Ortiz. Ashley spent three weeks in Italy a few months ago, and has been kind enough to allow me to borrow from her photo album. Expect more great photos in the weeks ahead!
That’s it for this week’s blurb-fest! Enjoy a wonderful weekend. I’ll have fun reading your blurbs, and then I’ll see you here bright and early Monday morning for a little dab of microfiction.

15 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #26: Dangerous Game"

  1. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    August 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm  

    Intriguing mystery-thriller blurb, Lisa, and my mind is already jumping to next week's picture. I never did e-mail you the pictures I promised, did I? "Soon, soon" as my husband says.It's nice to be back on board. I enjoy BBF a lot.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    August 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm  

    Kay – Welcome back! I missed seeing your name in the linky. I bet your pooch was happy to see you, too. 🙂 I'll look forward to receiving whatever photos you send me, whenever you have the time.

  3. Comment by Sandra Davies
    August 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm  

    My blurb didn't turn out as I expected either – I ran out of words before I could get to the bit about using the old building – but I never thought of filling it with old documents!And intriguing as next week's photo is, I shall be away …

  4. Comment by Madeleine
    August 26, 2011 at 8:42 am  

    Oh brilliant! Love it full of intrigue and interest :O)

  5. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    August 26, 2011 at 10:48 am  

    Hi Lisa, what a great story! I'm curious about your other ideas too. I loved this picture and knew right away what mine was going to be about. Thanks so much for having BBF for us, and I hope that you have a fun weekend.Kathy M.

  6. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    August 26, 2011 at 11:51 am  

    This would make a fine YA novel, but I'm betting the older generations would be reading it too. I'd be buying this one to learn the truth about Klausen and to find out how the dangerous game ends. Very enticing blurb, Lisa.

  7. Comment by Karen Lange
    August 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm  

    I wondered what you would do with this picture – it's great. Sounds like a great read. 🙂

  8. Comment by Bookie
    August 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm  

    Definitely creates interest for the reader in learning WHAT was going on. Nice suspense. Glad your long week did not hinder your blurb writing!

  9. Comment by BECKY
    August 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm  

    You are the master at these, Lisa!

  10. Comment by irishoma
    August 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm  

    Very interesting. Sounds like he's a Nazi war criminal to me.

  11. Comment by K9friend
    August 27, 2011 at 9:43 am  

    Unique and interesting buildings make great story prompts, don't they? Yours sounds like a definite thriller!

  12. Comment by KIPPY MARRIE
    August 27, 2011 at 10:08 am  

    Olá LISA…Como voce disse que gosta de bichinhos, estou te SEGUINDO e quero ser sua amiga.Entra no meu blog também e seja minha amiga/SEGUIDORA, será uma alegria. Sou a KIPPY, uma YORK e moro no BRASIL e AMO ter amigos em todo o mundo.Estamos em festa pela conquista de 100 amiguinhos.Seja a minha próxima amiga.Gostei do seu nome LISA, porque minha mamãe se chama LISA também, mas chamos de LILLY.Então já gostei muito de você amiga.Venha… Venha… Te espero.Aus 1000 com amor do Brasil…KIPPY e LILLY (Lisa, minha mamãe)

  13. Comment by Tammy
    August 27, 2011 at 11:46 am  

    This is so weird–at one point I was working on one about teenagers and a possible Nazi, too, but I just couldn't get it to gel! You did, and in spades. Great plot, beautifully written.

  14. Comment by Katie Gates
    August 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm  

    Another great blurb, Lisa. I hope you're having a relaxing weekend!

  15. Comment by Lynn
    August 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm  

    Can you tell I'm really behind? That was nice of you to use one of my photos even when I haven't been playing lately. Ahhhh, well you did a nice job, as always.

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