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Book Blurb Friday #4: Paranormal Passages

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   26 Comments | Posted in BBF · Book Blurb Friday · meme

Welcome to Book Blurb Friday!  Please look to your right and see the new badge for BBF. Go ahead.  Ooh and aah.  I’ll wait! 

I’m so excited that I got the darn thing to work! It took me two solid weeks to figure it out because, as you know, I’m a technodweeb. Anyway, there it is! If you feel so inclined, please copy the HTML code below the badge and use it to install the BBF badge on your own blog.  I won’t be insulted if you don’t, but I’ll surely love it if you do.

If you’re new to this meme, please click on the tab above under the blog header for details, and play along.  The photo below represents the cover of this week’s fictional book, and my blurb (150 words or less) is right below.  Here goes:

Paranormal Passages
Blood Cemetery; Aquia Church; Tower of London; Chillingham Castle.  All are known for unexplained auditory emanations, ghostly sightings, hauntings. . .
But none compare to the Hôtel Fantôme d’Avignon, site of the unsolved axe murders of six tourists in 1963.  For years, hotel employees and guests claimed to see bloodied apparitions walking the narrow halls.  Sightings began to include violent physical manifestations, and the hotel closed its doors in 1987.
Dr. U.B. Grimm and Dr. Ima Reaper, paranormal researchers with the Gravestone Institute for Paranormal Studies spent decades documenting paranormal activity around the globe. In a courageous effort to unravel the mystery of the Hôtel Fantôm, Drs. Grimm and Reaper resided alone in the hotel for two weeks. The terrifying events they detail will horrify you.  Prepare to start looking over your shoulder. Long after you turn the last page, you will be haunted by these bone-chilling Paranormal Passages. (150 words)

If you are participating in BBF, please remember to add your link below so others can find you and your blurb.  Thanks for playing!  Please scroll past Mr. Linky to see the “book cover” for next week’s BBF.

 Here is next week’s “book cover.” Have fun with it!

I can’t wait to read your blurbs! Thank you so much for playing along.

Til next time –

26 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday #4: Paranormal Passages"

  1. Comment by Bookie
    March 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm  

    I am dashing out something tonight…having trouble getting the blogger picture ditty to work! Will keep trying.Hey, your own blurb is spooky! Gives me chills without even reading the book!

  2. Comment by Susan Fobes
    March 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm  

    I love your blurb this week-I was about to head in a similar creepy direction, but then took a sharp left (LOL!)Oh, and I will grab and post your button. It turned out great!

  3. Comment by Susan Fobes
    March 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm  

    I thought I wasn't going to get your button to fit my site Lisa, but I was able to change it's width and voila!

  4. Comment by Ms.Daisy
    March 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm  

    Lisa,Awesome blurb! I'd be scared to death, but I'd be readin' it! 🙂 I'm away for the weekend so I didn't participate this week but I'll be here next week!~JeanGreat badge, too!

  5. Comment by Lynn
    March 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm  

    Lisa, great BBF – I love the names!Susan, how did you change the width as mine isn't showing the entire picture – and I know I'll never figure it out. I'm more of a tehnodweeb than Lisa claims to be! Or if anyone else knows. I'll be posting something soon!

  6. Comment by Sioux
    March 25, 2011 at 12:59 am  

    Lisa–First, a great badge. I posted the picture of the badge, but cannot figure out how to "copy" the "computer-speak" so when people click on the badge on my blog, they get taken back to yours. But, I have not given up…Secondly, U.B. Grimm and Ima Reaper? What a sick, sick girl you are !

  7. Comment by Sandra Davies
    March 25, 2011 at 2:16 am  

    Yes Lisa – Grimm & Reaper and Hotel Fantome – tongue in cheek scary indeed and it sounds as if you had a lot of fun writing this one!My next challenge is to do whatever with your badge …

  8. Comment by Ellie
    March 25, 2011 at 3:58 am  

    A creepy and scary book – your blurb was brilliant.I'm not taking part in BBF this week. I've had so many things going on and I have a couple of important writing deadlines this weekend. I'll be back next week though!

  9. Comment by Margo Benson
    March 25, 2011 at 4:05 am  

    Love the names! The story sounds so creepy – one that I'd have to read with the light on, excellent!

  10. Comment by Tony Benson
    March 25, 2011 at 8:01 am  

    I love the humour and the names you've used. The story is very compelling, and looks like it would be a great read. I'm looking over my shoulder already 🙂

  11. Comment by liberal sprinkles
    March 25, 2011 at 9:17 am  

    I'm shuddering but I'm hooked! Very creepy, but the names are very clever! I put the button in my post :)Grace

  12. Comment by Fireblossom
    March 25, 2011 at 9:53 am  

    Eep! Sounds scary indeed. I'm looking over my shoulder already!I hope you don't mind suffering a Book Blurb Friday noob. (me)

  13. Comment by Jenners
    March 25, 2011 at 9:55 am  

    Love it! Love the names especially! Of course, I wouldn't buy this book as I'm scared of scary things.I'm a first-time partcipant — as soon as I saw this meme, I know I had to join in. Fantastic and fun idea! Looking forward to more.

  14. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    March 25, 2011 at 10:30 am  

    do-do do-do do-do!!Very creepy 🙂 (and amusing at the same time!) Very well done.In case anyone is wondering how to make the button fit: insert the words width="200" (or whatever width you want in pixels – experiment if you don't know) immediately after the DSC00885-1.jpg" with a space before and after.

  15. Comment by Lynn
    March 25, 2011 at 10:37 am  

    Hey Lisa, I figured out another way to post your BBF icon thingy, so now it's all there and looks good!

  16. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    March 25, 2011 at 11:50 am  

    Oh, Lisa, that is so awesome … I cannot believe that you said all of that in 150 words! This is so much fun, thanks!

  17. Comment by Deirdra Eden-Coppel
    March 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm  

    I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Powerful Woman Writer Award.Go to and pick up your award.~Deirdra

  18. Comment by jabblog
    March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm  

    Wonderful names! Can't wait to read the book – I'm thinking there'll be lots of word play in it;-)I found this prompt quite trying. I started off on the paranormal tack and took several others along the way . . . ho hum, such is life!

  19. Comment by Karen Lange
    March 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm  

    Love the names of your researchers! Very clever. :)Have a great weekend,Karen

  20. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    March 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm  

    Missing microfiction?I'm hosting a new microfiction meme. Succinctly Yoursbegins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.Hope you'll join in.

  21. Comment by Tammy
    March 25, 2011 at 6:13 pm  

    Love the names! The whole thing sounds like such scary fun, I'd buy it in an instant. In fact, it makes me want to go look up all the other haunted places you mentioned! Love the button, too!

  22. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm  

    Thanks, Blurbers! I hope you don't mind that I'm responding to your comments collectively. I'm having such fun reading all of the blurbs. Everyone is so creative! Can't wait for next week's BBF!

  23. Comment by The Words Crafter
    March 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm  

    I am constantly astounded at the clever blurbs you all come up with just from a picture. This one that you've done is quite frightening, but I'd love to read it!

  24. Comment by K9friend
    March 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm  

    Love the picture. I had an idea for it, but no time to develop. Oh well, maybe next week!

  25. Comment by Jen Chandler
    March 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm  

    This one had me laughing! I love the names!!! Drs Grimm and Reaper LOL! Don't think I want them taking care of me at my next check up :DLoved it!

  26. Comment by Vanilla Mama
    June 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm  

    Creepy!! Love it!

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