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Book Blurb Friday: #40 KRAKEN

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   12 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


Welcome again to Book Blurb Friday.  If you’re a newbie, here’s the scoop so you understand what follows.  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 NaNoWriMo writer powerhouse, Sandra Davies at Lines of Communication.  Sandra not only hit the 50,000 word mark, she exceeded it for a total of 78,185 and she’s still writing. Congratulations, Sandra! I’m especially pleased because Sandra told me her plot is born from blurbs she wrote for our very own Book Blurb Friday. So exciting!

Thanks again for this great photo, Sandra. My blurb follows.

(149 words)

It began in a Scandinavian village, unnoticed by all but the local fishermen.  Their stories of strange lights under the sea and mammoth glowing creatures were ignored as tall tales.

Until the monsters came to feed.

At the end of a single day’s reign of terror every person in the little village is left for dead. The creatures return to the sea without a trace.

Lone survivor Elof Lindgren was just a boy when the creatures came. Now grown, Elof has financial backing, the best oceanographic technology available, and an obsession to find the creatures no matter the cost.

Born on an alien planet, the creatures exist in the bowels of the North Atlantic awaiting the signal that will free them once again. While Elof and his scientists race for the truth, the clock starts ticking on an alien invasion that will change the face of the Earth forever.

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #41, provided by the lovely Ashley Ortiz.  Thanks, Ashley, for allowing us to use this wonderful photo.

Thanks for participating in Book Blurb Friday. If you have any photos you think would be appropriate as a “book cover,” please send them to me via email (

Have a great weekend! See you next for Monday’s microfiction.


12 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday: #40 KRAKEN"

  1. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    December 2, 2011 at 12:20 am  

    Very scary story, Lisa. I might not read it, but I'd buy the book as a gift for a science fiction buff.– K

  2. Comment by Sandra Davies
    December 2, 2011 at 2:39 am  

    Love that you picked up the Scandinavian in the photo and just hope your plot doesn't bump into mine – hugely impressed with your inventiveness. And what a fabulous picture for next week!

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm  

    Hi Lisa, love your science fiction blurb this week … it reminds me of a better version of The Tommyknockers somehow. I can just imagine their high tech mini subs, sonar and all the other high tech equip searching out the enemies from outer space!Oh, I love next week's photo too; I already have a story in mind for it. Happy BBF and enjoy your weekend.Kathy M.

  4. Comment by Bookie
    December 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm  

    While sci-fi is not my thing, you certainly sucked me in with a few words to wondering what would happen. So good!!

  5. Comment by Karen Lange
    December 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm  

    What a great blurb! I am sure you'd be drawing readers in. :)Happy weekend!

  6. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    December 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm  

    You're so good at science fiction, Lisa! Every time I read your Book Blurbs I wish it was an actual book I could sink my teeth into.

  7. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    December 3, 2011 at 1:16 am  

    An ingenious combination of sci-fi and horror. I got scared just reading the blurb. I love the premise and would snatch this one up in a second.

  8. Comment by K9friend
    December 3, 2011 at 11:00 am  

    Scary stuff, Lisa, and definitely not a home-alone-at-night read!PatCritter Alley

  9. Comment by Lynn
    December 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm  

    You are a multi-genre writer! Nice blurb. Sorry I just didn't have time to play this week.

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 4, 2011 at 9:49 am  

    Thanks for your comments everyone! I'm off to read the other blurbs. Can't wait!

  11. Comment by Elizabeth
    December 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm  

    Awesome blog…love that staircase.NEW FOLLOWERElizabeth

  12. Comment by Tammy
    December 7, 2011 at 9:33 am  

    Even more amazing to me that you got horror out of that beautiful, serene picture! Very creative.

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