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Book Blurb Friday #50: The Iron Prince

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | 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 the very lovely Ashley Ortiz.

The Iron Prince
(147 words)
Prince Iamsovain is a master manipulator. A wink here, a sly grin there, and good fortune smiles upon him. Until . . . the death of his father, King Whatachump.
The people love Prince Iamsovain and his endearing, if wheedling, ways. But they aren’t idiots, and know he hasn’t the wisdom to rule the kingdom.
Enter retired wizard, Spellsapoppin, who offers to help. But his prince-to-frog spell goes terribly awry, and the prince is transformed into an iron gate. To free himself, the prince must love another person more than himself, a task he fears is impossible.
With Spellsapoppin’s help and the unexpected friendship of Shyancoy, a milkmaid, Prince Iamsovain hopes to break the spell and avoid rust and ruin. Will he succeed, or will his narcissism continue to rule him? Will he claim the throne? Or will he be forevermore  . . .  The Iron Prince.

This was a real stretch for me this week. I love the photo, I just couldn’t pull the blurb together! I’m looking forward to reading the other blurbs to see the different stories that spin from this.

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #51, provided by yours truly.  I thought we would all welcome a summertime shot.

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


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