Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Blurb Friday


I'm so excited to join Lisa Ricard Claro - Writing in the Buff for Book Blurb Friday. Lisa has come up with this terrific creative writing meme for all of us to enjoy. Lisa asks that we write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) that could work with the photograph above as the book cover.

Here is what I came up with as I sat here with a few Oreo's, my favorite chocolate inspiration.

Helen Gregory’s mind bounced all over like a racquetball. A laundry list of shelved responsibilities tried to grab her attention from her shaky application of lipstick. What would the other PTA moms say if they saw self-conscious Helen sitting in a hotel lobby waiting for a man like Frederic? How fast her morning gym visit became the highlight of Helen’s quiet life. A widow for almost 10 years, Helen gave up on the idea of spontaneous passion and heart racing encounters. Caught up in smoothing her skirt, Helen didn’t notice how the man overwhelming her thoughts was just about to grab a wayward curl of her hair.

(107 words)

24 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Your story is so sweet! No darkness, drugging, murders or owed favors. I love it!

Margo Benson said...

I want ot know more about Helen and Frederic...! Good blurb!

Diane said...

Great job! I keep looking at doing this and then run away scared.... :O)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful blurb, most enjoyable to read,

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne,

Lynn said...

Nice job! All the BBFs are so creative!

Karen Lange said...

Sounds like an interesting read! :)

Susan Fobes said...

You joined!!! Hooray!!! I must say that you certainly know romance lady-this one would keep me reading way past my bedtime.

Tammy said...

That wayward-curl-grabbing speaks volumes. I'd definitely buy it. Nice job!

Kim said...

I like that she's a widow - no baggage. And I love the idea of the rendezvous - so far from our lives:) And oh how I miss oreos. I hope your toasting me the next time you have one!

Dazee Dreamer said...

awesome job. I really want to hear more.

Sioux said...

I agree with Tammy. The last part of the last sentence is an attention-grabber. A great phrase AND a great image...

Fresh Mommy said...

Blurb on... I am left wanting more.

:)
~Tabitha

liberal sprinkles said...

oooh romance, I love these. Please write more!

Valerie said...

Really, really good, Kelly. Like everyone else, I'd like to read more. I've tried a couple of stories using pictures for initiative, they were okay but I don't get overly inspired. I aim to keep on trying though.

jabblog said...

It sounds as though she deserves some attention from someone nice:-)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This has the makings of a lovely romance. I love the way you show Helen's personality. I already want to be her friend. This would be a great book!

Debbie said...

Oh, I love it! That would definitely make me want to read the book:)

Ms.Daisy said...

I like the idea of a romantic storyline-how she didn't want anyone to know she was meeting someone! It got me interested in wanting to know what happens next!
Very creative.



~Jean

The Write Girl said...

Great writing Septembermom. This is quite a steamy blurb. I like this meme. Thanks so much for sharing.

Randi said...

So when does the book come out? I seriously wanted to keep reading! You're very good at creating atmosphere.

Ellie said...

I'm so sorry for taking so long to comment on your book blurb. I'm slapping my wrist.

The last line of your blurb sold the whole novel. I was already enticed until that point and then you hooked me in at the end! Brilliant.

Angela said...

Very good, Kelly! Makes me want to read on... :)

Jenners said...

I saw this meme at June Freaking Cleavers blog and just fell in love with the idea. I definitely want to join in. It cracks me up how different both of your blurbs were.

Vanilla Mama said...

How different all the Blurbs are, yours is another I would read.