The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Back-of-the-Book Blurb Friday #8

        It's time to stretch. No pain, no gain--as Jane Fonda used to say. Except with this kind of stretching, you'll still have the same cellulite in your rump that you had when you sat down.

         Here are the particulars:
  • Use the photo (from Morguefile) of the bride and groom as the front cover of a book. (Bryan Hanson took this great pic.)
  • You decide what kind of book it is. A murder mystery. A fluffy offering of chick lit. The possibilities are endless. 
  • You come up with a title and a blurb--the blurb is the bait that will appear on the back cover.
  • Your blurb should be 150 words or less (not including the title).
  • You can jazz up the photo any way you'd like. You can put a title on it. You can also include fake reviews. 
  • Post your blurb on your blog, and then link it to this post via Mr. Linky. If you have the time and the inclination, you can also check out the other blurbs, to see what direction they headed in...
  • If you enjoy doing this, go to Lisa Ricard Claro's site and thank her. She was the one who started this exercise. Now, she's too busy building a 6.3 million dollar mansion off the 3-novel book deal she signed. (What cush life she now leads. She jets over to Maine and eats lunch with Stephen King once a week, and she's even hired someone to peel grapes for her... I am sooo jealous.)
   

         Here's my blurb for this book:


           Cyrus loved Debra... even when she went 'round-the-bend berserk.
           But when their wedding was only a month away, Debra went full-blown bridezilla. Outlandish decisions. Insane instances. And the craziness culminated on the day they said their vows.
            At the reception, a long, winding trail waited for the chocolate fountain. Debra was the star of the ceremony, and since she wanted to lap up some sweetness right then, she was going to get it. She knocked guests over and headed to the front of the line.
            And Cyrus was always a gentleman. His lady's enemies were his.
            The police were called. The bride and groom were arrested—and found guilty of assault.
            Will Debra get a chocolate fountain smuggled into prison, shoved up someone's rear end? Will Cyrus fall in love with a burly man named Bubba?
             Or will Cyrus and Debra's love survive their sentences of 3-5 years? (146 words)




         Below is the photo for next week. Give yourself some time to come up with an idea and above all, have fun with it.




15 comments:

  1. While I am having trouble with the picture, you seem to sail a story right across the pages! The bride seems to be an extreme character, but I was at a wedding once that seemed to border on this very scene. What a book this would be!

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    1. Claudia--Thanks. You should tell the wedding story YOU know... ;)

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  2. I am embarrassed to report that I read this sentence:

    "Will Debra get a chocolate fountain smuggled into prison?"

    as

    "Will Debra get a chocolate fountain, SNUGGLED into prison?"

    I thought she might be in for some kinky romantic moves...

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    1. Val--And I'm just trying to envision HOW that chocolate fountain would be snuggled with... Yikes.

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  3. Sioux, you're funny... what a character. Again, I'm always glad I wait until after I post my story before I read yours or anyone else's story as I'd surely chicken out. Although I have such a time with blogger, it's a wonder I do anything.

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  4. Oh and Happy Birthday to Radar!

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    1. Lynn--Thanks for playing along. I love this photo--like I've loved every photo I've used--but I had a hard time with this blurb for some reason.

      I can't write suspenseful stuff, but you wrote a blurb that describes a page-turner.

      I hope you had fun. And Radar says, "Thanks." He DID have a great birthday.

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    2. Lynn--Thanks. And thanks for Radar. He had a great birthday, because for him, EVERY day is a wonderful day.

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  5. This was funny! I was picturing bridezilla and then the chocolate fountain...and then I had to go find something to eat. LOL

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    1. Pat--And was it something chocolate?

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  6. I don't know which made me laugh harder, the bridezilla story or your great fiction about my fancy life. Both are hilarious.

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    1. Lisa--Oh, you know the stuff about your fancy life was the facts...just the facts. ;)

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  7. I thought I left a comment on this already which goes to show my mind is in a definite muddle.

    I'm curious as to why this bride and groom wanted a shot like this as part of their wedding package. Maybe it's how they met? ;-)

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--I guess I could write the prequel after this book takes off...

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    2. Pat--I guess I could write the prequel after this book takes off...

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