The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Book Blurb Friday Again! (And It's Still Thursday)

     Write a book jacket blurb, in 150 words or less, that is so irresistable, the reader will be compelled to read the book.  
    This is the invitation that Lisa Ricard Claro extends to us every week. She gives us a photo to use for inspiration. We have to squeeze out the imagination.
     Go to Lisa's blog to participate in this meme. After you write your blurb, link it to the rest of the blurbs, read the other ones, and comment on them.

Here is the photo and my take on the picture:

Chocolat Redux

It was not just chocolate. This was magical chocolate. She knew that if the spell’s words were correctly recited while tapping on the French chocolate bar three times, she’d be spirited back to Pau, a lovely city nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees. And, a delectable companion would simultaneously materialize…

“You’re banished, Binoche! You’re banished, Binoche! You’re banished, Binoche!” while she drummed three taps on the bar.

Suddenly, Johnny Depp appeared. He had his guitar, his hair was long but—thankfully—he’d lost the eyeliner of his pirate days, and he was beckoning her to the river…so they could take a trip together on his houseboat.

Will this cougar be able to keep Depp entranced? Will they have enough chocolate to sustain them during their voyage? And will Juliette Binoche chew through her restraints, spoiling the romantic romp these two have conjured up?

Immerse yourself in this delicious tale… (exactly 150 words)

(This movie, if you have not ever seen it, is charming. The scenery is breath-taking. And the countryside is not bad to look at, either!)

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  1. GREAT movie! I loved it. And your blurb rocks. Anything with Johnny Depp in it has to be good. Thanks for making me laugh!

  2. I don't know-Juliet seems pretty strong to me...LOL! I loved your story this week, and congratulate you on your choice of companion for your chocolate rendezvous.

    (BTW, there is something wrong with your link on Lisa's site. I came here through your profile.)

  3. Delicious! I forgot all about the movie for a moment and thought you were describing one of my greatest fantasies!!! That was one of my favorite books, too.

  4. You've set me thinking it'd be possible to eat all the chocolate I want and then wake up to find it was all a dream ... so no weight gain. If only.

  5. Oh boy....ANYTHING with the character, Johnny D, will make me drool on all the pages!! For sure, for sure.

    To answer your question, yes, I've done the book blurb now for about 6 weeks straight. It's so fun. And I truly enjoy the challenge along with reading all the other participants' ideas and form.

    Lucky you to be able to meet the author of Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. It's a fanTABulous book.

  6. Sounds like my kind of chocolate bar! Nice going.

  7. This sounds like a romantic comedy at its best and I'm sure Juliette Binoche only wants to give them her blessing;-)

  8. Tasty story there, Sioux.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. How clever to turn a single bar of chocolate into a idyllic romance. Almost as much fun as swimming in a chocolate fondue. Or is that what their river is made of? Nicely done.

  10. Sounds to me like she found the Golden Ticket!!

  11. You clever cougar, you, using the word nestled in your blurb.

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