Friday, 3 June 2011

Book Blurb Friday #14


 Each week she posts a photo that could be the cover of a book. The aim is to:

‘Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.’ 

Here is this week’s book cover. My blurb follows.
Photo copyright Kay Davies

Dangerous Blooms

November in Paris is not as romantic as April but Simon and Mary don’t care. They’re in love and this is their first holiday together. A single geranium blooms in the window box of their room and Mary carefully presses it between the pages of her diary.

Odd noises in the night don’t bother them – a police surveillance unit is across the road. They couldn’t be safer.

When a masked man wakes them up in the early hours they discover that the unit is a cover for a far deadlier organisation and one that has been keeping them under observation. Why does the intruder demand to know what has happened to the bloom? What is the secret of the window box? Simon and Mary find themselves enmeshed in a mystery and with no-one to turn to for help, they must find answers quickly if they are to escape.

(150 words including the title)

21 comments:

  1. You manage to weave a very exciting tale into such a short excerpt. Great job! Thanks for stopping by Janice. Have a lovely weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ha! I love the idea of a window box having a secret! :))

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the idea of there being a secret in the window box.

    ReplyDelete
  4. J.,

    Your take is really excellent. I like the idea of the police station not really being a police station. It provides a false sense of security.

    Great job, I want to find out what happens next!

    Take care,

    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  5. Excellent, Janice. Definitely a false sense of security as they "find themselves enmeshed in a mystery"! I'd read this book if it really existed.
    — K

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

    ReplyDelete
  6. Whoa Nelly! What could be important about that flower? Does it have a micro chip on it? Maybe it had a little camera inside taking pictures of the place across the street.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Excellent job of using the flower in the blurb, and the way you did it has me pondering the possibilities. Obviously, this is not your average geranium. Nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! What wonderful way to include the flower into the mystery (and the flow from good to bad!!)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice job Janice. The romance in the flower and the mystery in that same flower is very enticing. I'd read this one for sure.




    ~Jean

    ReplyDelete
  10. Plants add a whole new dimension, in more ways that one.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ok that was great - I totally want to read the book!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh wow, I love the idea of a simple flower bloom holding a mysterious secret. If i saw this blurb on a book I would have to buy it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a thriller ! I am so sorry that I can't send Inspector Barnaby over, I just watched yesterday the last episode with two and a half murders (Mr. G. counted) and now it's his cousin, but I don't know him yet. Sigh !

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ha! Just when I thought you going down the romance route you twisted it round and gave us an exciting thriller with a mystery to solve! Wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, the secret lies within. I love the intrigue this resonates!!!


    Baby Herons and a Tern Chick is my Saturday post.

    Thanks for visiting with me this week....much appreciated!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great intrigue here! I'd love to read the rest of the story.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ooh! Now I want to know what happens! And I'll be more careful about which flowers I pick!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is beautifully written. The first sentence is somehow understated and riveting at the same time, and I love the image of her pressing geraniums in her diary. We readers just know that gentle innocence can't last!

    ReplyDelete
  19. When is it coming out? V clever!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow! I'm intrigued. I'd certainly read this book! Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I want answers too. I know I'd be purchasing this book to get them. I can tell that there would be lots of fast action and excitement in this story.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate that some people like to give awards but for me your comments are reward enough.

Thank you for visiting. I love to read your comments and really appreciate you taking the time to respond to posts.

I will always try to repay your visit whenever possible.