Friday 15 April 2011

Book Blurb Friday #7

This meme is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro at ‘Writing in the Buff’ J

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 cover and my blurb.
Photo copyright Lynn Obermoeller

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Dave Redmond’s head is pounding. He hears running water and crawls towards it, desperate to slake his thirst. He has no idea how he has arrived in this remote place. The last thing he remembers is unlocking his car.

He hears soft footsteps and turns to see the tall brunette he questioned in the bar last night. She asks him, ‘Do you still want to know what happened to your friend?’ He struggles to remember. It wasn’t a friend he was looking for but an enemy, maybe a deadly one. Should he tell the brunette? Whose side is she on?

A shot rings out and the girl drops. Scarlet streams from her head.

The next few hours are fraught with danger as Dave draws on all his special military 
training to escape the assassin. He is in unfamiliar territory – the killer isn’t.

(142 words excluding title) 


  1. This sounds like a great adventure is going to happen, definitely want to read more.

  2. Whoa! What a great blurb ... I can just picture it all, especially the scarlet blood.

    If you get a minute, could you please revist mine? I added the first story for comparison and am taking a poll.

    Thank you, and have a great weekend,

    Kathy M.

  3. Wow,what a set up. This rages with excitement!

  4. I like the sci-fi twist with this-I was thinking, "Ooh..." when I read it. A definite must read!

  5. The blurb itself is so thrilling that the actual book would be more so! Great job with this!!

  6. The last sentence definitely sets an ominous tone! I want to find out if he escapes!

  7. Ooh, this one gives me shivers. Definitely an exciting read!

  8. Sounds almost like The Bourne Identity in a way! I'm in!

  9. Wow! So much going on it just kept me reading on and on to see what was coming next! Definitely got my attention - would want to finish this book as I love military type mysteries.


  10. Very "Robert Ludlum-ish" and I've read everything he wrote. I was a fan of the Borne Identity long before Matt Damon even thought of turning it into a movie. Your blurb sounds exciting with all the elements of a great thriller!

  11. Oh wow, a lapse of memory, dead brunette and a killer! That would be a very exciting story.

  12. oh nice blurb! I'm completely drawn to the plot!


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