Friday, 25 March 2011

Book Blurb Friday

Book Blurb Friday is the idea of the fabulous Lisa Ricard Claro over at Writing In The Buff. In Lisa's words:

A "blurb" is the story summary on the back of a book (usually 150 words or less) written to entice you to read the book. Think of your visits to a bookstore or library. A book's front cover may catch your eye, but if the blurb doesn't interest you the book goes back on the shelf; if it resonates with you, you bring the book home.

The goal of this meme is to:

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


So, here's my entry for this week's Book Blurb:



Torment

Dina is in a prison she doesn't understand. She isn't sure whether it is a physical one, or in her mind, but it seems real enough. She's been confined in this dimly lit corridor for days now. She can hit the walls with her fist but they don't move, scream but no one comes. She can tug at the door handles but they don't open. Food and water appears only when she sleeps.

To make matters worse the only view she has out of this prison is a window in one of the doors. She can see through it into a room she doesn't recognise, but there's no sign anyone can see her from the other side.

When her lover is dragged into the room at gunpoint, beaten unconscious and left tied to a chair, she knows she has little time to escape if she is to save him.


Please do visit the other entries in the Book Blurb Friday. There is a linky list showing who they all are at Writing In The Buff

21 comments:

  1. Great job! Nice twist that she's in the corridor and not in one of the rooms. That alone is odd enough that I want to know more, and I'm wondering if what she sees in the room is real or imagined or made to look real for some reason. Really great blurb!

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  2. This pulled me right in. I would buy it!

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  3. Great job, Tony. The blurb did pull me in. I like the small details that intrigue. Why is she in the prison? What kind of a prison is it?

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  4. I agree with Lisa. The fact that she's imprisoned in the corridor--and not a room--makes it even more intriguing. And the lover dragged into the room...Hopefully he did not tick her off when they saw each other last, or that might influence whether she tries to save him!

    I get the impression there might be a "Shutter Island" twist at the end...

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  5. Such vivid descriptions in so few words. It's a super enticing blurb, I would read this book.

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  6. Nice. I think this sounds like a the book would make a good thriller movie...I see Liam Neeson tied to that chair!

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  7. Oh- very interesting! I would read this to see what happened- how they got there and why. Well done

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  8. OK ... that is a doozy! I'm sucked right in. Where is she? Why won't those doors open? Who is her lover? (I vote for Liam Neeson as well ... he is having a good box office run lately.) Good job. It is fun to see how differently everyone interprets this cover!

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  9. Now that's going to be a page turner!

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  10. I am not good with blurbs, so I hope when the time comes for me to write one I can call upon you for aid.

    And I mean that -- you had best help me or face my wrath! :D

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  11. This sounds most intriguing - a magician's puzzle:-)

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  12. A great premise. Is she in a coma? A magician's torture spell? So many possiblities. Really an original spin to that simple picture. Roland

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  13. I love the first sentence--there are so many possibilities! (Albeit none of them good!) I'd definitely read a book with this blurb. :)

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  14. Nice. I'm intrigued. It's good to practice. I think it's a hard thing to do well.

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  15. Okay, you've gotten my interest here-I love a good mystery, and you did this one with a hint of sci-fi to boot!

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  16. Wow! Thank you all so much for these fabulous comments. I love getting your feedback. Thank you for being so supportive!

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  17. I'm with everyone else--if the book is half as amazing as the blurb, it will be one wild read!

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  18. There's so many possibilities with this tony. Go on now, write the book or short story.

    Thank you for letting me know the Grand Prize arrived. It will help you celebrate your 200 followers!

    Denise<3

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  19. I loved it from beginning to end. :)

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  20. Scary. Raises a lot of questions.

    Ooo, you're at 196!

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