Friday, 1 April 2011

Book Blurb Friday

Book Blurb Friday is hosted by 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, without further ado, here's my entry for this week's Book Blurb:

Gertrude Feliziano was an ordinary person. She worked at the roads department in a small town in Greater Crungina, near the foothills of the Pilazic Mountains. She had only one distinguishing feature, which was her secret habit of bathing naked in the hot springs which abounded in the foothills. She loved to bathe in the hot, steamy water, and she loved her solitude.

Bathing one day, her clothes discarded in a heap at the side of the spring, she was horrified to discover she wasn't alone. The body of an unconscious man was floating at the edge of the hot pool.

Clambering out of the water she discovered his clothes at the foot of an old tree, and poised over them, a fresh red blossom. What follows is both sad and hilarious as she attempts to help him while protecting her own reputation.

Please do hop over to Writing In The Buff and check out the other fab entries.