Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book Blurb #32

Once again it’s Book Blurb Friday, a fantastic meme from Lisa Ricard Claro’s Writing in the Buff. The challenge is to borrow her picture and then “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.”

I’m still in sci fi mode. Can you guess what genre I’ve been reading lately? My blurb this week is 122 words.

~Where Angels Tread~

Will Freeman had always led a weird life in his 27 years. Good luck? Bad? He had a knack for attracting both. Or so he thought…until he met a strange young woman named Rayne who kept telling him the same crazy story: Will’s official title was Pawn. She and Will were tokens chosen by “Angels” in an extraterrestrial game of chess.

Their game was to interfere—to throw circumstances in the way of each other’s chosen Pawns in order to bet on how they would respond. Could Will and Rayne team up and somehow beat the Angels at their own game? And if so, how?

Or was Rayne herself a plant to see how Will would respond?

Or was she merely insane?

For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow. ~Orson Scott Card

Oh, tartar sauce. ~SpongeBob Squarepants


  1. Very interesting take on it, Tammy, and "Will Freeman" is a great name for someone who is just a pawn.
    Or is he?
    Guess I'll have to buy the book in order to find out.

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

  2. Choking on my chuckle: Oh tartar sauce~Sponge Bob

  3. You and Lisa had angels in mind - nice. Love it. Also loved the "Oh tartar sauce." quote too! Ha!

  4. That photo certainly does have a heavenly look to it, even though the Angels sound rather sinister. Nice job, Tammy!


  5. Once again, great minds. . .We both saw angels in this photo. Your take sounds fun--I'd like to see how this one works out. It sounds like romance to me (I always say that. LOL) and you know that means I can't resist.

  6. Too bad we can't actually READ this book! Tartar sauce? Really??

  7. I haven't read any sci fi lately, but I do enjoy it. I'd love to read more. Wouldn't mind a bit more of Sponge Bob, either!

  8. Alien pawns... I think one is following me. :) And "Oh, tarter sauce" cracked me up. Who knew we watched the same kind of shows.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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