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Friday, 25 March 2011

Book Blurb Friday - Going Away

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The lovely Lisa at Writing in the Buff hosts Book Blurb Friday. Each week Lisa posts a pretend book cover to fire our imaginations. Our task is to write the book blurb for the back cover in 150 words or less.


Going Away



Where do werewolves, witches and warlocks go for a holiday?

The Hotel Candice is a rather run-down, unassuming building, sandwiched between tall office blocks. No-one gives it a second glance, unless they have the Sight. The check-in girl is an amnesiac vampire and the chef has to keep checking he’s all there. The resident ghost (gender unknown) plays the piano in the evenings and the bar tender spends his time brewing potions in the cellar.

However, the hotel boasts the only working (most of the time) portal to Fungaria, a paradise for the paranormal and it’s fully booked. When the Fungarian goblin police arrive claiming that one of the guests has stolen the irreplaceable Heart of the Medusa, Manager Colly Buckworth must solve the mystery before the hotel is laid waste by the goblin armies.

And on top of everything, it’s his time of the month ...



148 words.

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19 comments:

  1. I'm so scared of Fungarian Goblins! Another absolute hoot, Dom!

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  2. A different twist to this pic - and I really like it. Can you imagine the number of books that could be written with all these BBFs?

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  3. Excellent twist at the end!!!! And excellent twisted murder mystery too!!!

    Yay! take care
    x

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  4. A paradise for the paranormal has me wondering what exactly that might be. Perhaps it is a place where missing people are shuttled off to in order to feed vampires blood...yowsa...yeah it draws me in.

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  5. You dragged me in, now I want to know more! I think you should write the book. :)

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  6. Very witty! Who would ever have thought that the wicked ones went on holiday - and what a wonderful place to go. I liked the amnesiac vampire - hope she doesn't fade away!

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  7. That was funny! Kind of reminds me of the Hotel California, though they never said who actually lives there. I think that's the fun of it. You get to imagine all sorts of things.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

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  8. A Tinactin censer might close that portal to Fungaria in a jif, if you wanted. Just sayin. ;-)

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  9. I love this blurb! Especially the description of some of the characters. :D

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  10. I am totally not up on vampires, but this sounds like a book that could have a great market right now!

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  11. This blurb is a riot! What a great book this would make. You knock it out of the park every time. What special creative potion do you put in your tea? And may I have some?

    Thanks much for the info on how to size the badge. I was finally able to make it smaller at the source, but your instructions were timely. Thanks!

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  12. Dom, I loved this. Please write the book - I want to read it :-)

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  13. Love this post. I enjoyed this a lot.
    http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

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  14. I don't just want to read the book, I want to check in. This is delightful!

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  15. I loved this take on the pic Dom. Like Nancy says it reminds me too, of the Hotel California. You could well go on and write a great short story or book.

    Denise<3

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  16. LOL! Very original and entertaining :O)

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  17. I'm sorry the hotel is fully booked. I wanted a room. :)

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  18. "His time of the month" -- heh, heh. =]

    Congrats on reaching your Write1Sub1 goals this month!

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  19. Howdy!

    Starting a new feature at my blog called The MicroFiction Muse! Please pop in and take a look and hope to see you next week! :O)

    http://dianeestrella.com/?p=5099

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