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Friday, 29 April 2011

Book Blurb Friday - Seeing is Believing

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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.


Seeing is Believing

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Rick Schaeffer was quite a character on the science base at Fornost 3 and a brilliant xeno-biologist, apparently on the verge of a major discovery but now is missing. The only trace left is his trade-mark sunglasses, found on a nearby beach.

For the base commander, Lindy Cleaver, it is a personal disaster on many levels. Admittedly her career would be ruined if TORA discovered that she had lost yet another employee; and it is true that Rick’s discovery would, finally, justify the vast expense of the Fornost mission, but Lindy is secretly carrying Rick’s child and grief threatens to derail her completely.

With just two weeks to go before a visit by TORA executives, Lindy must pull herself together and solve the enigma of Rick’s disappearance; a mystery that is only deepened once she sees the planet through Rick's sunglasses.


141 words.

16 comments:

  1. Dom - I love that you so often favor a strong female protagonist. As always, your blurb is brilliant, with the nice pregnancy twist to increase the emotional pull. Wonderful blurb.

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  2. Dom,
    You did it again! I'd buy it. ; )

    I'm only 3 followers away from a big milestone (200 followers). Then I'll post a random giveaway Celebration Blogfest. Cross your fingers it will be soon.

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  3. Oh wow!!! Poor Lindy!! I love the tangled romantic-action web weaved here in your blurb! Yay!!! Take care
    x

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  4. Sounds like another interesting read.

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  5. Fabulous, Dom!
    — K

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

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  6. Excellent - science + human interest.

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  7. You got all that from some sunglasses?

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  8. Ha! I knew the sunglasses would be important! I would totally buy this book. You should write it! Well done :)

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  9. I always love it when you put a sci-fi twist on things, and this story could go in multiple directions!

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  10. Dom,
    My Celebration Blogfest is off and rolling. Come by and check it out.

    www.intheshadeofthecherrytree.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow. Another great book blurb with the faith sci-fi twist. Loved it!

    Ellie Garratt

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  12. Way cool. I'd definitely by that book :)

    .......dhole

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  13. I was already hooked, and then that last line just reeled me in completely. Wonderful.

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  14. Excellent!! Congratulations for your work!Take care!
    http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com

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  15. I used to be a big sci-fri reader, but haven't indulged myself in ages. Write thie one and I promise I will. I'm dying to know more.

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  16. Oh I like this idea. Immediately you are wondering where he's gone.

    BTW I'd like to ask you that same question. You seem to have gone very quiet blog-wise. I hope you'll be more active again soon. :O)

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