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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Book Blurb Friday - Danger in Discovery


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.

Danger in Discovery

Katy Wilder is a physicist and believes only in what she can understand and explain. She is working hard on her PhD thesis and has no time for distractions.

Jim Lenham is everything that Katy despises. He’s a dreamer, never seems to take life seriously and believes in magic. And right now he’s proving to be quite a distraction.

When Jim shows Katy what appears to be irrefutable proof of a magic spring and asks her to go with him to look for it, she agrees, much to her own surprise.

Is she going for the chance to make a new scientific discovery, or is Jim affecting her more than she is willing to admit? As Jim and Katy travel deep into the mountains, they soon find themselves at the mercy of mysterious forces. With their lives in danger, will magic or science save them?

145 words.


  1. I love this! You gave it just the right twist to make it stand out.

  2. I like the idea of magic and science at odds with each other. The last sentence is especially engaging...

    (I chose a more down-to-earth approach this week.)

  3. Very nice. I'd definitely check the book out.

  4. Ooh, I love those opposites not wanting to attract. And the last line makes it absolutely compelling.

  5. I like the idea of magic vs. science. That is always a good one!

  6. Wonderful, Dom!
    I'm hoping to be able to participate next week. Just got back today from our month in Europe. Exhausted and jet-lagged, but happy to be home with our dog again.
    -- K

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

  7. Magic, science, romance, mystery and intrigue all in one story! Of all the genres I enjoy writing in, romance is my favorite, and this has all the elements of a great one with many splashes of other genres weaved in. I'd download this onto my Kindle without a second thought. Terrific blurb!

  8. As a dreamer married to a scientist I can relate to this, and would definitely want to find out how this couple beat what sound like considerable odds.

  9. I love the conflict between science and magic!! Fab blurb - I'm drawn to it!! Well done you! Take care

  10. As a dreamer married to a scientific thinker, I'd like to read more. It sounds like a romance fertilized by magic is about to bloom.

  11. Wonderful, I want to read more!

  12. Of course she's going for science and not romance! heheeh.
    Dominic, how do you get a box around your text? This is probably a question I shouldn't ask as I've managed to screw up my blog already this week by messing with my settings!

  13. Ooh can't wait to read that novel :O)


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