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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The House with the Light — BBF, May 27



Only one light showed in the neighborhood as Donna stumbled out of the winter-cold woods. She had to keep going, had to reach the house. She couldn’t scream, for fear of being heard by the stranger who had followed her down the mountain.

The author takes us from the edge of the woods, past the cars and across the clearing with Donna, inch by painful, struggling inch. The girl’s thoughts become the reader’s thoughts during this long and painful journey, until we find out what awaits her in the house with the light.

Written by author Kit Kittredge and published by A.G. Dahl Books, The House with the Light explores and exposes the psychology and pathology of pain and fear in 150 taut, tense pages. With skill to equal Freud, Jung, and Dr. Spock, Kittredge takes us into the mind of an injured, frightened child, and then...
149 words
Posted for Book Blurb Friday,
in which we are invited, by Lisa of Writing in the Buff, to produce a back-cover blurb for an imaginary book, using no more than 150 words along with the photo she provides as a prompt.


To see how other writers responded to the photo, please click HERE!

23 comments:

Lynn said...

Yikes, that sounds like scary stuff, but I hope the House with the Light holds something positive for her after her rough journey.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oooh...this is really good! You pulled me in right from the start, and then hooked me with the psychological aspect. Wow.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kay! My gosh, this is a perfect book blurb about a fascinating story. Excellent job! And you are right in real life, the mountain is 13 miles east of this neighborhood.

Have a great weekend,

Kathy M.

Susan Fobes said...

It looks like were in for a dark story here-what awaits the poor girl? Good one!

Sandra Davies said...

This sounds a well-researched and meaty investigation, as well as downright scary - well done

vernz said...

sounds interesting Kay, I should check out this meme.. thanks for always taking time to visit my blog...

God bless... regards
Vernz

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my, that sounds like a very tense situation. I would have to buy this book to find out what happens to this poor child. You are so good at this Kay.

Jo said...

What a perfect blurb, Kay. You make me want to read this scary book. Thanks for your many visits to my posts even while I was in SA and travelling back to Kenya. As you said, it was a relief that Ginger accepted Shadow although he has given him a cuff along the ear for good measure! A big hug to you and pats to Lindy. Blessings, Jo

Kay said...

Wow! You are so good at this, Kay. Very scary and nail biting.

taio said...

muy bueno

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Whoa....now you have me going with this tho, is it YOUR writing skills or a 'true' book flap from Kit Kittredge? If this is your way of getting us transfixed, it worked!!

Josephine's Door

Happy Friday!!

jabblog said...

This is a superb blurb, Kay and the story would be completely absorbing. Spine-tingling, edge of the chair reading at its best.

Leslie said...

"Kit Kittredge," eh? Did you know she was the aspiring writer from one of the American Girl books for young girls? Guess she grew up to be a famous author of suspense!

Love your book blurbs :)

cieldequimper said...

The picture really makes me want to read that!

Dominic de Mattos said...

The story sounds like a wonderful thriller ... except ... 150 pages to cross the car park? Yikes - that really does sound scary!

I did want to say thank you for visiting my blog so faithfully, even when I was all but missing in action!

:Dom

Dimple said...

Kay, your book blurbs are so good! Have you ever written a book to go with them?

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Dimple —
Well, I haven't written a book to go with the blurbs, but I came "this close" to getting a book published in the 80s. So I tried another, and then another, but couldn't finish them.
Turns out my writing style is humorous essay, so my current work-in-progress is "An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel" and I only got 18 small chapters (humorous essays) written (see first part of my blog) and then I hit writer's block.
I'm hoping the writing memes will help me get past this long, long blockage (if I ever have time, in between posting to photo memes, LOL).
Thanks!
— K

Tammy said...

I'm awfully glad there was a picture of a goofy golden retriever on the page to comfort me, because that really is deeply scary stuff! ;)

EG Wow said...

I hate the feeling of being chased! Now I will have to keep looking over my shoulder to make sure I'm not being followed. :)

Jenners said...

I love all the officialness of your blurb (the publisher name, etc). And the abrupt ending is just perfect.

Grandma's Goulash said...

"And then ..."

Don't leave me hanging like that! You'd better hurry and write this one. I love the psychological component and know that it would surely be a page turner.

Lynette Killam said...

Oooh...most intriguing, Kay! I like how you keep us longing for more...a very effective blurb that would definitely sell this book. This meme is just perfect for a wordsmith like yourself...:

Dorothy Evans said...

Sinister stuff! Thank heavens it's almost summer and I don't have to woork about dark car parks.