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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book Blurb Friday: pink flower photo

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro hosts Book Blurb Friday at her blog Writing in the Buff. Lisa posts a photo (this week by the terrifically talented Tammy Goodsell) to inspire writer-bloggers to think of a novel with this photo as the book cover. Then, we are asked to write a "blurb" to sell the book, using no more than 150 words.

Here is my submission of 144 words:


Author Wickie Peidya has outdone herself by enlisting the characteristics of a widespread and many-named plant from the family Apocynaceae in her newest novel, Primarily Plumeria, an apocalyptic mystery of major proportions.
The plumeria problem begins as far south as Brazil, spreads through South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, and then throughout the world’s tropical areas.
Will amateur detective Fran Giapani be able to stop the spread of rumors about ghosts, vampires and demons, egg yolks, sphinx moths, deaths and funerals, in time for medico-botanical science to find a cure for the plague?
Aided by a French botanist, an Italian marquess, Hindu and Buddhist monks and several Tongan lei-makers, Fran uses the power of the internet to spread the truth about the plant.
Will people learn in time that the only thing they have to fear is fear itself?
144 words

12 comments:

Kay said...

You do realize that everybody in Hawaii will be buying this book! What fun!

diane b said...

It reminds me of "The Day of the Triffids"

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a fun post, Fran Giapani has got a big job on her hands, hope she solves the mystery.

Vagabonde said...

I’d be running to the bookstore to buy this book! Exciting!

SquirrelQueen said...

Egg yolks and sphinx moths? That alone would cause me to pick up this mystery novel. You do make me wish I could read some of these stories Kay.

Gattina said...

With an author name like this and a detective named Fran Giapani, it must be a terrific story, lol !

Ella said...

I'll buy it ;D
Great job Kay! I remember these amazing flowers in Hawaii. YOU wove magic n' intrigue~ Well Done!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kay, this is great! You have put so much info into your blurb; from botany to paranormal to organized religion. Can't wait to buy it and find out how this mystery gets solved. There are so many side stories and characters that can be put into this.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Tammy said...

Kay, you have definitely outdone yourself this time! I feel sure that Fran Giapani and those monks and lei-makers will work miracles! This is so much fun.

Tammy said...

P.S.-Meant to thank you for the "terrifically talented" comment! I'm totally touched! :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Wonderful! What a cast of characters. I can't wait to see how they interact. And how can I resist anything written by an author with the name Wickie Peidya?

Grandma's Goulash said...

You and Wickie have brewed an intoxicating mix of fantasy and reality. What a shame that there is just a blurb. I'd love to read the rest.


On another note: Sorry that you felt the need to pull your WWR entry. Since I couldn't read it, I can't comment on any possible offensiveness. I do think, however, that most writers will eventually tread on someone's toes. We can't please all the people and I don't think we should try.