Thursday, March 3, 2011

Book Blurb Friday

Lovely here today, but spring is like a petulant toddler leaving her favorite store. She will come for sure only when she is truly ready. In the meantime, Blogger tells me I have lost a follower. That is understandable as there is nothing profound on my blog, but then again, I wish I could be sure there was nothing offensive here either. I would hope that if there ever is anything offending, the reader would say so for a correction or maybe an explanation. I know I can not read every blog every day myself. Maybe a follower just had to “sort and weed” her blog list, but I’ll never know.


So, over at Lisa’s blog there is a new activity as Book Blog Friday started today. She will post a picture and in 150 words or less, readers should write a blog for an imaginary new book from the picture. I think this first picture is a hard one (see at left), and what I wrote is pretty trite. However, I wanted to participate and this was best I could do now, hoping I can get into the swing and do better as time goes along. If you want to participate, please visit Lisa at: http://www.writinginthebuff.net/2011/03/book-blurb-friday-1.html



Eye on the Prairie


Successful attorney Samantha Jiles suspected she could be the best cattle rancher in Western Kansas, and when Grandpa Nelson left her prime acres, she finally had a chance to prove it. Sam missed open prairies, wind in her hair instead of soot in her eyes, and she now could go home to sniff real money in cattle.


At the same time, Arch Dunlop of the Double D was gearing up to unseat her dreams. He knew a gal in Jimmy Choos was no match for him and son Darren when it came to ranching, even though she was of Kansas stock. The Double D wanted that Flint Hill pasture for grazing more cattle making them the biggest outfit in Chase County. They just had to convince Miss New York City to sell out.


Would Sam lose her ranch, her heart to the cowboy son, or both?

14 comments:

BECKY said...

Claudia, I think this is a fabulous blurb! I hope to participate, too, but gosh....this is really hard! Yours is definitely not trite! And don't worry about losing a follower. That used to bother me, but I'm sure there's nothing you could possibly post that would offend someone. Probably just "weeding out", as you said!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hi Claudia - I love your blurb! You did a terrific job. I had a tough time too, but in my case the problem was keeping it to 150 or less. I'm just too wordy. :P

Rebecca said...

Maybe the same "follower" I lost????? As Becky said, probably just "weeding out" - as I've had to do from time to time myself.

As for me, I enjoy coming to see what you're up to here :)

Bookie said...

Thanks for this trio of affirmation. Been one of those days that bring tears to the eyes for many reasons and for many people....hearing something postive sets tomorrow's buttons on "BETTER DAY".

Margo Benson said...

Not trite at all - I adore the sound of it! Go Samantha! I found it hard too and was waiting nearly all week for the muse to wake up.
I've just lost a follower too, but you've gained a new one :-)

Ellie said...

Hi Claudia - I love your blurb and the title! You did an amazing job.

Don't worry about losing a follower - it might be that they simply stopped blogging. I went through the list of blogs I follow a few weeks ago and found several no longer existed.

Dominic de Mattos said...

I love the "gal in Jimmy Choos" - wonderful image for the prairies!

This is fun meme isn't it?!

:Dom

Linda O'Connell said...

I lost a follower too, so maybe it is a blogger goof. This is a great meme. Now it's time for me to scoot over to Lisa's blog and give it a whirl.

Lynn said...

You did a great job! I think everyone participating needs to start writing actual books!

Susan Fobes said...

I was totally taken by surprise-a romance! Looking at eyes sort of gives me the creeps, so horror and mystery were my first thoughts.

BTW: I could see myself curling up with this and a cup of cocoa-Ah...

Tammy said...

I'm impressed by all of the detail you got in here! Very nice!

jabblog said...

Very intriguing! I really want to know what's going to happen:-)

Sioux said...

You gave us a lot in just 150 words. Well done! I too liked the phrase "the gal in Jimmy Choos."

Madeleine said...

Yes I like the sound of this gal in Jimmy Choos too :O)