Thursday, December 15, 2011

Book Blurb #42: Nightlights


Welcome again to Book Blurb Friday.  If you're a newbie, here's the scoop so you understand what follows.  Please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme.  This is the shortened, abridged version:

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

Below is this week's "book cover," generously offered for our creative blurbs by my daughter, Christina. Thanks Christy!

(147 words)

Carmelita Torres drops off her last fare of the night and flips the taxi light to “off.” All she wants now is an easy drive home to the Bronx and a nice cold one.

Assistant DA Jake Winter clutches the envelope containing important evidence.  He thinks he’s succeeded in losing his pursuers but he’s wrong. Jake needs a way out, and fast.  Carmelita’s cab is just the ticket.

Now as much a target as Jake, Carmelita is dragged into a nighttime chase as they run for their lives from agents of a drug cartel hell bent on retrieving Jake’s evidence at any cost. And it soon becomes apparent that people Jake thought he could trust are in the drug lord’s pocket. Jake may know the law, but it will be Carmelita’s knowledge of the city streets and back alleys that keep them alive.  But for how long?

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Here is our "book cover" for next week's Book Blurb Friday #43, provided by Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy. I happened upon this photo on her blog just today and love the colors and presentation. Great photo Kathy!

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Have a great weekend! See you next for Monday's microfiction.



  1. A car chase in a book, pursued by all sorts of villains, ... sounds exciting indeed ... and I shall have to schedule next week's without linking because I'll be away ...

  2. I love your blurb, Lisa. I do like a good mystery. I'll buy it.
    My blurb is my second time this week to feature one of my favorite authors, American newspaperman and author Damon Runyon, who died the same month I was born. My father introduced me to his characteristic style and I've loved his guys'n'dolls stories ever since.

  3. Love Christina's photo! She's quite the photographer. Enjoyed your BB, too. As always, I wish I could curl up with the book right now!

  4. That was a great photo. I'll be back around tomorrow to read blurbs. Sorry to be such a straggler, but it has been a busy day.

  5. Sandra - No worries. I will add your link after you post. :)

    Kay - Sounds great! I'll hop right over to read it.

    Deb - Thanks. I love this photo, too. Christina took it in New York a couple years ago when she went for some acting workshops. Such a cool city.

    Grandma - Totally understand. The week was crazy for me, too. I didn't post until late.

  6. Hi Lisa, now that is a true action thriller ... just the kind of book that I love to read! You are the best.

    I was wondering which picture that you would choose of that set, and you picked on of my favorites. Thanks! I should be back into the swing of things for next week.



  7. This one sounds like a great book and a great movie! Mystery, suspense, adventure...and perhaps a touch of romance??

  8. I'm in. Chases through back alleys are right up my alley. I want to know how they get out of this predicament and if romance flourishes between Jake and Carmelita.


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