My Book Blurb Challenge

(The hook)

Liz Taber’s wish for guests is about to come true, and she gets more than she hopes for when her dead ancestors use her art as a portal from the underworld. She discovers a family secret that began in 1885 after a brutal rape and the murder of a child.

(The problem)

An evil entity plagues the Taber family dating back to the fatal event which to this day returns from the depths of hell to seek revenge.

(Resolution)

Liz’s journey begins with her obsession of ancestry research, and unveils the bond, an inherited duty to the family. She is faced with a choice of fulfilling the secrecy or expose the truth to end the curse. 

Her choice will affect the living and the dead.

There it is, my first draft of my book’s blurb.

I find it more difficult to write the blurb than to create an entire novel.  I focused on key words to set the tone of the book, secret, revenge and curse to name a few. Left some questions for the reader who may want to seek an answer. What family secret? Who killed the child in 1885? Is that the person who returns from the depths of hell? If so, who is the revenge on? Why?

 

 

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The Genealogist’s Guests Preview

The existence of ghosts dates back to ancient times. Having been sighted in Europe, Japan, China,  Canada, London, Germany, the United States and other parts of the world it’s a wonder some dispute their existence.  The non-believers, the ones whose perceptions tell them their brains are playing tricks on them hear the thumps around the house, they smell their deceased mother’s perfume, and they see objects move. Supernatural events that frequent their everyday lives. Yet, they refuse to believe their loved ones have returned. All things strange have  reasonable explanations they say. But they feel the ghost’s presence and the anxiety associated with the experience. Perhaps they refuse to accept their own fates, that they one day will live a parallel existence into the unknown.  

Liz Taber journeys into the unknown. Captured by an evil that plagued her family since 1885. It is there Liz finds the strength passed down to her through generations to combat forces the living fears. It is there she meets her fifth generation grandmother, Isabella Hay. A fiery spirit of Scotland. Together they battle Wilbur Savage, a psychotic child rapist and murderer in life, a deranged demonic being in death.  They must find a way to save future Taber children from the wrath of evil. To the non- believers who read this post, happy dreams. Don’t worry about the thumps in the night. There’s a reasonable explanation.

The Genealogist’s Guests. Coming soon.

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