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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #18 : "In The Shadows"

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

"In The Shadows"
by 
Kathy Matthews

Ever since the accident, 98-year-old Aunt Gert could no longer see the world in color.  Gert realized that she should be grateful that she could see at all, and of course, she was.  Still, she missed the colors of the plants, flowers, sunsets and everything else. 

The world was strange in muted black, white, and gray tones.  Gert saw faces now, where she hadn't before.  Nature faces, tree spirits, and the like.  For example, right this moment, under the entry mirror above the table, there were several images seeming to seek her attention.  Her twin, Myrtle, informed her that they were not really there, but Gert could accurately sense them.  

It was only when their caregiver, Justine-the-Psychic moved in, that the shadow faces and their voices became a reality within the entire household.  This entertaining thriller draws the reader swiftly along, as these women uncover the history of their home.   (150)



I am participating in Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, from over at Writing in the Buff.   It is fun, and you can play too!  Pretend that the picture above is the cover of a book.  Thank you to Becky Povich  for giving us this week's inspiring photo!  On the inside jacket, you have 150 words to entice the reader to buy your book.  Lisa gives us a week to think about next week's entry (she's gracious like that).  Please CLICK HERE  to read what everybody else wrote! 


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17 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Oh yes - the monochrome angle is perfect and the uncovering of the history of the house PLUS thriller very enticing. AND you have twins as well!

Kay L. Davies said...

Took me three tries to get to your blog and your blurb, but I'm glad I kept trying. Histories of old homes are always fascinating and are often thrillers of a very special sort. Looks like a good book, Kathy.

KathyB. said...

This sounds like the kind of read that gently raises the hair on your back.You have my attention here!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Very cool twist on the photo. I know you see faces in a lot of things (my dad did too, as you know) and I like the concept you've expanded here. After reading your blurb I studied the photo, and now I can see faces, too!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Ooooooooooo, chilling!!! I love a deep dark scenario like this, I'd buy and make sure all the lights are on when I read about the faces and voices.


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BECKY said...

Great blurb, Kathy! And it's so fun to see a photo that I took as the book cover!

Arkansas Patti said...

That is an amazingly interesting story line and I am hooked. Sure hope I can get it on Kindle.

jabblog said...

This sounds fascinating but I'd be worried that the old ladies would die before the end of the book . . .

Susan Fobes said...

E gads! A woman seeing faces, and she's a 98 year old twin! I love the angle with this-could be really spooky...

Sioux said...

Kathy--How clever that you took the tones of the photo and made that the basis of the story. I would be interested in finding out the history of the house. Well done!

Grandma's Goulash said...

What a creative angle to this story. It really does fit with the picture. I'd love to learn more about that house and the spirits that are in it.

SJerZGirl said...

I want to know more!! Great imagery.

Tammy said...

This entertaining little blurb sure drew me swiftly along. I love the idea that maybe crazy old Gert isn't so crazy, after all! Loved how well your font went, too.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, everybody. This would be fun to write I think. I would make sure that everybody lives until the end, and that there are only people ghosts and nothing demonic so it wouldn't get to scary. Maybe my hours of watching the Ghost hunting shows will pay off, lol?

Kathy M.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Science, mystery and a little bit of fun! I can see it all!

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, this just sound intriguing, Kathy! A lot of history tied up in this old house and the memories of these long-lived women!

It is funny that a few of us saw twins in these tales. Thank goodness for these memes to jump-start our writing...LOL!

Lesa said...

Ooo, the premise has me hooked. You need to write the story!!

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