09 November 2011

NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month

by Diane Carlisle

NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month (not affiliated with the real NaBloPoMo).

Write up a back cover blurb for a book you have written or would like to write. It should be short, sweet, yet give a sense of people and events without totally spoiling the ending. NaNoWriMo participation is not required, and the blurb may be for fiction or nonfiction as you see fit.

My Blurb Cover

After two disciplinary actions against her, Sergeant Kelly Cooper is transferred to Precinct 9, where her new boss, Captain Grant Elliot, assigns her three cases that will either make her career or send her packing. A chain of murders with no leads or suspects has spanned two years, leaving investigators frustrated and without answers for the growing menace of angry protesters who are demanding answers.

All three cases have one thing in common. The victims were case workers for the Department of Children and Families. Sergeant Cooper must piece together a gruesome puzzle and find answers that will lead to the killer. No other investigator will assist her and though he set her up for failure from the start, Captain Elliot finds himself secretly attracted to this rigidly stubborn detective.

Participants and posts:

orion_mk3 (link to this month's post)
Ralph Pines (link to this month's post)
MysteryRiter (link to this month's post)
AuburnAssassin (link to this month's post)
Jarrah Dale (link to this month's post)
SinisterCola (link to this month's post)
dolores haze (link to this month's post)
pyrosama (YOU ARE HERE)
Alynza (link to this month's post)
writingismypassion (link to this month's post)
Cath (link to this month's post)
Inkstrokes (link to this month's post)
egoodlett (link to this month's post)
LadyDae (link to this month's post)
SuzanneSeese (link to this month's post)
anarchicq (link to this month's post)
Stu Ayris (link to this month's post)


  1. I liked this, except for the angry protesters. it seemed to me they are not her biggest issue. But that could be shoved a little further into the background. :) wink wink

  2. Thanks, girl! I would want the angry protesters to be a distraction if there needs to be one.

  3. Sounds like a good one. Good job!

  4. Ooo, sounds fun! :D Yay for murder mystery type stories!

  5. Pure evil! Thanks for stopping by Charity and Ellen.

  6. Nice - sounds like fun! Good job!

  7. Ooh, I think it sounds great! Former case worker, here.

  8. I agree with Bratty, but I would like to have some little clues as to what her disipline problems were and how they are impeding her effots to solve the case.
    That said, I like the character and the premise. I'd definitely read this one.

  9. Thanks! I'm actually working on this one. I think the blurb will change if I can get past the first scene. :)

  10. I think that the protestor angle could be useful if done well. Question is, what is it about the murders that incite the mobs? Is it the politics of the District? The nature of the victims? Or something else?

    If done well you have high stakes + ticking clock.

  11. I want it to be that the commonality of the victims being case workers for the same government agency is a "no-brainer" clue to the common folk, the protesters.

    The angle I plan to take is that the plot weaves out that the commonality has no bearing on why this serial killer has gone undetected, it's actually helped him all along.

  12. Yes, do let's see what has got your MC on a short leash. And while we're at it, let's find out what attracts her captain. That interplay could be really interesting!

  13. I do want to get the readers stirred up with this attraction. I wonder if it might be better to not let it go anywhere serious. :)

  14. Great premise and well written blurb. I would totally read this.

  15. ooh, I like this. I recall reading bits of this before and always found it intriguing. Glad there's a little romantic interest too.

  16. Thanks Claire. I'm considering having three POV, feisty agent, stone cold captain and then the killer.

  17. Nice and interesting. Looks like you have room for plenty of twists!

    I like the idea of a POV from the killer. I've contemplated doing this but just haven't been brave enough. Hope if works, would love to see that in a book!

  18. Thanks for stopping by, Alynza. I did read a POV in one book from the killer standpoint and I really liked it, but the author made it happen in someone's dream and it just made it less serious to me.

    Take a risk and do what you want to do, it's not that bad of a feeling when you know it's fiction! ;)


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