Thursday, June 16, 2011

A little rest (and Book Blurb Friday!)

Now this isn't quite me-I have been doing laundry and "hanging" around with the kids-also no TV, but plenty of computer and book time...
It seemed that time nearly stood still when the school year ended, and the kids and I (or maybe just me) have enjoyed a much needed moment of slothdom. For once I didn't have to get up early or race anywhere, and I must say it was nice. (I realize that if left to my own defenses, I would make a great hermit-LOL!) But the kids are now bored with my lack of activity, and truthfully so am I, so I'm off to join the world once more tomorrow. (I'm ferrying my daughter and a team member back and forth to practice at noon, and then there's that trip I've been putting of to Walmart, and the store...sigh!)

What are you all up to now that summer is upon us? We had record low temps the past couple days (so no pool) and then it rained all day today (still no pool), so I'm glad it's

 Book Blurb Friday! This is where Lisa Ricard Claro, from Writing in the Buff, posts a picture meant to serve as a fictional book cover.

It's your job to write a blurb about the book in 150 words or less to entice a prospective reader. Are you up to the challenge?
Here is this week's picture and my story:

Lights Out in Vegas

Robert and Kate, recent empty nesters, decided to head to sunny Nevada for a much needed winter break. They planned to visit Las Vegas first, staying at the elegant La Casino to do a little gambling, and then move on to Lake Tahoe to relax.

The couple found the glamour and excitement that is sin city hard to resist, and won nearly a million dollars-most of it from La Casino.  However, Robert and Kate grew uneasy on their last night. There were looks from managers who doled out their winnings, and as they headed back to their room, all eyes were on them, watching, waiting…

The couple thought they were imagining things, especially after reading a card with well wishes from the owners, and seeing the gift of La Casino’s mints. But when they each took a piece, everything became fuzzy, and soon they were not alone. (147 words)

Well, it's getting late, and I promised myself to go to bed at a decent hour, so I hope to make the rounds to your blogs tomorrow. Can't wait!


  1. Ah, Vegas...where anything can happen and frequently does. (I used to live there, back in the early '80s when it was still fun.) Your teaser can go a couple of different ways, so you've got me hooked. Did they win the money by chance or design? Who drugged them? The casino owners? Aliens? CIA? Who, who?? That's the problem with these follow up information! LOL

    I'm tired, too. It is after 11, and I have to be up for work at 5. But my 17-year-old is still out and about (due home by 12) and I can't/won't go to bed until she's home safe & sound. *yawn* Soon...

  2. Susan---Say it ain't so! Chocolate is NEVER bad for you/poisoned. Never!

    What a clever blurb. Erma Bombeck once wrote a story about going on a vacation with her husband. He refused to stop for something to eat. So she gave him a piece of "chocolate" which was really Ex-Lax, and thought, "We'll be stopping soon!'

    I love that you could take a chocolate bar and spin a suspenseful tale from it. (And thanks for the heads-up. I fixed it.)

  3. Drugged chocolate?!! I am hooked already! Sounds like a sinfully delicious read!

  4. I'm with Sioux - anything which suggests chocolate is a Bad Thing is to be avoided ... but yes, what DID happen to Robert and Kate ...?

  5. Yikes, but want to read more!

  6. Holy crap...what a teaser this is?!!! I can't stand the suspense. Do continue with this. I gotta see the 'sinful' part of L.Vegas!!!

  7. They should have left while they were safe - never ignore uninvited attention. Are they going to lose their money? their lives? Too many questions unanswered;-)

  8. "And soon they were not alone..."
    Oooh, nicely done, Susan.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. Excellent blurb. It really got my mind spinning. I'm betting that someone else had rigged things to let them win. Then they drug Robert and Katie in their final piece of the scheme to retrieve the money.

    I came up with a few other scenarios as well. Your blurb obviously got me hooked and I'd be reading to find out what really happened.

  10. Oooooo!! Sounds like whatever's happening to them in Vegas just might not stay in Vegas!!

  11. I'm being slothful when I can but truly my work is picking up instead of slowing down. I will be spending the summer in a desperate attempt to finally get my kids driving!

    OOH, I was thinking murderous but was surprised by the freaky ; )

  12. Oh, you have me wondering now with that ending. Well done Susan!


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