Here’s how this Top Ten Tueday’s gonna work. I’m going to pick ten books from my bookshelf. (Hint: I’m an eclectic reader and collect classics as well as modern romances.) I’m going to turn to the back cover and write a little snippet–two sentences should cut it. And you are going to tell me which book it’s from. I’ll try to post the painstakingly obvious blurbs first and move to harder ones. Ohhh, this should be fun! I need to have an award or something don’t I? Other than just the fantabulous knowledge that you’re a gung-ho reader and super good at guessing books from their blurbs.
A blurb award! That’s it! The person who wins is, like, the Blurb Queen! Ha! What a title!
Oh, and absolutely, positively, NO CHEATING. Whatever that means to you to keep you honestly guessing.
And awwwaaaaay we go!
10-“In the dead silence, all the details suddenly fell into place for me with a burst of intuition. Something Edward didn’t want me to know.”
9-“‘Sarah’s come home.’ Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he’s heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town.”
8-“Lunacy was Nate Burke’s last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he’d watched his partner die on the street–and the guilt still haunts him.”
7-“In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.”
6-“Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline warfare–to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all.”
5-“As a storm rages, the tale begins…of a powerful vampire’s lust for destruction-and that of the circle of six charged by the goddess Morrigan to stop her.”
4-“In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help…and more.”
3-“In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other–six vampire warriors, defenders of their race.”
2-“In the California coastal town of Angel’s Bay, an old legend says that sometimes, when they’re needed, angels from an old shipwreck appear and good triumphs over evil.”
And the number one Top Ten Teaser is…
1-“Once upon a time…as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress…”
So there they are! Seriously, try not to cut and paste the quotes into google. Where’s the fun in that? Make as many guesses as you want. If you comment I’ll let you know if you’re on the mark or far from it and all answers will be revealed in tomorrow’s post.
Thanks for playing! Should be fun!