Friday 6 May 2011

I'm back - and it's Book Blurb Friday

Margo and I have had an amazingly busy time lately, and a part of that has been family health issues. I'd like to thank everyone who's sent their well wishes, and I'm happy to be able to say that things are looking up now. The health issues are much improved and no longer frightening. Good news indeed! Thank you all for your kind thoughts.

We'll be around a little more for a couple of weeks, as our schedule is allowing us a little bit of a life for a while.

Breathes a sigh of relief

The Book blurb Friday is hosted by the fabulous Lisa Ricard Claro over at Writing In The Buff. Please do visit her excellent blog. This week's book blurb is for this photo:

... And my entry is:

Still Waters
By Tony Benson

Solomon didn't know he had unusual powers until he discovered the place that unlocked those powers. As an accountant with a wife, two sons and a dog, with an executive house in suburbia he had always considered himself to be an ordinary sort of person.

Solomon rarely ventured far from his home or work, but one day he was out walking the dog and found his usual path obstructed by municipal works. He took a different path, and was soon in the grounds of a derelict manor house. Coming across a pool he sat watching a rocky waterfall while his dog paddled in the water. When the dog vanished and a beautiful woman walked out of the water towards him he just knew he had turned his darkest desire into reality, and at that moment his life changed in ways even he wouldn't have imagined.

Please check out the other entries for the book blurb. There is a linky to them all here.


  1. Welcome back! We've missed you.

    Ooo...will Solomon get everything he desires or is there something more sinister going on? Loved it!

  2. Welcome back! :-D I love the blurb, sounds like a great story.

  3. Hi Tony ... it is great to have you and Margo with us again this week. Glad to hear things are going better.

    Wow, this a very interesting story. First, is Solomon's dog a female or a male? Lol ... I'm just wondering if the beautiful lady used to be his dog.

    Great story, and I can't wait to read more of it.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Kathy M.

  4. Welcome back!
    I hope Solomon has the wisdom to cope with his new-found powers. (Sorry, couldn't resist . . . )
    Sounds intriguing but be careful what you wish for, S!

  5. Oh, hey! The poor dog!
    An interesting concept for a book, but I'm one of those tree-hugging animal lovers who can't bear anything happening to the dog.
    However, your idea is intriguing and, I might venture to suggest, unique.
    — K

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

  6. Tony,
    Nice one! I am a science fiction fan and this sounds like it would be something I would be reading. Great Book Blurb...glad you and Margo are back!


  7. Welcome back! :)

    Great blurb--it sounds like an intriguing story.

  8. Very fun concept! Please write this--I have so many questions. Is the woman a messenger? Or did he conjure her? Or--ack!--did the dog transform??!

  9. Nice! I can still picture this, and now I am curious about the outcome...

  10. So happy you have a healthy household once again!

    The title is awesome! All by itself it tells me something about the story and suits your plot beautifully. The paranormal aspect is compelling since the main character is so "normal," and the hook of "his darkest desire" is terrific as it can mean many different things. Very Stephen King-ish, I think, and I'm ready to buy. :)

  11. Glad to hear your health issues are improving and are less frightening. Those things are so stressful.

    The blurb is fabulous and juicy. :)

  12. Welcome back and hope things continue to improve. I took a little break as well, but was excited to get back to it this week.

    I like all the intrigue you created in such a short amount of space.

  13. Glad you're back - and nice job on the blurb. I want to read more.

  14. hey, what about his wife and kids?? What is his darkest desire? I'm intrigued but I hope he's not abandoning the family!

    So glad to hear your good news, welcome back!

  15. Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments. I've had a great time looking around everyone else's entries and they are consistently excellent.

  16. Glad to see you back, Tony!

    Great blurb - teases just the right amount!

  17. I too was intrigued by the phrase, "his darkest desire."

    And I too wonder...Did his dog morph into the beauty? I guess I will have to read the book to find out!

  18. I love it. I like the mundane to mysterious dream come true nature of this :O)

  19. Welcome back, Tony. Glad to see the health issues are better.

  20. Welcome back! Glad to hear things are better, and that was a great blurb.

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