Fiction Example


What’s Your Story?

Whether you write Science fiction, romance, mystery, thriller, young adult, historical fiction, or whatever it may be, Blurb Writer can create the perfect description for you. For romance, any heat level is welcome. This is an example created for Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery (Star O’Brien Mystery Series Book 1) by Martha Geaney. To request a Standard Fiction blurb,

Standard Fiction Blurb:

American information broker Star O’Brien has journeyed to ruggedly beautiful Clare Island, in County Mayo, Ireland, for two reasons. One is to settle the estate of her recently deceased lover. The other is to tackle the mystery of her own existence. As owner of the Consulting Detective, Star’s accustomed to spending long hours scouring through public records and obscure databases to research mundane, un-dangerous things like divorce, adoption, and missing heirs. She’s not accustomed to dealing with freshly dead bodies.

The police say it’s a closed case. A young drug addict wandered too close to Clare Island’s famously treacherous cliffs. But Star doesn’t believe the stories she’s hearing about the young man, just as she didn’t believe it when the police dismissed her mother’s disappearance as “abandonment” when Star was only six years old. 

Star puts her investigation skills to work, trying to separate truth from fiction in the testimonies of those close to the victim. Who is telling the truth and who is lying to her? The head of an anti-drug foundation? A volatile ex-lover or a besotted young art student? The restorer of the island’s ruins? Then another body turns up. Can the fiercely independent Star face up to her own past, while racing to uncover the killer before she becomes the next victim?

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Short Version Blurb:

Same blurb, but shorter, perfect for a paperback cover or blog post.

American information broker Star O’Brien is used to scouring databases, not dealing with dead bodies. But on a visit to Ireland to explore her own mysterious past, untangling truth from lies may be impossible. Police say it’s a closed case. Someone wants it to stay that way. Will Star be the next victim?


Even shorter! Perfect for retail sites that allow limited characters or words. Or an elevator pitch. It even fits in a tweet!

When an American information broker visits Ireland to deal with her own past, she doesn’t expect to stumble into a murder. Now she’s in a race to untangle truth from lies and outwit a killer before she becomes his next victim.


Short and sweet. Perfect for promotional graphics! Hook them with the tagline, then reel them in with the full blurb!

Her pursuit of the past may uncover a deadly truth…

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