Fifteen Words or Less

Annie Cardi does book summaries in 15 words or less. Summing up your own book in one or two sentences is quite hard (or maybe it’s just hard for me). So I thought I’d play around with some options. Feel free to comment on my choices or, even better, do the same for your book in the comments below.

(Book One)

When your debutante party includes vampires, coming of age is going to be bloody.

(Book Two)

Don’t ever trust life when things are going well; you’re about to get screwed.

(Book Three)

Mayhem. Genocide. Torture. Bitter, bitter conclusion.

The Acceptance Trilogy
(overall plot)

Vampires in yarmulkes.

Epic good-versus-evil coming-of-age romance with Jewish vampires.


8 comments on “Fifteen Words or Less

  1. anniecardi says:

    LOVE THESE. The one for devotion is hilarious. So glad you wrote your own mini-descriptions!

  2. I want the yarmulke cat. Also, I never knew how that word was spelled. Very cool.

    • Keri Peardon says:

      Yeah, it’s crazy how “yarmulke” becomes “yah-muh-kuh.” I mean, where does that “r” and “l” go? Or the “e,” for that matter.

      The same hat in Hebrew (“yarmulke” is Yiddish) is a kippah (the plural is “kippot”). That is becoming the more commonly used word in the Jewish world, but most people still know it as a yarmulke. So, when I describe it in the books, it’s always a yarmulke, except when an Israeli character specifically calls it a kippah.

      Here are some more kosher pets for you, LOL:

      Hasidic cat
      Passover cat
      Hanukkah Yorkies
      Rabbi dog

  3. Oh my gosh, that is some funny stuff! šŸ™‚

  4. Tasha Turner says:

    Love it. I’m in the process of working on a couple Jewish vamp books and found sources for Jewish vamps. Did you know they might shape shift into cats?

    • Keri Peardon says:

      I just happened to be reading up on some vampire legends of Talmudic and folkloric tradition yesterday, as a matter of fact. I think I might like to do some research into Jewish folklore and make some sort of paranormal story based on it in the future.

      The vampires in my trilogy are descended from Cain, but it was an encounter with Lilith–who told them to drink blood and live forever–that led them to become vampires. They are not, in and of themselves, Jewish–although a number of them were born Jews. Their entire culture, however, emulates Jewish culture (on purpose). They seem to have been a small, persecuted band of people when they first encountered the Israelites in Babylon, and they attached themselves to the Israelites and copied them in many ways.

      I go on in great length about this here:

  5. Wallace says:

    This just seems like advertising your book with a Tweet. I can hardly get started on a good sentence with only 15 words, let alone write an entire book synopsis. Next they’ll want you to describe your book in a haiku. Got a spare 17 syllables you can use to do just that?

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