my POETRY | ANNI'S BOOK CRITIQUES | my ART | my BIRD photography | MLB | NFL | hurricanes



Got a good reason For taking the easy way out
Black and White Background courtesy of free backgrounds




"The King[s] of the Night"




This is the 'book cover' from the week's posted photo. Upon viewing this, the challenge for this meme is to write a blurb [the inside cover flap] that will entice the reader to drop down their VISA on the counter and purchase the book and enjoying it. It's to be either fiction or non-fiction. For all the rules, just click the linked image on my sidebar; then, participate!!

Here goes---






book title:
*:*:MIDNIGHT MONARCH:*:*:
[an unauthorized biography]

    Laughing and applauding as she listened, Johnny loved being a comic; his mom was his best audience. Walking by the window, looking out to the snow-covered, frigid landscape, secretly Johnny moaned "I've got to get away from this godforsaken country!" Turning to face his mother at the kitchen table Johnny blurted: "Mom, I'm leaving when I have enough saved up. It's like living at a dead end street here." Reaching in the back of the cupboard, bringing out her secret savings, Ruth handed it to her son giving him her blessings. Aboard a Greyhound, California bound, he befriended another; camaraderie grew over the miles . The days-long journey ended at 12:01a.m. His friend exited the bus as Johnny began his departure. Ed shouted with Johnny's last footfall... "Hollywood? Her-r-r-r-e's Johnny"!!! In the darkened early morning hour, the world had a rising star, the Monarch of Midnight.


[147 - Word Count Tool]


Book Cover designed by Anni...
In its entirety, plus text,
[with the exception of photo and/or credits]
is copyrighted by law.
see copyright on sidebar
© 2011

MEME PARTICIPATION BUTTONS linked on sidebar






FRIDAY FODDER

Okay, I'm all for equal rights of both genders. But, I've often wondered just how many out there of us lady bloggers feel that we are being 'SHORT' changed when it comes to advertisements. Everywhere you look these days, there are scantly-dressed ladies...in store windows, in magazines, on billboards, in movies, and even down to the 'in home' versions....commercials!! Take for instance, Victoria's Secret. You're relaxing for the evening, and enjoying a good movie when up comes a commercial for ladies' underwear. All the women parade around 'in their comfort zone'......in less than skimpy, revealing, underwear. And what we women get for opposite gender advertisements are those dumpy dudes dressed up in ill fitting fruit costumes...stretching the collars of a T-shirt or the elastic waistbands? I mean, really....come on!! I propose that we all should unite and demand that Victoria's Secret open a new chain of stores and advertise profusely!!! VICTOR'S SECRET!!!! Come on, let's hear it for the boys!!! Honestly, I can see Lifetime picking up commercial time for these products, can't you. More than likely they'd keep some of us women pleased about commercials now and then. Who needs a snack run between commercials when you have equal-time eye candy like this?!! There, I've stated my thoughts on this, now it's your turn to speak up.....
{insert catcalls and whistles from me}


Three photos borrowed from Google search for Underwear for Men...no, I didn't go to any porn sites...lordy!!

11 comments :

  1. Hello Anni- Long time no see...
    I think you're right in what you say about the commercials that are "overdone"--but compared to what we see in danish television-commercials, it is nothing,nothing,
    We are precented with things that would really get you up from your stool- it is like taken from some pornomazine,but then again,it's danish, and we put up with it. :o))
    PS=the pic.s you show of the three men in underwéar is in my eyes both smart and handsome, just my oppinion
    Hugs Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  2. {{{Ruth}}}!!! My dear favorite Dane. It's so good to see you visit with me. Ya....we Americans, when it comes to tv entertainment, we seem all backwards and oftentimes 'censored'. Unfair!! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anni, you are so funny! Victor's Secret. I say, YES. I love your book. Is that the way it really happened? If not, I wonder how Ed and Johnny really did meet. It is cool that you got Johnny Carson's biography out of that photo.

    Have a fun weekend!

    Kathy M.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kathy....ya, I'm weird that way. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  5. Morning Anni,
    with the hot hot hot summer we are having the snow scene on the book cover entices me to read it; however, we liked your blub too.
    AME to the tv adds. They are also all over the mall when we walk each morning. I don't see how two pieces of lacy triangles held together by dental floss can be comfortable....I'm just sayin'....
    Hugs C

    ReplyDelete
  6. You designed this book cover? I see where you like sketching, are you a book illustrator? It is really lovely, and the blurb is enticing. Victor's Secret is too funny! The problem would be getting the men in there, you know they hate to shop, so us ladies would still end up in the store picking out their undies!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a different take on this week's picture-I still get surprised by what everyone "sees." Now about your Victor idea...why not? LOL!

    BTW: I can't believe you knew about Deadwood! It's a small world I guess.

    ReplyDelete
  8. i'm speechless....:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. You're brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. I don't know if you've chosen the best male models, though; I'll have to scroll up and look again just to, you know, be sure you didn't shortchange us. :P I especially hate those ads at night because I'm usually sitting next to my hubby wearing my goofy sleep boxers and over-sized tee.

    Love the blurb -- so different! You took him OUT of the snow, and hooked me by telling me up front he's going to be a success. Of course, I want to know how he does it, and then see what happens when he goes home again.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a creative jump from the photo to the Midnight Monarch. Very clever.

    Now I know that I'm really old. I have no interest in watching either the guys or the gals in their underwear. :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. A-men to Victor's Secret!! And nice choices in models, I might add.

    Cool idea that you picked a TRUE story, right? And I thought it was interesting that you also chose Nebraska for your setting--isn't that where Johnny Carson is from? Norfolk? Anyway, thank you for the Grand Island history on my blog! To quote someone, "I did not know that!"

    ReplyDelete

.