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September 11, 2008

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Lisa Hendrix

Okay, I'm game: Here's the back cover copy for my paranormal historical romance, IMMORTAL WARRIOR (Berkley Sensation, Nov 2008):

He came to England in search of treasure. Two hundred years later, he’s found her…

Ivar Graycloak is a brave warrior, a man known for his strength and integrity. He is also a man with a terrible secret. Long ago he was part of a Viking crew cursed by an evil sorceress to live for eternity as were-creatures. An eagle by day and a man by night, Ivar has lived a solitary existence for over two centuries. Then the king orders him to marry.

Lady Alaida is everything a man could want in a bride-intelligent,
spirited, and beautiful–and their wedding night is a balm to Ivar’s lonely spirit. Then a seer brings him word of a dark vision, one that makes Ivar vow to stay away from his lovely wife forever. But now that Ivar has sampled Alaida’s passion, her humor and warmth, he is enthralled. His traitorous body-his very heart-longs for that which he
can never possess.

Lady Alaida may surprise him yet, though, for she has a power of her own-a power that will either destroy everything they hold dear or ultimately set them free…

Jonny Nexus

Sounds like a nice offer, so here goes... Here's the back cover blurb for my roleplaying-themed humour fantasy novel GAME NIGHT (Magnum Opus Press, Nov 2007):

A ten-thousand-year quest is about to be completed. Prophecies will be fulfilled, ancient riddles answered, legendary evils bested, and the nature of the universe revealed. All that’s needed is a band of mighty heroes to do the completing.

Unfortunately for the locals, some of the gods have taken a personal interest in the chronicle of these heroes’ adventures. Now they are each guiding one of the characters towards the conclusion of their epic journey. That is, when they’re not squabbling, backstabbing each other, blowing things up by accident, refusing to play by the rules, and turning the AllFather’s creation into a mess of petty arguments, fantasy cliché, gratuitous combat and unnecessary dice-rolls.

If you thought your games group couldn’t be any worse, Game Night shows just how bad things can get when a bunch of unruly deities decide they want to play. And may the heavens help us all.

Jonny Nexus

Oops. Noticed that the URL wasn't included in my above post, so here it is:

http://www.jonnynexus.com/gamenight/

cj lyons

I'll play along as well. Here's the cover copy for my January release (book 2 in the Angels of Mercy series) WARNING SIGNS:

The national bestseller LIFELINES felt “like all the best episodes of ER and Grey’s Anatomy squeezed into one breathtaking novel” (Hilton Head Magazine). Now CJ Lyons returns to the front lines of the struggle between life and death…


On rotation at Pittsburgh’s Angels of Mercy Hospital and struggling to finish medical school, Amanda Mason can’t afford to make any mistakes—or to reveal a troubling secret. Mysterious symptoms that defy diagnosis have been affecting her performance, and as she struggles to keep control, the only person who seems to notice is the irritatingly observant and sexy Dr. Lucas Stone.

But when one patient showing the same strange symptoms dies and another slips into a coma, Amanda realizes the clock is ticking on her own survival. With the help of her friends—Gina, a roommate recovering from her own trauma; Lydia, a streetwise ER attending; and Nora, a by-the-book charge nurse—Amanda must solve this medical mystery before she becomes the next victim...

If it helps, I'm a pediatric ER doctor myself. My website is: http://www.cjlyons.net

Thanks in advance! I love your column and can't wait to see what you come up with!
CJ

Brandon

Ooh, can I play? Here's my synopsis for my graphic novel thriller, PROJECT H:

Five years from now, Project H will cure the evils plaguing modern day society. But while eradicating all crime and poverty, it will also eradicate the one thing society values most – God.

However, soon the utopia will be rocked by the vicious murder of a detective’s wife, which will send him on an obsessive hunt for the killer.

But what detective Sam Hart uncovers not only rocks him to his very foundations, it may also spell the end of paradise.
What is behind his discovery that could devastate a nation, and why will it force him to make the most agonizing decision of his life - whether or not to kill his own father?

The website is still under construction.

Kimber Chin

Can't pass up this great offer.

Here is my back cover blurb for Breach Of Trust (now out)

$$$

When You Play With The Best…

For years, Anne James has played a dangerous game, secretly manipulating venture capitalist Philippe Lamont into financing her clients. She knew there would be a price to pay for her arrogance. That price, she thought, was three months of negotiated torture as his sexy Girl Friday.

…The Stakes Are High

Anne was wrong. In Philippe’s fast paced world of start up investing, the lines between business and personal blur. One misstep, one misplaced confidence, and Anne could lose her heart, her business, and her life.

$$$

I've got a bonus question, a branding dilemma. I, originally, promoted my novels as Romance Novels Set In The World Of Business. Readers have told me I'm doing the novels a disservice by mentioning the business (as that turns off many readeres) yet that is what makes my novels distinct. What to do?

gregory huffstutter

Some great submissions -- keep 'em coming! I may have to draw names from a hat. But I'll definitely tackle more than one over the next several columns.

Ginger Mayerson

I'll bite, so to speak, here's my query blurb:

Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job

"Set in Los Angeles in the late 1980s, 'Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job' is the first in a trio of short novels that poke fun at the Reagan revolution and how those who were not its beneficiaries managed to survive, if not thrive, on the margins of the mainstream. When she loses her job singing in a club and her car breaks down, Mabel Hackenbush decides to get a temp secretary job to stay solvent. As usual, her experiences in the office world are considerably stranger than in her own bohemian musical milieu. Resourceful as all artists in the 1980s greater LA area, Hackenbush not only turns the situation on its head, she turns it to her advantage while typing 80 words a minute and smiling her front office smile in this hard-boiled, political, screwball comedy."

Enjoy!

gregory huffstutter

The first name has been drawn... in our next column, CJ Lyons will be getting the "Gator Bait" treatment.

The Ad Man has decided to do a total of 5 advertising makeovers. So keep submitting your queries, and I'll draw a new name every 2 weeks from the remaining pool of entries.

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