Back cover copy or back to the drawing board?

March 28th, 2008

This is possible copy for the back cover of THE ABORTIONIST.

Would this interest you in buying it? If not, sildenafil cialis what would you change?

Wheelchair-bound journalist and blogger Elliot Stearns is hunting a madman–a serial killer who wraps the bodies of his victims in black plastic bags and dumps them in Milwaukee’s back alleys. When Elliot discovers  that the murderer is mimicking methods used to terminate real-life pregnancies, viagra advice new questions arise: is this so-called “Abortionist” a pro-life activist making a grisly point, pilule an actual abortionist who has lost all control, or just a lunatic pretending to have a political agenda?

Elliot’s search is complicated by his reacquaintance with his ex-fiancée, Caroline Becher. He wants her back, but she’s not sure she wants him. As they slowly fall in love again, Elliot begins to worry that their renewed romance is putting her in danger. He’s right…

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kate  |  March 28th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Are ya almost finished? I’ve been waiting for what seems like FOREVER! :)

  • 2. folkbum  |  March 28th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    After using the full name once, refer to the charcter as just “Stearns.”

    And there was nothing in there about his repeated run-ins with a particular English teacher-cum-troubador …

  • 3. Wendy  |  March 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Personally, I wouldn’t start with “wheelchair-bound” unless you want that to define Elliot. I would throw it in somewhere later, don’t know where, though.

    Maybe: “Journalist and blogger Elliot Stearns….” Then start the next sentence with “When Stearns, a former police officer whose career ended with a spine-blowing shot to the back,….” (It’s been awhile since I read the first chapters, so I can’t remember the circumstances.) But something to say that this story isn’t about Elliot being in a wheelchair as much as it is about this freaky killer. But it’s something you want to include because it does differentiate your novel from other novels on the shelf.

    How’s that for my unprofessional opinion. You could just send me the whole book and let me (finally) read the whole thing so I can give you better suggestions. :-)

  • 4. Kate  |  March 28th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    What Wendy said! :)

    I’ll take my copy signed, though.

  • 5. Aaron  |  March 29th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Needs more cowbell.

  • 6. Dean  |  March 29th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    There’s a book? ;)

  • 7. grumps  |  March 30th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Definitely more cowbell. Aaron’s right

  • 8. hermes  |  March 31st, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    That’s pretty intriguing; I’d throw down a few bucks for a book like that. although, the romantic subplot might irk me if it’s too sappy or surreal.

  • 9. Kate  |  March 31st, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    There’s a romantic subplot?

  • 10. elliot  |  March 31st, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    As far as I’m concerned, the romance is the main plot and the serial killing is the subplot. ;)

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