Thursday, July 24, 2014

Will I Always Be a Work in Progress?

So The Famous Author is busy busy busy with the final touches on my new adventure, number three in The Austin Carr Mystery Series, BIG MOJO from Down and Out Books. Below you can see the preliminary cover and an early blurb from TFA's friend and mentor, Hank Phillippi Ryan. Actually, several of the ladies over at Jungle Red Writers have served as TFA's mentors over the past few years, offering advice and manuscript help, most often Roberta and Halle. The female point of view has greatly improved TFA's writing, not to mention his language and manners.

Okay, so farther below is the back cover copy that still needs work. TFA labors away while I speak, searching for catchy phrases and popular hooks to make potential readers open up to Page One. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or hard work would be appreciated in the comments section and I'm guessing probably rewarded with a free copy of Mojo when she hits the market sometime in August. Deadline is next week.

DRAFT #21

"Gordon Gekko meets Janet Evanovich in this wry and winning caper--Jack Getze does it again!"    

      Hank Phillippi Ryan
      Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author of TRUTH BE TOLD
  

Wall Street's miasmal garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a small time broker falls in love: Is he attracted to the beautiful lady -- or her brother's inside information? Held spellbound by a steamy, auburn-haired woman with a questionable past and a get-rich-quick, insider trading scheme, Austin Carr knocks down a beehive of bad-acting Bonacellis, including the ill-tempered "Mr. Vic" Bonacelli, who wants his redhead back, and local mob lieutenant Angelina "Mama Bones" Bonacelli, architect of a strange and excruciating death trap for the fast-talking stockbroker she calls smarty pants. To survive, Austin must unravel threads of jealousy, revenge and new affections, discover the fate of a pseudo ruby called the Big Mojo and slam the lid on a pending United States of America vs. Austin Carr insider trading case. Can Austin and his Jersey Shore mouthpiece possibly out maneuver the savvy U.S. District Attorney from Manhattan? Will 
anything matter for Austin ever again if Mama Bones flips that switch?



4 comments:

Dana King said...

Okay, okay, yeah, yeah, fine, fine, looks good...will you get on with it and launch the damn book already? I'm getting tired of waiting for it. It's been years since I read the first two. Give a guy a break, already.

KATE PILARCIK said...

Sooo ~ Dana King sure posted a superb whole back-cover hyped-up blurb. Should market to a full-scale press aching and waiting public.

another?

SMARTY PANTS IS AT IT AGAIN!

AUSTIN CARR TRILOGY DARES THE DEBONAIR!

Rampage Readers Recjoice! Carr Cruises at Top Vrooooom!


~ ~ ~

~ fan and fanfare,
that shy Absolutely*Kate kid

Tracy Woelffer said...

I like the cover...very sparkly. My creative juices have dried up as of late but my buddy writes some pretty meaty stuff. I'll see if he can come up with something.

Take Care

Liam Sweeny said...

The man in the picture is none other than Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan.