Thursday, October 2, 2014

Elevator Pitches 2, Show us Yours!

What do you say when a stranger corners you with the "What's your book about?" question? Can you condense your story into a thirty second conversation starter? These authors can.

Jonathan Cotty, author of Triangle, a Raymond Jackson book.

"When a high ranking police officer is abducted and a potent grade of heroin hits the streets, a dangerous game of cat and mouse unfolds between a rookie detective and a young street dealer. The testimony of a homeless teenager could change everything."

With elections looming, the British government rolls out Operation Virtus, a massive investigation tasked with tackling the issue of illegal immigration into the UK. As punishment for previous insubordination, DS Raymond Jackson is assigned the apparently mundane task of collating information on behalf of this cross-divisional operation. In addition, he is ordered to simultaneously handhold a greenhorn throughout the process in the form of new recruit, DC Jason Stephenson.

But when DI Rosie Blake mysteriously disappears and a new, potent grade of heroin starts hitting the streets, Tarnside police force suddenly find their resources stretched to the limit. As increasing numbers of users become victims of an accidental overdose, it becomes clear that it is a race against time to prevent more people dying.

Then an horrific murder is committed.

In short order, the local force receive an outrageous ransom demand – one million pounds for the safe return of their officer.

A local, small-time street dealer and a young, homeless girl with a speech impediment hold vital clues ultimately separating life from death. Manning a skeleton team and with limited experience, DS Jackson is caught in a race against time to decipher the connections.

In the end, he will have to take a leap of faith…


Candace Lafleur, author of Prescription for disaster: The Funny Side of Falling Apart.

"The only difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude. "

A book about the hilarious side of being ridiculously diseased - laughing at life and encouraging others to do the same.

This is not a book about a disease itself, nor does it have any ‘woe is me’ or forced epiphanies on the meaning of life and health. It’s a book about sobbing student nurses wielding sharp needles, falling hospital elevators, having to be surgically removed from your own sweater for an X-ray and support group brawls. About getting my whole family pulled off into a cement bunker at British customs for being more radioactive than a truck full of Russian nails. It’s about sneaking nachos into the hospital at seven in the morning and making sweet, sweet love to the back of a parked taxi while having a stroke. This is a book about laughing and joyfully embracing the bizarre and the truly funny side of being ridiculously, incurably diseased.

So sit back, take a hit off your oxygen tank and get ready to laugh at the funny side of falling apart. At the very least you’ll never look at a bed pan or an IV pole the same way again.


James Gordon, author of Hi, My Name is Bobo. (A Weekend in the Life of Fifth Grader.)

"Take a trip back to a time where TV didn't cost to watch, families ate together, and ten dollars could not only get you into the movies, but buy popcorn and a soda as well."

Sometimes a weekend can seem like a lifetime to a growing child. He may experience like, fear, anticipation, and other emotions without smooth transition or even realizing it.

This is the life of Bobo, a fifth grader, who loves his family, the Superfriends, and chocolate milk. As he introduces himself, get to know him, and you will absolutely love him!!


Lex Allen, Author of No Heaven.

"Jesus has returned, but who he really is and the reasons for his appearance will turn the world as we know it upside down."

Thirty years ago, scientists discovered additional letters in the human genome that seemed unconnected. They dismissed these as "junk." Not so long ago, a man named Eloah interrupted the Easter Mass at Germany's famous K├Âlner Dom to announce that he was extraterrestrial and that he had visited our world before as Yeshua ben Josef.

Eloah shows amazing paranormal abilities that baffle people until an FBI forensics team connects these abilities to the DNA letters once dismissed as "junk." Eloah's arrival and apparent mission threaten the global geopolitical status quo as he offers a future free from fear, oppression, war and poverty. But, powerful political, corporate and religious leaders want him destroyed and they aren't the only ones. An alien being in human form, an apparent equal to Eloah, is determined to stop him. He has his own plans for global conquest.

And that's it for today folks! Check in tomorrow for another round of Show me Yours!

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