Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"The Secret" Summary

I planned on sharing a little bit of my novel, "The Secret" during the A-Z Blogging Challenge, but I chose something else for the letter S that I think is more important.  I'm sitting on my hands, trying to find things to do since I promised to wait another week to touch my new book "Nameless" for revisions.  I decided to write a rough little blurb for my blog.  If you click on the "Novels" tab above, you can find information about all of my books and this one didn't have anything except that it was finished on July 31st, 2011.  I wrote a little mini book summary for you.  So, here it is:

THE SECRET


Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself; it only ends badly.

A modern day fairytale, complete with evil stepmother and half-siblings, is not what nineteen-year-old Lydia wants.  Unlike in those fairytales Lydia doesn’t have a fairy godmother, just a boss named Lester that controls her by telling her that she is only worth what a man will pay.  She only wants her father to love her, but she can’t love herself.  Lydia dances and sells her body for money, but keeps it a secret from everyone.  When she falls for a boy named Zach, that has a secret of his own, she discovers that love can’t have secrets, but she’s afraid.  Zach deserves to know the truth and she desires to be free.  But before Lydia can be free of her lifestyle, a client takes it too far and could take her life.  But there’s more than one secret that can’t be hidden.  It will change everything, for better or worse. 

“The Secret” is a story about finding strength in yourself, discovering faith in God, and that secrets can only harm those that you love.  

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What do you think?  :)  I wouldn't use it as a pitch for agents, but it is a start.

I also wanted to share with you a picture of the quilt I'm working on.  I finished the front today!  All that is left is to put on a back. :)



Hope you are having a great hump day!

18 comments:

  1. That is where I always stall on quilts...the backs! Love it!

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    1. Backs are definitely the hardest parts! Thanks! :)

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  2. Love the colors on this quilt! Very spring-y!

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    1. Thank you Dawn! :) It's a gift for a friend.

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  3. That is a great and colorful quilt! I love patches.

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    1. I like patches too. :) Thanks Christine!

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  4. I really want to read that book now!! x

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  5. It sounds wonderful. I would read it!!

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    1. Thanks! And I did get your email, I'll try to email you back on Sunday!

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  6. That is a great start for a summary!
    A teeny suggestion? Yes, no? I would change "that" to "who" in the following sentences:
    "boss named Lester that"
    "boy named Zach, that"

    Lovely quilt! I always think it's amazing how quilters get all those squares perfectly, exactly lined up :-)

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    1. Thank you Rachel! :) I did use your suggestions. :)

      Ah, but you have to look closely... they aren't perfectly lined up but the patterns merge in your mind's eye so it doesn't matter. :) Sneaky. :) Thanks!

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  7. Your book sounds like it has tons of potential!

    And I love that quilt! Quilting is fun, but I usually only manage to finish a quilt when I'm on a deadline because it's a gift. Otherwise, I end up with all my quilt pieces sitting in an attic or a closet. ;)

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    1. Thanks Laura! :)

      I have that problem too - another quilt is sitting in my craft drawer untouched. This one is a gift, so that is why I'm getting it done. :)

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  8. like your idea--and your lovely quilt!

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  9. I like your idea--and your quilt is really pretty. I've always wanted to learn how to quilt, but I can't even sew. LOL

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    1. Thanks Dana! :) I taught myself how to sew and it's actually not that hard once you learn. :)

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