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“The Telling” Back Cover Copy

The back cover copy for my second novel, The Telling, has been approved. So what do you think?

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  • Robin Gilbert Luftig March 14, 2012, 5:39 AM

    Mike –

    Looks great! I’ll be watching for it.

  • Jessica Thomas March 14, 2012, 6:35 AM

    Wowwww!! I’m excited to read it.

  • Kevin Lucia March 14, 2012, 7:01 AM

    Looking forward to it, as always.

  • Aubrey Hansen March 14, 2012, 8:00 AM

    Very intriguing. The concept of his silence spawning the evil is especially interesting to me.

    “Zeph” is an awesome character name. I must ask – is it short for Zephaniah?

    • Mike Duran March 14, 2012, 9:19 AM

      Aubrey, he hates the name Zephaniah. Short of changing it to John Doe, he’s settled for slashing it in half.

      • Aubrey Hansen March 14, 2012, 9:21 AM

        That’s awesome. Definitely makes me want to get to know him.

  • Kathrine Roid March 14, 2012, 8:13 AM

    I am much too distracted by that gorgeous art to read the blurb.

  • xdpaul March 14, 2012, 8:45 AM

    The thing I want to know from this blurb is – “How does a guy with a supernatural gift lose sight of the supernatural? (His unbelief)”

    That’s why I would want to read the book if I was coming to it fresh.

    I mean, if I wasn’t already predisposed to do so after The Resurrection.

    • Mike Duran March 14, 2012, 9:12 AM

      It’s the same reason he considers himself a “modified realist” — the “modified” part is the “supernatural” one. Besides, if God destines someone to be called, couldn’t one’s denial also said to be… destined?

  • Jan Lazo-Davis March 14, 2012, 8:55 AM

    Pretty intriguing text. Love the art behind the text. Scary!!! Not sure my psyche can take it. I have trouble watching some tv shows!!!

  • Jonathan March 14, 2012, 8:58 AM

    This is a book I would buy based on the back cover.

  • Jill March 14, 2012, 9:10 AM

    I wanted to read it based off the excerpt in The Resurrection. And, yes, I like this. It has multiple hooks. Did you write it? Is hook-writing an acquired skill?

    • Mike Duran March 14, 2012, 9:27 AM

      Jill, I did write this. The design team whittled it down a bit. I’m finding I really love doing blurbs. Perhaps if my carreer as a novelist fails, I can become a professional blurbist.

      • Jill March 14, 2012, 10:53 AM

        When I was in junior high my highest goal in life was to write back cover copy–no joke. I went around telling everybody that, and I must have sounded like the total geek I was. I didn’t realize then that hooks and cleverness were not in my natural skill set, but that’s what dreams are all about. Maybe if I fail at back cover copy, I can become a novelist. 🙂

  • Charity March 14, 2012, 9:17 AM

    This sounds fantastic!

  • Lelia Rose Foreman (@LeliaForeman) March 14, 2012, 9:50 AM

    Beautiful. I want to order the book as soon as it comes out.

  • Heather Day Gilbert March 14, 2012, 10:04 AM

    Yes, you have definite blurbing skills, Mike. I’m ready to read/review this for you. I’m very fond of the name Zeph.

  • Ane Mulligan March 14, 2012, 10:10 AM

    Wow, Mike, I’ve got chills from reading that!! And definitely a Mike Duran plot. Dynamite, buddy!!

  • sally apokedak March 14, 2012, 10:32 AM

    Very nice!

  • Gina Holmes March 14, 2012, 12:58 PM

    Beautiful artwork. Good description. Two thumbs up.

  • Jason Brown March 14, 2012, 1:05 PM

    Ab-Soul-Lute-Ly Beautiful! Can’t wait for it!

  • Iola March 14, 2012, 2:36 PM

    Sounds really interesting – except the first sentence doesn’t quite fit. Can they reword or delete the stepmother reference?

    What’s the release date?

  • Greg Mitchell March 14, 2012, 5:31 PM

    Looks really cool, Mike.

  • matt mikalatos March 14, 2012, 6:27 PM

    Nice. Looking forward to it, Mike.

  • Merrie Destefano March 14, 2012, 7:15 PM

    I LOVE it!! Great job, Mike.

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