So what’s that new novel of yours about, anyway?

I’m glad you asked.  It’s called Terra — have I mentioned that?  And it’s the follow-up to The Portal.  Here’s the marketing blurb I wrote for it yesterday:

Larry Barnes thinks he’ll never use the portal again.  The strange device that took him to a parallel universe has disappeared, and he is back living his normal life — until one day a beautiful woman appears and begs for his help.  She tells him that the mysterious preacher he met in his travels is in trouble on another world, and only Larry can save him.  Against his better judgment Larry enters the portal with her, and soon he finds himself in a desperate battle against a secret priesthood that wants to kill the preacher – and Larry.  As he struggles to defeat the priests and return home, Larry begins to sense he may have powers that he never dreamed of, and he begins to understand that his fate is inextricably linked to that of the preacher . . . and the portal.

I don’t like these sorts of blurbs; they seem to suck everything that’s interesting or different out of a book in order to fit it comfortably into its genre.  Maybe I can do better.  Should I bring in the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics?  That would probably help sell some copies, don’t you think?

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One thought on “So what’s that new novel of yours about, anyway?

  1. Good question. Having read the first one, I really wonder what kind of world he could have been brought back to? Imagine, you’ve escaped – leaving behind a legacy of electric fences while escaping a horrible and well-named plague – back to your home. A conscious decision. Tough choices were made. And you thought it was done. Over with. But it’s not. And you get hauled off somewhere new. With a honey trap. Wow. Well I’ll read it!

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