Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Influencers' List for Coral Moon
Well, it ain’t that far away now. Coral Moon, second in the Kanner Lake series, releases March 23. Which means the book starts shipping from the Zondervan warehouse on that day. It will start showing up on bookshelves by the beginning of April.
I am excited to see this book release. It was a bear to write. Really hard. But I’m convinced that’s because God took me into unexpected territory. Well, that, and I just find writing hard in the first place. But now that Coral Moon is all set to release, I must say I do like this story. I wouldn’t be surprised if those who liked Violet Dawn like this one better.
Back cover copy:
The figure remained still as stone. Leslie couldn’t even detect a breath.
Spider-fingers teased the back of her neck.
Leslie’s feet rooted to the pavement. She dropped her gaze to the driveway, seeking . . . what? Spatters of blood? Footprints? She saw nothing. Honed through her recent coverage of crime scene evidence, the testimonies at last month’s trial, the reporter in Leslie spewed warnings: Notice everything, touch nothing...
Leslie Williams hurries out to her car on a typical work day morning—and discovers a dead body inside.
Why was the corpse left for her to find? And what is the meaning of the message pinned to its chest?
In Coral Moon, the senseless murder of a beloved Kanner Lake citizen spirals the small Idaho town into a terrifying glimpse of spiritual forces beyond our world. What appears true seems impossible.
Or is it?
Are you interested in receiving a free copy of Coral Moon? Those who are put on the book’s “influencer list” can do just that. Zondervan and I ask just a few things of you in return. The kind of influencers we’re seeking will tell folks within their circle of friends and family about the book. Perhaps feature it in a blog post. Perhaps suggest it to a book club for discussion. (Because of the theological questions this book raises, plus the plot, this book would make for an especially lively discussion.) Also, I urge influencers to write a review for the book on amazon.com and other online sites. In this way, influencers help get the word out about the book.
One caveat: You don’t have to do a thing if you don’t like the book. You can write a negative review if you want, but don’t ever feel compelled to write a positive one just because the book was free. Honest kudos only.
I have quite a few open slots available on this list, but they’re not infinite. So if you’re interested, please write my assistant asap: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your full name and address. And please list the kinds of things you would do to help tell others about the book (again—honesty only). I ask for the list because if I see something on there I can help you with—send support materials, for example—I will do so.
BHCC members: Sigh. How to rate this book for you when I just can’t think like you do? Let me put it this way. Those of you who couldn’t read Violet Dawn, forget even trying to read this one. Those of you Big Honkin’ Chickens who actually made it through Violet Dawn and were amazed to survive—Violet Dawn wasn’t all that scary, I don’t think. Tense, yes. Suspenseful, yes. Scary—well, not in my opinion. Due to its subject matter, however, Coral Moon is scarier, I think. But hey, it’s also a way cool story. So it’s your loss, Chickies. :]
Once my assistant and I put the list together, we send it to Zondervan. When the book starts shipping, your copy will be mailed to you with a cover letter. My thanks in advance to all of you who participate.