Oh, happy day! We’ve finally finished our last round of edits on The Oculars, our paranormal thriller, and we’ve sent it off to our awesome beta reader. Whew, this has been another labor of love. There’s still a bit of work to do, as a tricky problem was spotted with our ending but it should be a quick fix…once we agree on the fix.
As for the rest of it, we’ve all ready knocked out a few of the pre-publishing details. It’s been formatted for Kindle print and e-book versions. The back blurb is done as well. Last major requirement is a kick-ass cover, which we’re working on. And then, a quick polish after we get our feedback from our beta reader. We hope he likes it, fingers crossed.
We also sent off an agent query letter at the end of July. Not surprisingly, we’ve gotten no response, and when the 30 days is up, we’ll have to decide if we want to continue the query process or just self-publish as usual.
Here’s a peek at the back cover blurb. We appreciate feedback!
What Ethan Owenby wants is a normal life. Years earlier, a misguided and alcohol-fueled decision to take his Uncle Jonno’s place as the driver in a car crash had terrible repercussions. Unbeknownst to Ethan, an innocent young woman lost her life in that same instant.
Now, Ethan has served his time and come home to Riverside Oregon, but his newly discovered peace is shattered when he receives a mysterious package containing research and designs for a radical new optical technology. Amongst the nearly incomprehensible information is a rambling and confusing video from his reclusive yet brilliant, Uncle Wilson warning him – tell no one about the Oculars.
Little does Ethan know that there are dark forces that will stop at nothing, even murder, to get their hands on the Oculars. The Oculars allow the wearer to see the denizens and landscapes of the Dark Spectrum, the abode of spirits and ghosts, but not without a price. As old secrets are uncovered and strange enemies roam the small town of Riverside, Ethan must find a way to protect his friends, old and new, from those who will stop at nothing to possess the Oculars.
We’ll keep you posted as we move along with the process of publishing, and of course, we have several other projects we continue to work on. We hope you all are having a great summer. Thanks for sticking with us!
Anne, Nancy, and Eric