Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Bit on "Cheater's Pass"

My current WIP goal is series of YA episodic adventure novellas. 20k words for $.99 a pop. I've mentioned before that I have something inside that feels I'm devaluing my work if I price too low - my 60k novel, Shackled has settled into the $2.99 price. I intend to leave it there for some time.

So, it makes sense that 1/3 of the words means 1/3 of the price, right? Maybe it's just coincidence :)

Anyway, (almost) none of you know anything about the (Icarus Helix) series. Given the warning that this is a novella (20k for .99!) and that each one is meant to stand alone, I'd like you to tell me your thoughts on the product description I whipped up for it today. I'm almost halfway done drafting it, and I want it to really be ready for release. Depending on edits and cover, I'm aiming for either March 10th or the 17th for release. (Only 99 cents! Ahem.) Remember, this is Young Adult!

Without further rambling ado, here is the PD for "Cheater's Pass":

How far would you go for money? For Marcus Tiller, gambling debt was an overwhelming shadow on his life. As a neonatal attendant at St. Mercy Four Cities Hospital in need of cash, he became CGT-Inc's ideal pawn. The contract: secretly inject newborns with an experimental compound - for $1,000 a head. But, three years after he began, he disappeared.

Now, 14 years later, the effects of the compound are starting to show. 17-year old Ian Reynolds, an aspiring varsity football player, suddenly finds he can control things with the power of his thoughts. Footballs miraculously end up in his hands, girls' skirts catch sudden drafts and life is good. But the power comes with a price, both physical and mental. When a stranger suddenly comes into his life, leaving cryptic notes and the big rivalry with the Waredo Firehawks looming, will Ian decide his power is best left... undiscovered?


  1. I like this description. This is something I would definitely check out. Nice job!

  2. Good stuff! Awesome that you're moving forward and already working on something completely new and different.

    Best of luck to you! :-)