“The Telling” Back Cover Copy

by Mike Duran · 25 comments

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 at 5:39 AM

Mike –

Looks great! I’ll be watching for it.

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Jessica Thomas March 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Wowwww!! I’m excited to read it.

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Kevin Lucia March 14, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Looking forward to it, as always.

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Aubrey Hansen March 14, 2012 at 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?

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Mike Duran March 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM

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

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Aubrey Hansen March 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM

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

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Kathrine Roid March 14, 2012 at 8:13 AM

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

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xdpaul March 14, 2012 at 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.

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Mike Duran March 14, 2012 at 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?

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Jan Lazo-Davis March 14, 2012 at 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!!!

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Jonathan March 14, 2012 at 8:58 AM

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

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Jill March 14, 2012 at 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?

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Mike Duran March 14, 2012 at 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.

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Jill March 14, 2012 at 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. 🙂

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Charity March 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM

This sounds fantastic!

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

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

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Heather Day Gilbert March 14, 2012 at 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.

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Ane Mulligan March 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM

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

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sally apokedak March 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Very nice!

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Gina Holmes March 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Beautiful artwork. Good description. Two thumbs up.

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Jason Brown March 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

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

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Iola March 14, 2012 at 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?

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Greg Mitchell March 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Looks really cool, Mike.

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matt mikalatos March 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Nice. Looking forward to it, Mike.

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Merrie Destefano March 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I LOVE it!! Great job, Mike.

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