Hello fellow bloggers,
I do miss you guys a whole bunch. I’m doing okay lupus isn’t to blame for my absence. As most of you know I’ve been working on my novel Hidden Temptation for several years. I’m finished. No I’m not tossing it in the garbage. I finished editing as much as I can. Now I’m trying to write a short synopsis to use in a query to attract an agent and possibly get Hidden Temptation publish the traditional way. I’m going to tell you this, writing the book for five years was easier than writing a short paragraph synopsis. Also, I’m working on book two which I am so excited about because I know so much about my character that I can’t wait to get the conflicts going in book two that has no title.
I don’t mean to neglect you guys and I hope to stop by and visit most of you as soon as I can. Please be understanding.
The following is a sample of one of my synopsis.
Hidden Temptation –
Synopsis 1- Lydia Spencer became pregnant out-of-wedlock causing her and Thomas Hawkins to have a shot-gun wedding. Thomas wanted a son but after his third daughter, Odette was born Lydia had a hysterectomy. He blamed Lydia for his misfortune and started physically abusing her. He ignored Odette who would hide as her sisters tried to help their mother. Odette was abused by her first high school boyfriend. Again she hid while her sisters taught him a lesson. Odette has rules about who she dates and hides from committed relations.
Wilhelm’s father, Edward Poke was a Viet Nam veteran who was strung out on heroin and was causing financial difficulty for his family. Edward overdosed on New Years Eve after disappointing his wife and sons the day after Christmas. Wilhelm became an accountant and married Belinda whom he thought was a sweet young lady. However, she was a gold digger and had several adulteress affairs. Belinda was awarded fifteen percent of his salary for two years. Wilhelm takes a leave from the accounting firm to work at UPS so he wouldn’t have to pay Belinda that much money. Wilhelm vows to not get serious with another woman and has explicit affairs with different women. It’s at UPS that Wilhelm meets Odette.
Synopsis 2- He wanted a son but after his third daughter, Odette was born there would be no more children. Her father became physically abusive to her mother. He ignored Odette who feared him and would hide while the abuse was going on. Odette’s was attacked by her first boyfriend that prompted the relationship rules her family doesn’t approve of.
Wilhelm’s father was a Viet Nam vet strung out on heroin. After disappointing his family one Christmas Wilhelm’s father overdosed. Wilhelm married an adulterous gold digger. After his divorce, he was hired by UPS. Wilhelm no longer trusts women and has his own relationship rules.
When Wilhelm and Odette meet they play a game of cat and mouse. There’s a magnetic attraction that keeps drawing them together despite all the twist and turns life throws at them.
So what do you think? Do you want to read more? There are a lot of twists and turns in the story. It is family orientated despite Odette’s relationships with her sisters they are close yet strained. Odette has a conflict at work that may threaten her livelihood and Should those facts be added to the synopsis? Please share your thoughts, your suggestions are desperately needed.
Thank you always for taking the time to visit and thank you to those who give me feedback.