Blood Moon sounds like a book about vampires. Actually it is not. It's about a killing spree by Russian criminals who sell body parts of kidnapped orphans. It's a good business, the trade in human flesh, a body of a child worth about $75,000 in the market place.
Who is buying? Hospitals, clinics, doctors, anyone who needs organ transplants. Who is receiving? People like you and me who need the transplant. Hospitals don't necessarily know where the organ comes from. What they do know is that without the body part their patient will die. The movie, "Never Let Me Go," is a gruesome picture of how the trade in human flesh and bones might evolve , with body parts stores for the public much like auto parts stores for our cars.
I'm finally done with Blood Moon! I wrote a celebration note to Tris (my agent) the other day. The final word count was 102,000 words. I am editing the book now and have it down to 99, 100+ words. I hope to have it down to 94,000 words by the time I'm finished editing. This is the fun time now! I plan to have it in to Tris by the 18th of July, or thereabouts. I seem to work better with deadlines. I hope to post some excerpts from Blood Moon before the end of summer. Fingers crossed!
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, is now out andready for purchase on Amazon or B&N and other bookstores. Says one critic, Tris Coburn, "Coop's a cross between DeMille's Mac McCormack and Connelly's Bosch.
It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman says:
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
I'M THRILLED THAT I JUST RECEIVED THE FINALIST AWARD FOR MY SECOND BOOK, BLOOD MOON RISING.
THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD IS GIVEN OUT SPARINGLY AND I'M ONE OF THE LUCKY (AND HARD WORKING!) AUTHORS TO BE PROVIDED THIS HONOR.
I FIND THAT THE MORE I WRITE, THE BETTER AND BETTER I GET TO KNOW MY CHARACTERS. I SLEEP WITH THEM.
COOPER IS IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR, DIRECTING ME HERE AND THERE, WITH A WATCHFUL EYE.
RICHIE IS WATCHING MY BACK WHENEVER I NEED HIS HELP.
HUCKSTER CROWE IS RIDING SHOTGUN AS HE MAKES OUR WAY THROUGH THE DEEPEST PART OF THE EVERGLADES
COME MEET MY WACKO CHARACTERS AND SEE WHO YOU LIKE BEST.