Friday, June 30, 2006
Guess the Plot
1. Supermodel Ariel kicks drug addiction while camping in Yellowstone Park. Then she meets Gaye Carter, a potter from Seattle with some truly spectacular weed. Will the munchies wreck her career?
2. Were they just a tissue match, or were they kindred hearts? A transplant patient falls in love with the ghost of her donor.
3. Were widow Katie and veterinarian Matt destined to be Kindred Hearts? Or was Matt just after Katie's secret files on the KKK?
4. Prosecutor Jake Healy and defense attorney Sinclair Crump receive transplanted hearts from identical twin teens killed in a tragic nail salon accident. When these men meet in the courtroom, can they overcome their urges to giggle, compare shoes, and text message each other?
5. Kanyo's career of competitive eating threatens imminent congestive heart failure. Will his twin, Kinto, agree to share his healthy heart by becoming surgically joined siamese twins?
6. Bo and Daisy's love may have been forbidden, but neither family ties nor Bo's death and reanimation could separate their... Kindred Hearts.
Dear Evil Editor,
Recovering from an accident, veterinarian Matt Foster promises to help hospital roommate Adrian Adams, who traveled from California to Indiana hoping to discover clues to his origins at the Maconaquah County orphanage. [I need clues to my origin, which I might be able to get at the orphanage where I grew up. But first maybe I should see what the veterinarian knows.]
No one knew more about the orphanage than the late husband of Matt's friend, Katie Duncan. But Katie's husband died before completing his research into the Klan's presence in the county. [Died or was killed? The Klan killed him because he was getting too close to the truth, right? Then they made it look like he accidentally fell out of a tree with a noose around his neck.] Adrian, in failing health, views this as his last chance to find answers to haunting questions -- who placed him in the orphanage and why he was adopted out rather than placed with family.
Matt stubbornly keeps his promise to Adrian even thought it means digging into long-kept secrets about a bi-racial baby [What's Adrian's race?] and Klan violence – secrets kept by community elders, investigated by Katie's late husband but locked away for years.
Clashing with Matt over his promise versus her late husband's reputation [How is his reputation affected?] Katie struggles with her growing attraction to him. They try to reconcile Adrian with any surviving family – including his elderly aunt who prayed faithfully for him for years – as well as resolve their community's support of the Klan – before Adrian's time runs out.
It's troubling to learn some scholars say conservative Christians in turn-of-the-century Indiana supported the Klan because it claimed to be an organization about preserving family values. [Why can't scholars just keep their mouths shut?] Set in present-day Indiana, “Kindred Hearts,” an inspirational romantic suspense, is complete at 50,000 words.
Dear Evil Editor,
Recovering from an accident, veterinarian Matt Foster promises to help hospital roommate Adrian Adams, who traveled from California to Indiana hoping to discover clues to his origin at the Maconaquah County orphanage. Adrian, in failing health due to sickle cell anemia, views this as his last chance to find answers to haunting questions: who placed him in the orphanage, and why was he adopted out, rather than placed with family?
No one knew more about the orphanage than Paul, the late husband of Matt's friend, Katie Duncan. But Paul was hanged years ago by a lynch mob, while investigating the Klan's presence in the county. Matt asks Katie for access to Paul's files, files containing secrets kept by community elders, and locked away by Katie as she tried to let go of the past.
Ssearching Paul's files, Matt and Katie turn up long-kept secrets about a bi-racial baby and Klan violence. They also reconcile Adrian with an elderly aunt, hoping she can provide answers before Adrian's time runs out. As she works side by side with Matt, Katie struggles with her growing attraction to him.
Set in present-day Indiana, my inspirational romantic suspense novel, Kindred Hearts, is complete at 50,000 words. It's troubling to learn that conservative Christians in turn-of-the-century Indiana supported the Klan because it claimed to be an organization about preserving family values. Kindred Hearts brings to light some painful truths, while also depicting a satisfying romance. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Okay, so Evil Editor took some liberties. It should be easy enough to correct his errors with specific information.
Okay, so it wasn't a yukfest. At least we have Guess the Plot to take up the slack when a query doesn't inspire Evil Editor's comedic side.