It has been eight months since Second Chance was published and I have been bowled over by the response. Like many first time authors I had no idea what to expect. I was – and sometimes still am – expecting to be called out as a fraud, yet to date Second Chance has received 32 reviews on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, the majority being four or five stars.
But despite all the work that went into getting Second Chance ready for publication, I knew there was room for improvement.
So Second Chance has undergone another round of professional line-editing to further tighten the text, remove any errors and get it into the best shape possible. I even made a couple of very minor changes to help clarify a couple of areas ready for the launch of its sequel towards the end of this year. The new version of Second Chance is already available through Amazon and those who have already bought the book receive the new version free of charge in the next couple of weeks via the Kindle auto-update function.
At the same time I have created a new description – or blurb as they call it in the trade.
“Political intrigue, neuroscience, a missing-persons investigation – this well-written novel has it all.” Carrie Rubin, author of The Seneca Scourge
One crime, four people and a secret that could shake the world to its foundations.
Four lives become linked by a student’s disappearance: a politician looking to put integrity back into politics, an investigator hoping to atone for past mistakes, a data cleanser searching for a better life while haunted by his past and a re-life technician creating new lives for old souls.
But it soon becomes clear this is no ordinary case, and in the pursuit of the truth, long-held secrets are at risk of being revealed.
Set in the near future where everybody is connected and death isn’t final, this is the story of how far those in power will go to retain control, and the true price to pay for a Second Chance.
I believe the new description has more punch than the old one but what do you think? If you have read Second Chance, does the new description reflect the book? For those who haven’t read Second Chance, does the description make you want to find out more?
To buy Second Chance from Amazon.co.uk click here
To buy Second Chance from Amazon.com click here