Thursday, July 7, 2011

My awesome new book cover!!!

Hope you all had a happy 4th of July. I'm officially announcing the new book cover for my latest novel, DROP OUT. It's right above. What does everyone think? Again, kuddos to my cover artist Judy Bullard. Next step is to send it off to my format guy who will give it an ISBN and send it to Kindle and Smashwords where it will become available globally. God, I love technology and the internet. AFTER has sold but not as well as I'd hoped. Of course, I'm still a novice at promotion so I'm hoping with a new tagline and summary I'll get more sales. Most of August will be spent marketing DROP OUT since I hope to have it live by August 1st. Here is a very brief preview of the summary-in-progress. Appreciate any comments.

A disfigured man living a fruitless existence after overcoming incredible personal tragedy meets a terminal, young woman who teaches him to savor life.

DROP OUT
By
Neil D. Ostroff

What would you do if you lost everything in an instant? Nathan Cruz escaped the World Trade Center disaster and saved the lives of dozens of strangers, but the one life he could not save was that of his pregnant fiancé. Tormented by survivor’s guilt and horribly scarred from the fire, Nathan runs away to the tropics and drops out of society, spending his days in limbo, existing without purpose.

When a powerful hurricane forces him from his solitary houseboat and into the home of Miriam Kanter, he must confront the demons of his past and find the strength to face an uncertain future. For more is at stake than he ever imagined. Miriam’s time is nearing its end. As her health rapidly declines, her zest for life inspires Nathan to forgive the past and live to the fullest. He is also falling in love. But will the storm cut short Miriam’s brave fight and plunge Nathan back into his world of meaningless isolation?
 
DROP OUT is a beautiful tapestry of life, love, and acceptance that is moving, romantic, and real. Available on Kindle and all other portable reading devices.