Lamplight Pitch

Here's the pitch, folks!

Oliver's about to have the best summer of his life. He’s finished with high school, working as a video game tester, and living in downtown Seattle with his best friend, Max. Together they’re designing a video game that will help them get into an elite gaming academy in Seattle. If they’re accepted, they figure they get to spend the rest of their lives playing video games.

But Oliver makes the dual mistake of using his beautiful neighbor, Lily, as a model for his kick-ass cyber heroine and then falling in love with her. When she goes missing, he becomes the number one suspect in her disappearance. But Oliver doesn’t sit back and lose himself in a game of Halo. Instead he asks himself, “If this were a video game, what would I do?”

He sets out to discover if she’s dead or alive. When he finds her, he discovers that real women are far more dangerous than virtual ones, and as he tries to protect her from a murderer, she continues with her own, less altruistic plans. Soon Oliver’s focus changes from saving her life, to saving his.


Piper Quinn said...

Hey Robin. If this is your original hook you've really tweaked it a lot :)

I appreciate your comments on verlakay and I would love to swap MS with you after the holidays. I haven't decided if I'm going to keep querying or hold off until January, but either way the book still needs beta readers.


November 30, 2009 at 7:28 AM
Mystery Robin said...

Oh wow, I have changed it a lot. Time to update the hook on the blog. I'm in for swapping MS in January. :)

November 30, 2009 at 8:54 AM

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