ANOTHER EXCERPT FROM
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
It’s exciting for authors to see their books being promoted. Of course, you can never be certain of the context in which your work appears.
This display panel from the online book site, Kobo, showed up recently in my Facebook news feed. It places my novel, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, next to a book titled “Imperfectly,” by a writer named Coleen Masters.
Apparently that book is the ninth in a series of action romances, and a snip from its promotional copy offers the following…
“Kelly Rodgers [the book’s heroine] may be young, smart, and headstrong, but she’s no match for a biker badass like Leo. She’s never met anyone like him, he’s the worst thing to happen to her and as much as she hates to admit it…she finds him irresistible.”
Yes…well… I’m sure Leo draws Kelly into all kinds of fascinating adventures. One wonders, however, just what marketing strategy would place “Imperfectly” next to a religious/historical novel about the family of Jesus.
But then, that’s the publishing business.
And who knows how these high-tech online marketing systems work anyway?
I’ll just keep on doing my own promotional thing. So here’s my reading of a second excerpt from MY BROTHER’S KEEPER — in which Mary tells Joseph how she had been visited by a messenger of God while Joseph was away obtaining materials for a construction project…
Now, if you’ve read your Bible, you know what happened at Mary’s meeting with that angelic messenger. You also know that Joseph wasn’t exactly overjoyed at her announcement.
Well, put yourself in his place. That’s what I tried to do when writing this novel.
Looking back 2,000 years and having the Scriptures, we know how things turned out. But imagine what Gospel events would have looked like as they unfolded before people at the time.
Two more snippets from MY BROTHER’S KEEPER are coming. I’ll post them over the next few days.
Please do give them a listen. And then use the Comments section below to let me know what you think.
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER is available as an eBook from fine online retailers in all electronic reader formats. Further information can be found here…
I am enjoying My Brother’s Keeper. Makes sense for me as Catholic, even though not scriptural. I also have read many writings of Catherine Emerich, the mystic.