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by D.T.Roberts
April 12th, 2012, 10:38 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Dark psychological thriller
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Dark psychological thriller

Check out my new book, The Following.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SOU7VS
by D.T.Roberts
February 13th, 2012, 10:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: THE COLOR OF THE SOUL
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Query: THE COLOR OF THE SOUL

I love the first two paragraphs. I agree with the comment on the first sentence. The flow is beautiful. It sets the tone of the story perfectly. Again I must agree about the comments on the last paragraph. It's a little over the top. I know an agent wants the see a self confidence in your letter but...
by D.T.Roberts
February 13th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Following
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Query: The Following

Rewrite. This is actually what I've got as the blur, but it might work as a query. Dear Agent. In search of a story to launch his career, young journalist Tyson Palmer finds one in the ramblings of a homeless man who accuses a self-help organization of setting fires to eliminate those who speak out ...
by D.T.Roberts
February 10th, 2012, 6:34 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Following
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Query: The Following

Dear Agent: I am a fictional character, a figment of the author’s imagination. I have gone by many names. In THE FOLLOWING, I play Tyson Palmer; a young journalist, eager to distinguish myself in a family whose name is held in high-esteem among the journalism community. I need a story. My father, a ...
by D.T.Roberts
October 28th, 2011, 11:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Finally broke Amazon top 100.
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Finally broke Amazon top 100.

My book IRREFUTABLE finally broke the top 100 on Amazon's best seller list in 3 categories. Closing in on top 100 overall.
Very exciting.

http://www.amazon.com/IRREFUTABLE-ebook/dp/B0052GFSIG
by D.T.Roberts
September 28th, 2011, 2:29 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First page of THE FOLLOWING (psychological thriller)
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

Re: First page of THE FOLLOWING (psychological thriller)

Thanks guys, I'll do a little polishing and try again.

Dale
by D.T.Roberts
September 23rd, 2011, 7:01 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First page of THE FOLLOWING (psychological thriller)
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

First page of THE FOLLOWING (psychological thriller)

First page of my new novel,The Following. This goes with the query post of the same name.Any input is appreciated. Four minutes seemed like an eternity. Twice as long as it should've taken. He’d allowed for two, maybe two and a half at the most. He had planned meticulously, right down to the second ...
by D.T.Roberts
September 13th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Following: psychological thriller
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: The Following: psychological thriller

Here is my revised query. Thanks for your input. Dear (agent): Tyson Palmer is a risk taker, and as a young journalist who would do anything to break his first big story, he is about to take the biggest risk of his life. When three seemingly unrelated fires within two weeks are ruled to be arson, Ty...
by D.T.Roberts
September 8th, 2011, 6:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Following: psychological thriller
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

The Following: psychological thriller

This is my second draft query for my new novel, The Following. Please feel free to rip it apart. Dear (agent): In his quest to break a big story, young journalist Tyson Palmer infiltrates a mind controlling cult, but soon falls under their control becoming an unwitting soldier in the army of a chari...
by D.T.Roberts
June 15th, 2011, 1:22 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Today is Give-away Free Copies of My Ebook day
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: Today is Give-away Free Copies of My Ebook day

Very nice cover. Did you design it yourseflf? I like the trailer but there is one issue I can see with it, or can't see. In some places the text is difficult to see against the background. Overall Very Nice.

Here is my trailer and cover.




by D.T.Roberts
June 15th, 2011, 12:57 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.
Replies: 66
Views: 14562

Re: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.

My first novel, Irrefutable, has been on Amazon.com as an e-book for about three weeks, since 5/24/2011 So far I have only sold 13 copies and 1 copy on Smashwords. It has received good reviews so far but the visibility is still minimal. Any comments on my cover are welcome. Dale http://www.amazon.co...
by D.T.Roberts
April 18th, 2011, 9:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: NOCTURNAL, psychological thriller
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

NOCTURNAL, psychological thriller

Hey all, this is the first draft of my query for my new novel NOCTURNAL. (also still in first draft) All comments welcome. Dear (agent name here): When FBI profiler Reardon Meeks goes to Albuquerque to help find a serial killer, clues left at the crime scenes begin not only to reveal a profile of th...
by D.T.Roberts
March 24th, 2011, 11:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: IRREFUTABLE
Replies: 19
Views: 3563

Re: Query: IRREFUTABLE

Here is my FINAL version of this query. I've cooked it down to the bare essentials. Less is more. Dear (Agent): For Detective Alex Mendez, a routine rape investigation becomes a nightmare when DNA evidence pegs him as the culprit. When a rapist attacks three local women, Alex follows the trail of DN...
by D.T.Roberts
February 15th, 2011, 10:13 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query letter for "Born to Bondage"
Replies: 13
Views: 2355

Re: Query letter for "Born to Bondage"

I am by no means an expert, but the opening paragraph is dripping with lack of confidence. I found it a complete turn off. Never point out your weaknesses right off the bat. Never make excuses or say anything negative about your work. (I see you cringing, please don't. I'm told it doesn't read as lo...
by D.T.Roberts
February 11th, 2011, 2:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: IRREFUTABLE
Replies: 19
Views: 3563

Re: Query: IRREFUTABLE

Let's try again. With every comment, I see ways to improve. Thanks so much. Dear Agent, Celebrated Detective, Alex Mendez has just received his department’s highest honor. But, his world begins to crumble when evidence in a new case leads him down a trail of deception and betrayal, to a dark secret ...