Show Us Your Book Hook (Elevator Pitch)

Yeah. I got it, dude. You wrote a book
about people and things and stuff…

Can you describe the essence of your book in 50 words or less? If you don’t have an elevator pitch for your book, don’t be surprised if people start wandering off behind the little animals when you start to tell them what it’s about. The EM covered writing an elevator pitch for your book. If you haven’t read that article yet, go check it out. We’ll wait.

Today, we’ll try out our elevator pitches. Remember, you get only 50 words to hook your reader by explaining what your book is really about. You may have to leave all the fancy trim work off. Ready to give it a shot? In the comment section below, post only the following information:

  • The title of your book
  • Your 50 word elevator pitch
  • The Amazon link to your book
  • Where will you share the link to this post so others can join in the fun.

Here is one for an example:

A wealthy but homely software designer undergoes a mysterious procedure that makes him attractive to others. With his newly-found good looks, he makes up for years of rejection by indulging in every opportunity. Emotionally unprepared for this bounty – he fails to realize his behavior has consequences beyond anything he imagined.
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35 thoughts on “Show Us Your Book Hook (Elevator Pitch)”

  1. A deadly, silent invasion leaves survivors befuddled, wary, and broken. A First Contact and an Apocalypse with roots millions of years old.

    Dan Amenta wakes up one morning to discover the world has changed. Death spread around the globe. Yet Dan and his family remain untouched. He begins to fear they are the only three people left alive on Earth. They are not.

    Planet Earth is in the hands of an older power, one Dan never envisioned and dares not disobey…

    “Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner.”

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  2. The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool

    When the Children of Ares try to kidnap Harmonie, the Mystic Princesses unleash the mythological powers to save her. When will the Children of Ares attack again?

    I will share this link in Fun-tastic Children’s Books (Slugs Welcome) on Facebook and I will share it on Twitter under @pj_larue

  3. Top of the Wardrobe Gang – Book 3 – Our Poems for Kids

    Simple, brightly-illustrated, easy-to-read, rhyming fun! Ideal for ages 3 – 6.

    Written by a bunch of cuddly toys, about things they know a bit about, such as playing in the park, paintbox colours, Birthday Parties, and what a small teddy should do if thrown on the floor by his owner!


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  4. Life First

    Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.

    Kelsey enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke and a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the tracking chip in her arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey will be stripped of everything.

    Will share on Facebook, Twitter and G+

  5. Second Life

    Susan Harper is being held captive by her government in this romantic thriller, Second Life. As the normally feisty Susan’s hopes of freedom dwindle, a mysterious stranger sneaks into her room and promises to help her. Susan and mystery man Rob grow close as he tries to orchestrate her escape.

    Same shares

  6. Crosswind: Land, Sea, Sky Book 1

    The gods are back on Earth, and the world is a better place for it. But the rich and powerful are scheming to take control back.

    Tess, Sue, and Darrell, hand-picked by the gods, must foil the plot. But first, they have to learn to work together.

    Storm’s coming….

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  7. Secrets of a Mayan Moon: Isabella Mumphrey Adventure Series, Book One

    What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice?

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  8. Moon Signs

    Sisters Andrea Flynn and Kathleen Williamson hope for a restful weekend in the Canaan Valley. Instead, they discover many types of danger—icy roads, sub-zero temperatures, and a killer who doesn’t care how many people die, as long as the right ones do.

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  9. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE (Volume 1)

    First book with the Little Miss History character as a guide. She looks like a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big. Her escapades launch sojourns with people and places of historical importance that will be fun and educational.

    Display on Facebook, google+, linked in, twitter

    The Beatrice Butler Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, houses a world-renowned art collection. Early one morning, thirteen of the museum’s paintings — by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and others — were stolen by thieves masquerading as cops. Until now the high-profile crime had remained unsolved….

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  11. XOC – The White Shark Murders
    “Jaws was a simple, primal conflict: man vs. shark. In Xoc, also set on Martha’s Vineyard, Michael West serves up a shark tournament, eco-protesters, a shark gambling ring, corrupt officials, mobsters and, for a hero, an ex-Marine who’s not quite over Afghanistan. This time, not surprisingly, it’s not just the beaches that aren’t safe.” — Jesse Kornbluth, and The Huffington Post

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  12. DEADLY SWITCH: A Stone Suspense

    When Alexis Leighton is mysteriously summoned to a waterfront mansion, she finds a man dead, with a needle in his arm. Who is he and where is her estranged father, Gavin Stone? Alexis’s frantic search for Stone takes her from West Vancouver, to Italy and Carmel. Her shocking discovery changes her life forever.

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  13. The President’s Mortician: A Story Of How And Why JFK’s Murder Was Covered Up

    Young Con Reese witnesses the murder of his neighbor one night, and later comes to learn that the killer is a mortician/body reconstructionist from Dallas named John Liggett. Liggett, Reese learns, is a CIA asset who altered the wounds of JFK on November 22, 1963, to disguise the true nature of the assassination.

    Twitter, Facebook

  14. A curse plagues Emilie’s family and an ancient journal unfolds the story of French Seamen, Florida Tribes and Ancient Ceremonies. Emilie’s clairvoyant life intertwines with Jeremy’s. Together they go to extremes, traveling from Memphis to New Orleans, Florida, and France, they dig up old bones to destroy the curse.

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  15. MIST

    A young widow, an old flame, and a fortuneteller must together overcome a pack of evil, red-eyed dogs to keep an infant, and their small coastal town, safe.

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    A picture book to help inspire kids to learn about jazz has just recently been published and already getting great reviews! Windy Flute gets bored in Orchestra one day and wants to learn more about jazz!

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  17. A Sword Called…Kitten?
    A Sword and Sorcery novel written from the point of view of a Sword. A young sword with a troubled history, a warped sense of humour, and an exaggerated desire for a Name that will resound through the ages.

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  18. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

    An adventure begins when a scruffy peddler gives cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their first day in Egypt. With just their courage, wits, and each other, the boys survive dangers … only to find that the end of one journey is the beginning of another!

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  19. “Dangerous Times”

    John Kirk leads a troublesome life, troubles that fall by the wayside when Frank Moore comes to town. Frank is a psychopath who resembles Kirk. He has switched their identity and fingerprints in government databases, an act that will send the innocent Kirk through 48-hours of betrayal, violence, and murder.


        1. Hi K.S.

          Below the comment box are the icons. I clicked on Twitter, signed in, got my page and didn’t know what to do after that. I had thought if I clicked on the Twitter icon there would be an IU to tweet, or something like that.

          Am I supposed to go to Twitter and make my own tweet about the Book Hook? I did do the Tweet at the top of this page’s “Share This,” along with FB and Linkedin.

          1. Hi Phillip, I have no idea about that Twitter icon below the comments. (I don’t see that on my screen.) Must be because you’re signed in to your WordPress account? Tweeting using the “Share This” button is perfect. You’re welcome to do more, if you’d like, but I think you have it covered. 🙂

    1. Michael, we do that for you. It states in bold in the body of the post: “We replace the links with clickable book cover images. Do not attempt to insert an image in comments on your own.

      1. Ms. Brooks, thanks for your reply, but I wasn’t referring to the cover images of my books but to my personal photo, accompanying the postings, which I note most others have but which is absent in my case.

  20. Controlled Descent

    In a not-so-distant future, Alison Gregorio’s new job get complicated after a plane crash takes out her law firm’s richest client. Plots unravel behind the scenes, and Alison is targeted for death over information she doesn’t even know she has.

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  21. A House Without Windows

    It was only a five minute walk home, and Dr Beth Nichols felt safe. She gave her fiancée Liam a cheery wave and set off, not noticing the parked car nearby belonging to Edwin Evans, loner and misfit. Edwin wanted a girlfriend, one who looked like Beth……

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