Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Second shot at a synopsis

The first one was bland. Is this any better?

Books are ADAM VERLAIN’s life, so when he was asked to pick up an extremely rare first edition of “Alice in Wonderland”, he was happy to go. Just hop over to Los Angeles, be handed the book, and hop back to London. All nice and simple…except for one little problem.


She’s the top line movie star who inherited the book, and she won’t give it to Adam unless he accompanies her to a movie premier and party, that night. Her reason for the demand is mysterious but obviously has a lot to do with her ex-boyfriend, LANDO GRISSOM, who’s a big action-movie hero.

Adam is forced to agree, because he learns that if he does not get the book, he’ll lose his job. So Casey has a style guru named ORISI remake him from the skin out...including pink underwear (“It’s salmon colored!” swears Orisi), bubble bath, pedicure, and a ten-thousand dollar tux. After all, he has to be presentable on the premier’s red carpet.

Of course, nothing goes according to plan. Then at the party, which for some insane reason is at Lando’s Beverly Hills home, Adam almost drowns, ruins the tux, has a verbal sparring match with Lando, and nearly becomes diner for a black panther named Gertrude. He also realizes Casey was using him to make Lando jealous.

By this point, Adam wonders if he’s fallen down his own rabbit hole into the madness that is Hollywood, especially once he discovers the book has vanished, and Gertrude has a kitty-crush on him, and he’s fallen for Casey.

Will he make it back to London with the “Alice”… and his heart…and his sanity intact? Or will he awake and find it was all just a dream of wonderland? Don't ask the mad hatter; he'll only lie.

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