A Comparison To A Classic Novel

Dear Reader,

So many books to read, so little time! Do you find that you have trouble deciding which book to pick up next? Should you read that cat mystery your mother keeps shoving at you or the new zombie book your sister loved so much? And then there are those ubiquitous lists of “classic” books that you must read before you die. What is a reader to do? Well, never fear I’ve just made your reading decisions a little easier with the following comparison of my new book, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, and one of those books you really should’ve read in freshman lit.

Yours sincerely, Elizabeth Hoyt


A Handy Dandy Guide Comparing My Book, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, with William Faulkner’s AS I LAY DYING
 
First Line 

AS I LAY DYING
Jewel and I come up from the field, between following the path in single file.

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Things finally came to a head between Zoey Addler and Lips of Sin the afternoon he tried to steal her parking space.


Heroine

AS I LAY DYING
Addie Bundren, who is dying.

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Zoey Addler, who is alive and on a mission to rescue her kidnapped baby niece.


Hero

AS I LAY DYING
Several choices here, but I’m going with Anse Bundren who needs false teeth.

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Dante Torelli, hot if uptight FBI agent. His teeth are all intact. 


The Plot

AS I LAY DYING
Well, Addie dies and her family has to bury her. They’re not very good at it.

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Dante Torelli is an undercover FBI agent assigned to protect a mob informant and his family. But the informant’s hiding place is blown and a baby girl is snatched by a ruthless hitman. Now, Dante must save the toddler, uncover the traitor in his department, evade various bad guys, and deal with Zoey, the toddler’s sexy aunt, all before the biggest mob trial in Chicago history, set to begin in just three days.


Love Scene

AS I LAY DYING
I’m not sure there is one, but Addie did  once have an affair with the preacher who’s going to bury her.

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Woohoo! (see page XXX)


Ends

AS I LAY DYING
SPOILER ALERT! One of Addie’s sons gets sent to an insane asylum, but at least her rotting body is saved from a flooding river by another son. Yay!

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Happily (and with more hot sex!)