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Targeting the Telomeres Book Cover Revealed

After a design contest on 99Designs, we selected the cover design for Targeting the Telomeres, the sequel stand alone novel that follows Taming the Telomeres.

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The target viewfinder features elements in the novel, such as a US passport and a Chinese visa, as Amanda Michaels travels to China due to a family crisis.  She enlists an unlikely ally in her desperate effort which takes her to Beijing and other places in China.

A number of characters introduced in Taming the Telomeres re-appear in Targeting, but we will not spoil anything here.

The initial editorial reviews of Targeting the Telomeres on Readers’ Favorite have been really humbling:

Five Stars

Targeting the Telomeres by R.N. Shapiro is the sequel to the author’s debut novel in the same series, the acclaimed Taming the Telomeres. In the latest installment, Amanda Michaels is thrust into a dangerous web of intrigue, political artifice, and corporate expropriation when her family is unable to shake the pitfalls of her father’s telomere discovery….R.N. Shapiro certainly knows how to write suspense, and the thrills and tension charge through every page. The dialogue feels authentic and Amanda is a fabulous heroine, working with and against a whole cast of supporting characters that enhance and drive an already great plot…. I’d recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an awesome series that doesn’t hold back as a thriller, fueled by an intelligent and articulate plot that feels like it could have been written to play out on the big screen.

—-Reviewed By Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

I have included a great view of the Great Wall of China from one of my trips to Beijing.

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Visiting Great Wall

Please weigh in on my new thriller book cover design poll (Targeting the Telomeres)

Its down to 6 semi-finalists and I hope you will share your preference with me.  This relates to the sequel to Taming the Telomeres, fiction thriller a #1 Amazon best seller.  The sequel picks up soon after my first novel ends, involving Amanda Michaels and a new family crisis.

R.N. Shapiro’s book cover design poll for Targeting the Telomeres

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Two semi finalist book covers for Targeting the Telomeres book contest

What’s a Telomere?

telomere imageEvery chromosome has a special ending or cap called a telomere.  It’s like the plastic tip protecting the end of a shoelace.  When a cell divides, some of the telomere is lost.   But some enzymes can cause cell telomeres to have more cell divisions, extending cell life. Sound Intriguing? Read Taming the Telomeres to find out just how valuable telomere biological research is.

 

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