Once again I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (www.NaNoWriMo.org) I've attempted this crazy thing--writing 50,000 words in one month--5 times. I've been successful 4. I have to finish my next Joey Cola novel, so I WILL succeed this time. Here's the blurb:

Cleopatra Rising: A Joey Cola Novel, Book 2

As food riots engulf the physical world, and a battle for power consumes the dream world, sixteen-year-old Joey Cola must come to grips with his place in both worlds. Can he help save a planet on the brink of starvation? Should he seize power for himself and fill the void left by the missing Pharaoh?

While on the run from assassins sent to kill him, Joey struggles to maintain his own identity and sort out his feelings for his best friend Alexandra and the exotic and mysterious Cleopatra. The princess may hold all the answers, but logic tells him she can't be trusted. Unfortunately, for the first time in his life, logic isn't in control.

As the grip of the dream world grows, and the physical world becomes indistinct, will he be dominated by his lust for more power? Or will the love of his friends and family finally show him what is real, and what is just a dream?