The Myth of Love

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DETECTIVE ACTION ADVENTURE CRIME ROMANCE SCI-FI SUSPENSE / THRILLER FANTASY

2000s

Randy Niederman

Logline

A dark, gritty, pulp-fiction style thriller involving two mythological beings, who sacrifice immortality in a quest to experience human love. A supernatural love affair between an alcoholic private eye and a Russian dominatrix. Their quest for love upsets the balance of the universe triggering a civil war between mythological beings. The story juxtaposes the sacred and the profane, intertwining sexuality and violence with eastern mysticism.

Genre

Detective, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi, Suspense / Thriller, Fantasy

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

Miami, FL. Florida Turnpike. Pecos, TX. SE, New Mexico

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

The gods in the Forum have been observing Earth and can see humanity is on the verge of self-destruction. The gods have the option to enter a human life at conception, to become mortal, with no possibility of ever returning to the Forum. A god comes forward and chooses this path wanting to help humanity avert an apocalypse. This god becomes known as the One. Another god comes forward wanting to join the One. This god is known as the Second. Never before had two gods simultaneously chosen to be mortal. There is a myth among the Forum, if two gods choose mortality, they can raise the Universe to a higher level and save humanity. In order for the myth to be completed, the gods must find each other in the world and fall in love. Completing the myth is complicated. Once mortal, they will have no memory of the myth or that they were once gods. The members of the Forum are split in their support for the myth. Some see it as a threat, potentially upsetting the balance of the Universe, resulting in its eternal annihilation. Other members support the myth, moved by the concept of human love. A third god comes forward to assist the One and the Second. The Third helps them choose lives with an increased possibility of meeting and falling in love. The Third also teaches them how to communicate through dreams, believing this will help them find each other in the world. The One becomes Jimmy an alcoholic private investigator. The Second becomes Tasha, a Ukrainian sex worker. They first meet when Jimmy, after sitting all day on surveillance, stops into a Miami strip club where Tasha works as a dancer.

Ending Description

Members the Forum believe Jimmy and Tasha have upset the balance of the Universe. Some members, called Seraphs, choose to possess human bodies with the plan to kill Jimmy and Tasha. Other members, the Satvas, choose to take on human bodies to defend Jimmy and Tasha. The Satvas take the couple to the Stronghold, a mesa in New Mexico. At sunrise the Seraphs attack and the Satvas struggle to defend the mesa. As the battle rages Jimmy and Tasha focus on completing the myth. Tasha suggests they meditate together, which triggers a metaphysical experience of love. The myth is completed and the battle ends.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Jimmy was a Master degree social worker. He get's attacked by a patient and defends himself. The patient is hurt and Jimmy is fired. Jimmy is unable to find work as a social worker. A friend in a martial arts class invites Jimmy to join his private investigation agency. Jimmy is a serious student of Eastern philosophy and martail arts.

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Modest, Confident, Skillful, Badass, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Honorable, Sarcastic, Aggressive, Masculine, Perseverance, Romantic, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Tasha is 35. She is in an unhappy marriage with an abusive husband, who puts her to work as a sex worker after his business fails. Tasha is strong, confident, graceful, and sexy. She manages to keep a positive attitude despite her difficult circumstances. In many ways she is the more important character in the story.

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Educated, Outspoken, Secretive, Modest, Skillful, Aspiring, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Underdog, Adventurous, Beautiful, Funny, Gracious, Seductive, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Arty

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Leader, Masculine, Modest, Skillful, Confident, Aggressive, Badass, Blunt, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

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Logline

A dark, gritty, pulp-fiction style thriller involving two mythological beings, who sacrifice immortality in a quest to experience human love. A supernatural love affair between an alcoholic private eye and a Russian dominatrix. Their quest for love upsets the balance of the universe triggering a civil war between mythological beings. The story juxtaposes the sacred and the profane, intertwining sexuality and violence with eastern mysticism.

Short Summary

The gods in the Forum have been observing Earth and can see humanity is on the verge of self-destruction. The gods have the option to enter a human life at conception, to become mortal, with no possibility of ever returning to the Forum. A god comes forward and chooses this path wanting to help humanity avert an apocalypse. This god becomes known as the One. Another god comes forward wanting to join the One. This god is known as the Second. Never before had two gods simultaneously chosen to be mortal. There is a myth among the Forum, if two gods choose mortality, they can raise the Universe to a higher level and save humanity. In order for the myth to be completed, the gods must find each other in the world and fall in love. Completing the myth is complicated. Once mortal, they will have no memory of the myth or that they were once gods. The members of the Forum are split in their support for the myth. Some see it as a threat, potentially upsetting the balance of the Universe, resulting in its eternal annihilation. Other members support the myth, moved by the concept of human love. A third god comes forward to assist the One and the Second. The Third helps them choose lives with an increased possibility of meeting and falling in love. The Third also teaches them how to communicate through dreams, believing this will help them find each other in the world. The One becomes Jimmy an alcoholic private investigator. The Second becomes Tasha, a Ukrainian sex worker. They first meet when Jimmy, after sitting all day on surveillance, stops into a Miami strip club where Tasha works as a dancer.


Members the Forum believe Jimmy and Tasha have upset the balance of the Universe. Some members, called Seraphs, choose to possess human bodies with the plan to kill Jimmy and Tasha. Other members, the Satvas, choose to take on human bodies to defend Jimmy and Tasha. The Satvas take the couple to the Stronghold, a mesa in New Mexico. At sunrise the Seraphs attack and the Satvas struggle to defend the mesa. As the battle rages Jimmy and Tasha focus on completing the myth. Tasha suggests they meditate together, which triggers a metaphysical experience of love. The myth is completed and the battle ends.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jimmy was a Master degree social worker. He get's attacked by a patient and defends himself. The patient is hurt and Jimmy is fired. Jimmy is unable to find work as a social worker. A friend in a martial arts class invites Jimmy to join his private investigation agency. Jimmy is a serious student of Eastern philosophy and martail arts.

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Modest, Confident, Skillful, Badass, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Honorable, Sarcastic, Aggressive, Masculine, Perseverance, Romantic, Funny

Character 1

Name: Tasha is 35. She is in an unhappy marriage with an abusive husband, who puts her to work as a sex worker after his business fails. Tasha is strong, confident, graceful, and sexy. She manages to keep a positive attitude despite her difficult circumstances. In many ways she is the more important character in the story.

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Educated, Outspoken, Secretive, Modest, Skillful, Aspiring, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Underdog, Adventurous, Beautiful, Funny, Gracious, Seductive, Sophisticated

Character 2

Name: Arty

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Leader, Masculine, Modest, Skillful, Confident, Aggressive, Badass, Blunt, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance, Adventurous

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