Round three. Here we go:
Sixteen-year-old Ariel Hawk wishes she didn't believe in the Fae. Maybe then Prince Fiachra wouldn't have kidnapped her from twenty-first-century England to who-knows-what-century Faerie. Now she's stuck there, with Fiachra's ring on her finger and a wedding date looming on Midwinter Eve. If she doesn't escape before then, she'll lose her family and friends, her home, and her humanity.
Luckily for Ariel, Midwinter Eve is still seven weeks off. Her dad might be able to save her, but she won't sit around waiting for him. She's got her hands full juggling Fiachra's happiness, her safety, and the hope of being rescued if she can't save herself from His Royal Smugness.
Fiachra uses anything and everything to delight and woo her, from gowns with unicorn-hair embroidery to enchanted feasts and dances. When she dodges his magic tricks by willpower and spurns his false kindness in favor of fleeing the castle, he locks her in a dungeon. His cruelty only strengthens her resolve. She breaks out of her cell and braves the woods beyond the castle to find her dad by herself. There she learns he's in Faerie, and on his way to her -- right before she's recaptured.
As time runs out, so does Fiachra's patience. When he changes his mind about his plans for her, Ariel's stubbornness turns to desperation. Knowing her dad is coming for her only makes her more afraid. He'd better hurry, or Ariel won't live to turn seventeen, much less turn immortal.
WINTER'S QUEEN is a YA fantasy of 80,000 words. It will appeal to fans of O.R. Melling's The Chronicles of Faerie and Garry Kilworth's Knights of Liöfwende. Thank you for your time and consideration.