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#1 EllieM

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:04 AM

This actually happened in November (can read my blogpost here), but I just remembered to post it here. I've gotten so much help in the forums, and I just wanted to give back :D

I hope this helps!

 

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I'm seeking representation for my 70,000 young adult fantasy, THE WICKED AND THE DARK. Given your interested in fantasy with a romantic angle, with a bit of a mystery, I thought it might be a good fit for your list.

Sixteen-year-old Caetlin Lovelell and her family are carefree socialites by day and ruthless tunnel guardians by night.

The luxurious city of Dorme is filled with lavish parties, sumptuous banquets, sprawling mansions, but it is under constant attack from Shadeu—flesh-eating shadows that can only lurk in the dark tunnels below their city. It’s a steep price to pay to live in the city that promises wealth and prosperity to all its residents—including Caetlin and her family.

When the Shadeu start to slink out during the day, something that wasn’t thought possible, and kill off leaders of the guards, no one is prepared. The Lovelells’ major rule is: If it doesn’t happen in their territory, it’s not their problem. But when Caetlin’s brother goes missing, she and her sisters will do whatever it takes to find him—even if it means breaking all their rules, revealing their identities, and allying with the potentially dangerous (and attractive) lone guard to do it.

THE WICKED AND THE DARK is a stand alone with series potential. It will appeal to fans of kick-ass heroines and hidden identities such as Jodi Meadows’ The Orphan Queen Duology and Leah Cypess’s Death Sworn Duology.

Per your guidelines, I've pasted the first 25 pages and synopsis below.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

 


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#2 LucidDreamer

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:55 PM

Congratulations!



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:29 PM

*agent sister fist bump*



#4 EllieM

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 02:55 PM

*agent sister fist bump*

OMG! *cling hug* I didn't know you were on here!! :D Yaaaay agent sisteer! <3 <3


Congratulations!

Thank you! :D


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#5 All Urban Everything

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:25 PM

Sixteen-year-old Caetlin Lovelell and her family are carefree socialites by day and ruthless tunnel guardians by night.

 

That sentence alone makes me want to read this. Congrats!


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#6 Andrea Roche

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:25 PM

I read your query page and I am so impressed with how you molded your query using the opinions of others, gracefully took critical opinion and grew from it. Very cool you rock!  

That is a "kick- ass" query! Congrats!


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#7 EllieM

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 12:07 PM

That sentence alone makes me want to read this. Congrats!

Thanks so much!!!! I can't wait until it's available in the world someday :D


I read your query page and I am so impressed with how you molded your query using the opinions of others, gracefully took critical opinion and grew from it. Very cool you rock!  

That is a "kick- ass" query! Congrats!

Thanks you so much!!! I went to an art school, so I learned to give and take advice from critiques and adapt from there. I'm really happy and glad it shows through!! <3


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

Have you had any luck finding a publisher?  Just curious.  Congratulations.



#9 GwMartins

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

That's awesome! Congratulations!!! Your query is great :smile:







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