FOURTH REVISION IS ON POST # 19 - 01/21/18
I'm new here, but am ready for the open-fire on my query letter. I will definitely be around the forums showing your queries and hooks some love in return as this week continues!
Desiree Saunders is a seventeen-year-old girl with a stomach-twisting, heart-racing, deeply hidden, fear of the dark. When she is attacked by a man who personifies everything that keeps her up at night, she unknowingly becomes a victim of a war that has been waging in the shadows for centuries.
The Orphae can call on darkness to conceal themselves, like it's a second skin. The Dritan’s powers are fueled by the light. Desiree is told she is one of the latter. Alarmingly, this puts her on the side fighting against her attacker and people like him—people like Adrian.
Adrian Lunavie is an Orphae. While he did technically save Desiree from her assailant, he also threatened to silence her if she revealed the truth about what really put her in the hospital that night. But when it turns out that he isn’t the only energy-wielding man keeping an eye on Desiree, his conscious kicks in, and he agrees to teach her how to defend herself, even though that means he's committing treason.
As Adrian and Desiree focus on keeping her safe, they shift from enemies to allies. As their trust in one another grows, so do the lingering gazes. As they learn that the man hunting Desiree down is Dritan, like her, she realizes that the light might not be as enticing as it once appeared, and that there is something as alluring, as there is unsettling, in the darkness.
A RAY AMONG SHADOWS is a YA Urban Fantasy novel, with a WOC protagonist, complete at 100k words. It is told from the perspective of the Dritan struggling with her new identity, and the Orphae man who finds himself wanting to protect her. I am seeking your representation as you have expressed an interest in diverse, #OwnVoices novels.
Thank you for your consideration,
**As a note, every time I post, the word "Schedule" is inserted into my text. WHY? Anyone know how to make that go away..