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Dear [INSERT AGENT NAME HERE],
I noticed on your Publishers Marketplace page that you represent quite a few young adult books with magical elements. Because of this, I am submitting for your consideration AFRICAN PRIDE, a WORD COUNT HERE-word YA East-African Contemporary Fantasy novel that will appeal to fans of Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orisha Series set within modern times.
Karasi Shujaa remembers when her mother told her stories of how the Ngai gods used to walk among the earth, filling it with their magic. From blessing the faithful and cursing the faithless, the gods were always there to watch over the African savannahs and their Children. Chosen as their most beloved and loyal follower, Karasi’s mother is given a unique and secret task. But that secret was forced into the light on the night of her murder at the hands of poachers, leaving Karasi without a mother and the gods without a mlezi.
Selected to fill her mother’s shoes, Karasi struggles with balancing her duties as mlezi and mending her complicated relationship with her father who has turned his back on the gods. When the murderers of her mother steal a sacred lion cub, Karasi is forced to leave her home, and enter a new world that she’s never known to bring it home before the spring solstice. Danger lurks within this new world, from poachers who want her head on a platter to dark creatures on the prowl. But as Karasi hunts for the cub, she begins to realize that greatest danger may be herself, as she struggles to control her powers and her growling feelings for a boy forbidden to her.
I have been an active member of the Wattpad community for almost three years where I'm one of the leading members of their Teen Fiction department. Previously I published adult novels with the small press After Hours under the pennames E.V. Evergreen and Andromeda. Below are the first ten pages of my manuscript. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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