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#1 C.R. Rollinger

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

This one here got a partial (35 pages)



When Death, King of the Reapers, is captured, his daughter Dalia is
determined to rescue him.

But what can a young reaper-in-training possibly do? She’s not yet
learned to fully harness Krala, the powerful bonding force between
Reapers and Humans. Nor has she earned her Scythe. Dalia hasn’t even
seen a Human up close, that is, until she is advanced directly to
Practical study, bringing her to the Living World.

Between accidently taking the life of an alluring Human boy, Luke
Fisher, and struggling to survive the desperate attempts on her life,
Dalia finds that she has more questions than answers. And all the
while, it’s becoming clearer that King Carnath and the rest of his
banished Volcri are behind her father’s imprisonment .

What’s at stake? Oh, just the essence of life and death itself.

Daughter of Death, complete at 77,000 words, is a young adult novel
that puts a counterclockwise spin on what it really means to be alive.
It combines forbidden love, fantasy, and magical realism into one
veritable stew of hilarity and excitement. Think of Annette Curtis
Klause’s Blood and Chocolate or ICM’s recent sale of Croak by Gina
Damico.

My publishing experience consists of one short story featured in the
semi-professional online anthology Static Movement and a press release
for MyUS.com.

Thank you for taking the time to review my work. The full manuscript
is available per your request.

Sincerely,





This one got a full. I like this one much better. I have a few other versions that are okay but don't capture what I want.


Death, King of the Reapers, has been kidnapped.

Dalia, fifteen-revolutions-old, wants nothing more than to pass the dreaded Practical Entrance Exams, moving one step closer to becoming a fully qualified Reaper. But when her father is taken, she has no choice but to go directly to the Living World, plunging her into the heart of a sinister plot that transcends the boundary between life and death. The more Dalia uncovers, the more danger she finds herself in. With the help of Luke Fisher, the Human boy whose life Dalia accidentally takes, she tracks down an outlandish astrophysicist with a penchant for Italian Renaissance paintings, as well as a former special agent who gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘kick-ass’. In the end, Dalia must determine whether it is love, life, or death which holds the most power.

DAUGHTER OF DEATH, my young adult fantasy novel, is complete at 80,000 words. It combines Grim Reaper mythology with young love and familial sacrifice. Written in the vein of Annette Curtis Klause’s Blood and Chocolate, DAUGHTER OF DEATH also shares similarities to Clive Barker’s Mister B. Gone.

My publishing experience consists of one short story featured in the semi-professional anthology Static Movement, and several press releases for MyUS.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

#2 C.R. Rollinger

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

This one here got a partial (35 pages)



When Death, King of the Reapers, is captured, his daughter Dalia is
determined to rescue him.

But what can a young reaper-in-training possibly do? She’s not yet
learned to fully harness Krala, the powerful bonding force between
Reapers and Humans. Nor has she earned her Scythe. Dalia hasn’t even
seen a Human up close, that is, until she is advanced directly to
Practical study, bringing her to the Living World.

Between accidently taking the life of an alluring Human boy, Luke
Fisher, and struggling to survive the desperate attempts on her life,
Dalia finds that she has more questions than answers. And all the
while, it’s becoming clearer that King Carnath and the rest of his
banished Volcri are behind her father’s imprisonment .

What’s at stake? Oh, just the essence of life and death itself.

Daughter of Death, complete at 77,000 words, is a young adult novel
that puts a counterclockwise spin on what it really means to be alive.
It combines forbidden love, fantasy, and magical realism into one
veritable stew of hilarity and excitement. Think of Annette Curtis
Klause’s Blood and Chocolate or ICM’s recent sale of Croak by Gina
Damico.

My publishing experience consists of one short story featured in the
semi-professional online anthology Static Movement and a press release
for MyUS.com.

Thank you for taking the time to review my work. The full manuscript
is available per your request.

Sincerely,





This one got a full. I like this one much better. I have a few other versions that are okay but don't capture what I want.


Death, King of the Reapers, has been kidnapped.

Dalia, fifteen-revolutions-old, wants nothing more than to pass the dreaded Practical Entrance Exams, moving one step closer to becoming a fully qualified Reaper. But when her father is taken, she has no choice but to go directly to the Living World, plunging her into the heart of a sinister plot that transcends the boundary between life and death. The more Dalia uncovers, the more danger she finds herself in. With the help of Luke Fisher, the Human boy whose life Dalia accidentally takes, she tracks down an outlandish astrophysicist with a penchant for Italian Renaissance paintings, as well as a former special agent who gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘kick-ass’. In the end, Dalia must determine whether it is love, life, or death which holds the most power.

DAUGHTER OF DEATH, my young adult fantasy novel, is complete at 80,000 words. It combines Grim Reaper mythology with young love and familial sacrifice. Written in the vein of Annette Curtis Klause’s Blood and Chocolate, DAUGHTER OF DEATH also shares similarities to Clive Barker’s Mister B. Gone.

My publishing experience consists of one short story featured in the semi-professional anthology Static Movement, and several press releases for MyUS.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,


Just an update. This one has gotten 3 full requests. I'm getting closer! Thanks for everyone's help.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:46 PM

Way to go and crossing my fingers :) My first went out last saturday night :)

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