Query that got 18 requests, 3 offers of rep, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:30 PM
Most people remember their first crush, first kiss, and first day of school. Kymera remembers none of that.
But she will never forget her first breath.
When Father recreates her from the parts of her broken body, the wings of a raven, the tail of serpent, and a cat’s razor-sharp vision, he gives her life without memories or pain.
But not without a mission.
Kymera knows who murdered her. A wizard in the city of Bryre who is sacrificing the girls of the countryside one by one. He is monstrous and now Father has created a monster to stop him.
Kymera sneaks into Bryre each night, rescuing the captive girls and doing her best to avoid the city’s human inhabitants. Then one night she meets Ren, the king’s page boy, and her resolve weakens. Her nightly missions take on a dual purpose—save the other girls and steal a few moments with the boy who has yet to see her without her cloak.
As she lingers each night, Kymera begins to overhear things: a snide remark about Father, rumors of a hideous beast, and whisperings of a black market dealing solely in live, human goods. Ever since that first breath, she’s known exactly who she is, but now she is forced to ask who is the real monster here—the wizard, her father, or worse, herself?
MONSTROUS, a YA fantasy complete at 85,000 words, is Frankenstein meets the Brothers Grimm told from the viewpoint of the monster as a teenage girl. I believe it will appeal to fans of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Graceling. I have a MS in Arts Administration from Boston University and as the former marketing director of a professional theatre, I can actively promote my work. My futuristic YA short story “Connected” was recently published in the Spring Fevers Anthology by Elephant’s Bookshelf Press.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:40 PM
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Class of '98 (as A. L. Player): available now! http://www.goodreads...613-class-of-98
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:44 PM
The Midnight Faery Moon - WIP
and another WIPs (series) not telling the titles yet .
"More sharper than a serpents tooth is Paula's chat" - Revo
Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:38 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:38 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:31 AM
Here's wishing for Monstrous sales to go along with the story!
"But that's OK. There's treasure children always seek to find.
And just like us, you must have had, a Once Upon A Time."
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:16 PM
Most girls are made of
sugar and spice and everything nice; they
screwed up the recipe for me: I'm made of
bat wings and broken things.
Short Story "Anguish", in Winter's Regret: http://www.amazon.co...winter's regret
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:48 PM
I guess you didn't follow a formula on your query letter. And it worked out well, for you.
You have given me food for thought.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:07 PM
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