Mar 8 2008
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Readers, though, the way that I look at it is this: Would the hook itself interest you in reading the book. If yes, what interests you and if not, what would you change to make it more appealing?
To Tempt a Demon is a paranormal romance set in present-day Chicago. Complete at 92,000 words, To Tempt a Demon features fallen angels, demons, magical relics and a shape-shifting rock and is suitable for several lines, in particular, Dorchester’s Love Spell.
Archeology student by day, exotic dancer at night, all 29-year-old Lexie Harrison wants is to be left alone to complete her PhD and get the hell out of Chicago. Her problem? A dark angel who insists she rejoin the human race and a destiny that threatens to topple her carefully balanced life.
Fallen angel Simon St. John desperately seeks reentry into Heaven. He is convinced he must train, mentor and guide the unwilling mortal to fulfill her destiny. His dilemma? Not only is the woman destined to the save the world dangerously intoxicating, she doesn’t care if mankind is sucked into the deepest reaches of space. Simon would rather fight a legion of demons.
The conflict between Lexie’s desire to be left alone and Simon’s insistence that only through her renewal of faith can he be redeemed put their two strong personalities at odds. She hates that he challenges her lonely heart to feel and in return, she shakes the foundation of Simon’s own desires.
If trying to find their own way isn’t enough, they must fight against a power hungry demon seeking to gather enough power to shift the balance between good and evil. And they must fight against a passion for the other that is forbidden.
I am an active member of my local RWA chapter and have published an action/adventure romance set in Earth’s future with New Concepts Publishing, LLC. I’m excited about the possibility of working with you and hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your consideration.
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