Mar 22 2008
Welcome to Query Saturday. Individual authors anonymously send a query to be read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. Published authors may do so under their own name or anonymously.
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?
I am seeking an agent for my stand-alone urban fantasy/romance novel, The Lords of Method: Mistress of Deceit, complete at 96,000 words. The second novel, The Lords of Method: Children of Crystalix, is completed and is a sequel to Mistress as well as being able to stand alone.
I love writing unconventional romantic urban fantasy wrapped around our contemporary society. It’s like changing taste of a plain dish and making it waft with an exotic aroma by just sprinkling it with little spice of speculation and magic. Mistress is not just an adventure and steamy love story, but a window into the lives of immortal men who chose human partners to love and cherish and then must watch in agony as time slowly withers their loved ones while they remain young.
Those you never knew shared the world with you, cannot become extinct. That’s the paradox that brings together Niven and Ambrosia. She’s combing the beach for treasure when he walks out buff-naked from the surf. She’s an orthopedic surgeon and sees a collection of best limbs and musculature she’s ever come across. He’s a descendant of Avendar explorers stranded on Earth eight thousand years ago. He’s suddenly not sure he wants to keep walking towards a woman he’d secretly monitored for fifteen years. But he must-because if he doesn’t she’d not live through the night. And the moment he walks out of the surf he knows he has broken every single rule and regulation that features in the Avendar laws. But it’ll take him a while to admit it. Amy is a talented young orthopedic surgeon, about to branch off in an exciting new direction in the field of limb replacement. That’s precisely why a predatory Siren wants her dead. And the man sent to keep Amy alive is the Siren’s betrothed.
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