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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?
I would also like to preface this query by adding that this story has a dual, intertwining timeline that also pretzels into a second book, although this book is a stand alone. I’m also looking for book name suggestions. I am an expert in antique clothing- my business. Should I mention this?
Dear Editor X—,
Can love’s obsession exist from beyond the grave?
In my romantic time travel adventure novel, —(unnamed), my heroine, lingerie photographer Cassandra — and hero, dashing French inventor Gaston —, discover the power of love can conquer even the boundaries of time. This completed, 90,000 word novel I believe would suit your “title” line.
Hurtled through time by a cursed broach, Cass awakens in 1904, inside the murdered body of her great-aunt, Victoria —. Cass travels across untamed country to the famous Saint Louis World’s Fair Expo, also known as the ‘Ivory City. There, Cass must find the greatest Wizard the world’s ever known. Houdini. The only man who can send her back, to the life and love she left behind. Cass’s only hope is to learn to trust again from the man who broke Cass’s grandmother’s heart, Gaston, before the murderer strikes again. However, Gaston must compete at the Ivory City or risk losing his heart’s desire… The chance to ask for Victoria’s hand in marriage.
Back in 1983, Vic is unwillingly thrust into a world of dangerous entanglements, and into the arms of Mitch Balfour, the rebellious balloonist in love with Cass, but unwilling to trust in love. To defeat an evil that scopes back a century the pair must discover a secret that unites them in love forever.
Can Gaston’s passionate embrace heal the pain inside Cass’s soul before she must choose, go back and reverse the soul exchange with Vic… Or, love and die in the past?
This is my first novel, and currently I’m working on a sequel, —. I can send a synopsis, sample chapters, or manuscript upon request. Thank you for considering my work. I look forward to hearing from you.
Antique and vintage clothing
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