Monday, April 12, 2010

Entry 40

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Everything Grace thinks she knows about angels turns out to be dead wrong when she discovers she is secretly dating one.

Even before moving to a small South Carolina town—where southern hospitality is code for gossip seekers and southern belles aren’t as nice as they look—seventeen year old Grace Rutherford knows she will always be different. The flickering visions and tingling sensations plaguing her life seem to intensify in this god forsaken town, and the only thing making her life remotely bearable is spending time with the breathtaking, yet elusive Leo St. Claire.

Leo knows Grace is far from being a freak. She can sense the presence of heavenly spirits (more commonly known as angels). Grace’s bizarre ability and Leo’s compulsion to know her threaten to expose Leo’s family to the Shadow Demons—unholy beings, blackened with hate and revenge, who want to eradicate all angels from Earth.

As their feelings grow stronger, a menacing Shadow Demon from Leo’s past begins to stalk Grace and haunt her dreams. To protect her, Leo is willing to surrender his life, his family, and even his soul. However, the Shadow Demons know the surest way to kill an angel is to destroy his soul mate.

SOLSTICE, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance, is complete at 90,000 words. I’d be happy to provide the full manuscript upon request. Thank you for your time and consideration.


  1. This sounds like a very interesting story, and I love the way you've described the southern belles and southern hospitality. You must be familiar with both.

    I can only surmise from the way the query is written that this is told in both the POV of Grace and Leo. But Leo gets more attention in the query than Grace, so I wonder if you should start with him. Don't know - just an opinion based on what I read here.

    Good luck.

  2. This type of story is one that a really enjoy. I think sticking to one point of view in the query will make the query stronger. I would stick to the point of view that opens up your book, because that way agents will know what to expect.

    Good luck!

  3. This is a strong query and flows nicely, but you might want to clarify that Leo is in fact an angel, if that's what he is. It took me a couple of reads to figure that out, but I might be slow! ;-)

    Also, there's currently a lot of angel books on the market, how is yours different?

  4. I agree with everything said up above and just wanted to say that this story sounds awesome and I'd want to read it. I don't know if I've ever seen the twist of killing an angel by killing it's soul mate.


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