Posts made in May, 2012

Query Roundtable

Hello dear readers! This here is another one of my strange but useful query posts for my pal Rachel‘s blog that she is doing to help out those of us that could use the extra input!  In my case, desperately… Anywhoozers, here is my query, and thanks in advance to all those who visit!  I can’t wait to read yours as well!! TITLE: THE IMAGINING OF ISADORA VELVET GENRE: YA/Fantasy WORD COUNT: 98,000 QUERY Isadora Velvet wants to be left alone.  She is patiently counting down the remaining few days until her eighteenth birthday when she can finally move out of her Step-Step-Step Father Walter’s house.  A broken mirror and an exploding bedroom pull her, quite unwillingly, into a world where she learns that she is Parion – A powerfully gifted people, living veiled for thousands of years, who wield the ability to alter their surroundings and physically project almost anything with their minds.  She is hunted by the Melanocent – Evil Parion who use their abilities to harm and are marked by their black blood.  If that isn’t enough freak out fodder for a recent high school grad, Isadora discovers that she will one day play an important role deciding who triumphs in this hidden world’s centuries long battle between good and evil. As Isadora waits for her own powers to arrive, she reluctantly begins her training at the Compound, a heavily guarded facility where young Parion hone their skills.  She is befriended by Kai, a feisty, pint-sized Protector with ever changing, Crayola inspired hair and a purple pet raccoon.  After a failed but vicious attack by an Argont, a Melanocent hunter, she learns that she holds predestined connections with two very different young men.  Brave and dedicated Griffin has known since age eleven he was fated to be...

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Where Summer Meets, “The Writer’s Voice”!

Hello my dear readers! This is a very special blog I am posting here today.  I am part of The Writer’s Voice contest, which in case you don’t stalk members of the literary world as I do on Twitter and the like, you should know this is a huge, big, fat deal.  Thank you so much to Cupid of Cupid’s Literary Connection, Brenda Drake of Brenda Drake Writes, Monica B.W. of Love YA, and Krista Van Dolzer of Mother. Write. (Repeat.) for this incredible opportunity!! Below is my entry for my word baby, “The Imagining of Isadora Velvet”, and I hope you enjoy! QUERY Isadora Velvet wants to be left alone.  She is patiently counting down the remaining few days until her eighteenth birthday when she can finally move out of her Step-Step-Step Father Walter’s house.  A broken mirror and an exploding bedroom pull her, quite unwillingly, into a world where she learns that she is Parion – A powerfully gifted people, living veiled for thousands of years, who wield the ability to alter their surroundings and physically project almost anything with their minds.  She is hunted by the Melanocent – Evil Parion who use their abilities to harm and are marked by their black blood.  If that isn’t enough freak out fodder for a recent high school grad, Isadora discovers that she will one day play an important role deciding who triumphs in this hidden world’s centuries long battle between good and evil. As Isadora waits for her own powers to arrive, she reluctantly begins her training at the Compound, a heavily guarded facility where young Parion hone their skills.  She is befriended by Kai, a feisty, pint-sized Protector with ever changing, Crayola inspired hair and a purple pet raccoon.  After a failed but vicious attack by an Argont, a Melanocent hunter, she learns...

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