Here is the query letter for my novel Fallen. Feel free to leave a comment to critic it or just say the first thing that comes to mind about it. Yes, it was hard to write this query letter and one of the hardest things to do concerning my budding author’s career. Summarizing my whole novel into a few paragraphs took me 6 rewrites and months of polishing it off and spit shinning it. It’s as much a process as it is to write a whole novel and harder than writing a novel. I hope that by my posting this query letter I may be able to help at least one of you fellow writer’s out there with your query letter by leaving you an example to see for yourselves. I won’t kid you as I repeat this, it is hard to do but you will and can do it. After all you are a writer, it’s in your blood as it is in every writer’s blood!
What would you do if you came toe to toe with a cat goddess who was posing as your lover and could steal your soul with a kiss? Would you run, hide or fight for your life?
Set in the present day city of New Orleans, Louisiana is the story of a red haired college student and her first experiences with falling in love. Kara, a Canadian born but American adopted college student is off on her first adventures studying to become a nurse when she runs into a man who would intrigue both her senses and awaken her sensuality.
As their love grows so does the boiling chaos of her beau’s dark secret. The Egyptian demon on his back who has buried herself deep in his soul and just beneath the surface of his skin. She is an ancient and powerful demon who can steal a soul with a single kiss. With Kara in the picture she has become enraged with jealous hatred for the red haired college beauty. Her plans are simple, kill everyone Kara loves and cares for then torture the woman until she begs for death herself. When her friends find out about the cat goddess they get involved to save Kara’s life and it becomes a battle of both wits and survival. As the bodies start piling up under the strain of the life and death battle between new age world and ancient world demon will love conquer all or will they fail and be forever star crossed lovers?
I would be honored to send you part or all of FALLEN, completed at 59, 191 words in the paranormal thriller genre. I’m a freelance graphics designer, web developer and published short story writer. My short story credits include Hotel Hell, Martell Mansion and The Dream which have been published by ReaderJack.com for their fall 2008 Halloween short story compilation contest.
My co-author,TS from Corpus Christi, Texas, is an unpublished freelance short story writer who helped co-author FALLEN with his military tactical knowledge from his long years of service duties in the Navy. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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