Sep 06 2013

Query versus Query

             An affluent young professional’s heart beat echoes empty chambers, unsure of its proper rhythm without her. A conservative, sheltered wallflower worries about her ability to please her betrothed, a stranger that her father selected. Such ordinary problems plague these lovely creatures that masquerade as human (which he knows he is not, but she is blissfully unaware that she is not, either). There is a group, The Eyes in the Shadows, which knows what they are, and hunt them for it. Continued life on Earth depends on the success of the young man to reclaim the shy young lady, to win her trust and her love, to get her to choose him over her family and her fiancé- all without being captured. This approximately 99,000 word new adult urban fantasy leaves the reader asking, “What are they?” 

1- NOVEMBER 


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     Until death do us apart
does not apply here. Lifetimes of experience has taught me that. But if she
wants to stay where she is, if she wants to live the lie of an ordinary life as
a normal person, and even if she wants to marry someone else, I will find a way
to accept it. She will always be my true mate. She will always be what she
really is, even if she cannot remember. There is no way for me to promise her a
perfect future. The lives of our kind are full of risks. We are being hunted.
The Eyes in the Shadows believe that, if they destroy our kind, that it will
end life on this world, thereby triggering a mass entrance to the afterlife. They
want Armageddon, and they believe that we stand in their way. I do not know if
they are right. If she stays away, if she can keep what she is suppressed,
maybe they won’t find her. But if I don’t get her back, our kind won’t be powerful
enough to defeat them. We are weakened without her.  The choice is to reclaim my mate, to regain
my own happiness, and to be able to save the world; or to let her stay the
happy, but confused, wallflower on the other side of the continent. The lives
of billions of people, of every plant and animal, of every last fish in the sea
versus giving my true love a chance to be normal, a few years of whatever
happiness it is that she thinks she has found. Decisions, decisions- that is
what author J. Lenni Dorner has to offer in Fractions of Existence, a new adult
urban fantasy novel of approximately 99,000 words, in which I, Xavier Doyen, am
a main character. 

2- OCTOBER 


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     Xavier Doyen has to reunite his kind to protect life on
Earth. He has been searching for their missing one, who is also his true mate,
and believes that he has found her at last in an online gaming community.
Unfortunately, she is engaged through an arranged marriage, is on the other
side of the country, and has no idea what she really is.

 

I am actively seeking representation for my Existence book
series. The first is titled Fractions of Existence, which is an approximately
99,000 word New Adult Urban Fantasy. 

3- SEPTEMBER 


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            As a
former published author of short fiction, poetry, and essays (written under
pseudonyms), I am seeking representation for my Existence series, a New Adult
mostly Urban Fantasy collection of the lifetimes of experience between a group
of uniquely connected friends. The series begins with Fractions of Existence,
where the group struggles to fit into modern society while avoiding the Eyes in
the Shadows that seek to destroy their kind and thus life on Earth. In this
first approximately 99,000 word novel, an affluent young professional seeks his
lost mate. In this life, she is a sheltered wallflower with no recollection of
her part in repressing the powers of the others. Through the challenges of
distance, the anonymity of the Internet, her broken self esteem, her arranged
marriage, and her inability to understand the sway she has over air, they seek
to find each other, rebuild their connection and strengthen their group before
being captured, again, by their enemies. The reader is left wondering, “What
are they?”

4- AUGUST

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             An affluent young professional seeks his lost mate, and if he doesn’t get her back, his kind will not be powerful enough to protect life on Earth. She is currently a sheltered wallflower with no recollection of her part in repressing the powers of the others. Through the challenges of distance, the anonymity of the Internet, her broken self esteem, her arranged marriage, and her inability to understand the sway she has over air, they seek to find each other, rebuild their connection and strengthen their group before being captured, again, by their enemies. The reader is left wondering, “What are they?”

             As a published author of short fiction, poetry, and essays (written under pseudonyms), I am seeking representation for Fractions of Existence, a New Adult Urban Fantasy novel of approximately 99,000 words about the lifetimes of experience between a group of uniquely connected friends. In this story, the group struggles to fit into modern society while avoiding the Eyes in the Shadows that seek to destroy their kind and thus life on Earth.

5- JULY

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(Reason for querying
this agent goes here
.) FRACTIONS OF EXISTENCE is a new adult urban fantasy
of 99,000 words that leaves the reader asking, “What are they?” 

 

Gwendolyn Wright has no idea how powerful she is. That’s
because a family of California Mormons is raising her away from others of her
kind. The opportunity to completely change her life comes when she meets Xavier
Doyen. This affluent young professional of New York City has devoted himself to
reuniting his kind. He is unsure if revealing the life-altering truth to
Gwendolyn would be cruel. Ultimately, he leaves the decision up to her. Either
the young woman will choose a possible great destiny by embarking on a
harrowing journey, or she will remain on her current life path by marrying
Tred, the husband her father selected for her.

 

J Lenni Dorner grew up in Pennsylvania on the original lands of the
Lenni-Lenape tribe. The idea for this story is original, but the characters are
based on a rarely shared legend, which the Grandfathers have passed down for
thousands of years. J was a Penn State Honors and Scholars student majoring in
English and Communication, and a Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Creative
Writing Semi-Finalist. The author has been published (under pseudonyms) in
several anthologies, a small press magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

6- JANUARY

2 comments

  1. short and sweet is the way to go for queries. 🙂 So i liked #2 the best.
    Nutschell
    http://www.thewritingnut.com

  2. Interesting concept. Best of luck!

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