Thursday, September 30, 2010
Name: Brenda Drake
Title: Library Jumpers
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Dear Ms. LaPolla:
After a spirited girl is yanked into a portal book, which links the great libraries of the world, she discovers she’s a long lost warrior and must now save the world from a wizard hell-bent on creating an apocalypse.
Seventeen-year-old Gia Kearns would rather spar with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather-clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum library, busts her staring at him while she's studying with her friends.
When he seemingly vanishes in musty air, Gia swipes the book of world libraries he abandoned. As she skims the pages, she unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his fellow Paladijns--magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books--rescue the three from a demonic hound.
Gia learns she's a missing Paladijn and now that she's been found, must train with an eccentric father she never knew existed. Gia and Arik commence a heated relationship as they jump into some of the world's most beautiful libraries and travel to the Mistyk world hidden behind bookcases to stop an apocalyptic force from destroying both worlds. If fighting unfathomable creatures weren't bad enough, Arik's French vixen of an ex-girlfriend is determined to keep Arik and Gia apart.
Combining elements of fantasy and romance, LIBRARY JUMPERS, a young adult urban fantasy is complete at 90,000 words.
Thank you for your time and consideration.