Query Letter #26
Name: Jamie Manning
Genre: YA Paranormal
Dear Ms. LaPolla,
Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for Everly Blue. Her desire to pound back plasma, though, pales in comparison to her desire for Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up. He's gorgeous, super-nice, and has delicious-smelling blood that Everly very much wants to taste. But when Chance tells Everly that she's now half vampire, her world turns upside down.
Half vamp? No way. Everly can't believe it. Not until Devon, a thousan-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it's true. And that he's the one who turned her. Now Everly has to deal with that sudden lust for blood and a sudden desire to see Devon dead. She's a monster now, she can feel it. And her life might as well be over.
But redemption may not be lost. Devon turned Everly to save her life after finding her nearly dead, and now he's giving her a chance to reclaim her humanity. The price? Kill 100 vampires or stay a bloodsucker forever.
So with Chance by her side and no other choice, Everly sets out to get her life back. All the while dealing with her growing feelings for her human saviour, her hatred for Devon (who she knows is hiding something), some new-found vampire-hunting friends and that pesky taste for blood that just won't go away.
But when Everly starts killing vampires, the local coven decides to find her first, igniting a battle that could destroy all that Everly has worked for. In the end, Everly is forced to make a decision that may be impossible to live with, undead or not.
My young adult novel, EVER, is complete at 70,000 words. I think fans of the supernatural will enjoy this story of a girl thrown into a life of danger and romance. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.