The Demon Guard Query–A Real One This Time. I Promise.

Posted by houndrat on Saturday Mar 27, 2010 Under query letters, writing

Okay, so between my fake query up on Jodi Meadows’ blog, and my rhyming query from the other day, I’m starting to worry that you guys really do think I’m query-challenged. So, in case anyone is interested, I’m pasting one of the many? REAL versions of my The Demon Guard query below.?

Dear Agent Awesomesauce:

Spiking a guy through the skull isn’t sixteen-year-old Summer Chance’s idea of the perfect party trick, but it is the best way to exorcise a Stage One Possession—and join the Demon Guard Academy . The archaic Academy and its snobby students symbolize everything Summer despises about her world, a place where a genetic quirk—immunity to demon essence—makes you superior to other humans. But somewhere inside those forbidding walls is the key to curing her mother’s mysterious illness, and Summer will sacrifice anything to nab it.

Summer’s plan is simple: get the answers and get the hell out. Oh, and maybe bring down a few enemies—like the girls who trashed her reputation—along the way. Unfortunately, brains in lockers, a brewing power struggle, and her growing connection to an unstable ex complicate the search. And then there’s the teensy matter of a sinister plot involving Stage Three demons. Summer’s mom may be next in line for a monster make-over, and that’s one rescue she can’t tackle alone. But she must choose alliances wisely. In her world, trusting the wrong person can trigger a disaster of hellish proportions, for Summer, her mom, and the entire human race.

Believe it or not, I actually had a pretty decent request rate on this sucker.? Of course, my lovely agent never even read it.?

*ponders the meaning of this fact*
*gives up and eats a cookie*

Happy Querying!

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5 Responses to “The Demon Guard Query–A Real One This Time. I Promise.”

  1. Sandy Shin Says:

    You rock at writing queries, both the hilarious and the extremely delicious kind!

  2. Mary Brebner Says:

    Ooh, I’d read this in a heartbeat. Your query made me giggle–love the brains in lockers thing.

  3. Karla Says:

    That is a darn good query! I’m jealous at yo’ skillz, woman! LOLZ

  4. Emilia Says:

    OMG OMG. The voice. The premise. The awesomeness!!! Seriously, I love it.

  5. ChristaCarol Says:

    You are a rock star, lady :)

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