Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contest! Query in 140 Characters or Less!

Following a conversation on Twitter this morning, where I whined like a baby complained about being queried via my Twitter feed, writer Michele Lee gave me a great idea: a contest for the best query in 140 characters or less!

And thus a ridiculous idea was born. Here are the rules:
  • All queries must be 140 characters or less. Including punctuation and spaces between words. Just like on Twitter!
  • One query per person.
  • Queries must be left in the comments field of this post. Don't spam my Twitter feed!
  • Contest is open from now until midnight EST on Thursday night.
  • Top five queries will be posted on the blog.
  • Grand prize is a query and first chapter critique.
Please feel free to enter the contest even if you have an agent or are already published. I'm more curious to see how well people can convey ideas in a concise way. And fake queries are welcome; I'm sure some of them will be funny as hell.

Go!

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Anthony said...

Cops. Lesbian Cops. Lesbian Cops with Guns. Blood Sucking Lesbian Alien Cops with Guns, and a girl named Bunny. Sci-Fi, complete at 100k.

acpaul said...

Being a Dark Servant has never been easy. Rak, sent to a kingdom of sun-worshippers on a secret mission, learns how hard it can really be.

Erica said...

Two teenage sisters in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn find out why a minute is a long time when it comes to kissing--with the same boy.

K.C. Shaw said...

If that vampire mage doesn't leave Ana's blood alone, she'll slug him. Or pull his clothes off. A healer's life isn't usually this fraught.

Vieva said...

Library stalking me. Book stolen. Causing Armageddon. Library wants me to fix. Ack! YA Fantasy 63k

Alex D M said...

A gunslinger must steal a necklace from the Bone Queen, a story-figure who turns visitors into lanterns and walls - or be haunted to death.

thegreatmissjj said...

3 children in imperial Londonium must navigate their way through bombs, terrorists & miracles without losing their friendship-or themselves.

Sharon Gerlach said...

Humor, sarcasm, and tequila--everything a girl needs when having an affair with the boss and being framed for sabotage by his crazy wife.

Barbara Webb said...

Super powers suck when they force you to work for angels. When angels hold your wife hostage. When your best hope is trickster-god Monkey.

S.M.D. said...

I'll throw my name in the pot, I suppose. Here's my pitch:

A backwater world descends into choas; a corporation seeks to spread it; and the threat of an alien invasion shakes the human Empire.

That was hard to come up with...

Jenn Nixon said...

Sounds fun!

Here's my tag line:

In order to find her mother’s killer, Lucky lives an isolated existence, reluctantly working for an organization of moral assassins.

Sassee B said...

Things get hairy for a college student when she has rebound sex with a werewolf and becomes the first alpha female in... well, ever.

Julie Weathers said...

Gentyl and a senile sorcerer must solve a murder. She prayed for a knight to save her from the killer and got a poetry-spouting flying jar.

calendula-witch said...

Sexy urban fantasy: pregnant San Francisco witch fights to save her baby from a conspiracy of those who claim to love her most.

Stella Price said...

6 Underworld Gods charged with keeping Chaos Gods from enslaving humanity find love and danger in 6 unlikely women. ParaRom 6 book series.

shsilver said...

Wrong answers on an exam warp the course of history to match the student’s response, moving the world further from reality with each answer.

Simon Austin said...

Victorian-era woman raises polar bear cub. Pissed Bear-queen wants stolen son and heir back. War and motherhood, plus a polar bear army.

Jodi Meadows said...

Harriet the (part) harpy has huge wings. An organization that captures monsters finds her and she must beg help from her estranged family.

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Cat Lovington said...

The ingredients are: A horny virgin, a handsome cowboy, and a wild thunderstorm. Throw in a cabin in the woods and stir well.

unm00red said...

Coming Unmoored--the story of a 30something woman who chucks life with a multimillionaire to start over in a decrepit, 550 ft floating home.

Alessia Brio said...

Snatch features football star prick, his closeted sycophant gay lover, mother-daughter drama, rape, suicide, advance directives, & secrets.

Jambrea said...
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Nancy Naigle said...

A photographer uncovers who murdered her husband and faked the death of her son with the help of a country star and small town sheriff.

Nancy Naigle said...

Jill packed her Piggly-Wiggly bags and left town to get away from Ken. Back to bury grandma, she ends up in danger only Ken can thwart.

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readingthedark said...

Tess has to face the memory that her magic powers killed her lover. Those powers are the only way Tess can defeat her lover's ghost. 60k.

Nancy Naigle said...

Riley thought getting abducted by her almost-ex was bad. That was before an ex-con decided to take revenge and made her his target.

Sue said...

Man with pink feather duster not needed. Treasure involved, ostrich farmer and cross-dressing alligator rancher as plantation neighbors.

BJ said...

Philips, a cosmic law enforcement agent, is stuck on Earth working a case he shouldn’t be on with a man who shouldn’t be there fighting a foe he doesn’t realize he knows.

GillianG said...

There is a dark side to Jo’s new magical powers. But she needs them to save the Prince, no matter what it costs her. Even if it’s her soul.

Sandy said...

A contemporary ghost-buster travels through time to save the life of her target, a WWII fighter pilot.

Jarucia said...

World’s a mess, so why’s a crow stalking her? Happy b-day. Dreams of adventure turn real, and deadly. From orde to Guardian in a day. Sucky.

Justinai said...

Spontaneous combustion, a wayward shape shifter, and a murder attempt. What’s a girl to do? A YA fantasy complete at 57,000 words.

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Aidan Moher said...

LABYRINTH - (David Bowie and Muppets) + Fey mythology x The dirty streets of Ireland = THROUGH BENDED GRASS, a 90k contemporary Fantasy.

Teresa D'Amario said...

A legacy leads to either doom or salvation when an inherited pack of rogue shifters start dying. He must learn trust or forever be alone.

Jambrea said...

Woman kidnapped, experimented on by underground military and changed into a soldier with blood that kills vampires. Mission, Kill Rogues.

Kat Lively / Leigh Ellwood said...

Ever been made love to by a Frenchman? George did, and even brought his wife. Join the Bakers on a sex-filled romp through Paris...Texas.

neutronjockey said...

Because, oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oprah is going to love it! (Whatever it is...)

markkennedyw said...

High school dating is hard enough, but when your first date includes breaking and entering, there’s not much upside.

Cindy Jacks said...
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Jill James said...

What if a ghost came into your bedroom every night and made perfect love to you? What if a hunky paranormal expert wanted to be your real love?

Idea Man said...

For Jakob Wheeler, the only thing worse than finding out your kin eat human flesh is finding out you do, too. Nature vs. nurture writ large.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Harold Waterman didn't want to be dead. Good job he's got a demon to help and Uncle Fred keeping his body warm. Dead Line: complete @ 100K.

antastra said...

When a friend is murdered, a sex worker tries to help another while keeping her own life intact. A sleek, pop culture-infused novel about compromising goals.

Shana said...

A literary agent snaps and kills an obsessive cat-lover. Now she must use her knowledge of mystery novels-and Twitter-to cover up the crime.

Jeff said...

One girl, one boy, seven brothers by seven fathers, and one mother of a mystery.

Rose Pressey said...

Dracula meets Cinderella. With sex. And a rich bitch who thinks she’s God's Holy Vampire Slayer.

Alice O'Mara

Disgruntled said...

Three young men lived slow and lazy, but a nuclear war made things hard and fast and full of space pirates and the Man. Completely fake! Ha!

antastra said...

From real stories of Internet boyfriends, jobs, friends, and query letters, it's relentless rejection for 16,000 words. Snappy slaps fly until the ultimate denial.

D. L. Rankin said...

Cyrus never expected to have the fate of a world in his hands…until a magical book arrives via FedEx to send him home. YA 100k words.

Cindy Jacks said...

Borderline psychotic & a crossdresser save life of geeky reporter & solve why the heck someone wants a man who writes cat obituaries dead.

storm grant said...

Shift Happens-An anthropologist finds cave paintings, secret cures & a hot boyfriend when he teams w the spirit world to defeat a drug lord.

theresasand said...

Erin Alridge thought life sucked BEFORE she woke up in an apocalyptic Atlantis. Too bad she can't get home - and a mysterious pack alpha is tempting her not to.

Vicki said...

She inherits a mystical castle, a deadly spell, evil inhabitant, issues of trust. Will he protect her or make the deal of the century?

Jael said...

Rose’s daughter Daisy vanished in 1994. Now she’s back. Or is she? Rose fights her fears, accepting the girl… until a second Daisy shows up.

Sean M. Murphy said...

What has three legs, two faces, and desperately wants to be on Colony Ship Querent, despite a dying crew and a plague of interstellar mold?

Scott said...

When is a kiss more than a kiss? When does a kiss become a betrayal? Jared must discover this answer before it is too late.

Lis said...

Being in the wrong place, at the wrong time transforms a naive vengeance demon from the hunter to the hunted.

Karen said...

An artist down on her luck accepts a job she had sworn never to take, in a world that she’s only read about at the checkout stand.

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Kelly Maher said...

Vamps, werewolves & witches vying for control of The Pact. Alliances are broken and formed. With a soupcon of reincarnation for spice.

Tessy said...

With Lady Emma’s husband dead, she has two days to lose her virginity, proving their marriage valid. Or face being sold again by her father.

Caroline Steele said...

Solomon didn't think suppressing memories of his dead anathema lover would leave the terrorists poised to attack. So he forgot everything.

inkstaind-stars said...

When a merman accidentally steals part of a girl’s soul, he introduces her to a world where alchemists, spells and curses exist.

Redactor said...

THE CONCRETE JUNGLE BOOK graphic novel retells Kipling in urban jungle w/ urban animals, more: http://tinyurl.com/9pwxqc

shiegra said...

After happy humanity, Courtney finds being dead is a bust, but her best friend-now-bodyguard, sharp teeth and unruly clan of vampires help.

Helen said...

A teenage werwolf learns what she's capable of when hunters come after her Pack and her family discovers she's not exactly straight.

Heidi C. Vlach said...

A deaf dragon and his weasel hearing guide help a plague-stricken village. Remedy, the high fantasy cousin of E.R., will be complete at 90k.

(Not that I'd query anyone for real with a half-finished book. Eheh.)

Viv Arend said...

Magic welding Earth chick meets Techno wiz Fae Prince. Trite? Too steamy to notice with chases and sex in two worlds. Erotic Fantasy 35K

Cyrano said...

Demons and Senators and murders, oh my!
A demon beauty with the ability to kill with sex must work with her soul-mate to save the day.

Sharon Rainey said...

Faith family and friends: nacre for the grains of sand in my life, evolving into a pearl. Times when I have heard, seen and felt God.

Kalika said...

Normal guy. Abnormal life. Girlfriend turns out to be demon. Baby sister turns out to be demon hunter. Family life gets hard. Urban Fantasy

vg-ford said...

Sapph is forced back into ghosthunting to help a friend clear out a haunted house. What she discovers is that her past won’t die. Literally.

Maggie said...

Lena takes a job on a spaceship to escape her con artist past, except they picked her to uncover a mutiny she finds she sympathizes with.

Alicia said...

For power, demons steal warmth from humans. One picks Lorin. Frantic, she asks faeries for help. Too bad the faeries agree with the demon.

Karen Duvall said...

When a troubled teen steals a book that contains the secrets for reincarnating the dead, all hell breaks loose. Sometimes literally.

Ink Wench

Sarah Heacox said...

When theater folk in a flying boat kidnap Leeny Holland, she must survive giant squid, hurricanes, sabotage, and true love to get back home.

Alea said...

Insanity runs in Enid's family and its finally caught up with her. For her family's sake, she searches for a cure she's not sure she wants.

Christine said...

FRIENDS WITH DEATH: Mary Kate has 2 problems: an almost dying boyfriend and a guy who calls himself Death who visits her in her dorm room.

Paul said...

PLACEMENT: A bright but angry teenage boy stuck in two systems—special education and social services—and his quest to rise out of them. 63K.

JM Donahue said...

The only thing Bobby ever got from his murdering father was musical talent. He rejects Mozart for metal, and an obsessed teacher intervenes.

Lisa Iriarte said...

Eliminating my target would be a helluva lot easier without these damn sex scenes replaying in my brain. And they aren’t even mine. 100k.

Kathleen said...

Life doesn't stop after size fourteen, everyday moments just get a little bigger.

Starving Author said...

“Let there be light!” Followed by mankind, floods, parted seas, prophets, and a man who turns water into wine. Ending to come. ~800K words.

kalandaka.com said...

Peevish NY literary agent finds time to stop complaining about nothing and discovers amazing new talent as well as blog contest on same day.

Anonymous Gimp said...

Harold falls through a wormhole and wakes at The Venus Hotel. Bag handlers hunt guests. Valets drive like Nascar. And someone stole his dog.

Anonymous Gimp said...
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clindsay said...

Gee, I wish that Blogger numbered comments. It would make life SO MUCH EASIER!

Alas.

Good start, gang!

Ziljon said...
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Ziljon said...

Gifted composer delves into the occult. Plans to prove existence of God by invoking Satan before a packed new-years-eve audience. Bad idea.

Amy Nathan said...

Divorce isn't easy, but for Tracy it's a piece of cake compared to her ex's mistress showing up - a baby on her hip and suitcase in hand.

kensanadarnell said...

Vampire assisted suicide, a stripper and a big boss who gives coupons for sexual acts. A black and white story or hidden shades of grey?

-- said...

In a decade of boinking chicks, Bo had run into spouses, stolen wallets and STDs. This was the first time he’d woken to find his navel gone.

rbosch said...

A teenage birthday cake addict finds love doesn’t always come in conventional packages after kissing her friend’s brother on a dare.

Your Black Cat said...

ARROW FISH: Antihero’s missing past & Mayan prophecy unravel; rival fates bid power or love & a choice roots covert groups’ feud. UF 10k+…

clindsay said...

kensanadarnell -

Wouldn't vampire assisted suicide be counter-productive, being as you'd be eternally undead?

:-)

Nice line, though!

C-

Janet said...

A wizard suffers a crisis of faith and must now save his son and his country without witchcraft. His enemies have no such scruples.

Gabi said...

Three meddling aunts, a surly arbiter, a sassy sprite, and a suave sorcerer can sure mess up the life of a CPA. THE FAIRY GODMOTHER LIST

kensanadarnell said...

clindsay-

Thank you. Yes it could be, if the vampire isn't forgiving enough to grant the death you desire. :)

emeraldcite said...

Tomboy in a dystopic steampunk America that never won its independence meets son of a control-freak Marquis who’s building a clockwork army.

Kora said...

Her dreams reveal that the new boy at school is her own dark creation from a past life. And he wants to destroy his creator. Typical teen.

Laurel said...

Bound by his ancestor to restore the family power stone, Bryown learns the witch sent to guard him was ordered to steal their crystal wand.

jp said...

Annie’s eyes were glazed over, donuts staring into nothing forever, sprawling on the chair, falling down dead, her baby nowhere in sight.

Georgia McBride-Wohl said...

The faith of mankind is tested as a teenage kidnapping victim unwittingly takes the lead role in the battle between two races of Angels.

froggfeathers said...

Escape guards, survive assassins, skirt killer gnomes and vicious fearies, easy. All before the shapeshift steals her humanity, maybe not.

Kitty Keswick said...

An obsessive compulsive personal shopper is trapped in a genie's
bottle with only seven days to make a choice... will it be love or
freedom?

Magaly said...
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Molly Evans said...

Erotic vampire keeps woman from killing herself, but to truly save her, he must end her life and make her his own.

Ward said...

An innocent man is targeted with a false sexual harassment complaint by an amoral young woman and her uber-feminist mentor.

Angie Ledbetter said...

WORD THIEF: Crazy writer friends seek authentic voices/lives. Layered plot with real stolen emails.
Ya-Yas meet Sex in the City gang. 83K

Deborah Blake said...

A modern Witch accidentally brings King Arthur back to save the world. Oops.


(Although I really like the Lesbian cops with guns one...I'd vote for that!)

Cara Preston said...

Crimes revolve around inkblots. Is the culprit Tiffany’s brother Matthew, the inkblot webmaster, or Darlene, sexy crime reporter?

Jamie Blair said...

Boy meets steam girl, goes to her planet and is made into a gear person and saved from cancer. War breaks out. Boy hides with native humans.

Lydia said...

What a hoot! Here we go...

Tranny with a tail loses job & dog, curses drug dealers with cannabis allergies, but gets the girl—& his dog back—by following strangers.

Willow said...

Bored small town suburban housewife gets involved in an internet affair. The affair leads her on a journey into the BDSM realm. Bondage, whips and leather oh my.

J. M. Strother said...

Dear Ms. Lindsay: Detective Marlin Henderson is mad. His long time partner was murdered. Now the hunt is on. Will the cop become the killer?

Tami Klockau said...

A musician struggling with schizophrenia, Pence feels out of tune until he meets Madison. Will his feelings keep him from singing the blues?

GrimOdysseus said...

Superheroes won’t rescue Frances’ abducted dad, the infamous Demon Doctor, so she forms her own squad of superpowered teens to help. YA

K.S. Clay said...

A supernatural thriller: Widower fights for son’s life, in danger from local mourners with a black magic alternative to therapy.

Katherine E. Hazen said...

Lily attends a school for the paranormal. She tries to fit in while others strive to stand out. Supernatural cat fights, telepath best friend, and hot werewolf, oh my.

BBIG said...

True identity can be deceiving in high school, especially when all you see is black-on-black vs. a Varsity letterman’s jacket.

J. A. Kosse said...

When a curse prevents Isemay from morphing into her sacred animal spirit, she must discover how to break it before she dies in three months.

(Your black and white cat looks like mine - cute!)

Jeff said...

Wow, maybe you should have made the deadline Wednesday night!

S. E. Ward said...

Two magical cats. One full food dish. When Stinkyboy and Buddy duke it out for dinner, more than just the fur is going to fly.

Melissa said...

Genius Bubba Einstein invents superweapon, drawing Earth into galactic war. Bubba, a biker chick and a pizza delivery girl must save world.

And yes, this is a real story, still working on it though!

notanotherexit said...

Two years in exile leave Kat with a dead boy’s eyes and short two months of memory. She’ll get her memories and her eyes back or die trying.

Jeff said...
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Zee said...

Aliens put it in her, so she's keeping it. Semi-symbiotic story of stolen spaceships, small towns and perhaps proof that W. Bush is Elvis.

Magaly said...

Zee-

I knew it!

AP Miller said...

LONE HUNTRESS

Lisa Huntress is a legendary bounty hunter in the distant future, whose armored visage and legendary “gunhand” strike terror into the hearts of the pirates and hostile aliens she fights.

AP Miller said...

Librarians Don't Get Married

Every Good Girl wants to be a Bad Girl. They want to be desired, lusted after. To own their sexuality--to be confident and assertive and to savor life. But Good Girls don't do that sort of thing--after all, what might the neighbors think?

suki said...

SWM, 17, seeks dead bro’s SF w/kid. Will travel. Finds dead bro’s GM. No games/drugs. High UST w/SWF, 17, poss LTR. Must like abusive dad.

TV Minion said...

Reality TV producer-turned-vampire creates hit show: The Hills meets True Blood. Consequences ensue, as a gossip-fed demon lurks beneath LA.

Haste yee back ;-) said...

In a high school biology glass aquarium, a secretive frog mutates into the Homecoming Queen!

WIP

Haste yee back ;-)

Kate R said...

3 wives dead--the authorities are suspicious. But they're not the only ones watching. So is the person or thing that is killing the women he loved.

Keena Kincaid said...

William loves the most dangerous woman in Henry II’s court⎯his foster sister⎯but must force her to wed another man to keep his family safe.

Kate R said...

damn! that went 6 characters over. Okay. . .
Revenge planned for a decade will be sweet. But she has only take 3 days to bring down the company that trashed her life.

mkv said...

Giant bugs meets Freaky Friday, and an epic tale of loss. Channeled all 139K. It was a long séance. We'll be rich! Friend me?

Kristi said...

She’s the captain of alien recon force. He’s a human musician/nurse. Earthly terrorism. Intergalactic intrigue. Sparks fly. Spaceships fly.

Julie Butcher-Fedynich said...

Mom’s a faery, Dad’s an elf, and their six children never knew. My young adult urban fantasy, Violent Purple, is complete at 67,000 words.

deb said...

What would YOU do if you realized all the kids on your baseball team were vampires? Explains the night practices! Little League Sucks, YA.

L.C. Gant said...

As a shape shifter and teen assassin, Lela thinks she knows about lies. Until a terrorist called the Scarlet Fox tells her one big truth.

Jean said...

Half-vampire heiress teams up with hunter to stop a war she started while investigating her father's death in the vampire-run underworld.

Kate R said...

The 57 cats took her to the edge.The cheesy rants pushed her over.Now she's running for her life-suspected of a murder anyone would commit

mikandra said...

Become a pawn in an intergalactic stand-off. Find out who killed the president. Detective skills optional. Sense of humour mandatory.

Ann Victor said...

Great contest! So many excellent entries I don't know how you're going to choose The Winners! :)

The Novice Novelist said...

A kick-ass spy, Kate alters her appearance with her thoughts. It’s hard to take down her terrorist school, and much harder to resist love.

clindsay said...

Deb -

Was that an homage to TWILIGHT's vampire baseball by any chance?

:-)

Heh

C-

Beth Stephens Beck said...

12-year-old Xandri yearns to find her missing mother, but learns own role in protecting her mother’s secret.
YA 72k
www.bethbeck.com

Joe Iriarte said...

Chris wants a normal life. His uncle wants to use his power to steal. VANISHING ACT tells how he gets free and finds a real family. YA 83K

Cindy said...

Follow the journey of tart-tongued Callie as this "Taming of the Shrew meets Shane" historical romance unfolds into a sexy romp across the southwestern desert of 1866.

Kate R said...

HEY! Shana stole my story. She's a plagiarist! I knew I shoulda sent myself copies last week when I go the idea.

deb said...

Colleen -

Golly, whatever do you mean? *cue snicker*

Deb

P.S. Did I mention the children glitter and can't go out in sunlight because it makes them too beautiful?

emeraldcite said...

@deb:

well, that should make it easy for the truancy officer...

ElanaJ said...

In a dystopian world, getting chucked in prison is worth it when a Good girl meets a Bad boy and runs away with him. CONTROL ISSUES follow.

ChristaCarol said...

Life at 16 is difficult enough for a dark mage. Crush on half-mortal 10x her age can't help. Then to destroy an empire or her family? Blast!

Kat said...

A dying girl, coerced into acting as grim reaper for a second chance at life, falls in love with the man she was sent to kill.

Melodye said...

The daughter of a faith-healing evangelist pulls back the tent flap on her itinerant childhood, revealing all. CAN I GET A WITNESS?

wonderer said...

Sixty years apart, a Jewish shopkeeper and his estranged sister must unravel their family's magical legacy before his kidnapped son can be used to change history. UF.

Anonymous said...

Corpse-eating monkeys battle vampire bunnies for control of pet store chain. Monkey-bunny love threatens galaxy, forges unlikely alliances.

wolf said...

A time machine, two bags of Fritos and a rubber band. Though Detective John Laramie has seen a lot of strange things, his new partner comes with an odd caseload.

Anonymous said...

Zombie convinces 1940s detective to find out who killed him; gumshoe discovers that dead men do, occasionally, wear Plaid.

Doug Lawson said...

Strong a mage as Blackwell is, he's not prepared for the demon bird, the burning woman, or the seductive double-agent who steals his heart.

KD said...

In gas-lit New Yorke, a winged boy and a blind girl seek the evil making their friends ill--and worse, obedient. YA steampunk, 60K words.

Word Veri: ablextar. Hmm, the name of my villain? ;)

Brian Jaybush said...

Yeah, wouldn't it be cool if I got better results from this than from my real query letter? Anyway, the entry, complete at 140 exactly:

Mind powers, the FBI, historians & a rock. A daring nighttime raid on some bad guys. A telekinetic battle in a cave! Sci-fi complete at 84k.

Jinx said...

Oh hell, that first one is cracking me up. =)


Demons, detectives, and a forensic scientist who’s fallen from Hell. Hell wants her back. Let the demon hunt begin.

Heather said...

Traveling to days in her past is fun - until her present starts changing, and the road not taken isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Shalanna said...

What's stronger--magic or love? "Bewitched" meets "Love Potion #9": a magic spell is a disastrous 30th-birthday gift. Urban fantasy 100K.

Leigh said...

A tiny blemish in Pennsylvania births the world's worst hero, then kills his parents. Can Jo7zhn beat his vanity to save a fresh dystopia?

Sonnichsens in China said...

Marcy is new in Hong Kong and needs friends. Desperately. But can she stand the compulsive liar crazy Auntie Claude picks for her? YA 57K.

Catherine Haines said...

Vampire brother, boyfriend and hotel: Delia's not joking when she says life sucks. Unfortunately someone else wants to end it. YA UF. 80k.

Brad Gallaway said...

Opening gates to Hell is just a day job for a nice guy looking to settle down with the right girl and have good teriyaki once in a while.

nkkingston said...

1950s adventure. Honey Smith and Dirk Miles find underground race on tropical island, but must escape before hoteliers kill them.

Ian Sales said...

Vampires. With Spaceships. In high school. And they sing. Will the heroine's heart remain broken until the heat death of the universe?

Wakaa said...

What if you had the chance to see your future? Would you take it even if it was a horrible one and there’s nothing you could do about it?

raine said...

It’s Vampire purity vs. Halfbreed bloodlust in a sexy smackdown that’ll leave you thirsting for more.
No. We CAN’T all just get along…

A said...

C is stalked by the living embodiment of fate, a long-limbed urbanite who can remember the future but not the past. It's complicated...

Erastes said...

In 1960s English suburbia, "happily married" Edward tragically falls in love for the first time-with the teenaged boy next door. 70K words

DaveG said...

'The Wire' with mermaids.

Piet Hein said...

Cap’n Bacab: a pirate with a cause. His crew of mestizos and maroons want theirs back and change history as they attack the Silver Fleet.

John Zeleznik said...

Ben Grange and his friends are caught up in the growing discord leading to a civil war. No one realized that Ben is the key to peace.

LesFeenicks said...

15 year-old Jeremy Caldwell thinks every problem can be solved using Google, until he learns mom's CIA and he's got to finish her mission.

beth said...

After discovering that magic is real, a girl must decide whether saving her teacher is worth losing the chance to have magic of her own.

Helen Scott Taylor said...

When Francis was sixteen she lost twenty-four hours. Ten years later she discovers what happened that day, and her world is changed forever.

Margay said...

A manga-crazy girl living with Asperger's and the mother who's willing to risk all for her, even her own sanity. Two sides of same story.

Sarah said...

Fluffy family drama + wizards as MCs + guns + cultist kidnappers = 51k of YA fantasy win.
THE VERY WATERY OCEAN & OTHER UNNECESSARY TALES.

Fae Sutherland said...

Gay erotic urban fantasy. Gypsy prince turned erotic aerialist hunted for energy creating powers, hot bounty hunter is his conduit. Series.

Pierre Roustan said...

THE CAIN LETTERS is a 74,000-word thriller about vampire hunter Alexandra Glade, forced to protect Cain, brother of Abel, to save humanity.

Fran said...

Doesn't Karen, a successful London editor, have it all? But she's ageing, losing interest in life. A derelict house in Wales becomes the catalyst for her reinvention.

Nancy Kay Bowden said...

Wendy’s mind should be on her brother’s homecoming from Nam, but she loses focus with an invitation to the Christmas Dance. Soon everything falls apart.

suepenkivech said...

His step-dad’s unconscious and electricity is sparking from Joe’s fingers. Too bad the only one offering help is the man who’s responsible.

Tracy Buchanan said...

Life’s tough for a teen in love. Add a morphing boyfriend and a Dad who captures shapeshifters for a living, life’s about to get even tougher.

Bonnie Dee said...

1870 San Francisco Chinese bride. Tong boss brothel. Caucasian hero rescue. Relate, communicate, love. Beat baddie. Happily ever after.

emilyhainsworth said...

16yo Addy's scientist dad never tutored her in paranormal powers. But she's getting a crash course in telekinesis despite what she believes.

R F Long said...

An emotionally fragile psychic isn’t much of a challenge for the demon sent to seduce her, but he hasn't counted on the one thing keeping her sane - her guardian angel.

Matt said...

Psychic Geraldine Tomazewski makes a living telling people how and when they will die. Her reading of Miller Sanchez suggests he won’t. 85k.

Michelle H. said...

Never name your daughter Mabel, and never welch on a promise made to a stalker.

Wilson Family said...

The sword she receives at a Renaissance Festival transports twelve year old Mikayla to a Dream World where good and evil fight every night.

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