Amanda Sabourova (asabourova on QT) has signed with agent Sandy Lu of Book Wyrm Literary Agency.
Dear Ms. Lu:
I am seeking representation for my completed 80,000-word urban fantasy novel, IN THE AETHER, in which a woman must save the three men she loves from being devoured by a corrupt--but charming--harbinger of death.
Angie Michaels is a police department computer geek with a secret life. She moonlights with the Charons, who are a surreptitious race that ferry powerful Ephemerals to one of three other worlds after their human hosts on Earth have died. Not all Transitions go smoothly, so Angie rescues lost Ephemerals from the elusive Aether between worlds that only she can enter. However, Angie's "gift" has a nasty side effect: only she sees and interacts with the Ephemerals in their living human hosts, and they don't like her intrusion. They drive her to lead a reclusive life in her small coastal California town with only her schizophrenic father, an unconventional Charon, a stoic cop, and a bottle (or three) of tequila to keep her company. That is, until a corrupt Charon breezes into town and begins harvesting Ephemerals and consuming their energy. When he discovers Angie's unique abilities, he decides that she can help him become the Supreme Power in the universe. He offers her protection from the creatures that torment her and an end to her loneliness. All she has to do is help him steal the strongest Ephemerals from their living hosts. But if she refuses, it's the lives of her friends he will devour.
I have a Ph. D. in physics from Duke University and have published nonfiction articles in my field in professional journals such as Physical Review. I have also worked as a technical writer for the Department of Energy. However, my passion is writing speculative fiction; five of my short stories have reached the quarter finals in the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest.
I would love the opportunity to submit my manuscript to you. Per the submission guidelines on your website, I have copied the first five pages of my novel into the body of this email.
Thank you for your time! I look forward to hearing from you.