Janella Angeles (well_red on QT) has signed with agent Thao Le of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
Eighteen-year-old Sela is not your usual brothel girl from the island of night and vice. She keeps her bed empty and her pockets full with all that she steals from the clients she fools. But no one is more a fool than Sela, for thinking that hiding, thieving and drowning her sorrows in rum can mask her secret majic. But embracing bad habits has just always been her way of keeping safe in the Saints Circle.
Within the curse-locked circle of islands terrorized by pirates and monstrous sea storms, the maje Queen Enara seeks out anyone with majic to join her ranks. Sela has done everything to avoid such a fate, laying low on the poorest island to hide her majic. That is, until a pirate attack throws Sela out of hiding and back into the arms of a man from her past—a reckless captain who knows her secret, and lures her away for one night of rebellion to weaken the queen’s forces.
But all it takes is one night to be noticed—to go from brothel girl to instant threat when engaging in maje warfare exposes powers within Sela she never realized she possessed.
Now taken into enemy court, Sela is tasked to summon powers she’s never wanted for a ruthless queen who only desires them for herself. With nowhere left to hide, Sela must free herself from her deadly new prison—even if that means confronting a terrifying majic inside that could unravel the very islands around her.
NIGHT ISLAND, complete at 93,000 words, is a YA fantasy where Shadow and Bone meets Pirates of the Caribbean within a dark circle of islands ruled by pirates, majic, and myths. Though this novel stands alone, it has series potential.