Maddison Michaels (Madsy003 on QT) has signed with agent Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency, Inc..
Dear Ms. Agent (personalize),
I am seeking representation for my novel, The Devil Duke, a historical romantic suspense, set in mid Victorian England. The manuscript is complete at 98,000 words.
Devlin Markham, the notorious Duke of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. He needs one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton, Lady Sophie Wolcott, to marry him within the month, or he can kiss his hard-earned fortune goodbye. Placing financial success above all else, he determines to have her agreement, despite the fact that she considers him a reprehensible rake, is infatuated with another man and is quite determined never to marry.
When Sophie learns her beloved charity is in imminent danger of demolishment with its orphans thrown out onto streets, she will do anything to save them. Even if it means making a deal to marry the Devil Duke; a man who ruthlessly takes what he wants in business and pleasure. A man she should fear, but whom she reluctantly begins yearning for.
Investigating the disappearance of a former orphan, Sophie becomes the target of a killer hell-bent on silencing her at all costs. As murder and betrayal turn Sophie and Devlin's engagement into a deadly game, they find themselves caught up in a torrid brew of temptation and treachery, with not only their lives in jeopardy but their very hearts.
I get a daily dose of suspense working as a Police Prosecutor in the (deleted for privacy). I am member of the Romance Writers of America and Australia (RWAust) and am part of their online community. This novel The Devil Duke was selected for the RWAust 5-day intensive manuscript development program, where I was very fortunate to be mentored by Harlequin historical romance author Sophia James.
If you are interested in reading The Devil Duke, I would be delighted to email the completed manuscript to you. Many thanks for your time and consideration.Cheers,Maddison Michaelswww.maddisonmichaels.com