Rose Nanashima (SevenIsles on QT) has signed with agent Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
Dear Ms / Mr Agent,
You know those kids you see sometimes on the street. All in black. Scruffy, with tattoos and piercings and hair like anime heroes. They don't smile much, but when they do, you might glimpse the tip of a fang.
The United States Congress is trying to outlaw them. Paranormal researcher Clare Standing is fighting for their civil rights. Like her father, a liberal senator, Clare dreams of a world free from discrimination and hate. But when her fieldwork takes her to Tokyo, she discovers a hidden community of the undead where violence is an art form, blood is power, and Clare, the daughter of an American senator, is a target. Now she's fighting not only for her ideals but for her life.
Fellow researcher Keita Matsudaira loathes vampires passionately. A student of black magic, he offers Clare a gift of power to slay the undead. His price: one night with him. To Clare, the only thing more repugnant than black magic is Keita himself. But with the undead shogun of Tokyo out for her blood, she must make an agonizing choice: her integrity… or her soul.
[A paragraph explaining why I'm querying this particular agent.]
[A paragraph about me.]
Additionally, I live in Tokyo where the book is set, and I hope readers will enjoy this insider's take on a city that's all too often "lost in translation."