Tere Kirkland (TereLiz on QT) has signed with agent Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio.
They all seemed to want something different, but I figured a well-crafted query would grab anyone's attention. For a while, I think my query was "better" than my novel, since I'd get requests, but the responses after reading the ms were less than enthused.
Dear Ms. Stimola;
Due to your agency's interest in YA supernatural novels, I'd like to offer EVANGELINE, a paranormal romance for young adults, for your representation.
Evie Cowen is used to being a nobody. Too bad fate has other plans for her.
A week after she moves to her grandmother’s old house in New Orleans, she finds a tarot card that does more than simply tell her future—it makes it. Whisked back in time (not that she’s with it enough to realize that at first), she’s frightened by a strange girl in her home (which has changed drastically), kidnapped, drugged, and almost sacrificed to a demon. As if that isn’t bad enough, she can’t even touch the hand of her gorgeous young rescuer, the demon hunting Jude Dulac, without burning them both.
Which, of course, makes Jude dislike her instantly (at least, that’s what Evie thinks). For some reason, he hides this fact from his family, and the rest of the Cerberus Society, just as Evie hides the fact that she was transported through time. Sure, the society deals with demons, but will they believe a time-traveling tarot card brought her back to 1880? Doubtful. Between her mixed feelings for Jude to figure out, a mysterious coven of underage witches to protect, and her own newly awakened powers to tame, Evie doubts she’ll ever get home. She isn’t even sure she wants to...
I work at [redacted], where I was able to research the historical period. I hope EVANGELINE will appeal to readers who enjoyed Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy, and A.S. King’s “Dust of 100 Dogs”. The first page follows. A partial or the full manuscript, complete at 96,000 words, can be provided at your request.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.