I am seeking representation for my 85,000 Adult Urban Fantasy
novel, AFFAIRS OF THE DEAD.
Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs
so they can fade to the afterlife. However, after her often illegal methods of helping
her clients lands her in trouble (she helped a virginal ghost get laid for
example), she’s downgraded to tracking ghosts who hide out, since ghosts that linger
too long become murderous beasties. And here Selene thought having an affair
with the boss would get her out of trouble, not into it.
While tracking, Selene finds Ethan, a ghost who claims he was
ousted from his body and someone else jumped in. Selene suspects reanimation; a
power only a minority of necromancers have, including Selene. Reanimation
entails bringing a corpse back to life using the soul from a living body, but
that doesn’t add up to how Ethan became a ghost. What’s worse, partnered with
Micah, a one night stand who turned hostile after, Selene investigates murders
where the evidence pinpoints Ethan’s stolen body as the culprit.
When Selene accidentally binds herself to Ethan, she begins to
understand the scope of reanimation, and gains power that could put Ethan back
into his body. Selene has more than one reason to help Ethan though, because
being ghost bound incurs the Rot, which will gradually decay her body due to
constant exposure to ghost energy. Throw in a shifting relationship with Micah
and a suddenly possessive boss, and Selene will learn just how much trouble you
can get into when you don’t follow the rules.
AFFAIRS OF THE DEAD can stand alone but has series potential.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
AFFAIRS OF THE DEAD
I was in a strip club trying to help a ghost get laid, which
was challenging, but not impossible. It was just extremely taxing on the necromancer
extraordinaire (me) who had to channel energy into the ghost to make her
corporeal enough to entice one of the stripper boys. Technically what I was
doing was illegal, but it was my job to help ghosts settle their affairs so
they could move on to eternally ever after, and Julia’s unfinished business was
that she’d died a virgin. I’d made it as easy as I could for her by starting at
a strip club; if she couldn’t get some here I wasn’t sure how much lower I
could scrape the barrel.
Julia’s prolonged virginity was an enigma to me, even though
she claimed she’d been waiting for her soul mate. I just didn’t understand why waiting
for her soul mate meant she couldn’t hit up a bar, get drunk, and have a fun,
regret filled weekend that included the walk of shame. At least she’d have been
in better shape once soul mate came around.
“What do you think about him?” I asked, pointing to one of
the oiled up men who were gyrating for the benefit of all the screaming women.
He had blond hair and green eyes, and was well muscled but not overly so. Julia
looked at him then quickly looked away. I took that as a sign of approval.
“I think this was a bad idea,” she stammered.