I have completed a fantasy novel with paranormal romance elements of approximately 118,000 words. I would like you to consider my novel for representation.
In BLOODSWORN, Liana, a construction business owner from Colorado, has two problems: her sister is missing in another world, and her untrained ability to transfer emotion and energy constantly disrupts her life. When a worldgate opens and her talent informs her that her sister is in grave danger, she jumps through the gate--into the action.
Two feudal rival races covet any human with talent--especially Liana’s. Unfortunately, Liana doesn’t know how to use her gift to protect herself. Then someone smuggles a pistol from Earth into the hands of the man-eaters. Liana must decide if she wants to align with the charismatic Warlord--aka the vampires, to save her sister or take her chances on her own.
Liana's knowledge of Earth’s technology makes her invaluable to both species. When war erupts, humans are caught in the middle and unless Liana learns to wield her talent, her sister will remain a slave until she’s eaten.
Bloodsworn is the first of a series that I believe fans of Laurel K Hamilton will enjoy. Currently I’m a business owner of 20 years and I understand a quality product, deadlines, and commitment fulfillment. As a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, I have honed my writing skills at regular critique group sessions, and feel confident you will enjoy my novel.
Per your instructions, I have pasted the first 250 words below for your review. Thank you in advance for your time.
I didn’t know what a portal jump would feel like, but that wasn’t what I expected. And this rutted wagon road surrounded by creepy dense forest wasn’t the sunlit cottage I thought I was headed toward either. Besides, shouldn’t someone be here to greet me?
The fast thud of my heart and sweaty palms made me question why I was stupid enough to step into a different world, but the gate was gone, committing me to my decision. I scanned the forest with my senses. Most of the birds and mammals were similar to Earth’s fauna, their dark auras indicating animals that rely on instinct for survival. Others, like a family of canines, had a brighter glow. They weren’t human intelligent, but probably smarter than a dog at home.
The trees and plants were mainly green and normal. I stepped closer--but not too close--to a pink bush with two inch thorns. Its energy spiked as if anticipating lunch. I skittered sideways almost tripping. D*** it. Why couldn’t Lizzi call for help from someplace normal, like Safeway or the Apple store?
My sister’s fear and despondent misery leached across a thousand miles through our birthbond. How could I find her--and rescue her when survival might override my best intentions? I had to try, even though it would take me months to reach her. I shuddered, what had brought my free-spirited sister to such depths?
I’d have to use my senses judiciously, so I didn’t exhaust myself and be completely defenseless.