Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What happens if you try...

I'm not going to try to qualify why this worked, but the proposal I sent out just netted me another sale. I'm not even sure if I did it right, to be honest. I'm kind of stunned. I just hoped they liked the idea because it was the follow-up to a story they already have.

It was a pitch for the NaNo I'm doing right now, which is the sequel to CROWNING A WARRIOR KING, a fantasy romance. The story is tentatively titled, THE ROAD TO VASIMUS, and is Quinn's story.

Here's the blurb that I cooked up for it.

Quinn Hawke was the head council to King Tah-lel and is proud to continue his service to the kingdom when his brother is the dying King's appointed heir. However, from the lands of Vasimus, danger is coming.

Stacia is deadly, and has her orders. The witch must die, but time soon shows her the witch she was sent to destroy isn't the one about to be crowned. Cornered by the one elf she fears could be her undoing, she is sent back to her land, with Quinn as her escort as the new Ambassador of Eglandor. His orders are succinct. Bridge the gulf of misinformation between their distant lands for one year.

Little do they know that the king who has ordered the assassination of the sorceress has been deposed and the counselor she fears the most knows she was not detained for her attempted murder. Set upon by highway robbers, facing dangers and darkness at every turn as well as Stacia's own fears of what she will find when they return, makes Quinn growingly protective of her. She is the only living heir of her father's realm, banished to the assassin ranks as an infant at Counselor Jagga's prompting because she was not a son.

Can she and Quinn defeat the one who has run the kingdom from behind the mask of his position for years, and keep a tender love from being torn apart? Can peace rule in Vasimus?

I guess the biggest thing here is you'll never know if you don't try. icon_biggrin.gif

Diana Castilleja
Best Selling Author
Romance that thrives in dark places

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