I am quite the newbie when it comes to blogging. When people talk about blogfests, a blank look crosses my face. So, I’ll make this quick and easy.
Jodi Henry is having a Query Blogfest that runs through December 18. You can sign up here LINK. There are prizes involved, one of which includes a free query critique from the freelance editor Lynnette Labelle. Above all, you’ll get to read some great blogs and meet new people : )
Below is my YA query. Go ahead and rip it to shreds!
Seventeen-year-old Avikar always dreamed of being an adventurer, but after his brother’s accidental death, he stays home and accepts life as a stable boy. When his sister Jeslyn is kidnapped, the fear of losing another sibling sends him on a journey to rescue her. After failing to save his brother two years ago, he just can’t fail again. To find her, though, he must take on an unlikely ally–the man who kidnapped her.
His search for Jeslyn leads him to Eden–a secret paradise ruled by a young, half-human lord named Lucino. Lucino has a hobby of collecting pretty girls, and his men are out on his latest request. However, his desire to have the prettiest bride makes Jeslyn the only girl worthy.
In order to reach Jeslyn, Avikar will have to face an ancient guardian snake, seductive dark haired beauties, and a battle in which he is hopelessly outnumbered. He’ll have to overcome his fears, and stop second guessing himself or he’ll never see his sister again.
WINDS OF CHANGE is a complete, 65,000 word YA fantasy novel with series potential
I don’t have any fancy credentials, unless not dying in the first few chapters of a Choose Your own Adventure book counts.