First off, let me say - my job is not in jeopardy. Apparently I expected the worst and only got bad (but I can live with bad - I might not be happy, but that's another thing).
Now on with the title of my post. I've decided to post my query here. For you few people who follow, I would really appreciate your opinion (and for those of you who read and don't follow - you can e-mail me separately if you want. I won't mind). I was told I finally "nailed it". This, from a person who has read (and loves) my book. I'd like to think I really did nail it, but I won't know until I start to use it. I'm just not sure WHEN I want to use it. Should I wait until I hear back from the contest in October or just GO FOR IT? Decisions, decisions. Anyway, here is the query for my book, THE UNCOMMON ONE, a paranormal romance.
When a newly undead vampire cautiously re-enters society, he falls in love with the one human who can expose him for what he is.
John Pennington is focused on becoming the perfect ordinary mortal. He moves into the city, buys a sports bar, and works as the bartender. Dating is out of the question – he is a vampire after all. Then he meets Sarah Daugherty.
He’s uncommonly drawn to her and touching her generates a warmth he never thought he would experience again. But keeping his identity a secret from her is tougher than he expected. Unlike other mortals, he can’t read her thoughts or enter her mind. If she should discover his identity he’d have no way to wipe her memory – standard practice for repairing vampire slip-ups.
Even with his fears, life is amazing with her in it. He feels more human around her and is unwilling to give that up. In love for the first time, he knows she’s a risk worth taking.
After surviving an abusive ex-husband, Sarah is wary of any man’s interest. But John is different. He seems to care what she thinks and values her opinion. Then she finds out what he is and runs. Unable to forget the loving and kind way he treated her, she realizes she cares for him and goes back to face the challenges of dating a vampire.
While they begin their relationship, someone else is determined to end it. Sarah’s life is in danger and John must find the person responsible before she’s lost to him forever.
Okay - so give me your best shot. Does this intrigue you to want to read more (even if you're not into romance)? I appreciate all comments.