by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
“What a great blurb!” my agent wrote back to me after I sent her my query for Becquer Eternal, and she requested my full manuscript.
Yes, she was my agent already, but she is representing my YA fantasy and Becquer is an adult paranormal. That is why I needed a killing query.
After a personal introduction, this is the query I sent.
The novel, tentatively called BECQUER ETERNAL, is the story of a writer desperately looking for an agent while trying to survive her two smarty teenagers. So desperate is she that she signs with Becquer, an impossibly alive XIX century Spanish poet, even though she knows he is an immortal that lives on human blood and that his secretary, and maybe lover, wants her out of the deal.
Here is the blurb I wrote for it:
He’s handsome, well-read, and can get you that book contract you always dreamed.
Never mind that he’s also an immortal and lives on human blood.
What would that matter?
Your relationship is strictly business.
Or so you thought.
Until Becquer’s life is threatened, and you discover that walking away is not an option,
Because he was hurt while protecting your son,
Because you are the only one who can save him now,
Because you care for him.
Welcome to Becquer’s world.
Please, come inside. He’s waiting for you.
As you can see, it’s a combination of Take 2 and Take 3. It worked, so I’d say it was a good choice.