Seeking Experienced CP for YA High-Concept Fantasy
Hello there! I’m Devin, a YA Fantasy writer who’s almost ready to query my WIP Shadow Speak. I am serious about getting published (I have five agents who have requested my WIP when it’s finalized) and need a couple of CPs who will help me make my WIP the best version it can be (in exchange for detailed feedback of my own, of course). I’m looking for a long-term partner who I can share future projects with, too.
A little about me:
I studied English, creative writing and media at the University of Maryland. Before that I acted, directed, produced, casted, photographed, illustrated, designed, and basically frolicked on a lot of artistic adventures in New York City.
I love web and graphic design (I designed my own website and graphics), kittens, Netflix bingeing and photobombing.
I still live in Maryland but dream of an epic move to Portland involving a road trip in a 911 Turbo. How I’ll fit all my stuff into one tiny convertible has yet to be discovered.
Drop me a line if you think we’ll be a good fit. I look forward to hearing back from you! Also if you’re on Twitter or Instagram, hit me up! (@dnbrookswrites)
YA Fantasy, of course! Some of my favorite authors are S. Jae Jones, Laini Taylor, Robin McKinley (not so YA, but whatever), Michelle Hodkin. I love dark, gritty mixed with humor, and twisty complex plots that come banging together at the very end (currently finally reading Six of Crows). I also love paranormal and sci-fi slants.
I’m pretty open.
LIV MORGAN HAD ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT —
fighting to discover her elemental power, helping her sister Cecelia beat the famous magic-eating virus, and dreading the college departure of her friend-since-birth Kian.
Three years later, the eighteen-year-old sooth has strangled her newly-minted magic, Cecelia’s illness tips towards terminal, and Liv’s last memory of Kian is the infamous daemon-murderer that drove a blade through his heart.
Now the monster is dead, but the darkness is far from gone. When a strange turn of events sparks Liv’s sleeping magic three nights before Christmas, it catches the interest of shadowed forces determined to summon the very evil that nearly took everything from her before.
History is ripe for a repeat, and Liv will do anything to protect her sister and prevent another fatal ending — especially when her best friend isn’t as dead as he’s supposed to be.
If Shira doesn’t stop staring at her sister’s daemon-protection-fun-time band, Liv might have a few words to say after all.
She side-eyes June, the group therapist, who’s waged war against Liv’s silence for four months. Now’s her time to talk, but most eyes sharpen on her sister.
The smiles directed at Liv (when not at Cecelia) are a little broad. She ignores the urge to cover Cecelia’s wrist. It’s been like this from the start, the unspoken questions, the corded tension in the air pulling furious strings in Liv’s chest.
A silver bracelet etched with triangles dangles over her sister’s thin forearm, one from the set made for the Morgan family. Liv tugs the sleeve of Cecelia’s sweater: “They’re staring again.”
White pot lights warm the tops of nine other heads, all persons of magic – sooths – packed in a circle, chairs friendly in the Huxley Center for Healing of one Odenton, Maryland. Tacked to the moss-painted wall next to the door of the “shelter” (as June calls it), glittered gold bubble letters scream Happy Holidays! Sugar cookies, soft and sprinkled, sit pretty in a bowl on the countertop anchored to the left side of the room. The heating system spits, wicking little fingers of sweat down the backs of necks and licking the spine. Burning sage drifts.
I want to stay in the vein of YA, but my next idea is more paranormal.
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- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!