YA Fantasy/Contemporary Fantasy (GhostbustersXAlexandra Bracken)
My name is Dannielle, and I write YA Fantasy mostly. My current MS is actually a fantasy/contemporary mix–the first I’ve tried. I currently work full-time, but am very attentive to my emails and critiquing responsibilities. Currently, I have 2 other awesome CP’s, and am looking for another perspective/style; preferably someone wanting to be traditionally published like I am.
I live in Australia, so time zones may vary.
Outside of writing, I love spending time with my dogs, gardening and fixing cars.
Thanks so much for your interest ?
I love to read:
- high stakes
- a little or a lot of romance (I’m not picky)
- characters with flaws
- plot twists
- tragic heroes
Some of my favourite authors include: Leigh Bardugo, Stephanie Garber, Holly Black, Sarah J. Maas, Roshani Chokshi, Sabaa Tahir… There are so many more haha.
Things I don’t like to read:
- Rape (or anything along this line)
- Straight Contemporary, unless it includes humor or romance
- Full on Fantasy (Game Of Thrones-esque)
- anything racist, or discriminative. Even if it’s used as a teaching tool, I’m not a good fit.
RIFTERS, is a multi-POV, YA Contemporary Fantasy. A unique mash-up of Ghostbusters and Pacific Rim, perfect for fans of Marie Lu and Alexandra Bracken.
After his parents were killed as an infant during the first breach—a cross-dimensional collision between Earth and the Rift—Ayden Michells told himself he would avenge their deaths, no matter the cost. So, he started the Rifters, a group of vigilante teens who spend their nights dodging the city’s law enforcement to take down the monsters that leak through the cracks. Someone’s gotta do it, why not them.
When Ayden and his team’s latest breach defeat goes horribly wrong and the city descends into a chaos of their making, his group must face the consequences of ripping a hole between the two dimensions big enough to unleash a force greater than anything they’ve ever faced before. A new enemy reveals themselves, and if they lose, the people they love will perish and their city will be swallowed by the Rift.
“Once, long ago, in a city that wasn’t supposed to exist, there lived an exceptional young woman…”
The crackling of my comm’s screeches through my ears as the rest of the group groan.
“Really, Hunter?” Oliver grumbles through the static. His voice echoes from the other side of the service door I’m about to enter. I yank it open and give him a grin. He rolls his green eyes, the only thing visible beneath his black mask, and moves past me, his volt-gun held out in front, ready to fire the second something jumps out.
I follow him down the lane between seats, sticking close while our gazes search the roof and balcony of the theatre above. I sidestep around the top half of a plush, red chair that must have been broken in the evacuation. A door down behind the massive, curtained stage at the head of the cavernous room squeals as Ayden and Sadie move backstage.
It’s always quiet when we first enter a Haunt. The Breachers feel us coming and hide away so they can sneak up on us when we’re distracted. It’s worked exactly two times in the past. I have a scar on my right forearm as proof that they’re not just dumb creatures of the endless Rift, even if the cops and my parents think they are.
An ear shattering scream fills the empty air above us. Oliver spins, his mouth forming the word “Sadie” before taking off, his footfalls as soft as a cat. The plush carpet does well to cover my own heavy steps as I chase after him.
The scream rips through the theatre again, this time accompanied by the static of someone talking over the comms.
“Ayden? What happened?” Oliver whispers down the line to our team leader on the far side of the theatre.
I have written over 15 manuscripts during my writing career. 4 have been published by an indie publisher. I want to continue to write in the Fantasy genre and it’s sub-genre’s.
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