YA fantasy with romantic subplots!
I’ve been writing seriously for about 4 years, and have hopped from YA paranormal/urban fantasy to YA sci-fi to YA fantasy, which is what I’m working on now. Everything I write tends to have a romantic subplot, and so does everything I read!
YA is my passion – anyone in the vein of Jennifer Armentrout, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah Maas, Marissa Meyer, Kiera Cass, etc etc.
Super-love voicey main characters, anything royalty related, retellings/re-imaginings of fairytales/adventures/etc. Love romantic subplots, but with something bigger going on.
Fav tropes: omg there’s only one bed, fake-dating becomes real love, hate to love
Really, really unpolished query for my WIP that I’m not yet halfway through, and also I’m pansting so I’m not sure about the last paragraph yet 🙂 –
If Peach returns with an explanation, her unsought reward is a marriage to her best friend, Prince Salvatore—who is in love with someone else.
Despite the king being as trustworthy as a week-old roast, Peach can’t disobey direct orders, so she’s out of the castle and clumsily twirling a sword before she knows it. While she’s wondering why the king sent her and why he’s suddenly concerned with the incanta, she runs into a masked, yet charming thief named Enzo. He talks her into letting him join, because they both need the other: his knowledge of the kingdom is priceless to Peach, and although Enzo doesn’t believe in magic, it may be his only chance to erase his past mistakes.
As they venture through the kingdom together, Peach continues to question the king’s motives and also why she is becoming so enamored with the thief. But when Peach and Enzo find the old woman, they learn that magic is very much alive—and that the king was just as deceitful as Peach thought. She must make a choice: either stay safe and return to the castle to live a life she doesn’t want, or face treason to uncover what the king is up to.
First project – YA urban fantasy about a race of people descended from Roman gods w/ powers
Second – YA sci-fi about a “boarding school” almost type of place where the kids had chips that allowed them to change, worked for the secret service
Third (currently out w/ agents) – YA other-world fantasy inspired by Anatasia, street-rat girl goes looking for family and realizes that she’s the princess, threats come back when she returns, involving the gang who raised her, who happened to be the ones who carried out the siege that killed her parents
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