Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dear Agent

Dear Agent,

I am seeking representation for my novel, The Nativity, a 75 000 word paranormal romance.

When Mary is visited by an angel telling her that she is to become magically impregnated with the child foretold by ancient prophesy, she is stunned, but not as stunned as her boyfriend Joseph. Ordered to travel to Jerusalem by their Roman overlords to take part in the census, Mary and Joseph set out on a borrowed donkey on the difficult journey. Upon their arrival in Jerusalem, the only accommodation they can afford is in a stable.

Meanwhile, three wise kings, seeking to pay homage to the as yet unborn child, make the mistake of alerting evil King Herod to the imminent birth. Herod, mad with the desire to retain his power, orders the massacre of every male child born in Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph are forced to flee their homeland in an attempt to save their newborn son from what even the angels believe is his destiny: death in Jerusalem. With angels and kings and heaven itself set against them, Mary and Joseph struggle not only to protect their son, but also their own burgeoning relationship.

The Nativity is an epic tale of love and betrayal, set against the vivid backdrop of Roman-occupied Judea. I believe that it would appeal to readers who loved the Twilight saga and Hush, Hush.


Okay, so it was night work and I was tired, but it's still a good story, right? 

Whatever your beliefs, I hope you have a great Christmas and get the chance to spend time with the people you love. Happy holidays! 


  1. That query reads really well, but the story sounds very familiar for some reason.

    Merry Christmas to you, too! And if you ever make a trailer for that book, here's a couple songs that would fit right in.

    1. Well you know, MC, there's no such thing as an original idea. But maybe I should add in some ninja pirates. There's always room for ninja pirates, right?

    2. Ninja pirates would’ve made it a whole lot easier to go to church when I was a kid.

      Heck, it still would. Sunday school could take place at the dojo, and they could put together Christmas and International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

      "Arr! God bless ye merry swabbies!"

  2. Usually I tell people not to query over the holidays, but this might be one instance where you could get a lot of response. Send that baby out. :P

    Merry Christmas, Jen.

    1. Merry Christmas, Luanne!
      Should I tell them in the query letter that I've got a sequel as well? Working title: "Jesus: the Reckoning"

  3. Replies
    1. Happy Christmas, Girl Friday! Great to hear from you again!

  4. Hey Jen,

    That was brilliant and if The Book ever comes out, let me know, 'cos I want to read The Word. :)


  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I meant to add above :)

    1. Thanks Mark! A merry Chistmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours as well!



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