Friday, February 18, 2011

Hunted--Young Adult Paranormal with Romance elements

Seventeen year old Aurora Caine lives alone on the streets of San Francisco.  She wasn't always homeless, once she had a cozy house, a nice car, and a beautiful life.  Suddenly this life was ripped apart by a strange illness that claimed her parents and her fraternal twin sister Audrey.

The lab where her parents both worked in had an accident with bio-chemicals that were being tested for their uses as bio-weapons for the military.  The fact that she alone had survived made her a hunted girl.  The powers that be at Agro-Gen Chemicals, the name the company chose to hide their true purpose, wanted her for experiments and the anti-bodies that she had against this virus they labeled Agro-Chrome #19.

On the run from her hometown of Bellevue, NE she leaves signs that she's headed for New York City, but instead goes the opposite direction to San Francisco, CA.

Her life of scrounging to get by, choosing a new name every six weeks, and constantly looking over her shoulder is about to be put to the test.  Not only is she immune to the devastating effects of Agro-Chrome #19, but she's also noticing a change in her.  Suddenly she's able to influence people's thinking and her hands heat up as a defense mechanism.  Attempting to control her newfound abilities will be the key to keeping off of Agro-Gen's radar, but also the government's too.

She also gets caught when she meets James Mead.  His shy manner and trusting eyes disarms her.  She has to make a choice, would she trust this boy she was falling in love with, or would she have to move down to Los Angeles?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Phoenix......Young Adult Contemporary

Phoenix was your popular girl, cheerleader, with the great guy, everything was great.  Her best friend was throwing an epic Sweet Sixteen bash, everything was platinum.  That dream life was shattered one day by one disturbed boy. 

Left to figure out how to live life again, this time in a wheelchair Phoenix now has a new outlook on life.  Things weren't about the popular crowd anymore.  They were about being able to get out of bed by herself, being able to get in the house, being able to do things for herself again with confidence.

Somewhere along the way she realizes that not only did she have power all along to help herself, but she helps her family as well, and still manages to get the guy in the end.

This project is now completed & in the process of being queried.

First of my two new ideas......Young Adult Supernatural

The story of Samantha, a teenaged girl that was raised to think that she was human when she was not.  Her fate was sealed the day that she was born, for she was destined to be the youngest of the Three Fates.  Out of the blue a very strange man shows up at her doorstep asking about a key her grandmother had been holding on to for her and is extremely mysterious about why he needs her to use it.

Her story continues on through her journey of taking over the position of Clotho, the youngest Fate, and the obstacles that stand in her way, since there are many other beings that reside on Earth that would rather the Fates didn't have their complete set of three.

Samantha fights through her fears, her bumbling, and her heart to finally assume her rightful position as Clotho and continue to give the humans of the world their fate.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Salem By Way of California--Young Adult Paranormal

Salem By Way of California is the story of Randi Halstead, a teenage girl who is suddenly moved from San Francisco, CA to Salem, MA to live with her paternal grandmother and her parents. Her parents are viciously murdered by Lawrence Putnam who has had a centuries old grudge against the Warren Family, Randi's maternal side of the gene pool, dating back to the days of the Salem Witch Trials.  Lawrence has been waiting for the return of the Halsteads so he could carry out his grudge. 

Randi simultaneously has to deal with the loss of what she considered her hometown, coming to grips with the loss of her main family unit, as well as dodging death because Lawrence has vowed to kill all that are descended from the Warren line.  Soon after the death of her parents Randi realizes that she has abilities that have the potential to get out of hand, she has premonitions, empathy, telekinesis, and pyrokinesis.  These abilities have traveled down the family line to her.

Randi, with the help of her paternal grandmother and great aunts, is able to get a handle on her abilities.  Along the way she finds that she’s able to finally get to know her family in a way that she never has, and find love and happiness in the end.