View Full Version : Seeking beta readers for 70k urban fantasy

11-01-2009, 05:51 AM
Hi folks,

I'm seeking beta readers for my 70k urban fantasy, THE INFERNAL FAMILY. :D Latest query version:

Dear [agent],

I am seeking representation for my 70,000-word urban fantasy, THE INFERNAL FAMILY.

Half-demon infernal Johann Stark is barred from churches and burned by crosses, but he's determined to stay human: his rag-tag family of infernal fosterlings depend on his protection. As long as he keeps his family safe, Johann can believe he's risen above his heritage to become a good person.

Then a pissed-off angel crashes his territory and sets him an ultimatum. Hand over his eleven-year-old foster daughter, whose powers can be used to ID and toast infernals, or the angel will butcher his way through Johann's family and take her anyway.

When Johann reluctantly hands over his daughter he makes himself a promise. He's going to save her. Whatever the cost. He'll kill angels, unleash his hated demonic father and sacrifice what's left of his humanity to put his family back together.

But if he ever saves his daughter, he may no longer be human enough to be the father his family need.

Thank you for your consideration.

[name/details]Also, if you're interested:

First chapter (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141112) in SYW.
Second chapter (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148451) in SYW.
Teaser (http://universityoffantasy.blogspot.com/2009/10/teaser-tuesday.html) on my blog.

After November, I'd be happy to beta any fantasy, YA fantasy or paranormal novel in exchange. PM or rep me with your email if you'd like to beta read. :)

edit to add: This is a pretty dark story, with a lot of violence, some torture and a few moderately graphic sex scenes, both straight and gay. Let's all pretend that I mentioned this at the start instead of only remembering to include it now. :tongue


Mad Hatter
11-04-2009, 03:57 AM
Ooooh! Anyrhing with demons, I'm into. I would love to read this and give feedback :D