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Xan K

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Aug 13, 2021, 11:12:32 PMAug 13
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Hi everyone! 

My novel is about a Punjabi girl in rural Georgia who sells her soul to the devil for folk music talent (in order to save her family's motel & so much more*). I'm agented and in the last round of edits with this one. While I'm looking for CPs for this book, I'm ideally looking for longterm CPs for future projects as well! 

* This MS has four POVs and a podcast narrative woven throughout. It is a hefty story and comes with a handful of trigger warnings, but I'd really only need high-level critique for it. 

Last book I loved: Sadie by Courtney Summers 
A book that epitomizes me: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater 
(drawn to stories that explore the darkest and most magical parts of humanity) 

Comment below if you're interested, and we can email! 

Sophia Reagan

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Aug 15, 2021, 2:52:44 PMAug 15
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Hi!

Your book sounds really interesting! I have a project that I just finished revising based on CPs feedback and am looking for a fresh pair of eyes before I query. It's an 83,000 word YA fantasy.

My pitch: Nix uses her dark magic to assassinate her queen's enemies. But when the queen orders her to find a mysterious boy in a magical garden, Nix starts to wonder what the queen's goal really is--and what she's been helping with.

Let me know if that's of any interest to you,
Sophia

JC Hope

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Aug 16, 2021, 10:27:11 AMAug 16
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Hi there!

Your book sounds super interesting! I live in Amsterdam now but I spent three years living in Atlanta (2014 - 2017 ish), with some rural work assignments, so the setting will be familiar to me.

 I am also hoping to find long term CPs. I have completed a New Adult fantasy, 95,000 words, dual POV. I wanted to write something inspired by the Scorpio Races (desolate island, dangerous seas), but it has come out a lot sweeter/lighter. I am querying at the moment and would love an opinion on it.

Currently reading: Ten Thousand Doors of January, Stephen King's On Writing
Most recently loved: Gods of Jade and Shadow, Mexican Gothic, Rule of Wolves (plus many others!)

Please let me know what you think!

All the best :)

Jennifer
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