The fantasy manuscript is edited. I am happy with it. I may be sick of it. Nevertheless (oh-how-I-love-that-word), I have already let it set sail to three different ports. One is an agent I've met, one is an agent I was recommended to, and one is a stranger in a dark alley. Wish me luck. Here is my normal synopsis:
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Young noblewoman Lisette de Lille is duty-bound to marry on her 18th birthday, and solidify France’s hold over their small Caribbean island. What good would it do to dream of finding love, or experiencing freedom?
She does dream about something she saw as a child. A red dragon. No one believed her, but it was terrifying and mesmerizing, and she searches the skies daily, hoping to see it again.
Lisette’s life of obligation is upended when her fiancé and his Spanish mistress sell her to the pirate Rocco. She is drawn to the ruthless and seductive pirate and his secret to an ancient curse involving dragons, even as she seeks revenge against her betrayers. Her buried desires, for love, freedom, and even dragons, may be within her reach, if she can convince Rocco to help her.
First, she must convince him not to kill her.
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Agent I've Met requested a full synopsis, ending and spoilers included. I won't be sharing that one with you.
BTW, in case you're wondering, this is my idea of Tristan de Rocco, pirate of the Caribbean.