After cramming all weekend long on my query letter, I have managed something satisfying.
Would you be as kind as to provide your opinion, please?
I am writing to seek representation for my novel, MY VIRTUAL DARCY, a 54,000-word new adult romance with speculative fiction themes.
Leah, a Pride and Prejudice fan, dives into her favorite story thanks to a virtual-reality game. She explores Regency England, and like Elizabeth Bennet, squabbles with the infamous Darcy. When Leah gives in to her attraction and kisses him, the character reveals there is a real person piloting him.
As she befriends Theo, the tech-savvy cutie behind Darcy, newscasts report an increasing amount of memory thefts, and players lose control of their body.
MY VIRTUAL DARCY is a standalone novel (with sequel potential), starting with a seemingly innocuous retelling of Austen’s masterpiece, and revealing a darker side as the story unfolds, much similar to Black Mirror and its reflections on new technologies.
I am a debut author, aka IT engineer on parental leave. I live in Bordeaux, France, and chose to write in English because my words flow is better in this language than in my mother tongue–which will deeply sadden my French teachers.
Thank you for your time.
Ms. Monica Nguon