Just wanted to let everyone know that I took your comments into consideration when revising, but I also went ahead and finalized the query and submitted it to ‘s open call for YA queries on her lj. The main reason being she put a firm deadline of Friday, and said she had gotten well over 100 submissions already. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I at least get a partial request, but we’ll see!
Maiden. Mother. Crone. One witch from an unbroken line holds the potential to serve as the Triple Goddess’s Vessel. Another will commit any act necessary to control her. Even murder.
18-year-old Briana McRae never dreamed the sudden deaths of her parents would unleash a closet full of family skeletons and relatives she never knew existed. But as she grows closer to the newfound aunt and cousin who loathe each other, it becomes obvious that one of them is manipulating her with a mystical family heirloom, hoping to force her onto a path of dark magic and blood sacrifice.
Now she must choose between the two: her charismatic aunt Carey, who caused Briana’s parents to flee Boston 19 years earlier; or Riley, the prickly cousin who shows up after each of Briana’s mysterious blackouts. Add to that an uncle whose touch inspires forbidden desire, a budding romance with Riley’s first love, and a run-in with Carey’s lover, and Briana’s left struggling to figure out who to trust. On All Hallows Eve she faces Badb, the cruelest aspect of the Triple Goddess, and the only one who can save her from complete darkness. But only if Briana has the courage to accept her position as the Triple Goddess’s avatar–without being swept away in a sea of inhumanity.
Vessel of Dreams is an 80,000-word YA urban fantasy novel similar to Charles DeLint’s Blue Girl or Holly Black’s Tithe. I can be reached via email at [edited out] or via the web at http://www.kaseymackenzie.com. Thank you for your time.
Now, if anyone notices anything obvious, please feel free to point it out and I will correct when I start subbing this to agents. Which I think I may start doing ASAP since I only ever submitted this to Harlequin’s Luna line several years ago, and that was when it (the ms) was still geared toward adults.