Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fake Query 8

Stan Milburn, heist-man extraordinaire, gets more than he bargained for after he steals the cursed black diamonds of Calcutta. (Bad Ice)


Dear EE:

If a sentient mineral told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it? Stan Milburn. master jewel thief, daredevil and quick wit, just might. When Stan steals the fabled black diamonds of Calcutta from a high-security museum in Houston, he knows they're supposed to be cursed. What he doesn't know is that they're possessed. A demon, long trapped in the necklace, is soon manipulating Stan's every move for its own dark purposes. Trouble is, the demon's rather charming, and Stan doesn't mind a bit planning caper after caper, releasing demons everywhere he goes. By the time he realizes he's being controlled, Stan can barely fight it.

On the run from the law, the diamonds talk Stan into arson, election-tampering and yes, jumping off a cliff, as the chase continues all across America. The only person who knows what Stan is up against is Lila, the museum guard secretly on his trail. It will take all Lila's strength and goodness to fight the power of the "bad ice" -- but first she must find Stan before the police do, and before the diamond demons can achieve their nefarious goal: changing the outcome of the Presidential election, and the future of the earth itself.

Bad Ice is a 75,000-word tongue-in-cheek paranormal adventure novel. I am a part-time minion and have personally been controlled by demons inhabiting black diamonds. Please let me know if you would like to see more of Bad Ice.

mb

9 comments:

pjd said...

Write it. And use this query to sell it.

Robin S. said...

Whoa, mb- this is SO cool!

Sarah said...

Love it! Especially the jumping off the cliff part and having been possessed yourself.

Phoenix said...

Now THIS is the way to open with a rhetorical question.


Just excellent, mb.

Khazar-khum said...

Did you buy the necklace off the Jewelry Channel?

This rocks!

Church Lady said...

Where's Chumplet?

Xiexie said...

Wow, someone else changing an election. Hello plot point buddy. Write this!

mb said...

Xiexie, you're right. Somehow election-tampering just seems like the obvious "how to destroy the world" plot right now. Funny about that...

I doubt I'll write it unless I can figure a way to make it YA. (Stan Milburn, 17, master jewel thief...)

who cares what my fake name is said...

Ah, "Bad Ice". The sheer badness of the title has ensured the query will never be forgotten by readers of EE.

This is clever. Particularly the way you managed to make "Bad Ice" actually sound like a good title. Wow.