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I could really do with the benefit of everyone's experience and wisdom as I am seriously floundering like a beached whale! I write supernatural romance. It has a humurous edge but not at the cost of intensity between the love interests and there is definite suspense and darker threats.
I finished the first book at the end of last year and have done very little with it because I simply have no idea where to send it. The red book doesn't list agents specialising in supernatural romance and I know approaches must be targeted. When it was reviewed by the Literary Consultancy, they advised I send it to the States as the genre is established there, or wait until it becomes established over here. But I don't want to wait and I have reservations about sending it across the pond because it would make on the ground promotion (appearances at libraries etc) pretty nigh impossible.
Although the completed book is the first in a proposed series, I haven't proceeded with the next one as I feel I need it to prove itself first. It's been really hard to put the characters on the shelf, because the next book is screaming to be written.
I've actually used the time to write another supernatural romance - the first book of a completley different series! I'm in the final chapters now but realise I'm going to be in exactly the same situation as I was with the first one!
Has anyone any experience of getting an agent in the States? Does anyone know of any UK agents that are interested in the supernatural? If I'm not careful, I could end up with several completed manuscripts - all of which I have done zilch with - but not out of choice.
Any advice at all would be hugely appreciated!
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