Monday, May 19, 2014

Team Kimberly #8: THE PACT

Title: THE PACT
Genre: ADULT SCIFI
Word Count: 100K

Query:

For twenty-one-year old Scarlett Earle, being the President’s daughter has its perks, like getting exempt from a worldwide alien-induced slaughter that happens once every four years.

After an alien race, known as the Otros, set in motion a war that consumed the Earth, the powers on both sides made a pact to end the fight. The result was The Clearing, an event that allows a harvest of all the Earth’s resources, including humans. For mankind, this means respite from attack and peaceful living for the majority of their lives. For the Otros, it means total domination.

Scarlett is assigned the task of traveling through North America to speak about the importance and history of The Clearing. While on the road, she learns that the story she's been told to tell isn’t as accurate as she once thought. The lies that her parents have been telling her, and the entire world, begin to unravel and Scarlett learns that the pact her father made may not have been so simple.

As Scarlett discovers the truth, she’ll be in danger not only from an underground rebel group who plans to overthrow the government, but also from the government itself. 
THE PACT is a standalone Adult novel with series potential. It is HOUSE OF CARDS meets WAR OF THE WORLDS, as political gameplay and science fiction merge in a story about a corrupt government and a girl who is faced with the ultimate choice: duty or truth? 

First 250:

The invasion didn’t happen the way it does in the movies. Instead of screaming, there was silence. No black, omniscient death ships hovering in the sky.  No unstoppable laser-powered weapons. Definitely, no little green men. 

It was anti-climactic where scenarios of world domination are concerned. One could even say that if it wasn’t for living in the age of technology, mankind could have carried on and not even noticed what was happening around them. 

The disappearances began in the poorest countries, Liberia, Malawi, the Congo. At first it was just the livestock that went missing. Large herds seemed to evaporate overnight, with no evidence left of where they went or who took them. Then there was war, but in places already filled with struggle, this didn’t draw much attention from the rest of the world, not until more precious goods began to go missing. Coffee, cotton, diamonds and oil suffered the same fate as the livestock and this made the world take notice, but not in a good way. The fighting grew to a larger scale, each countries leaders accusing the others. There was conflict and violence that began consuming the planet, all of which laid the groundwork for the real war to begin. 

  It’s hard to know whether they planned this, or if it was sheer luck that the human race chose to hurt instead of help each other. After fine goods, they moved onto the next commodity they sought, the one that they wanted more than anything.

Us.  

2 comments:

  1. I'd love to see this!

    -Mollie Glick

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  2. I actually have alien invasion novels on my manuscript wishlist right now, so this is just the kind of story I've been looking for! Love your query and sample pages – this is definitely my kind of novel! If you'd be interested in querying me with this, I'd love to take a look at the first 100 pages!

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