Title: My Protector: The Calling
Genre: YA post-apocalytpic
Word Count: 70,000 words
Pitch: When Eri develops the calling—an internal link to the man-eating beasts plaguing the planet—she must learn to control it or gain skills to fight before ending up in the belly of a beast.
Going to the river alone is forbidden. Knowing this clear-cut rule of our people wasn’t enough to stop me from stepping off the gravel path and walking deep into the vacant field. I no longer controlled my body.
Adrenaline thrummed inside me as I drifted closer. White-hot anger burned in my belly, if it was even anger churning there. I had never felt anger creep through my veins before. Whatever this was, it pulled me toward the unknown.
I didn’t belong out there. I knew better. I should’ve run in the opposite direction, back to our village. But I couldn’t turn away. With each step into the darkness, the foreign emotion intensified, guiding me forward. I surrendered to the aggression. I had no choice.
The warning bell struck, ringing through my insides. My people had fled for safety into the closest shelter possible when it sounded the first time.
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