Dang! Now that was an explosion! Poor Clyde shook from his crooked toes to his disheveled locks. Cletus slid off with his tail tucked firmly between his legs, mumbling something about humans being the death of all dogs. Mr. Tittles could hardly be blamed for his cat-like indignation.
It was an explosion of renovation and instantaneous revitalization, creating superpowers in ordinary who happened into the library, beginning a quest for love, and pitting a mechanic against the mighty strength of the publishing industry’s evil villain, Lawrence Willingbott, III, for the hand of one fair maiden, Lillian. Or, perhaps Lawrence just wants Lillian’s book.
One tale. Four genres. One cast of characters. Four sets of superpowers. From John comes the sci-fi world of talking cats and quantum mechanics fixing mathematical problems. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that humorist Allen would give Lillian the ability to change hair color and breast size with the shake of her head. Judy conveys the ultimate superpower in romance writing, the power to create love from hate. Completing this tale is Kevin, scaring Beelzebub out of your shorts and conjuring spells in Lawrence’s dungeon.
Four novellas all alike? Forget it! Travel through Shakespearean England for romance, or walk the moon trails with Mr. Tittles. You can smell the stench of a jail cell in hell, or sip coffee with Clyde, our lovable mechanic, in a local Waffle House. One tale told four ways. 4Play!
Ok, here's the usual advice exception. Everywhere else I've said "focus on charachter". Here of course you can't. Here you need to focus on the FORM. If you've got four novels in four genres (and this strikes me as impossible but never mind that now) you need to LEAD with that and then give us the point at which they intersect....I think. See..I'm real confused about what this exactly is and that's a huge problem when you're querying. I really really need to know what it is.
One thing I will say for this though: no sainted siblings!
Back to the Waffle House for more coffee and revisions.