Rememption: Queen of the Wolves

Book Cover

ACTION EPIC FANTASY ROMANCE SCI-FI YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE/THRILLER CRIME

17th Century or Earlier,Contemporary,Across Centuries

Stephanie Jacobsmeyer

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Logline

Beth was an animal lover and veterinary worker. Once she found out there was a nearby dogfighting ring, she knew she must stop them. She enlisted an old flame's help from his motorcycle club to help take out the dogfighters. Will they win? The answer shall lie in her past life as a Viking Queen.

Genre

Action,Epic,Fantasy,Romance,Sci-fi,Young Adult,Suspense/Thriller,Crime

Short Summary

Beth was a caring vet tech. Recently, there was a string of bait dogs from a dogfighting ring being dumped. Beth knew she had to help. She knew she must enlist a former love's motorcycle club to take them down. She knew she could save lives because she saw her past battles in her dreams.


Beth received the help she needed from the MC. She was fierce and ready. Her dreams showed her she had done this before. She conquered evil because of her connection to the "wolves." Her love for her past flame intensified and empowered her. She was now a fearless leader not to be reckoned with.

Setting

Missouri, Baltic Sea, Scandinavia

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rebellion Against 'The One',Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Bethany

Age: 30s

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Clumsy,Empathetic,Selfless,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Insecure,Romantic,Visionary,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Underdog,Blunt,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Trevor

Age: 30s

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass,Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Romantic,Heartthrob,Sarcastic,Unapologetic,Leader,Heroic,Masculine,Sexy,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Egil

Age: 40s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Narcisstic,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Greedy,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Leader,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Cara

Age: 30s

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Crazy,Blunt,Selfless,Empathetic,Skillful,Heroic,Honorable,Unapologetic,Engaging

Development Pitch

Bethany was a veterinary technician and animal lover. She worked at a local veterinary office. Recently there had been a string of gravely injured bait dogs dumped like garbage in her small town. Bethany felt she must become a vigilante and take out this dogfighting ring. She enlisted a family friend and high school crush to help her. He belonged to a local Motorcycle Club. Would the MC club help Bethany and wage an all-out war on these inhumane abusers? The reason Bethany was intensely invigorated to lead the battle was because of her past life. She saw her former life in her dreams. It showed her the path to victory. In past time, she was a strong Viking villager and warrior who had to take on a similar evil. Her connection to animals revealed a supernatural twist unimaginable.

About The Author

Stephanie grew up in Missouri. She enjoyed being creative through dance, acting, and playing volleyball. She always had ideas for films or books. She also wanted to act in them one day. Stephanie graduated high school in 2005 and attended Lindenwood University. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Advertising and Media. Stephanie married her longtime love Patrick in 2011 and now has two children and two dogs. She loves to write and she claims it makes her feel free.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Genre

ACTION, THRILLER, ROMANCE

Brief

Bethany wants to put a stop to a local dog fighting ring that has recently sprung up. Unable to do it alone she enlists her other vet techs, her high school crush and his motorcycle gang to help put a stop the the animal abuse. Bethany comes face to face with the owner, an evil king from her previous life as a Viking and she realizes she must set the record straight.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

FIRST PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: GOOD

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

MC is an abbreviation that is meant to stand for Motorcycle Club, but without the context of the book, these initials could have other meanings. It would be better to write out the motorcycle club instead of the initials for clarity. The logline lists that there has been a string of bait dogs in Bethany's town, but Bethany only experiences one at work before she springs into action rather than many.

Draw of Story

The idea that a vet tech is taking on a dog fighting ring is entertaining and has a lot of emotional investment.

Possible Drawbacks

There are not set backs that have lasting consequences to build the tension. The progress from beginner karate to fighting expert is too quick for the pacing to seem realistic. Showing conflicts aside from how the antagonists are evil such as the protagonists struggles would help add rising actions toward the climax.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that a dog fighting ring is being taken down by a trio of vet techs and their motorcycle gang. Dog fighting is a pretty universal villain; an audience would root for their defeat and the protagonists' success.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a medium size fanbase depending on if the actions genre is more central than the romance. The hyper-violence of the action may be off-putting, and this film is likely going to be just for adults due to its sensitive nature.

Awards Potential

It is possible that this could have some awards potential for Bethany for her fight against animal abuse if the fight becomes more philosophical and less about her past Viking life. The romance and the action are exciting elements to the story but the focus would have to be on stopping animal abuse for potential award recognition.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

SONS OF ANARCHY, FREE WILLY, VIKINGS, THE LOBSTER, DANCING WITH THE WOLVES, TRUE BLOOD

What’s New About the Story

A lot of the story is original, but getting the elements to be cohesive could be more seamless. Bethany's matter of fact take on love, diabetes, and dogfighting as well as Vikings seems like different genres at times. By focusing on the hyper-realism of gritty dog fighting or the mystical aspects of her Viking past life, the tone would be more even.

Lead Characters

Bethany is “no nonsense,” and talks very directly. She knows what she wants and the order of her priorities. She has a brave heart and is ambitious.

Uniqueness of Story

This has too many elements from drug addiction and human trafficking to past life dream sequences about Vikings to be a rare gem. By catering the focus to the intended drama, either gritty realism or historical fiction, the narrative will be more cohesive in tone.

Possible Formats

Film - Indie, Film - Streaming, Film - Studio, TV Series - Cable, TV Series - Network, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

The side characters could be more dynamic to match their loud personalities. The pacing needs lasting setbacks so the emotional investment of success feels earned for the protagonists. The Viking element is interesting but its integration could be shorter and smoother to correct narrative flow.