Thursday, June 29, 2017

#PimpMyBio PitchWars 2017

Hello, fellow mentees! My name is Elisa and you can find me on Twitter @elisa_stryker

This is my very first #PitchWars and I'm not sure what I'm doing. I saw a hashtag on Twitter with the word "pimp" in it so here I am. (No pimps or Doggs were harmed in the making of this blog)

So, I have no idea what to say about myself that's interesting. This is the part I usually skip on interviews, contests, meeting new people, classrooms...but let's pretend I'm interesting for a bit.

Scratch that, let's start with the book. So it's called IMMUNITY HUNTER. It is YA Fantasy. If you like zombies, werewolves, evil organizations, and secrets, then you'll love my book. Let me stress: This is very animeish. So if you do not like anime or do not understand anime then it's probably not the book for you.

A few things you may not know about my manuscript:

  • It's written like an anime including cheesy poses and over exaggerated expressions (no nose bleeds, though)
  • The zombies have tentacle tongues, long claws extending about five inches, and sharp teeth that extend out like a shark
  • Magic exists
  • My fiance helped with most of the "blow em up" scenes


Seventeen-year-old Sasame’s city is at war. The enemy is horrific, reanimated mutants that rip people apart with their tentacle tongues and eat them alive. But unlike other people, Sasame can actually make a difference. As an Immunity Hunter, she does the dirty work for her agency, kidnapping those immune to the mutation virus so the agency can create a stronger vaccine.

Although the work tears down her mental state, Sasame trusts her boss, Omi, and his vision for the future of their city. That's before she meets Konan, a persistent teen desperately trying to figure out why people are vanishing. Sasame shouldn’t be attracted to him—connections lead to heartache—yet his passion and dedication to the city reel her in. As the missions leave her with horrible nightmares, she uses Konan as a distraction from the madness. That distraction turns into wanting more than a quick fix.

Omi isn’t pleased with this turn of events. His Immunity Hunters are well-oiled machines, and petty romance is just gunk in the gears. After forcing Sasame to watch the murder of another agent's girlfriend, Omi presents Sasame with a choice: kill Konan to prove her loyalty to the cause, or be killed herself.


In a city protected by a large wall, five teens hone their magic and fighting skills to take on their worst enemy. Little do they know the undead, flesh-hungry mutants aren't the only things threatening their lives. Together, they must overcome their own internal battles to save the city.

Yes, this is a multi-POV novel. If the plot doesn't hook you, the characters will.

Now About me...

  • I work all the time but I work for myself so it's not bad
  • I'm always around my laptop and/or smartphone
  • I prefer electronics over paper and pen
  • I do not like cats at all...not even a little bit. They are the spawn of the devil sent to destroy my home
  • Social media has ruined my life

Favorite Video Games

  • Skyrim
  • Left 4 Dead (1 & 2 and all the DLCs)
  • Dragon Age
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • FFX & FFX-2 (you may recognize one of the character names in my manuscript)

Favorite Movies

  • Saw (all of them)
  • Paranormal Activity (all of them)
  • The Conjuring (both of them)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (the 1st one)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (most of them)


  1. Hellow fellow Mentee! IMMUNITY HUNTER sounds fantastic! GOOD LUCK! This is my first time doing #pitchwars too :-)

    1. Hey Dannielle! :) Good luck on the battlefield!

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  3. Immunity Hunter sounds SUPER anime and a lot of fun :D Did you draw the character artwork too? The characters look amazing.

    1. Thanks! No, I commissioned an artist on DeviantArt. I have her link posted under the character bios on this blog :)

    2. Oh sweet, thanks! I'll check her out.

  4. Love the bones of your story. your Immunity Hunters sounds like a great concept. Good luck in the Wars.

  5. Hello, fellow PitchWars first-timer! Good luck!! Also, A+ taste in video games. DA forever has my heart.