Hi Alison E, welcome. Your book sounds very exciting. I love stories set in university towns -- something about all that knowledge and history. And sorry to tell you the truth -- you are mad to do this -- we all are, but actually it's quite fun! I'll be looking out for beta readers in about a month, so if you are still looking at that point...
Here's a not very edited blurb of my woman's/bookclub spec fic:
Violette’s ability to see sound as colour has always plagued her, but the recent deluge to her senses has caused her perfectly constructed Parisian life to breakdown. Desparate for respite, she escapes to the peace and quiet of her long-missed childhood home and, as she immerses in village life, she is captivated by Rémy, her old friend and master piano tuner, who almost convinces her to explore the senses she has denied.
But the village has changed since her childhood; the chateau ruins are shrouded in an unnerving atmosphere the local musicians call the Désaccord, and the inhabitants don’t fit with her rose-tinted memories. When Violette discovers Rémy has been missing, presumed dead, for the past five years, she becomes entangled in a world of sublime music, passion and desperation, a world where the Désaccord holds sway over Rémy’s existence and the mysterious song, Lo Boièr, casts its measure over them all.
Could the key to Rémy ’s redemption lie in Violette’s mingled senses? But facing herself would mean dealing with the pain and memories that lie beneath, and that would be unimaginable.