It’s Pitch Day! Holly Atkinson with Samhain is our guest editor!

April 19, 2014


It’s been a while since our last pitch session!

Welcome everyone. Holly will be here tomorrow to look at the pitches that make it through today.

Remember to read the rules before you pitch. I really don’t like deleting pitches for foolish mistakes, but rules are rules. If you look back at past Agent/Editor Shops, I do delete if you don’t follow the guidelines. Even for something as simple as going over the pitch word count by a word.

SO now that that’s out of the way. Please wait to send your pitches in when you see the word go posted at the top of this post in big green letters! If you send it before that, I will delete it. I’ll post the word go around 10:00 am EST.

While you’re waiting, check out one of Holly’s authors:

ORIGIN by Dani Worth


In the race for freedom—and love—there’s no holding back.

The Kithran Regenesis, Book 4 

After fourteen torturous years as a slave on a galaxy roving entertainment ship, Siri carries only vague memories of parents who loved her, Gwinarian food, and her beautiful home planet of Kithra.

When two space pirates burst into her owner’s room, the choice they offer her is all too easy: stay and face government questioning about the two intruders, or take a chance and go with them.

Claybourne and Anders had planned to help expose the pleasure ship owner’s involvement in Kithra’s destruction. But when they happen upon Siri, saving one of the last—and most beautiful—of the Gwinarian race takes precedence. 

Siri tastes freedom long denied…and temptation to succumb to the deep sexual tension vibrating between her and her two liberators. Clay and Anders take pleasure in letting her take the lead in rediscovering the power of intimacy. 

But there are more secrets to uncover, and Siri senses that the closer they come to the truth, the closer she comes to the most painful choice of all—to let her pirate lovers go.

Warning: Sexy human space pirates. An acerbic-tongued crew. A beautiful wounded alien woman. M/M/F sparks galore, and interplanetary intrigue.


Where to buy:



Barnes & Noble

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Good luck to everyone pitching today!


Hump Day Kick Start – Blow Me Down Edition

April 16, 2014

Song of the Day: Lead Sails (and a Paper Anchor) by Atreyu

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.




In honor of my newest tattoo, I present today’s prompt.

Who is our tattooed sailor? Is he captain of my, er, I mean, a sailing vessel? Is he a stowaway caught by the boat’s the sexy owner? Maybe he is a deckhand on a restored 18th century ship. Or is he the floating museum’s curator? Who is he looking at? What is his expression? Why is he lying on the deck? Did his beautiful first mate just pop him in his jaw? If so, why? Maybe his adorable, but clueless, passenger he let take the helm knocked him off his feet (literally) as she turned the wheel into a particularly rough wave. Too bad she doesn’t know port from starboard.

Details. I want details. What is you take? Let’s hear from you.

Want to pitch to Holly Atkinson from Samhain Publishing??? 4-19-2014!

April 13, 2014

That’s right!

It’s time for Editor Shop at Musetracks, and we have the wonderful Holly Atkinson joining us as our special Easter weekend shopping editor.

She’s on the hunt for a new submission to put in her basket.


So read the rules HERE, polish those pitches, and come join us Sat, April 19th at approx 10:00 am EST.

Oh, and you can find what Samhain Publishing is looking for HERE.


Good luck to everyone and please pass along the news!



Hump Day Kick Start – Diner Edition

April 9, 2014

Song of the Day: Slow Burn by Atreyu

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.



Hmm…diner, couple making out on the counter. There’s a story in this picture and I want you to tell me about it.

Who is our couple? Is he a trucker just passing through? Was the coffee that good, he just had to show his appreciation? Is she the diner’s owner seducing the banker’s son in hopes to keep her struggling business from foreclosing? Perhaps the town’s mechanic rescued the beauty outside of town where her fancy sports car broke down and their attraction was so immediate, he had to devour her like the diner’s apple pie special?

Don’t be shy. Let me hear your take.

Link Of The Week

April 8, 2014

This site actually started as a Face Book page and was so successful they decided to launch a whole web site. Everyday another unusual and interesting set of facts are posted. New fodder at your fingertips to include in your story daily!

Did you know there’s a college scholarship out there for being resourceful in a zombie apocalypse…but you can only use five things?Aleksi_Zombies_boxcover600_600





Did you know penguins mate for life and actually propose to one another?Penguins




Did you know the pomegranate is almost a cure all?Health-Benefits-of-Promenganate



Come and tickle your fancy with unusual tidbits of information!

Hump Day Kick Start – Headlights Edition

April 2, 2014

Song of the Day: Sick by Adelita’s Way

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.


Seems I’m on a roadway kick lately.

So this is interesting. What’s going on with our fella? Is he putting his pants on or pulling them off. I’m going with off, but this is your prompt. Why is he half-naked? Did the sexy officer who pulled him over for some undisclosed violation offer to let him go if he gave her a show? Did his girlfriend kick him out of the car, throwing his clothes out the window, and locking the doors? If so, why? Could he have lost a bet with his buddies and now he’s has to moon drivers passing by? Maybe, just maybe, it’s so hot outside that he decided to strip down before changing the flat tire.

What’s your take? Love to hear from ya.


Link Of The Week- Now Smell This!

April 1, 2014



Marie- Claude found this fascinating site for this week’s Link Of The Week. I’ve rummaged around the information and have found many tidbits that I plan on inserting in my manuscript set in Costa Rica. This has applications across many genres and can be mixed with Highland fantasies as well as Jack The Ripper terrors. May your olfactory sense be delighted by this link. Enjoy!



Hump Day Kick Start – Naked Cowboy Hitchhiker Edition

March 26, 2014

Song of the Day: That’s My Kinda Night by Luke Bryan

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.



What would you do if you saw THIS on a long lonesome stretch of the highway? I’d be testing my brakes.

Tell me about our prompt. Who is this cowboy? Why is he wearing only a cowboy hat? And why is he smiling? Is that his guitar, or someone else’s? Be creative! Really, you need no help from me today.

Gimme your gems. Let’s hear from you.

Link Of The Week- Inspire Yourselves

March 25, 2014



We all need inspiration. We just do. I get it from my friends that get together with me to write. Where do you find yours? Check out the links this week to give you some inspiration. May your creative juices be turned on full force!



Hump Day Kick Start – Flasher Edition

March 19, 2014

Song of the day: Live It Up by Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.


Introducing today’s prompt. She’s flashing traffic. How fun is that?

What’s her story? Is she doing this on a dare? What will she get for doing it (besides a giddy and/or queasy feeling)? Is she flashing her boyfriend on his way to work? How about protesting something—like tearing down the bridge she’s standing on or bras? What if her antics were caught on film by a news crew?

You tell me. Love to hear your take on this exhibitionist.


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