Here are the pitches!

UPDATE: ALYCIA EMAILED AND REQUESTED FOUR MANUSCRIPTS. I’VE SENT OUT THE EMAILS, SO CHECK YOUR INBOXES.

THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING EVERYONE. ALYCIA SAID THERE WERE A LOT OF GOOD PITCHES.

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Good morning everyone!

Here are the pitches that made it through for today’s pitch day with Alycia Tornetta.

As always, the stats first.

Pitches Recieved: 23

Pitches Accepted: 15

Pitches Rejected: 8

  • 5 – Too long
  • 2- Missing info
  • 1 -Spam

For those of you who followed the rules… Way to go!

Thanks again to Alycia Tornetta for joining us today.

Alycia, if there’s anything you’d like to see more of, email me at dancillaw @ yahoo .com with the title and number of the pitch. Also include what you’d like the author to send, and how you’d like them to send it.

Here they are!

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#1

The Duke of Devonwood

Single Title Contemporary

70,600 words

Miranda is determined to keep her family together after her father’s death. She’ll use the money he left to start the hat business she’s been planning for years. But her world is turned upside down when she discovers that her money has been left in a trust controlled by a duke of England. Worse yet, he’s a modern-day, overbearing, tycoon type of duke who believes he can manage her money better than she can. She storms off to England, determined to make him see reason and, if reason doesn’t work, she’ll try whatever will.

The last thing the Duke of Devonwood needs is more dependents. He’s already the sole support of his father’s second family, and that’s more than enough for him. The arrival of a sassy American and her step-mother who seem to only want money puts him on full alert. He’s spent years dodging manipulative women and he knows all the tricks. But Miranda has a well-hidden, warm and sensuous side that attracts him like the most mysterious and flirty veiled hat. If only he can pierce the veil, he might waken the deeply buried feelings in his own heart.

***

#2

Liquidation

Romance/Contemporary

80K words

As a top IRS Criminal Investigator, Alex Noonan uses his brains and brawn to bring cheaters to justice. Then his career takes a disastrous detour and his last-chance assignment is to apprehend the agency’s most elusive crook.

Mindy Reynolds is a struggling actress in the Big Apple. She’s worked hard to make it alone and distance herself from her tax-evading father. Renting out her family’s brownstone helps pay the bills and deal with her unresolved daddy issues.

When Alex goes undercover as Mindy’s new tenant, their instant attraction ignites into passion. But will the fledgling relationship survive their hidden truths?

***

#3

A Pup, A Pastry and the Prospect for Happiness

Sweet, Contemporary Romance

80 K words

Force Julia Child to cook on a remote Montana ranch, owned by a female-phobic cowboy and what would she do? Bake her way into job security by buttering up the boss? Elon Hardy proceeds in exactly that manner, earning her son’s college tuition payments and Rane Calderon’s respect.

Elon conceived twins on her wedding night, remaining married to a gay physician for family stability. Her essence is patience, but every drop’s extracted when she witnesses a dog thrown from a truck en route to her new position. She arrives willing to tolerate a bullheaded boss, until her divorce is finalized. Rane’s work hardened muscles and rugged charms aren’t an issue until his mistrust melts.

Twenty years prior a woman Rane loved like a sister ruined his life, and it won’t happen again. Blistering mad his new cook’s ­female–sporting a man’s name–he fights attraction he feels for the curvy brunette cook while thwarting rustlers stealing prized Wagyu cattle.

As Elon battles for a fair divorce settlement, she and Rane realize love doesn’t have a “best used before date” and happiness is theirs to discover.

***

#4

Wolfen Secrets

Romance/Paranormal

50k words

Not only do our dreams hold secrets to our future, but as Sonja Brooks discovers they also hold the keys to immense danger for her kind. Sonja finds the westernwerewolf pack in great peril when she and her mate, Tyler Loflin have to take on the vampires and their undead magic.

When confronted with vampires that won’t ever die, Tyler Loflin has to formalize a plan to protect the woman he loves as well as the men who are like brothers to him. The only problem is keeping the plan a secret from Sonja, who is the alpha she-wolf of their pack.

***

#5

Waking Up Dead

Romance/Paranormal

54k words

The truth, Sonja Brooks understands is relevant. She’s a werewolf with a special ‘gift’ and faces danger at every turn. Now, the bloodsuckers stalk her family and the man she loves.

He vowed to protect his men despite the cost. Tyler Loflin must save them and Sonja from the threat of Yankee vampires. Seeking help from one of them will test his faith in the human he once knew and his own strength as a newly born werewolf.

Escaping to a better place, Ty and Sonja set out for Texas, but will the freedom and safety they seek elude them?

***

#6

The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend series #1

Romance/Paranormal

44k words

The Civil War took Sonja Brooks’ husband and left her alone. Unprotected and scared, she runs headlong into a life changing event when she’s attacked by a pack of wolves. Her fate as a werewolf is sealed. When she stumbles upon Ty Loflin, a Rebel soldier dying of his wounds, she nurses him back to health. He’s the perfect mate, but will he want her once he knows the truth?

In Book 1 of this new series by Award-winning author Catherine Wolffe, the Western Werewolf Legend weaves a new blend of western romance with paranormal elements involving werewolves and vampires.

***

#7

Comanche Haven, The Loflin Legacy series #1

Romance/Historical

106K words

From the moment Celia, the emerald-eyed, Comanche half-breed, gets off the stage in Tyler, Texas, Seth Loflin realizes he is on a collision course with the past.  She was his first love and now the Shooter Creek’s ranch boss can’t allow her to succumb to the danger that stalks her.  Someone wants to kidnap her and sell her as a slave, but now that she’s in his protective arms, he intends to keep her safe.

Celia can’t run back to the safety of her former life in South Carolina.  And if she stays at Shooter Creek with Seth, she’ll be putting the man she has always loved and his ranch in danger of harboring a Comanche.  But Seth refuses to leave her side, and his vow to protect her gives Celia the hope and courage she needs.  Now she’ll fight for her new life with Seth…or die trying.

***

#8

The Duke of Devonwood

Single Title Contemporary

70,600 words

Miranda is determined to keep her family together after her father’s death. She’ll use the money he left to start the hat business she’s been planning for years. But her world is turned upside down when she discovers that her money has been left in a trust controlled by a duke of England. Worse yet, he’s a modern-day, overbearing, tycoon type of duke who believes he can manage her money better than she can. She storms off to England, determined to make him see reason and, if reason doesn’t work, she’ll try whatever will.

The last thing the Duke of Devonwood needs is more dependents. He’s already the sole support of his father’s second family, and that’s more than enough for him. The arrival of a sassy American and her step-mother who seem to only want money puts him on full alert. He’s spent years dodging manipulative women and he knows all the tricks. But Miranda has a well-hidden, warm and sensuous side that attracts him like the most mysterious and flirty veiled hat. If only he can pierce the veil, he might waken the deeply buried feelings in his own heart.

***

#9

A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble

Sweet, Contemporary Romance

80 K words

Miranda Whitely puts the death of her family behind  her by focusing on plants she provides in building entrances and dreaming about a dude ranch vacation she’s booked in Montana. Foliage becomes her ally when it hides her as she witnesses an attempted mob hit.  Trusting the FBI agent who comes to her rescue is a thorny business, she has a well-earned aversion to guns.

Grant Morley has bureau blood coursing through his veins. Finding Miranda on the side of a mountain with a bullet  hole in her side is bad enough, learning she’s involved with the crime boss he’s tracked for years cracks the armor he’s built around his heart.

Miranda and Grant fight their attraction while defending themselves against criminals willing to do anything to prevent the testimony of Miranda. Miranda can’t tolerate guns and Grant lands the position he’s wanted for years, cleaning up the worst city in the West. Fortunately for both of them, there’s always room for love, if it’s properly tended.

***

#10

Who Are You?

Contemporary- May/December

89,505 words

Jazz Dawson belongs to an elite code decription unit with the terrorism task force, and when she’s been partnered with the uber-sexy Bryce Shelton, her structured, staid life is thrown into a whirlwind of chaos. He’s the youngest member of their team, ten years her junior, which should make him off limits. But each hot touch, smile, caress… Breaks down her resolve. And when work forces them to spend time together, and his estranged father joins the team, Jazz finds herself drawn into the two men’s struggle for supremacy, and a dangerous web of deciet where no one is her friend, and everyone is her enemy.

***

#11

Undercover

Contemporary Romance

76,000 words

Animal Welfare agent, Jade Devlin, plans to photograph the abuse happening at a puppy mill to help convince the D.A. to grant her a search warrant. She’s as far from a kick-ass heroine as a body can get, and when she’s discovered by one of the mill workers, she’s forced to play along as her captor’s girlfriend, or risk certain death in the backwoods of Virginia’s forgotten countryside.

F.B.I. agent Mason Gardiner has been under cover for nearly a year. As much as animal abuse sucks, the illegal weapons the mill owner is running, and finding their supplier, are his biggest concern. Smart, stubborn and incredibly sexy Jade is the last thing he needs, but removing her from the danger, without blowing his cover, is impossible.

With different missions on the line, and an insatiable hunger for justice, mistrust and desire are constant companions for both Jade and Mason.

***

#12

Commitment Issues

Contemporary romance

89,000 words

Alexis has never committed to anything. Ever. Color her a vagabond like her dad, but she likes life with no ties. But when her sister Emma dies, leaving behind two young children, Alexis can’t walk away. They don’t have any family, and If Alexis doesn’t take them in, the state will.

Known child advocate, Assistant District Attorney, Allen Gates doesn’t think the vagrant younger sister of Emma’s shoud have the boys. He’d fallen hard for Emma and her children, and he’d be damned if those boys were going to be dragged all over the country and beyond by their un-grounded aunt.

Anger, attraction, and much more erupt as Alexis and Allen knock heads over the boys well-being.

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#13

Call Me Casanovette

Erotic romance

99,500 words

Marriage isn’t the fairytale Gemma’s mother made it out to be.

Sixteen years worth of matrimonial agony, an ex-husband that walked out to bang his twenty-nine year old secretary, and having to start over at the ripe-young-age of forty is just the proof Gemma needs to affirm that thought.

So now it’s her turn. She has sixteen years of wasted time to make up for. She just doesn’t know how. But her best friend does. She wants Gemma to kiss 16 men in six months and let the sparks fly as they will.

The catch? Each man has to be a different age. No repeats. She has to start at twenty four years old and work her way up to forty.

Gemma accepts the challenge and quickly learns that what she’d considered taboo might be her thing, and that what she’d always dreamed about is all wrong for her.

***

#14

Juxtaposition

Romantic Suspense

86,000 words

Tally Martin came from nothing but abuse. When she was ten, she was saved by a kind older woman named May who taught her to love life, smile often, and kick ass when needed.

Now Tally’s twenty two, and her mentor is gone. But May’s sudden death reveals a side of her Tally never knew existed. A darker side. A cool-as-hell-vigilante-side. And taking over where May left off is just the focus Tally needs. The sexy as hell agent that keeps showing up at her door is a tempting inconvenience, one she finds harder and harder to resist, even if he could put her in jail for a long, long time.

Agent Sumner Chapman has worked the ‘Outer’ case for years. It’s his obsession. He doesn’t care of the do-gooder ‘Outer’ leaves enough evidence to put his victims in jail, he’s doing it illegally. Somehow, spirited knockout Tally Martin keeps cropping up in his investigations, and damned if he doesn’t suspect she’s not telling him everything she knows about the ‘Outer’.

Attraction is one thing. But he’ll put hot as hell Tally in jail for interfering with his case. He’s just that much of a hard ass. Isn’t he?

***

#15

Switch

Dystopian New Adult

78,000 words

Becoming a soldier to protect her nation from rebels isn’t the way twenty-year-old Allesra92 expected to spend her birthday. Heck, she’s as far from a kick-ass heroine as she can get. So acting like a soldier while posing as her twin brother borders insanity. But she’ll do anything to keep her mentally challenged brother out of Asylum – a place where those who aren’t ‘normal’ are sent and never return.

Pretending to be part of the male fart-belch-fight club is a piece of cake compared to finding out her entire nation is nothing more than a higher government’s biological testing dome. Outside the dome isn’t much better when a rebel attack places her under the control of a bipolar(ish) rebel leader who wants to sacrifice her and her brother to the authorities to further his own cause.

And the government wants her brother – badly. Enough that anyone she comes in contact with becomes a target as well, and she’s faced with the ultimate decision between her brother’s safety and the freedom of a nation. With rebels who lie, authorities who kill, and a handsome rebel she doesn’t want to like, any direction she chooses looks like a deadly end.

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Good luck everyone!

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