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Title: George & Gracie -The Beginning
Genre/Subgenre: Mature Adult/Romantic Suspense
Word count of manuscript: 65,000
George and Gracie is a romantic suspense about a very southern Houston Socialite, Gracie and by the book retired homicide detective George. Their meeting is a crashing experience when she runs over him with her bicycle.
Gracie finds him irresistible. He regards her as a stalker and her bicycle as a lethal weapon that should be avoided at all cost.
Things go downhill as Gracie involves George in a wild car chase to rescue a kidnapping victim, a fraudulent business scheme, and find proof to clear her best friend of murder charges.
Is retirement around Gracie more dangerous than working homicide with murderers and drug dealers?
Title: Dark Knight
Genre/Subgenre: Science Fiction/Romance/Crossover
Word count of manuscript: 76,109
When Gabriella Woods is abducted by 5th generation vampire Eric Bloodbane, her world is turned upside down. Everything she knows about life comes into question as she realizes that things that go bump in the night aren’t just in children’s fantasy stories. What Gabriella doesn’t know is that she comes from a long bloodline of relatives that have been watched and protected for centuries.
Ethan St. John is handsome, strong and he is the knight in shining armor Gabriella needs. Working for a secret sector of the U.S. Government that not only helps protect the world, but also seeks to study The Shadowlands, the world these high tech, scientifically advanced creatures come from, Ethan knows Bloodbane all too well and it’s his job to ensure Gabriella’s safety.
An unlikely match, Ethan and Gabriella will set off on a dangerous and mind-blowing mission to teach Gabriella a crash course in warding off creatures like Bloodbane and introducing her to a parallel world: The Shadowlands.
Gabriella and Ethan can fight off Bloodbane, but can they fight the feelings they have for each other? Both strong and passionate in different ways, each can love, but can they trust each other? Time will tell.
Title: Burned Angels
Genre/Subgenre: Dark Gay Romantic Suspense
Word count of manuscript: 88,000
Gabriel Gabe Rios’ struggle to keep his shattered family, broken by gang aggression, safe, always leads him to make the wrong choices. He’s almost pathological in his rejection of anything he sees as charity. LAPD officer Javier Cerveras wants to be there for him, but Gabe rejects Javier’s help and his love. When Gabe’s house is firebombed, instead of taking Javier up on the offer to stay at his place, he takes the only surviving member of his family, his sister to a homeless shelter where she is brutally raped and impregnated. While the city of drought-plagued Los Angeles burns, Gabe seeks vengeance in a final deadly confrontation that none of them may survive.
Title: A War Like Ours
Genre/Subgenre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Word Count of Manuscript: 97,000
Three weeks ago, James Maxwell’s wife died in a car accident, but he hasn’t been able to tell his daughter the truth. Instead he packs them up and leaves for a summer resort in upstate New York to spend a few peaceful weeks and gradually break the news. But someone has figured out his secret.
After a violent incident, Madison Smith has turned aimless and bitter towards men. She works a dead end job at the local resort and lives with her convenient girlfriend who keeps her from completely falling apart. James’s lies stoke her anger and prove to her that men can’t be trusted.
Madison uses every chance to provoke James, threatening to expose him. Her taunts not only test his patience but invoke a visceral desire in him that feels like a betrayal to his wife. In a moment when tempers flare, a brutal kiss triggers an undeniable addiction. It blurs the lines between hate and desire, and every heated touch tries to bring them closer.
But Madison is untrusting and will crumble without her girlfriend’s love, while James is drowning in guilt and memories. For them, love is a war and surrendering is not an option.
Genre/Subgenre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance
Word Count of Manuscript: Projected 70,000
Iris is a young woman entering her first summer out of high school. She is living with her father and intent on going to school to be a vet tech but things go haywire when she is bitten by a stray dog she is trying to rescue. The bite spurs a chain of events that will upend her life. Her best friend is a cranky vampire and her father might be dating the most horrible candidate for stepmother ever but her worries get even more real when a neighbor goes missing.
Dealing with her new hairy problem is one thing but as more animals and girls go missing from her home town she heads off on her own to investigate. What she finds will change everything and blur the lines of fiction and reality. Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Apparently she’s becoming one. The small dog she rescued in her investigation? He’s a moody Hellhound with a mouth and that’s just the beginning. Add a sexy as hell guy that has familiar eyes -She might just have a bite mark that belongs to him along with her heart.
Title: A Mule, A Mob Hit and A Mountain of Trouble
Genre/Subgenre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Word Count of Manuscript: Projected 85,500
Miranda Whitley’s inconspicuous life involving plant care in commercial buildings implodes when she witnesses a horrific crime. The victim is a respected judge and her friend, who alerts her crooked cops are involved. Learning she’s next on a hit-list forces her to search out an FBI agent she’s had one awkward encounter with. Warned by the judge to disappear from Seattle, she impulsively chooses to disrupt Agent Grant Morley’s vacation in Emma Springs, Montana and seek his help.
The dude ranch she’s booked into near Emma Springs advertises a trail ride up the nearby mountain, perfect for her plans to find Grant, until a gunshot rips through her side. The mule she’s ridden grows into her most trusted ally while Grant receives threads of conflicting evidence, weaving Miranda into a hapless victim, or a cold-blooded accomplice.
Miranda and Grant fight their uninvited attraction while defending themselves against criminals willing to do anything to prevent Miranda’s testimony. Bureau blood courses through Grant’s veins, but Miranda carries guilt from the shootout death of her family and can’t tolerate guns or the thought of losing Grant to violence. Fortunately for both of them, there’s always room for love, if it’s properly tended.
Word Count of Manuscript: 99,000
One half of the NFL’s golden couple, Marlee is living a life that everyone around her envies. What they don’t see, however, are the secrets and lies hidden behind her perfect smile.
Desperate for reprieve, Marlee runs across country to her best friend. While she expected a week of dancing, drinking, and the occasional cupcake, she didn’t imagine the blue-eyed man who would come crashing into her world.
Gavin Pope sees straight through the plastic smile Marlee has perfected and helps her remember who she used to be. He reminds her that she deserves more than public adoration and personal shame.
Before she knows what—or who—hits her, her marriage goes from bad to catastrophic and the stakes rise from cheating to bruises. Marlee knows she has to leave and much to her shock, the only person left on her side is a virtual stranger that somehow knows her better than anyone ever has.
Although Gavin says the right things, Marlee can’t fight the urge to run. She knows it is only a matter of time before the secrets she has hidden for years are discovered and the future she has dreamed of disappears.
Title: Once Upon A Masquerade
Genre/Subgenre: Historical Romance/Regency
Word Count on Manuscript: 114,544
Cordelia Clarke waited two long years, in vain for her brother’s best friend to view her as more than a sisterly acquaintance. The night of his family’s masquerade, she produces a false identity and wears a costume in colors she knows he adores. She proceeds to show him she is a desirably lady and not as he had called her numerous times, a dear girl. Her wildest dreams come true when he kisses her upon the balcony. Alas, she leaves him quivering and wanting more.
Andrew Daventry, Viscount Sutton does not view himself as a usual aristocrat. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word. But, on the night of his masquerade, he meets an enchantress who beguiles him, sets him aflame. After the encounter, he is completely changed. Bitter by her rejection to become acquainted with one another out of costume, he sets out to find her identity.
His search leads him to a woman he never even knew he wanted.
Their lives become complicated when another suitor vies for Cordelia’s affection. Nosy relatives, misunderstandings and secrets tear them apart.
Yet, the most powerful means to live out their happily after ever, resides in their close friendship.
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Pitches #5, #6, #8 had FULL manuscripts requested. Congrats, authors! Keeping fingers crossed for you!