Pitch to: Deb Werksman, Editorial Director at Sourcebooks Casablanca

Escapee

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  • Aug 17, 2019
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    Title: Broken Promises
    Genre: Historical Western Romance
    Length: 50,000
    Author: Susan Payne
    Jenny Wilkins had been a Comanche prisoner for over two years with all hope of seeing her husband and daughter again crushed. Returning to her past life was impossible. Can her agreement of becoming part of a Federal Assimilation Program bring her all those things she had lost? But there was one proviso – she must accept a Cheyenne brave as a husband.
     
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    Escapee

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  • Aug 17, 2019
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    Title: Cupboard Love and Biscuit Crumbs
    Genre: Historical Regency Romance
    Length: 41,000
    Author: Susan Payne
    The new Earl of Heaton checked on an elderly family member only to find the man had gone mad and imprisoned a young lady to use as a lab rat. To save the family name, prevent a scandal, and keep his uncle from hanging, Alistair would need to convince the lady his offer of marriage was the best solution to their problems.
     
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    akfosseen

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    Aug 16, 2018
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    Title: Gone Blonde
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 60,000
    Author: Amy Kennedy Fosseen

    Evangeline, a young widow, wants sex again—no strings, she still loves her dead husband—but needs a vacation from herself her grief. First: go blonde, second: a hot interlude with a mystery man at a club, third: book a cruise, fourth: goodbye sad Evangeline, hello adventurous Eva. Van holds the betrayal by his ex-wife and old friend, in his gut like a stone, but lately he's had other things on his mind like the woman he “danced” with at the club. When they meet on the cruise sparks fly—wait until they find out how they're connected.

    Thank you for your consideration.
     
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    Deb Werksman
    Hi Amy, at 60,000 words, this is a bit short for commercial publishing. You have the tropes, I'm not sure what the hook is that will make this one sell in such a crowded space.
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    GATNAuthorGal

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    Inspired by a star is born and fifty shades of grey
    A sweet romance with the male main character helps his love interest fight off stalkers and bullies. He has money and enough security to protect her, built she’s stubborn and determined to fight it all herself. Bullies lose out and shoe true strength of female lead character.
     
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    Title: Bushfire Beach
    Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction / romantic suspense / friends to lovers
    Length: 90,000 words
    Author: Donna Munro

    When firefighters discover a body, crime reporter Makena must hold her nerve and relive the past. Ex-Rugby star amputee Finlay’s mission is to win Makena’s heart. But first, they must overcome lies and deception. Scarred and haunted by bushfires twenty years ago, it will take bravery to face what they fear most. Sometimes the past can only remain hidden until the next heatwave.
     
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    Title: Run the Table: The Tease

    Genre: Erotic Romance

    Word Count: 76,000 (Splittable for series potential)

    Author: John Lusher writing as Darin TaDream.



    When a physically and emotionally love scarred bi-curious accepts a quashed LGBTQIA, intersex dual virgin: both may be healed. Katherine Moes fantasizes about hustling the National Champion, Styler “The Rifleman” Ross in a game of pool. Out hustled, demoralized, and wanting revenge, she’s revolted when she discovers he has the genitals of both sexes. Accepting his uniqueness, she receives his tender and gentle affections and learns to love again.
     
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    authorkristy

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    Aug 6, 2021
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    Title: BROOK OF MAINEHATTAN
    Genre: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
    Length: 100,000
    Author: Kristy Anne

    A deceased stranger gifts NYC food exec Brook Mills his business in seaside Maine, where she’s unknowingly the leading lady in a little matchmaking from the grave with her handsome, brooding co-owner, Owen, and sees her past rewritten by his late boss.
     
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    Hi Kristy, thank you for this pitch. Alas, I don't know how to sell this successfully. The tropes are there, but I don't see the hook.
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    Title: Salem’s Curse
    Genre: Romantic Women’s fiction
    Length: 107,000
    Author: Lena Gibson

    Joanna lives a sheltered life, controlled by the theocracy of New Salem in 2192. She befriends a Canadian field agent telling of a different outside world. When an epidemic breaks out, Joanna and Thomas flee charges of witchcraft; seeking to clear her name, she falls in love, crosses a continent, and collects a cure.
     
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    Title: The Wish
    Genre: Romantic Women’s fiction
    Length: 100,000
    Author: Lena Gibson

    When selectively mute Elizabeth wakes up five years in her past, what she wants is to save her ex-boyfriend from slipping into a coma. What Elizabeth gets is a stalker, a psych hold, and an unexpected soulmate. Elizabeth needs to save Brandon, confront her stalker, and reclaim her voice.
     
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    authorkristy

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    Title: SECOND CHANCE COWBOY
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 95,000
    Author: Kristy Anne

    29y.o Isabelle loves her relaxed country life, yet she secretly craves adventure. Accompanying Garrett, a broken, widower cowboy on his homecoming trip to Montana to face his estranged family after 10yrs might be too intrepid since she’s attracted to him, and all he can offer is friendship.

    Amidst the romantic winterscape of his family’s ranch, with his past flooding back, Issy sees Garrett has a fixer-upper heart capable of un-breaking with the right woman loving it. And she could be the new leading lady in his fairytale if she does everything to not fall in love with him.
     
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    celiastgelais

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    Aug 6, 2020
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    Title: Managing the Mogul
    Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian)
    Length: 72,000 words
    Author: Celia St Gelais

    BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE X BRIDGERTON

    After she's fired from her governess position, Clara Price finds herself marooned in a snowstorm with John Calder, a striking shipping mogul—and the very man who just rejected her bid for employment. While under his roof, Clara witnesses an attempt to bring down his empire, and she joins John on a dangerous hunt to find out who's after his demise. But when someone from her past publishes a smear campaign that threatens her reputation and livelihood, Clara must learn to rise above the constraints of a male-dominated world by advocating for women’s rights and believing in the possibility she doesn’t have to do it alone.
     
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    Marykarlik

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    Sep 25, 2021
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    Title: A Celtic Love Song
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 100,000 words
    Author: Mary Karlik
    When a talented Scottish fiddler quits his job to rejoin his Celtic band, he promises to do whatever it takes to make the band a success, but he doesn’t count on falling for the wee American lass with blazing fiddle skills. And when he discovers his bandmates have devised a scheme using her to gain advantage in a prestigious contest, he must decide betraying the band or the woman he loves
     
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    katurnerauthor

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: In the Cards
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 75,000 words
    Author: Kat Turner

    Rose Jones returns to her small Iowa hometown for Christmas, reeling from the sudden death of her cousin, and is inexplicably drawn to Jason Savage, the town psychic she's never truly noticed before despite him being her twin brother's best friend. Jason deploys his gifts to help Rose process her grief, and their bond deepens. As a fraught holiday season unfolds, the pair stumbles across a mystery surrounding Rose's cousin's death that tests everything they've believed about family, loyalty, and love.
     
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    Deb Werksman
    Hi Kat, thank you for pitching. It's pretty challenging to launch with a Christmas romance, as that's the season for all the big authors' Christmas stories. In addition, a fraught season may not be what readers want--they seem to be gravitating toward the emotional, feel-good stories at the holidays.
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    JasonWrench

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    Title: Shattering Securities

    Genre: Women’s Fiction

    Length: 83,000

    Author: Jason Wrench



    Katherine Murray feels under-valued in life and work, and must regain control of her health and happiness while facing a rocky marriage and accusations of fraud to find love, happiness, and freedom. After having a heart attack, her life is thrust into turmoil and needs to navigate her job at an advertising agency and a high-profile client, a new very attractive boss, an actor mother, a producer best friend, and her husband’s large Irish family. Katherine struggles to take back her life while those around her want things to never change.
     
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    Title: Blueshell Beach
    Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction / second chance
    Length: 87,000 words
    Author: Donna Munro

    Keegan, a PTSD paramedic, need peace, surfing and yoga, not a noisy, pretty builder hammering next door. Pepper reluctantly returns to her beachside hometown. When a tragic accident renders Keegan’s son mute, together they will bring back the voice of his grieving son and expose a teenage drug ring; if they don’t nail each other to a wall first. If grief renders you mute can love find the words to save you? Note: this is my second pitch and these books could be tied together as a series.
     
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    Noel S

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    Title: A Late Awakening

    Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction

    Length: 83,000

    Author: Noel Stevenson

    Amanda would be a ‘catch’ by any measure: successful, beautiful, but at fifty-six still grieving her husband, his sudden death too much to bear. But a chance meeting sets her on a strange journey of reawakening, loss and love two sides of a coin. Her friendship with a seriously ill woman who seeks assistance to die, takes her on a course that changes her life, love ever elusive in the shadow of loss, but there if only she dares to look, to grasp the nettle before her, and open to her fate.
     
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    ninaparks

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    Sep 30, 2021
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    Title: Blood Binds
    Genre: Fantasy Romance (NA)
    Length: 72,000
    Author: Nina Parks

    Once the ritual begins there are only two ways out, open the realm gate or die trying. Maia is called to re-join the Claustritrum, a place she vowed never to return, to take part in a ritual that has the power to open the gate to other realms. Not everyone wants to see that happen and no one can be trusted in a place where secrets are the currency.
     
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    Title: Sibh Mo Cridhe
    Genre: Romance
    Length: 67,000
    Author: Charyl Bibeault

    I pen these words with hope. I manifest these pages with love. I offer them to the world with faith they may find their way to you. I am the main character. This is a love letter. I do not know the identity of the recipient, yet I have always felt his presence. Have I imagined him? Am I mad? We go on a journey into my secluded Appalachian Mountain community, granting access to a world few Outsiders have seen. He cannot love me without loving my mountain. Will feelings this strong prove to be fantasy? Or is he real and searching for me, too?
     
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    ReginaMorris

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    Sep 8, 2020
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    Title: Pink Ribbon Perfection
    Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy (Own Voice)
    Length: 93,000 words
    Author: Regina Morris

    Thomas needs to stop his brother’s wedding, but the bride curtails his efforts with the one bridesmaid who would hate him the most. Ashely, struggling to regain her sexuality after a double mastectomy and refusing reconstruction, attends a family wedding (ugly and revealing bridesmaid dress and all) not realizing she has been paired off with the leading breast reconstruction surgeon in Chicago. Thomas & Ashely lose the bride’s wedding ring, their emotional baggage, and their hearts in Vegas.
     
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    HMVL

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    Sep 27, 2021
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    Title: Say It With Flowers
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 80,000 words
    Author: Hannah Langdon

    Willow, a talented florist and herbalist, specialises in the language of flowers. An appalling betrayal by her ex-fiancé has left her wounded and cynical, determined to forswear love, and when she is pushed together with Rory, she thinks he is everything she hates in a man - until she gets to know him better. But it seems Willow’s past may prevent her ever finding a future.
     
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