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Eliza Fyre

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  • May 25, 2017
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    Title: The Spy & The Necromancer: A love story
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Tropes: Hidden identities, independent woman & hot protector
    Series potential.
    Length: 90,000
    Author: Eliza Fyre

    After being locked up in a mental ward as a child for talking to ghosts, Necromancer Roberta Null tries to navigate between being an ordinary woman who enjoys bright clothes, and having a life in spite of the drama brought on by the undead. Link Alcázar, an agent of Everlast Consortium tasked with hunting the supernatural being who murdered his co-worker, asks quirky Roberta out to retrace the steps of his colleague’s last date. Without knowing who the other is, they work together to stop a powerful mage from devouring souls, but when their secrets are exposed it could damage their partnership.
     
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    Title: The Dark Between Stars
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Length: 85,000
    Author: Riina Corrigan
    Comp: “Star Wars” meets “The Cruel Prince”

    Orphaned hunter Qynn loathes the Drakon: invasive warriors who annexed her homeland and destroyed her family. When they take Casaeh, her only friend, Qynn pursues her on a rescue mission to the infamous Sand City, hub of vice and violence—and into the aegis of the ruthless (yet alluring) General Varthyeon. Varthyeon's dangerous alliance may be the only thing that can give Qynn a chance to save not only Casaeh, but her tribe and her home—if she’s willing to risk her life in the Drakon’s brutal game of fight to the death—and if destroying her enemy is worth sacrificing her heart.
     
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    Title: CECE'S WILD NEW SHOES
    Genre: Picture Book Fiction
    Length: 660 words
    Author: Helen Tanner

    Stylish CeCe is devastated to learn her new school dress code allows sneakers only. What’s a bold fashionista to do when her individuality is threatened by everyday rules? With her brother’s encouragement and a whirlwind of imagination, CeCe adapts and learns to make even a dress code look WILDLY good.
    JUNO VALENTINE X PRINCESSES WEAR PANTS
     
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    Title: The Art of Staying Dry
    Genre: Picture book
    Length: 485 words
    Author: Emily Durant

    From a raincoat in the shower to a giant umbrella at a water park, James Daniel Reed goes to extreme (and entertaining) lengths to avoid his greatest fear— water. But one day, he must overcome that fear to save his sister, and when he does, he realizes that what he was working so hard to avoid isn’t so bad after all!
     
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    Title: I’m a Rock Climber
    Genre: Picture book
    Length: 613 words
    Author: Emily Durant

    Charlie desperately wants to make his parents proud when they take him rock climbing for the first time, but how can he make it to the top when his legs begin to shake and his arms feel like wet noodles? He gives it his all but has to come to terms with disappointment and the idea that “making it to the top” may not be the only thing that matters in this unique sport.
     
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    Title: AIRDILLO
    Genre: Picture Book Fiction
    Length: 704 words + backmatter
    Author: Helen Tanner

    All the other armadillos at Four Cedars School startle at a normal, non-destructive height, but shy Dillon’s startle reaches the rafters nearly wrecking the most important school event of the year. Will Dillon bravely work past his self doubts to step up when his classmates need him most? With the heart of HAPPY FEET, AIRDILLO is a story that showcases how our differences are nothing to be ashamed of, while celebrating how believing in yourself can take us to new heights.
     
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    Dec 28, 2020
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    • Title: The High Ground
    • Genre: Adult Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
    • Length: 68,000 words
    • Author: Rachel Norton
    Decades after the climate apocalypse, a 74-year-old grandfather discovers he shares climate change fighting powers with his orphaned granddaughter. He is offered safe haven by the elite in exchange for the use of his powers. But accepting safe haven and everything that means for his granddaughter – security, unlimited resources, a ‘normal’ world – means leaving the rest of the world to suffer the ravages of ongoing climate chaos.
     
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    rmnorton

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    Title: Of Dreams and Drool
    Genre: Picture book
    Length: 458
    Author: Rachel Norton

    When Bear the dog sleeps, she dreams big, delicious dreams. So delicious, her drool swamps the entire house, washing her family into the backyard. The only solution it seems, is to stop Bear from dreaming big dreams, but maybe there’s another way
     
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    suzallred

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    Sep 30, 2021
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    Title: Tim the Reaper
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Length: 69,000 words
    Author: Susan Allred

    SCYTHE X MORT: Tim discovers his dad is a grim reaper and his girlfriend is an angel of mercy. But reapers and angels of mercy are forbidden from being in relationships. Tim must find a way to get out of reaping, keep the girl of his dreams, all while enduring the evil of all evils—high school. His soul, the world’s existence, and his one-and-only chance at being kissed are on the line if he fails.
     
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    Shelly Jasperson

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: The Mummy’s Missing Toe
    Genre: MG Historical Fantasy
    Length: 81,000 words
    Author: Shelly Jasperson

    In 1919, when twelve-year-old Nigel Beauregard, aspiring archaeologist, “borrows” his uncle’s motorcycle and crashes it into a tomb, his discovery doesn’t jumpstart his career, so much as open a Pandora’s box of troubles. The tomb is secretly being used by a society of murderers seeking to gain godlike powers. In order to save Egypt, Nigel must thwart the society’s ritual and escape before becoming part of the ritual himself.
     
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    Title: Triggerfish
    Genre: Adult Fantasy
    Length: 82,000 words
    Author: Michael Kuty

    Careful what you wish for - an ambitious reporter goes too far in pursuit of the story of the year and inadvertently agrees to kill a sea-monster. Turns out the monster’s the least of her worries - the monsters all around us have her trapped in their sick game. Either kill the monster and lose your humanity or be killed along with your whole family. Think Mermaids are born?? Think again.
     
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    BBurak

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    Sep 30, 2021
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    Title: CHEF GOATON RAMSEY'S WORLD-FAMOUS FOOD TRUCK
    Genre: Picture Book, Humor, High Concept
    Length: 360 words
    Author: Brian Burak

    Chef Goaton Ramsey’s food truck is famous for its delicacies like aluminum can-noli and shoe-shi. When a celebrity chef announces a visit to Bleatsburg, Chef Ramsey is determined to create a new dish to impress her. As doubts and setbacks creep in, Chef Ramsey searches for inspiration in his quest prepare a world-class meal and be named the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All-Time).

    Go Blue!
     
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    curtinsj

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    Title: Shoot Straight, Stay Center
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Length: 70,000
    Author: Shannon J. Curtin

    The two most important things in 16-year-old Paige Race’s life are 1) her best friend and teammate, Savannah (Van), and 2) her quest for the title of Top Shooter in the Pennsylvania Rifle League. Then Van doesn’t make the team, their friendship starts to crumble, and the person responsible is none other than transfer student Keith Nicholson, the handsome shooter who beat Paige last year. With a scholarship on the line, Paige finds herself caught between her best friend and her best shot at college and her loyalty could cost her everything, even the friendship she’s trying to save.
     
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    Title: Buds and Bees
    Genre: Picture book/fiction
    Length: 393 words
    Author: Russell Wolff

    Bees can be such bullies! When a bee won’t buzz off, a determined girl seeks the courage to get past it to pick a wildflower bouquet for her dad’s special day. But is the bee really a bully, and is bravery enough?

    Thanks for your consideration!
     
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    Title: The Diva’s Daughter
    Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction With Strong Romantic Elements
    Length: 95,000 Words
    Author: Heather Walrath

    An 18-year-old singer dreams of becoming an opera star like her late mother. But as fascists rise to power in 1932 Munich, Angelika must choose between using her artistry to support them or upholding the inclusive values her mama championed. While a Nazi’s defiant son and a wealthy candy tycoon vie for her affection, she also explores a hidden connection with a Jewish director rumored to be her father.
     
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    mccawp

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    Feb 6, 2021
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    Title: A PORTRAIT OF MAGIC
    Genre: MG Fantasy
    Word: 52,000
    Author: Pat McCaw

    Payton’s family moves to a top-secret NASA location and into the creepy Melville mansion. When she finds a hidden portrait locked behind a red door, she discovers an ancient witch trapped inside the image who needs Payton’s help to escape.

    Payton must determine if the witch’s promises of friendship and family are true, or she risks helping a dark witch to destroy her world.
     
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    Title: Fierce
    Genre: MG Contemporary Science Fiction
    Length: 60,000 words
    Author: Megan Cox

    Luke just wants to impress the girl he likes and keep out of the crosshairs of the neighborhood dog. But when he discovers his body can take any animal feather, tooth, or hair and make him a genetically modified wonder, he takes a wise-cracking—and eventually dangerous--turn as your friendly neighborhood superhero.
     
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    Title: Out of the Sea
    Genre: Contemporary Fantasy YA Romance
    Length: 61,000 words
    Author: Megan Cox

    The Little Mermaid gets a contemporary makeover: Mermaid Cora failed to win her prince’s love long ago. Now she has one more shot at freedom, but only if she breaks the heart of a young fisherman in three days. Then again, what happens when a new love and an ancient battle for power over the sea get in the way?
     
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