Pitch to: Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press

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Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
 
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MJ Klipfel

Premium Member
Sep 20, 2021
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Tampa
Title: Blood Promotion
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 82k
Author: M.J. Rose

Self-confidence, a steady paycheck, and a swivel chair—that's all reporter Tessa Sanders wants. So when the megalomaniac mayor inadvertently gives her the ultimate career-making story, it's reason to celebrate...until the lead lands her in a nightmare world of monsters and dead bodies. Seems humankind is on a deadline, and if she and her new co-worker, a drop-dead-gorgeous vampire who can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her, can't break the story before their time's up, humanity gets its pink slip.
 
Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
Like the sound of this, but it's over our max word count. Could it be serialized? The erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

Thank you,
Margaret Riley, Publisher
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Sevannah Storm

Calligrapher
Jun 11, 2018
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South Africa
Title: The Shikari
Genre: Adult Science Fiction Romance
Length: 67,700 words
Author: Sevannah Storm

FEMALE WITCHER IN OUTER SPACE
With only her annoying A.I. as company, creature-hunter Mick is determined to keep her late dad's ship running. But that means joining forces with an old crush while an alien rat bite has her mutating into who knows what. When the ex-crush steals her prize and lures her into danger, she must choose who to save: his lying ass or the gorgeous griffon shifter who's stolen her heart across parsecs.
 
Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
This sounds like fun -- witcher, space, aliens, what's not to love! But it's over our max word count. Could it be serialized? The erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

Thank you,
Margaret Riley, Publisher
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Amdenisch

Instructor
Feb 12, 2020
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Title: 10,000 Hours
Genre: Women's Erotic Romance
Word Count: 84,000
Author: Anna Denisch

Popular romance novelist Alice wants to write her first erotic romance in the hopes of broadening her horizons - and hopefully getting confident enough to have sex herself. Her budding romance and new life with the recently-disowned-turned-sex-teacher Tony is threatened when Tony's grandmother, a.k.a Alice's publisher, pushes a business deal that would ruin her friend's company. Alice and Tony can only hope to stop her by facing their feelings for one another, else they'll lose each other entirely.
 
Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
This sounds intriguing -- love stories about people who are as crazy as we are -- but it's about half our minimum word count. If it's part of a series or serial we could always do them as a duet. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

Thank you,
Margaret Riley, Publisher
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Title: THE BREEDING GAME
Genre: science fiction dystopia
Length: 106,000 words
Author: Robert D. Marshall, Jr.

Reproduction requires a Government issued Breeding License. Tom James and John Richards are neither rich enough to buy a license, nor smart or lucky enough to earn a license on merit, and their bad luck is no help in the Breeding Lottery, leaving the Breeding Games. The Breeding Games requires entrants to solve a riddle, traverse a large venue in arid and hilly New Mexico to gather a Breeding token, then reach the exit within a 10 day period.
 
Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
This sounds interesting, but it's about three times our max word count. Could it be serialized? The erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

Thank you,
Margaret Riley, Publisher
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Noel S

Ink-slinger
Sep 24, 2021
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Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




Pitch Rules:
  1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
  2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
  3. Your pitch must be:
    1. Three lines (sentences)
    2. Less than 100 words
    3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: The Many Squandered Thing

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 80,000 words

Author: Noel Stevenson

Probation officer Chris loves his job, his wife and his daughter, but for Rita he’ll risk all. As a child in care, he was Rita’s social worker, but now she's a beautiful woman, married to imprisoned Dave Green, a dangerous drugs baron who Chris will assess for parole. But all is not as it seems; Green’s reach extends far beyond the prison walls, as Chris swims ever further out of his depth in a sea of deception, taken by the tide.
 
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Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
Thank you for thinking of us, but because we are a romance publisher, we would not be interested in this work.

Margaret Riley
Publisher
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Title: BORROWED TIME
Genre: science fiction
Length: 102,000 words
Author: Robert D. Marshall, Jr.

Borrowed Time rents bubbles where time passes faster than normal. Regular user Winslow University football player Randy Turner visits Borrowed Time to prepare for a meeting with his new temporal physics tutor Rita Sanchez. Borrowed Time scientist Dr. Thad Plumber breaks into Randy's time bubble and recruits him to look for the source of temporal anomalies indicating time bubble recursion.
 
Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
Is this a Sci-Fi romance? If so the romance element seems to be missing from the pitch. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

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Margaret Riley, Publisher
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Jane Colt

scribbler
Sep 21, 2021
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Title: Just an Ordinary Love Stories
Genre: Erotic romance
Length: 40,000 words
Author: Jane Colt

Trying to mend his ways, former womanizer Richard falls in love with the seemingly virginal Melissa. She’s initially put off by his reputation, but his kindness wins her heart—EVEN THOUGH she’s actually bi and secretly married to Samantha. Sam encourages her to follow her feelings—but not before Richard is put to the test to see if his love is true and he can accept the real Melissa. Are there any bumps in the road to HEA for our two-some(s)-three-some—like misunderstanding, shock, confusion, jealousy? Of course not!

Title: Juliette’s Journals
Genre: Erotic romance
Length: 30,000 words
Author: Jane Colt

Juliette dreams of having her first love affair in Paris during her junior year abroad, and she details her adventure in her diary. As an aspiring erom author, however, she has a second journal in which she pens spicy stories inspired by details from her first romantic experiences. A handsome French artist looks like her perfect “Monsieur la premiere fois,” BUT a surprise visit from her parents, Etienne’s acceptance to a school in Greece, a teary goodbye, frustration, and heartbreak make her fear that HEA is just for stories. Please let her be wrong!

Thanks for your consideration.
 
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Hi Jane
Can you move your second pitch into a new post? it's much easier for the agents and editors to reply if we have a single pitch in one post. You should be able to just delete the second pitch and paste it into a new post.
Thanks
Leslie
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Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
Thanks Leslie -- we're OK with multi-pitches.

Jane, these both sounds interesting. We'd love to see more. Please refer to our submission guidelines at changelingpress.com/submissions.php for a list of what to include with your cover letter. Send all requested information and the complete manuscripts to [email protected]
Thank you,
Margaret Riley, Publisher
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Shelby Morgen
Shelby Morgen
Note: Please make sure your subject line includes Savvy Authors Pitchfest Requested Submission in the subject line.
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B.M.Valdez

Wordsmith
  • Feb 14, 2020
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    Title: Sukidayo, Honey-Sensei!
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary LGBT Romance
    Length: 75,000 words
    Author: B. M. Valdez

    At the NanaCon fandom convention, college student Senri Yuzuki wants to win at the coveted hero vs. villain quest game, despite his six year losing streak. His cosplay is perfect, his villain team is ready, and his hero opponent is gorgeous. Senri must choose to LARP his way to quest game victory to earn fandom notoriety or lose his dream to be with the man he loves.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    This sounds like lots of fun -- particularly the LARPing, , but it's over our max word count. Could it be serialized? The erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

    Thanks!
    Margaret Riley
    Publisher
    ChangelingPress.com
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    EdenRobins

    scribbler
    Sep 5, 2014
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    Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




    Pitch Rules:
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      2. Less than 100 words
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    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: Gold: Heart of A Warrior
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Length: 80,000 words
    Author: Eden Robins

    Trapped inside Kartchner Caverns during a cave in, Dora Alexander learns she’s really Pandora reborn when she accidently awakens Philocetes, one of Demeter’s immortal Golden warriors, who’s duty bound to kill Dora for condemning his kind to eternal Hell. The Fates step in, revealing that Phil and Dora’s only chance at redemption is to work together to defeat the evil Silvers, an ancient demon race determined to snuff out all human life on earth. This is the first book in a planned series.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Thank you for your pitch, but we're really not acquiring anything historical/ancient gods. It's also over our max word count. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php
    Thank you,
    Margaret Riley
    Publisher
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    Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: Under the Tree of Life
    Genre: Adult Action Adventure
    Words: 85,000
    Author: Ruben D. Gonzales

    When a military coup ends aids research Dr. Book reluctantly takes a job for the money and returns to her roots to help build a clinic in a small village on the edge of the great African savanna. After arriving she is slowly drawn into a civil war between boy and girl rebels from the village and the country’s new military regime. Now she must decide to flee with her husband or stay and help the village she's grown to love.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Thank you for your pitch, but your submission does not meet our guidelines, which are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php


    Margaret Riley
    Publisher
    ChangelingPress.com
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    Title: Run the Table: The Tease

    Genre: Women's Erotic Romance

    Length: 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.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    As long as it can be serialized we're good with the length -- the erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. We'd love to see more. Please refer to our submission guidelines at changelingpress.com/submissions.php for a list of what to include with your cover letter.
    Thank you,
    Margaret Riley, Publisher
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    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Two part response due to length restriction. Please send all requested information and the complete manuscript to [email protected]. Make sure your subject line includes Savvy Authors Pitchfest Requested Submission in the subject line.
    Thank you,
    Margaret Riley, Publisher
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    Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: Warrior of Eden
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Word Count: 90,000
    Author: Fenley Grant

    WEREWOLF RUNAWAY BRIDE

    Werewolf Alpha Katrina Stone enlisted in the Army to escape the confines of an arranged mating. When the wounded warrior returns home, she faces and uncertain future...and the angry Alpha she left behind.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    This sounds interesting -- love werewolf romance -- but it's well over our max word count. Could it be serialized? The erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

    Thank you,
    Margaret Riley, Publisher
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    SylFar

    Paper jockey
    Aug 2, 2020
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    Title: Crunching her Numbers
    Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
    Length: 89,200 words
    Author: Sylvana Farraday

    36-year-old Kelly has carved out her career in the macho financial district of Tel Aviv. Ilan, a hardened P.I., working for the Israeli Securities Authority, is investigating her firm. The domineering hottie will have Kelly risking everything she’s ever worked for – by growing a conscience. Her brain tells her to run the other way. Her heart and other parts of her body say different.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Like the sound of this, but it's over our max word count. Could it be serialized? The erotic elements would need to be evenly distributed. Our submission guidelines are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

    Thank you,

    Margaret Riley, Publisher ChangelingPress.com
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    Noel S

    Ink-slinger
    Sep 24, 2021
    0
    0
    396
    Scotland

    Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    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.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Thank you for your pitch, but your this is not something we would be interested in.

    Margaret Riley, Publisher ChangelingPress.com
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    Pitch to Jean L. Cooper and Margaret Riley, Changeling Press​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
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      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: Murder on Lake Nebo
    Genre: Mystery
    Words: 87,600
    Author: Ruben D. Gonzales

    After a short career as a city newspaper photographer ends, Emma returns to her small Blue Ridge Mountain home to open a photography studio and face the demons of her past. Having once used her inherited Cherokee ability of reading the energy auras of people to help solve the mystery of her brother’s murder, a local winery owner offers to pay her to look into the suspicious death of his wife. Suspects are many and leads end in frustration as Emma pieces together a case, while being careful not to let everyone know she can tell who’s lying to her.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Thank you for your pitch, but your submission does not meet our guidelines, which are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

    Margaret Riley, Publisher ChangelingPress.com
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    Eliza Fyre

    Premium Member
  • May 25, 2017
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    9,451
    Connecticut
    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.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Thank you for your pitch, but your submission does not meet our guidelines, which are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

    Margaret Riley, Publisher ChangelingPress.com
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    Noel S

    Ink-slinger
    Sep 24, 2021
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    Thanks for getting back to me Margaret. The Many Squandered Thing is in fact an an obsessive dark romance, featuring a classic femme-fatale and a man's struggle with himself as he's irresistibly drawn to her. It's about love in different guises, but also about a man losing control. And of course there's sex. . .

    Noel
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    Thank you for your pitch, but your submission does not meet our guidelines, which are available at changelingpress.com/submissions.php

    Margaret Riley, Publisher ChangelingPress.com
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    Shannon09

    Premium Member
    Sep 9, 2018
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    Coolangatta, Australia
    Title: BLU KITTY
    Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
    Length 40000 words
    Author: Shannon Slique

    Seven years ago, Azure Blake lost her virginity as part of a brothel auction. Now she's a successful artist and entrepreneur, that life is in her past...until it's not. Charlie, the man with whom she lost her virginity and accidentally fell in in love, is back; a member of Sydney’s elite, he has the power and influence to destroy not only everything she's built, but her heart...unless she can make him see what he, too, would sacrifice in the process.
     
    Shelby Morgen
    Shelby Morgen
    This sounds interesting. We'd love to see more. Please refer to our submission guidelines at changelingpress.com/submissions.php for a list of what to include with your cover letter. Send all requested information and the complete manuscript to submissions.changelingpress @ gmail.com. Make sure your subject line includes Savvy Authors Pitchfest Requested Submission.
    Thank you,
    Margaret Riley, Publisher
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