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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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vickiewrites

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Jul 2, 2020
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Title: Promises

Genre: Contemporary Fiction (with elements of fantasy/mystery/romance)

Length: 90,300 words

Author: Linda Vick (Pen Name: Vickie Acer)


Amy Whitman, a 26-year-old librarian, craves an action-packed, romantic future but fears remaining a novel-reading old maid due to self-doubt and indecision. She believes a new job in another state will transform her life, and she may be right. However, unless once ambitious Amy reads a book taking her back in time and assists a long-deceased author in investigating a murder to catch thieves on the job, she will never admit finding “the one.”

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

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Feb 11, 2021
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LEONARD, a 29-year Chinese doctor, escapes controlling parents and a haughty girlfriend in Singapore and travels to England in 1995, where he finds training in ophthalmology isn't enough—he wants a quirky, stirring quest—and aims for ballroom dance competitions.

To reach that dream competition before his permit in England runs out, he must cope with an eccentric sponsor who is an ex-patient, find the right dance partner, and juggle dance training with unforgiving medical work.

At the crucial moment, Leonard endures physical pain and harrassment from his sponsor, but yielding to his reticent dance partner could jeopardise the entire dance journey.
 
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Pitch to Sword and Silk Books​




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: Desire in Dairyland

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Length: 76K

Author: Michelle Caffrey



Ruth Markson secretly dreams of becoming a doctor, but first must pay her nursing school student loans. After residents in the retirement facility where she works die unexpectedly, Ruth joins forces with her handsome tech-savvy friend to solve the mystery against the backdrop of a besieged Main Street and the opioid crisis in rural America. After a narrow escape, Ruth discovers true love can go hand in hand with dreams.

Thanks for your time and the opportunity to pitch to you!

Michelle Caffrey
 
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TonyaPreece

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Jan 20, 2020
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Title: Whiskey on Our Shoes
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult, dual-POV, slow burn
Length: 71,000
Author: Tonya Preece

Twenty-year-old Eva prefers anonymity, avoiding the attention that surrounds her supermodel mom and the rock stars in their family. But, new in Austin, she has a meet cute with Alex and, when she can’t get the hot Texas cowboy off her mind, she takes a chance on letting him into her unconventional life. He promises to protect her anonymity and thinks he has the reins on a sticky situation with his ex-girlfriend, until the old flame teams up with a gossip reporter hell-bent on revealing Eva’s identity and the media storm pushes them apart.
 
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Patti Kurtz

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Aug 25, 2016
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Title: Checkered Flag
Genre: YA Contemporary/mystery
Length: 100,000 words
Author: Patti J. Kurtz

As a girl competing in a primarily male sport, sixteen-year-old Jess knows the odds are against her. Still, she never expected to be accused of cheating, much less framed for sabotaging other drivers’ racecars. Jess must find the real saboteur or her dream of racing the Junior Circuit ends here.
 
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TonyaPreece

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Jan 20, 2020
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Austin, TX
Title: The Missing Memories of Cordy O’Reilly
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Length: 70,000
Author: Tonya Preece

The chance to volunteer at a music festival hangs in the balance for Cordy sudden panic attacks and nightmares are triggered by the anniversary of her dad’s death. A therapist says it’s PTSD and recommends Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It sounds like hocus pocus to Cordy, but at least she can hang out with the hot guy named Gino in the waiting room. They bond over music and more, but as her therapy brings memories to the surface, she must face truths about herself and the father she idolized, or everything she’s worked for could crash and burn.
 
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aschuh

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Jan 19, 2021
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Wisconsin
Title- Magic in the Air
Genre - Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Word Count - 71,000
Author - Adrianna Schuh

Small town baker and single mom Olivia Ayala knows a thing or two about witches, considering she is one.

That's how she knows charming newcomer Draven James is hiding something.

And protecting the town means finding out what, she just has to avoid losing her heart in the process.
 
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paigeclassey

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Feb 8, 2021
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Title: HEAVY LIGHTNESS
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance (dual POV novel in verse)
Length: 22,000
Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

POET X + SPEAK + Shakespeare: Jade’s parents want her to attend Paris U, not the art school of her dreams. Freshly-dumped Rowan cooks gourmet meals to cope with the loss of his mom and to stay sober. When the two meet at a house party, their electric connection may push the futures they actually want into reach… until a fight outside Montague’s Pizza jeopardizes everything.
 
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Amdenisch

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Feb 12, 2020
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Title: On a Continent Circling a Waterfall

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Length: 68,000 words

Author: Anna Denisch


Thomas and Christan have been friends practically forever, and boyfriends only recently. But when the truth of Christian's lineage comes out, and he's revealed to be a monstrous Immotus, the two must run away together to protect him. They travel the continent, trying to find the elusive concept of home while continuously getting caught up in the war brewing around them.
 
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Noel S

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Sep 24, 2021
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Scotland

Pitch to Sword and Silk Books​




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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Sburdorf

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Aug 3, 2019
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Title: AT THE CLIFF'S EDGE
Genre: Adult Contemporary Thriller
Length: 81,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

Grace Moore and her tracking dog Ranger are called into action when a toddler goes missing in the Smoky Mountains during a family vacation. Compicating the case are townspeople who aren't talking, family members who are vague and unconcerned, and the arrival of ex-flame FBI agent Thomas Truefeather who Grace still has feelings for. With a storm threatening, they seek the missing child while coping with their own tumultuous relationship.
 
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Sburdorf

Calligrapher
Aug 3, 2019
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Tennessee
Title: A GHOST'S CHANCE
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 78,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

High School senior Bekka has only one goal in life - divest herself of the ghost of ex-flame Ryan Cooper who won't leave her alone no matter how much sage she burns. Honestly, just because she was "sort of" responsible for his demise, doesn't mean she owes him the rest of her corporeal life, does it? But when her dad is kidnapped by the jewel thieves she and Ryan were running from the day he died, she learns that friendships from beyond the veil do have their advantages.
 
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B.M.Valdez

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  • 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.
     
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    Lizdeemo

    Visionary
    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: Sarah Laker
    Genre: Paranormal
    Length: 61,889
    Author: Liz Di Marcello

    It's 1999 in the English countryside and Sarah Laker's experiences of strange phenomena are the norm. She sets out to prove the place is haunted which is easier to accept than the possibility that she’s losing her sanity, but with each passing day her grip on reality slips a little further away. Will friendship and potential for romance be enough to set Sarah’s feet on solid ground, or will she slide into madness like those who’ve gone before her?
     
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    benbrockway

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    Mar 10, 2021
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    Title: Silversmith
    Genre: Science Fantasy
    Length: 158,000 words
    Author: Benjamin Brockway

    Engineering and math prodigy Sean Ryan is ripped from his campus life to the planet Mayim. The process changes him into a Silversmith, giving him capabilities that at first seem to defy the laws of physics.

    While dodging assassination attempts and uncovering who wants him dead, Sean must find a way to combine his engineering training with his new abilities if he hopes to save two worlds.
     
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    Title: ETHEREAL
    Genre: Adult Fantasy with Romance
    Length: 87,000
    Author: Abigail Glenn

    A CRUEL PRINCE X THE WITCHER
    Fiery Tenah Delemor bargained with a death king for a second change at life and revenge. Defeating her ex-assassin father and his army of otherworldly beasts will be no simple task, even with the help of a dangerously handsome, callous hunter and a team of deadly misfits. Tenah must confront horrors buried in her memories that hold the key to healing the isles and saving her crew from peril, all before her magic transforms her into something more monstrous than her father—the man that killed her.
     
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    melissawrites

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    Feb 12, 2021
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    Title: Skate Cute
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance, dual POV
    Word count: 70,000
    Author: Melissa Dykhuis

    When almost-graduated PhD student Kriss returns to her small prairie town to escape the fallout of her advisor’s harassment trial, the neighborhood outdoor rink is her escape. Her legs still remember her artistic skating tricks, and two familiar admirers from the nearby fire station remember her legs. But when the trial’s fallout follows Kriss home, it takes all of her newfound courage to stand up under the attacks and trust herself to love again.

    I saw your recent webinar on indie publishing and was impressed with Sword and Silk Books; thank you for all the helpful information!
     
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    EdenRobins

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    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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    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.
     
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    adr90

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    Title: Gale
    Genre: YA Historical fantasy
    Length: 92,000 words
    Author: Adrianne Karasek

    Murron, a selkie, washes onto Callum’s Orkney shore in 1746, warning of danger coming from the sea. Nature begins to unravel as storms batter Callum’s fishing village, threatening starvation and death. Together, they must defeat capricious faeries before the gales destroy Callum’s home and the faeries trap Murron under the sea forever.
     
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