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Erica Obey

Instructor
Oct 17, 2011
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Title: The Brooklyn North Murders

Genre: Off-beat cozy

Length: 81,000

Author: Erica Obey



Fans of The Thursday Murder Club will enjoy this off-beat cozy featuring librarian Mary Watson and a mystery-writing AI program named Doyle. Doyle’s greatest feat of detection has been tracking down a few missing library books, so why does Mary suddenly find herself at the center of a battle to turn her sleepy village into the next Silicon Valley? And when she and Doyle discover a body in the hip-bath that saved Morgansburg, they must find out whether Doyle can solve murders as well as write them.
 
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MJ Klipfel

Premium Member
Sep 20, 2021
6
1
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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.
 
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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 k
Author: Fenley Grant

WEREWOLF RUNAWAY BRIDE

Werewolf Alpha Katrina Stone joined the Army to escape the confines of an arranged mating. When the wounded warrior returns home to Texas, she faces an uncertain future...and the angry Alpha she left behind.
 
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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: Unwanted: Dead or Alive
Genre: Domestic (psychological) suspense
Length: 90,000 words
Author: Lisa Dyson

When Claire Fowler's supposedly dead husband is spotted in her small Florida panhandle town, she doesn't want to believe it. She's afraid she'll be dragged back into the abusive existence she and her four-year-old twins barely escaped. The arrival of her husband's nearly identical cousin complicates matters, and Claire will do whatever is necessary to keep those she loves safe.
 
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ScribblingDrake

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Jan 23, 2021
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  • Title: The Spark That Burns
  • Genre: YA Post-Apoc Thriller
  • Length: 72,000 words
  • Author: Marco Santomenna
Immortal teen Dante spent 300 years punishing himself for failing to save the world and taking an innocent life in the process. While wandering he crosses path with a road warrior protecting a girl with elemental abilities that can restart the world. With a power-hungry Baron leading a super powered army hunting them, Dante will need to turn to violence once more and risk failing again or face humanities extinction.
 
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Title: BLASPHEMY!
Genre: Thriller
Length: 66,000 words
Author: P.K. Gardner

CSI Mayday Meelee gets her first phone call from Hell seconds before her crime scene explodes. She’d love to forget about the underworld, but with her job on the line and a nosy PI blackmailing her, she's dragged into an investigation involving a serial killer, a hot-but-unfortunately-demonic nun and ultimately God herself. A cheerfully irreverent, lesbian-fronted paranormal procedural about the hellacious consequences of good intentions.
 
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Title: A Spell of Dance and Silence
Genre: adult urban fantasy
Length: 102,000
Author: Lena Gibson

At an enchanted university, Ella dances her shoes to tatters each night, but her memories are stolen. Private investigator Luke falls for Ella, and together they work to solve the mystery of her lost hours in this modern, dark fairytale retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.
 
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Mkuty9

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Jun 14, 2019
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Fredericksburg VA
Title: Resident Ego
Genre: Adult Thriller
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Michael Kuty

Try to think of a place with more bad luck tied to it than Las Vegas. Can’t be done, right? Now think what it would be like to be the center of all that bad luck. Sir Arthur Strand is the filling in a bad juju sandwich and he’s lost everything. Can he stay alive long enough to save the Queen of England and all of Sin City from a nuclear bomb?
 
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Brian

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Sep 29, 2021
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North Dakota
Title: Doris
Genre: Adult Thriller
Length: 77,000
Author: Brian Striefel

“Sha-baby, lotsa folks has some gris-gris in der lives,” the healer says, “but I ain’t seen nothin like this.”

“Preachers and landowners forced their God on plantation Africans,” the old man says, “so those slaves squeezed Jesus and Mary into an already crowded spiritual world and the combination proved much more powerful than any evangelist ever dreamed.”

This novel explores Creole beliefs that provided spiritual protection for many exploited people, black and white, a story written around a fascinating African-American healer named Doris.
 
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ninaparks

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Sep 30, 2021
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Melbourne, AU
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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ninaparks

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Sep 30, 2021
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Melbourne, AU
Title: The Remnants of Secrets
Genre: Adult Thriller (Small-town)
Length: 71,000
Author: Nina Parks

Sometimes it is better when secrets stay buried, sometimes memories are nothing but lies. After the death of her estranged father, Freya is forced to return to her small hometown. Her return sets a series of events in motion that may finally give her the answers to the strange disappearance of her older sister from over a decade ago.
 
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AJClay

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Feb 14, 2020
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Edinburgh
Title: The Banshee’s Kiss
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 69000 words
Author: AJ Clay

Sion's fallen for the charming Flora but there's one hitch: she's a banshee, and Sion's top of her hitlist. As death starts to touch her family, Sion must discover if Flora will defy her boss for a human – or if her love is really to die for. Killing Eve meets Out Of The Blue.
 
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ReginaMorris

Ink-slinger
Sep 8, 2020
8
6
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Texas
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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Author-in-progress

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Feb 8, 2021
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Iowa

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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: First Impressions
Genre: traditional Regency romance
Length: 91,000 words
Author: Elizabeth Donne

Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in a woodland cabin with a handsome stranger. Torn between duty and the stirrings of real feeling, Ellena tries to do the right thing, but makes one doomed decision after another. Maybe the fates are conspiring against her, or perhaps they will teach her to follow her heart.

(dual POV; stand-alone with series potential)
 
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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 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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    Title: This Grand Looking-Glass Hotel
    Genre: Adult Contemporary
    Length: 97,000 words
    Author: James G Moore

    Elliot Thorn, an eccentric college student and the mostly White campus' "Black Sherlock Holmes", faces his biggest case yet--assault on a freshman. Elliot’s well-known obsessive drive to answer every question he encounters collides with the victim—his first-ever crush—who does not want her attacker found. Spellbound by his infatuation, Elliot makes a promise to the victim that quickly puts him at odds with the college’s Honor Code and a student body that’s calling for justice.
     
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    Mkuty9

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    Jun 14, 2019
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    Title: Triggerfish
    Genre: Adult Horror
    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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    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: DAYWALKER
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Length: 87 k
    Author: Fenley Grant

    He's the sire of the vampire race and he represents everything she hates about her immoral vampire life--bloodthirsty, ruthless, and sexually mesmerizing.

    She embodies everything he despises about his own half-human existence--weak, powerless, and morally repressed.

    Their unlikely pairing forces them to choose—either accept both sides of their human / vampire natures to unite both worlds, or deny their dual heritages and watch all they love self-destruct.
     
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    KPhelan

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    Oct 1, 2021
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    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: Creatures of Habit

    Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller

    Length: 102,000

    Author: Karen Phelan

    Ordinary people are the villains in this twisty thriller meets #metoo. A young newlywed, framed for her husband’s murder, and a jaded FBI agent must navigate spies, organized crime, and vigilantes to find the real killer, but, in the process, they descend into the worst versions of themselves.
     
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