Pitch to: Theresa Cole, Editor, Owl City 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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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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Sevannah Storm

Calligrapher
Jun 11, 2018
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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.
 
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Theresa Cole
Hi Sevannah!

I'd love to see this. Please submit your query at QueryManager.com/TCole. (If more than one City Owl Press/Mystic Owl editor request your work, please research us and choose only one to submit to.)

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Theresa
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Maya

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Title: The Star-Crossed Empire
Genre: Adult Sci Fi/Romance
Length: 117,000 words
Author: Maya Darjani

WINTERS ORBIT x BONDS OF BRASS
A Republic soldier, a reluctant Emperor. Their love unites their two worlds--until they declare hostilities. Now Empress Layla must face her divided loyalties and broker peace, while battling political intrigue and assassins. At stake: stability, freedom, and the independence of the Galactic Whorl.
 
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B.M.Valdez

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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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    Title: THE QUIET BOY
    Genre: YA Gothic Horror (Monster Romance)
    Length: 96,000
    Author: Samantha Van Dine

    THE WICKED DEEP x LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

    The lake swallows boys. Even with his unreliable memory, seventeen-year-old Dylan doesn’t believe what the small Midwestern town says about him; he didn’t drown that boy. After years battling PTSD and frightening visions tied to the beach, Dylan’s reality becomes even more muddled when he jumps in the lake to save the new girl, but what he finds lurking underwater isn’t a girl–it's not human.
     
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    TheresaCole
    Hi Samantha,

    I just wanted to say this sounds fantastic, and if City Owl Press published YA, I would definitely request this. Good luck!

    Theresa
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    Andy Stanton

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    Pitch to Theresa Cole, Editor, Owl City Press​




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    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: The Garden Plot
    Genre: Women's Fiction/Magical Realism/Romance
    Length: 70,000
    Author: Andra Stanton
    To escape her homicidal husband, gardening aficionado Maggie runs away to a town in Massachusetts where she installs a garden in return for room and board. She thinks she has chosen the plants, but the plants have chosen her, and they help her do battle against her avenging husband when he comes to kill her. Gardening is about to become a matter of life and death.
     
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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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    alexrobins726

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    Oct 28, 2020
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    Title: The Orb Chronicles: The Winds of Change
    Genre: YA/NA Contemporary Fantasy
    Length: 57,150 words
    Author: Alexander Robins

    Three young adults, long since orphaned into a cruel world, are faced with a life-changing ultimatum: servitude or imprisonment. Yet, with their supernatural powers that only a scattered few possess, they elect for a third option: the rebellion. Now in the thick of the conflict, they'll work to hone their strength and ultimately remove the world-governing, apathetic autocrat from power.
     
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    Carde Jean

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    Aug 7, 2021
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    Title: Once Upon a Griffin

    Genre: Sweet Romance/Sci-fi

    Length: 103,000 words

    Author: Carde Jean

    Guinevere Griffin and Jaxzon meet one hot summer night in New York, but Jaxzon’s identity holds a devastating truth: as the crown prince of a distant land, he has been ordered to marry and is not at liberty to follow his heart. When Guinevere learns she is eligible to vie for Jaxzon's hand, her excitement turns to shock as she is whisked across the galaxy to engage in a whirlwind of balls and royal events. Through it all, she and Jaxzon grow ever closer, until disaster strikes and Guinevere is accused of murder, and released from custody on a hostile planet, with an implant that will kill her if she doesn’t appear for trial, Guinevere must clear her name, find the real killer, and rescue Jaxzon before time runs out.
     
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    Nicole Anderson

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    Title: eHumanity: BOOTSTRAP
    Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
    Length: 79,000
    Author: Nicole Sallak Anderson

    Dawn has lived for nearly two hundred years in an eHuman body—the first of her kind—made of metal, fiber optics and plastic, on a world where no one dies and no one is born. When the World Government begins to unplug cities from the electrical grid, Dawn must find the elusive Elijah Prince, her forgotten creator and former lover, and download the secret code he carries—before eHumanity is powered down, forever.
     
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    adr90

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    Aug 25, 2016
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    Pitch to Theresa Cole, Editor, Owl City Press​




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    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: The Companion's Comeuppance
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Length: 65,000 words
    Author: Adrianne Karasek

    24yo Alyse, granddaughter of British aristocracy, loses her family estate to bankruptcy and finds employment as a lady’s companion in 1885. 23yo Sir Albert, whom she bullied as a child, is now her employer and gleeful to find her at the bottom of the social ladder for a change. However, they must work together to save their village from poverty and somehow avoid breaking one another's hearts while at it.
     
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    jbigelow

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: WHEN IN ROME
    Genre: time travel romance
    Length: 77,000 words
    Author: Jenna Bigelow

    A shy British curator falls for an ancient Roman time traveler when she appears inside one of the museum's sarcophagi. He thinks his biggest problems will be teaching her about Instagram and battling his growing attraction to her, but when she decides to return to Rome to reunite with her twin sister, he's swept along with her. In 86 CE, an imperial coup is brewing, and her sister is in danger. To return to the present, they strike a desperate bargain with the gods: save the emperor, or else be stuck in Rome forever.
     
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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: 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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    Ana D Handen

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    Sep 22, 2021
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    Title: The Gods that Never Existed
    Genre: Cross-over Adult Sci-Fi/Dystopian Romance
    Length: 80,000 words
    Author: Ana D. Handen

    Twenty years after the A’chiads’ return to Earth, AGNAR—genetically modified to serve as keeper of knowledge and an oddity even among his people— is ordered to train JUNO, a gifted human journeyman.
    Together they’re developing a novel technology to help defend the planet if/when the A’chiads' enemy attacks, while also finding they love each other and want a future together.
    But when a nano adaptation thought safe for humans turns on Juno putting their and everyone's else future at stake, Agnar won’t think twice about sacrificing himself to save her; even if the knowledge he possesses is lost.
     
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    Author-in-progress

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    Pitch to Theresa Cole, Editor, Owl City Press​




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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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    Pitch to Theresa Cole, Editor, Owl City 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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      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: DAYWALKER
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Length: 87 k
    Author: Fenley Grant

    He sired the vampire race and 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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    Tina Holland

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    Jan 19, 2018
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    Title: The Widow’s Secret
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Length: 42,000 words
    Author: Tina Holland

    Widow Charlotte Wold meets Colonel Myles Ashton at a house party. They'd be perfect for each other if they hadn't already met outside a London brothel the night her husband was murdered. Can two people trust each other to find love after their secrets are exposed?
     
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    Sburdorf

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    Aug 3, 2019
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    Title: A HUNGER FOR THE FINER THINGS
    Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
    Length: 84,000
    Author: Susan Burdorf

    Detective Shana McGrew knew the minute she saw the mutilated body of the girl that it was him. She had once been the prisoner of a vampire known only as Benedicto who had believed she was his destiny, and had marked her before her escape. Now he was sending her clues to lure her back to him to finish what he started, but she isn't the same docile woman she'd been at their first meeting and she has a little surprise for him.
     
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    Hi Susan!

    I'd love to see this. Please submit your query at QueryManager.com/TCole. (If more than one City Owl Press/Mystic Owl editor requests your work, please research us and choose only one to submit to.)

    Thanks!
    Theresa
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