Pitch to: Yelena Casale, Chief Marketing Officer of City Owl Press, Executive Editor

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Pitch to Yelena Casale, Chief Marketing Officer of City Owl Press, Executive Editor​




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
 
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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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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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Viya

scribbler
Jul 31, 2021
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India
Title: It's always been You!
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense (dual POV)
Length: 94,000 words
Author: Viya Karish

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Finding missing links of her real family costs FBI Agent Abigail her life and eternal distance from her love, her fiance, Sean.

Sean was a shattered mess after seeing his beloved fiancée Abigail die in front of him. When a face same as Abby enters his life again, he must protect her due to her uncanny resemblance to Abby without falling for her, or else she too might be hunted down by enemies Abby made while her job at the FBI.

Comps: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mistaken Twin by Jodie Bailey and movie Face off.

Thanks for your time and consideration.
 
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RCorsini

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Sep 2, 2021
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New York
Title: Sushi and Sea Lions
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 82,000 Words
Author: Rachel Corsini

After a career-ending injury sends a prima ballerina, DANIELA VERDI, back to Queens, she struggles with her identity after the glitzy distractions of the Upper West Side (boys, pinot, romance novels, and video games) are over. When she runs into her brother’s best friend, a divorced dad scarred by his wife’s affair, at a local bar, she remembers who she was before the glittering stage lights. Falling for him was easy, but when she realizes he doesn’t believe in true love the way she does, she has to decide if the fairy-tale was ever real.
 
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Sburdorf

Calligrapher
Aug 3, 2019
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Tennessee
Title: A MOTEL BY THE OCEAN

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Length: 74,000

Author: Susan Burdorf



Inheriting her aunt’s rundown motel along the coast of Florida is bittersweet for Agatha Rae. Memories of her teen crush Cabe Wellington who lives on the property and shares ownership of the motel with her are overwhelming, and unusual guests like the convention of clowns who refuse to leave, make the decision to sell the motel to property developer and smooth talker Maxwell Harrison complicated. And when feelings for both men cloud her judgment Agatha’s choice becomes as uncertain as the moonlit tides.
 
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  • Title: Making Waves
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance (rom-com)
  • Length: 73,000 words
  • Author: DK Marie
LILITH BROOKS has a serial-cheating husband who won't sign their divorce papers and is issuing threats if she doesn't return to him by the end of the summer. She needs to free herself of him, figure out how to support herself and daughter, and find the confident woman she was before marrying.


She has a million reasons to keep her new neighbor, and sexy single dad, Asher, in the friend zone, but one kiss could obliterate them all.
 
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Adelaide09

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Sep 29, 2021
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Colorado
Title: Falling for Buffalo Ridge
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 71,000 words
Author: Addey Vaters

When a Boston businesswoman is stranded at Buffalo Ridge—a Wild West tourist attraction in the Rocky Mountains—she falls for more than just the quaint historical town. Will she be able to save Buffalo Ridge from one of her wealthy investors, and snag the heart of the town’s aloof, but winsome, cowboy manager in the process?
 
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LizPC

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Sep 25, 2021
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Texas
Title: Weightless
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Length: 81,000 words
Author: Liz Peterson Crane

On her voyage to complete a work contract in Australia to care for her young brother, a shipwrecked girl lands on a remote tropical island that blesses its inhabitants with supernatural gifts. After surviving injury, violent storms, encounters with wild animals and natives, Coralie confronts a strange and dangerous new obstacle - love. But the secrets of her past are about to catch up with her, and what she discovers will change her life - and the lives of everyone around her - forever.
 
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hm_thomas

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Oct 14, 2019
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South Carolina
Title: Learning to Surf
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Length: 81,000
Author: HM Thomas

Betrayed by her fiancé and reeling from an attack that killed their unborn child, obstetrician Cameron Crawford flees to a remote island in search of healing and the peace that eludes her. Six years later, she thinks she’s found both serving as the island doctor and raising her young daughter. But when a plane crashes on her beach, two men from her past are drawn to the island, and they both threaten the secrets she’s kept for years and the family she’d die to protect.
 
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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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Mary_Rose_Luksha

Ink-slinger
Jul 31, 2021
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Canada
Title: Best Laid

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Comedy)

Length: 86,000 words

Author: Mary Rose Luksha


Ali moves to the kooky little town of Cockburn, PA for a fresh start as the new first grade teacher. A one night stand with a stranger shouldn’t throw a wrench in her plans, until she learns that stranger is Jasper, one of her student’s single dads. If Ali wants a relationship with Jasper, she has to let go of an imagined future and learn to live in the messy, perfect present.
 
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Andy Stanton

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Aug 19, 2010
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Pitch to Yelena Casale, Chief Marketing Officer of City Owl Press, Executive Editor​




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 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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Carole Ann Moleti

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May 7, 2018
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Title: The Bar None Ranch: Coming Home
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction/Western Romance
Author: Carole Ann Moleti
Length: 100,000 words

Cara Sepulveda travels to her family's California ranch after a twenty year absence intent on settling her estranged father's affairs and returning to her successful career in New York City. Francisco, now her only living relation, fears the shocking secrets about to be revealed will doom any chance of reconciliation and force the sale of the only home he has ever known. A fateful sequence of events upends Cara's life and binds her even more closely to the ranch--and to the man she believed had abandoned her forever.
 
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Eva Fox Mate

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Jul 23, 2020
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Title: One Man's Treasure (Book 1 of the Hughes Brothers Trilogy)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 60,000 words
Author: Eva Fox Mate

The daughter of alcoholics, Callie Wallis is militantly self-reliant, but when her sister’s mountain of medical bills threatens to avalanche, Callie swallows her pride and does the unthinkable--she asks her boss, Adam, for a loan. Grieving widower Adam Hughes is fed up with the scheming fortune hunters and paparazzi that dog his every step, so when his assistant, Callie, asks for money, he ups the ante to a marriage of convenience. They'll each get what want from the arrangement and leave hearts whole. But when a black market treasure hunter decides Adam has something he wants, can the pair escape both danger and love?
 
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Lisa J MacDonald

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Sep 25, 2016
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Title: Hooked-In: A Modern-Day Love Potion Romance
Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction
Word: 75,000-word
Author: Anastasia Alexander

By following the relationship rules of science, Zoey Woodland believes she can find Disneyland Dad and the stable family life she has always longed for, plus save her house. But her meddling sister, believing she knows what is best, casts a love potion on Zoey with the sexy neighbor, Reynesh Babu, who has agreed to an arranged marriage in India. Despite all the obstacles, can Zoey and Reynesh hook into a surprising love that would truly make them happy?
 
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Title: Play it Again

Genre: Contemporary Romance (hockey)

Length: 80,000 words

Author: Kim Findlay

Ten years ago, Talia divorced hockey pro Royd. Royd’s now been signed by her hometown team and surprise! The divorce wasn’t finalized. They have seventeen weeks to get a new divorce done…unless he can convince her they’re worth another try.
 
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Title: Would the Real Soulmate Please Stand Up

Genre: Romcom/contemporary

Length: 97,000 words

Author: Kim Findlay

Marla was happy to raise her niece as her own child, but things get complicated when her soap star sister’s baby dad isn’t dead after all, and wants to know his daughter, Josie. She and Josie travel to spend the summer in Grady’s small town. Grady’s holding on to a few secrets, but Marla pushes him to put Josie first. Until things go public, and Marla might be the one who faces the biggest challenge.
 
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Sburdorf

Calligrapher
Aug 3, 2019
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Tennessee
Title: LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 84,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

Dr. Abby Fontana is too busy for love, at least that's what she tells herself as one romance after another fails. At a call from her mother she rushes home to care for her father who is suffering the early signs of Dementia and on the first day back she runs into James Grady, her high school crush who has not gotten any less crush-worthy in the ensuing years. When a near-tragedy forces them to work together to save the one they both love, they rediscover each other - but can you go home again?
 
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CC Bridges

Ink-slinger
Apr 16, 2020
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Title: Escape Room Tango
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Length: 75,000 words
Author: CC Bridges

After Elena lost her dance career in a car accident, she put everything she had into building her own escape room business, but the rival business across the street threatens that. Too bad the owner checks off every one of her boxes - hot, nice and smart. Can Elena reconcile her heart with her business sense - before her employees call the fire marshal on her rival again?
 
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