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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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Escapee

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    Title: Scottish Knight Bought and Paid For
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Length 43000
    Author: Susan Payne
    Elspeth was being returned to her father, a man she never knew about before a few weeks ago. A man who promised to ruin her family and bring scandal to her mother and younger brothers. She had signed a contract to select a husband and marry within a month to secure the clan and its lands; a husband who had been bought and paid for by her father, the true devil in her life.
     
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    Title: A Seed in the Ashes
    Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
    Length: 77,000 words
    Author: Christina Wise

    When a wildfire burns the family’s vineyard and garden, Addison must give up her culinary internship to help the family restaurant. So, she brokers a deal with the Zodiac Rulers who promise to magically regrow the land in exchange for simple tokens, like a recipe. With the help of her ex’s BFF Theo, she has no problem whipping up garden saving dishes—until her sister’s soul becomes the main dish of their fall feast and only Addison and Theo have the knowledge to save her.
     
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    Title: Bushfire Beach
    Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction / romantic suspense / friends to lovers
    Length: 90,000 words
    Author: Donna Munro

    When firefighters discover a body, crime reporter Makena must hold her nerve and relive the past. Ex-Rugby star amputee Finlay’s mission is to win Makena’s heart. But first, they must overcome lies and deception. Scarred and haunted by bushfires twenty years ago, it will take bravery to face what they fear most. Sometimes the past can only remain hidden until the next heatwave.
     
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    Title: Run the Table: The Tease

    Genre: LGBT+ Erotic Romance

    Word Count: 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.
     
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    authorkristy

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    Aug 6, 2021
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    Title: SECOND CHANCE COWBOY
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 95,000
    Author: Kristy Anne

    29y.o Isabelle loves her relaxed country life, yet she secretly craves adventure. Accompanying Garrett, a broken, widower cowboy on his homecoming trip to Montana to face his estranged family after 10yrs might be too intrepid since she’s attracted to him, and all he can offer is friendship.

    Amidst the romantic winterscape of his family’s ranch, with his past flooding back, Issy sees Garrett has a fixer-upper heart capable of un-breaking with the right woman loving it. And she could be the new leading lady in his fairytale if she does everything to not fall in love with him.
     
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    Title: Sibh Mo Cridhe
    Genre: Romance
    Length: 67,000
    Author: Charyl Bibeault

    I pen these words with hope. I manifest these pages with love. I offer them to the world with faith they may find their way to you. I am the main character. This is a love letter. I do not know the identity of the recipient, yet I have always felt his presence. Have I imagined him? Am I mad? We go on a journey into my secluded Appalachian Mountain community, granting access to a world few Outsiders have seen. He cannot love me without loving my mountain. Will feelings this strong prove to be fantasy? Or is he real and searching for me, too?
     
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    • Title: Opposites Attract
    • Genre: Contemporary Romance
    • Length: 88,000 words
    • Author: Christy Dirks
    The only good thing in Taylor's life is her small vegan baking business, but it's hard to succeed at the farmers market when her rival, Dylan, keeps stealing all her customers with his ridiculous muffin bike. When the two are forced to team up in a summer competition for a booth at the year-round market, sparks fly. But between her fear of commitment, his stubborn nature, and their shared competitiveness, their new connection doesn't have much hope of surviving the long, hot summer.
     
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    Title: Blueshell Beach
    Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction / second chance
    Length: 87,000 words
    Author: Donna Munro

    Keegan, a PTSD paramedic, need peace, surfing and yoga, not a noisy, pretty builder hammering next door. Pepper reluctantly returns to her beachside hometown. When a tragic accident renders Keegan’s son mute, together they will bring back the voice of his grieving son and expose a teenage drug ring; if they don’t nail each other to a wall first. If grief renders you mute can love find the words to save you? Note: this is my second pitch and the two books could be a series.
     
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    Surgeonsteve

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    Sep 26, 2021
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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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    SylFar

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    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 rugged 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.
     
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    Noel S

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    Sep 24, 2021
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    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.
     
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    ReginaMorris

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    Sep 8, 2020
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    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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    oneilene

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    Oct 28, 2020
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    Title: Obviously Unrequited
    Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance; Dual POV, slowburn
    Length: 89,000 words
    Author Eilene Spear
    Single mom Allie is hesitant to enroll her son in Karate lessons, even though she knows it could help his low self esteem. Her concerns are assuaged when she meets Jake, the handsome, thoughtful and kind instructor, and she quickly develops what she assumes is an unrequited crush. She’s wrong, and if she can get over her feelings of inadequacy to articulate what she wants; she and Jake can face her past and have a future-even when her abusive ex gets out of prison.
     
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    Title: The Sooner I Go
    Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
    Length: 81,000
    Author: Heather Cumiskey

    18-year-old Brynn, a former performing arts high school student, is ready to embark on her singing career with her musician husband when her parents and husband die tragically on the same night. Left on her own, Brynn inherits her parents’ debt and is forced to forgo her singing aspirations for a summer internship at a prestigious NYC ad agency where she meets 20-year-old advertising heir, Micah. Brynn plunges in headfirst until a stranger comes forward seeking revenge and threatens her second shot at love.
     
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    Mkuty9

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    Jun 14, 2019
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    Title: Triggerfish
    Genre: Adult Fantasy
    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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    annekelley

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    Feb 13, 2020
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    Title: Unravel Me
    Genre: Contemporary Romance (series potential)
    Length: 85,000 words
    Author: Anne Kelley

    Jake’s fine with his one and done ways until his sexy, widowed neighbor reveals her cutting humor and shared view on single parent dating, and Jake makes her an offer that bends the one rule holding his custody arrangement together. Katie can’t deny Jake’s sexy, single dad vibe does more than reawaken her muse, but the father of her daughter’s best friend is off limits and the only feeling happily ever after sparks is been there, done that, never going back. But happy for now… well… Jake did offer.
     
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    Title: LATE NIGHT DINER
    Genre: Women’s Fiction
    Length: 87,000 Words
    Author: Sophie Henderson

    LOVE NEXT DOOR meets NOTTING HILL

    After her fiancé declares he no longer loves her, all Eve Lane wants is to disappear.

    She runs away to a nowhere town called Grace and accepts a job as a late-night diner waitress—it’s the perfect place for anonymity, giving her the chance to reset.

    She isn’t planning on making friends, or creating a home, and she certainly isn’t meant fall for the hot guy who likes her cherry pie, especially when she has zero clue he’s a mega Hollywood star whose presence risks destroying her quiet life in Grace.
     
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    Belinda McBride

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    Title: Destiny: Truckee Wolves
    Genre: N/A Paranormal Romance, Bi/Poly MMF
    Word Count: 100,000
    Belinda McBride

    With frothy blonde curls and big blue eyes, Destiny doesn’t look like a dangerous player.
    But she’s gotten a little too close to some very bad guys, so with her mother in tow, she packs up the old clunker and runs like the hounds of Hell are on her heels! Unfortunately, she lands right in the paws of the men she’s fleeing, and finds that maybe the safest haven of all is in the embrace of her enemy.
     
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    Shannon09

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    Sep 9, 2018
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    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.
     
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