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Pitch Your Book to Cheryl Yeko, Acquiring Editor, Soul Mate Publishing – 2019 Hot Summer Pitchfest

*Pitch opens: June 12 2019 9:00am*
Pitch closes: June 14, 2019  11:59pm*   

*All times are in EST

Before posting your pitch, read the Official Savvy Authors Rules for PitchingThen post your pitch in the comments section below. The Agent/Editor will read all pitches and notify SavvyAuthors of requests.

Pitch Type: 3 lines, total length of 250 words or LESS.

Cheryl YekoCheryl Yeko, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Soul Mate Publishing

Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance

Cheryl is looking for: Cheryl is currently accepting Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance.

About Cheryl and Soul Mate Publishing: Cheryl Yeko is an award-winning author, and Acquiring Editor with Soul Mate Publishing. She also co-writes with fellow Soul Mate Publishing Editor, Char Chaffin, under the pen-name CiCi Cordelia.

She received her Administrative Assistant Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College, in Soul Mate PublishingWisconsin, as well as a Paralegal Certification through the American Institute for Paralegal Studies. She has over twenty-five years as a Legal Assistant, involving the drafting of legal correspondence and court documents. She belongs to several writing groups, including Romance Writers of America, Wisconsin Writers Association, and Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum.

Find out more about Cheryl and Soul Mate Publishing.

Questions? Contact [email protected] 

Pitch your book in the comments on this page from

9 AM June 12 to 11:59 PM June 14.

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    M. Lee Woeber
  • June 12, 2019
I am thrilled to present to you a fresh and modern concept. This book not only features a diverse cast but also comes with a side of LGBT characters.

Title: KROVS: Into Darkness
Genre: Dark/Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 112,000
Author: M. Lee Woeber

Twenty-six-year-old Tristan is unaware he’s been trained to please the women of a superhuman race. When he falls in love with a human named Serene, she is ill-prepared for what he’s been trained for. Luckily Tristan is a fast learner.

When a jealous ex finds out he’s mated with a human, she turns him into a KROV, like herself. KROVS are bioengineered super soldiers who must consume humans to survive and regenerate. Tristan will be uniquely powerful, but the cost of being a KROV means that he will hunger over what he lusts causing him to attack Serene.

Tristan must stay away from Serene until he learns to control his lust for her or risk killing the very woman he loves. He will also have to train to control his appetite to avoid hurting innocent lives. Eventually, he must learn to wield his unique telekinesis-like powers if there is any chance of stopping the KROVS that plan to subjugate humanity. Into Darkness is a stand-alone book with series potential.

Thank you for this amazing opportunity.
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      M. Lee
    • June 12, 2019
    My copy and paste from word didn't function properly Ms. Cheryl Yeko. Please excuse. :)
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    Heather Morton
  • June 12, 2019
Title- What We Deserve
Genre- Contemporary Romance with suspense and second chance
Length- 120,000 words
Author- HM Thomas

Victim therapist Miranda Lawson lost everything when an assignment left a victim dead and her marriage in shambles. Two years later, she wants her old life back including her old job and maybe even her ex-husband. When a nightmare from her distant past re-enters her life, everything she's hoped for is threatened. Now, along with her detective ex, Miranda must save an innocent girl from suffering Miranda's own tortured past in hopes everyone will get what they deserve.
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    S. J. Clark
  • June 12, 2019
Title: Ransomed Hearts
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Length: 78,600 words
Author: S. J. Clark

She’s already lost everything, including her home and husband, so why is she the only one to see that damned motorcycle crash? All she wants is to retreat to her father's Colorado ranch and somehow pick up the scattered detritus of her life. Now, the man who shattered her heart ten years ago lies bruised and broken before her. Should she help…or run? Of course, she'll help, but when he tells her of the danger that follows him, she must decide whether he is worth risking what little she has left?
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    Kelli Evans
  • June 13, 2019
Title:Harvest Moon (Port Luna #1)
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Length: 96K
Author: Kelli Evans
Port Luna is a small town and in small towns secrets don't stay secrets for long. As feelings begin to form between Terrah-a woman on the run with her toddler niece, Rhodes-the ex-nhl hopeful she was once engaged to, who she thought she could leave in her past, Dean-his brother the social worker, and Stacie-The beautiful woman who's not exactly who she pretends to be, can these four very different people trust their secrets with one another before it's not just their hearts but all their lives on the line?
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    Megan Mertz
  • June 13, 2019
Title: Detour
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 90,000
Author: Megan Mertz

When Jen discovers that her boyfriend has been on the missing persons list for ten years, she must keep his secret to protect him. Which wouldn’t be as hard if she didn’t just befriend his sister. Now she must decide how long to hold out before everything backfires.

Thank you for your time!
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    Margo Carey
  • June 14, 2019
Title: Trace of Evil
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 72,000
Author: Margo Carey

Dani Trent’s life is turning around. Freed from an abusive relationship, she’s snagged a great but slightly weird apartment and met a hot new guy. When strange noises, misplaced items and creepy dreams plague her, she dismisses them as stress from a stalking ex, an overbearing boss, and the news of a woman’s skeleton unearthed not far from her home.
As her blossoming romance with Sam Gregory heats up, so too do her problems with the obsessed ghost of Captain Elias Gale, a former witch who wants Dani for himself. Dani discovers his hidden diary, cuts herself trying to open it and bleeds on some of the pages. Her neighbor and new best friend has a psychic party and convinces Dani to bring the diary. The moment the medium touches the book, Elias siphons her strength and insinuates himself in Dani’s mind. Newly empowered and tasting Dani’s blood, he exerts his influence by visiting her in erotic dreams, and possessing the body of her friend Eddie, a serial killer. The disastrous events at the party have convinced Sam that Dani isn’t crazy—there is an entity. He risks his life trying to save her, but it may be too late. Elias wants to bring his lost love into Dani’s body—Eddie would enjoy carving into it. Caught between a serial killer and an eighteenth-century predator, she must choose—her life or her soul.
Title: Off The Record
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 85,000 words
Author: Daisy Blaine

I’ll be Gone in the Dark x The Crossfire Series

Freelance reporter Stella Thompson has a standard of newsworthiness. Government scandals, social injustice; and most recently, trying to uncover what really happened to those three girls who were murdered in the summer of 2006. But Cole Maxwell’s sex life? It could not register lower on Stella’s radar. Until a chance meeting brings her face to face with the man she argues is not worth the page space.

Most men would be offended, but Boston’s most enigmatic bachelor is intrigued by Stella’s disinterest in him. With her own set of reservations about getting involved with a man who’s personal life has been headline news since boyhood, she accepts his invitation to explore his clandestine world. But getting involved with Cole has risks. If anyone were to find out, Stella would lose not only her reputation as a serious investigative journalist, but also the chance to uncover the truth behind a series of murders she has been investigating. When a rogue photo of Stella and Cole goes viral, she has to choose - Write the story of her career, or become the story of the year.
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    Susan Burdorf
  • June 14, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 84,000 words
Author: Susan Burdorf

She knows he watches her, and while both repulsed and fascinated by him, Detective Shana McGrew tries to focus on the case at hand. A girl has been killed, not just killed, her body was feasted upon and Shana knows it was him. Convincing her colleagues might be a little harder, after all, vampires are just creatures of myth, right? Her partner Bruiser is the only one who stands by her, but she has a feeling he has his own agenda when it comes to finding this killer.

Shana's connection to this creature of myth is more than that of a detective on a case - they share a personal history that haunts her to this day, and the scar that remains is a constant reminder of his presence in her thoughts and life. But her only goal now is to find and kill him, if her heart can remain her own, that is.
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    Susan Person
  • June 14, 2019
Title: IN BLOOD AND ICE (2018 OTFS Finalist in Dark Paranormal)
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Susan Person

The modern ice age ushered in a golden time for vampires, but a century later, they are starving. Josie and Vin embark on a journey for new blood sources. Instead, they find her home and a way to reverse the ice age if her father’s vampire army doesn’t kill them.

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