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Pitch Your Book to Lydia Sharp, Editor & Acquisitions Manager, Entangled Publishing – 2020 Sweetheart Pitchfest

*Pitch opens: February 12 2020 9:00am*
Pitch closes: February 14, 2020 11:59pm*   

*All times are in EST

Lydia Sharp, Editor & Acquisitions Manager, Entangled Publishing

Young Adult, New Adult, Adult

Entangled Publishing



Currently looking for: Young adult, new adult, and adult.

In Young Adult: ANY genre with romance.

In New Adult: contemporary romance, sci-fi romance, urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

In Adult: contemporary romance, sci-fi romance, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, historical romance, upmarket women’s fiction with or without romance, high-concept thrillers with little to no romance.

Also seeking lead characters with minority identities in all of the above.

About Lydia:

Lydia Sharp is a Senior Editor for Entangled Publishing, the Acquisitions Manager, and Assistant Publisher. Since joining Entangled in 2013, Lydia has worked with authors who are New York Times bestsellers and USA Today bestsellers, as well as helped several debut authors see their dream of being published come true. Lydia is continually on the lookout for new authors and fresh voices to add to Entangled’s list, and would especially love to see more diversity in submissions.

About Entangled Publishing:

Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of romantic fiction, in the adult, new adult, and young adult markets, distributed by Macmillan. Since its first release in 2011, Entangled has grown to thirteen imprints, with titles appearing on the USA Today Bestsellers list and the New York Times Bestsellers list, as well as recipients of various literary awards. Every month, Entangled releases several titles in digital-first format and selective titles in simultaneous print and digital formats. Our books are available at major online retailers around the world, and we have a joint partnership with St. Martin’s Press that enables us to showcase a select number of books in mass-market paperback. Many of our titles are also released in audio format. Our marketing team prides itself on thinking outside of the box while remaining sharp, savvy, and connected. Every book we publish receives a unique, custom-tailored marketing plan that we revisit regularly to ensure continued sales. We are actively seeking diverse authors and diverse books across all imprints, and we look forward to reading your stories.

Learn more about Lydia and Entangled Publishing!

Questions? Contact [email protected] 

Pitch your book in the comments on this page from 9 AM February 12 to 11:59 PM February 14.

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Post your three-line pitch to agents and editors from Feb 12, 9 AM EST to Feb 14, 11:59 PM
Title: The Firsts and Faves of Eva & Alex
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, Dual-POV
Length: 79,000
Author: Tonya Preece

High school senior, Eva covets her anonymity in a family full of celebrities, but when she meets a college freshman named Alex and can’t get the hot cowboy off her mind, she takes a chance at getting closer to him. Alex, who needs to focus on recovering from academic probation, can’t stop thinking of Eva either and isn’t daunted by her unconventional life. When his ex-girlfriend teams up with a celebrity gossip reporter hell-bent on revealing Eva’s identity, secrets push Eva and Alex apart until they must face the truth together or let their feelings for each other be swept away by the media storm.
Title: Flashes of Fire
Genre: YA Own Voices Contemporary Fantasy/Romance
Length: 90,000 words
Author: Liz Love

A determined student is befriended by a professor who reveals she is so much more than just another college freshman. Stella Jones is the reincarnated titaness Astria, and quite possibly the only hope they both have against a stalking, vengeful Zeus. When her new friends are threatened and worse, will she be able to learn how to channel her power to save them, or will fate win out once again in this lifetime?
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Rom-Com
Length: 71,000 words
Author: Carla Luna

A week in Maui is hardly a tropical paradise for disaster-prone Jessica Chavez, who’s serving as the maid of honor at her bossy older sister’s wedding. Somehow, Jess has to prove to her family that she can handle responsibility without revealing her string of recent failures. And she has to do it while resisting the groom’s cousin—the sexy womanizer who broke her heart five years ago.
  • Title: Life After Death
  • Genre: YA Paranormal
  • Length: 85,000 words
  • Author: Jennifer Adams
After spending the last year dating the Grim Reaper and working as his Soul Bounty Hunter to return escaped souls back to Limbo, Pepper Watts has decided it's time to find a normal boyfriend and a normal job. But when an evil soul named Cain starts sending his minions after her, she teams up with a pacifist liaison to Hell and a barbaric liaison to Heaven in order to capture Cain and send him back to Limbo.
Title : Resident Ego
Genre : Thriller
Length : 70,000 words
Author : Michael Kuty

No place does bad luck like Las Vegas and Sir Arthur Strand is on the business end of it - all of it. He lived the life - Olympic gold medalist, mega-celebrity. Then things went sideways - way, way sideways. Now, he's become the center of all bad luck. Mansion - seized by the IRS. Jilted former business partner - back for revenge. Former girlfriend - you get the idea. Can he get out of his way long enough to put his life back together? Can he stop his unlucky streak before a nuclear bomb wipes Vegas and the visiting Queen of England off the map?
Title Inn by the Lake
Genre Sweet contemporary romance
Length 66,000
Author Mary K. Tilghman

AMANDA steals away for a Memorial Day getaway where she meets LUKE, the innkeepers’ son. He falls hard until he learns she works for the law firm representing the developer planning to tear down the inn. A newly discovered diary might save the historic inn but can it save their chance for love?
Title: The Last Gift
Genre: Sweet contemporary romance
Length: 65,000
Author: Mary K. Tilghman

Even on a cruise DONNA brings her laptop to keep up with her demanding job. She didn’t want to come—she hates boats—but she promised to join her bereaved sister. Ship’s officer SCOTTIE knows consorting with a passenger could get him fired but the pretty workaholic is hard to resist.
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy (with romantic elements) #ownvoices
Length: 76,000 words
Author: Carla Luna

OUTBREAK + THE PIED PIPER: When lab rats carrying a dangerous virus invade her neighborhood, seventeen-year-old Latinx musician Marisa Ayala offers to help catch them. Like a modern-day Pied Piper, she possesses the magical ability to charm animals with her silver flute. But after a twisted military scientist learns Marisa’s powers also affect humans, she stands in danger of becoming his next lab rat.
Title: The Galileo Protocol
Genre: High concept thriller
Length: 97,000
Author: Arthur Geis PhD.

After JPL’s Dr. Julie McCray’s robot discovers bacterial life on Mars, she brings back soil samples to Earth. Julie forms and uneasy alliance with CJ Jackson of the CIA because spies and traitors try to subvert her efforts. But when they begin to examine the samples, they discover something that no one wants to believe.
  • Title: Finding Hope
  • Genre: Adult Inspirational Contemporary Romance
  • Length: 70,000 words
  • Author: Katie JP Bishop

Family is particularly important to Abby, having raised her siblings and now a widowed mother of two. Battling his own PTSD, Carter is his own worst enemy when it comes to vulnerability. But they both have chance to choose hope, together.
Title: The Last Mermaid Queen
Genre: Upmarket Fiction
Lenth: 84.000 words
Author: Rhonda M. Hall

Michaela desperately wants to get a job so she can provide for her unborn child, unfortunately, her nitwit boyfriend just set her as his accomplice in a string of ongoing armed robberies. She’s got to keep the job, and stay away from the boyfriend before the police close in.
  • Title: The Art of New Beginnings
  • Genre: Adult Sweet Romance/Romantic Comedy
  • Length: 62,000 words
  • Author: Carlie West (writing as)

When her life in the city falls apart, Willow retreats home to small town Iowa. With the help of her family & friends, her art, and her teenage crush, can she rediscover herself - and forge a new beginning? A sweet and flirty romance with a vibrant autumn setting, featuring lots of female friendship and a memorable community with a personality of its own.

Thank you for your consideration!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 65K
Author: Jaqueline Snowe

A bubbly sorority house mom and the notoriously grumpy football coach have on ongoing battle of “who can ignore the other more since that one night.” No one’s winning until a snowstorm hits and they are forced to spend a week together in a small house with just one bed. Opposites attract in this romantic comedy where a quirky heroine and surly hero find they have more in common than they thought.
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Length: 93K
Author: Clementine Fraser

Happily ever afters don’t exist in Adelia’s broken world covered in poisonous faerie Dust—especially not after the Fae steal a boy. Rescuing him risks more than Adelia’s life; it risks exposing her biggest secret to the man she loves. She’s the thing he hates most: one of the Fae.
Title: The Barton Brothers of Alaska Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Contemporary Romance
Length: 75,000 words
Author: Angela Evans

What’s more dangerous than running a remote Alaskan hunting lodge with your five brothers? Falling in love again with the woman who broke your heart, especially when there’s a murderer after her. Melanie knows that love is a trap she has no intention of falling into, that’s why when he proposed she took off to chase her career. But now, here she is in Alaska which feels like the safest and most dangerous place to be.
Title: Chasing Paradise
Genre: Romantic science fiction/suspense
Length: 76,000
Author: Priscilla Alden (Rodd)

From the moment that Scara teleports to Earth, an electric attraction snaps between the passionate operative and the controlled commander she's meant to protect. A heated encounter reveals they're destined mates. But torn loyalties threaten their searing connection.
  • Title: Chasing Starlight. Book 1.
  • Genre: Young Adult - Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi Fantasy.
  • Length: 80,000 words
  • Author: Samantha Kately

Someone keeps calling to Ash; its almost her name but not quite.

Ashala...Keenan says in her mind, knowing that if she answers he will find her at last, then whisk her away to his desolate world with hopes of breaking his deadly curse.

Alrund and Will must stop that from happening, even if it means stealing the memories of the girl they love so she never learns who she is, that she has inherited a destiny that would see her fight in a war that has been raging for eons, a war which began when the Angels of Fate cast the first rivals - one chaos, the other starlight.
  • Title: Heart of Wings and Fire. Book 1.
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy. New Adult.
  • Length: 87,000 words
  • Author: Samantha Kately

Ryden Reapling has a rare gift for stealing light, and his newest assignment is to steal dayshifter Harlow. From the moment he senses her, Harlow’s spirit is intoxicating. As a shapeshifting butterfly she is almost impossible to catch. But the Dark Court has given its orders. Ryden must obey.

Taking her chance at freedom, she must test abilities she’s feared for too long. Little does she know, Ryden will do anything to set her free, even enlisting the help of her first love and paranormal detective Braegan. With magical folk being abducted from the city streets and the truce between the Dark Court and the Bright Court fraying, is she truly safe anywhere? Braegan has secrets binding him to the Bright Court. And Ryden, his loyalty is undecided.
  • Title: Dear Me
  • Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
  • Length: 60,000 words
  • Author: Sandra Panting
With high school graduation drawing near, Megan isn't happy that many of her high school goals were never realized. So she complains to her younger self in a diary and gets a response. Megan and her younger self soon begin to plot how to change the outcome of her senior year, but things grow more complicated. And time doesn't like to be changed.
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