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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Last Of Her Kind by Sheila Erwin

Mecha is thirteen, wild, unlucky, and edging closer to extinction during the final days of the Neanderthal people. First her uncle, then her cousin are murdered by the enemy, the Homo sapien people. Endless winters and vanishing herds have left her tribe on the brink of starvation. Yet Mecha still dreams. She dreams about painting. Mecha loves the ooze of paint between her fingers, and the contour of the cave wall, and how it’s humped shape follows the curve of the bison’s back, and how the bison breathes and becomes alive. Although girls are forbidden to paint, Mecha paints in secret.
Tiev, her tribe’s shaman, initiates her into the mysteries of art. He provides her with a map of the underworld and knowledge of how to stay alive in a dangerous world. Her life is shrouded in secret. Yet her biggest secret is falling in love with the enemy. When she does, she risks banishment and death.
THE LAST OF HER KIND, is a completed 50,000 word young-adult novel, set in what is now Altamira Spain, one of the last strongholds of the Neanderthal race, circa 33,000 B.C. This fast paced adventure story is sensuously narrated in the immediacy of the first person.
Sheila Erwin

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Angel Project by Timothy Lincoln

Created in a lab, Lisa is kidnapped by Samantha Isle. An agent working for the government on a project to create the perfect agent. Going on the run, Samantha and her husband disappear.

Nineteen years later, they are living peacefully as a family. Hiding the past from Lisa as she receives horrific visions from an unknown source, completely unaware of the other half of the project.

Meanwhile, Captain Azreal of the SAS find out about his sister Lisa. Escaping from the Lab, he sets out to track her down, manipulated by an ex-SAS trained band of criminals. Leaving behind a path of destruction as he tries to find his sister and save her family from a violent team of killers sent out to bring him back, dead or alive.

The Angel Project is 90,000 words of action packed adventure aimed at a YA audiance. The full manuascript is avaiable on request.

Timmy Lincoln

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Claiming Words by Tricia Drammeh

*** UPDATE: The Claiming Words is now under contract for publication with Iconic Publishing ***

Alisa and Rachel each share a special bond with Jace. One is bound by friendship, the other by magic. Only one will hear the Claiming Words.

When mysterious, powerful Jace moves to Oaktree, he attracts the interest of everyone in school, but only one girl captures his attention…or, maybe two. Alisa is an outcast, but when she saves Jace from a Hunter, she finds herself drawn into a world of friendship and magic. Rachel has always felt different from everyone she grew up with, but an encounter with the new student only serves to illustrate how unique she is. As dangerous forces descend upon the small southern town, each girl shares a special connection with Jace, but only one will win his love.

The Claiming Words is 75,000 word paranormal romance novel geared toward the YA audience. The full manuscript is available upon request.

Tricia Drammeh

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shadow Embraced by Cheree Smith

No escape. Those words haunt 16-year-old Scarlet Devena’s dreams. When she is deemed too dangerous to remain in society, she worries that she's some kind of monster. Sent to a reform school for witches, werewolves and vampires, she learns that she’s not like the others. She’s a Dhampir, part-human and part-vampire. When the creature from her nightmares threatens to possess her, she has to find a way to contain her vampire side before she becomes the bloodthirsty monster she's afraid of becoming.

She turns to an underground fight club established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves the thrill of the fight. When fighters begin to disappear and all evidence points to Scarlet as the culprit, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.

The only problem is that she’s not entirely sure she’s innocent.

SHADOW EMBRACED is a 55,000 word YA urban fantasy, which combines elements of Chuck Palahniuk’s FIGHT CLUB with Sony Picture’s UNDERWORLD.

I would be delighted to send the full manuscript at your request. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Cheree Smith

Old Soul by Kellee Farr

Seventeen-year-old Trinity Fellows and eighteen-year-old Rachael Brineshaw lived in America more than one hundred and fifty years apart. As their relationship unfolds, Trinity realizes that events of the past can still be altered to make right a life that was tragically cut short.

Trinity unknowingly relives her past lives in her very vivid dreams, sometimes feeling as if she has been asleep for months – having to put up with primitive plumbing and toothbrushes made from bone were just the beginning of her inconveniences. When she wakes, she’s left both exhausted and scared. Luckily she finds much needed support from her best friend, Erica, who likes to think of these dreams as their personal soap operas.

After consulting a crazy palm reader, she finds all answers lead to her mother. Her soul has been reincarnating for centuries. Unlike her mother and grandmother, whom she finds out are old souls as well, Trinity has influence over her past lives. She must fix what has wronged her soul, starting with the girl her dreams have been focusing on lately – Rachael, the young wife of an American plantation owner in the early eighteen hundreds. Trinity has to stop Rachael’s death. If she can do that then she will not spend her nights reliving the life her soul would have jumped to next – a little slave girl bound for the deadly sugar plantations of Jamaica. Trinity will help Rachael escape her abusive husband, save the little girl and even find love.

Old Soul, the first book in a series for young adults, is around 90,000 words.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kellee Farr

The Promise by Apryl Baker

*** UPDATE:  The Promise is now under contract for publication with Black Matrix Publishing ***

Armed with kick-ass shoes, can CJ stop a maniacal coven leader, save the town, and still get Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous?

She stared at the faces around her, their expressions excited, insane. Friends, family. They all waited for her death. The smoke from the fire burned her eyes, its heat caressed her skin, the taste of fear choked her. She was going to burn just as her ancestor did all those centuries ago in New Salem Village. Nonsense she’d always called it. How could she have been so wrong about everything?

Cassie Jayne Bishop grew up the only non-believer in the town Coven. When a stranger comes to the sleepy town of New Salem, NC, everything she thought was true unraveled around her. Ethan made her question everything, even her sister’s death. Clues start to pile up and Cassie is determined to find out if the Coven was the real reason her sister died. What she uncovers terrifies her. Her fate lies in the very heart of the secret the Coven protects. It’s the reason she was born. Now, betrayed on every side, can she find a way to survive or will she be the catalyst that starts it all?

The Promise, a YA paranormal mystery and book one of The Coven series, is full of quirky, fun, fresh voices, and a romance that will make your toes curl. You’ll laugh, cry, and find yourself changing your mind more times than you can count about Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous, right up until the very last pages. There are things you’ll never expect and times you’ll find yourself blushing, smiling, or dying of embarrassment right along with CJ. It was a wonderful tale to write and I hope you give it a chance.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in reviewing, I’d love the opportunity to send you the full manuscript. It is complete at 67,000 words. Readers who enjoyed The House of Night series by PC & Kristen Cast and Hush by Becca Roberts Fitzpatrick will flock to Promises for its mystery, it's fun and sassy dialogue, and it's dynamic main characters.

I wrote The Promise out by hand over several months. It was an idea that popped into my head while I was driving and listening to Theory of a Dead Man's, "Not Meant To Be." I drove by a little community called New Salem and the image of a girl sitting at her sister's gravestone kept haunting me and I asked myself, why is she sitting there? I wrote the idea down on a post it note and over the next few days, I kept writing all the little ideas I had on stickies. Before I knew it I had a wall of orange, yellow, pink and purple post it notes that created an outline of a story on the wall beside my desk. I hope you will give my little post it note idea a chance.

Thank you for your time and consideration. The sample chapters and synopsis are pasted below as per your guidelines.

Apryl Baker