The One-Sentence Summary

*Contest is closed.*

Today we’re going to talk about the one-sentence summary, also known as a logline, a hook, or a one-sentence pitch. (It is not a tagline, however.)

What: About 25 words that capture your novel, memoir, or non-fiction book.

Why: To get someone interested in reading your book.

When to use it: The start of a query, or anytime someone asks you, “What’s your book about?”

What it does: A one-sentence summary takes your complex book with multiple characters and plotlines and boils it down into a simple statement that can be quickly conveyed and understood, and generates interest in the book.

What it should include:
→ A character or two
→ Their choice, conflict, or goal
→ What’s at stake (may be implied)
→ Action that will get them to the goal
→ Setting (if important)

Tips:
→ Keep it simple. One plotline, 1 or 2 characters.
→ Use the strongest nouns, verbs and adjectives.
→ Make the conflict clear but you don’t have to hint at the solution.

In your one-sentence summary, try not to pitch a theme. Pitch what happens. Examples of themes:

This book explores forgiveness.
This book looks at the thin line between right and wrong.
This book explores the meaning of independence, and asks if it’s really possible.

Here is Nathan Bransford’s simplified formula for a one-sentence pitch: “When [opening conflict] happens to [character(s)], they must [overcome conflict] to [complete their quest].”

Examples of one-sentence summaries:

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
• A boy wizard begins training and must battle for his life with the Dark Lord who murdered his parents. (Thanks Randy Ingermanson for this one.)

→ Character=boy wizard
→ Conflict=battling the Dark Lord
→ Stakes=his life
→ Setting=none
→ Action=wizard training; avoiding the same fate as his parents

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
• In the south in the 1960s, three women cross racial boundaries to begin a movement that will forever change their town and the way women view one another.

When Faith Awakes by Mike Duran
• Chaos is unleashed on a quiet coastal town when an unassuming crippled woman raises a young boy from the dead, unlocking a centuries-old curse.

Medical Error by Richard Mabry
• Identity theft becomes fatal for a patient and puts a young doctor’s reputation and medical practice in jeopardy.

Chasing Superwoman by Susan DiMickele
• A successful attorney and mother of three battles discrimination, exhaustion, and a clueless boss while balancing a career, a family, and a life of faith.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN. Leave your one-sentence summary in the comments.

Contest specifics:
→ Write a one-sentence summary of your book.
→ Submit your entry in the comments to THIS post.
→ ONE entry per person. NO revisions or resubmissions allowed.
→ Deadline is this SATURDAY, June 5th, 11:59pm ET.
→ WordServe clients can enter and are eligible for the prize.
→ I’ll choose FIVE winners, based on which ones are the most effective and make me want to read the book.
→ I’ll announce winners next week.

***THE AWESOME PRIZES ***
Courtesy of Chuck Sambuchino at Writers Digest, author of Guide to Literary Agents and the GLA blog.

5 FREE one-year subscriptions to WritersMarket.com ($40.00 value) will be given as prizes.

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Join the fun and start crafting your pitch!

Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent

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  • Amanda G

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  • E. L. Schneider

    >Undead isn’t the problem for sixteen-year-old Kat, nor is being hunted by the Romulaires for her soul – but surviving the bond to an arrogant celebrity, might kill her, again.

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    >A magical pen unleashes a young teen's power to control a fantasy land, a realm only she can save from evil.

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  • Sarahsalt

    >When Ella’s grandmother claims Ella literally walked on water when she was four, the younger woman begins a journey to discover the truth that includes romance with a preacher; lessons in dying; and a very special child on the way to learning what it means to have faith.

  • The Napkin Dad

    >A father, using simple napkins to teach profound lessons to his teenage daughters, finds them touching the world in ways he could have never imagined.

  • Nicole

    >In the dawn of World War II, Hollywood's newest "It" girl returns home after twelve years to discover concealing her dark secrets and deteriorating health the most challenging act of her career.

  • Liberty Speidel

    >When Amanda's real estate tenants turn up dead, she realizes she can't ignore the past since it's come back to haunt her.

    ***************

    Interestingly enough, a writer's site I belong to recently had a challenge to do your summary in the size of a Tweet!

  • Adam Heine

    >A cowardly bookworm receives a package from his supposedly-dead mother, and he joins a crew of air pirates to find her.

  • Kendra

    >A few drinks have always done the trick to help Marisol forget her brother’s suicide, but when her newly sober mother begins to deny he existed in the first place, she embarks on a quest to unearth the truth that takes her through the dark underbelly of North Miami and ultimately forces her to face her own demons.

  • Virginia McGarity

    >Seventeen year old Samantha McGuire gets caught up in a high stakes game of biological weapons intelligence, espionage and zombie classmates.

  • Ricardo Bare

    >Jack of Hearts, by Ricardo Bare

    Guilt over the death of his sister forces a boy to surrender his broken heart to the Lady of Twilight and become her enchanted assassin, but when a girl trapped in a mirror makes him feel again he rebels.

  • Daron D. Fraley

    >On the planet Gan, the heir to the throne and a young enemy soldier covenant to stop a war between their tribes, unaware that the sign of Christ's birth on an unknown world, Earth, is about to appear in the heavens.

  • Jaimie

    >When Ares, God of War, regrets his life of senseless slaughter, he leaves Olympus to live as a single father in America.

  • Linda Yezak

    >Fun contest! Here's my stab at it:

    New York City socialite Patricia Talbert inherits a Texas ranch where she learns about faith and love from the back of a bull.

  • Lynda Elkin

    >Just For Show (A memoir)

    From Spandex clad demo model and ultrasound guinea pig to riding in a blimp high over the Las Vegas strip, a "Booth Babe" looks back at surviving the Trade Show industry.

  • GRGreene

    >Against the backdrop of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, a struggling young woman marries a dying man for money, but the lessons she learns about love, faith and grief will force her to choose between following her heart or her new-found faith.

  • Dana

    >Contest entry:

    Shiloh's art career was just taking off when two things happened – she was given guardianship of her sister and a widower came to town.

  • Ryan Crafton

    >Deamostyns our benefactors called them in their harmonic language, but we used a fouler term, one closer to our hearts and the fables of our youth. We surviving humans called them "Deamons"…

  • Sylvie

    >This is for Darkness Awakens, my fantasy novel.

    To save her home and the eleven other Webbed Worlds from being destroyed, Ayana must journey to far off lands to discover the secrets of the Dark One and break the enchantment that is siphoning the magic of the Web.

  • K Simmons

    >When a strange man appears in April Singer's dreams, she ignores him with the same determination that helped her out of a paralyzing past – but her determination becomes problematic when her dream man shows up in the flesh and has been dreaming of her, too.

  • Megan DiMaria

    >The discovery of an ugly secret compels a woman to travel to her hometown to unravel a mystery that could destroy her family.

  • Lena S.

    >After Prince Nine awakes in an underground castle as one of twelve enchanted princes, he must escape the cycle of nightly dances to save an innocent beast and stop the world from collapsing.

  • ggdouglas

    >Susana Cavares flees her husband during a deadly hurricane only to be falsely imprisoned for manslaughter in its aftermath crushing her hope for freedom.

  • Botanist

    >Great post, Rachelle, and look at all those entries already! You didn't mention any genre guidelines so I hope a sci-fi offering is OK…

    An assassin, determined to exact revenge for the destruction of her home world, is compelled to help those she has spent years trying to destroy.

  • Terri

    >The Making of Angels by Terri Michel
    "What happens when an angel faces evil and the salvation of the world is on the line?"

  • Tracy

    >Wry, wrung-out suburban mom doggedly pursues her dream of visiting all 50 U.S. states before her 50th birthday without going broke, abandoning her children or divorcing her husband.

  • Kate

    >Traumatized by a childhood in which the people closest to her disappeared, Casey acknowledges her demons through writing an assignment and finds the courage to pursue a relationship with the equally scarred Mark.

  • T. Anne

    >A woman falls for the detective she hires to find her best friends killer, but his secrets get in the way.

  • Heidi

    >A struggling teen falls for a handsome plane crash survivor, only to discover he might be an alien and she might not be exactly human herself.

  • Valerie

    >When Sophie's boyfriend vanishes, she sets out to find him and discovers plenty of other things in the process; a child, a murder, the mafia, and a bit of herself as well.

  • SoloTraveler

    >One Lap, No Jetlag by Michael Hodson

    On his 42nd birthday Michael cast aside his normal life and started his quest to backpack around the globe in a year using no airplanes or advance reservations.

  • SquirlGirl

    >After a secret, seven-year affair with the prince, a Chicago woman must prove that their relationship and her life are no threat to the illegitimate queen.

  • Katie Ganshert

    >Came to check out the loglines. 164 and day one's not even over yet! I don't envy you, Rachelle! So many of these are awesome (and clever).

    P.S. Kudos to Peg. Your hot-boy-turned-step-brother line made me laugh out loud. I don't know if that predicament would be awesome or horrible.

  • TraciB

    >Thanks for the challenge, Rachelle! Here is my entry, for my novel Chantal's Call:

    Returning to the town founded by her family, Chantal finds her sister entangled in a cult and struggles to free her from its leader’s hold.

  • Jen

    >A commercial fishing family suffers a tragedy on board their vessel that threatens to end four generations of making a living by the sea.

  • kentsageek

    >In his struggle to escape a serial killer's twisted gift of salvation, Aleck Capstain reconciles his painful past and realizes angels among his fellow homeless, watched over him all along.

  • erinschultz

    >Seventeen-year-old Brynja must escape from the Ice Palace and its depraved beast-king before she too becomes a beast.

  • Rachel

    >Demons and dead werewolves are just the first layer of dust on the coffin for Lilah, who's conflicted about pretty much everything-especially her heart, and she has to make a decision before her home is destroyed by demonic magic.

  • - Jennifer Swan (In Wake of a Following)

    >When a neighboring farmwife claims messages from the Virgin Mary, Florence Swan must follow her husband’s bizarre fanaticism or remain dedicated to her chosen faith.

  • leenietwins

    >Becca is barely holding things together when the discovery of her husbands infidelity pushes her to flee to a cabin in the mountains where she is forced to discover the truth about her past, and find herself, before it’s too late.

  • John Harris

    >A veteran and jadded CIA agent begins to lose his memory, and he and the woman doctor helping him must quickly discover the cause before the man assigned to neutralize him succeeds in a coverup that could revive the agent's fading and disappointing career.

  • BiMbyLaDs**

    >A married woman's faith is tested to breaking point when she falls in love with an illegal immigrant with a shady past.

  • Kimberley Troutte

    >When two old voodoo priestesses accidentally alter the future, an American philanthropist determined to pull the funding from a failed clinical trial, and a beautiful Haitian doctor struggling to save her patients lives, are plunged into the epicenter of the largest earthquake Haiti has ever known.

  • Heather

    >Here's the logline for one of my YA fantasy novels (in the plotting process):
    An Elvish Gift-Bearer is assigned to protect two nobles–but how can he do so when his deadly past is hunting him?

  • Missy

    >A self-conscious young woman finds her worth when she meets the immortal artist who painted her into being and becomes the only person who can save her school from destruction.

  • SB

    >Here's my pitch for "Psychopomp", the paranormal YA novel I'm currently trying to get represented:

    A bickering brother and sister are hired as Reapers, and must work together to save their home town from a dark entity that steals souls.

  • Deborah K. White

    >The new, teenage Queen of Norida must discover who's trying to kill her when her councilors are more interested in controlling her than protecting her.

  • Heather Sunseri

    >A young missionary returns to Costa Rica to unlock memories masking the brutal murder of her first love’s father.

  • Caleb Breakey

    >When two societies demand the allegiance of Dakota Huntley and his two companions, the powerful threesome must conquer their emotive wrangles to save the world from a second Armageddon.

  • MK

    >With humanity at the mercy of the Underworld, the gods, previously slain by Hades’ hand, seek the help of an ordinary man to dethrone him.

  • John M. UpChurch

    >Trace Hollister knows he'll be caught for the murder of his ex; he just needs to chase a myth first.

  • onetarot

    >A grandfather discovers chunks of his life are missing after a mysterious trauma traps him in a haunting, yet increasingly familiar landscape.

  • Nick Daniels

    >As a religious war engulfs the Middle East, an Islamic commander questions his faith and tries to end the jihad while two armies pursue him.

  • Nikki Hootman

    >A reclusive programmer must overcome his crippling fear of intimacy to win the heart of a small town girls' basketball coach.

  • Julie Rowe

    >A vampire at the bottom of the food chain is forced to protect the alcoholics he feeds from when a serial killer begins ripping their throats out one by one.

  • Elena

    >The most disturbing realization surrounding my father’s mysterious death wasn’t how oblivious people had been regarding his scheming girlfriend, but the revelation I had suddenly inherited this sociopath.

  • Glenn Sasscer

    >As an adopted child, Eric Shayman has no idea of the sins his father passed down upon him until he is forced into a battle with the sinister evil of "Legion".

  • Kat Zhang

    >In a world where it is the norm for two souls to be born in one body–one with total control of the limbs, the other nothing but a paralyzed voice–Eva struggles for command of her own hands and feet.

  • Bobbi Carducci

    >When her ill father-in-law moves in after the death of his wife Bobbi quits her job to care for him, unaware that he’s schizophrenic and off his medication.

  • Jennifer AlLee

    >When a car accident leaves her stranded in a bizarre roadside diner, a trivia expert must answer the ultimate question… life or death?

  • Messy mommy

    >After they are sucked into a video game, can siblings, Danny and Emily, stop fighting to discover treasure or will they be stuck forever?

  • Daryl Sedore

    >A victim of trichotillomania, Sarah Roberts is an Automatic Writer who has been thwarting kidnappings and saving lives against her will.

  • Diana Symons

    >When Tam dismisses culural fear of the great temple Premana-Natan, he unknowingly challenges the rule of the Regent and unleashes a wave of death.

  • Rita Lorraine

    >A seven-year-old orphan joins the colored troops near Chattanooga, survives imprisonment in Dalton, and drums on the front lines in the Battle of Nashville.

  • Psuedo Nym

    >As seventeen-year-old Jade's life spins out of control, the wise words of a coffeehouse owner and the philosophies of a dying child soften her heart enough to realize the God that she thought had abandoned her was really hard at work in her life all along.

  • Shelli

    >Jane, the perfect wife and mother, receives an anonymous note from a stranger that leads her on a wild adventure that makes her question if perfection is what she really wants after all.

  • Cson

    >Led by a genetically modified demon, legions of monsters are recreating the behemoth of legends to rid the earth of lesser beings.

  • Becca Whitham

    >Nora fled home and lied to establish and new life in frontier Wyoming, but when an angry bull and kidnapping expose the truth, her reluctant husband must decide if she’s worth reclaiming.

  • anna black

    >WITCH-ed

    After receiving magical powers from a dying woman, Becca must now face the murderer who has set his sights on her new found powers.

  • Cynthia Schuerr

    >During the Depression Era, a twelve year old Alicia grows into the responsibility of caring for her siblings when Father is forcibly taken away from them.

  • REG

    >Randi Green and former NSA agent, Kai Hemming fight to prove their innocence and find her husband’s killer through changing beliefs and biotechnology.

  • Stacy

    >With the aid of her strong willed future self, battered Anna fights for her life to escape the wrath of her abusive boyfriend. "Anna, Wake Up!"

  • Kate C Neal

    >Emilie moves into her famous friend's LA guesthouse with a plan to make over her stagnant life in time for her high school reunion, but things go awry when she becomes the tabloids' favorite new victim.

  • Chantal

    >When Calista wakes to find her servants gone and her money drained, she must balance her need to keep her family well and a town that expects her to act like the wealthy lady she once was, all the while renting the empty rooms in her manor to handsome Nathan and his mute younger brother.

  • Lynn Mitchell

    >A teenage girl grieves her best friend’s suicide as she battles self-esteem issues caused by her estranged father.

  • Nicole MacDonald

    >BIRTHRIGHT THE ARRIVAL, four independent, sassy friends land themselves on another planet where magick and myth are norm and the ultimate weapons to end an eons old war lays in their hands.

  • John

    >When twelve year old Bobby Wright is mistaken for the child named in an ancient prophecy, he embarks on a dangerous quest eerily similar to that of the hero in his favorite fantasy novel.

  • Kelly Bryson

    >A young woman, kidnapped back to Eden when she was a child, has returned to the fallen world. When she finds love with the FBI agent investigating the cult that stole her, she must decide between an immortal, single life in Eden and the chance for true love in the fallen world.

  • Care

    >A vulnerable woman caught in the cross hairs of her predatory pastor must learn how to outsmart his dark ways,in order to survive.

  • Camille Eide

    >A bitter young widower's second chance at love means marrying a dying woman.

  • Monotreme

    >An escapted laboratory virus gives Jennifer Blake brains but takes away her beauty — and Sylvie Bercu is the only researcher who can set things right.

  • Heidi Mannan

    >When a young woman's infiltration into a secret society comes to light, she must choose between committing her worst sin or her life.

  • Heidi Mannan

    >When a young woman's infiltration into a secret society comes to light, she must choose between committing her worst sin or her life.

  • Heidi Mannan

    >When a young woman's infiltration into a secret society comes to light, she must choose between committing her worst sin or her life.

  • Lisa K.

    >When his estranged wife promises their dying daughter to The Program, a technology that channels souls into clean and limitless power, beloved singer, Sheppard Lorren, must travel through a changed world to stop a technology out of control.

  • Shannon Dittemore

    >When Jake gives Chase his guardian angel's halo, neither expect it to show them the Celestial Realm—a realm seen only by angels and their kind—nor do they expect to unravel a mystery including a friend's murder, the abduction of a child, and a diplomat involved in the child slave trade.

  • Chris Kraft

    >Sibling rivalry between sisters leads to a tragic car accident that leaves one sister's charmed life forever altered by a brain injury, and the other ostracized from their bohemian Irish-American family.

  • patriciazell

    >Because Christ obliterated the dividing wall between God and human beings, we have the power to understand and manifest God's absolute love in our world.

  • Chris Kraft

    >When the wallflower daughter of an influential Christian family brings her social-climbing college roommate home for a visit, disaster ensues when the roommate ends up marrying into the family, wreaking havoc on the nominal faith of the family, especially their ability to forgive when the girl sincerely repents.

  • Peppi Vecchio

    >A young genetic scientist discovers the holy grail of DNA science and is hunted by a Global Empire.

  • W.J. Howard

    >When FBI Agent William Knox is sent to Denver to investigate a rash of missing persons, he meets indentured vampire, Regina Todd, and together they unravel a dark maze of crime syndicates, secret blood running,
    and humans turning on their own kind.

  • Tonya

    >The OG Man by Tonya Rene

    In beautiful Appalachia, a well-loved teacher falls in love with the enemy,who has come home to die, and changes everything.

  • trishaleighkc

    >Seventeen-year-old Althea must find the courage to stop hiding and delve into her mysterious past if she's to survive the upcoming interrogations with the brutal Wardens and unlock the secret potential of her unusual powers.

  • clairegillian

    >A cynical vampire must groom his lovely but inept creation to live independently or she'll be staked, except she's a one of a kind hybrid.

  • John

    >Vic Anderson must protect his wife Emily from the billionaire sociopath intent on destroying her, and seducing Vic for herself.

  • Gary J. Borgstede

    >Make It Happen Team Values create a culture of empowerment that reaches people and unleashes their extraordinary God-given potential to make a difference in life, one person, one encounter at a time.

    The Make It Happen Journey by Gary J. Borgstede

  • Kristin T. (@kt_writes)

    >A woman stuck in a cornfield town is dismayed by the turns her life has taken, until she learns to embrace true love, friendships with exes, the complexity of a blended family, and a God who can love a not-so-good-girl.

  • Kathy Harris

    >A brain aneurism leaves a Christian entertainer’s wife on the brink of eternity, and guilt from the past threatens to push her over the edge.

  • Aimee LS

    >Dani Hayes uncovers a supernatural war, hidden since creation, and realizes she must lead the world to the truth, even if it kills her – or the man she loves.

  • Stephanie

    >When Isabelle's husband is murdered only one man can keep her from becoming the killer's next target—the assassin she once loved and cruelly betrayed.

  • Brittany

    >When a high school freshman gets thrown onto another planet and finds out that she’s supposed to be the elf savior of a magic race, she must save herself and her new family and keep them from the wrath of the immortal king Acho, no matter the cost.

  • Alleged Author

    >Life's not all it's cracked up to be when you're eggheads, and a run-in with the school bully is going to show the Nerd Herd just how true this statement is.

  • Alli

    >To end the destructive powers of an Incan artifact, Tess Garibaldi must discover if her ex-husband or new flame is a reincarnation of the lover she lost in a past life.

  • Rinda Hahn

    >Unspeakable Journey by Rinda Hahn Isabella is stolen from her perfect life and forced to become a foreign prince’s wife, and surviving may cost her everything she loves.

  • Rob

    >A single father of two teens must prove his son innocent of his daughter's murder.

  • Joel Q

    >Color of Gothic
    Spec Christian Fiction/horror

    Bounty hunter, Jonathan Blair, tracks a member of his former gang to a Rocky Mountain coal-mining town as it succumbs to an assault by demons, masquerading as vampires.

    (Your brain is going to get fuzzy looking at all these.)

  • Tiffany

    >After her bitter heart begins to soften only to be broken once again, a college student must learn what love really means by discovering the One who created it in the first place.

  • Alli

    >To end the destructive powers of an Incan artifact, Tess Garibaldi must discover if her ex-husband or new flame is a reincarnation of the lover she lost in a past life.

  • hollywoodclown

    >An Inside Look At The Highly Competitive and Political World Of Children’s Birthday Parties In Los Angeles.

  • KC Frantzen

    >An imaginative young Schnauzer escapes abuse through adoption into the country home of a grouchy Labrador, and becomes a K9 spy. (Middle Grade Adventure)

    Thank you. Great to read all the entries so far! What fun! :)

  • Kathy Floyd

    >"I DIED LAUGHING: Lessons Learned From a Life Lived Around Death"
    Although you might not expect to find mirth around the mortuary, this author's stories of growing up in a family of undertakers demonstrate that there can be fun around the funeral home and a few profound points to be gathered as well.

  • Remo

    >An American couple embraces West Indian superstitions and Islamic mysticism in the battle to save the life of the newborn they have adopted from British Guyana.

  • Andrea McLaren

    >When the enemy strikes, Aylilya is forced from the euphoria known as her life, and with the help of Nathriel, sets out to regain her stolen kingdom and life.

  • Jessica Peter

    >A sixteen-year-old girl remembers something she shouldn’t be able to and when it brings the focus of the Wild Hunt down on her, she must fight to keep her life – and the lives of those around her.

  • Carolyn

    >Memoir: A woman with a passion for Paris overcomes emotional and geographic obstacles to journey there at critical turning points, causing the City of Light to become irrevocably intertwined with her family, career, and intimate relationships.

  • –Deb

    >Oh, fun. Here's mine:

    Sara Morgan survived the Titanic disaster, but now she faces an even worse ordeal—convincing her skeptical friends and family that a grieving widow can raise a ten-year old orphan, one who has inherited a fortune and may not need her help after all.

  • Mechelle Fogelsong

    >When Brisa finds herself pregnant and unwed, her old-school Latino father forces her to marry a mysterious stranger whose motives for marriage elude her.

    mfogelsong(at)buhlschools(dot)org

  • Bill

    >An investment banker must overcome a corrupt cabal to win the freedom of his kidnapped wife and child and prevent a world-wide economic collapse.

  • Elizabeth Briggs

    >When the chosen one dies, her geeky double from our world must pretend to be her to stop an empire from conquering the multiverse – and Earth is its next target.

  • Lilangel

    >Kagayaki, a man who ceaselessly loved, saved Clarence, a man he saw kill five people in Tokyo. Now Kagayaki's been murdered and Clarence knows why.

  • Shelly Wutke

    >A young mother decides to lay down her life on rain soaked train tracks, setting in motion a battle for her sanity, her identity, and her family, as they struggle to find a way to make her whole again.

  • ninidee

    >A fifteen-year-old trouble finding boy questioning the disappearance of his mother learns that graveyards are full of secrets, some of which can’t stay buried.

  • ninidee

    >A fifteen-year-old trouble finding boy questioning the disappearance of his mother learns that graveyards are full of secrets, some of which can’t stay buried.

  • ninidee

    >Sorry, I did not purposely submit that twice. There was a glitch. :)

  • ninidee

    >Sorry, I did not purposely submit that twice. There was a glitch. :)

  • Laura

    >Meet Emily by Laura Albright

    When Emily runs into her first love years after they’ve lost touch, she watches her world shift as she is forced to question her pragmatic ideals and wonders if there are no accidents.

  • Leanne

    >An old widow's quest for answers to her missionary daughter's disappearance in Idi Amin's Uganda are revealed on Christmas Day 19 years later.

  • Sandie Hudson

    >Lady Josephine Mounthall's desire to take Duke Chesterfield as her lover over marriage, risks the gossip of polite society. Is she risking more? Her heart.

  • Jill Williamson

    >A girl discovers her geneticist father is covering up multiple secrets, all of which are named Jason.

  • Dee White

    >When 15yo Matt receives a letter from his 'dead' mother, he discovers that finding out the truth can be worse than not knowing.

  • xdpaul

    >The aborted come back angry, and the only one with a shot at stopping them is a rural cop with a secret identity.

  • Sakhi

    >My WIP:

    What does a girl who doesn't believe in fantasy do when a coin thrown into a magical fountain reveals to her a world of vampires, shapeshifters and more?

  • Kimberly Kincaid

    >For my contemporary romance novel,14 Ocean Avenue

    There are two things at the top of Jolie Parker's "never going to happen" list. Conquering her fear of the ocean is one of them. Falling in love again is the other.

  • Heidi Britz

    >I decided to play 20 questions with God when my life fell apart, and His unexpected answers took me around the world and home again.

  • tessaquin

    >Stuck in a mystical world, Eva is forced to pick a side in a deadly battle between good and evil to get home.

    (YA fantasy/adventure)

  • Kellie Bonifield

    >Suburban housewife, Liz Murdock, risks her family’s safety—and her marriage—when she trades in her twinset for a siren-red dress and recruitment as a domestic agent by sexy spy, Bill Sooner.

  • Patricia Nesbitt

    >Over the course of her fifth grade year in 1960, PATSY faces life-challenges through her own voice, faithfully recorded in a red journal, and forges a deep connection between writing poetry and her ability to persevere through her problems.

  • Bittersweet Fountain

    >A twelve-year-old former street urchin struggling with her abandonment must learn to use her "demon"-given powers to save the life of the man who took her off the streets or else end up without a family once more.

  • Jannette Johnson

    >This is for my urban fantasy; The Saints of Belvedere Road.

    When the oldest of Amelia Saint’s children is partially transformed into a demon, her life becomes a living nightmare as she races against time to save her child.

  • Angela Folds Fox

    >Hidden within St. Augustine's Old City Gate, Michael Brannen discovers a journalistic lead that will save his magazine; but breaking the story will break the heart of the woman who has captured his.

  • loishudson

    >The Tenth Month by Lois Hudson

    Guilt-ridden inventor of artificial womb faces adulation and vilification, seeks answers to chaos as worldwide birthrate plunges to zero when God closes the womb.

  • C. Bell

    >When chilling text messages from an unknown sender pull Judge Haley Mabry from a black tie soirée back to her home, she discovers her daughter has been kidnapped by an escaped convict; regrettably, Haley turns to the only person who can help her find Macy…her ex, Agent Travis Frost.

  • Cora Allen

    >When the man she tricked into being a father moves to town a former teacher must win his trust to help her own son overcome his reading disability.

  • Krista Phillips

    >WOW! You have some great pitches to choose from!

    Here is mine from my current WIP:

    Her embarrassment aired eight months ago, but when her past shows up at the door, bringing the reality-TV media back with him, this down-home girl fights to keep control of her life and her heart.

  • Ralene

    >Dividing Spirits by Ralene Burke

    A resourceful amnesiac’s new gift thrusts her into the spiritual realm to destroy a demon on a mission to obliterate Christianity using 21st century technology.

  • Aurora

    >In 1890's England, a shy, intellectual Anglican priest and his agnostic militant suffragette cousin battle their attraction to each other and their opposing ambitions.

  • February Grace

    >A coffee house manager who aspires to write realizes he's in love with his favorite regular customer- half an hour before the scheduled start of her wedding.

  • Turbo

    >An aging superhero set and his team fight against a coalition of feuding oligarchs that rule a city built amidst the bones of a fallen titan.

  • Martha Miller

    >When 18 year-old Sparrow Thibault is struck by lightning and almost dies, she awakens in the hospital one morning hearing a disembodied voice telling her she is pregnant with the next Messiah.

  • Martha Miller

    >When 18 year-old Sparrow Thibault is struck by lightning and almost dies, she awakens in the hospital one morning hearing a disembodied voice telling her she is pregnant with the next Messiah.

  • Craig

    >A lonely, young girl finds tyranny, betrayal, and her little brother in an ancient city a mile beneath her grandfather’s farm.

  • Dianne E. Butts

    >Thanks for this very helpful information, Rachelle. I've printed it off AND saved it in my fiction-writing file in Word. This will help me do this for all my works in progress.

  • Lauren Scanlan

    >A noblewoman from a race of plant-people dependent on the moon to live must solve the mystery of the moon’s impending disappearance to save her people and her world.

  • Rebecca G.

    >An Iowa farm girl who explores cemeteries, undergoes a personal renaissance through the helpful wisdom of a Jamaican ghost angel.

  • Rebecca G.

    >An Iowa farm girl who explores cemeteries, undergoes a personal renaissance through the helpful wisdom of a Jamaican ghost angel.

  • Barbara

    >After a dimensional disaster, a blind educator and her former lover, a police detective, race to stop a demon invasion and the ensuing human conquest.

  • Loree H

    >In 1863, a young woman, unwed and with child, is forced from her home and into the heart of a country at war as she struggles with the hope of keeping her baby.

  • Charity

    >Flames devoured her beauty and mocked her life now Charity must learn to rise above her scars in a world that demands perfection.

  • Wendy Delfosse

    >When her best friend reinvents herself, Shawna is exposed to drugs and depression and must decide if she'll try to help or walk away.

  • Holly

    >Faced with saving herself or humanity, an unrelenting teenager survives a virluent epidemic only to face conscription into the government's plan for a better future–The Immunity Project–aka: a human breeding program.

  • Jerry Godsey

    >Jerry Godsey "The View From the Pew"

    A collection of stories and observations that reveal what happens when a pastor, crime scene investigator and all around round guy looks at Christianity and life in general.

  • Davey

    >In the Amazon jungle, evil spirits and malevolent shamans need to be kept in check, and when the vulnerable Wilo tribe realize their witchdoctors are not up to the task, they seek help from a surprising source.

  • Stella Watson

    >No Wings Attached
    What if an undercover angel appears and turns your life upside down?

  • Z One

    >Felix Ravenna: A Mosaic

    Although he's risen to a position of great power, Argolicus maintains his idealistic attitude. His refusal to compromise his ideals has earned him numerous enemies who consider him a dangerous presence in Theoderic's Ravenna.

  • J9Talley

    >At 21, Janine was confronted with an irreclaimable choice; abandon her interracial love affair with NFL star, Darryl Talley, or face disownment by her wealthy, politically connected family.

  • This Is The Knew Me

    >Sixteen year old Allaura Fairchild is the most powerful magical being to ever walk the face of the earth, but her powers go on the fritz when she's betrayed by someone in her inner circle and she must find a way to master her magic before she can save the ones she loves from the fairies who murdered her mother.

  • Jesse

    >After being mugged and shot at, Thom has to get away from kidnappers who've taken him to the most dangerous mountain in New Hampshire, Wilde Mountain.

  • Melissa Eiselein

    >April Rose cannot ignore a wrong that needs righting—especially when an innocent man is arrested for murder and the evidence against him is a photo she snapped.

  • Jolene

    >A small town girl is set up by her best friend and falls for a famous musician which throws her repeated attempts at a carefully planned life into chaos.

  • Lynn Dean

    >A war-weary spinster heads west to escape her grief and runs headlong into he man who caused it.

  • suz

    >The Adventures of Puckatoo – Early Middle Grade

    During a sailing adventure to search for their missing parents, Puckatoo, a Jack Russell Terrier, saves her boys from a monster and scheming island chief.

  • C. Michael Fontes

    >When a catastrophic event disables all forms of electricity in the United States, an Ex Black Ops NY State Trooper watches his son die, then must choose between duty, friendship, and his wife in a perilous race against technology, time and society.

  • Marissa Farrar

    >Dive into the Underlife, where one man's fight to save his son's life takes him into the terrifying world of London's underground homeless, and then on to another world completely.

  • Richard Waskiewicz

    >Samuel, a Royal Guard trainee, chooses between loyalty and revenge when he rescues the countess responsible for his father’s murder.

  • Linda Howell Betz

    >Freefall by Linda Betz
    In 1947 Kansas City, Kansas, Estelle Prebilica, the daughter of devout Croatian immigrants, justifies her forbidden romance and little white lies, until she embarks on a terrifying journey through the world of drugs, prostitution, and murder.

  • Anita Agers-Brooks

    >Irreplaceable by Anita Agers-Brooks

    Today’s fearful employees, raised to look out for number one, battle to keep their jobs while businesses lay off, move overseas, and close.

  • CJ Parker

    >Tabatha Gray, psychiatrist and necromancer returns home to face finding a child killer, solving a twenty-year-old murder and a battle against an organization wanting her dead.

  • Jeanne Lyet Gassman

    >In first century Palestine, a troubled caravan driver plots to assassinate the one man who could expose his criminal past: a prophet named Jesus of Nazareth.

  • angus

    >In the wake of a crushing divorce, I struggle to understand the cause of my marital failure, discovering the most common mistakes people make that sabotage relationships and the role our hearts play in navigating our journey in the search for love.

  • Andie Pandie

    >A Bible belt of California teen, hell-bent to choreograph a Moby Dick modern dance masterpiece, is blown off course by the true love of a purity-ring wearing eco-warrior.

  • For Your Eyes Only

    >Ancient law states a thousand year thirst if the vengeful vampire has the urge to take submission from the blood tie ancestor of an unforgotten lover.

  • Melinda Evaul

    >A modern day Beauty and the Beast discover love in their fifties when a disfigured carpenter becomes a long-term guest at Mosey Inn in a western-style tourist town.

  • Andie Pandie

    >A Fish Without a Bicycle is a tale of two cities—Berkeley and Porterville—in which a teen, hell-bent to choreograph a Moby Dick modern dance masterpiece, wanders off course when she falls in love with a purity-ring wearing eco-warrior.

  • Rick Boyne

    >Here's my entry for "Jackpot!" (working title)

    Owen Rigsby won $142 million in the lottery plunging him into a life of greed, lust, revenge and redemption.

  • Cindy

    >Guitar lessons with the deputy are only the beginning when a shy reporter is assigned to take her past advice, and report on it for her column.

  • Tchann

    >Suddenly zapped to a fantasy world, a retail employee sets out with a journeying farmer and a prophesied princess in order to find the wizard who can save their country…and hopefully send her back home.

  • Brandi Schmidt

    >When God’s cupid happens to be a girl who’s never loved, she must discover her power to fuse the sparks before the darkness devours them all.

    Brandi

  • Dara

    >In 1890s Japan, a biracial young woman must live in hiding from a powerful terrorist organization while she searches for acceptance in a society bound by tradition.

  • Rebecca LuElla Miller

    >When washed-up basketball player Jim Thompson falls into a parallel world, he must stop searching for the way home and trust his new friends in order to escape the enemy soldiers hunting him.

  • Melissa K Norris

    >Emmaline James sneaks onto a California gold field bound cattle drive to escape an arranged marriage to a dangerous man, but she may be trading one danger for another.

  • Davalynn Spencer

    >1. In their struggle to survive a boring summer, two boys suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives when a California earthquake collapses their underground hiding place.

  • Gayle

    >In turn-of-the-century Paris, a young American artist and a French detective search desperately among Satanists, anarchists, decadent poets, and sadistic doctors to find the illusive murderer who believes he’s the reincarnation of France’s most evil serial killer.

  • patriarch

    >A gifted violinist loses his bow hand in the Civil War, and almost loses his soul, until “the enemy” helps him overcome his disability.

  • Niki Schoenfeldt

    >His Dad is in jail, his mother is an alcoholic and his little brother is a pint-sized goth freak. Life ain't easy for Talon Cooey, so when Dad calls from prison looking for another hand-out to save his worthless life, what's a guy to do?

    BLOOD ON MY HANDS

  • yeggy’s tropical yard

    >When teenage girl Shannon is kidnapped and transported to the future, yet pre industrial, world of N’arth she must masquerade as the unpopular Princess Rhea and pretend to follow the wizard Nuselmir’s agenda so that, once she knows how, she can return to Earth and alert its people of their impending doom. © Val Clark

  • Keylocke

    >Dismantling Spider Webs

    The extramarital affair with her pastor abruptly ends when her husband dies, leaving Lorelei to face a crumbling house, the small town’s scorn and an abused boy—alone.

  • justajo

    >Nine year-old learning disabled Richard stumbles upon a burglary investigation of wealthy Old Man Hawkins' home and to the disbelief of everyone, especially police Lt. Columbine, solves the mystery.

  • Gwenn Brown

    >It’s been 6 years since Gabrielle’s conversion, but Saturday morning the phone rings, interrupts her process, and initiates her plunge into an abyss of familiarity.

  • PicardyRose

    >An upper-class woman in World War I London forced to support herself as a nurse struggles to fit into her new working-class surroundings while concealing her relationship with the captain of a battalion of vampire soldiers.

  • James Ashman

    >Va'il, an optimistic half-human boy, adventures with his friends as they discover secrets, plots, and fend off predjudice in a fantastic creature-filled world.

  • Peggy

    >A young man believes he has ended three unplanned pregnancies, but the babies survive and re-enter his life when he needs a hero, a donor, and an alibi.

  • heatherstarnes

    >When an invitation to Paris Fashion Week’s After Party arrives in her inbox, a college student vows to find a required “industry appropriate” date but must salvage her internship before the party after her “date prospects” are implicated in a career killing FBI investigation.

  • Steve

    >An aspiring teen rock musician confronts the challenges of discovering and maintaining her individuality – supported by like-minded friends – against the pressures of mindless social conformity.

  • Phoebe

    >Sixteen-year-old Gwen runs away with two Forest Creatures, Erhent and Coyote, to Scotland, where she must learn to fend off monsters if she’s going to survive a plot to take over the Highlands.

  • Jil

    >When a young woman arrives to help her reclusive great grandmother in Swale Hall on the edge of the Yorkshire moors, she becomes enmeshed in the old woman's imaginary world and must find the cause of her madness to save them both.

  • Michelle Massaro

    >When a one-night stand results in pregnancy, newly repentant John Douglas must risk losing the woman he loves to surrender all for Christ.

  • Space Coast Conservative [dot]com

    >In a household of nine near-the-edge family members — eight cousins and Grandpa, Dorsel Udell Doe, who just returned from the asylum — how do they cope after Marvis Ken Jones, accidentally kills family favorite, Arsnal Sigmund Smith?

  • J.R. Beasley

    >Zeke Thorsby, an ex-military operative, investigates a suspicious congressional bill and discovers that it's part of a secret society's diabolical agenda to alter America and the world.

  • Ryan and Melanie

    >A boy coming of age during India’s violent partition attempts to guard the increasingly fragile bond with his sister in the face of separation, a hostile boarding school environment, romantic pursuits, and family tragedy.

  • Sudam

    >Akash had to live with his unmarried life, taunting and loneliness and when he could not marry till 43, succumbed to death due to drinking and smoking.

    Thanks

  • Trish Kahle

    >When a young Eastern European refugee appears at his parish's shelter, Ngoma must question his place in a world filled with death, poverty, and oppression and he must ask himself if faith alone can guide him.

  • Lucy

    >A KGB Colonel betrays one friend too many, and tries to make things right by changing sides. Too bad treason isn't enough.

  • Crimey

    >Ninety-five percent of the world’s population perishes in the worst pandemic since the Black Plague and Valentina’s about to find out that surviving means enduring the wrath of a prophet determined to see her dead.

  • Rudywg

    >A widowed mom faces ultimate surrender and trust when she realizes God is calling her 16-year-old, non-hiker son to hike the Appalachian Trail. . . alone.

  • Kelly Freestone

    >In an America shaped by THE DISEASED CHILD ABORTION ACT, Anna must fight to protect her own unborn child from the forceful hand of the government she so adamantly helped create.

  • Beth

    >A boy fights time-looting pirates while keeping Hitler's WWII conquest from succeeding and finding a way to save his army medic dad, originally killed in the Persian Gulf War.

  • Andrew Hill

    >One sentence pitch for "The Kingdom of Urartu" by Andrew Hill:

    "An underground Soviet faction will stop at nothing to see one of Christianity’s greatest treasures destroyed and only archaeologist Russell Grant stands in their way."

  • Arthur Smith

    >Nolen's mother is dead and he's in a country he knows nothing about surrounded by people searching for a rumored two thousand year old artifact that could control time and history.

  • Everyday Becky

    >A small Eastern Washington town becomes the backdrop of unseen warfare when the high school’s star quarterback confronts a local cult to save his father’s life, and the girl he wants to hate battles for his heart.

  • Kat Harris

    >When her Prince Charming dies, a modern-day Cinderella with post-traumatic stress must return home to make peace with the estranged father in whose footsteps she has followed.

  • Julie Weathers

    >Gentyl struggles to stop a civil war between her parents' people, but a pirate, demon lord and senile wizard all have other plans for her.

  • Josin L. McQuein

    >Treat it like a logline and your life will be easier. I wrote this one way back when the concept was a screenplay instead of a WIP:

    A blind physics professor is haunted by a woman who swears he's destined to murder her in three days – unless she kills him first.

  • cttiger

    >Caterer Kensing Delaney struggles to convince police that her cinnamon torte didn't poison the dead Fairfield County socialite, but the victim's past as a black market baby broker, her disgruntled stepchildren and recently paroled ex-husband all add spice to Kensing's search for the truth.

  • Kemari Howell

    >When 12-year-old Fern found her genie, she'd made two of three wishes that had catastrophic consequences, and now that she is an adult, she must find a way to wish her last wish, to have her genie's love, without adverse results.

  • frank1569

    >ZEA

    After mild-mannered VP of Human Resources BOB is accidentally exposed to The Corporation’s secret, he’s promoted against his will by his nefarious CEO mentor to VP of ZR for Zindy Ehrlich & Associates, or ZEA, ‘The next level of office services in-sourcing.’ In-house, however, ZEA stands for something else entirely:

    The Zombie Employment Agency.

  • Tina Pinson

    >Adam was ready to live without Grace, until he lost her. He thought he didn’t deserve grace then it found him.

  • Bev Bender

    >A young father turns to online pornography when depression grips his wife following childbirth and he begins a struggle with God, alcohol, porn and illicit sex but God will not let him go.

  • Paula Harrington

    >A grief stricken celebrity sees life for the first time from a Christian’s perspective thanks to a new friend who is no stranger to tragedy himself.

  • Heather Kelly

    >When a boy has no one left to turn to, and a star just won't accept her place in the universe, two worlds collide with a big bang.

  • Jacque

    >Well, it’s fairy-tale/fantasy so even though I love your blog, I wouldn’t pitch it to you normally. Here it goes anyway for a shot at the contest:

    Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Katie’s attempted suicide transports her to a realm of agonizing limbo where she must travel past four seasonal fairies, physical manifestations of her own tormented heart, to rescue a love she once pushed away before they are both forever trapped.

  • Tina Pinson

    >A housewife learns her blood holds the antidote to save the world. The world she was born into, a hundred and fifty years in the future.

  • John Betcher

    >When computer genius, Katherine Whitson, disappears from her Minneapolis Warehouse District condo, "Beck" — a former military intelligence operative — and Beth — his CIA code-cracking wife — are taxed to their limits to save Katherine and thwart a cyber-espionage threat of global proportions.

  • Chumplet – Sandra Cormier

    >Single parents Luke and Rebecca meet thirty years after they attended the same high school in Spain, causing Luke to rethink his tendency to run from city to city to escape the pain of losing his wife to cancer.

  • ShopCartBandit

    >A man tries to remember major prophetic knowledge of a world disaster that he believes he is supposed to thwart.

  • Heidi

    >At the start of WWII, a young woman must battle her parents for the freedom to chase her dreams, and her sister for the man she loves.

  • Kimberly Beam

    >God speaks all the time; by tuning your ears to His voice, you are to be sure to be on His path for your life.

  • Michelle

    >A woman able to heal anything is on the run after learning her life-giving has been used to kill and destroy millions.

  • sharon clemmons thomas

    >Fifty-something newlyweds Bill and Sharon navigate marital passages complicated by menopausal hormone shifts and evolving midlife values on a farm in Lowcountry South Carolina.

  • Ellen

    >YA Dystopian:

    Darryl witnesses the mayor of NYC’s death, but when she can’t tell the police due to her own secrets, she is framed for the murder.

  • Paulette

    >A Holocaust survivor who asks only for peace and quiet and that absolutely nothing change ever again must deal with the anxiety of being alive, a wife who intends to get on with her life, and a daughter who insists on growing up.

  • kalincasey

    >When an artist loses her creative muse, she succumbs to obsessive delusions and struggles to reclaim her sanity with her dead husband criticizing every move.

  • kalincasey

    >When an artist loses her creative muse, she succumbs to obsessive delusions and struggles to reclaim her sanity with her dead husband criticizing every move.

  • S. L. Bynum

    >Sixteen-year-old Abigail Wood tries to prevent her nightmares from coming true when they turn out to be horrific premonitions that bring tragedies upon her family and friends.

  • kalincasey

    >I accidentally double-posted, but I can't seem to delete the duplicate. :(

  • Erynn

    >Two CIA agents and the woman they both love are in a fight for their lives that will test their loyalty to God, country, and each other.

  • Hilarey

    >Fun contest!

    A teenage stripper in Nevada is hunted by the cops she asked for help and the only escape is a man she fears more than death, her grandfather.

  • Designs by JoLea

    >A reclusive woman who is afraid of the dark faces blindness when a drug lord pursues a wounded DEA agent right through the middle of her quiet life.

  • Jane Steen

    >Marcus and his family have an idyllic setting in which to face his death, but loss, danger and an evasive friendship accompany him on his final journey.

  • Amanda

    >After fleeing the barbaric Yerning State Asylum, Hannah and a ragtag
    community of runaways must find a way to survive the wilderness and,
    more importantly, not get caught.

  • Callie James

    >An ambitious teen uses a ring created from her mother’s ashes to continue her family’s battle against gods bent on reclaiming the earth.

  • Morgan L. Busse

    >Here is my One Sentence Summary:

    A young woman discovers she's not human and possesses a terrifying gift that can save mankind.

    my email is morganlbusse@live.com

    Thanks for running this contest :)

  • Anna

    >Adult Urban Fantasy/Women's Fiction
    Working Title: Muse Walking in Memphis

    In present-day Memphis, an exiled muse must help an obstinate musician discover his calling in order to return to Mt. Olympus.

  • rwcopywriting

    >Unable to move past Abel’s murder and Cain’s banishment, Eve revisits six memories to answer her heart's plea…Can Jehovah once again bring light after darkness?

  • Jen M.

    >During a dreary vacation in Scotland, 26-year-old Lou realizes that her vivid nightmares of fire and death are the clues to discovering the secrets of her ancestry.

  • Kass

    >A suicidal teen becomes a born-again Christian and clashes with pastors who test her faith — and her will to live.

  • black-lavender

    >Strange events turn a lonely collections agent into the new sheriff of a fairytale land, where she must bring a murderer to justice.

    ~ Plain Jane in Nottingham

  • stephenisham

    >A cowardly miner becomes the only chance of survival for a small mining town in California.

  • Gadfly

    >Judge Not questions our religious acceptance and moral judgment. Confronted with homosexual murders, police struggle with prejudices while a non-judgmental detective tries to find the killer.

  • Gadfly

    >Judge Not questions our religious acceptance and moral judgment. Confronted with homosexual murders, police struggle with prejudices while a non-judgmental detective tries to find the killer.

  • Gary D. Hendricks

    >Judge Not questions our religious acceptance and moral judgment; confronted with homosexual murders, police struggling with prejudices while a non-judgmental detective tries to find the killer.

  • Karen Yuan

    >Stranded in Manhattan with early-onset Alzheimer's, a fifteen-year-old runaway must steal books for the imaginary brother of a piano prodigy in return for shelter.

  • cpeters

    >The lands of Fire and Earth are dying, the Daemonkind have been released from their ages long imprisonment, the Earthen Prince has been taken… and though the Elemental Lords have chosen her to set it all to rights, Kat certainly doesn’t know it.

  • Rebecca Cuadra George

    >AMBER VINES by Rebecca Cuadra George

    A divorced caterer/harpist and her winsome daughter-turned-detective with Down syndrome move to Amber Vines, where secrets, friendships, links to the past, and second chances blossom.

  • Matt Youngmark

    >In an alternate present where genetics have stretched the physical boundaries of humanity, a down-and-out detective confronts the ghosts of his past and stumbles upon a corporate plot that could lead to genocide.

  • joann

    >"Providential grace allies a single mother haunted by her past, with an ex-journalist searching for his future, transforming a town fragmented by failure into a color-washed harbor for the hopeless."

  • Margaret Tanner

    >Mistaken identity opens the door for Martin Mulvaney to revenge himself on his mortal enemy's granddaughter.

  • Kristin Thiel

    >Two women, a newlywed in her thirties and the teenage embodiment of an infertility goddess, are linked through new decisions involving sexuality—and a stranger’s request that neither woman feels prepared to accept, or reject.

  • Ryan Chin

    >Animals are loved and lost, brothers are gone but never forgotten, and a teacher transforms his life in a Maori village.

  • Lawrence

    >When Arin osh Seraiya is forced to place herself into the ke-nok, the deep sleep, she does not expect to lie there undisturbed for millennia and wake into modern day New York, lost and alone, and dependent for her survival on a young man of no interests and little direction, until it happens.

  • KJ Bain

    >Mica Jorgenson travels into a realm where things aren't as they seem when she chases a killer who appears able to kill within dreams.

  • jill orr

    >A woman who had an abortion reconciles a birth mother with the daughter whose existence she has denied since giving her up for adoption over 20 years ago.

  • Anonymous

    >Wonderful and fun contest!

    A little person and investigative journalist bent on payback for the death of her average-sized twin sister must go undercover at an abortion clinic to expose the doctor for fetal harvesting.

    Deb Piccurelli

  • Tahlia

    >If last night was real then Ariel should be dead, but her mother has disappeared, there are bruise marks on her neck and that hideous beast in the photo looks frighteningly familiar.

  • Shallee

    >When a teenage boy is drafted by his militaristic government to wield his telepathy against rebels, he must decide whether or not he’ll fight those who trained him and risk becoming one of the Disappeared.

  • Jordan

    >A former teen superhero must choose between protecting the citizens of Tokyo or living a normal life when an invisible force begins wreaking havoc around her.

  • Lyndieb

    >Super Tuesday primaries inspire a presidential candidate and his mysteriously gathered advisors to develop a campaign platform to change his candidacy from underdog to victor.

  • Diana

    >Stuck in a partnership neither one wants, an Earth Mother and her Companion discover a pillaged farm and must now work together to defend their country from an invader with powers they don't understand.

  • Mike Duran

    >A disfigured modern-day prophet must overcome his own despair in time to seal one of the seven mythical gates of hell.

  • Jen

    >Nicole was ready for a summer complete with college applications and a trip to Paris; now Eric and a secret admirer have twisted her plans and made this an unforgettable summer.

  • Nicole L Rivera

    >When a young woman dies in the arms of a young man, the two must overcome scandalous rumors, ex’s, diabetes, and a scarred heart to let their love live.

  • Clyde

    >Memoir: Over a hundred Christian families in rural Alabama watch in horror as they are branded as a notorious mafia gang on the evening news!

  • Jenny Keller Ford

    >Fifteen-year old, David Heiland, battles for his life and the life of his best friend, Charlotte, after he discovers his dead parents are alive and trapped within another world inside his own house.

  • Jess

    >When Sameen learns the truth about the coup that left her orphaned, she must overcome fear and self-doubt to restore the country her parents loved.

  • Stephanie Thornton

    >A woman finally rules Egypt as Pharaoh, but is forced to choose between happiness in this life or a chance at eternal glory.

  • Sea

    >After being dumped by her fiance for another woman, a mortuary worker has to hunt down her missing backbone, team up with her terrifying godmother, and overcome her prejudice against gnomes, to find out once and for all if the only safe men are dead ones.

  • Erica McBeth

    >A young woman falls in love with a modern day prince from the Middle East then struggles to fit into a tumultuous world where she doesn’t belong.

  • Kathleen Pooler

    >A nurse shows the power of hope by sharing her faith-based journey through her son's alcoholism and her own cancer diagnosis.

  • Bean

    >When a human serial killer ravages the dying supernatural world, young Michele Conner struggles for the key to murderer's motivation and identity.

  • Vicki

    >When Stormy's fired (quite literally) from being a demon, she'll stop at nothing to get her job back, even if it means saving humanity from extinction and working with an annoyingly charming magician to do it.

  • Tura Lura

    >When a group of rogue vampires begin their subtle attack on the Elven Nation, it is up to priestess-in-training Elika and former prince Kregen – now a vampire himself – to save their way of life.

  • Jessica Nelson

    >A rule-bending PI falls in love with a by-the-book cop who's determined to stop her investigation of a corrupt mayor.

  • Arvael O’Tierney

    >My one-sentence summary:

    "When Olivia accidentally becomes part of the supernatural world, she must learn to control her chaotic life, lest she hurts people close to her."

    (24 words)

  • Marysue

    >When two angry teenagers from completely different backgrounds meet at a party, falling in love gives them each the strength they need to come to terms with the troubled relationship they each have regarding their own father.

  • Kristi

    >When a serial killer reels her into his dark underworld, Italian-American crime reporter Gabriella is forced to confront her own demons, even if it means picking a love life over a dead body this time.

  • kerry dexter

    >When you’re ready to explore beyond drinking songs and Danny Boy, Sing Me Home is the roadmap for your journey into the vibrant heart and soul of Irish music.

  • K J Pascoe

    >In a good faith gesture a young prince becomes the unwilling custodian of a drug-addicted prisoner of war, who makes him question the truths he has accepted his whole life.

  • Joe Stinson

    >A Christian man dead to the church and all things religious must decide whether his daughter’s death at the foot of the altar is an act of murder or a modern-day miracle.

  • Ladonna

    >Here's mine.

    Blue Ghost” is a young adult Steampunk adventure set in an alternate version of Victorian Georgia, and in this tale of love, courage and betrayal one sister is forced to become the mistress of the president’s son, and the other will lose the love of her life and freedom to help her family.

  • writerashley

    >When Grace Taylor's historical house catches on fire and her dog escapes, Grace must face her desire for control as well as her growing feelings for a local animal rescue worker in order to get her dog back.

  • Felix Galvan

    >When the Harrison family is draggedinto the mysterious and strange world of occult cooking, the family dog must save the day when things go from the frying pan into the fire!

  • Bonnie Eckert

    >Henry and Anna Eckert survive their escape from Siberia to face a gut-wrenching decision: accept passage to South America and distance themselves from their pursuers, or stay in Japanese-occupied Manchuria a little longer in hopes of reaching Canada and family they'd lost. (Based on a true story; part one of a two part series.)

  • Café Lopez

    >The Dead Don't Cry -
    Worlds collide when an extraordinary girl determined to save her father wanders into an ancient wilderness embroiled in a life or death struggle against a legacy of tyranny.

  • Portermaker

    >Peter Robertson serves on the jury for the trial of a murder that he committed.

  • Christie C.

    >Julianne learns the abbess of her convent has been hiding startling secrets about her past—and Julianne’s—when she is sent into plague-ridden London at night on a dangerous mission.

  • Lenore Buth at www.awomansview.typepad.com

    >Moms who love their children best do the least for them, empowering their kids to grow strong and grounded, ready to live on their own.

    Title of my current WIP: STRONG MOMS DO MORE THAN GO TO THE GYM

  • Amy

    >When a stalker invades Jack Tucker’s uncomplicated life, he discovers that love doesn’t change who you are, but instead shows you why you live.

  • Kathy

    >Like a butterfly, God's voice for the first time alighted on her heart, but as a question, a question He would answer by drawing her into His Word.

  • Anonymous

    >Red Ginger by Judy Migliori
    A fishing guide and his former lover, a young widow reunite when his brother is killed and evidence points to her husband’s paroled murderer.

  • Lynnette Bonner

    >Cool! There have been some awesome sentences here. The following is mine for my book High Desert Haven which releases later this summer from OakTara.

    Upon the death of her husband, Nicki Trent is forced to combat greedy bankers, covetous ranchers, and a mysterious arsonist to retain her ranch for her son.

  • chrisennen

    >Native American tribes must find a way to unite in a scorched earth campaign against European colonists before being overrun.

  • cindie geddes

    >When a Las Vegas beauty is found dead in an all-you-can-eat buffet cart, Mere Unger,aging queen of the Beach Bitches (girls paid to be beautiful and lounge at the pools of a Vegas megaresort) hunts a killer and finds herself the next target.

  • AudryT

    >When a dangerous romance puts two teenage girls on opposing sides of a supernatural war, they must choose between their lifelong friendship and the survival of the human race.

  • Jillian Audrey

    >Life sucks for sixteen-year-old Delilah Reagan after her family relocates from Maine to Arizona, but when she befriends an eccentric elderly neighbor who has been writing letters to soldiers overseas since World War II, Delilah uncovers a deeply buried family secret and learns about the incredible power of love.

  • Paul

    >The Surface of the Deep

    You might be involved in a bizarre love triangle that could save the world. Will you requite the advances of water and Spirit? Or die never having known true love?

  • Sarah N Fisk

    >When suposedly-extinct demons kidnap every adult Mage, teen Fire Mage Miranda must partner with a jaded Holy Warrior for a cross-country rescue mision.

  • amy crumpton

    >'Your Purpose Is Love' peeks into the heart of a passionate, neurotic, self-help writer as God wakes her up to the 'true' meaning of life… and to share it, she must poke her pen inward to let the humor, hope, and Holy crap ooze out.

  • Jack Boyd

    >After serving as a silent witness to countless human evils, one guardian angel finds his faith strained as he begins to question the rules of intervention and the consequences involved for disobeying them.

  • Jeannie

    >Facing down her 40th birthday and just final divorce, Kate Adams had no idea that meeting a thirty-year old hockey star would be the way to find the life she left behind and the love story she deserves.

  • Elise M Stone

    >When Faith Andersen befriends the fiance of a grad student wrongly convicted of murder, her quest for the truth draws her into a world of drug dealers and human smugglers; and a life-changing experience in the Arizona desert.

  • Jennifer lill

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