Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 2013 Mystery Agent Contest!


It's PITCHING TIME! Are you ready to enter? Pitch your completed novel to our Mystery Agent. August's Mystery Agent has requested the following genres:

Young Adult
Middle Grade
New Adult 

Light SF

Specifically looking for:
  • A MG mystery full of wit, suspense, and adventure. 
  • An authentic and relatable male protagonist in YA.
  • Something truly unique and different in NA - a story where the characters and their stories linger long after the book is finished.

This is a three-sentence pitch contest. Winner gets a full manuscript request from the Mystery Agent. 

This contest is open to veterans and newbies alike - so long as you have a complete and query-ready manuscript on your hands within the genres of interest, our guest agent would love to hear from you.

Contest goes live 9 AM central time and remains open until all entry spots are filled. The first 50 entries we receive will go on to our MA. Remember, this is a three-sentence pitch. Cheating with grammar doesn't count.
The official contest rules:

1) Entries must be three-line pitches. The word count of the pitch is up to you, but remember, it's only three sentences.

2) Entries must be for completed manuscripts. No unfinished drafts, please!

3) Entries must be left in the comments section of today's post (please don't email us your entries!). We'll close the contest once we've reached our limit.

4) You can only enter once today (only one project). If you participated or won previous MA contests, you can enter this one as well!

5) Please include NAME, CONTACT INFO, GENRE, and TITLE, followed by your one-line pitch.

6) The contest will close when we receive 50 entries.

7) The winner will receive a FULL manuscript request!

8) If the rules aren't followed, your entry will be disqualified.

Please format your comment like this:

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  1. Name: Lily Dsouza
    Email or twitter:
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Pitch: Radio Somerville has never wanted anything more than to find his family so the idea of breaking out of his orphanage seemed like a good decision, at the time. When he runs into a time travelling goddess named Vintage, she presents him with the opportunity to save the world from demons or bring upon an apocalypse, he had no choice but to follow her and put the search his family on hold. As Vintage's selfish secrets begin to leak Radio must question his ethics, come to terms with his mortality and the possibility of the end of the world.

  2. Name: Molly Pinto Madigan
    Email: mpintomadigan(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: NA paranormal romance

    Maggie Mae Carter is sick of living life timidly, adrift in a sucky sea of collegiate drudgery, so when she hears a voice on the radio that makes her feel more alive than she has in years, she knows she has to meet the singer – the mysterious Thomas Lynn. Armed with a penchant for folk music, Maggie steals away to The Hall – a labyrinthine rock club teeming with secrets – to meet the man who spins ballads into rock ‘n’ roll perfection, but when she wakes up alone on the greenroom couch, petals in her curls and her arms raked with thorns, Maggie is plunged into the strange world behind the shadows of The Hall, where words bind, where music manipulates, and where mortality hints at something more. As she struggles to unravel the mystery behind the music, Maggie must save Thomas Lynn from the fey forces that threaten him, and, more importantly, she must save him from himself.

  3. NAME: Jessica Harvey
    EMAIL: jessicaharvey248 (at) gmail (dot) com
    GENRE: NA Fantasy

    She’s in a rock band. He’s a genius videogame maker. Together they must rescue the crew of a classified Navy sub from time-travelling hijackers bent on making it the most valuable pawn in an Atlantean-Lemurian war for time itself.

  4. Name: Melinda Gray
    Email: melinda.a.gray (at)
    Genre: YA
    Title: PIECES OF ME

    After 16-year-old Olivia is stunned by random kisses from two guys claiming to be her boyfriend, she discovers she's somehow jumping between alternate versions of her life, each shaped by decisions she made—or didn’t—in her past. If she can’t figure out where she belongs, she might get stuck where she doesn’t forever. But deciding where to stay also means choosing who to leave behind.

  5. Name: Marlene Moss
    Email or twitter: writing(at)marlenemoss(dot)com
    Genre: MG Sci-fi/Adventure
    Pitch: Eleven-year-old Mike daydreams of becoming superhero Mighty Mike, but all that gets him is top billing on The List of Chumps to be Pounded after School. He lands him in the middle of a Federal alien hunt when he volunteers to eat candies from an Alien Pez dispenser with superpower side effects. To become a real hero, Mike will have to save his friends—and worst enemy—from a four-armed, snout-faced alien wielding the Interstellar Remote Control of Everything.

  6. Name: Heather Davis
    Genre: YA Sci-fi Romance
    Title: The New Eden Chronicles
    Mana Aquino is a slave, poet, and rebel bent on avenging the death of his sister at the hands of New Eden's leaders. When a desperate citizen named Eve asks him to bring illegal medicine to her dying brother, he agrees but for a steep price. Neither Mana nor Eve expects to need the other for long or for their pact to be the start of a forbidden relationship that will spark war.

  7. Name: Carl Hackman
    Email: contact (at) carlhackman (dot) com
    Title: GERALD
    Genre: Upper MG, Humorous Fantasy.

    In the realm of Wyverndawn, where height is the mark of a truly great wizard, shrinking one inch is catastrophic for Gerald and one tiny landscaping enchantment should not really be a difficult task for any mage. But, well… it isn’t his fault he was hungry at the time, and thinking of apple pie; the spell he bought - from a guy who knows a guy - had been guaranteed to work! Unbeknown to Gerald, his little beautification attempt results in a large slice of Wyverndawn detaching itself from the rest of the world and allows a highly dangerous and seditious wizard to escape from prison.

  8. Name: Miriam Caldwell
    Email: miriam (dot) caldwell (at)
    Genre: YA
    Title: Nightfallen

    Lexy’s not the type of girl to stand by and watch a fight—after all she’s been training all of her life to fight the infected. In her world there are two simple rules 1. Zombies are bad, and 2. Werewolves are worse. But Lexy has to choose between following what her family has taught her or following Kaden, a werewolf, for a chance to save Jason the boy—I mean zombie of her dreams.

  9. Name: Raluca Balasa
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: No Place in Heaven
    Quinton Petronis, the only student in an aerial peacekeeping guild without a supernatural ability, gets a second shot at being Blessed with one when he's sent to quell a rebellion in the Deadlands. Too bad the “Blessing” he gets from the Father of the Guild isn't a power, but a curse that'll turn him into the Father's primary tool against the rebels. Now he has to get rid of the damned thing – or learn to use it against the Father – before it corrodes not only the rebellion he has come to support, but his very identity.

  10. Name: Mara Rae
    Twitter: @mararaewrites
    Genre: Upper YA Fantasy
    Title: Blown Away
    18-year-old West knows her life will change once she graduates high school and escapes her creepy-ass stepfather, but she never counted on getting blown into a parallel world where evil doesn’t exist. Her presence has triggered something dark, however, bringing ancient creatures back from extinction and turning humans into monsters. As West journeys in search of answers, she finds herself with an impossible choice: stay and face the monsters she awakened, or return to face the demons she left behind.

  11. Name: Michael Young
    Email or twitter:
    Genre: MG
    Title: Wandaful
    Wanda didn’t go to the thrift store looking for a magic wand, and didn’t even recognize it when she left with it—a paintbrush with a handle full of teeth marks. But when she finally manages to paint her late father’s portrait with it, she realizes her life has gone from mundane to magical. But like any good painting, her new life contains many strokes of darkness, which threaten to put her carefree days behind her forever.

  12. Name: Roselle Kaes
    Twitter: @roselle_kaes
    Genre: New Adult Fantasy
    Title: Hallowstone

    21 year old waitress Anya Vaughn inherits a Gothic Victorian manor upon the condition she continues to run the family business. What is the family business? A bordello catering to the gods.

  13. Name: Joanne H
    Email: jlhuspek [at] msn [dot] com
    Genre: YA
    Title: Acorns and Oaks

    Amberleigh Cooper MUST get back to her swank life in LA! However, there are some problems: she's only 14, her smartphone has been internet disabled, her father is in prison, her mother doesn't seem to care, her grandma is crazy, and oh...she's stuck in the frozen tundra of southeastern Michigan. But where there is a will (and a couple of willing accomplices), there is an Amberleigh...

  14. Name: Michelle Mason
    Email: mfaszold(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Category and Genre: MG Science Fiction
    Pitch: Twelve-year-old black belt-in-training Harry Coventry has a lot of theories about what happened to her missing mom and twin, Celeste. Alien abduction isn’t one of them, until a head injury triggers a freaky twin connection that gives Harry a glimpse of Celeste’s life—on another planet. Too bad her black belt training didn’t cover how to stage an intergalactic search and rescue.

  15. Name: Meradeth Houston
    Genre: NA sci-fi
    Title: An Absence of Light

    Fleeing with bloody hands and a stolen BMW, Leah must escape charges for a murder committed by shadow creatures only she can see. At least she thought she was the only one. Running from the cops, she stumbles onto a small group who share her ability, only they’ve learned how to fight back.

  16. Name: Krista McLaughlin
    Email or Twitter:
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Title: DEFIANCE
    Pitch: Her name is Kaela, but they call her 244. She lives at the Center, a secret research facility for others like her, but after learning of another resident’s murder, 244 and Trent, a boy in the room – cell – behind hers, escape. Unable to leave behind the other residents to endure the senseless abuse, 244 and Trent create a plan to destroy them, but if 244 follows through she’ll be forced to kill the one person who can answer the questions that have haunted her – who is she and where did she come from?

  17. Name: Rachel Hert
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: Daemarkin

    For as long as sixteen-year-old Zade can remember he’s dealt with the thing locked inside, another soul that can use his body . . . if he lets it.

    As long as he stays away from the nearby villagers, he can control the soul’s strange powers—and its hunger—powers he needs to keep the encroaching creatures of the nether realm from finding the demon gate and destroying the world.

    But when the villagers refuse to leave him alone his darker side starts getting stronger—a side hungry for blood, and it doesn’t care if that blood is demonic or human.

  18. L. L. McKinney
    YA Urban Fantasy

    Fifteen-year-old Jay Mitchell is the most lethal secret walking the streets of Chicago. Trained to protect an unwitting mankind from rogue Pandorans—supernatural beings who cross into this world through Pandora's box–he's killed before, and he'll kill again. When a routine hunt goes wrong his existence is revealed, a crime punishable by death, and he winds up with a price on his head that everything that goes bump in the night arrives to collect.

  19. Name: Julie Kingsley
    Genre: Contemporary YA

    Hood Roberts had is all--great grades, a big fat MVP trophy, and college scouts all across the country telling him that he's the man--then Troy died. Now he's just a kid from the trailer park who spends his time thieving, lying, and struggling to get by, but with a twist, Hood's a saver. It's only when he gets in too deep that must face the reality of what happened that night and face what it really means to be a hero in today's society, problem is Hood's not so great with the moral dilemma.

  20. Name: Greg Pattridge
    Email or twitter: gpcolo(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: MG Contemporary
    Title: HALF BRAIN
    Eleven-year-old Hender is a cluttered underachiever who thinks in pictures and has never met his dad. Best friend, Jonson, is a structured overachiever who thinks in words and would someday like to meet his birth mom. Together these opposites will need one crazy uncle, two retired magicians, and three reckless plans, to hopefully find the parent who has been missing in each of their lives and do so without creating an international crisis.

  21. Name: Eric Sandler
    Email or twitter:
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: Travelers: The Lightning God

    Pitch: 16-year old Gabriel lives on the streets, stealing to survive, until he meets Steph, a woman capable of traveling to different universes. She agrees to take him away from his old life and show him the wonders of existence, but first he has to prove himself. The only things standing in his way are sky pirates, Mostly Deads, eldritch abominations and one very pissed off god who wants his head.

  22. Name: C. Michelle Jefferies
    genre: futuristic suspense
    title: Latent
    pitch: Reformed atheist hit man Antony Danic made a vow to never again spill human blood. He's spent the last five years reconstructing himself after the death of his wife left him devastated. Now with a new life and a promising future, forces beyond his control are threatening everything he's regained and cares about, and that vow is being tested.

  23. Name: Heather Raglin
    Email: heathercq(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Sixteen-year-old Becca Ford works at a nursery where she understands plants better than people. When she interferes with the potion-making operation of a secret wizard coven that works for the magical government she discovers sorcery lives in more than books. But Withouts (people who can’t do magic) aren’t supposed to know about spellcasters, so Magical Internal Affairs intern Derek Moore tries to wipe Becca’s memory of the incident...and fails.

  24. Name: Linda Jackson
    Genre: MG, Contemporary
    Title: From Stacey with Love

    When her beloved granny suddenly drops dead two weeks before her thirteenth birthday, Stacey Graham doesn’t have time for grief, especially with her mother locked away in the state mental hospital and the only person willing to take in her and her two younger siblings is Uncle Percy, who lives in his funeral home. Though the funeral home is creepy at first and is a stark contrast from living with Granny and enjoying home-baked goodies in her cozy yellow kitchen, Stacey soon begins to feel “at home” with the help of a new friend and a supportive teacher.
    However, just when Stacey decides to settle in and stop pining for her mother, she is again overtaken by worry when she suspects that Uncle Percy’s creepy brother-in-law might be doing something more dangerous than embalming dead bodies in the basement of Wiggins Family Funeral Parlor.

  25. Name: Leiann Bynum
    Email: slbynum3(at)gmail(dot)com
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: Soul Redeemer

    Pitch: Coming from a race called raimons, known for their blue skin and necromancy, Tavio takes on the controversial role of redeeming dead souls from demons. When his job goes horribly wrong one day, ending in the murder of a boy, Tavio vows to slay the demon responsible by traveling to the Underworld with his friends. While trying to keep his own soul intact during the quest, he discovers he may have a family connection to the creature he is hunting.

  26. Name: Malyndi "Molly" Shaffer
    Email or twitter: or mrsshafferjms
    Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Romance
    Title: Memoirs of an 8th Grade Misfit
    Pitch: Hidden behind eighth grader Gracie Garcia's smile is a disheartened girl, one step away from losing her faith. Her mother’s death left her a shell of the girl who once existed, but GG’s not giving up. Her determination to survive radiates a uniqueness that the other girls at Streeter Junior High just can’t mimic, and this spark attracts the attention of Derrick Dean, the most popular boy in school.

  27. Name: Sarah Turnbull
    Email: saturnbull (@) gmail (dot) com
    Genre: MG contemporary fantasy


    Gideon Hardy is almost eleven years old but he is definitely going blind. With the diagnosis, Gideon believes his days of being an ordinary kid, of hiking and stargazing, are over. While asleep, he meets and befriends Baku, a nightmare eater, who tempts Gideon to abandon his parents and real life for a dream world where he can still “see”.

  28. Name: Nicole Zoltack
    Genre: Adult Steampunk Romance

    Pitch: In Queen Victoria's Lond, Cage hunts the spidery araneas and brutish troll-like ogresteins—those responsible for killing his best friend and parents—while Lady Jessamine Rose struggles to learn who, or what, murdered her brother. After an encounter with strange spider-human creatures bent on killing her, Jessamine has no choice but to ask the infuriating, mysterious, and alluring Cage the expert monster hunter for help. Together, in addition to revenge and closure, they might end up reclaiming the city and saving each other.

  29. Name: Ellen Brock
    Email: ellenbrock (@) keytopservices (dot) com
    Genre: Light SciFi and Horror
    Title: The Things Between


    With a pyromaniacal nephew to look after and a boss that won't stop breathing down his neck, Max doesn't have time for nightmares. But every night he dreams of Gray, a grotesque skeletal man who controls people through horrific nightmares. But when Max is abducted by a man who claims Gray and the nightmares are real, he learns he must use his own dream abilities to stop Gray from taking total control of the city.

  30. Name: Kimberly Wheaton
    Genre: YA fantasy/romance
    Title: Enchanted Moon

    Having stolen a magical moonstone medallion from a malevolent sorcerer in an attempt to stop his tyrannical rule, Katarina flees to a distant continent intent to return the indestructible relic to its proper resting place. Together with Ethan and his mercenaries, Katarina struggles to stay one step ahead of the sorcerer’s minions in a race against time to save her homeland. Katarina expects to run into snags along the way, but she never dreamt that her greatest potential obstacle would be falling in love.

  31. Name: Matthew MacNish
    Email: mattmrush (at) gmail (dot) com
    Genre: YA contemporary
    Seventeen-year-old Micah Neiss has been runnning his whole life, from foster homes, from the cops, even from his own memories. When he and a friend escape from boot camp, the ride they get soon devolves into a kidnapping. Eventually, Micah must decide if he should do what he's always done: run away once more and save himself, or prove his probation officer wrong and save his friend, who is too naïve to appreciate the danger.

  32. Name: Sarah Nicolas
    Email: sarah.nicolas.ya at
    Genre: YA urban fantasy
    Title: Dragons Are People, Too

    Sixteen-year-old Kitty is a weredragon operative for the US government who may or may not be madly in love with her partner, Sani. When her entire family and species is detained and the President asks for a favor, she must choose between loyalty to her country and allegiance to her family.

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  34. Name: Larissa Hardesty
    Genre: YA Thriller
    Title: Meditation

    Pitch: Seventeen-year-old Tori Miller never expected her passion for yoga would save her life. But when she's kidnapped by a man in a mask who talks about obedience and punishment, her training is the only thing keeping her sane.

    When Brian Sander's girlfriend Tori goes missing, he knows she's in trouble, and he'll stop at nothing to find her.

  35. Name: Mindy Alyse Weiss
    Email: Mindyaweiss AT yahoo (dot) com
    Genre: Contemporary middle grade
    Title: The Comic Adventures of Ruby Bella Brown


    An eleven year-old cartoonist would eat worms or kiss a gross boy like Stinky Gorman to make sure this birthday isn’t a suck-a-rama like last years’ ditch-a-thon. She longs to go to art camp with her replacement best friend and work with her favorite cartoonist, even after she discovers that her bullying ex-best friend will be there and her parents can’t afford it. If she finds a way to pay for camp, her favorite cartoonist could teach her how to stop letting fears leap into her comics in the form of giant cupcakes, birds, and other objects that often let the villains win—then everyone would know she was talented and special, and she’d never get ditched again.

  36. Name: Maggie Viles
    Genre: Humorous Middle Grade Mystery
    Title: Scrapbook of a Tomboy Princess

    Pitch: With the help of her pink high-heels (stuffed with Kleenex), and her rock star wig, Cozette must honor a pinkie promise and solve the neighborhood mystery. This will be super easy once she ditches her little brother, foils the mean girl, and escapes the clutches of a crazy librarian and her grave digging mailman sidekick.

  37. Elizabeth Prats
    Eprats1 (at) gmail (dot) com
    MG Fantasy

    For 14-year-old Lucas, finding out that he has to betray his best friend sucks. But toss in a crazy father who kidnapped his mother, an overly competitive sister, and ya know, being an Exile—and life royally sucks. Still, time is ticking and Lucas has to make a choice: betray his best friend in order to get his mother back or lose her for good.

  38. Name: Jennie B
    Email: Jennieb.writes (at) gmail (dot) com
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    18-year-old travel-obsessed Olive plans to spend the first slice of her summer working alongside her best friend, Vi, at the local amusement park. The long hours under the roasting sun at Lakeside Adventures will fund their dream-turned-reality trip to Spain in August.
    When Vi abruptly ditches their Spain plans for a prestigious art program, Olive’s thrown for a loop bigger than any of the roller coasters at Lakeside.

  39. Name: Kessie Carroll
    Email or twitter: netraptor001 at hotmail dot com
    Genre: YA urban fantasy
    Title: Storm Chase
    Carda Chase, high school student and car enthusiast, discovers space and time powers he never knew he had, and finds himself surrounded by others with similar strange abilities: Xironi, the cat-girl who treats space like fabric, his twin sister Michelle who dances and gravity responds, Indal, the chronomancer turned werewolf, and finally Rayne, a space mage who can't wait to kill them all. Friends, rivals and enemies are pitted against a supernatural mastermind who can't wait to reenter the physical world and take the multiverse's magic for herself.

  40. Name: Jennifer Swanson

    Email or twitter:

    Genre: MG Action-adventure

    Title: Ben Holloway: Time Guardian

    Ben Holloway wonder’s if he’s crazy when a ghost appears and tells him he’s a Time Guardian. His assignment is to travel back to 1775 to re-set history. The future of America hangs in the balance.


  41. Name: Kelsey Rae Keating
    Email: Kelseykeating (at) hotmail (dot) com
    Genre: NA Contemporary
    Breaking free from family is easy; going back is the hard part. Abby Carmichael buries her family name and creates an entirely new identity - that is, until her brother's death leaves her with custody of his three children. It's only after Abby hires an exceptionally handsome nanny (with a strict "no dating" policy) that she realizes she's not the only one harboring resentment towards the not-so-dearly departed.

  42. Name: Leah & Kate Rooper
    Email: lkrooper(at)hotmail(dot)com @leahrooper
    Genre: YA adventure romance

    When seventeen year-old Jane drowns, she doesn't expect death to mean waking up in the Egyptian underworld and being forced to align with a chaotic god in order to gain access to paradise. But sure enough, Jane finds that the only way to move on is to go back in time and steal the heart of the young pharaoh, King Tut. Falling in love with him also wasn't in the plan, so now Jane must decide if she will save the life of the boy who stole her heart, or literally steal his.

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    Name: Nazarea Andrews
    Email: Nazareanandrews (at) gmail (dot) com
    Genre: YA Myth Retelling
    Title: One Night With the Monster

    Andromeda thought when the war ended, life would go back to normal, or as normal as the world can be after the Olympus gods destroyed it. When Poseidon unleashes a sea monster on the seaside kingdom, Andy realizes the gods aren't through with her--and with Perseus gone, she has no one to save her but herself.

  44. Name: Lauren
    Email or twitter: @laurenspieller
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Title: DIVE

    Fifteen-year-old Kiro has been training to become a cliff diver since he was small, but his dream of completing this male rite of passage is put on hold when a strange girl washes up on the beach… and demands to dive. Just as Kiro begins to see Lwin as more than a challenge to his patriarchal tribe, a horrible storm sweeps across the sea and puts the entire Kai’omo village at risk, including Kiro’s brother, Tan. If Kiro wants to rescue Tan and save the future of the Kai’omo tribe, he must put his trust in Lwin and the strange magic she has discovered on Makai.

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  46. Name: Kate Larkindale
    Email: katelarkindale (at) gmail (dot) com/ @vampyr14
    Title: STUMPED
    Genre: YA Contemporary

    After losing his legs in an accident, Ozzy knows he’s a hideous freak. Determined to prove he can still be a man despite his disability, he throws himself into dumping the burden of his virginity, but finds there’s a limited number of people willing to touch legless dudes in wheelchairs. Ozzy’s obsession takes him into the seedy underworld of brothels and escort services where he discovers the difference between sex and intimacy, and that sometimes the price you pay for getting what you want is much higher than a sex worker’s fee.

  47. Name: Theresa Milstein
    Twitter: TheresaMilstein
    Genre: MG Contemporary Fantasy

    Pitch: When ten-year-old Muriel Witheridge attempts to save her cat, her previously unknown telekinetic powers are unleashed, and she accidentally kills her mother. Muriel must move to a mansion filled with magical, peculiar aunts. But she'll need more than magic to solve her problems—like bullies, a haunted house, and psychopathic grandparents who want her raised in a magic-free world.

  48. Name: Megan Reyes
    Email: meganreyeswrites(at) gmail (dot) com/ @MReyesWrite
    Genre: MG Fantasy/Adventue

    Dax Peluso just found out he is actually from another world, where he is heir to the throne--which might be kind of awesome if his super evil uncle wasn’t sitting on, finding new ways terrorize his hijacked Kingdom. With the help of his quirky and loyal sidekick trio, our reluctant hero must bust some dance moves, wrestle a dinosaur chicken, and sport a fitted...a little too jumpsuit as he tries to find a way to stop his Uncle before there’s nothing… and no one…left to save.

  49. Name: Christina Mercer
    Email: cdmercer(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Title: HONEY QUEEN
    Genre: YA Fantasy/Magical Realism

    Melaina Maris knows how dangerous love can be. While she wishes for nothing more than the freedom to love Sam, she’d have to sprout wings to cross the gap between reality and wishes. She won’t let the same curse that killed her father befall him, nor will she fall to the same bee-venom addiction as her mother, but the curse has its own ideas.

  50. Name: Michelle Hauck
    Email: Michelle9Hauck(at)aol(dot)com
    Title: Pygmy Hazards
    Genre: MG Fantasy

    Classroom hamster Tom must escape before the pygmies dress him as Strawberry Shortcake again, but the principal wants him flushed. Not cool. To escape, he’ll have to risk help from an excitable kid nicknamed Squeezer.


    After a freak accident, in a coma, Pippa Knightly dreams of a mysterious, stunningly attractive boy, Joshua. On awakening, she's disturbed to find her dreams and reality merging in a way that makes her question her own sanity. Particularly when she reads in a newspaper archive that he was murdered alongside his family two years ago, by his father.

  52. NAME: Kelly Heinen
    GENRE: Adult/Commercial Fiction
    TITLE: Driven

    One minute Jimmy Rickliefs’ was a drummer in a huge rock band, the next he was knockin’ on death’s door. Jimmy figured he’d go out with a bang. That bang just turned into a whimper.