I had a heck of time choosing the winning pitch–everyone did a fabulous job of tweaking them to make them sparkle. I hope there was much learned and new writer friendships were made. And as always, write on!
FIRST: A critique of your manuscript up to 2,000 words and a FREE WRITER’S WEBSITE/BLOG from professional web designer and developer, Brian Mowell.
SECOND: A critique of your mansucript up to 1,500 words
THIRD: A critique of your manuscript up to 1,000 words
RUNNERS-UP: A critique of your manuscript up to 500 words
And now without further ado, the winners:
Alexandra Hinkle is a mountain lion shifter, a secret that has kept her isolated most her life. Moving into the same small town the Hyatt brothers call home, she discovers her ability might not be as unique as she thought. When a string of deadly accidents plague the town, Alex wonders if the three men stalking her are up to more than ensuring the continuation of the species, and if she is their next target.
When Carol Anne Rison wakes up from a medically induced coma, all of her life memories seem intact. However, she soon discovers her memories are not her own, but belong to a woman named Deliah Simmons, a person who has never existed. Carols’s struggle to reclaim her identity takes her through the darkest regions of her mind to ultimately uncover a terrifying secret that changes her reality forever.
Asta had the unique ability to make everyone feel they were her best friend–until they convene at her funeral. An estranged husband and wife discover Asta was secretly friends with both of them; a self-absorbed diva learns she’s not the sole object of Asta’s attention, and a confused love interest comes to terms with their estrangement. These strangers, guided by Asta’s confidante the funeral director, unearth her puzzling nature and embark on inner journeys of their own.
Angela F Parkhurst
Scarlett Lux feels like enough of a freak when she starts having premonitions of death, let alone learning she has light sparking from her hands. To top that off, her sort-of-ex-boyfriend Mason Salvatore, Prince of the Assassins, and Sebastian Andersson, a sexy guardian, can’t spend two seconds together without fighting. Scarlett really doesn’t need boy drama right now; not when the Majester is trying to kill her for her light–the power to melt the barriers between earth, heaven, and hell–and everyone else has mistaken her for a missing hundred-year-old princess.
When 18-year-old Anne Marie is shipped off to Paris to live with her grandmother, she plans to uncover the secrets surrounding her mother’s death. While pursuing the truth, she tumbles through time and becomes a distant relative, Charlotte Corday, a French aristocrat entrenched in the politics of the French Revolution. As her two realities become intertwined, Anne must decide whether to follow Charlotte’s destiny–to murder a radical leader for the good of France–or to follow her own path.
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT CONTEST:
The QUERY CORRAL is coming May 28th. Receive feedback on your queries, hop around and help others, and submit your best query to win a FREE CRITIQUE of your opening chapter (up to 10 pages) from editor extraordinaire, yours truly.
WINNERS: Email me your pages in Microsoft Word format to HeatherWebb (dot) writes (at) gmail (dot) com