January 23, 2013

Pitch Wars Entry #7 - RULES OF PROTECTION (Adult Romantic Suspense)

NAME: Alison Bliss
MENTOR: Shelley Watters
TITLE: RULES OF PROTECTION
GENRE: Adult Romantic Suspense
WORD COUNT: 99,000

PITCH: 


After entering Witness Protection, Emily discovers a government official is leaking her whereabouts to the mob. Against orders, Agent Jake Ward hides her on his uncle’s bird farm deep in the Texas backwoods with a psychotic rooster, narcoleptic dog, and a mysterious Indian tracker. Jake’s determined to keep her out of the wrong hands; she’s determined to get into the right ones—his.

FIRST 250:

I caught him eyeing me from across the room.

He was tall, dark, and…well, interested. I couldn’t get a good enough look to see if he was handsome. Although dim lighting obscured his face, it highlighted the thick gold chain around his neck and ridiculously huge diamond stud in his ear.

Nestled in downtown Chicago, The Jungle Room buzzed with flashy, well-lubricated businessmen with oversized wallets and scantily-clad women with oversized racks. They circled each other like vultures, waiting to see who’d fall onto their backs first. It appeared the men were winning—a form of upscale prostitution.

Gina sat beside me at the bar, encouraging me to do the flirty eye thing with Shadow Man. “It’s your twenty-eighth birthday. Everyone should get laid on their birthday. What better present to give yourself?”

“I can give myself an orgasm.”

Gina laughed. “Not the same.”

I shrugged. “Depends on the guy. Besides, I don’t need birthday sex. I can hardly see him. He’s probably ugly.”

“It’s a one-night-stand. Only thing that matters is the size of his—”

“Then pretend it’s your birthday!” I downed my Cosmopolitan and spun the stool around. “Bathroom break. Keep an eye out for Dale.”

I followed the hallway to the restrooms. A line formed outside, but moved fast. Two women stepped in behind me, giggling like teenagers. I half-assed listened to them when someone grasped my elbow.

I immediately recognized the jewelry.

4 comments:

Jessica Sinsheimer said...

I'd be happy to see the full manuscript. Please put the query in the body of the email, with synopsis and full manuscript attached as Word documents, to ESubmissions@SarahJaneFreymann.com. Please put #PitchWars in subject line. Thank you! :)

Margaret Bail said...

I'd like to read more of this...please send me a query and synopsis in the body of the e-mail, with attached MS, to margaret@andreahurst.com; and put QUERY - PITCHWARS in the subject line. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to take a look at the manuscript! Please send it as a word attachment to andrea@harveyklinger.com, and put Pitch Wars in the subject. Thanks! - Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Inc.

Julia Alexandra Weber said...

Hi there, I'd love to see the full manuscript. Would you please send it (with your query letter and synopsis) as a word attachment to j.weber(at)jaw-litagent(dot)com? Please put "Pitch Wars" in the subject line. Thank you, Julia (J.A. Weber Literaturagentur GmbH)

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