Monday, September 13, 2010

Open Promo Day - Give Us your Elevator Pitches

Since I'm busy on my WIP again, I thought up an easy blog for today, which may be of interest to many of you. Instead of my writing a bunch of stuff, here's your chance to provide an elevator pitch of one of your books, either already out or to be released. Pretend you're talking to an editor or agent, so make it short, and don't cheat and talk about more than one. Embed your buy link and leave your blog and/or website, so people know where to find out more about you and maybe buy your book!

I'll go first - Killer Career - A career change from lawyer to writer could be a killer for Julie who doesn't realize her mentor participates in his own murder mysteries. 


  1. The Circle of Friends, Book V...Heather -
    Heather’s about to start coaching at Clemson, but her triumph is hampered by a father dying of cancer, a sister who appears incapable, and a talented but cocky basketball player. She encounters a man capable of handling her feisty attitude, but the last thing Heather needs is a serious relationship with a man equally fixated on work and opposed to marriage…

    (And yes, I talk really fast!)

  2. The trouble with running away is that you take yourself with you. After police officer Colleen McDonald is injured in a case gone south, she leaves her job for a fresh start as a civilian. When a deputy sheriff comes to her door investigating a missing person, she’s determined to get him out of her life by beating him at his own game.

    Nowhere to Hide

    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

  3. What a great idea, Morgan! Thanks for the opportunity :) This is from an unpublished paranormal-with-romantic-elements, so no buy link.

    Vengeance Is Sweet- Omara is a demon of vengeance, created to wreak vengeance on those who have harmed or killed innocents and bring the perpetrators' souls to Hell. When she's given the job of "venging" Alejandro Ruiz, her instincts tell her he didn't commit the crime he's accused of of. After seeing him with his daughter Keeley, Omara risks her very existence to prove Alex's innocence.

  4. A sleepy Southern town ...
    ... a missing treasure

    Roxie Whitaker, the girl next door, and Sloan Harding, returning bad boy, team up to search for his inheritance. But someone else wants the fortune, muddying the waters with lethal intent.

  5. Texas 1874

    Stolen rifles pit a righteous woman against a determined man. Mary Rose quest to bring her brother's killer to justice puts her face to face with a Texas Ranger. Can he overcome his distrust to tame this wild Irish Rose before the murderer makes her his next target?
    Come meet Joaquin Balboa De Montanna- Born a Texan, chose the Rangers, first and foremost a man

  6. pretend it's a long elevator ride from the bottom of the Empire State Building to the top: Here's my pitch for my Women's Fiction that's looking for a good home.

    When an innocent and naïve inmate finds herself smack dab in the middle of an evil scheme concocted by the prison bully, a ten year sentence seems mild when she’s threatened with death for refusing to participate. Can she find a way out of this horrible nightmare, or is she destined to spend her days locked in terror, isolation, and the cold gray interior of prison walls?

  7. ROMAN CIRCUS When Harmony Jane Jones loses her cat, her car, her job and her boyfriend, all within the space of a week, she does what any twenty-something woman would do. She runs away and joins the circus.

    ROMAN CIRCUS is a humorous contemporary romance available now at:

    Carlene Rae Dater

  8. A paramedic must prevent a murder that has already happened.
    This is Corpse Whisperer out on Kindle right now.

    42K MG Fantasy

    When Katrina spells her bunny familiar into a pool of green goo, it’s the last straw. Kat’s life is already miserable from her classmates’ teasing. Even her mother and aunt think she’s just not trying hard enough. When she learns her inability to throw a decent spell is the result of a shaman's curse, she sets out on a perilous journey to Siberia to stop him. The stakes are raised when the curse begins to spread to the rest of Galdorheim Island. Saving the witches’ arctic home falls on the shoulders of a witch who can’t even cast a simple spell.

  10. Welcome to the last best white spot in America. Where L.A. Confidential meets Chinatown and gives the wild, wild west new meaning. LAPD officer Billy Brewster wants beautiful Maddy. Is it his fault she’s married to another man? That’s never stopped him before. It just might be different this time.

  11. "Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male"...when a young boy of divorce starts searching for the acceptance he so desperately wants watch what happens when Sensitivity collides with Sex.
    Available at

  12. "Two churches, two ministers, two wives, one murder." No Sanctuary

    That's the only one I could remember right off.


  13. A young straight-laced play by the rules widow falls for her commitment shy ex-brother-in-law and discovers breaking those rules can be a lot of fun, until getting caught threatens to cost her the only family she's ever known.

    "Family Secrets" - WIP

  14. International Caper.
    Love brought them to Bath, England and a friend's death tore them apart.
    A Hotel in Bath

    Margot Justes

  15. Here's my pitch for my new women's fiction novel, Unconditional.

    When the highlight of her week is crashing a funeral for a cathartic cry, Meg Flores admits her life is a mess. She is a psychotherapist, after all, and casket chasing is not healthy. Her husband determines he is gay and requests a divorce. Meg moves in with her sister and then learns she is pregnant. And she tries to convince her snowbird parents in Florida that her life is just peachy. She might be safe for a while in her little white lie. At least until her mother’s radar kicks in.

    But when Meg’s recently-exed-husband, Thomas, is diagnosed with terminal cancer and his boyfriend takes off, Meg has to decide if she can move past Thomas’s betrayal and love him ‘til-death-do-us-part’.

    Linda Rettstatt

  16. CARDINAL SIN (The Wild Rose Press)
    With the war in Vietnam raging in the background, find out how Caroline wins her reluctant husband’s love.


  17. A man goes missing - a shadowy figure, a phantom, a chameleon.
    Can PI Lisa Martin find him before dangerous forces stop her?
    Thanks, Morgan.

    Shannon Wallace is having a bad hair week.

    She’s been ditched by her job, dumped by her boyfriend, and implicated in his murder.

    When she finds out her very private video collection is missing from the crime scene, it is all out war to find the disks before the cops do. The problem is, the killer has them. And he’s watched them.

    Now Shannon’s at the top of his most wanted list.

  19. These pitches are great! I wish I could read all of these books. If only I didn't have a day job I could!

    Morgan Mandel

  20. A small-town paralegal wipes a smudge off her ATM screen - it's blood!
    Smudge released 7/1/2010

  21. Goodwill to men isn’t the Yuletide theme when Greg and Jill McKenzie are hired to investigate rumors that something shady is involved in a deal to bring an NBA basketball team to Nashville. An informant is shot, and a bomb goes off beneath Greg's Jeep. A Sporting Murder hits the fan on Christmas Day.

  22. Anonymous3:47 PM

    A scientific breakthrough in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, is stolen by a group of misguided M.I.T. graduate students who wish to usher in a global science-based oligarchy. As the death toll mounts, Chase Manhattan and a multi-faceted cast of characters battle this skilled team of killers on both coasts in a desperate race to control or destroy technology gone too far.

    Stephen Tremp


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