April 2016 Wish List

Apr 1, 2016 by

The editors at Entangled Publishing are always looking for the next breakout hit. Could that be your book? Each month, we have a new wish list from our editors. Watch for them as they’ll change monthly. Let’s discover each other today! All submissions can be sent through our Submittable system. The link can be found here: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/submission-information/

 

Alethea Spiridon, Editorial Director

I’d love a great blackmail and revenge story for any line.
A swarthy, sexy, brooding alpha male. I’m in alpha male withdrawal and craving him. I’ll consider any alpha as long as he is going to make me forget my life and take me away with him.
 
Candace Havens, Editorial Director

Super alpha heroes and the women who can go toe-to-toe with them.
Wish fulfillment stories with kind-hearted, but ruthless-in-business billionaires.

Erin Molta, Senior Editor

For either Scandalous or Select Historical, I am looking for adventure romances about Vikings!

I’d especially like something about the Shield Maiden who meets her match in the Jarl. The Norseman and his Shield Maiden or The Shield Maiden and Her Man… Perhaps it is time for The Shield Maiden to find a man—but who will satisfy her who can break down the walls around her heart?
Something like Vikings on the History Channel, but without the brutal violence. Or a trio of Ragnar-like brothers each meet their soulmates in very different women—what category romances those would be for Scandalous!

Heather Howland, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director

Bold, high-concept YA with a thread of romance running throughout. I’d particularly like a dangerous thriller set amongst normal teens. Hook me with one sentence, and I’m yours!
Memorable single-title romantic comedies that’ll make me laugh, cry, and swoon. I’ll also consider category romance that fits this bill.
Twists on tropes that feel fun. Of particular interest: blue-collar heroes, fake relationship, wrong bed, best friends to lovers. No angsty, abusive backstories, please.
Teen twists on fairytales set in high school for our Crush and Crave imprints.

Jenn Mishler, Senior Editor

For Crush & Crave (category YA romance), looking for contemporary romance, steampunk, and dark humor.
For Embrace, Post-college, navigating the new ways of modern of dating (Tinder/Okcupid), fantasy, and suspense.
For Bliss, small town, local hero, opposites attract, and enemies to lovers

Karen Grove, Senior Editor

Snarky and funny main characters with heart. The quirkier the better. Bonus points for witty banter.
For Embrace, recent college graduate pounding the pavement in search of a job, living with friends, temping, happy hours…all those “new” experiences. A plus if they’ve gone from small town to big city and are feeling like a fish out of water.
Would love me sexy EMTs or firemen (fire academy for NA) for any line
YA sports romance featuring a Junior hockey team—and the guys who leave their US homes at 16 to live with host families (usually in Canada) to improve their game.

Kate Brauning, Senior Editor

In both YA and adult, I’m looking for rural survival/suspense stories, a high-tension best-friends-to-lovers romance, a fake relationship romance, and some really great holiday stories. Diversity on every level, complex family relationships, sibling friendship, female friendship, thrillers, and stories blending literary and commercial styles will always catch my eye.

Lydia Sharp, Editor

Thrilling romantic YA sci-fi and fantasy.
“Typical” stories and characters with an atypical twist. For example, instead of a Robin Hood character give me a Sheriff of Nottingham type who believes he’s doing the right thing by hunting outlaws. Or better yet, give me both and have them fall in love. Whatever your story or genre, give me “the same thing, only different.”

Nina Bruhns, Senior Editor

Exciting voices for the new Scorched erotic romance line. She prefers stories to be in third-person, centered on one couple, with a tone of arousing sensuality.

Stephen Morgan, Senior Editor

Teen Crushes that are set in the hallways of a regular high school and focus on the tropes of enemies to lovers, fake relationship, or revenge.
Brazens and Lovestrucks that feature crackling banter and fresh spins on popular tropes, preferably with overprotective heroes.

Suzanne Evans, Associate Editor

Teen contemporary that deals with tough, real-world issues.
Teen paranormal set in high school.
Adult historical—especially with hot Vikings!
Adult contemporary with characters I can fall in love with.

Theresa Cole, Editor

Blue-collar heroes (firefighters, carpenters, cops, etc.)​ Any imprint, but I’d love to see a paranormal cowboy series.
Heroines in unconventional roles (pirates, assassins, thieves, etc.)​, preferably with a paranormal or sci-fi spin, YA or adult!
A dark, gritty series full of hot-as-hell shifters for the Otherworld line. Send me all the shifters!

Tracy Montoya, Senior Editor

Contemporary category romance across all lines, YA, and NA. Looking for strong heroines and fresh twists on proven tropes such as enemies-to-lovers, mistaken identity, opposites attract, fractured fairy tales, unique fake relationships, and more. Still would love to see a fun time-travel, emotional vampire, or fish-out-of-water romance.

Wendy Chen, Editor

Contemporary category romance at any heat level, as long as the emotional relationship is driving the story. I’d love to see a hero in uniform, a surprise baby, and exotic locales, with proven tropes. I love relationship of convenience and enemies to lovers stories—give me an original twist on a classic story line and I’ll be hooked!

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