May 2016 Wish List

May 3, 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 Indulgence, Scandalous, or our single-title historical list.
  • 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.
  • I’m happy to review all kinds of historical stories if authors are looking for a new home for their ideas.

 

Heather Howland, Associate Publisher

  • Powerful, emotional, and hot contemporary NA. Alpha heroes with heart and lightning-quick banter are musts. I want to fall in love, laugh, and cry all at once.
  • A 1st person POV Brazen series. Take it back to Brazen’s roots with lickable heroes, angst that doesn’t take itself seriously, and tropes twisted in truly memorable fashion. Bring the heat—but don’t forget to create characters we’ll never forget!
  • 80’s-movie style YA romance set in high school for Crush. Scowling boys are a major plus, so give me all of those.
  • Single title romance with any—or all—of the above (especially scowling boys/men).

 

Heidi Shoham, Editorial Director

  • I’m looking for relatable, likable heroines, and strong, sexy heroes. Rough and ready guys with questionable pasts…apply here!
  • I’m interested in authentic characters handling complicated situations, loads of emotional depth, and real conflict. I’m a fan of angst and also love fun and flirty voices, smart and witty banter is sexy. (Think Dean Winchester for a perfect example of angsty/witty/sexy)
  • I love cowboys, military men, small-town romances. I’m looking for the tried and true and something new and different…twist that old favorite.

 

Jenn Mishler, Senior Editor

  • I’m looking for a YA thriller that makes me turn the pages quickly. Fantasy that has its heroines not as long lost princesses or powerful sorcerers, but as warriors, scouts, and spymasters. Think Tamora Pierce or Sherwood Smith.
  • Also looking for edgier YA contemporary romance for Crush.

 

Karen Grove, Senior Editor

  • Looking for an NA that takes place in a tight-knit working community, i.e. military academy, coast guard training, fire academy, police academy, med school, SEAL training, etc. Where work, play, and free time are all spent in that world.
  • A fish-out-of-water romantic comedy that brings two unlikely people together. Bonus points if you can make me both laugh and cry.
  • A forced proximity romantic suspense involving special forces, bodyguard, or protective detail of some sort. High tension, high stakes, high romantic conflict.

 

Kate Brauning, Senior Editor

  • High concept, big hook, fast-paced YA/NA of any genre, particularly local disaster stories, antihero stories, and thrillersAnything like The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, or The 5th Wave.
  • Charming, heartfelt YA & NA of any genre, particularly dealing with sibling relationships, careers/passions, and complex friendships, such as This Song Will Save Your Lifeby Leila Sales, The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, and Everything Leads To You by Nina Lacour
  • Sweet to spicy adult romance that revolves around clever and unusual meet-cutes, especially with small-town or rural settings. Think the adult romance version of Gilmore Girls or Friday Night Lights 
  • Erotica across the genres for our Scorched imprint with unusual settings, non-abusive pasts, and a strong character journey.

 

Lydia Sharp, Editor

  • I’d love to see a contemporary mystery/thriller/suspense in YA, with a strong couple that goes toe to toe with each other at every turn and a twisty high stakes plot. A light sci-fi element is okay, but not necessary, and witty banter is a big plus!

 

Stacy Abrams, Executive Editorial Director

  • Interested in finding a unique take on a historical YA, either for Crave (category romance) or Teen print. Should be an intriguing time in history and have a clear tie-in to curriculum, but should be much more about the characters and the romance than focusing too much on historical details. Accessible to a wide readership, too. Something like Code Name Verity.
  • Accessible fantasy, again for either Crave or print. Voices similar to Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, or Cassandra Clare. Looking for unique worlds and, above all, a unique voice and can’t-put-it-down plot. Strong, willful heroines a plus.

 

Suzanne Evans, Associate Editor

  • Teen paranormal set in high school.
  • Adult fantasy and paranormal with lovable characters and deep worldbuilding.
  • Historical (especially with hot Vikings)

 

Theresa Cole, Editor

  • I’m a total sucker for the opposites attract, brother’s best friend, and fish out of water tropes. Make me laugh, cry, or both!
  • I would love to see some alpha heroes with heroines who take control and make them weak in the knees.
  • And I’m looking for blue-collar heroes, heroines in unconventional roles, and a dark, gritty single-title series full of hot-as-hell shifters.

 

Tracy Montoya, Senior Editor

  • Fresh, fun category romance–particularly for Indulgence, Lovestruck, Brazen, or Ignite. Go big: make me laugh, make me cry, or make me bite my nails!
  • Memorable, high-concept NA or YA with strong, smart heroines.
  • Would love to see some alpha men in uniform, adult or college-level football players, and enemies-to-lovers stories.

 

Wendy Chen, Editor

  • Wendy Chen loves contemporary romance at any heat level, as long as the emotional relationship is driving the story. I love alpha heroes and also guy-next-door hotties. Conflicts driven by relationship of convenience and enemies to lovers stories are favorite tropes.

 

 

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  1. Kate

    Would you be interested in a romance set in 1940’s Hollywood? Would that be considered historical?

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