Sample of a Pitch and Reply from Deb Werksman


Pitch:

January 13, 2016 at 10:45 am

Title: Watcher Untethered
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 92,000 words
Author: Jenny Madore

WATCHER UNTETHERED blends the sultry eroticism of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood with the street-wise complexities of the Sons of Anarchy.

In the shadowed streets of Toronto, there exists a garrison of Nephilim assassins bred to guard the secrecy of the Otherworld and police the feeding quotas of Daemons in the human world. Zander has never questioned his duty—until he meets Austin.

After waking in a warehouse of death, naked and handcuffed to a leather-clad warrior, Austin takes stock. Being blinded as a teenager taught her how to survive, but being bound to Zander and dragged into a world of prophesy and violence, just might be too much to overcome.

With relationships punishable by death and his brothers-in-arms against them, Zander faces the wrath of the Archangels, a Hell-realm in revolt, and Austin being targeted for execution by both sides of the Otherworld.

Watcher Untethered placed 3rd in the 2014 Southwest Florida – Joyce Henderson Contest, judged by Mary Altman of Sourcebooks, and tied for 4th in the 2014 Toronto Romance Writers – The Catherine.

Watcher Untethered is book one of a trilogy.

Reply:

· Deb Werksman says:
January 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm
Hi Jenny, this pitch is thrilling. I wish I’d had better success with demons/angel themes in the romance category. For whatever reason, it seems to be a tough paranormal theme to sell in today’s crowded marketplace. I appreciate your nod to JR Ward, but for the readers, what will make them pick up your book instead of hers? What’s the hook that makes this a “must read”?