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Adult #16: NEVER HAVE I EVER (Romantic Comedy)
Mentee:
Rosie Danan
Mentored by:
Heather Van Fleet and Lana Sloan
Book Title:
Never Have I Ever
Category:
Adult
Genre:
Romantic Comedy
Word Count:
90,000

Pitch:

When a porn star in existential crisis gets stuck with a socially awkward socialite for a roommate, some very inconvenient sparks begin to fly. Together, they’ll risk their hearts—and the wrath of a porn empire—when they launch a steamy website focused entirely on the most taboo of all subjects…women’s pleasure.

 

Excerpt:

When the man of her dreams ran a hand across his devastatingly handsome face and said, “I have to tell you something, and I don’t want you to freak out,” Clara Wheaton considered, for the first time, the alarming possibility that she could get dumped by someone she’d never managed to date.

She cursed her wicked ancestors as she glared at the pineapple-scented air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror of Everett Bloom’s Jeep Wrangler.

No matter how many lines she’d fed her mother’s friends back in Greenwich about “pursuing fresh career opportunities,” she’d moved across the country because part of her believed she stood a chance at winning his heart after fourteen years of pining.

“I rented my room out for the summer,” Everett spit out the words like they burned the inside of his mouth.

“You…you rented your room?” Clara’s response came slowly, comprehension dawning with each carefully articulated syllable. “The one you offered me two weeks ago?” If he wasn’t driving, and her mother hadn’t made her memorize the etiquette of Emily Post in her adolescence, she might have lunged at him.

She’d broken the lease on her apartment in Manhattan, left behind her friends and family, and turned down a curatorial internship at the Guggenheim. All for…nothing?
Even compared to generations of storied Wheaton family scandals, surely this immediate nose-dive of misadventure would claim a land speed record.

12 responses to “Adult #16: NEVER HAVE I EVER (Romantic Comedy)”

  1. I would like to receive a Word document of the first three chapters, a synopsis, and an author bio (including all social media links) as an attachment to an email: rosenberglitsubmit@icloud.com

  2. Tricia Skinner says:

    I’d love to read more. Please send the first 20 pages and your query to http://QueryMe.Online/querytricia. In the “Referral” section, put Pitch Wars 2019. Thanks a bunch!

  3. Jessica Watterson says:

    I would love to see the full of this, sounds right up my alley and so fun! Please submit here: QueryMe.online/JessicaWatterson/Pitchwars and please follow all instructions on how to upload. Thanks!

  4. Melissa Edwards says:

    Hi! I’d love to take a look. Please email the ms. as a double spaced .doc to medwards@stonesong.com. Thank you!

  5. Kaitlyn Johnson says:

    Hi Rosie,

    This sounds deliciously awkward and intriguing. I’d love to see the first 50 pages! Please submit your query, synopsis, and first 50 to http://QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson/Contests. Looking forward to the read!

    Best,
    Kaitlyn Johnson
    Corvisiero Literary Agency

  6. Marlo Berliner says:

    The premise of this sounds interesting! Please submit your query and first 30 pages via my Query Manager: http://QueryMe.Online/marloberliner
    If more than one JDLA agent requests, simply submit to the agent you feel would be the best fit. Be sure to only submit to one JDLA agent at a time. If the first agent passes, you are welcome to try the next.

  7. Amanda Jain says:

    What a great premise! I’d love to read this. Please email your full manuscript as a Word document to ajain@bookendsliterary.com with PitchWars in the subject line. I look forward to reading!

  8. Jessica Errera says:

    Hi Rosie! I’d love to read the full manuscript of NEVER HAVE I EVER if you’d be so kind as to send it as an attachment/Word doc to jerrera(at)janerotrosen(dot)com with your query letter and bio if you have them. Excited to keep reading!

  9. Tess Callero says:

    I’d love to take a look at your work. This sounds insanely fun, and I’m always looking for work with a feminist bent. If you’d like to share with me, you can send the first 50 pages attached as a word doc to tc@cbltd.com Thank you!

  10. Devin Ross says:

    Hi Rosie-I’d love to read the full manuscript. Please send it to dross@newleafliterary.com with “pitch wars request” in the subject line. Excited to read!

  11. Hillary Jacobson says:

    Hi Rosie,

    I would love to read this! Please send the full manuscript as a word document to hjacobson@icmpartners.com.

    My best,
    Hillary

  12. Colleen Oefelein says:

    This looks fun! I’d love to read more! Please see my bio at JDLit.com, and if you’d like, please send your query + synopsis pasted into the body of an email with your full attached to: colleen@adventurewrite.com with the subject, #PitchWars – NEVER HAVE I EVER.

    If more than one agent from The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency requests your manuscript, please feel free to submit to the best fit. If that agent passes, please feel free to query another.

    Thank you and looking forward to reading!
    Colleen Oefelein