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PW2019 Adult #16: LOVE AND LIKES (Women’s Fiction Romantic Comedy)
Mentee:
Falon Ballard
Mentored by:
Alexa Martin and Suzanne Park
Book Title:
LOVE AND LIKES
Category:
Adult
Genre:
Women's Fiction Romantic Comedy
Word Count:
91,000

Pitch:

SEX AND THE CITY IN THE INSTAGRAM AGE

Social media influencer Evie Stanton lives her whole (staged and edited) life for the world to see 24/7. But when she meets Oliver James—a super sexy celeb who likes to keep his private life private—she has to decide what’s more important to the REAL Evie: likes online or love IRL.

 

Excerpt:

Wonder Woman is yelling at me.

“Smize, Evie!” she commands. “We need to get this shot.”

“I’m posing my ass off over here. It’s not my fault you can’t get the angle right.” I roll my definitely not smiling eyes and throw a pillow at my best friend Jess, currently directing me from behind a tiny plastic version of the fierce warrior princess.

Jess ducks, the pillow barely ruffling her hot pink ombre hair. “Maybe it’s because this whole set up is just weird. I mean, who leaves a cup of coffee sitting on top of white sheets?” She chucks my Wonder Woman action figure at me.

I bat Diana down to the floor before she can mess up the perfectly staged scene on my bed. “Dude, watch it.” I adjust the wood tray holding a perfectly poured latte, a small vase of flowers, and the latest contemporary romance release from one of my favorite authors.

“Why you even own a Wonder Woman doll is beyond me,” Jess says.

Trying to catch the light while avoiding shadows, also trying to annoy Jess as much as possible, I turn the tray one millimeter to the right.

The faux photo shutter sound of my iPhone clicks around me while I hold my pose: my arms wrapped around my knees, knees tucked into my chest. Super casual and natural. Totally how I always sit on my bed in the middle of the afternoon.

13 responses to “PW2019 Adult #16: LOVE AND LIKES (Women’s Fiction Romantic Comedy)”

  1. Kim Lionetti says:

    Hi Falon: This sounds fun! I’d love to see the synopsis and full manuscript. Please upload them here: QueryMe.online/KimLionetti/PitchWars. Can’t wait to read! – Kim

  2. Eva Scalzo says:

    Hi, this sounds intriguing. Please submit query + first 3 chapters to QueryMe.online/evascalzo/PitchWars.

  3. Sabrina Taitz says:

    Would love to read more. Please send your query letter + full manuscript in PDF format to staitz@wmeagency.com – thank you! – Sabrina Taitz @ WME

  4. Hi Falon, I’d be happy to take a look at LOVE AND LIKES. If you wish, please send me a Word file of the synopsis and first three chapters as an email attachment: rosenberglitsubmit@icloud.com
    I generally run three – six weeks to respond to a partial, but sometimes I am able to jump right on a submission, timing is (almost) everything.
    Good luck with your Pitch Wars entry.
    Barbara Collins Rosenberg
    @RosenbergLit

  5. REBECCA STRAUSS says:

    What a fun and engaging voice! I’d love to read more. Please put ‘Pitch Wars Requested’ in your subject line and send the full manuscript and query letter to me at rebecca@defliterary.com. Ms can be an attachment. Thanks so much!

  6. Kiana Nguyen says:

    Hiyah, Falon! I’d love to see a full of LOVE AND LIKES! Please send the query and an attachment of the full to knguyen@maassagency.com. Include the query in the email and first page of attachment. Please use the subject: PW 2020: TITLE. Thank you!

  7. Dana Murphy says:

    LOVE a norm and a celebrity love story! Please send the first 50pgs and a query letter to submissions@thebookgroup.com, with my name in the subject line and #PitchWars somewhere in the body of the email.

    Looking forward to reading. Good Luck!

  8. Ashley Blake says:

    Hi Fallon, I’d love to see the first three chapters of this! Query me at ashley@reesagency.com and put QUERY in the subject. I hope to hear from you soon.

  9. Maggie Cooper says:

    Dear Falon,

    As someone who has spent too much time contemplating the cup-of-coffee-on-white-sheets problem *and also* carefully composing her own flat lays, I’m hooked. I’d love for you to send a full manuscript—you can email me at mcooper@aevitascreative.com.

    Yours in smizing,
    Maggie

  10. Hannah VanVels says:

    This sounds great, and I’d love to take a look at a partial. Please upload the first 50 pages to: QueryMe.online/MarisaCorvisiero/PitchWars

    Thanks!
    Hannah VanVels

  11. Carlisle Webber says:

    I’d like to see this! Please send a query letter and 10 pages to carlisle @ fuseliterary .com with the subject PitchWars: TITLE. Thanks!

  12. Jessica Watterson says:

    I would love to see the full of this with synopsis and query pls! send to queryme/online/jessicawatterson/pitchwars. I hope you will send to me! 🙂

  13. I love this so much! Aah! Please send this pitch in the body of an email, synopsis and first fifty pages attached as a Word doc, with Adult PITCHWARS and your title in the subject, to Jennifer@theseymouragency.com.