Friday, August 30, 2013

Twitter Pitch Party with Entranced!

Hey all you lovely ladies and gents! Entranced is looking for the next new steamy romance author, and that could be you! This is how it's gonna happen.

Entranced will be hosting a Twitter Pitch party with the hashtag #FridayRomance on Sept 6th. So, if you have a fully finished, ready to go, adult romance then brush up your Twitter Pitches because they want to see it. All you need to do is come up with a pitch and end it with #FridayRomance and follow @Entrancedpub. Acquiring editors will be watching ready to make requests.

There is an added bonus here. Some of the authors for Entranced (including myself) have jumped on board to help you make those pitches shine. Just leave your pitch, in the comments section. I will review them and make suggestions on how to grab the publishers attention. If you are unsure about a pitch, leave a small blurb and we'll see what we can come up with. :)

I got my contract with Entranced on a Twitter Pitch party much like this one. So it CAN be done. We are standing by waiting to help you.

If you have any questions, just let me know. Don't be shy.

J.E. Shannon
Author of Awakenings


  1. Hello! I followed this from Writer Unboxed on FB. So, here is my pitch and I absolutely would love your suggestions to make it better:

    When sexy Fallen Angel Dantanian seduces twenty-two year old Sidney, she doesn't count on her DNA morphing with his Angelic mojo or being roped into following him into Hell in order to fulfill a prophecy to stop the impending Apocalypse.

  2. Awesome! Let's get to work. First off, if you're interested in the Twitter Pitch party then this will need to be shortened into a 126 character pitch. Sounds crazy, but it works.

    Second, let's clear up some confusion. I'm not sure what you mean by her DNA morphing with his angelic mojo. Does it change her DNA? Is she pregnant? It sounds important to the story, so I want to clarify what you mean by that before we move forward.

  3. Hmm,yeah I wasn't quite sure how to word the DNA bit. In the book, Dantanian reveals to her that she is Nephilim (part Angel) and when they have sex it allows them to share their life forces/essences. His energy changes her Angelic DNA, making her even more Angel-like than she was before. It enhances powers she already had and it also changes her physically somewhat (her features become sharper, eye color deepens, she is stronger).

  4. One more clarification. Is this story told from Sidney's perspective or Dantanian's?

    If it's from Sidney's then this is what I'd suggest. :

    One steamy night with Fallen Angel Dantanian leads Sydney to the truth about herself. Now they must face Hell to save us all #fridayromance

  5. Aaand I just realized I spelled her name wrong in that pitch! I'm reading another book with a Sydney, so I guess it just showed through.

    Or how about this:

    #fridayromance Sidney & Fallen Angel Dantanian never thought a hot night together would begin a journey into Hell to stop a war. But it did.

  6. It is told from Sidney's POV mostly. I like the first one, I can totally work with that. Thank you!

  7. Out of curiosity, regarding the 126 characters in the tweet- do spaces count? And does the #fridayromance count in the 126?

  8. First off this totally sounds like my kind of story! Hot.

    I like J.E's line about finding the truth about herself. Actually, I think that pitch in general works really well.

    Sidney's sexy new lover is a fallen angel, but that surprise is tame compared to the ones still to come.#FridayRomance

  9. Yes spaces count and Twitter allows 140 characters, so the 126 is the characters you can use for your pitch.

  10. Thank you for all of your help! So, is there a certain time for the Twitter pitch party or is it an all day thing?

  11. Hi! I'm late to the party! I love what these ladies have suggested for you Jenny! Here's just another option:

    Sex with the right man can change your life. A night w/a Fallen Angel & Sidney learns some men can take you straight to hell. #fridayromance

  12. Okay, I have never used Twitter before and I am having trouble figuring out how to post the dang tweet! It runs out of characters when I try to add the #fridayromance. I know, I'm a techy dunce, but

    1. OH! You don't have to include @EntrancedPub in your tweet. Just copy the pitch you want to use and paste it (including the hashtag). Editors are following #FridayRomance so they'll see it for sure!

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  14. Danielle is right. All you have to do is add the hashtag #Fridayromance and they will be able to see it. Don't forget, you need to follow @EntrancedPub to qualify. If you have any questions tweet me @JEShannonauthor. Good luck! I'll be looking for your pitch.

    Helpful hint: On my computer it tells me how many characters I am typing when I use Twitter, look for that. Sorry it took me so long to reply! I just got the email notification that I had a new comment!

  15. Also, you can do a search for #fridayromance. It will show you all the pitches that have been done today and that can help too!

  16. Thank you Danielle! And thank you, also, Jennifer:) Can't wait to see how it all turns out!