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autumnjoy
08-30-2010, 04:52 AM
It's a paranormal (mermaid-human) dark romance, approx. 30,000 words. Never had a beta, so this will be new for me. Looking for a quick read-over with any opinions, impressions you may have, any problems that leap out at you, etc, but if any minor things get to you (grammar) would love to know that too. Dark themes (rape) but no actual sex between MC's, some language, etc.

Hoping to submit to a publisher such as Samhain, Loose ID...

Blurb:

Over the centuries, mermaids and their siren call have lured many men at sea to their deaths.

Maggie is a mermaid who's fallen in love with a human man from afar, yet she's determined to shun her siren ways and love Rich rather than harm him.

But when Maggie's sister Vivien reveals her intent to lure Rich into the water and ignite Maggie's instincts to kill, Rich comes up with dangerous plans of his own.

Will love drown in a storm of rage, grief, and fear, or will love find a way to calm these troubled waters?

BarbaraSheridan
08-31-2010, 04:05 AM
Dark themes (rape) but no actual sex between MC's, some language, etc.....Hoping to submit to a publisher such as Samhain, Loose ID...

Loose Id is going to want sex between your MCs, the hotter the better. Haven't pubbed with Samhain in some time so I'm not sure what all they'll take in terms of sexual content or lack thereof.

autumnjoy
08-31-2010, 04:48 AM
Thank you, Barbara.