Excerpt Blitz: A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE by Mary Ann Marlowe

Today, I’m excited to share with you an excerpt from A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE, the second book in Mary Ann Marlowe’s Flirting with Fame series. I was lucky enough to get to read an early draft of this book, and I adored it. I’m so glad that it’s going to be a book I can […]

NoQS Wrap-up

HUGE thanks to the agents, mentors, entrants who helped make Nightmare on Query Street a success. With 19 requests for the Monsters, 31 for the Legions, and 39 for the Minions. For those who want stats, here’s a blog breakdown:   Monsters Screams:2 Shrieks:8 Shivers:7 Total: 19 requests Minions Screams:10 Shrieks:23 Shivers:6 Total: 39 Legions […]

The NoQS Agent Round is Here!

Time for the shivers, shrieks and screams to begin! Following this post, you’ll find the 14 members of Laura’s Legions. Agents, you can head over to Michelle’s and Mike’s blogs as well to make more requests.  Only agents are allowed to comment. IMPORTANT NOTE: Opera and Safari Browsers may NOT allow you to comment. Using another browser is HIGHLY recommended. If you have […]

NoQS Adult Women’s Fiction: CURTAIN RISING

Title: CURTAIN RISING Genre: Adult Women’s Fiction Word Count: 105,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as:  The protagonist Missy has always done anything to support her family. Upon uncovering that her father Jack hid her adoption and that her real mother is alive, Missy decides it’s time to break free of her dad’s shackles. In […]

NoQS Adult Historical: A COUNTESS BETRAYED

Title: A COUNTESS BETRAYEDGenre: Adult HistoricalWord Count: 98,000  My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Royalty. One thing Elizabeth and her cousin Thurzó both have in common is how highly they regard their positions in the nobility while dreaming of having more power. Both dread sinking in status and becoming lesser than their peers. They would love […]

NoQS Adult Fantasy: GETTING BACK

Title: GETTING BACK Genre: Adult Fantasy Word Count: 72,000 My MC and MA are dressed as: Diana would refuse to dress up for Halloween, so she’d go as herself, a queen. However, Calla’s passive ambitions would drive her to dress up in a queen costume, crown and all. Calla would eat up the look on Diana’s face if […]

NOQS Adult Speculative Fiction: POPULIST

Title: POPULIST Genre: Adult Speculative Fiction Word Count: 102,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Greg is dressed as Donald Trump. His wheat-colored wig keeps slipping off of his head, and the orange makeup causes him to sweat. Even though he hates politics, he can’t resist an opportunity to provoke others. The antagonist, Malcolm, contends with […]

NoQS YA Contemporary: DENALI SUMMER

Title: DENALI SUMMER Genre: Contemporary YA   Word Count: 71,000My MC & MP are dressed as:  Mama always made us girls coordinate for Halloween. Let my brothers do what they wanted—of course she did. But from my very first Halloween, three-month-old me is stuffed into an ETBU cheerleader onesie that matched the two-piece versions donned by the twins […]

NoQS Adult SF: THE CAMP

Title: THE CAMP Genre: Adult Science Fiction Word Count: 94,000 My MC and MA are dressed as: Celia, the main character, is terrible at picking costumes but she found a ridiculous blue pinafore at a second-hand shop. In a stroke of genius, she decided to go to the party as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. At the […]

NoQS YA Contemporary: LOTUS ISLAND

Title: LOTUS ISLANDGenre: Young Adult Contemporary RomanceWord Count: 70,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Despite having the huge desire to repeat her Ms. Frizzle costume from last year (her favorite ever), Lucy would be talked into a team dress-up with her best friend, Rachael, who comes up with the more daring costumes. It would […]

NoQS Adult Contemporary Romance: DISTRACTED

Title: DISTRACTEDGenre: Adult Contemporary RomanceWord Count: 80,000 My MC and MA are dressed as: Although Jackson mandated that the team would all dress as characters from popular videogame Halo, and assigned Alicia the Cortana character, there’s no way she’s going to wear skintight blue spandex in front of her all-male team. Instead, she dresses as Master Chief Petty Officer […]

NoQS YA Thriller: FLASHES

Title: FLASHES Genre: YA Thriller, Own Voices Word Count: 71,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Levi, being a huge horror movie fan, would opt to pay homage to Freddy Krueger.  He would wear Freddy’s classic red and green striped sweater, but would forego his trademark hat and gloves, and any sort of mask.  The […]