Here’s your list of fellow “single” writers searching for a CP! These will be arranged alphabetically by first name on the 22nd and every two days following. That way, if you come check the list again in two days, you can see who was recently added.
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New entries are marked with an asterisk. More entries will be posted on the 28th.
To protect the kingdom he’s sworn to serve, Morgan McRobbie must become its worst enemy.
—Keith Willis‘s TRAITOR KNIGHT, adult, 124K
In the 12th century, time-traveling musicians must save their kidnapped sister from almost certain marriage.
—Lara Willard‘s ROBIN EVANS AND THE WORLD SONG, adult, 65K
One girl’s magic makes her an outlaw from her own people, and she must join with those who burned her home in order to save herself. (Note: MC is a teen, but there are multiple POVs)
—Mary W. Jensen‘s FEY MOON, adult, 98K
A gangster in a heathen port city learns that he’s becoming a god, only to find out that they die too.
—Justin D. Herd‘s OF GODS AND MADNESS: THE FAITHFUL, adult, 85K
When twenty-year-old Aidelle smashes a timepiece as her fiancé leaves her, sealing herself in a timeless reality, she must cross the volatile ‘timestreams’ to rewrite their argument or be erased from existence.
—Alexandrina Brant‘s WHEN THE CLOCK BROKE, adult, 80K
A slave and a prince work together to catch a murderer and find themselves falling (illegally) in love along the way.
—Melanie DeWitt‘s DUSTRIEL’S BLESSING, adult, 74K
In Mithos, where True Love is the strongest form of black magic, Martia must make a choice—kill her other half or submit to their wild new power.
—Tiffanie Lynn‘s THE SINNER ROSE, adult, 90K
Beta tried to forget the alien freaks that took her. But they aren’t having that. To survive she needs to remember what they did to her—fast, or risk everything she loves.
—Colleen Myers‘s CAN’T FORGET, new adult, 65K
Historical Fiction or Historical Romance
Forgotten silent film star Hester Carmella chronicles her rise to fame in 1920s Hollywood, her career given an unexpected boost when her sister is brutally attacked by the future Black Dahlia killer.
—Erin Foster Hartley‘s HOT TAMALE: THE LOST MEMOIRS OF HESTER CARMELLA, adult, 98K
The tangled love story of a tortured hero who must choose between letting go of the pain of his past, and the love of a woman he tried so hard to hate. WWI Europe.
—Sarah Bailey‘s ALONG CAME RUTH, adult, 71K
A family sacrifices everything, including each other, in order to build the Brooklyn Bridge.
—Tracey Wood‘s A BRIDGE BETWEEN US, adult, 78K
Treating his invention of a time machine like a superpower, Horatio becomes The Forever Man and returns to Belfast of 1909 to prevent the Titanic disaster—before the ship even sets sail.
—SM Rose‘s THE FOREVER MAN: THE BELFAST MISSION, adult, 107K
Romantic Comedy Crime Solvers & Fighters
Texan Colt Ryder uncovers a cryptic letter in Dublin Castle and the hunt for the Irish Crown Jewels is on!
—Anne Lipton‘s THE EMERALD EYE, adult, 76K
Single mom/artist/house-cleaner Jules must uncover how her deeply unpopular boss Ray ended up in a tote filled with bloody fish and slush, hopefully without ending up in a fish tote herself, a challenge for someone with her testy disposition and abrasive personality.
—Diane Carley‘s THE PROBLEM WITH RAY, adult, 73K
Other Genres, Either Funny or Romantic
When Diggs, a physically unfit graphic artist, unwittingly signs himself up to run a half marathon, it pits him not only to accomplish the training and finish the race, but to save his town from extinction.
—Alden Gilroy‘s NA Contemporary LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME, 79K
Every book has a story to tell, separate from the one written on its pages.
—Ashley Brannan‘s Adult Contemporary (w/ paranormal elements) SILVERTHORNE AND BLOOM USED BOOKS, 80K
Monsters versus Mobsters versus Monsters in 1929 New England.
—D.R. Perry‘s Historical Paranormal THE CHANGED, NA, 74K
Fresh from a breakup, Michelle Fortes moves to France to heal her broken heart with cheese and wine, but instead finds culture shock, medical mysteries, and her wildest fantasies come true in Alexandre.
—Elle Marr‘s Romantic Mystery HEARTS IN ROUEN, NA, 76K
A duffel bag of money found under the floorboards of a double-wide trailer funds Mara’s fresh start, but when her past and her present begin to overlap, Mara is forced to face the lies she’s been telling and the dangerous man that’s hunting her down.
—Jillian B. Paige‘s Contemporary Romance THE LAST BITTER WORD, NA, 61K
While hoping to find a cure for a sexually-transmitted disease, Scarlett, a university student, has to avoid becoming sexual prey to a professor. A retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.
—Jo Wu‘s Steampunk Fantasy PLAYING PREDATOR, NA, 85K
An angel-museum curator is drawn into the secret world of a real winged warrior she is forbidden to desire.
—Kimberly Cooper‘s Paranormal Romance THE SKYRIDERS: RISE OF THE SUNBIRD, adult, 80K
Astrid just had the best day of her life with Theo, the man of her dreams, but a day later she has completely forgotten him.
—Margarita Montimore’s Upmarket Contemporary AWAKE AND ASTRAY, NA, 91K
Jody’s grandmother burns her own house down with Gramps still inside, and Jody must decide whether her loyalty lies with Gram or with the deceased Gramps.
—Gabby Gilliam‘s Women’s Fiction THE FARMER’S WIFE, Adult, 67K
Ivy knows that she could have avoided the whole scene, shown Adam the door and then quietly and consistently stalked him like good girls do, but quiet desperation just ain’t her style.
— Jessica Boothe Frye‘s Contemporary Romance SOME GIRLS DO, NA, 67K
Twenty-five-year-old doctor in love with her shy, stuttering best friend must overcome her mother’s disdain and his insecurities to live happily-ever-after.
—Shaya Roy‘s Contemporary Romance WWW.PERFECTMATCH.COM, Adult, 82K
LIFE AFTER REDBY is a magical romp through the mind of a deranged ex-soldier reliving her survival in Zombie Hell.
—Kaitlin Caul‘s Thriller LIFE AFTER REDBY, Adult, 74000
Professional demon-hunter Lazarus will take on any challenge, certain that anything he can’t punch through, his beloved boss can guide him around—but this time, his deadliest enemy is the one inside his own mind.
—Melanie Weisberg‘s Urban Fantasy CHAINBREAKER, Adult, 115,500
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