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When two strangers are thrown together in a strange city during an unexpected snowstorm, the chemistry between them is undeniable. The two wait out the blizzard in each other’s arms, their passion generating enough heat to ward off the worst winter storm.

Amanda Isaacson has dedicated her life to improving the health and well-being of teen girls. Despite the troubled teens she cares for, and their heart-breaking stories, she remains a romantic at heart. Mason Callahan’s belief in happily ever after ended the day his wife abandoned her family.

Months after their dalliance, Amanda’s partner talks her into taking a new teen into the program. To everyone’s shock, Mason is the parent of the teen and he is not about to allow his daughter to be treated by the woman he spent hours getting to know as intimately as possible. Amanda has her own worries that her decision to indulge in her short-term romance with Mason will destroy her career and her unique medical program, harming the teens she’s worked so hard to help heal.

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Angela K. Roe always delivers on her promise of a satisfying love story.” Laura Taylor 6-Time R.T. Award Winner, 2-Time MAGGIE Award Winner, & RWA RITA Finalist

Angela Roe manages to create a very sweet romance and makes the weather another character in the book.“-Chris Redding, author of A View to a Kilt

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Angela began writing as an escape from the teasing and torment of two older brothers. During her teen years, her stories turned from revenge to romance, and she never looked back. She worked as a business owner, running a daycare center, and then moved to the mortgage industry where she closed refinance and renovation loans for one of the nation’s premier banks, but all the while her passion remained in writing romance.

Aside from a year spent in Nashville, Angela and her family are Midwesterners, through and through, and live in Iowa. Her love of snow may not be popular, but it often inspires romantic scenes found throughout her books.

Submissions: Alchemy’s Dark Secrets

Clockwork_Tale-2x3Echelon Press is pleased to announce that we are now seeking queries for a new Steampunk anthology to be published in June 2014. With the release of “Her Majesty’s Mysterious Conveyance,” and the recent bestselling success of “Once Upon a Clockwork Tale,” we proudly offer this new opportunity for Steampunk authors.

The 2014 anthology will be entitled “Alchemy’s Dark Secrets,” and feature four carefully selected stories that effectively tell the scintillating tale of murder, mystery, or mayhem There need not be a murder as long as a mystery of some sort is solved) set into a solid Steampunk theme. Please note that Echelon is NOT looking for any stories that include vampires, werewolves, zombies, or other creepy entities–humans and automatons only. We will include straight mysteries that lean toward the cozy side. This anthology will be published in both print and electronic formats.

Her_Majesty-2x3Please send your queries, with a complete marketing strategy, to echelonpress@gmail.com no later than midnight July 15, 2013. Four queries that indicate a strong understanding of the type of stories we are seeking will be acknowledged, a contract provided, and a full manuscript will be requested no later than August 1, 2013. The authors will have until December 15, 2013 to submit their completed stories for editing.

Given that these stories will be contracted before they are written, Echelon Press reserves the right to void any contract with an author it feels cannot fulfill the obligation of writing a complete story within the acceptable premise.

Authors should be aware that completed works is required to be between 15,000 and 20,000 words. There is no additional flexibility in the word count. All works must be suitable for readers 13 and older. This anthology will be published under the Echelon line, but we always strive to reach young readers.

Queries should include the following information: 

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City, State

Web/Blog URL

Twitter ID

Facebook URL

Proposed anthology title

Proposed story outline (no more than 500 words)

Once Upon a Clockwork Tale

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Born into a world where the fairer sex hides coyly behind fans, Winifred is nowhere near the stereotype. She is fearless and passionate about her father’s scientific work. When the King summons him, Winifred is worried. The arrival of her six brothers and the mysterious Amelia and her silent brother offers distraction, but Winifred’s entire world is about to change beyond recognition and it’s up to her to save everyone she loves. 

Hands and Grater

Hands and Grater don’t understand their mother’s unique love for them. For how much love can a machine truly give? As Grimm originally intended, this is a bildungsroman, a tale of two young people coming of age in a time and place filled with danger and joy. The time has come for brother and sister to leave the nest, and learn their true nature, and the nature of their mother.

Bitter Cold

Childhood friends, Kit and Greta, live in an extraordinary place powered by alchemical magic and mechanical wonders. Just when life might offer him favors, Kit is captured by the Snow Queen, a ruthless industrialist, bent on developing her Eternity Engine. Greta must risk everything to save Kit. Can a stubborn young lady best the most powerful woman in the world, with a little alchemy, a lot of luck, and a clockwork reindeer?

The Enchanted Bean

How do you reach a fabled land of giants without any magic beans? Build an airship, of course. A British adventurer takes to the skies seeking wealth and glory, instead he finds ancient gods ruling an oppressive flying kingdom. With the help of their allies, these former masters of men want to replant the World Tree and rebuild their war machines. To stop the sky from falling, our hero will have to do more than chop down a beanstalk.

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The Wrong Guy by Claudia Whitsitt

Wrong_Guy-highIt’s 1969. Catholic girls are a species of their own.

When Katie Hayes arrives at Eastern Michigan University, where a serial killer has brutally raped and murdered seven young women, she arms herself with a rosary and her Nancy Drew books. Yes, she’s a bit naïve. But her transition to college life is picture perfect. In her roommate, she finds the sister she never had. And in her speech class, she meets the man of her dreams. Then the unthinkable happens—Katie becomes the victim of a brutal crime, and her life begins to unravel. A crazed kidnapper is back on campus, and Katie finds herself not only in the middle of the investigation, but considered a possible suspect. On the heels of inconsolable loss, Katie begins to understand she is the intended target. As she realizes her life and the lives of the ones she loves are at risk, her Nancy Drew persona takes over. She is hell bent on trapping the perpetrator and making sure the man behind bars isn’t The Wrong Guy.

Author Name: Claudia Teal Whitsitt
Title: The Wrong Guy
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 274
ISBN: 978-1-59080-723-1                  1-59080-723-5
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Talon’s Heart by Caroline Bourne

She is Talon Rose, half-blood daughter of a Comanche chief and a white captive. As an outlaw who prides herself on never having killed, she rides the Arizona badlands with Mexican bandits, rustling livestock to sell south of the border, and eludes a “hang on sight” order. . . until a US Marshal captures her. Taken to an American army camp deep in the Huachuca Mountains and forced to scout with Apaches, she is soon caught in a triangle wrought with desire.

John Nightwing, the Apache Chief of Scouts, proud and determined.

Major Laine Taylor, Officer of Scouts and a genteel Southern gentleman, stubborn and equally determined.

Talon’s heart is captured between the two equally imposing men, but only one can gain her undying love and devotion. Torn between her heritage and her heart, Talon Rose battles the demons of the world as fiercely as the ones within herself. But her struggle is not the only one, two desperate suitors face off in a passionate battle that may cost one man not only his heart, but also his life.

“Ms. Bourne weaves a splendid tale with the grace a historical romance deserves.” –Ellis Vidler, author of Cold Comfort

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Author Name: Caroline Bourne
Title: Talon’s Heart
Page Count: 380
ISBN: 9781590808474
Price: $15.99 US $16.99 CAN
Genre: Historical Romance

Meet Caroline Bourne:

Caroline Bourne was born in Southampton, England to an American father and an English mother. Spending only seven months in England, she grew up in the small southern town of Lecompte, Louisiana, in between transfers to Army posts in Texas and Arkansas with her Army father. She was an avid horse lover and spent many hours on horseback, riding with a group of friends on weekends. Graduating from Lecompte High School in 1965 she went on to spend two years in the United States Marine Corps, being honorably discharged as a Corporal E-4 in 1967. Returning to Louisiana, she went to work for a local newspaper, the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, eventually married and had two daughters, Kristen and Kimberly. Her first novel was published in 1984 by Kensington and twelve others, plus a co-authorship and two contributions to anthologies followed. As the years passed, she worked for lawyers and judges, and eventually moved to Indiana to be near her sister. For the past fifteen years she has worked for a Southern Indiana police department. Today, she is the grandmother of six granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Deceptions by Sean Hayden (Finally On Sale!)

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The great State of California has elected themselves a new governor…and he’s a vampire!

Many hope it will bring some peace between the humans and vampires. Many don’t, which could be the reason someone is trying to kill him. Knowing they can’t protect him from supernatural terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security turns to the only people who can, the FBI. More importantly, their only vampire agent.

Ashlyn may be Governor Greer’s only hope, but can she keep him alive without starting a war of her own?

When the lines become blurred and it becomes difficult to separate her enemies from her allies, Ashlyn may end up doing just that.

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Author Name: Sean Hayden
Title: Deceptions
Series: A Demonkin Novel Book 2
Word Count: 73697 / 237
ISBN: eBook 9781590808719
Price: $2.99
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Meet Sean Hayden:

Born the son of a fire chief, Sean naturally developed a love of playing with fire. His family and friends quickly found other outlets for his destructive creativity. Writing is his latest endeavor.

Always a fan of the macabre, mythical, and magical, Sean found a love of urban fantasy and horror. After writing several novels in this genre, he found, fell in love with, and immersed himself in steampunk. He has always wanted to rewrite history and steampunk gave him that opportunity.

Sean currently lives in Florida as a fiber-optic engineer as well as an author. He was blessed with the two most amazing children he could ever hope for, has met the absolute love of his life, who coincidentally is his partner in everything. His hobbies include grand designs on world domination as well as a starring role in his own television sitcom.

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In the Midnight Hour by Reggie Ridgway (On Sale Now)

Doctor Jonathan Anderson is having the worst day of his life.

Forced to resign from his prestigious position as chief of surgery, he goes home to find his wife in bed with another man. On the brink of suicide, his wife tries to wrestle the gun from him and is accidentally killed. Convicted for her murder, he finds himself in prison, but after managing to escape, he ends up in the same hospital he ran, this time as a patient.

Hell-bent, Anderson seeks revenge on those responsible for ruining his life. Things are not as they should be, and a series of murders ups the stakes, but despite the work of two committed hospital employees and the investigating detective, the identity of the murderer and the motive for the heinous crimes may come too late to save any of them.

“A fast paced thriller with good story points and characters which are believable and worth reading about.” Author Scott Nicholson says. “You won’t want to go to the hospital again after reading In the Midnight Hour.”

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Reggie Ridgway is an author who lives in Lake Isabella, California. He draws from his experience as a military medic and an x-ray technologist. He is currently a full time writer and enjoys reading, writing, and blogging. He lives with his wife in a house on a mountain overlooking a scenic lake for his inspiration. He likes to write in the style of Robin Cook and Peter Clement.

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Title: In the Midnight Hour
Author: Reggie Ridgway
Word Count: 80,483
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781590808795
Price: 2.99
Genre: Medical Thriller
Target Audience (Ages): 18 and above

A Human Element by Donna Galanti (Buy Now!)

One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her special healing powers, there is nothing she can do to stop it. The killer haunts her dreams and leaves cryptic notes advising her to use her powers to save herself because she’s next.

Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to her hometown and the site of a crashed meteorite. There she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a mad man, they unravel a frightening mystery that binds them together.

But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts her relationship with Ben in jeopardy and her pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to the stranger and she has two choices – redeem him or kill him.

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Author Name: Donna Galanti
Title: A Human Element
Release Date: March 15, 2012
Word Count: 102, 037
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Genre: Paranormal Suspense

Meet the Author:

Donna Galanti is a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and a regular attendee at the Philadelphia Liars Club Writer’s Coffeehouse. If she couldn’t write she would bike, hike, and kayak every day. She’s also the author of a memoir Letters from BootCamp (iUniverse), written after a stint as a U.S. Navy photographer in Hawaii. She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY Albany and is an entrepreneur at heart with a background in marketing. She operated a resume writing service for years until she closed up shop to write novels. Donna dreamed of being a writer at seven years old when she fell in love with Narnia and Roald Dahl.  She lived in England at the time, attending school in a magical castle where her imagination ran wild in an itchy uniform (bowling hat and tie included). She now lives in Pennsylvania with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse. It has lots of writing nooks, fireplaces and stink bugs, but she’s still wishing for a castle again. Visit her at: www.donnagalanti.com

Judge vs. Nuts by Una Tiers (On Sale Now!)

Fiona Gavelle is living a dismal existence. She works in a dusty law office where she does more secretarial than lawyer work and her husband thinks she should work and keep house simultaneously.

One snowy night, Fiona learns she has been unceremoniously booted from her crummy job, has the final argument with her spouse, leaving her no choice but to move in with her favorite aunt. With little else to do, she drives a friend to the funeral of a judge she saw at a reception. Luck strikes, or does it, when her influential friend finds her a new job and Fiona ends up involved in the probate case of the dead judge.

Before long, Fiona begins to discover things that don’t fit, but blithely moves along trying to focus on building her own law practice. She puts her heart into her work and tries to ignore her personal life, especially the raspy-voiced detective determined to prove the judge was murdered.

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Beginning with Sherlock Holmes, Una Tiers (pen name) loves the twists and turns of mysteries. Initially she planned to be a famous author, (after the veterinary dream died down, that is,) but her father encouraged her to go into business.

The business plan didn’t bode too well and Una studied English literature, Speech and Theater. Later, she followed her new dream of becoming a lawyer. Little did she suspect how the practice of law had become a business.

Her favorite authors include Sue Grafton, Harry Mark Petrakis, Miriam Grace Monfredo, and Phyllis Richman. She wrote a story after a particularly unfair incident in court and it grew into Judge vs. Nuts. Keeping in mind her squeamishness, Judge vs. Nuts, is a nice cozy murder mystery suitable for mint tea and ginger cookies.

Once Upon a Clockwork Tale

Echelon Press is pleased to announce the selection of participants in the upcoming Steampunk anthology, Once Upon a Clockwork Tale.

Contracts for inclusion in the anthology have been submitted to the following:

  • Ella Grey: Wings (The Wild Swans)
  • Kat French: Bitter Cold (The Snow Queen)
  • Matthew N. Mitrovich: The Enchanted Bean (Jack and the Beanstalk)
  • Robin Wyatt Dunn: John and Pearl (Hansel and Gretel)

The 2013 anthology will feature four carefully selected authors/stories that effectively retell a specific traditional fairy tale set into a solid Steampunk theme. This anthology will be published in both print and electronic formats.

Special thanks to everyone who submitted queries, and we hope you will all keep us in mind for future projects.