Createspace is hosting a writing contest that I want to enter. Info on contest can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000633821
I know exactly what novel I want to enter but I am having a hard time with the required pitch.
In many ways the pitch is the most important part. Only 400 contestants will be chosen, based on their pitch, to have their manuscripts read.
So, I need to make sure my pitch is a bang.
Here are the current (drafts) pitches I have written for From Widow to Wife. Please comment on which you like the best. The first 15 respondents (who leave an email address) will get a code for free audio book Becoming “Mom”: My Fight Against Infertility by Bianca Clovis through audible.
See http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/Becoming-Mom-Audiobook/B00HST0HLS for audio book details.
Or, if you would prefer, you can leave in your comment that you would rather have an ebook copy of my novel Educating Autumn through Smashwords. Book details available here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/281739
Either way, please give me your opinion so that perhaps I can be one of the top 400 contestants.
Augustus knows that a wife and family can never be more than a dream for him. His former fiancée made that perfectly clear when she left him before he had even recovered from the surgery to amputate his leg.
Yet, when the reverend shows up at his doorstep with a story about a pregnant woman in desperate need of help, Augustus finds he cannot refuse her. He just must assure himself that the marriage will only ever be a paper one.
Shortly after Charlotte moves into his home she gives birth to a stillborn child. Deep in her grief Charlotte begs Augustus to give her the baby her heart desires.
Can he let go of his past long enough to put a baby in the womb of the woman he is coming to love?
Charlotte is pregnant, widowed, and without a wagon to continue West. Her only option is to find a man in the nearest town who is willing to take her in.
When Charlotte meets Augustus she can tell he will make a fine husband and father even if he is missing a leg.
She isn’t sure what to think when Augustus refuses to come to her bed. A bed carved with roses and that was obviously made with a woman in mind. Charlotte sets out to discover the secrets that haunt Augustus’ past so that she can have a future with the man she quickly is coming to love.
In 1830 a wagon train brings two widows the husbands they have always been meant for.
Charlotte is pregnant and in need of a father for her baby. Augustus is an amputee who is more than willing to take her in and raise her child as his so long as he doesn’t have to come to her bed.
When Charlotte loses her baby she and Augustus must decide if they will move forward or move apart.
Sophie’s husband died scandalously; which caused her to run from the society she had been raised in, and make her way west as a bride. She just wants a chance to start a new life but Ezra seems to be only interested in her ability to care for his ailing father. Then, a desperate woman begs Sophie and Ezra to take her son so she can flee from her abusive partner. Sophie and Ezra must unite if they are going to keep baby Richard safe from the man who sired him.
Augustus’ dreams of a wife and houseful of children were shattered the day he lost his leg. Then, Charlotte shows up in desperate need of a husband and father for her child. Augustus finds he can’t say no to the beautiful blond widow.
Before his vows escape his lips he swears to himself that the marriage will only be a paper one; even though Charlotte makes his loins ache with desire for her.
Ezra didn’t really want a wife. Nor was he sure exactly what one did with such a creature. But, his father insisted. Ezra had finally acquiesced and sent for one. When Sophie shows up he is sure that he has made a mistake. The raven haired virginal widow is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need.