Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Adorable Editor #10


Adorable Editor #10

70 comments:

  1. Stacy Abrams


    Louisa Klein
    Supernatural Freak/New Adults urban fantasy: Being alone, at night, in the middle of nowhere, is a scary situation

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  2. Greg Ferguson

    Vicki Orians
    CATCH ME WHEN I FALL/YA Paranormal Romance: “Being a Dreamcatcher isn’t as bad as you make it out to be, Daniel,” my partner, Marlene, said.

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  3. Gabrielle Harbowy

    Persistence of Shadows/Thriller: I see the man’s head before anything else, before his hunched shoulders or the two figures running in front.

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  4. Brett Wright

    Summoned/YA supernatural suspense:

    I must be crazy working after school as a nurses' aide at a mental hospital where so many weird things happen.

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  5. Greg Ferguson

    A Hundred Frogs, Even/MG Contemporary: I would have given Mom a good-bye hug, but StepThad’s arm rested across her shoulder, like the two of them were glued together.

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  6. Sara Sargent
    Secrets In Translation/YA Contemporary: I could hardly wait -- no, you guessed it -- I could have waited forever, but my doom was not going to be postponed.

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  7. T.S. Ferguson

    TRULY AND FOREVER/Speculative YA: Of all the examination rooms in Dr. Jack's office, Room 3 was the one I hated most.

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  8. Greg Ferguson

    The Keepers/ YA Fantasy: The hunger cramps crept into the hollow insides of my body, silent and sly.

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  9. Sara Sargent

    Million Dollar Lunch / MG Contemporary: It was only the first day of food camp, and already Rome knew two things: one, there was such a thing as a mortal enemy, and two, it was going to be really tough to beat said enemy with a little sister at his side.

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  10. Gabrielle Harbowy

    ASHER LOCKE AND THE KNIGHTS OF ARCADIA / MG Fantasy Adventure: The straight razor made a whispery snikt as Asher freed the shiny edge from its metal handle.

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  11. Sara Sargent

    Kat McMahon
    Descent/YA/Paranormal

    There is no one I can trust to find Gideon Jones for me, if he is dead, it’s my fault.


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  12. Sara sargent

    TAKING CHARGE/Contemporary: Brody Lang was getting laid, he just didn't know it yet.

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  13. Sara Sargent

    Hanna and the Horsemen/ YA Fantasy: The problem with having Death for a father is that he can be anywhere, at anytime.

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  14. Greg Ferguson


    Jamie Gilman Kress
    WILD LIFE / Adult Urban Fantasy: Vegas seared the eyes of normal people.

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  15. Peter Senftleben

    Debbie Emory
    CALL OF THE CROW / MG magical realism: Josh Albright sat at a worn wooden table in his clubhouse surrounded by nails, a tin box of craft supplies, and a slightly chewed pencil.

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  16. Gabrielle Harbowy

    Lifeweaver - Epic Fantasy : Just once, Talyn wished he could be the guest of honor to something besides an aftermath.

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  17. Gabrielle Harbowy

    ALIEN PREP SCHOOL CONSPIRACY / YA science fiction: When Gil and Lew came to my dorm room with the idea of stealing the physics final, I normally wouldn’t have considered such a dumbass move.

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  18. Alison Weiss

    The Silver Sphere/MG Fantasy: "What do you think it is?" Maya asked as she and her older sister Cecilia stood in a narrow alleyway between two shops, staring at a hovering silver sphere.

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  19. Sara Sergant

    ELUDING ILLUSIONS - Paranormal Romantic-Suspense: The clang of the grandfather clock rang out five times; the sixth strike sent a pang of fear through Emma's body.

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  20. Claire Evans

    KNIGHT FALL/adult sci fi: As a card caring scientist, I knew a lot of things: gravity sucked, sound didn’t travel through a vacuum, and chocolate really could make me feel better.

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  21. Sara Sargent

    An Absence of Light / NA Sci-fi:

    The dead don’t blink.

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  22. Greg Ferguson

    DESIDERIUM/YA Fantasy: A blinking yellow light draws my gaze to the steel band clinging to my wrist.

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  23. Gabrielle Harbowy

    INNER FLAME/YA Fantasy: Everything ends.

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  24. Alison Weiss

    Somebody That I Used To Know / YA Contemporary: I tear my gaze from the email's subject line to the sender's name, and adrenaline floods my veins, flushing out the numbness that sustained me these last few months.

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  25. Greg Ferguson

    Dragons Are People, Too/YA Urban Fantasy: Well, crap.

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  26. Brett Wright

    COLLIDE/ MG Fantasy: I don’t have any friends because people think Dad’s crazy, a conspiracy theorist, that loon with a telescope, or an astronomical idiot.

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  27. Claire Evans

    The Dragon's Pearl/YA Fantasy: Once upon a time, there was a girl named Misha who was neither kind nor beautiful, but very smart.

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  28. Alison Weiss

    J5/YA Alternate History: Tacked to the wall in a wooden frame, a rustic little impostor amid much finer furnishings, our family portrait mocks us.

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  29. Claire Evans

    I Found You: YA Contemporary

    The motorcycle caught my eye first, but the rider took my breath away.

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  30. Brett Wright

    Demon Invasion/MG Fantasy Adventure: Huff was missing.

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  31. Gabrielle Harbowy

    Beyond the River/Literary Fiction: The narrow path led up and away from the rushing water to where the forest thwarted the sun and the river’s hiss diminished.

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  32. Greg Ferguson

    Pirate Island/MG mystery: My best friend, Andy, strode into our summer writing class, his eyes widening in horror when he caught me airing out my pits, arms dangling to the sides gorilla style.

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  33. Gabrielle Harbowy

    The Legacy of the Eye/Adult Sci-fi Romance: It might have been a symbolic gesture, but I was not budging.

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  34. Claire Evans


    Operation Witches/MG Contemporary: I knew Shannyn was going to lie before she opened her mouth.

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  35. Stacy

    The New Eden Chronicles: YA SF Thriller

    Theresa’s a kicker--Mama and I struggle to keep her in the kitchen chair so the medics can find a vein and fill a vial with her blood.

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  36. Brett Wright

    The Return of the Mirage/YA Mystery

    I step up onto the concrete wall outside the Thrifty Inn and shade my eyes from the low sun, straining for a glimpse of the Speedway.

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  37. Greg Ferguson

    Where All the Missing Pieces Go/YA Fantasy

    Waiting in front of Lord and Lady Crocket’s dining room, I could only think of one possible explanation for why I’d been summoned.

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  38. Stacy Abrams

    The Kingdom Legend: Beyond the Castle Walls/Middle Grade Fantasy

    Agmund’s dark hair and eyes mimicked his father’s, but he wasn’t human.

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  39. Kat Brzozowski

    The Truth About Leaving/ YA Contemporary: The first time I met Dov, I was twirling in the foyer of Wilmette Academy.

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  40. Brett Wright

    DEATH BY HIGH HEELS/Mystery: Cops hate it when you vomit all over their crime scene – a mistake I had no desire to repeat.

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  41. Greg Ferguson

    Meditation/YA Thriller: I’m not sure what wakes me up first, the pounding in my head, or the cold concrete floor I’m lying on.

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  42. Greg Ferguson

    Heart of Stone/YA Historical Supernatural: The carriage ride down from London has been brutal, but we dare not shift in our seats as long as Mama is watching.

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  43. Greg Ferguson

    Book Realm: The Keeper's Heartstone/MG Fantasy: Careful not to smudge the sparkling clean glass, I peer through the door of Read It & Weep.

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  44. Claire Evans

    Twelve Steps / YA Contemporary: There should be a support group for kids with perfect siblings.

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  45. Kat Brzozowski

    DRAGONEER/YA Fantasy: “Reyna, a princess does not spin about like some circus performer.”

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  46. Gabrielle Harbowy

    BLOODFRUIT/ YA Urban Fantasy: A no-kill order was unprecedented in Hell.

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  47. Gabrielle Harbowy

    Becoming Hero/YA High Concept: Skye ignored the stench of the banana peels and burger wrappers crushed against his face and forced himself to breathe steady.

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  48. Stacey Abrams


    EDGE OF LIFE/YA Contemporary Romance with Magical Realism: Leaning forward, I looked down.

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  49. Gabrielle Harbowy

    Arrows/YA contemporary myth retelling: Karma didn’t see me the night I made her fall in love.

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  50. Greg Ferguson

    According to Legends/MG Fantasy: In the quiet stillness of Imaginatia, a river waited.

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  51. Claire Evans

    Mutiny/Space Opera: Mac's face burned from lying on hot sand.

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  52. Gabrielle Harbowy

    Heritage Blade Awakening/YA Urban Fantasy: Killing was one of those things that grew easier with time, that and tight rope walking.

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  53. Alison Weiss, Egmont USA

    Driven

    Commercial Fiction

    Stretching as he exited his car, Jimmy Rickliefs smiled; it was good to be home.

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  54. Greg Ferguson

    Dragon's Treasure/ NA Fantasy: A bone-deep tremor snaked down Olivia’s back as she hurried along through the unfamiliar forest.

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  55. Greg Ferguson

    NUMBERED/YA Horror:

    Our families were tight, but it was obvious Karen's mom was nervous having me in the house.

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  56. Greg Ferguson

    A Pretty Pirate Pickle/MG Comtemporary: Only two things stand between me and the front end of my daddy's ship--two tall, loud things with bad jump shots.

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  57. Alison Weiss

    RAINBOW TEARS/Upmarket Women's Fiction: I was 392 days old when my big brother died.

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  58. TS Ferguson.

    Little Devils/ MG Fantasy.

    The second worst feeling in the world is realising you’ve just done something mammothly, brontosaurusly stupid.

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  59. Kat Brzozowski.

    SPECIATION/YA light SyFy: Six — minutes I am late.

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  60. Alison Weiss

    The God of Many Faces/YA Fantasy

    The second time Miya was almost kidnapped (they made it all the way to the van), her mother sat her down on the bed and gave her the talk.

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  61. Brett Wright

    Letters to Disappointment/Women's Fiction: I write to you from the belly of this Phony War; for that is what they are calling it now.

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  62. Sara Sargent

    The Princess Who Was Not/MG fantasy

    “You are not my daughter.”

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  63. Alison Weiss

    FutureShock/YA time travel: "They can take our freedom, but they can never take our French fries!"

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  64. Gabrielle Harbowy

    CRASH DAYS / YA literary thriller: I believed in the healing power of parking garages.

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  65. Greg Ferguson
    The Ups and Downs of Andrew Lane/MG Contemporary: Andrew waited in the overwhelming silence, alert to any sound that would reveal an enemy attack.

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