And here we go! We've got 22 entries ready for your votes. Here's how it works:
1. Read the excerpt. Decide whether the pitch and the opening sentences hook you.
2. If they do, comment YES (all caps, please), followed by the reasons why.
3. If they don't, comment NO (all caps, please), followed by the reasons why.
4. Voting will close this Friday at midnight. The top 5 entries will move on to round 2.
Enjoy! We've got a whole smattering of different genres. Please remember to be kind even as you are being honest.
On your mark...get set...go!