What do I like in a novel? Well, I write New Adult/Adult (WAITING FOR APRIL, and the upcoming FALLING FROM GRACE), and anything with a well-written romantic element will have me hooked! What Mary Ann and I are looking for is a hot contemporary Adult or New Adult romance!
It'd probably help if I included a list of my favourite novels (YA and other genres included) so you can see how varied my interests are:
Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER series. Because who doesn't love these books? (Crazy people, that's who.)
Laini Taylor's DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy
Lauren Oliver's DELIRIUM series
Stephenie Meyer's THE HOST
Kaki Warner's PIECES OF SKY (the Blood Rose series)
Christina Lee's ALL OF YOU (the Between Breaths series)
Jennifer Echols' LOVE STORY
Sarah Fine's SANCTUM (the Guards of the Shadowlands series) and OF METAL AND WISHES (releases August 5th!)
Mila Ferrera's SPIRAL / ONLY BETWEEN US / EVERYTHING BETWEEN US
Lori M. Lee's GATES OF THREAD AND STONE (also releases August 5th!!!)
Kendare Blake's ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (the Anna series)
Jennifer Rush's ALTERED series
In every one of these novels, there's a love story, or a lust story, or both! Honestly, the hotter the better. The more tension, the better. If you're worried about tension, and that's something you want to focus on fixing in your ms, then I'M YOUR GIRL. Apparently. I mean, my CPs do usually send their mss to me with one note: "Hey, Sexual Tension Lady! Help!" So I guess that means I have an eye for it.
As for my taste in movies/TV shows (in terms of pacing, perfectly timed humour, and plot), my favourites include:
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (thank you, Shakespeare)
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
LET'S BE COPS
THIS IS THE END
THE WEDDING SINGER
50 FIRST DATES
GAME OF THRONES
And pretty much anything where the world is about to end.
Is your MS funny? SEND IT TO US. Is it steamy? SEND IT TO US. Is it frustrating? SEND IT TO US. Basically, just send EVERYTHING TO US.
So, if you're still with me, I guess you want to hear about me, yes? WELL. I'm an Aussie, I swear like a sailor, and I'm an insomniac. I have a medical science degree, as well as a masters in teaching. I've been a photographer, a lab technician, a mortuary technician, and a cardiac technician, so I have quite a bit of life experience. And some experience with death, too. THEREFORE, you cannot shock me. Seriously. I dare you to try.
So, finalise those mss and SEND THEM TO USSSSSSSSSS. *prepares grabby hands* Mary Ann and I are prepared to KICK SOME ARSE!!!
And now, to introduce you to the other fabulous mentors!