STEEL: A generally hard, strong, durable alloy of iron and carbon…the quality of hardness in regard to a person’s character or attitudes.
We're excited to introduce our newest imprints with publication dates early 2017:
Steel [Contemporary Romance] and HOT Steel [Erotic Romance]
"Will her passion melt his steel heart?"
Stories will consist of powerful, wealthy men, bachelors or perhaps divorced with a vow never to marry again. They are not shy to flaunt their wealth and power, are never too far away from some form of danger because of their status, live the good life…until “she” or if M/M "he" enters the picture.
*strong characters to drive the story forward. Think Taming of the Shrew where she resisted his ‘teachings’ and the hero in general, but in this case it will be Mr. who will learn a thing or two from the determined lady.
*ending should be HEA…readers love to read about the struggles and how the couple will finally hook up. Pull them in with conflict, suspense, drama, humor, misunderstandings to continually hook your reader to find out how it all ends.
*should include some form of climax: kidnapping, blackmail, ex-lover interfering with budding romance, etc.
*stories can be M/F or M/M
*chapters can alter POVs from hero to heroine but in 3rd person POV.
For Steel, our contemporary romance line, heat level can be sensual, cause some sweat to form, but bedroom scenes are behind closed doors.
For HOT Steel, our erotic contemporary line, bring on the heat, or at least make us want to light a cigarette afterward. However, sex should not be the leading factor in the story. Plot must carry the suspense and romantic elements throughout.
Length of manuscripts: anywhere between 40k - 65k. We may make exceptions for lower or slightly higher word count on individual basis.
On the subject heading add either STEEL SUBMISSION or HOT STEEL SUBMISSION
Within the body of your email include:
*your full name and pseudonym
Thank you for your interest in STEEL and HOT STEEL.