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WEEK 1 RESULTS!

THEME

Secret Baby won with 37.8%

Arranged Marriage 31.1%

“Cinderella” 24.4%

Linda H***a said: “I really like a combination of Cinderella and Secret Baby. The Cinderella is down on her luck, maybe being persued by her ex-boyfriend. She and the Billionaire meet while she is working ( a dull boring job waitressing for a caterer). He sticks around until she’s off work. They have a one night stand when she disappears in the morning before he awakens. He only know her first name. Maybe she even runs away when she realizes she is pregnant not because she is running from her ex.”

Stephanie said:Possibly a reversal of roles. Wealthy woman & younger man with great ideas but no money to back them up.” 

J-me said:Please no virgins. So tired of that right now.”  (Emma Alisyn says: :p)

SUBGENRE

Royalty 31.1%

Businessman 31.1%

Rachel B said: “There’s something inherently hot about a cowboy. And even if he’s a billionaire, he’s likely still down to earth enough to make him a nice guy you’d actually want to be swept off your feet by. A lot of billionaire books it takes a bit to like the guy because he is a bit full of himself and I like the ones where it’s easier to like the guy right out of the gate. “

Katje said:One major dislike I have about the billionaire genre is the lack of equality between the H/h. Would like to see the heroine have more agency and it would be extra frosting if she were able to tip the hero on his ass once in a while.”

Mary Ellen R said: “Hero should not just be rich, but also dangerous: ex-special forces, paranormal enforcer, etc. Heroine should be in trouble & only admits she had his baby because she’s in trouble. Or maybe she’s sick & needs someone to care for the baby.”

Belinda A said:I have a Clark Kent/Superman complex so the nerdier the man, the hotter his alpha side should be. The girls don’t always have to be the nerdy ones nor do they have to be virgins all the time.”

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED AND LEFT COMMENTS- I READ EACH AND EVERY ONE AND TOOK IT ALL INTO CONSIDERATION. WEEK TWO VOTING IS OPEN NOW. CHECK YOUR NEWSLETTER FOR THE LINK.

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Week 2: This week, the winning concept will be revealed in the newsletter. And voting will open to help craft the two main characters. Do you like your hero dark and broody? Stern but kind? Do you prefer a feisty, brash heroine or subtle snark? Let’s decide.

Week 3: This week, the winning hero/heroine will be revealed. Emma will get to work drafting the first two chapters, one in each character’s POV.

Week 4: Read the first two chapters! Remember, these are rough and the content may change on publication. You’re getting a chance to see how an author crafts a tale, as close to real time as possible. After reading the first two chapters, go vote on how the storyline should continue!