#PickYourPages: Mostly Marceline vs. Lovely, Dark & Deep

#PYP_MMvsLDD

Pick Your Pages – sounds interesting?

Well, it is an interesting idea. #PickYouPages is an initiative that puts the reader – yes, YOU – in charge!

You are given the option to vote for one of two works by one author and the book that gets the most votes is the one that will be written first.

But how do you choose?

Don’t worry about that: you’ll see the cover, the blurb, and get a look at the first chapter.

The first titles going to battle are two new adult (N/A) works in progress by Erica Crouch, writer of the Ignite Series. One of them is called Mostly Marceline and is a new adult contemporary/romance, and the second is Lovely, Dark & Deep – a new adult dark fantasy.

Here’s a peek at our contestants:

#PYP_MM

Mostly Marceline

Genre: N/A, Contemporary/Romance

Blurb:
Marceline has this whole “adult” thing under control… mostly.
Even after carving out a decent career for herself as a young author, she still has trouble remembering to feed her cat—who she’s sure is plotting her death—pay her bills, do the dishes, or cook anything more complicated than pasta. But most unnervingly, Marceline is having trouble writing.

Just months after a catastrophic breakdown, Marceline’s not sure she’ll be able to put pen to paper again, and it terrifies her. Critics once called her writing dark, haunting, and poignant, but now they’re only wondering if she’ll publish anything else ever again, or if her previous successes were flukes.

Post-breakdown Marceline can’t seem to fit in the same headspace as pre-breakdown Marceline, and her awkward on-again/off-again relationship with her once serious boyfriend Cyrus isn’t helping to clear her mind, especially since he’s become more on-again as of late.

With a deadline looming and her apartment quickly turning in to a blanket fort kingdom of garbage, Marceline must let go of who she once was if there’s any hope of the new Marceline shining through the mess.

Read Chapter 1 of Mostly Marceline here

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Lovely, Dark & Deep

Genre: N/A, Dark Fantasy

Blurb:
Here’s a dilemma: how do you destroy a witch without incurring her wrath? Sending one into the wintry woods to die didn’t work. After all, the woods loves witches, and it loves silvirn even more.
Aysel was the first girl to disappear into the woods and become a silvirn, a siren of the forest. Luring hunters deep into the dark woods to die, her and her three adopted sisters are responsible for repaying nature for its shelter by protecting it from the greed of man. But before the hunters she catches are strung up in her tree, Aysel delights in syphoning their stories.

When she snares a victim that manages to hold her attention rapt with magnificent tales, she finds herself hesitant to tie the hunter’s noose. Her fascination with Cadence puts her life in peril, especially since he’s harboring a dangerous secret and Valeria, Aysel’s vengeful mother, grows hungry for flesh. With a kingdom hellbent on destroying magic and search parties rallying to find their missing hunters, the rope is tightening—for the first time—on Aysel’s neck.

Read Chapter 1 of Lovely Dark & Deep here.

So which story are YOU going to vote for?

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