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The Totally Entwined Group are royalty paying, full-service Publishers. This means that we do not charge fees to the author at any time.
We pay a royalty rate of 40% of the SRP for eBooks, 30% for audio, and 10% for print, based on our standard four year contract. Our contracts are for both electronic and print rights, and worldwide territories.
What we are currently looking for:
Erotic Romance Titles – We are currently accepting manuscripts between 10,000 and 100,000+ words in the following genres:
Action/Adventure, Angels and Demons, Bondage/BDSM, Crime/Mystery, Comedy/Humour, Contemporary, Cowboy/Western, Fantasy/Fairytales, Futuristic/Sci-fi, Gods/Goddesses, Historical, Horror, Men in Uniform, Rubenesque, Ménage-à-trois, Multicultural, Older Woman/Younger Man, Paranormal, Timetravel, Thriller, Suspense, Shapeshifters, Morphers, Vampires, Werewolves.
Sweet Romance Titles— We are currently accepting manuscripts between 10,000 and 100,000+ words in the applicable genres above.
Totally Five Star
Are you an author with champagne wishes and caviar dreams about Totally Five Star locations around the world? Make your reservations now to share your hot, romantic stories set in our glamorous international hotel chain!
You’ll have the whole world at your feet to explore. You might be inspired by the familiar luxury of Fifth Avenue, the Champs-Élysées or Beverly Hills. Perhaps you’re intrigued by more exotic locales, such as Rio, Jaipur or Marrakech. Choose a major city of the world and our hotel chain will become the perfect backdrop for your sexy tale.
Each story should be a totally standalone, contemporary story about hotel staff, clientele or service providers.
Any pairing (MF, MM, MFM, MMF). Heat Rating: burning/melting (see our heat rating info)
To claim your city, please contact Nicki at email@example.com.
Some possible cities to claim:
Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires
Other destinations in mind? Check with us!
Cast of Main Characters:
The books will all carry the bios of the main characters, below, which will allow readers to have some back story but the initial books will all be based around the Totally Five Star Hotels chain (in one of the exotic locations listed above) and be completely stand alone. The main characters can feature in ‘walk through’ parts but nothing majorly said about them to avoid continuity issues until we get to the end of the hotel chain stories where we will seek to get the main character stories written, as the last books in the imprint.
Totally Five Star CEO James Conroy III, the grandson of the founder, oversees his family’s legacy from their headquarters in London. In his mid-forties, he’s at the pinnacle of his career, but his personal life isn’t quite so stable. He’s currently single, with a bitter ex-wife, Anke, a former model, and a teenage son, James IV, who lives with his mother in Germany. The paparazzi eagerly speculate on everyone he is seen in public with. James works out to keep fit and keeps his six foot tall frame in excellent shape, so the only clue to his age is the sprinkling of grey at the temples of his dark hair. An Alpha male Dom, he seeks willing female submissives.
The PA to the CEO, Claudia Bauer, is uber organised and a gatekeeper extraordinaire. Everyone knows that in order to get to James, you have to pass through her. She worked for James’ father before James took over after his death from a heart attack fifteen years ago. She helped the relatively young man settle in to his job, and he considers her to be indispensable. Now a grandmother, she occasionally travels home to Germany for extended visits to her daughter and son who still live there. She also has a daughter, Petra, in London who is single and has shared a history with James. She is well known to the chain’s employees, however any future story would be about Petra rather than Claudia.
The Quality Assurance Director for Totally Five Star is Gabriel Sosa. Though he lives and works in London, he also keeps his home in Madrid, where he is from. Everyone likes the affable Spaniard, except perhaps for hotel managers whose facilities are found to be lacking. He travels the world doing surprise and scheduled inspections of all the hotels in the chain, and James Conroy trusts him implicitly. With all that travel, the sexy Spaniard doesn’t have time for a relationship, though he has no problem filling his bed with men and women alike. He’s a fit five ten, and enjoys playing tennis and swimming laps in the hotel pools.
Contracting and overseeing all of the restaurants, clubs, bars and dining options at the hotels is the job of the Dining and Entertainment Director, world-renowned former chef, Armand Cassells. Armand is an ethnic melting pot who was born in the Caribbean but lived in several places around the world with his wealthy parents, and has dark skin, hair and eyes. Armand is in his late forties and single, but has recently thought about settling down, if he could only find the right man to put up with his temperamental personality. He’s a demanding and hands-on boss and doesn’t hesitate to boot a restaurant manager or chef that isn’t cutting it.
The Human Resources Director is Grigori Dmitriv, who still has a Russian accent, though he speaks English perfectly. He’s been in a wheelchair all his life, but he doesn’t let that keep him from accomplishing anything he wants to, and there’s nothing he hates more than people trying to ‘help’ him. Grigori is imposing, with broad shoulders and chest from working out, tanned from his love of the outdoors. He’s nearing forty and has been silver-haired for a decade already, which is striking with his piercing green eyes. His private life is just that—private. He keeps his girlfriends well away from the prying eyes of hotel life. In addition to hiring all of the hotel’s managers and having a say in hiring other administrative staff, he also makes sure the hotels are fully accessible, even beyond what is required by law.
Marketing Director is Katherine Murray, a Londoner. She’s a relatively new addition to the administrative team and while she’s a brilliant marketer, she is ruthless, demanding and does not suffer fools gladly. She is thirty, unmarried, has no children and is completely focused on her career. She sometimes wonders whether leaving her last position was a good idea. Still, she just couldn’t put up with her former boss’s harassment any longer. Petite and curvy with brunette hair and a youthful, English complexion, she tends to experience reverse ageism with people not taking her seriously. She has no time or inclination to find Mr Right.
Have questions about other people on the team? Let us know and we’ll fill you in as needed.
Please send in a synopsis, including your preferred hotel location in the first instance and we will give you the go ahead to write the full story once we have the hotel chain mapped out. This is an ongoing imprint, open to existing Totally Bound authors only. All submissions should be at least 60,000 words and have a heat rating of Totally Burning or Melting.
Open Submission Calls
The world is at war, meaning that virtually every single person on the planet has had their lives touched in a way that they would never have previously thought possible. We want to know the stories of the soldiers, the nurses, the codebreakers, the wives left at home—anyone who you feel inspired to give a voice to in either the First or Second World War. Take a look at our submission image and see where your imagination is transported. Any pairing, 10-100k words. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They say a picture can tell a thousand words. Here’s your chance to bring that to life. We’d like to hear your story outlines generated from this image. All we ask is that your story includes an MF pairing and will fit into the Cowboy/Western genre. Let your imagination run off into the sunset. Initially we’re acquiring short story series in this genre, so at least three books over 10,000 words that reach the Burning heat rating please. Send a synopsis in the first instance to email@example.com
Enter into a world where the intense excitement from BDSM collides with the dark world of Biker Motorcycle Clubs. See what our submission image says to you and let your imagination run riot. Perhaps BDSM is a way for your characters to let off steam after a day of intense and complicated dealings with notorious gang members. Show us the all grittiness of American MCs and all the quirks of the members. 10-100k words, any pairing. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transport your readers to a time where things were simpler, technology was a distant dream along the horizon and the traditional gentleman still existed. Totally Bound Publishing are actively acquiring erotic romance in the Historical genre. This can be set in any time period in the past, so the opportunities really are endless—just take us back to those beautiful bygone days. Is your hero a rake, a cad, a new-world explorer, a pioneer? The choice is completely up to you as long as he can make those ladies swoon. Take a look at our submission image for inspiration. 30-90k words. Series are welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to email@example.com
MF Agents and Detectives
Forget your fears, fight for the future
A highly-trained, influential female is willing to see her mission through to the end, no matter the consequences. This is her story. Totally Bound Publishing would be pleased to receive submissions of 60-100k long, following your female protagonist through a fast paced, high-thrills world complete with a romantic twist woven into her life. Rogue agents, exceptional detectives, human weapons or archaeologist-adventurers, the possibilities here are endless. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s something in the sea air this summer. What can be more thrilling than the prospect of meeting a dark, handsome stranger in a hot sunny climate? Is there anything more romantic than discovering new countries, cultures and cuisines? Add to this some steamy romance and pulses are set to be racing. Take your unique characters around the globe, broaden their horizons and have them meet that perfect someone. Totally Bound Publishing are welcoming Holiday Romance submissions of any length between 10k and 100k. The more diverse the destination the better. Please send your manuscript and synopsis to email@example.com
MF/MFM Men In Uniform
Every woman loves a strong, commanding man in uniform, now it’s your chance to bring this fantasy to life.
Totally Bound Publishing is open to submissions that tell the tale of trysts with firemen, what happens when soldiers really go on leave and when policemen do more than just their rounds. We would like stories of between 10-100k words. Series are also welcome.
Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are our short stories between 10-15,000 words. They may have a theme or they may be stand alone short stories depending on what we have running, but all will come under the banner of ‘Lust Bites’. These short stories must meet our regular guidelines:
- 10-15,000 word count per story
- Any genre
- Very erotic – the hotter the better: burning/melting (see our heat rating info)
These are our branded novellas between 15,000 – 30,000 words. They may have a theme or they may be stand alone short stories depending on what we have running, but all will come under the banner of ‘Sexy Snax’, although each story will have its own cover. No series books will be considered for the Sexy Snax line. These novellas must meet our regular guidelines:
- 15,000-30,000 word count per story
- Any genre
- Very erotic – the hotter the better: burning/melting (see our heat rating info)
Released throughout the year – each with a distinctive theme.
We will produce a series of anthologies each year, with between five and eight short stories in each.
Royalties are 40% of RRP for eBooks, 30% for audio, and 10% for print, to be divided equally and fairly between the authors of the anthology. Every story in an anthology also gets released as a single story in eBook and Audio book further into the contractual term.
Sugar and Spice
Sweet and delicate or hot and raunchy? The choice is yours. Totally Bound Publishing would like you to either call to your inner sweet romantic or your hotter seductress. This six-book collection will be a naughty mixture of the two. The Sugar—three sweet romances. The Spice—three hotter burns, which will fit into our Melting or Taboo category. 15,000 to 20,000 words please. The submission deadline for this is January 31st 2016 for a July 2016 release. Please send a synopsis in the first instance to email@example.com
Information on our mini serials
• Any sub-genre, setting, characters, or world – the sky is your limit.
• These stories should have 5 parts, each a short story in their own right, adding up to a chunky 60k book in total.
• Each part should end on a cliff-hanger, except for the last part, which should of course have a happy ever after!
• The first story out of the five will be offered for free to our readers. Each part after that will be sold as a short story.
• See our serials page: https://www.totallybound.com/serials
• Any heat rating(see our heat rating info)
• When submitting, please enter “Serial submission” in the email subject line.
Free Stories Submissions
All Totally Bound Publishing authors who would like to showcase their work and allow our readers to try out their stories can post them with us. We’ll edit the manuscript for you, and our readers can read it for FREE.
Submissions are open
Submit the full story plus synopsis.
When submitting, please enter “Free Story Submission” in the email subject line.
Currently closed to submissions:
• Finch Books is actively acquiring quintessential YA literature that is enlightening and influential, typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character and his or her journey.
• 50 – 100k word count per story.
• Send us stories to inspire, featuring memorable characters, an authentic voice and moving plots that contain real-life or coming-of-age situations young people can relate to. Consider genres such as romance, adventure, dystopian/ alternate reality, contemporary, comedy, GLBTQI, paranormal, fantasy or mystery.
Please send your full manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Finch Books Submission along with a synopsis in the first instance. We look forward to hearing from you.
What we are currently looking for:
- Pride Publishing is actively acquiring empowering, enchanting and endearing storylines that are sure to capture readers’ imaginations from start to finish. We’re looking for stories with lead characters who identify as GLBTQI.
- 10-100k word count per story.
- Series and serials will be also be considered.
Please send your full manuscripts to email@example.com with the subject line Pride Publishing Submission along with a synopsis in the first instance. We look forward to hearing from you.
What’s his Passion?
Would you like to write for our exciting new What’s his Passion? imprint, which delves into the passionate lives of compelling characters? We’re looking for erotic romance novels based around a male main character and his passion – which could be anything! Let your imaginations run free; his man/men, his job, his hobby – anything that lends itself well to ‘a passionate’ theme as long as it’s clear in the story and is an erotic romance. Contemporary settings are a must but we will also accept the following genres: Action/Adventure, Menage (MMM only), Thrillers/ Suspense, Humour, Men in Uniform and Light BDSM. Go on, explore his passion, whatever that may be…
MM or MMM stories only please with at least 60,000 words and a burning/melting heat rating (see our heat rating info)
Any questions please contact Nicki Richards firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send in your submissions and synopsis to email@example.com
Open Submission Calls:
Enter into the world of the elite. These are the men who take on high-pressured, in-demand roles that don’t offer a moment of respite. They’re intelligent and with a business acumen second to none. It will take a powerful force to distract them from their busy work life, but doesn’t everyone have that special someone out there to help them re-analyse the things that really matter? Take a look at our submission image and let your imagination run riot. 10-100k words. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are actively acquiring stories surrounding the passionate world of tattoo art. The focus here can lead in any direction as long as your main character has some ink that has been carved with meaning. Does your protagonist have a penchant for custom artwork, or are they bound by a club to follow suit? Are they a tattoo artist who really knows how to use their needles? Or are they marked with a symbol that speaks of a hidden, supernatural existence? The options are endless here, just as long as some ink dominates the heart of the plot. What does our submission image say to you? 10-100k words. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to email@example.com
MM/MMM Military Anthology
Muscly, brave, loyal, authoritative; there’s lots to love about men in the military.
Pride Publishing is currently acquiring MM and MMM military-based stories for a 2016 anthology, featuring hot, strong men in the forces. Whether it’s an overseas romance or a hero’s homecoming, we want to hear your passionate stories of valiant characters and their journeys. Word counts between 10,000 to 15,000 words. The submission deadline for this is 6th June 2016 for a November 2016 release. Please send your submission and synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org