Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

Title: Eureka!

Logline: British actor Michael Cox conceals his identity when arriving in a small resort town in Arkansas. Little does he know this secret could cost him the only woman he has ever truly loved.

Synopsis: EUREKA Synopsis Miranda Garrison is a divorced woman in her early 40's. She owns her own shop in the Victorian resort town of Eureka Springs, AR. Although she is attractive, she does not conform to the media's image of beauty. She is a woman over forty with a real woman's body. She's kind, funny, and open but due to her past experiences, she does not readily trust men and she is resolved to spend the rest of her life alone never making the mistake of letting someone into her heart again. British movie star, Michael Cox, arrives home in London from location in Australia to find his young wife in bed with the director of his last film. Without confronting them, Michael returns to the airport where he makes a decision to travel to America to the Eureka Springs, AR, where his next movie is to be filmed in four months. Upon arriving in Eureka Springs, Michael finds that neither the residents nor the tourist recognize him as Mickey Cox the movie star. After not being able to even have dinner in peace in London due to his fame, he finds this fascinating and appealing. He soon meets Randa and her dog Bronte. Randa owns a retail shop in town and has an apartment to rent above the shop. Without revealing who he is, he takes a job in her shop and rents the apartment. Although Randa is wary at first, they become fast friends. Randa finds herself sharing all her thoughts as well as her dream of purchasing the old Victorian estate called Bellwood outside of town. Michael also op

Title: Fear Of Flying

Logline: When a divorced, hard luck, traveling salesman falls for a vibrant young woman half his age, he must choose between his love for her and closing a deal with her father's company.

Synopsis: Larry is a 42 year old, divorced, down on his luck salesman. Theresa is a vibrant 22 year old beauty who loves fast cars and upside down margaritas. There is no way the two of them would ever get together - that is, until they meet on a plane and Larry, desperate not to show up single again for the boss' party, asks her out. That she says yes is amazing. That they fall in love despite all of their differences is more than Larry could ever wish for - and he needs to determine if he's willing to open up his heart one more time. At the same time he must overcome increasing pressure in the office, along with his mother, who is now dating a guy younger than Larry is. But will he sacrifice his relationship with Theresa to close the big deal with her father's company?

Title: Broken Promise

Logline: After unkowingly starring in a sex video while intoxicated, a fading pop singer returns to her small town Pennsylvania roots where she discovers a lost love and finds the road to redemption.

Synopsis: At 17, Jamie and Bryan were in love and spent their summers together at a small country lake in Pennsylvania. She became a pop superstar and Bryan was an aspiring writer with dreams of greatness. The love struck teens made a promise to one another that no matter the future holds, they would always return to the lake to see each other - a promise Jamie breaks. Ten years later, Jamie is an alcoholic, the star of a sex video, and struggling to save her career. Bryan is a bitter frustrated writer working at a cell phone store and a widower trying to raise his 8 year old daughter, Katie. Trying to start her life over, Jamie returns back home and is reunited with Bryan for the first time since leaving him behind. He hates what Jamie has become and is still bitter over her broken promise and jealous of her success. Jamie befriends Katie who helps her find herself again, rediscover her true music, and become the kind of person Bryan can love all over again.

Title: A Wilderness of Voices

Logline: When a woman celebrity comes across a perfect man, she is overcome with joy but she has to choose between her career and the man.

Synopsis: A Wilderness of Voices is a gripping story of Rickie who falls in love with a Supermodel. He uses letters, cards, flowers and gifts as a means of communication since he does not want to be labeled a stalker. His love for the Supermodel inspires him to become a poet and she gets overjoyed upon receiving his poems. He reaches out to her Booking Agent to make sure the Supermodel is receiving everything. The Supermodel gets overwhelmed with his devotion and dedication that she decides she cannot lose him at any cost. She uses the phone as a means to communicate with him (besides the media) but things turn around when her 22nd Birthday comes along. That is when Rickie realizes he has become the hunted. He feels trapped and wants to get out but doesn't know how. Eventually, he does with a little bit of ingenuity.

Title: Years of Sleep

Logline: An African-American woman travels to a Native American medicine man for healing from her depression. She falls in love with him and gets involved in the trail that besieges his family.

Synopsis: Years of Sleep is about an African-American woman who travels to a Native American medicine man for healing from her depression. As she gets better, her relationship with the medicine man gets deeper and love blooms. As they are getting closer, the medicine man's nephew is kidnapped which leads to his mother being tried for fraud. Throughout this ordeal, Jasmine becomes an integral part of the family as she discovers a key piece of evidence that helps the sister go free.

Title: FROZEN ICONS

Logline: Terry Fosco thought she could plan and control everything, but falling in love with your sperm donor is as out of control as it gets; Frozen Icons, a deslecsic love story.

Synopsis: Terry Fosco, a successful and attractive political cartoonist is "stalking" George Riani, a New York opthalmologist through the streets of Manhattan. George, knowing he is being followed, confronts Terry and learns that ten years prior when George was in medical school, she purchased his semen from a sperm bank and gave birth to his two children. Terry has sought out George because she wishes to obtain another donation from George and conceive a third child. George refuses but, riddled with curiousity, agrees to visit Terry and her two children at their home in Chicago. The two end up dating and making love. Several mornings after their first sexual encounter, George abruptly ends the relationship when he finds Terry's home ovulation test in the bathroom. George returns to New York anry but longing for his newfound children. He ends up sueing Terry for joint custody in a case that baffles the New York family courts. The subplots are funny and the ending is happy.

Title: Tangled Hearts

Logline: Aidan, a young bachelor with a promising mortgage business partners with Nadia, a 40 year old gold digger. Heavy drinking, business woes and a shared denial of romance, creates an odd pair.

Synopsis: AIDAN, a 28 year old playboy who drinks a lot, has a promising mortgage business and loves the single life. NADIA, a 40 year old gold digger who married men for their money in the past, also drinks too much and values her independence. When they meet, Nadia uses her powers of seduction to convince Aidan to bring her into his business. The more time the two spend together, the more attracted they become to one another. They begin using pet names, speaking in romantic baby talk and having sex in public places, all while continuing to drink in excess. Aidan fears losing his freedom as a bachelor and resists the notion that he has fallen love. Nadia fears she has lost sight of her financial reasons for tangling with Aidan and she, too, resists the idea of love. As the mortgage industry collapses, money begins to run out and their jobs become less and less stable. Feelings of love collide with self-preservation instincts and a new chapter of their life together begins.

Title: PERFECT MATE

Logline: A lonely, frustrated, software mogul, develops a computer program to create his perfect mate.

Synopsis: ROGER BATES, a thirty something, somewhat nerdy, billionaire, has had it with unrewarding blind dates, dating services, online matching services, bachelor auctions, singles bars, and gold diggers. In desperation, he creates his perfect mate by developing an ingenious artificial intelligence software program. Bates becomes obsessed with his "virtual girl," JACQUELINE. She's beautiful, highly intelligent, witty, easy to converse with, loves show tunes, Gershwin, his favorite movie, "Gone With The Wind," and even plays golf. Bates' obsession leaves him more frustrated than before so he launches a national advertising campaign, camouflaging it as a public relations promotion for his company Bates Software, Inc., to find the real Jacqueline...if she even exists.

Title: Frozen Icons

Logline: Terry Fosco thought she was in control of everything; but falling in love with your sperm donor is about as chaiotic as it gets. Frozen Icons: a dyslexic love story.

Synopsis: FROZEN ICONS, a romantic comedy, begins with Terry Fosco, a successful political cartoonist, "stalking" George Riani, a New York opthalmologist through the streets of Manhattan. George, confronts Terry and learns that, ten years prior, she purchased his semen from a sperm bank and gave birth to his two children. Terry has sought George out to acquire another donation to to conceive a third child. George refuses, but riddled with curiosity, agrees to visit Terry and her two children in Chicago. The two end up dating and making love. Several mornings later, George abruptly ends the relationship when he finds Terry's ovulation test in the bathroom. Feeling used as a "stud service" George returns to New York wounded and angry, but he longs for his newly found children. After many futile attempts to attain Terry's permission to visit the children, George sues her for joint custody in an unprecidented case. After several unpredictable and hysterical turns in action, love prevail

Title: My Bully's Sister

Logline: A guy seeks revenge on a bully by seducing his sister.

Synopsis: After barely surviving childhood bully days, Ryan has created a new image for himself as a womanizer and finally has the perfect plan to get back at Bumpy, his former tormentor: hook up with Bumpy's ravishing sister Megan, and then dump her so Bumpy can pick up the pieces. But what Ryan doesn't know is that Megan has her own personal score to settle... I'm a young, hard working and very dedicated writer. I've written and completed over 20 scripts of different genres. Two of my scripts are currently in pre-production in South Africa. I'm working with Bridget Pickering, she was South African co-producer of the Oscar nominated Hotel Rwanda. More information available at: http://www.fireworxmedia.co.za/team/bridget.htm