Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

Title: If I can make it there...

Logline: British teacher Scott, went to Hollywood to chase his dream. What he didn't know was he was about to begin another journey more far reaching than he'd originally bargained for.

Synopsis: Scott Readman, teacher and thirtysomething singleton from England, has had enough of the day to day, facing off demanding bosses and lazy teenagers. The British weather, the distinct lack of romance in his life and a bank account he's got nothing to do with except buy his dopey friend Jim endless mid week pints, is really getting him down. So, one Easter, Scott sets off for Los Angeles in search of all that's missing in his life back home. He only has two weeks to convince tinsel town they want him to stay forever. If he makes it there, he's not going back to school ever again...

Title: It's All In the Vision WGA 830166

Logline: When a crazy psychic reads the future of a snooty-rich boy, she sees a vision of herself marrying him.

Synopsis: Psychic Sonya Bruschette needs her holiday to Mexico to happen sooner rather than later. Her neurotic spirit, who has been assigned to help her with her readings, and her crazy mother, a divorced sex-crazed older woman, are driving her insane. Sonya takes on one last client for some extra cash. When she does the reading for soon-to-be-married-snotty James Petrie something totally unexpected happens. She sees a vision of herself marrying James. She faints. For some stupid reason, even though Sonya knows everything happens for a reason, she runs into James in awkward places. Like the Bingo Hall. And on the plane when she is flying to Mexico. When Sonya is in Mexico, James's Gran goes missing. James loves his Gran and will do anything to find her. Even contact psychic Sonya. Sonya flies home to help James. As they work together to find Gran they fall in love. They get married in the ceremony Sonya saw In the Vision.

Title: The King of Broken Hearts

Logline: Logline: A female journalist is assigned to research a new internet sensation called the "Broken Heart Gram" and the man behind the idea.

Synopsis: The story centers on an uptight journalist whose assignment is to write an article about a new sensation that has hit the marketplace called the Broken Heart Gram. When a person has been on the wrong side of a broken relationship, they now can send their former significant other a Broken Heart Gram which contains a black or red rose as well as a clay heart broken in half. Bill McDonald's business is an unexpected success, and catches the attention of a major woman's magazine. They send one of their best reporters to interview Bill McDonald and write a feature article about the dubious achievement. Penny Meyers,a seasoned journalist tries to keep her personal cynicism and her own romantic troubles aside. Penny is also under pressure from her publisher to get the dirt on Bill McDonald. The story takes a life of its own as she discovers his secrete and attempts to mend his fractured relationship while jeopardizing her own, and her job.

Title: Purple Dusk

Logline: To renew contact with the girl of his dreams, Rex Ford blunders into a scheme to embezzle money from her husband's bank.

Synopsis: Rex is hopelessly in love with Sarah who, although in a troubled marriage, would rather just use him; not only to help husband Angus payoff his gambling debts, but to keep the bookies' from making-good on their threats. Possessed of a single- mindedness, Rex obliges Sarah to whatever she wants, and the three enter into a high-stakes scheme of theft from the very bank that employs Angus.

Title: 2nd Guessing

Logline: Thirty years later,a funeral reunites the high school super jock and the homecoming queen bringing back lost memories of burning passion and guilt-ridden heartache.

Synopsis: Larry and Diane had an on and off relationship in high school.It ends abrubtly when Diane visits Larry at college and he decides they lose their virginity.She feels it's date rape.Diane settles in Asia where she marries Jon,a slick businessman. Larry spends his entire career as an accountant at the local bank playing second fiddle to his high powered executive wife Helen.Years later Diane returns home for her mother's funeral.A sentimental Larry pays his respects.Emotions take over and they spend days catching up. Diane recounts the night at college and finds Larry had blacked out from drinking and had no recollection of the event.He feels shame but she foregives.They make love and start to plan the rest of their lives together.Jon appears after having embezellement charges dropped.Helen's promoton out of town falls through.Larry and Diane must make a choice. WGA Registration # I38026

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: A Coincidental Endurance

Logline: An endearing professor at a prestigious liberal arts college struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his wife, who, he learns, was having an affair in the days before she died.

Synopsis: Walter Burke has taken time off from his teaching to deal with his grief, and write his manuscript, "The Ethics of Love," about the logic of the most mysterious emotion. During the last year-and-a-half, he has slowly come to terms with the death of his wife, resigned to never know with whom she had an intimate relationship, and often commiserating with his best friend, Boyd. As he prepares to return to teaching, an unexpected and passionate affair with the florist who arranges flowers for his wife's grave stirs Walter's neglected feelings for love. Yet as Walter tentatively pursues a new love, he discovers Boyd has his sights on her, too. He backs away, not wanting to hurt his friend. The lover's triangle intensifies, however, when Walter discovers it was with Boyd whom his wife was having an affair. Feeling betrayed and bewildered, Walter can't seem to trust anyone, including his own instincts about his desire to love and whether he will ever love again.

Title: The Plan

Logline: Coincidences abound when a young woman saves the life of a familiar, famous stranger.

Synopsis: At eighteen, Tess Clark is certain she controls her destiny. Volunteering at the hospital, she briefly meets Jack, a handsome, witty writer recovering from an accident. Although they have instant chemistry, they go their separate ways. Seven years later, their lives have dramatically changed. Jack is a famous actor while Tess, coping with the loss of her husband, teaches Kindergarten. Their paths collide when Tess discovers a car accident and saves the life of an unconscious Jack. Overwhelmed and shaken by the coincidence, Tess remains anonymous and leaves the hospital. Determined to meet the woman who saved him, Jack appears in Tess' life and an unlikely friendship is formed. The romantic tension builds as they verbally spar through amusing texts, phone calls and coincidental meetings. When a shocking secret from Jack's past is revealed, they discover their pasts were more entwined than they knew. Life takes you where you are meant to go, with or without a plan.

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: 213 Melissa

Logline: After raising his daughter by himself, Scott Brooks loses her in a tragic car accident. Can beautiful Melissa put his life back together or is it the love of another little girl?

Synopsis: After divorcing, Scott Brooks loses his daughter in a tragic car accident. Emotionally distraught,he loses his job and goes to work as a Sales Counselor at the cemetery where Heather is buried. He meets Melissa who is going through a divorce and having emotional issues of her own. They connect but the timing isn't right and she drifts away. Feeling lonelier than ever, Scott leaves the cemetery and the city and becomes a Fire Fighter in Atlanta where he carries Sophie Tolliver out of a burning building. The smiling eight-year-old fills a void for Scott but had he seen "signs" that meant his relationship with Melissa was a matter of fate? 213 Melissa is a story of love, loss, laughter, redemption and heroes.