Awards: Pitch Perfect Pick

Every week, our reviewers nominate less than 10% of our submissions for the Pitch Perfect Pick award. These are new submissions that appear to have high potential. We take into account more than just the blurb, and often read a few sample pages before nominating a book. Professional quality covers, original concepts, Amazon reviews, and records of extensive editing are necessary. Those nominations are then opened up to votes. Whichever book receives the most votes in the first week is awarded the Pitch Perfect Pick award.

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Pitch Perfect Pick

Ted Bundy was never apprehended and is running for president. Jim, a contestant on a game show which has contestants competitively predicting the future by reading animal entrails, finds omen foretelling Bundy’s victory. As details of Bundy’s murderous past are uncovered, Jim decides to stop his ascent to power.

Scheduled for Review on April 9, 2018

The Book of Ralph is an uncanny adventure that uses humor, philosophy, and an alien invasion to explore the down to Earth concept of humility.

Pitch Perfect Pick

It’s 2096, and the most famous woman in the United American State, Marlowe Kana, has just been convicted of treason. The country watches with bated breath as Kana, a “United America’s Next Top Soldier” Hall-of-Famer, launches on an epic revenge campaign which glues every citizen to the Feeds 24/7!

Pitch Perfect Pick

THE UNRAVELING OF BRENDAN MEEKS is a first-person glimpse into the mind of a young man with schizophrenia as he deals with tragic loss. The result is a unique and unforgettable mystery clouded with hallucinations and fraught by paranoia.

Pitch Perfect Pick

It’s like Uber, but for killing monsters! What if Van Helsing hunted Dracula not because it was the right thing to do, but because she was a millennial trying to make ends meet?

Scheduled for Review on August 6, 2018

Love the eighties? Love romantic adventures? How often have you looked back on your high school experiences and just thought . . . WOW. Last Exit to Montauk will take you there . . . and more.

Pitch Perfect Pick

It’s the winter of 1947 in Ashley Falls, West Virginia, and a teenage girl has gone missing. Private detective Miller Brinkman takes the case, and soon discovers that his missing persons case is not an isolated incident, but part of an otherworldly mystery that may threaten the future of humanity.

Pitch Perfect Pick

Will Jordan O’Duffy take his guns to school to exact revenge on those who sexually assaulted him in the locker room, or will the illegal immigrant who befriends him keep him from doing something terrible that he will never be able to undo?

AD 2039: Project Alexandria is an initiative to give all humanity safe and equal access to all recorded knowledge. But one teen knows something is wrong. There are dark intentions behind Project Alexandria and the key may lie in a sonnet titled, “Day Moon”. All of history depends on it.

Despite its slow pace and a cast of characters you might not feel emotionally connected to, this is a novel worth checking out for its amazing world-building and its exploration on what makes up truth in the digital age—unsettlingly, something the world is experiencing right this moment.

Review by Day Moon

Pitch Perfect Pick

Alex’s genteel world shatters when she is dragged from a tourist bus in Mexico City, throwing her into the brutal world of human trafficking. When the trail leads back to those she loves the most, she finds that the most innocent and ordinary places that hide the most terrible secrets.