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Full Agent Profile: Saritza Hernandez


Saritza Hernandez

Corvisiero Literary Agency

Women's Fiction | Romance | Young Adult | Multi-Cultural | Gay & Lesbian | Offbeat/Quirky | Erotica | New Adult

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    • I’m actively acquiring romance titles in all sub-genres and young adult fiction, new adult and speculative fiction in the Gay & Lesbian market as well as erotica with or without a romantic element.
    • In the Erotica & Romance market, I’m particularly interested in contemporary romance stories featuring persons of color, intercultural relationships, small-town contemporary romances and historical romance set outside of the Victorian period. Would love to see a historical romance set in 1920s through 1940s or during the 1980s in the South, specifically. Am also looking for hard science fiction romance (space opera, interplanetary adventure with a romance story at its core) and erotica featuring accurate depictions of the BDSM lifestyle.
    • In the GLBTQ market, I am always looking for more erotic romance and sweet romance stories featuring characters who identify as “queer”. I’m also actively seeking nonfiction, speculative fiction, young adult and new adult GLBTQ titles regardless of a romantic element. (But love a good love story so if it happens to also be a romance, even better!) Would love a sports romance featuring GLBTQ characters in non-traditional sports: lacrosse, extreme sports, martial arts, rodeo, etc
    • She is NOT looking for Literary Fiction, Christian Fiction or any Nonfiction.
    • Saritza prefers that you paste the 1-2 page synopsis and the first 5 pages to the body of your query e-mail.
    • E-mail your Query with pasted material to query[at]corvisieroagency[dot]com

    • Saritza Hernandez is the Sr. Literary Agent at the Corvisiero Literary Agency and known as the first literary agent to represent authors in the digital publishing landscape. While continuing to seek traditional publishers for her authors, Saritza is the leading literary agent in digital publishing deals, according to Publishers Marketplace.
    • An avid coffee-drinker with a Kindle book obsession, she enjoys a steaming cup of strong Cuban coffee every morning while reading an erotic contemporary romance or action-packed science fiction adventure.
    • A strong advocate of the LGBTQ community, she enjoys fresh voices in LGBTQ Young Adult and New Adult genre fiction.

    Fiction | Erotica
    Jennifer Kacey's ORGASM UNIVERSITY, a woman has been called an ice cube in bed one too many times and she's determined to find out exactly where the problem lie; A university study to help with trouble orgasming is just what the doctor ordered, to Carrie Jackson at Ellora's Cave, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian
    Tara Lain's THE PACK OR THE PANTHER, about a big and powerful alpha werewolf with two things going against him, his inability to speak well in public and his attraction to the brother of his betrothed, to Elizabeth North at Dreamspinner Press, in a nice deal, for publication in 2014, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    Juliann Rich's SEARCHING FOR GRACE, the sequel to CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE, the coming-of-age story story of sexual awakening against the backdrop of the Evangelical Christian Church, to Len Barot at Bold Strokes Books, in a nice deal, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Heidi Cullinan's TOUGH LOVE, third in the SPECIAL DELIVERY series; in which a man has too many demons to get involved with another but as he gets to know the bright, determined young man whose Jennifer Lopez-inspired drag act redefines fabulous and fierce, whose budding inner masochist makes his sadist tremble with need, he begins to realize his relentless tough love might be the only thing that can set him free, along with SPECIAL DELIVERY and DOUBLE BLIND reprints, to Sasha Knight at Samhain Publishing, for publication in Spring 2014, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Damon Suede's BAD IDEA, in which a reclusive comic book artist gets swept off his feet by a rowdy FX designer who struggles to prove that love isn't a disaster and heroes don't need capes, to Elizabeth North at Dreamspinner Press, for publication in Fall 2013, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Daisy Harris's AFTER THE RAIN, in the sequel to FROM THE ASHES, a and recently dumped and soon-to-be college graduate's life is turned upside down when he learns he may have a STD courtesy of his cheating ex-boyfriend; then he meets the perfect guy in a firefighter on a weekend camping trip and realizes life is just not fair, to Sasha Knight at Samhain Publishing, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian
    Heidi Cullinan's LOVE LESSONS, when a young man starts college he realizes finding his Prince Charming isn't easy, especially when he's landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, to Sasha Knight at Samhain Publishing, for publication in Fall 2013, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance | Erotica
    Elia Winters's PURELY PROFESSIONAL, BDSM Romance about falling for the guy next door and learning that sexuality is not just about pushing your physical boundaries but opening your heart as well, to Angela James at Carina Press, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    Juliann Rich's CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE, about sexual awakening, set against the backdrop of the evangelical Christian church, to Len Barot at Bold Strokes Books, in a nice deal, for publication in Spring 2014, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Daisy Harris's FROM THE ASHES, a New Adult romance in which a gay college student moves in with a firefighter and his big, overbearing Salvadoran family after his apartment burns down, to Sasha Knight at Samhain Publishing, for publication in Fall 2013, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Heidi Cullinan's LET IT SNOW, a novella where a malfunctioning GPS sends a Minneapolis stylist into a Christmas blizzard in the Minnesota backwoods -- and into the arms of some very merry bears, who show him how to let loose, let go and find his heart again, to Sasha Knight at Samhain Publishing, for publication in Fall 2013, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    April Daniels's DREADNOUGHT, pitched as your basic queer coming-of-age story except with superheroes, wizards, and genocidal cyborgs, and LEGION, to Laura Duane atDiversion Books, for publication in 2016, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World). November 12, 2015.

    Fiction | Romance | Offbeat/Quirky | Erotica
    Elia Winters's EVEN ODDS, first in the SLICES OF PI series, where an introverted game designer has a fling with a flirtatious artist at a gaming convention, she doesn't know they'll end up coworkers, both trying to resist their chemistry despite overwhelming temptation, TIED SCORE, second in the SLICES OF PI series where an HR manager agrees to play dominance games with a submissive pastry chef, but she isn't expecting him to escape with her heart, and the untitled third in the SLICES OF PI series where after a one-night stand with a brilliant but uptight biomedical engineer, a fun-loving game programmer confronts insecurities about his life choices while each man wonders if their tempestuous affair might lead to love, to Elana Cohen at Pocket Star, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World). November 10, 2015.

    Fiction | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    J. Leigh Bailey's DO-GOODER, sent to spend the summer with his missionary father in Africa, a diabetic teen and his companion are held hostage by weapons-running mercenaries, and must survive long enough to be rescued, to Elizabeth North at Harmony Ink, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2016, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World). November 9, 2015.

    Fiction | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    Sean Kennedy's MICAH JOHNSON GOES WEST, in this sequel to THE REFORMATION OF MICAH JOHNSON, a young man's dream to play in the AFL (Australian Football League) comes true but now that he's three thousand kilometres away from his friends and family, being drafted to a team on the opposite side of the country isn't everything he thought it would be; it's a new team, a new town, but the same old problems, to Elizabeth North at Harmony Ink, in a nice deal, for publication in 2016, by Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency (World). November 5, 2015.

    Lust After Death
    Author:   Daisy Harris
    Genres:   Romance | Erotica
    Publisher:   Ellora's Cave

    Paper Planes
    Author:   M. Jules Aedin
    Genres:   Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Publisher:   Loose Id, LLC

    Bad Idea
    Author:   Damon Suede
    Genres:   Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Publisher:   Dreamspinner Press
    Some mistakes are worth making.

    Author:   April Daniels
    Genres:   Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    Publisher:   Diversion Books
    Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl. It should be the happiest time of her life, but Danny’s first weeks finally living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. Between her father’s dangerous obsession with “curing” her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and her fellow superheroes arguing over her place in their ranks, Danny feels like she’s in over her head. She doesn’t have time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer?a cyborg named Utopia?still haunts the streets of New Port City, threatening destruction. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.

    Author:   Juliann Rich
    Genres:   Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    Publisher:   Bold Strokes Books
    A shot at Olympic gold in ski jumping. It’s a dream that has been the exclusive property of male athletes. Until now. For seventeen-year-old Ellie Engebretsen, the 2011 decision to include women’s ski jumping in the Olympics is a game changer. She’d love to bring home the gold for her father, a former Olympic competitor whose dreams were blown along with his knees on an ill-timed landing. But can she defy the pull of gravity that draws her to Kate Moreau, her biggest competition and the girl of her dreams? How can Ellie soar through the air when all she feels like doing is falling hard?

    Danced Close
    Author:   Annabeth Albert
    Genres:   Romance | Gay & Lesbian
    Publisher:   Kensington Publishing
    Portland, Oregon, is one of the hottest cities in America. Just ask all the hard-working men sweating it up behind the counters of the restaurants, boutiques, and cafés all over town . . . Newly clean and sober, Todd’s taken a shine to his job at Portland’s most talked about bakery. It’s not just the delicious desserts they sell, but the tasty treats who keep walking through the door. That certainly includes Kendall Rose, a wedding planner with eyes the color of brown sugar and skin to match. Todd doesn’t try to hide his attraction to Kendall’s elegant confidence and unique style, even as he worries about exposing the secrets of his past. For Kendall, the attention is just part of the anything-goes Portland he’s grown to love. But he’s still looking for that special someone who will embrace all of him—including his gender fluidity. So he takes a chance and asks Todd to be his partner in a dance class leading to a fundraiser. When the music starts and he takes Todd in his arms, Kendall is shocked at how good it feels. Turns out taking the lead for once isn’t a mistake. In fact, it might be time to take the next step and follow his heart . . .

    Death Dancer
    Author:   Tara Lain
    Genres:   Romance | Thrillers/Suspense | Gay & Lesbian
    Publisher:   Pride Publishing
    A tattooed dancer and a by-the-book detective dance with death in the ego-fueled halls of ballet. Bad boy of ballet Valentin ‘Val’ Aalto stands poised on the verge of huge success—except for one big obstacle. Influential lead dancer Harry Hardesty hates Val and cheats him out of the lead in Romeo and Juliet. When Hardesty winds up dead, Val looks like a prime suspect—and gets thrown under the detailed and methodical inspection of the handsome NY detective with the stick up his butt, Andrew Preston. At first, Preston believes Hardesty may be the victim of the chilling Dancer Killer who’s struck three victims, but evidence stacks up against Val. Still, Andrew can’t seem to keep his hands off his suspect and when the Dancer Killer starts stalking Val, Andrew is forced to choose between his dedication to a job he loves and his growing passion for his beautiful dancer. Together Val and Andrew discover that chaos can be beautiful, one should choose desserts wisely, and love can even trump death in the rehearsal halls of ballet.

    Author:   j. leigh bailey
    Genres:   Romance | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian
    Publisher:   Harmony Ink Press
    Seventeen-year-old Connor works his butt off to maintain the golden-boy persona he’s created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, and a part-time job at his dad’s shop… every detail specifically chosen to ensure the college scholarships he needs to get the hell out of the Podunk town where he lives. The last thing he needs is an unexpected attraction to Graham, an eyeliner-wearing soccer phenom from St. Louis, who makes him question his goals and his sexuality. Sure, he’s noticed good-looking boys before—that doesn’t have to mean anything, right?—but he’s got a girlfriend. There’s no room on the agenda for hooking up with Graham, but the heart doesn’t always follow the rules. As he and Graham grow close, other aspects of Connor’s life fall apart. Family pressure, bad luck, and rumors threaten to derail his carefully laid plans. Suddenly the future he’s fighting for doesn’t seem quite as alluring, especially if he has to deny who he really is to achieve it.

    Single Player
    Author:   Elia Winters
    Genres:   Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Publisher:   Pocket Books
    Geeky meets kinky in the third novel of the sexy Slices of Pi series by RITA-nominated author Elia Winters, where the employees of a gaming company in sultry Florida work hard—and play even harder. Matthew Abrams finally has the life he’s always wanted—a promising career as a programmer at PI Games, a decent apartment in a nice neighborhood, and a thriving social life. And he’s perfectly content until he has a one-night stand with Silas Benson, a biomedical engineer with a charitable side to boot. Suddenly Matthew is doubting his life choices and worrying he might not be living up to his full potential. Silas Benson doesn’t have time for much else outside of work, and that’s how he’s always liked it. As a biomedical engineer, he’s at the cutting edge of advances in the field, and he’s not going to waste his life partying when he could be doing actual good in the world. After a one-night stand at his friend’s twenty-fifth birthday party, though, Silas feels his focus shifting toward a certain tall, dark, and handsome almost-stranger. When an emotional breakdown requires Silas to take a leave of absence from work, Matthew rushes to his aid and teaches him the merits of frivolity. Silas is an unwilling student at first, but Matthew soon has him in the groove, which makes for one steamy, wild ride. But is this a forever sort of affair, or will Silas abandon Matthew’s wanton ways in favor of a life of serious-minded solitude?

    David, Renewed
    Author:   Diana Copland
    Genres:   Romance | Gay & Lesbian
    Publisher:   Dreamspinner Press
    When interior designer David Snyder buys a beautiful century-old house in eastern Washington, he is reeling with heartbreak and looking for somewhere to put down roots. Unfortunately his new home comes with a laundry list of problems: electrical, plumbing, heating… things David knows nothing about. When his mother offers him the business card of a local handyman, David pictures an overweight, balding man in his fifties. But Jackson Henry couldn’t be further from that stereotype. Dark-haired, muscular, and handsome, Jackson left a large construction firm in Seattle to take care of his sick mother. However, his hometown still has an active “good old boy” network, and finding employment in construction is almost impossible for an openly gay man. Determined to persevere, Jackson takes odd jobs as a handyman. He’s exactly what David needs—in more ways than one. David isn’t ready for his attraction to Jackson, not considering the way his last relationship ended. But as the two men get to know each other, it becomes clear that the heart often knows best, and it rewards those willing to listen.

    Take a Chance on It
    Author:   K.A. Mitchell
    Genres:   Romance | Gay & Lesbian | Erotica
    Publisher:   Dreamspinner Press
    Left at the altar by his long-time lover, Spencer, and in desperate need of quality health insurance, Dane Archer can’t say no when his best man and best friend, Gideon DeLuca, steps in. But Dane and Gideon have history, tangled and passionate and complicated. After seventeen years of cat and mouse, Gideon has realized Dane isn’t the kind of man who ever wants to be caught, and he’s stopped playing Dane’s game. For Dane, it’s never been a game, but sexual fidelity isn’t his strong suit. Love is too beautiful for limits, something he’s never been able to get Gideon the control freak to understand. Now Dane has nothing but limits, including the timeline on his paper-only marriage to Gideon. Gideon’s the only person Dane trusts enough to lean on, and Gideon will do anything to get Dane through this crisis. Anything but fall for Dane again. Living together forces Dane and Gideon to stop circling and face what’s been between them all these years. They just don’t know if they have the power or the time to make things right. What they do know is that they’re not ready for it to be over.

    L. Perkins Agency