Lydia Sharp πŸ’«βœ¨πŸ’« @lydia_sharp · 2w

A Hospital of Sapphire and Thunderstorms https://t.co/eeNoMGlKsI

sounds like Shutter Island meets X-Men and yes please #MSWL https://t.co/EIQl3fj8CQ

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 16

I spent the last #mswl day talking about just my YA wishes - but I want adult romance too! Contemporary any heat level & hot historical.

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 16

#mswl - adult contemp romance w/ wealthy powerful alpha heroes & strong "everyday" heroines - stories that involve travel - s3xy witty fun

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL I can list wishes all day long, so I'll stop there. If you aren't sure, JUST SEND IT. I can give to another editor if it's not for me.

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL YA contemp romance - some tropes I love - fake relationship, rivalry, mistaken identity, ugly duckling, brother's/sister's best friend

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL I also want YA contemp romance where the romance IS the story; the plot works to serve the romance rather than vice versa. Uses tropes

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL for YA in general any genre: characters with secrets; ill-fated lovers; heroes who don't feel they're heroic; villains we love to hate

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL contemp YA- wit & humor is always a plus, but I don't want comedy. I want drama, tough decisions, challenged beliefs. Laughter + tears

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL contemp YA with high stakes and high drama and a strong romantic element; witty characters; sharp conflicts; unique settings

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL I say this every #mswl day and I'm saying it again YA FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS IN ANY GENRE plus romance, always

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL The Hound of the Baskervilles.... IN SPACE. And the "hound" is some kind of Resident Evil-esque science experiment. Someone write that

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL for example: if you have put a teen Sherlock Holmes in space, and he's up against space-zombies, or whatever, send me that yesterday

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL I want the next YA Sherlock Holmes but it has to feel like a new twist in some way. Unique. ANY genre; doesn't have to be historical.

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL - to clarify, I'm NOT interested in strictly historical YA (at this time). It has to have some kind of fantastical element.

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL for YA historical fantasy, any era that's pre-20th century, any setting, and again, ROMANCE. Preferably lots of scandalous kissing! πŸ’‹

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL YA historical fantasy, YES, but the historical part of it can't feel dusty, old, or too formal. It has to engage modern teen readers.

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL speaking of blends, I LOVE contemp fantasy & I'd really like to see a new take on dragon shifters in a unique YA contemp fantasy world

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL I am actually very interested in sci-fi fantasy blends, so really, JUST SEND IT. If it's a good story, I'll figure out how to label it

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL since someone just asked... If you aren't sure if you have fantasy or sci-fi bc it's a blend, just send it. Good story is a good story

Lydia Sharp β„πŸ’™β„ @lydia_sharp · Feb 8

#MSWL what I mean by "science-based magic" is it can be explained by the science *of that particular world* but feels like magic to *us*