THE CHA-CHA BABES OF PELICAN WAY

Frances Metzman franuc@aol.com 1170427117627

DRAMA EROTICA FAMILY ROMANCE COMEDY MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER CRIME

Contemporary

Frances Metzman

Logline

THE CHA-CHA BABES OF PELICAN WAY deals with romance among baby boomers (some millennials), women friendships, discovering new lives, the exuberance of the cha-cha with dance rules that apply to everyday life and a mystery rooted in murder and greed. The main character struggles to get past early dysfunction to start a new life and to make amends with an adult daughter. Soon an awareness that murders might be occurring in her retirement village forces Celia, the protagonist, to shed her feeling that she lacks the ability to problem solve. She soon puts her smarts to work to save herself and daughter from being killed and finding the villain. The question arises early on -- would you secretly move a dead body to save your friend.

Genre

Drama, Erotica, Family, Romance, Comedy, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Crime

Target Audiences

Age: 6 and under

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Florida

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Wild River Books

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

The Golden Girls meets Sex and the City and Ms. Marple. All that Celia hoped for in her new environment goes on hold as the complexities of the serial murders and embezzling emerge. Celia hardly believes her competence as she layers clue upon clue to save her own life as well as her daughter's.

Ending Description

Celia begins to believe in herself as she uncovers the real murderer. When someone else is blamed, Celia doesn't buy it. She goes to unusual ends to identify who it is but it is bittersweet. The killer is someone near and dear to some characters.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Celia Ewing

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Charming, Desperate, Funny, Gracious, Honorable, Insecure, Obedient, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Engaging, Leader, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Marcy, (65) her zany, sexy,outrageous friend,

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Complex, Sexy, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Perseverance, Desperate, Beautiful, Charming, Engaging, Insecure, Outspoken, Romantic, Unapologetic, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Allison, Celia's daughter.

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Gracious, Sarcastic, Insecure, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Leader, Beautiful, Sexy, Educated, Aspiring, Complex, Romantic, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Celia's beau from college, Stanton.

Age: 67

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Heartthrob, Perseverance, Complex, Educated, Masculine, Skillful, Clumsy, Funny, Blunt, Charming, Confident, Engaging

Logline

THE CHA-CHA BABES OF PELICAN WAY deals with romance among baby boomers (some millennials), women friendships, discovering new lives, the exuberance of the cha-cha with dance rules that apply to everyday life and a mystery rooted in murder and greed. The main character struggles to get past early dysfunction to start a new life and to make amends with an adult daughter. Soon an awareness that murders might be occurring in her retirement village forces Celia, the protagonist, to shed her feeling that she lacks the ability to problem solve. She soon puts her smarts to work to save herself and daughter from being killed and finding the villain. The question arises early on -- would you secretly move a dead body to save your friend.

Short Summary

The Golden Girls meets Sex and the City and Ms. Marple. All that Celia hoped for in her new environment goes on hold as the complexities of the serial murders and embezzling emerge. Celia hardly believes her competence as she layers clue upon clue to save her own life as well as her daughter's.


Celia begins to believe in herself as she uncovers the real murderer. When someone else is blamed, Celia doesn't buy it. She goes to unusual ends to identify who it is but it is bittersweet. The killer is someone near and dear to some characters.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Celia Ewing

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Charming, Desperate, Funny, Gracious, Honorable, Insecure, Obedient, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Engaging, Leader, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Romantic

Character 1

Name: Marcy, (65) her zany, sexy,outrageous friend,

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Complex, Sexy, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Perseverance, Desperate, Beautiful, Charming, Engaging, Insecure, Outspoken, Romantic, Unapologetic, Badass

Character 2

Name: Allison, Celia's daughter.

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Gracious, Sarcastic, Insecure, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Leader, Beautiful, Sexy, Educated, Aspiring, Complex, Romantic, Engaging

Character 3

Name: Celia's beau from college, Stanton.

Age: 67

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Heartthrob, Perseverance, Complex, Educated, Masculine, Skillful, Clumsy, Funny, Blunt, Charming, Confident, Engaging

Supplemental Materials

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