UNLOVED, a love story

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ROMANCE MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER ADVENTURE DRAMA EPIC EROTICA MELODRAMA

Contemporary

Katy Regnery

Logline

The only child of Maine’s most notorious serial killer, Cassidy Porter promised his mother on her death bed that he would live a solitary, off-the-grid existence, so that his father’s terrifying genes would die with him. It’s a promise he can’t keep, however, when Brynn Cadogan, who harbors dark secrets of her own, stumbles into his quiet life.

Genre

Romance, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Epic, Erotica, Melodrama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

San Francisco, Maine, New Hampshire (the majority of the action takes place at a cabin in the woods)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Brynn heads to Maine to honor her deceased fiance by climbing his favorite mountain. Halfway up, the weather changes and Brynn is injured. Cassidy, who lives in the woods, finds her and nurses her back to health. They fall in love, but the circumstances of Cassidy's parentage complicates things.

Ending Description

There is a switched-at-birth twist that speaks to the question of nature vs. nurture; but also allows Cassidy and Brynn to build a life together without fear.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Cassidy Porter is the son of Maine's most notorious serial killer, Paul Isaac Porter, who murdered women up and down the I-95 corridor for years. On Cassidy's 8th birthday, the police come to arrest his father, who is subsequently murdered in prison. Pariahs in small-town society, Cassidy and his mother move off-the-grid to a small cabin in the northern Maine woods. His mother becomes obsessed with DNA and genetics and begs Cassidy never to procreate so that his father's genes die with him. But Cassidy is thoughtful, soulful and romantic, and this promise becomes almost impossible to keep when he falls in love with an injured hiker.

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Charming, Clumsy, Complex, Educated, Lone Wolf, Naive, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Heroic, Masculine, Underdog, Heartthrob, Honorable, Romantic, Secretive, Selfless, Beautiful, Sexy, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Brynn Cadogan

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Educated, Insecure, Romantic, Sexy, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Jackson Wayne Jr. (Wayne)

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Crazy, Lone Wolf, Villainous, Clumsy, Criminal, Masculine, Sarcastic, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Gramp

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Masculine, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Empathetic, Honorable, Leader

Logline

The only child of Maine’s most notorious serial killer, Cassidy Porter promised his mother on her death bed that he would live a solitary, off-the-grid existence, so that his father’s terrifying genes would die with him. It’s a promise he can’t keep, however, when Brynn Cadogan, who harbors dark secrets of her own, stumbles into his quiet life.

Short Summary

Brynn heads to Maine to honor her deceased fiance by climbing his favorite mountain. Halfway up, the weather changes and Brynn is injured. Cassidy, who lives in the woods, finds her and nurses her back to health. They fall in love, but the circumstances of Cassidy's parentage complicates things.


There is a switched-at-birth twist that speaks to the question of nature vs. nurture; but also allows Cassidy and Brynn to build a life together without fear.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Cassidy Porter is the son of Maine's most notorious serial killer, Paul Isaac Porter, who murdered women up and down the I-95 corridor for years. On Cassidy's 8th birthday, the police come to arrest his father, who is subsequently murdered in prison. Pariahs in small-town society, Cassidy and his mother move off-the-grid to a small cabin in the northern Maine woods. His mother becomes obsessed with DNA and genetics and begs Cassidy never to procreate so that his father's genes die with him. But Cassidy is thoughtful, soulful and romantic, and this promise becomes almost impossible to keep when he falls in love with an injured hiker.

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Charming, Clumsy, Complex, Educated, Lone Wolf, Naive, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Heroic, Masculine, Underdog, Heartthrob, Honorable, Romantic, Secretive, Selfless, Beautiful, Sexy, Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Brynn Cadogan

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Educated, Insecure, Romantic, Sexy, Strong Moral Code

Character 2

Name: Jackson Wayne Jr. (Wayne)

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Crazy, Lone Wolf, Villainous, Clumsy, Criminal, Masculine, Sarcastic, Secretive

Character 3

Name: Gramp

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Masculine, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Empathetic, Honorable, Leader

Supplemental Materials

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