Joi and Payne

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER FAMILY MYSTERY ROMANCE

Contemporary

Sheila L. Jackson

Logline

A teenager texting while driving runs a stop sign and shatters Joi Campbell’s perfect life. Her husband and twin boys are killed as a result. Unable to start life over without them, she succumbs to grief and anger. But fate has other plans for the thirty-three-year old emergency room nurse. Her girlfriends book an all-expense paid trip to the Caribbean. There, Joi sees a familiar face from back home— Firefighter Wyatt Payne. Will the flames ignite in paradise between her and the sexy fireman? Or will the guilt of starting over stifle the fire before it gets hot and heated? After surviving a bitter divorce, love is the last thing Wyatt is looking for. But when he meets Joi, their friendship begins to blossom. However, his dangerous job as a fireman brings their budding romance to a halt. And to make matters worse, a secret he’s hiding threatens to push her away forever.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Family, Mystery, Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Port City, Louisiana and Caribbean

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Me, Virtuous Books

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Joi Campbell's husband and twin boys were killed in a car crash by a teen texting and driving. Her world became non-existence as she withdrew from life.

Ending Description

Wyatt Payne risk his life trying to save a young child from a burning home.

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

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Joi Campbell

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Religious, Romantic, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Educated, Faithful, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Wyatt Payne

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Confident, Heartthrob, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Leader, Religious, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Trina Payne

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Badass, Secretive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Complex, Manipulative, Seductive, Unapologetic, Charming, Confident, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Beautiful, Crazy, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Jett

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Outspoken, Seductive, Aggressive, Heartthrob, Manipulative, Adventurous, Heroic, Crazy, Masculine, Skillful, Badass, Confident, Sexy, Engaging, Sarcastic

Logline

A teenager texting while driving runs a stop sign and shatters Joi Campbell’s perfect life. Her husband and twin boys are killed as a result. Unable to start life over without them, she succumbs to grief and anger. But fate has other plans for the thirty-three-year old emergency room nurse. Her girlfriends book an all-expense paid trip to the Caribbean. There, Joi sees a familiar face from back home— Firefighter Wyatt Payne. Will the flames ignite in paradise between her and the sexy fireman? Or will the guilt of starting over stifle the fire before it gets hot and heated? After surviving a bitter divorce, love is the last thing Wyatt is looking for. But when he meets Joi, their friendship begins to blossom. However, his dangerous job as a fireman brings their budding romance to a halt. And to make matters worse, a secret he’s hiding threatens to push her away forever.

Short Summary

Joi Campbell's husband and twin boys were killed in a car crash by a teen texting and driving. Her world became non-existence as she withdrew from life.


Wyatt Payne risk his life trying to save a young child from a burning home.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Joi Campbell

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Religious, Romantic, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Educated, Faithful, Insecure

Character 1

Name: Wyatt Payne

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Confident, Heartthrob, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Leader, Religious, Romantic

Character 2

Name: Trina Payne

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Badass, Secretive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Complex, Manipulative, Seductive, Unapologetic, Charming, Confident, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Beautiful, Crazy, Greedy

Character 3

Name: Jett

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Outspoken, Seductive, Aggressive, Heartthrob, Manipulative, Adventurous, Heroic, Crazy, Masculine, Skillful, Badass, Confident, Sexy, Engaging, Sarcastic

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