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We are looking for stories for our VTP series box set/sets.
What are we looking for?
- A themed romance that fits the series listed.
- The romance must be male/female, sweet to sensual romance. Please, no erotica or anything explicit in nature.
- Word count between 7000-35,000 words.
Hart Medical Romances
All romances will take place in someway at Hart Medical, a fictional hospital located in the 'real' town of Hartsville, SC.
Get your dose of romance, STAT!
Stories may be about a wounded hero or heroine who ends up at Hart Medical. The story could center the staff, one of the nurses or one of the doctors. It could be about a person who runs the coffee shop inside Hart Medical or the gift shop owner, or a flower shop owner.
Adjacent to the hospital, Hart Medical has a Medical Office Building that houses the Hart Medical Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center and Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. Stories can be centered there also.
Stories may also be themed around the town's yearly real time events like Arbor Day, Christmas tree lighting, an annual dance. Or make up your own fun event.
Genre: M/F (Sweet to Sensual) Romance should be the main focus, but you may add your own special twists to the story as long as Hart Medical is also a part of the story too. Holiday themed is welcomed as well.
What We'll Need: If you should wish to be a part of this new adventure, I'll need from you a brief description of your characters and where they work so we can add them to our growing town. We want the authors of Hart Romances to be able to build on these stories published by Victory Tales Press. We want the readers to visit and revisit the town again and again because they look forward to reading about the residents living there.
it be known that you are granted limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable,
revocable right to recreate Work, using elements from the Other Authors'
Elements. Please, keep in mind that this does not mean an author may take
someone else's character or place of business and make it their own. You may
mention a store/store owner, doctor, nurse, etc, in casual conversation only.
***Each story accepted will be published as a single eBook to promote the series.
***Series Box Set: 4-5 stories will be chosen by Victory Tales Press to be featured in a box set with special pricing for promotion and holiday sales. (eBook and print)
Interested? Then please, read below for the description of Hart Medical, events and other facts that may help with creating your story. We can't wait to read your tales!
Hart Medical Description:
Hart Medical Details for your story/stories:555 Hart Ave, Hartsville, SC (fictional)
For our stories, Hart Medical is ten minutes from Main St (real).
Nine minutes away from Magnolia Cemetery on South Cedar Ln. (real)
Five minutes from Burry Park on 131 Cargill Way. You would take West Bobo Newsom Hwy and turn on 5th Street to Cargill Way. (Real)
From Downtown-Take W. Carolina Ave(real street) to West Bobo Newsom Highway(real HWY) turn left then turn left again onto Hart Ave (fictional street) to reach Hart Medical.
Hart Medical is a 125-bed medical center built on a 45-acre campus, Hart Medical provides health care including a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center, a 12-bed intensive care unit, Maternity Center with six Labor, Delivery and Recovery suites, a Diagnostic Imaging Department and a pediatric wing. In addition to Darlington County, Hart Medical serves the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Lee and Marlboro.
to the hospital, Hart Medical has a Medical Office Building that houses the Hart
Medical Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center and Cardiac Rehabilitation
True special events hosted in Hartsville, SC:
The City of Hartsville Christmas Tree Lighting features musical and dance performances as well as the unveiling of the Santa Claus mailbox. The Christmas tree lighting takes place in Centennial Park during the Hartsville for the Holidays Celebration.
The Hartsville Christmas Parade takes place in Downtown Hartsville.
Summer events: The Screen on the Green series is designed to
provide more opportunities for family fun in downtown Hartsville during the
summer months. The showings use an inflatable 25-foot screen in Burry Park,
with all movies beginning after sunset. Click here to check out the the City of Hartsville's photo they have on their website.
Historical Places/people you may use in your stories to connect Hartsville with the other tales in the series:
Native American tribe: Pee Dee, Catawba, Chicora, Edistro, Sane, and Chicora-Waccmaw, who inhabited the region until European settlers arrived.
Hartsville first settlement began in 1760. The town was named after Captain Thomas E. Hart, who eventually owned most of the land in the community. Hart started a successful mercantile business, be lost it all in the depression of 1937-38.
Thomas Hart's son, John Lide Hart, purchased 495 acres of land in what is now downtown Hartsville. He established a carriage factory, steam-powered saw mill, grist mill, general store, and Hartsville Baptist Church.
Major Coker established Welsh Neck High School, which later became Coker College. He also went on to establish a seed company, oil mill, fertilizer plant, the Coker and Company General Store, a bank, and the Southern Novelty Company, now known as Sonoco Products Company. Even with his own successes in business, Coker and his family were unable to convince other business owners in the area to build a railroad spur, and so they decided to build their own, which became the Hartsville Railroad, completed in 1889.
The railroad would eventually become part of the South Carolina Central Railroad, and the Southern Novelty Company and Carolina Fiber Company merged to form Sonoco Products Company. Sonoco would eventually expand to a global scale and become a Fortune 500 company.
Please check out Wikipedia for details. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartsville,_South_Carolina
Hartsville, South Carolina, a dynamic small town in the South and is the smallest city in America to be the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company. Their businesses compete and thrive on a state level and a global stage. From multinational corporations to locally-owned upstarts, they have many opportunities.
(Photo purchased from Bigstock- for a visual of a small town.)
Things to do in Hartsville Cultural activities.
Cypress Tree Swamp/SC
Displays and programs of the Black Creek Arts CouncilTours of the Kalmia Gardens from the Historic home of Thomas E. Hart. Botanical garden and cypress swamp where the Black Creek flows. Click here for more information and photos.