Which Series Are You? Part 2

If you’re interested in submitting to Harlequin as part of our #RomanceIncludesYou initiative, one of the first questions you might be asking yourself is…which romance series is my voice right for?

We publish twelve different series, with 4-8 books per month within each individual series.

Yesterday, we gave you a snapshot of six of our series. Below is Part 2, with snapshots of the remaining six series. Any questions, let us know in the comments!

HARLEQUIN INTRIGUE

We Are…

  • Focused on crime-solving
  • A race against time, with the hero and heroine working together to figure out a mystery
  • High-stakes situations such as woman in jeopardy, stalkers and kidnappings combined with palpable romantic tension

Keyword: Edge-of-your-seat

We Aren’t…

  • Cozy mysteries
  • Graphically sexual or explicitly violent

 You Have…

  • A terrific plot built around a strong mystery

Read: Lone Wolf Lawman by Delores Fossen

Watch: Blue Bloods, The Bodyguard, Scandal

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HARLEQUIN ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

We Are…

  • Ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances
  • Romance against a backdrop of suspense
  • Military heroes and heroines, Westerns, law enforcement

Keyword: Romance meets danger

We Aren’t…

  • Procedural mysteries

You Love…

  • Fast paced, exciting romances with an element of danger

Read: Colton Copycat Killer by Marie Ferrarella

Watch: Criminal Minds and the Jason Bourne films

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LOVE INSPIRED

We Are…

  • Contemporary romance meets faith-based values
  • Relatable, emotionally satisfying and Christian
  • Smart, compassionate heroines and strong, honorable heroes
  • Set against a backdrop of family and community

Keyword: Character

We Aren’t…

  • Sex, drugs (including alcohol) or violence
  • Preachy or didactic

You Love…

  • Hopeful romances where faith can heal the heart

Read: Her Cowboy Reunion by Ruth Logan Herne

Watch: Touched by an Angel

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LOVE INSPIRED SUSPENSE

We Are…

  • Courageous characters facing challenges to their faith…and their lives
  • Gripping suspense and emotionally compelling romance
  • Aligned with Christian values (no drugs, alcohol, gambling, profanity or premarital sex by Christian characters)
  • Romantic tension rather than sexual desire

Keyword: Protector

We Aren’t…

  • Graphically violent
  • Didactic or preachy

You Love…

  • Dangerous situations, high emotional stakes and loyal characters

Read: Joint Investigation by Terri Reed

Watch: Bones for the solid suspense stories and the romantic tension between the characters

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HARLEQUIN HISTORICAL

We Are…

  • Richly textured and incredibly romantic
  • Filled with vivid details that bring the setting to life
  • Sensual or sexy, it’s up to you
  • Rakes, rogues, Highlanders, Vikings…or a powerful hero from your favorite historical era

Keyword: Sweeping

We Aren’t…

  • Paranormal or timeslip

You Love…

  • Being carried away to another era and immersed in a passionate love story

Read: From Ruin to Riches by Louise Allen

Watch: Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark

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HARLEQUIN MEDICAL ROMANCE

We Are…

  • Hotshot surgeons, passionate midwives, dedicated doctors and other medical professionals
  • Life-affirming stories of learning to love amid the drama of saving lives
  • International settings

Keyword: Life-affirming

We Aren’t…

  • Suspense, revenge, medical drama without the romance
  • Gory or overtly technical

You Love…

  • Medical TV drama and emotional, working-together stories

Read: One Tiny Miracle by Carol Marinelli

Watch: Grey’s Anatomy

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