Getting the Call: Meet Tessa Rogerson!

As with most of life’s pivotal moments, I was wholly unprepared for The Call! I’d previously submitted to three Harlequin blitzes for different lines, including Dare, and made it as far as submitting a full manuscript and resubmitting that full manuscript with edits without getting an offer. So when I submitted another chapter to the…

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Holiday Romance

Here’s a post by Kayla King, brought to you from our archives! I confess, I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in September, but now that we’re firmly in December I’m all too happy to lose myself in holly boughs and twinkle lights without a lick of guilt! And what’s the…

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Do You Love Love, Actually?

Ah, it’s that time of year again when love is in the air, Christmas is all around, preteens cover Mariah Carey and that guy from The Walking Dead declares his undying love for his best friend’s wife with what you either consider a grand romantic gesture or the behavior of a stalker in the movie,…

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Carina Press announces new LGBTQ+ romance line is open for submissions

Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first imprint for adult romance and mystery, is launching a new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line – Carina Adores. Carina Adores will offer highly romantic happily-ever-after stories of royalty falling in love, secret babies, marriages of convenience, friends-to-lovers, single parents and more featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual spectrum, pansexual, transgender, intersex, aromantic…

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Holiday Movies with Harlequin

Popcorn and cocoa at the ready? Here’s your official reminder to tune in to these heartfelt Christmas movies based on Harlequin books, three of which are airing this month! Christmas with a Prince November  27: Available at WalMart December 9: UP TV (7 p.m. EST); Super Channel Canada (8 p.m. EST) Pediatric specialist Tasha Miller…

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Dear Editor, I don’t know where to start my romance novel!

Every now and then, we like to revisit some of our classic blog posts, which are still helpful (we hope). From our Advice from the Archives… Dear Editor, I don’t know where to start my romance novel! Help! Leah Dear Leah, Never fear! You’re not alone in this quandary. Sometimes, a writer will pen several…

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Interview with… Kimberly Van Meter

We’re pleased to have Kimberly Van Meter with us today. She’s here to tell us about the process of writing for both Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Dare. She will also tell us a bit about her December 2018 release, which is the first book in her new Military Precision Heroes mini-series. Soldier for Hire, your…

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Inside Harlequin: Copyediting with Taryn Ortolan!

In our final Inside Harlequin post, we talk to our colleague Taryn Ortolan, who gives us the nitty gritty on copyediting romance. At Harlequin, a book will go to the copy editor after it’s line-edited. After that, it’s on to Typesetting, who paginate the book and then a couple rounds of proofreading before it hits…

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Advice from the Archives: Line Editing with Carly Silver

Today, we bring you a post from our Archives as we continue our Inside Harlequin series. Harlequin editor Carly Silver offers a breakdown on what happens at the line editing stage of a book. By this point, the book has had a substantive edit, to work out the big-picture kinks with characterization and plot development.…

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10 Things Only a Romance Editor Knows

The following is adapted from a post in our archives. Working in the romance fiction industry requires some very specialist skills. Read on for the Harlequin editors’ top 10 list! 1.) Our internet search histories are not for the fainthearted (or children). 2.) It can be weird when the author uses your name for the…

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