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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Advice from the Archives: From Concept to Cover

As we continue with Inside Harlequin, today we bring you an updated post from our archives. Dana Grimaldi, associate editor for Harlequin Dare and Heartwarming, outlines the process of creating a cover, which starts with the combined brainstorming efforts of our authors and the art, marketing and editorial departments! A good cover does two things:…

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Inside Harlequin: Art with Louise McGrory!

  Today on Inside Harlequin, we’re excited to give you the inside scoop on all things art, as we chat with Louise McGrory, Creative Director for Mills & Boon and HQ in our UK office.       What does a typical day look like for you? No two days are the same with my…

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Inside Harlequin: Publicity with Lia Ferrone!

We are back with another post in our Inside Harlequin series—this time with Lia Ferrone, who is a Publicity Assistant for our Harlequin trade imprints MIRA Books, Park Row Books and Harlequin TEEN. What does a typical day look like, and what are the overall duties of your job? I’m the assistant for both the…

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