Getting the Call: Meet Rachael Stewart!

What a pleasure it is to welcome new author Rachael Stewart to Harlequin Dare! As you may know, this line of super-sexy romances debuts in February 2018 and we look forward to Rachael’s story! Publication date details to come. Here is how Rachael got The Call, in her own words… Okay, so I got the…

Read More »


Turning Up the Heat: The Key to Red-Hot Romance

By: Katie Gowrie & the Harlequin Dare Team Is opening the bedroom door on your hero and heroine the biggest challenge of writing a romance novel? Quite possibly. The romance writing community will have answers to this that run the gamut of opinions. Some might say writing sex scenes is tons of fun and totally…

Read More »


Writing Challenge results: Our Top 3 opening lines!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #writingchallenge on Friday!  We asked for your best bad boy hero opening lines, and you delivered. Your entries were creative, intriguing and entertaining. We loved reading them all, and had a very tough time picking favourites! But after much deliberation, here are our Top 3: “That’s my…

Read More »


Getting the Call: Meet Sharee Stover!

We are delighted to welcome debut Love Inspired Suspense author Sharee Stover with her story on Getting the Call! In her own words… I am a planner to the max. I’m the kind of person who buys the next year’s calendar the summer before. So, when I got THE CALL my planning went out the…

Read More »


#WritingChallenge: What’s your bad boy hero’s opening line?

Lately at So You Think You Can Write we’ve been all about bad boys and anti-heroes. Love him or hate him, the bad boy hero is a perennial favourite for romance readers. So this week’s writing challenge is short and sweet: Give us your bad boy hero’s opening line to the heroine. Sweet, sexy, funny,…

Read More »


Top Ten Reasons to Love a Bad Boy

What is it about the bad boy? Every time one shows up on the page our hearts race and we just have to know more.  I don’t know about you, but it’s one of our favorite tropes to pick apart.  So let’s get to it! 1. It’s forbidden. Sometimes we want something because we’ve been…

Read More »


Writing a Lovable Antihero

by Katie Gowrie Everyone loves a bad boy. Or maybe I should say—everyone loves a good bad boy. The guy that lives dangerously but knows how to reign it in at the right time. This month for SYTYCW150, we’re talking about sensuality, and turning up the heat is certainly fun when your hero has an…

Read More »


Write Your Romance in 150 Days: You asked, we answered!

You had a ton of questions about the Write Your Romance in 150 Days Challenge. We’ve attempted to answer them all here, broken down into topics: The Challenge The deadline is fast approaching and I’m worried my story won’t be finished. Would you recommend holding off sending it if the last three chapters are a…

Read More »


Write Your Romance in 150 Days Check-in: Ask the Editors

If you’re participating in our Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge, you’re over halfway to the finish line. Congratulations! It takes determination, discipline and hard work to complete a novel. Now’s the perfect time to give yourself a pat on the back. Celebrate your progress with a glass of champagne or your favourite chocolate…

Read More »


#WritingChallenge: The first kiss

By Deirdre McCluskey How is your writing going, authors? Have you thrown down the first draft for the Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge and are you reworking, revising, rethinking, trimming and polishing? Let us know in the comments how you’re progressing! This week we’ve been talking about sensuality and writing sex scenes without…

Read More »