The Great Love Inspired Author Search— Building Conflict

The Love Inspired team is ready to find new authors—could you be one of them? Find out by joining in our latest pitch contest: The Great Love Inspired Author Search! We’d love to have you join our terrific group of authors, and we’re excited to see your contemporary inspirational romance or romantic suspense stories. We…

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The Great Love Inspired Author Search— What We’re Looking for in Your Story

The Love Inspired editors are excited to invite you to participate in our newest pitch opportunity: The Great Love Inspired Author Search!  While the Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense lines each offer our readers a distinct promise, their objective is the same. We’re looking for compelling stories with engaging characters, a sustained conflict and…

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Getting the Call: Meet Taryn Belle!

This week we’re excited to introduce our newest author for Harlequin DARE, Taryn Belle! Read below to learn about her path to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin… My path to Getting The Call was an overnight success story…that was two-and-a-half years in the making! My career as an author began in 2014 with the publication…

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Advice from the Archives: Keep It Fresh!

by Johanna Raisanen, Editor (from a 2014 post on this blog) So you’ve written a secret-baby story and you’re debating submitting to us. Well, you should! But perhaps you’ve been told that secret-baby stories are so cliché! I recently read an article about “the worst romance-novel clichés,” where the author lists a lot of tropes…

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Top Ten Reasons to Love a Fake Married (Or Engaged or Dating…) Romance

This top ten list is off the desk of Megan Broderick, Assistant Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Special Edition. Fake Relationship is one of my favorite tropes of all time. It probably started with all those procedurals I watched as a kid where they would have to go undercover as a married couple and…

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The Great Love Inspired Author Search

The Love Inspired editors are thrilled to announce our newest pitch opportunity, The Great Love Inspired Author Search. Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense are on the hunt for some fabulous new authors, and we want you! If you think you’ve got the chops to wow us with your inspirational contemporary romance or romantic suspense…

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Best Movie Dates and a Valentine’s Day Writing Challenge!

As it’s Valentine’s Day – and we of course love love – we’re doing a Valentine’s Day themed writing challenge! The challenge: In a 3-5 paragraph scene describe your hero and heroine’s dream Valentine’s Day date, and show us their sparks flying! To get you inspired, some of the Harlequin team have reflected on of…

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Getting the Call: Meet Deanne Anders!

We are so delighted to introduce Deanne Anders, new author for Harlequin Medical Romance. Join me in welcoming her to the Harlequin family! Here is her call story, in her own words… My story has been a journey which started with making the SYTYCW contest finals, starting with the slush pile, and then receiving the…

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Writing Challenge: Set Them Up

By Deirdre McCluskey, Administrative Coordinator, Harlequin Series My favourite romantic comedy of 2018, bar none, was the Netflix movie, Set It Up. It’s clever, funny, sweet and romantic, and the chemistry between leads Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell is absolutely wonderful. If you haven’t watched Set It Up (and even if you have), I urge…

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