Insight into Harlequin Kimani Romance from Rachel Burkot!

The Harlequin Kimani Romance group has bought six new authors so far this year! Check out their Writing Guidelines for the scoop on these vibrant, sensual stories. And read on to see what Associate Editor Rachel Burkot wants you to know! Kimani Romance – always looking forward! As the year wraps up, the Harlequin Kimani…

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Dozens of New Authors–and the Year Isn’t Over Yet!

As of November 2013 (that’s pre-SYTYCW news!) the Harlequin series editors acquired 70 new authors! Naturally the newer lines–Harlequin Heartsong Presents and Heartwarming–lead with 11 authors each. And the expanding Love Inspired Suspense brought on 7 new authors. Still, that means Harlequin Blaze, Undone, Kimani Romance, Love Inspired, Love Inspired Historical, Harlequin Romance, Intrigue, Kiss,…

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Harlequin Editors know conflicts!

Not the in-the-office stuff, of course, but how to spot a great one for a novel. Here are three tips… The Lowdown on Emotional Conflicts By Rebecca Dicks During my time as temporary Editorial Assistant on the Harlequin UK team, there’s one term I might have heard more than any other when we’ve assessed manuscripts,…

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Kimberly Rose Johnson’s Publishing Debut with Harlequin Heartsong Presents!

Here’s another warm and wonderful story about a debut author–who actually sold a trilogy to Heartsong Presents all at once! Kimberly Rose Johnson seems organized and goal oriented–and the results are great! The First Year in the Life of a Debut Author  by Kimberly Rose Johnson I’m excited to be with you today and sharing about…

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Cracking Romantic Suspense according to Patience Bloom

Today we’re thankful for Senior Editor Patience Bloom, a favorite blogger here! So when she volunteered to tell us exactly what she wants to see in the next new author for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, well, we couldn’t wait to find out! Check out the Writing Guidelines as well… Harlequin Romantic Suspense: In Search of… By Patience…

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Meet some Harlequin Editors at Next Week’s Open House!

Just wanted to remind–or inform if you didn’t know–that the fantastic Harlequin Community is hosting an Open House Extravaganza next week! Lots of discussion about books and favorite authors and holiday traditions will be going on in the Forums all day long Of particular interest to this crowd might be the live chats each evening with…

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Harlequin Editors Say Avoid Plotting Pitfalls!

Here’s another great insight from the UK’s “New Voices” competition a few years ago.  Characters Behaving Badly… Acting out of character for the sake of the plot is a no-no. If your characters start bending every which way just to reach your desired conclusion then you are writing puppets, not people. Individual motivations and reactions are…

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October Acquisition Roundup for Harlequin Series!

After a few (relatively) slow months, the Harlequin series editors were contracting many books in October! 181 individual titles were acquired for the various lines. Yep, 181! The most acquisitive lines were Harlequin Presents—with 25 contracted  titles!—Harlequin Intrigue with 21, Harlequin Romantic Suspense with 19 and Harlequin Superromance with 18 titles. Between 1-15 books were…

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Harlequin Author Milestones

The Harlequin Blog ran this a few weeks ago, but we thought it worth repeating! Here are the milestones for all the Harlequin authors (series, digital, single title) in November. Aren’t they a talented bunch? Debut Authors: Debbie Herbert, Siren’s Secret Amalie Howard, Waterfell Jenny Oliver, The Parisian Christmas Bake Off Kimberly Rose Johnson, The…

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Harlequin Editors Give Some Plotting Advice!

A few years ago Harlequin’s UK office–aka Mills & Boon headquarters–ran the fabulous “New Voices” competition. The editors gave a lot of tips, and good advice never goes bad!  We’ve repurposed some of it for you… Don’t let the Plot Get In the Way of the Story…. Have you ever wondered why you can’t get…

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