Favorite Historical Heroes…

The #HistoricalHeroes contest is winding down-the last day to submit is July 6th! Meanwhile, here’s a peek into the heroes that catch the UK editors’ attention… (Originally posted on the M&B site!) Who are the best #HistoricalHeroes of all time? With our #HistoricalHeroes contest well under way, here at Paradise Heights we thought the beginning…

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#HistoricalHeroes contest Top Ten Tips!

The editors have been busying reading and sorting and enjoying the entries for the Harlequin #HistoricalHeroes contest we talked about two weeks ago! Want to see what they’ve been spotting? (Originally posted on the M&B site!)  This week the focus is on those Viking style heroes! July 6th is the final day to enter…. #HistoricalHeroes…

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7 Questions for New Author Stefanie London

Today we’re highlighting debut author Stefanie London, who has a Harlequin Kiss out in July! Don’t miss your chance to grab Only the Brave Try Ballet in print–or wherever ebooks are sold on July 1st!  Seven Things Writers Want To Know! What got you interested in writing? It sounds so cliché but I’ve wanted to…

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Debut Author Andie Brock’s Revision Letter

A few days ago we highlighted new Harlequin Presents author Andie Brock’s first Call–and also Laura McCallen’s side of things! In her post, Andie mentioned getting a detailed editorial consultation as part of the prize, so we asked about it–and she and Laura volunteered the details! We think it’s a great letter, showing the scope…

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First Page Feedback – A Simple Deception

This could be the week for exciting weddings! Here’s our first Historical submission, A Simple Deception from Vanessa Grace…. It was the wedding catastrophe of the decade. Oh, but the ton would love it. An American heiress marrying the eligible Mr. Clyde Mosley had caused a stir behind the lacy fans. The fact the bride…

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First Page Feedback – The Paper Girl Next Door

Here’s the next First Page Feedback! The Paper Girl Next Door is by Elizabeth Cardoza, and aimed at Special Edition. Finn Patterson balanced a crate of leftover wine under his arm while he locked the door to his now-empty wine shop one last time. It occurred to him he should feel more emotion about this.…

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First Page Feedback – Cassie’s Story

Here’s another title aimed at Presents! Lexxi Callahan (@CallahanLexxie) has a dynamic opening! Cassie watched the floral staff load giant flower arrangements and greenery back into their service vans. Some ferns were so large it took two men to lift them. Her fingers touched her face. Shouldn’t she be crying? Shouldn’t she be feeling something?…

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Elizabeth Lane — Switching Between Historicals and Contemporary

 One of the best things about working at Harlequin is that we work with authors, not just lines (though editors do have primary allegiances to their home line). Here’s how one talented author–Elizabeth Lane–went from Historicals to Desire–and manages to balance both!  Tumbling Through Time For most of my thirty-five year writing career I never…

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