First Page Feedback – Kidnapping the Wrong Groom

Here’s an exciting story from Siren Allen! It’s aimed at Nocturne. “What do you mean you messed up? How could you’ve possibly messed up? This is the simplest mission you’ve ever had.” Katania held the phone away from her ear while her cousin continued to yell at her. So she messed up. They’d all done…

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First Page Feedback – At His Disposal

Here’s the opening for AT HIS DISPOSAL by @elledoo – aimed at Presents! If Raffaele Ferrarotto thought for one minute he was going to ignore her, he was dead wrong. Olivia shifted, trying not to feel exposed as her driver wound the car through the streets of New York City, bound for the Plaza Hotel and the…

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Carly Silver Goes Behind the Scenes on the “Front Matter”

There was a recent article that said a manuscript goes through nearly thirty hands on its journey to a finished book. By now you’ve hopefully seen the two main ones–author and editor–go back and forth, with the senior editor weighing in on the actual acquisition. And the copyeditor for the manuscript, of course! But over…

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First Page Feedback – True Dreams

Our next First Page Feedback is for True Dreams — aimed at Superromance by Kari Lemor (@KariLemor) TRUE DREAMS Prologue The bottle was empty. Damn! True Bannister stretched his arm out and relaxed his fingers. The bottle dropped onto the plush carpet with a dull thud. He shifted in bed trying to remember last night.…

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First Page Feedback – A Man’s Business

Here’s another First Page Feedback. Gina Rochelle (@GRochelle1025) has sent in a Special Edition story, titled A Man’s Business. Read and comment!   As the limousine turned onto SR 82, toward Aspen and the glitzy Paisley Hotel, Lexi Scott was understandably anxious. The stormy panorama outside the car window mirrored her emotions. She wouldn’t be…

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Harlequin Historical Heroes contest!

June is a month for contests! We’re delighted to announce that Harlequin Historicals will be kicking off next week. And can’t wait to get a peek at some of the rakish, dashing, devilish heroes that are out there! Enter our #HistoricalHeroes Writing Tournament and win a  detailed editorial consultation on your full manuscript,  Is the alpha…

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First Page Feedback — And Be My Love

Here’s a First Page Feedback for And Be My Love. @FionaMMarsden is aiming this for Harlequin E Contemporary! “Shaken not stirred.” The phrase filtered across Kate’s brain and sharpened, taking in the arrogant maleness of the dark suited figure already in the lift. Obviously a local rather than one of the ubiquitous holiday makers that swarm the…

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Harlequin Author Milestones – May 2014

The Harlequin Blog ran this earlier in the month, but it’s definitely worth repeating!   Congratulations to authors celebrating debuts and milestones with Harlequin this month! Debut Authors: High and Tight by Vanessa North Prom and Circumstance by Deidre Berry Her Wild and Sexy Nights by Theodora Taylor Binary Witness by Rosie Claverton The Alkaline…

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First Page Feedback – The Silver Cord

Here’s our first feedback!  Everyone please keep in mind that this is one editor’s feedback on the first page–and it’s what happens in the overall manuscript that makes the sale.  @JeanAMead is writing a light paranormal women’s fiction story that does have an engrossing opening… INTRODUCTION Against the corner of the house, veiled by shade…

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