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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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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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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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