Category: Archive

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Sold!

Hi everyone, Welcome to the Sold Blog 2015! Let me introduce myself. My name is Flo Nicoll, I’ve worked at Harlequin for 6 years, and I’m an Editor in the London office – that’s me in the photo. There are many (many) things I love about my job, but one of the highlights has to…

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Today’s Video: The Proofreaders of Harlequin

It takes a team of hard-working people to turn your manuscript into a finished book that can be enjoyed by thousands of readers. Today, take a fun “behind-the-scenes” peek at our great proofreading department, dedicated to catching every “oops”.

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First Page Feedback – Written

Though the (in)famous Bulwer-Lytton (stolen by Snoopy!) line is cliched, starting on a dark and stormy night does work well sometimes… 🙂 Here’s a YA project that uses that image! Rain pelted the window. Summer storms were common in the mountains and Vhalla had no fear of the thunder which rattled the glass against her…

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First Page Feedback – Second Chance

Second Chance is a popular theme–but may be a bit overdone as a title! 🙂 Still, @VikkiHolstein has crafted an appealing opening… Kelsey stared through the bug splatter smearing the windscreen of her little Hyundai. Eyes unfocussed, she slowly shook her head. ‘I have no choice.’ Frowning, she shifted her gaze, took in the familiar…

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First Page Feedback – A Shot At Forever

A Single Title Contemporary–so HQN!–from @AvaQuinnWrites. This heroine has some interesting rules…   Rules. Sheridan Ward lived her life by three. It was because of those rules that she sat in this nameless bar on another Thursday night somewhere in West Texas. Her gaze swept the honkytonk and she sighed, feeling as worn down as…

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First Page Feedback – The Keys of the Music Box Witch

Ooh, time travel can be great–and oh, so tricky… @ARCook_writes has a wonderful imagination… Chapter One: Gunslinger The last one is waking up now. She groans as she sits up on the unfamiliar ground. Her eyes must be burning—she squeezes her eyelids together tightly and grimaces. Sensitive areas on the body tend to experience a…

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First Page Feedback – Desperate

First person is unusual in our series titles, but has worked. However, it doesn’t let the reader get insight into the other characters in the same way. Here’s K. Evers’s Romantic Suspense story…    Will this night ever end? I continue to fight the overwhelming urge to toss and turn, and deliberately attempt to regulate…

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First Page Feedback – Without a Doubt

Sandra P has a Harlequin Special Edition opening! If Mason Gray were to summon up a favorite female fantasy his ex-girlfriend Tara Michaels would rank up there with Angelina Jolie or Cindy Crawford. For bonus points he could even remember how Tara had felt wrapped around him as she sighed his name. Although considering she…

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