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Addison Fox on archetypal characters

  Addison Fox had written nearly fifteen titles before coming to Harlequin Romantic Suspense with her Steele family series! As a writer she’s fascinated by the archetypal characters–why readers respond to them, and what you can do to make them your own.    What’s So Appealing About Certain Characters? Whether we call them hooks or stereotypes,…

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First Page Feedback for Colonial Cousin

Here’s another Historical–@IsabellaHauthor (aka Isabella Hargreaves) features a potential Australian setting–very interesting!  1817 New South Wales The road from Emu Plains to Parramatta was unusually quiet on this warm November day. William Wardell was almost home – home being his verandahed Georgian house overlooking the Nepean River. He was eager to see his daughter Katherine again after three long…

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First Page Feedback – The Boxer and the Madam

And another Harlequin Historical submission for our First Page Feedback. @JewelCourt certainly has an engaging title! New York City 1880 Grace gathered her skirts and stepped carefully around the puddle of blood soaking the sawdust floor of the Hurdy Gurdy. Atop the blood floated a yellowed tooth. She looked away, coming face to face with the tooth’s…

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Katherine Garbera Can Write Just About Anywhere…

  Katherine Garbera is someone you most definitely pencil in her address in your contact book! But somehow she’s managed to write over 45 titles for Harlequin while on the move. Here are some of her secrets…   The View From Where? I like writing, actually I love it. What I really dig about it…

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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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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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