Category: Series Spotlight

Spotlight on Harlequin Heartwarming

What we, the editors, love about our stories! Senior Editor Victoria Curran: If you’re new to Harlequin Heartwarming, we’re the “clean” line of contemporary romances. Our team of editors (who also edit Harlequin Superromance) send four “HW” books a month through to production. The stories are quite long for category romance at 70,000 words, but…

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Series Spotlight: Harlequin Romantic Suspense!

Today, we have Harlequin Romantic Suspense in the spotlight! Romantic Suspense is all about big, sweeping romances amid dangerous and suspenseful settings with the romance and emotional story driving the plot. Now, here are the editors with a list of the tropes, hooks, and other story elements they’d love to see in their submission box!…

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Series Spotlight: Harlequin Intrigue

This month’s series spotlight is on one of Harlequin’s top-selling category lines: Harlequin Intrigue.      From serial killers to domestic terrorism to small town conspiracies, Harlequin Intrigue novels are complex and compelling, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats with gripping romantic suspense. Danger lurks around every corner, and tracking down the perp is…

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Spotlight on…Harlequin Western Romance

Senior Editor Kathleen Scheibling introduces us to a classic Harlequin series with a new name. Harlequin American Romance is now Harlequin Western Romance! The name has changed but the stories remain the same. American Romance has published family oriented, western-themed stories for years now – so we thought we’d just make it that much easier…

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Historical Heroes: Take the Quiz!

Today is the last day of our #HistoricalBlitz, and we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have! We can’t wait to get reading! Now you’ve done the hard work and sent your submission into us, we thought you deserved a bit of a treat, and a fun quiz to help brighten up your…

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Series Spotlight: Kimani Romance

This month, the series spotlight is on Harlequin Kimani Romance and we’re looking for a few good men… Often times when asked for the characteristics of their dream man, most women don’t know what they really want. Instead they insist they know what they DON’T want and leave it at that. But shouldn’t a single…

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#HistoricalBlitz Top Tips!

The Harlequin Historical team is always looking for new and exciting voices which really capture passionate stories from the past. The #HistoricalBlitz is your chance to become our next new Harlequin Historical author! Submit your first chapter and pitch from the 16th May until the 31st of May and receive feedback on your submission by…

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#HWBlitz: Editor Wish List

And the survey says… I surveyed some of the editors who acquire for the Heartwarming series and asked them the key questions.  What are they looking for?  What have they seen too much of? Here’s what they told me: Claire Caldwell @cpmcaldwell “I’d love to see more diversity in Heartwarming, especially characters with diverse ethnic/cultural/racial…

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Series Spotlight: Desire

Welcome to today’s spotlight for one of Harlequin’s bestselling category lines: Harlequin Desire! At Desire, we publish reads that are emotional, dramatic, sexy, and romantic. Because Desire novels are category romances, we need to see character and plot tropes, but what you do with them is up to you! We want juicy, soap opera plots.…

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