Category: Harlequin Desire

Make a Date with Desire: Desire editor roundtable

Turns out, you can judge a book by its cover. In August, Harlequin Desire has a new cover look, and the stories are getting bolder, too. SYTYCW will be checking in with Desire all month, starting today with a Desire editor roundtable. Watch our video introduction, and read the full transcript of the discussion that…

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Which Series Are You? Part 1

If you’re interested in submitting to Harlequin as part of our #RomanceIncludesYou initiative, one of the first questions you might be asking yourself is…which romance series is my voice right for? We publish twelve different series, with 4-8 books per month within each individual series. To help you make that all-important decision, below is a…

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#WritingChallenge: What’s in the box?

by Deirdre McCluskey This month at So You Think You Can Write has been all about conflict, and you’ve all been working hard to make sure your conflict’s captivating and your characters are authentically motivated. So this week’s challenge is for fun (but will stretch your creative muscles too!) No Harlequin romance categories epitomize fun,…

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Top 5 Bridal Tropes to Make You Hear Wedding Bells

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue It’s June, which is still the luckiest month of the year to get married according to ancient Roman traditions. To get married in June was to receive the blessing of Juno, goddess of marriage and childbirth. Nowadays it’s more about great weather and floral selections, but summer…

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Top Ten Reasons to Write a Holiday Romance

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue I confess, I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in September, but now that we’re firmly in December I’m all too happy to lose myself in holly boughs and twinkle lights without a lick of guilt! And what’s the season for but spreading…

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Interview with…Yvonne Lindsay!

We’re delighted to interview this talented Harlequin Desire author whose book One Heir…or Two? is out in November. So without further ado, meet Yvonne Lindsay! In her own words, as a typical Piscean, USA Today best-selling author, Yvonne has always preferred the stories in her head to the real world (which makes sense since she…

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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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Desire Special Call: The Final Checklist

As we leave you to your brainstorming for our Desire submissions call, here’s one last thing: a checklist to comb over before you submit your proposal! Final Submission Checklist: Query Letter: Does it explain what the story is about? Will the editor understand what your story is about based on your query? Does it include relevant writing…

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Desire Special Call: What We Do (and Don’t) Want

Hello again, dear writers! Yesterday we shared our special call for submissions. We’re looking for Desire writers to submit a proposal by March 31st, and we’ll give personalized feedback (and hopefully many, many requests!) by April 31st. Manuscripts do not need to be complete when submitting, but we hope to see fulls three months after…

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Call For Submissions: Harlequin Desire!

We’re Desiring Some Specific Submissions!   “What are you looking for?” It’s a question we hear all the time from agents, from writers, and even from our own authors. And we often give the same answer because it’s true. We want fresh, young, contemporary voices. We want manuscripts that are not only driven by classic…

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