Category: Harlequin Desire

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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10 Things You Need To Know About The Alpha Male

Do you love reading and writing about Alpha males? Then see if these top facts strike a chord…! He may have an enormous private jet/ sports car/ luxury yacht but there’s nothing this guy needs to overcompensate for… His bespoke suits/ cowboy boots/ scrubs look amazing on his muscular frame…and even better on the bedroom floor! He only…

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Weekend Writing Tips: Sarah M. Anderson

This weekend on SOLD, we have a writing tip from the wonderful Sarah M. Anderson, of Harlequin Desire fame! Hope you love it as much as we do, and follow Sarah on Twitter for more writing tips and information about her books! Happy Writing! The SOLD Editors x

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Advice from the Stars: Merline Lovelace

Today’s advice is from the fabulous Merline Lovelace! Read, share and enjoy! Merlin Lovelace’s 2015 RITA nomination in Contemporary Romance: Short is… Her Unforgettable Royal Lover A career Air Force officer, Merline Lovelace served at bases all over the world. When she hung up her uniform for the last time she decided to combine her love of adventure…

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Advice From The Stars: Emily McKay

Today, enjoy this inspirational quote from the wonderful Emily McKay!   Read, enjoy and share! Emily McKay’s 2015 RITA nomination in Contemporary Romance: Short is… A Bride for the Black Sheep Brother Emily McKay has been reading romance novels since she was eleven years old. Her first Harlequin Romance book came free in a box of Hefty…

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My Ultimate Crush: Richard Castle

Harlequin Desire author Janice Maynard is here this week to tell us why crime solving, mystery writer Richard Castle is her Ultimate Crush… My ultimate crush would have to be the character Nathan Fillion plays on the TV series, Castle. Richard Castle, author turned amateur sleuth, is a wonderful mix of enthusiasm and creativity, and…

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How To Make Sure Your Story Doesn’t Feel Episodic

This weekend, we’ve got Harlequin Desire Editorial Assistant Tahra Seplowin here to tell you about ways to ensure your manuscript doesn’t feel episodic! Enjoy her words of wisdom, tweet Tahra at @calixofcoffee and most of all, happy writing! The Sold team x

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Interview with… Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson first sold to Harlequin in 2010. Her Desire debut was A Man of His Word and since then, she has written 12 books for Harlequin Desire and Superromance. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is working with a fabulous editorial team. Follow @SarahMAnderson1 on Twitter, and on Facebook and check…

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