Category: Harlequin Historical

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 Five Reasons We Love Highlander Romance

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue Popular long before the fabulous Outlander series’ TV adaptation created a resurgence in the subgenre, Scottish Highlander romances have always been a staple of historical romance.  Let’s try to pin down some of that ineffable Scottish charm, shall we? 1. Major crossover appeal—I know a number of…

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Interview with…Eleanor Webster!

We’re delighted to introduce this talented Harlequin Historical author as she prepares for the launch of her latest Regency romance Married for His Convenience in December. Meet…Eleanor Webster! How did you get into writing? It started with Barbies…moved on to a grade 5 epic and evolved into a series of dramatic tales with rather too…

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Getting the Call: Meet Seana Kelly!

by Deirdre Meet Seana Kelly, our newest author with Harlequin Superromance! My call story is a little different than some of the others here. My manuscript was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance category in RWA’s 2016 Golden Heart® contest. On the Wednesday before RWA’s national convention, I was told that a Golden Heart® judge had requested…

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Getting the Call: Meet Catherine Tinley!

Our newest Harlequin Historical author, Catherine Tinley, shares her excitement over getting The Call! One of the biggest moments in the life of a writer is getting The Call. No, not “Calling” (though writing is, in a way, a vocation). No, this is an actual telephone call, from a real editor, saying they want to…

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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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A Historical #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, This week we are bringing you a Harlequin Historical Romance writing challenge! Sometimes characters’ actions in the present, just wouldn’t have been acceptable in the past! So your #writingchallenge this week is to: Motivate your rakish hero’s decision to take a virgin debutante to bed, whilst keeping him both alpha and sympathetic! We’re all…

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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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Announcing the Harlequin #HistoricalBlitz!

Do you love historical romances which sweep you away to another time and place? Does your heart race at the thought of a wicked rake, a rugged cowboy, a protective Highlander or a sexy warrior? Have you always imagined yourself as a willful debutante, an innocent governess, a sword-wielding Samurai or a demure lady of…

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I Sold My Book: Meet Jenni Fletcher!

Our newest Harlequin Historical author, Jenni Fletcher, shares her excitement about getting “The Call”!   I was out walking, on my way to the playground with my daughter when I got my first inkling of The Call. I heard a chime in my pocket and found a message from Harlequin’s Laura McCallen asking if I’d be free…

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