Category: Harlequin Presents

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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Advice from the Archives: The Unpredictable Route to Happy Ever After

By Flo Nicoll, Senior Editor, Harlequin Presents and Dare In Romance HQ, unpredictability has become \\the\\ buzzword – we’re constantly discussing and promoting ways to ensure our authors are producing the most exciting stories possible. Our long-term emphasis on innovative emotional conflict means this has been on our editorial radar for a while. So, here’s the lowdown……

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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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Getting the Call: Meet Clare Connelly!

This week, we welcome new author Clare Connelly to Harlequin Presents! I grew up in a small, rainforest community on the east coast of Australia. It was before the endless parade of children’s shows on TV, and definitely before parents felt it was their duty to ferry children here there and everywhere. My sisters and…

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I Sold My Book! Introducing Angela Bissell

Drum roll please… We are so thrilled to share this delightful Call Story from newest Harlequin Presents author, Angela Bissell! Welcome to the Harlequin family! When I decided five years ago to have a serious crack at this writing business I joined the online Harlequin Community and lurked in the writers’ forums. I confess I…

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Author Confessions: How do you prepare to write a sexy love scene?!

This week, we’ve invited some fabulous Harlequin Presents authors to ‘fess up about how they mentally and creatively prepare to write a love scene! Enjoy 🙂 Abby Green, Harlequin Presents Well. I’d like to say that I set the scene by lighting candles and dimming the lights, before pouring myself a glass of wine and diving in, so to…

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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: Joanne Grant

Hi everyone, We really hope you’ve enjoyed all our Weekend Writing Tip videos so far! As of today, you can look out for these videos every other Friday – editorial food for thought to consider over the weekend 🙂 Today, we’ve got the UK’s lovely Senior Executive Editor Joanne Grant on to talk about the…

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SYTYCW Success Stories: Meet Amanda Cinelli

An interview with Amanda Cinelli By Carly Byrne, Editor, Modern/Presents It was my absolute pleasure to make The Call to last year’s SYTYCW winner, the amazing Amanda Cinelli, and to be her editor now. Amanda’s entry stood out because it had such an eye-catching opening (heroine straddling a nightclub balcony – one way to get…

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