Category: Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Marie Ferrarella’s Ultimate Crush

Harlequin Superstar Marie Ferrarella is melting all our hearts at Romance HQ today with her Ultimate Crush! My biggest crush was also my only crush. By crush, I am referring to that oh-my-God-I-can-hardly-breathe feeling where your fingertips tingle, your knees feel weak. The room gets suddenly  hot and the whole world actually does fade away. It only happened…

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Series Spotlight on…Harlequin Romantic Suspense!

Murder, Secrets, and Scandals in Harlequin Romantic Suspense and The Adair Affairs By Patience Bloom In every Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, the romance takes precedence over the suspense. We love those gritty characters who grapple with hard choices, all while losing themselves to love. As the hero and heroine deal with extraordinary circumstances—crime, natural disaster,…

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Addison Fox on archetypal characters

  Addison Fox had written nearly fifteen titles before coming to Harlequin Romantic Suspense with her Steele family series! As a writer she’s fascinated by the archetypal characters–why readers respond to them, and what you can do to make them your own.    What’s So Appealing About Certain Characters? Whether we call them hooks or stereotypes,…

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Cracking Romantic Suspense according to Patience Bloom

Today we’re thankful for Senior Editor Patience Bloom, a favorite blogger here! So when she volunteered to tell us exactly what she wants to see in the next new author for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, well, we couldn’t wait to find out! Check out the Writing Guidelines as well… Harlequin Romantic Suspense: In Search of… By Patience…

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Lara Lacombe’s publishing debut with Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Thanks to the feedback from a few weeks ago, we heard that you were interested in the call/the first year as a published writer. Here’s Lara Lacombe’s account of her debut with Harlequin Romantic Suspense! My publishing debut with Harlequin Romantic Suspense By Lara Lacombe First of all, thanks so much for having me on…

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How to Impress an Editor by Patience Bloom

Patience Bloom, Senior Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, has her own blog on writing–RomanceIsMyDayJob.wordpress.com.  She’s volunteered (was coaxed!) to let us repurpose some of those posts here! This one seemed like the perfect introduction….   How to Impress an Editor… I was thinking a lot this week about what pleases me as an editor free coffee,…

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Focus on debut Harlequin Romantic Suspense author Mel Sterling

Mel Sterling finaled in the 2012 So You Think You Can Write Contest. Now she’s a debut Harlequin author. So how did she get to this point…? People sometimes ask me, “Where do you get your ideas?” These days, I can answer truthfully, “At the convenience store.”  My Harlequin Romantic Suspense book (due out in May of…

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Insight into Marie Ferrarella – Author Extraordinare!

  Marie Ferrarella sold her first book to Harlequin in 1983 and hasn’t looked back! Her 250th title for us will be published next year. Her energy and spirit is unrivaled, of course, but we wanted to know if there was another secret behind her creative mind.     According to the legend in my…

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