Category: Harlequin Special Edition

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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Getting the Call: Meet Kathy Douglass!

This week we welcome author Kathy Douglass to Harlequin Special Edition! I love reading. For as long as I can remember I was reading something.  That changed when I married and gave birth to two sons nineteen months apart. Then my reading became limited to children’s books and the ingredients on food labels. When my…

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Top Ten Reasons to Love a Cowboy

This just in, from the desk of Carly Silver, assistant editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (on Twitter at @carlyasilver)! Whether they’re sexy rancher-CEOs who know how to ride a bull as well as they can command a boardroom or sweet single dads who are just looking for a lady to lasso their hearts, here are…

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Special Edition Authors Confess: Balancing Secondary Characters with the Main Couple

Community plays a significant role in Harlequin Special Edition books! But how can you keep the focus on the couple in your story without neglecting secondary characters…? We asked our Special Edition authors to share how they strike the right balance in their books. Read on for our authors’ confessions… Merline Lovelace A larger cast of characters does present challenges, especially to those…

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Read the So You Think You Can Write 2015 Top 10 Finalists!

  Out of 55 So You Think You Can Write finalists our readers voted and narrowed the field to the Top 25. Now the Harlequin editors have  selected 10 finalists based on voice, content and writing skills. Congratulations to all of our finalists! We were thrilled with the imagination and diversity represented in our entries…

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Series Spotlight on… Harlequin Special Edition!

Recipe for the perfect Harlequin Special Edition Have you always wondered what ingredients go into a great Harlequin Special Edition? Here’s the recipe for a stellar Special Edition novel: Start with one sexy hero. Whether he’s a hometown single dad, a big-city billionaire, or a dashing rancher, he’s sure to make the reader – and…

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Advice From The Stars: Caro Carson

Happy 1st June everyone, and welcome to our Advice From The Stars: RITA 2015 month! As we all start to gear up for summer, conference season (and So You Think You Can Write!) is getting ever closer. So, to keep that inspiration simmering away, we’ve invited Harlequin’s *fabulous* RITA 2015 nominated authors to contribute their #1 writing advice.…

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Interview with… Christine Rimmer

Christine Rimmer first sold to Harlequin in 1986. Her debut was The Road Home from Harlequin Temptation and since then, she has written  95 books, most of them for Harlequin Special Edition. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is rediscovering the joy, excitement and power of love all over again with each book…

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I Sold My Book! Introducing Katie Meyer

Welcome to our first ‘Call Story’ of 2015, from the wonderful Katie Meyer! After finalizing in SYTYCW 2014 with her submission Paradise Found, she’s now been offered a three-book deal for Special Edition – look out for her debut book in October 2015. Enjoy her story about her path to publication, and follow Katie (@ktgrok) to…

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Carly Silver Goes Behind the Scenes on the “Front Matter”

There was a recent article that said a manuscript goes through nearly thirty hands on its journey to a finished book. By now you’ve hopefully seen the two main ones–author and editor–go back and forth, with the senior editor weighing in on the actual acquisition. And the copyeditor for the manuscript, of course! But over…

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