Category: Harlequin Superromance

#WritingChallenge: The first kiss

By Deirdre McCluskey How is your writing going, authors? Have you thrown down the first draft for the Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge and are you reworking, revising, rethinking, trimming and polishing? Let us know in the comments how you’re progressing! This week we’ve been talking about sensuality and writing sex scenes without…

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Top 10 Reasons to Feature Pets in Romance

by Carly Silver, Assistant Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense If you know me, you know I love pets. Dogs are (hu)man’s best friend; cats are loyal, if occasionally incomprehensible, companions; and who doesn’t love an unusual tale of a rabbit becoming a human’s BFF? Pets make great additions to romance novels, as well – but…

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#Writing Challenge! Create a Western anti-hero

by Deirdre and  Western Romance editor Megan Long We all have an image of the classic Western romance hero. That law-abiding, straight-shooting, white-hat-wearing rancher or sheriff who sweeps the heroine off her feet, saves the family ranch and rides with her into the sunset. But what would happen if he weren’t quite so admirable? What…

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Top Ten Reasons We Love Military Romances

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue and Harlequin Nocturne Military romances have long been a popular category romance subgenre. From Harlequin Intrigue to Harlequin Superromance, you can find the brave and bold men and women of the armed forces.  So what is it that makes us fall for every Navy SEAL we meet?…

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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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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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What Makes a Great Canadian Hero?

by Kris Fletcher There are just a few more weeks left to enter our Ooooh . . . Canada! Blitz. Today Harlequin Superromance author Kris Fletcher talks about what makes a Great Canadian Hero, well, great! The Ooooh…Canada! submission blitz has had a special place in my heart from the first I heard of it.…

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How do you raise the stakes in romance?

Looking to raise the stakes in your romance? Get advice from Victoria Curran @victoriacurran2, Senior Editor for Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin Superromance!   I think it’s pretty clear that readers are divided on the strength of the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. But I get why it became one of the…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Jo McNally

Our newest Superromance author, Jo McNally, on getting The Call!   It was a miserable Friday morning at my 9-5 job. In our five-person office, three people were on vacation, and the fourth was at a property hours away. So I was alone, trying to keep up with phones and emails and customers—it was not pretty. While I was on one…

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