Category: romance

Holiday Movies with Harlequin

Get your popcorn and cocoa ready – Harlequin Holiday movies are coming to your screen this month! Christmas with a View November 1:  Netflix Global (excluding Canada, UK, France) November 17: Super Channel Canada (8 p.m. EST) This Christmas Thunder Mountain Ski Resort is abuzz when new celebrity chef Shane Roarke is named the new…

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Get A Look Inside Harlequin This Month!

Hey there, aspiring authors! We’re so excited to launch a special series of posts this month, and we want to tell you all about it. Are you curious about what goes on behind the scenes at Harlequin? Does understanding the many facets of book publishing pique your interest? Then be sure to tune in to…

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7 Spooky Romances to Watch This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and along the thrills and chills we can all expect from fright night, it’s a great time of year to cozy up with a romance—of the horrific kind, that is. Here’s a roundup of some of some wonderfully creepy romances you should treat yourself to this Halloween! Crimson Peak…

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What We’re Watching: Mr. Sunshine

By Katie Gowrie If you love sweeping historical dramas as much as I do, you might want to check out Mr. Sunshine. This Korean period piece takes us back to the Joseon dynasty at the turn of the 20th century, as activists fight for Korean independence. It’s worth it for the stunning cinematography and gorgeous…

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Romance Writing 101: Hooks and Themes

Another in our crash course series of instructive posts, this one by former colleague Grace Thiele, who revs up our enthusiasm with some info on hooks and themes… Hello, dearest authors! This week in an extremely wind-swept London, I’ll be writing about how to blow editors away with thrilling new takes on … bestselling themes…

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The Bold Type Recap: “Pilot”

by Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue Welcome to something totally new for SYTYCW! Today we kick off a brand new recap feature and I’m honored to give it a go with a show that premiered just this past summer on Freeform: The Bold Type. Inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna…

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Wedding Romances: Write Them Year Round

by Katie Gowrie As summer comes to an end, so does wedding season. And we at SYTYCW have some mixed emotions. While the constant events, the high heels and the unavoidable strain on our wallets are exhausting, we’ll certainly miss the gorgeous bridal gowns, the floral arrangements and the open bars. But the end of…

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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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Here’s your weekend #WritingChallenge!

Hello everyone, As you know, passion and chemistry is central to a good romance, and this weekend our #writingchallenge for you is… Tell us about the moment your character realizes that their one-night stand is their new boss! How do they get past that?! Looking forward to having a read of your wonderful responses! The SYTYCW Editors x

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A Heartwarming #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, At Heartwarming, we’re always on the lookout for stories with high stakes, where the characters must risk giving up what they want most in order to love each other. The strongest books weave together both internal and external conflicts to ramp up the action, emotion and romantic tension. This weekend’s challenge is: Show…

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