My Ultimate Crush: Captain Jean Luc Picard

Harlequin Romance/ Harlequin Medical Romance author Scarlet Wilson kicks off our new weekly My Ultimate Crush column, where your favourite authors explain who their number one crushes are, and why! Enjoy 🙂 Captain Jean Luc Picard. My favourite ever Star Trek Captain and there are lots of reasons why. Patrick Stewart was apparently puzzled to be…

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Interview With…Maisey Yates

Maisey Yates first sold to Harlequin in 2009. Her Harlequin Presents debut was His Virgin Acquisition and since then, she has written 43 books for Harlequin across various lines. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is the fabulous editors and the incredible art department! Such a creative and supportive group. Find @maiseyyates on Twitter,…

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Advice From The Archives: Don’t Let The Plot Get In The Way Of The Story

Welcome to the first in our new monthly Advice From The Archives column! This is where you’ll be able to find timeless advice from the Harlequin editors on how to write the perfect romance. This blog dates from the 2010 New Voices competition that Harlequin UK ran – so please forgive all the British-isms! It’s a long one, but it’s a…

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Sold!

Hi everyone, Welcome to the Sold Blog 2015! Let me introduce myself. My name is Flo Nicoll, I’ve worked at Harlequin for 6 years, and I’m an Editor in the London office – that’s me in the photo. There are many (many) things I love about my job, but one of the highlights has to…

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Congratulations to the So You Think You Can Write Grand Prize Winner!

Everyone at Harlequin/Mills and Boon was thrilled to announce the winner of the 2014 So You Think You Can Write contest — and our newest contracted author — Amanda Cinelli! Amanda captured the hearts of editors and readers alike with her entry for Harlequin Presents, Resisting the Sicilian Playboy. Amanda won the grand prize winner…

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This week’s Harlequin Books video features: How to Be an English Gentleman from Mills & Boon and Getting the Call with Jennifer Hayward

Our Harlequin Books Youtube channel is packed with book trailers, interviews and behind the scenes features. Take a look at two videos this week: How to Be an English Gentleman from Mills & Boon, and Getting the Call with Jennifer Drogell (Jennifer Hayward.) *** If you want to be the perfect English romantic hero, there…

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The Revision Letter: Why and How to Follow it to a T

By Associate Editor Rachel Burkot Hey authors, I have a secret for you! The magical way to firmly entrench yourself in the coveted position of an editor's good graces. Ready to hear it? It's simple—just follow a revision letter to a T, and we will love you forever! Now I know what you're thinking: I…

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In Your Corner: Meet the Team of Experts Who Want Your Book to Succeed

by Dana Grimaldi @DanaGrimaldi, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Heartwarming When Vicki Essex sat down to write her first book, Her Son's Hero, she was alone. Sure, Smartikus the cat was providing moral support, but Vicki was writing the way everyone writes, by herself, with her imagination and determination the driving force behind getting her story…

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Critique Partners: Working a Two-Way Street

By Patience Bloom, Senior Editor We editors often hear about writers getting feedback from their critique partners. Generally, we love that this relationship exists because writing needs critiquing. The "just finished" manuscript isn't at the stage where we step in (unless it's pure genius—and then, even we would be jealous). Sure, some people write books,…

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