Welcome to…So You Think You Can Write!

By Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd Once again Harlequin and Mills & Boon are searching globally to find new authors for all our category series. Always wanted to write a romance novel? Be sure to enter our Writing Contest. One lucky winner will be offered a fabulous publishing contract with the world’s leader in romance…

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First Page Feedback – Soul Tender

Sophia has sent in a Historical opening set in the 1920s–very intriguing!  Chicago-1926 Thyra Edward’s paused outside of the Pullman companies Chicago headquarters to straighten her suit, a heavily starched navy Pullman jacket and knee-length skirt. Company attire. Worn deliberately and, depending on the outcome of this summons by her employer, in defiance more so than out of…

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First Page Feedback – Heart Talk

Another Medical title! T.D. Jones (@TDJones5) has creating a great story! “I won’t work with him again!” Samantha Summers insisted as she took a seat in front of the large desk. She sucked in a deep breath and slowly let it out. The news announced to her caught her off guard. She never expected to hear that…

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First Page Feedback – Green Coat, Black Gloves, Red Handbag

A fascinating title–or shopping list?  Terry Barca (@terrybarca1) has some great visual images to capture readers in this romantic suspense story… It’s the middle of Winter and there’s a gun in my handbag. Actually there is a lot of stuff in there but mostly it’s the usual things that a woman carries, until you get to…

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First Page Feedback – Sweet Justice

Here is a Nocturne opening from Elle Clouse! (@ElleClouse) Not much paranormal, but there is something intriguing going on…. The shockwave rocked the fifth floor of the ChemPharm Industrial Company building. The lights flickered. Dust fell from the ceiling tiles as they shook in their rafters. She stood from her desk chair to look across the call…

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First Page Feedback – The Paramedic’s Precious Bundle

Our Harlequin/M&B Medical Romances are popular all around the world. With high-stakes emotion and action, it’s easy to see why! Here’s a submission from @abbey_Macinnis1  “Where’s she off too?” Jeremy watched with concern as a young woman ran across the road, straight into the path of the ambulance. From her place behind the wheel, Debbie…

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First Page Feedback – Changing the Narrative

Here’s one from a Kimani Romance! Office romances are always popular. Thanks, @QuinniePoo! Kayla sat in the huge chair behind her desk, glancing around one final time at the office she’d sacrificed so much to get. Everything looked as it always had: books tucked neatly on shelves, stacks of papers piled high on her desk, and her…

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First Page Feedback – Pentakagon

There’s something mysterious straight from the title! And we know plenty of people who love their coffee in the office… “Maybe this wasn’t such a bright idea,” Rosie thought, shivering as she built a fire in the rusty woodstove, her sole source of heat and cooking. The Girl Scout skills were still working, the wood…

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First Page Feedback – It’s a Love Thing

More Special Edition entries! @LeeKilraine has some good ideas in her opening… It was the binky’s fault. If Gabriella had been a thumb-sucker Arden would be free and clear by now, instead of facing down her worst nightmare. No. Correction. It was only her second worst nightmare. Her worst nightmare stood over six feet tall…

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First Page Feedback – Dark Souls

A few Nocturnes came in as well! This evocative opening is from @ImogeneNix…   The burning at the back of her neck warned her that she was being watched. A quick glance didn’t clarify it for her. Instead she turned around in time to see her mother’s face pale. “Mama?” She took a step forward…

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