Category: Archive

Happy Release Day to SYTYCW winner Amanda Cinelli!

Happy Release Day to new Harlequin Presents author Amanda Cinelli, the winner of So You Think You Can Write 2014! Her debut title, Resisting the Sicilian Playboy, is available here – you won’t want to miss it! We hope you enjoy this short video of Amanda as she explains how she got hooked on Harlequin, where her…

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February on SOLD!

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying the new blogs and features on SOLD so far – we’ve certainly enjoyed putting them together for you! Any favorites? It’s always fascinating to know exactly what people are reading and loving! It’s 1st February now, which means The Most Romantic Day of The Year (officially) is approaching.…

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Send us your editorial dilemmas!

Hi everyone, Do you often find yourself facing the same problems in your writing? Is it always your hero who gets you into trouble? Perhaps it’s thinking of the best way to start your story? Or do you struggle with dialogue? Whatever the issue, the Harlequin editors are here to help! Send an email to…

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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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Today’s Video: The Proofreaders of Harlequin

It takes a team of hard-working people to turn your manuscript into a finished book that can be enjoyed by thousands of readers. Today, take a fun “behind-the-scenes” peek at our great proofreading department, dedicated to catching every “oops”.

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First Page Feedback – Written

Though the (in)famous Bulwer-Lytton (stolen by Snoopy!) line is cliched, starting on a dark and stormy night does work well sometimes… 🙂 Here’s a YA project that uses that image! Rain pelted the window. Summer storms were common in the mountains and Vhalla had no fear of the thunder which rattled the glass against her…

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First Page Feedback – Second Chance

Second Chance is a popular theme–but may be a bit overdone as a title! 🙂 Still, @VikkiHolstein has crafted an appealing opening… Kelsey stared through the bug splatter smearing the windscreen of her little Hyundai. Eyes unfocussed, she slowly shook her head. ‘I have no choice.’ Frowning, she shifted her gaze, took in the familiar…

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First Page Feedback – A Shot At Forever

A Single Title Contemporary–so HQN!–from @AvaQuinnWrites. This heroine has some interesting rules…   Rules. Sheridan Ward lived her life by three. It was because of those rules that she sat in this nameless bar on another Thursday night somewhere in West Texas. Her gaze swept the honkytonk and she sighed, feeling as worn down as…

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