Category: Archive

Carly Silver Goes Behind the Scenes on the “Front Matter”

There was a recent article that said a manuscript goes through nearly thirty hands on its journey to a finished book. By now you’ve hopefully seen the two main ones–author and editor–go back and forth, with the senior editor weighing in on the actual acquisition. And the copyeditor for the manuscript, of course! But over…

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First Page Feedback – True Dreams

Our next First Page Feedback is for True Dreams — aimed at Superromance by Kari Lemor (@KariLemor) TRUE DREAMS Prologue The bottle was empty. Damn! True Bannister stretched his arm out and relaxed his fingers. The bottle dropped onto the plush carpet with a dull thud. He shifted in bed trying to remember last night.…

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First Page Feedback – A Man’s Business

Here’s another First Page Feedback. Gina Rochelle (@GRochelle1025) has sent in a Special Edition story, titled A Man’s Business. Read and comment!   As the limousine turned onto SR 82, toward Aspen and the glitzy Paisley Hotel, Lexi Scott was understandably anxious. The stormy panorama outside the car window mirrored her emotions. She wouldn’t be…

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Harlequin Historical Heroes contest!

June is a month for contests! We’re delighted to announce that Harlequin Historicals will be kicking off next week. And can’t wait to get a peek at some of the rakish, dashing, devilish heroes that are out there! Enter our #HistoricalHeroes Writing Tournament and win a  detailed editorial consultation on your full manuscript,  Is the alpha…

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First Page Feedback — And Be My Love

Here’s a First Page Feedback for And Be My Love. @FionaMMarsden is aiming this for Harlequin E Contemporary! “Shaken not stirred.” The phrase filtered across Kate’s brain and sharpened, taking in the arrogant maleness of the dark suited figure already in the lift. Obviously a local rather than one of the ubiquitous holiday makers that swarm the…

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First Page Feedback – The Silver Cord

Here’s our first feedback!  Everyone please keep in mind that this is one editor’s feedback on the first page–and it’s what happens in the overall manuscript that makes the sale.  @JeanAMead is writing a light paranormal women’s fiction story that does have an engrossing opening… INTRODUCTION Against the corner of the house, veiled by shade…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Sara K. Parker!

  Today we’re highlighting Sara K. Parker who has recently joined the Harlequin family! She’s gotten some great insight from her sister, but it’s her own hard work and conviction and belief that brought her to the Love Inspired Suspense line! Here’s how she arrived…   Seven Things Writers Want to Know!   What got…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Avril Tremayne

Last year’s So You Think You Can Write contest brought forth a lot of wonderful stories and great writers. One particular favorite was Avril Tremayne who entered in the Harlequin Kiss and the Wattpad contests–and sold both titles! So how did this come about?  Some Things Writers Want to Know:  What got you interested in writing? The…

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Cristal Ryder Talks About Writing with Heat!

  Cristal Ryder’s written for Ellora’s Cave, Sybarite Seductions and Lyrical Press. So she knows about stories that are steamy, compelling, physical and just plain exciting! Happily, she’s volunteered to share her insights about how to write “hot”!   “your writing is on fire” Really? Awesome sauce! That’s what I’m hoping for. It can be…

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