Category: historical romance

The Challenge of Writing Interracial Romance

by Evan Yeong Something you probably didn’t know about me is that I used to regularly run a blog largely focused on diversity in media. Imagine my delight, then, to discover that same emphasis here at Harlequin! It’s been an ongoing conversation within the SYTYCW team in particular, and one that gained renewed energy due…

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Writing Challenge: Culture Clash

by Evan Yeong Those of you who tuned in two days ago know that five Harlequin Historical authors took time off from promoting and writing their impending Sons of Sigurd miniseries and shared a little bit about what draws them to the Viking genre. There was a broad range of different reasons, from the era…

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Writing Challenge: Time After Time

by Evan Yeong Nowadays when we think of Historical Romance the first images that spring to mind are likely beleaguered estates, empire waist dresses, and other such hallmarks of the Regency Era. That may or may not be directly attributed to the film and TV adaptations of Pride and Prejudice that have been released roughly…

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Harlequin Historical: Creating Heroines for a World That Needed Them

by Evan Yeong Journalist, author and human rights activist Sally Armstrong is on record as confirming that there has “never been a better time to be a woman.” The implication being, of course, that any time before right now things were worse for the female population (and progressively more so, the further back you go). That’s…

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What the Harlequin Historical Team Want

by Hannah Rossiter When you put the words ‘historical’ and ‘romance’ together, the first thing that usually springs to mind is Regency. But what if you’re interested in historical romance that isn’t set in the years between 1811 and 1820? And what if you are? Here at Harlequin we’re open and eager to publish an…

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Top Tips for Writing a Harlequin Historical Romance

Are you keen to pen a Harlequin Historical romance? Whether you’re writing dashing dukes, brooding Earls, or dark medieval warriors, here are some key tips from the editors… Ensure what you’re writing is historically accurate And grounded in research, so that readers can be swept along in the beautiful historical world you’ve created! We love…

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Getting the Call: Meet Joanna Johnson!

This week we’re excited to introduce our new author for Harlequin Historical, Joanna Johnson! Read below to learn about her path to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin… When I saw Julia Williams’ name ping into my inbox last September, I immediately thought it must be the final rejection I’d been waiting for. We’d been talking…

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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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Top 5 Reasons Why We Love Regency Romance

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant to Harlequin Intrigue I don’t know about you, but a regency romance novel was my initiation into reading romance at large! So what it is it about this subgenre that keeps its popularity evergreen? 1. There’s a regency novel out there for everyone. Believe it or not, for a historical…

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