Posts Tagged ‘romance books’

10 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance novels releasing July 1-6th, 2010

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

July 1-July 6

Blood Law: A Novel (Jeannie Holmes)

Unholy Magic (Stacia Kane)

Chains of Ice (Christina Dodd)

In Other Worlds (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

Undead and Unfinished (MaryJanice Davidson)

Demon Blood (Meljean Brook)

Bonds of Justice (Nalini Singh)

Cupid Cats (Katie MacAlister)

My Way to Hell (Dakota Cassidy)

Zombie Moon (Lori Devoti)

Q&A with Editor Wanda Ottewell

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood (a group of 2009 Golden Heart finalists) is hosting a Q&A with Harlequin editor Wanda Ottewell.

The Deets:

From today until Tuesday, June 15th, the Ruby Sisters will be asking you to submit questions for our Q & A with Harlequin Superromance Senior Editor Wanda Ottewell which will take place on Monday, June 21st. So here’s your chance to ask an editor all those questions you’ve been bottling up forever. And this is not just about category, this is about craft, industry, heck, ask her about Canada! She’s knowledgeble, friendly and has been in the business for a while. So….jump in and give her your questions.

Enjoy!

FREE Writing Workshop: Tension by Kris Kennedy

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I’ve been reading this month’s free workshop, hosted on Romance Divas, Tension by historical romance author Kris Kennedy. Great stuff!

Her intro:

I am so excited to talk about tension, because I think it’s at the heart of page-turning, bestselling, gripping stories that we can’t set down. We won’t be able to talk about all the different aspects that will affect tension in our week together,, but we’ll talk about three of the awesome basics, that can really get you started.

1) Story Questions On Every Page
2) Irrevocability
3) I Mean, Really, What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

Read the entire workshop free on www.romancedivas.com. You must register for the forums, but there is no cost to join. Enjoy!

Editor Pitch: Harlequin American

Monday, May 24th, 2010

From eharlequin.com

We’re at it again! And this time, we’ve got another of your favorite lines for you to send your heartwarming romances with strong family elements too! Harlequin American Romance is looking for YOUR manuscript and Senior Editor, Kathleen Scheibling will be on hand to take your pitch!

To enter, send a logline AND a one-page synopsis of your manuscript ( in the body of the email ) to Hosty Rae by June 28th

Five entries will be chosen by Kathleen Scheibling and those will be announced no later than July 5th.

Pitches will happen July 8th, at 2 pm edt. But read the rules below to ensure your entry can be accepted.

There will also be a one-hour editor Q & A prior to the pitch.

•NO currently published works to include self-publishing. Original, non-published works ONLY please!

• You MUST be able to enter and post inside the eHarlequin.com chat room. If you are unable to use the chat room and your submission is chosen, we will be unable to offer you another venue option and it will be unfair to an entrant who is able.

• You MUST have a completed manuscript that is targeted to Harlequin American Romance. Editors have the option to request partials or fulls.

• You MUST be available at the given chat time. As stated above, we will be unable to offer another venue or time option.

• Please include your member name, your full name along with your submission.

Harlequin American Guidelines
Editor Pitch FAQs

Harlequin Coupon Codes

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Many thanks to Smart Bitches for posting the discount codes for HQN’s latest sale. I can never have too many Harlequin Presents. Fast, fun reads!

For every print book you buy, you’ll get a 2nd print book FREE with coupon code BOGO43D.

This offer is good through 31 May – so buy early buy often!

And as I hunt through the big ol email o’coupons from HQN HQ, there’s also one for free shipping – I don’t know if you can combine it with the BOGO offer, but you might as well give it a whirl, right? Use code SHIP79WR Expires June 30, 2010, 11:59 p.m. EDT. One-time use only.

Q&A with Megan Records, Editor

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Once a month, over on the Brava Author’s blog, editor Megan Records is being kind enough to take questions from readers. And she’s willing to answer just about any question you have. This month, the questions (posted in comments) included what types of books her authors write, what her thoughts are on “dead” genres and trends, whether she’s open to unagented submissions, what sorts of books are her top sellers, and the list goes on. This is a great chance to learn more about a young editor who is building her list. Take a look!

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