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Editor Wishlist: Patience Bloom, Senior Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Want to know what our editors are looking for in a submission? Then stay on top of our Editor Wishlists, highlighting what each editor is looking for on the hunt for their next romance! Here’s what Harlequin Romantic Suspense Senior Editor Patience Bloom is currently hoping to acquire.

I’m looking for:
  • Those always popular themes: westerns, babies, first responder stories.
  • Stories with diverse, multicultural or interracial characters, especially own voices.
I can’t resist:
  • Serial killers—in stories only, not real life.
  • Three-dimensional antagonists, villains who are just as compelling as the main characters.
  • Take-charge heroines who have baggage but know how to carry it while saving the day.
My recommended read from Harlequin Romantic Suspense:

Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal has some of my favorite hooks: reunion romance, dark secrets, family drama, and a stalker that tries to ruin everything. A lot of page-turning suspense in one juicy story. Follow me on

Follow me on Twitter @patiencebloom!

Harlequin Romance Suspense — Heart-racing romance set against a backdrop of suspense, these stories feature true-to-life women in extraordinary circumstances and the powerful heroes of their dreams.