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An Editor’s Favorite Trope: Rejected Fated Mates

If you’re a longtime romance reader like me then you’re always on the lookout for something new. Whether it be […]

Posted on: June 27, 2022

Hooks vs Tropes: What’s the Difference?

“Hooks” and “tropes” are two words that category romance readers and editors throw around quite often. But what are they, […]

Posted on: November 11, 2021

Trope Twisting with Author Anna J. Stewart

In this post, author Anna J. Stewart talks about putting a fresh spin on a story and her latest Harlequin […]

Posted on: August 12, 2021

What We’re Watching: The Love Witch

By Deirdre McCluskey “Historically, men are not used to watching films that are made from the point of view of […]

Posted on: July 16, 2019

Advice from the Archives: Romance Tropes–Fab or Drab?

How can you employ the tried-and-true hooks without becoming cliché? Editorial Assistant Tahra Seplowin offers advice Ask a category romance […]

Posted on: August 16, 2017

#WritingChallenge! Secret Babies

by Deirdre Did everyone get a chance to read our interview with Harlequin Nocturne Senior Editor Ann Leslie Tuttle? If […]

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Plot 102: Romance Tropes: Fab or Drab?

How can you employ the tried-and-true hooks without becoming cliche? Editorial Assistant Tahra Seplowin offers advice.   Ask a category […]

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Keep It Fresh!

By Johanna Raisanen, Editor, American Romance So you've written a secret-baby story and you're debating about entering this year's So […]

Posted on: September 18, 2014