Video: A Harlequin Historical cover shoot and tips from 2012 SYTYCW winner Jennifer Hayward

Our Harlequin Books Youtube channel is packed with book trailers, interviews and behind the scenes features. Take a look at two videos this week: a Harlequin Historical cover shoot and how to win SYTYCW with 2012 winner Jennifer Hayward.

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An author lives with her characters in her head for months on end while writing a novel. But she doesn't always get a chance to see those characters come to life in photos or film. Michelle Willingham, author of the Harlequin Historical series Forbidden Vikings had the opportunity to do just that when she participated in the cover shoot for her historical romance To Tempt a Viking.

A lot of planning and effort goes into a Historical cover. It takes a dedicated team of wardrobe designers, photographers, makeup artists and models to capture the essence of the book – and a reader's attention. Take a peek behind the scenes here!

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It takes more than luck to win the ultimate publishing prize with Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write contest. We saw hundreds of fantastic entries in 2012, and in the end, the prize went to Jennifer Haywood for her Harlequin Presents book, The Divorce Party. Jennifer has gone on to write four more successful books so far for the Presents line, and continues to write for Harlequin. In this video, Jennifer talks about what it takes to win So You Think You Can Write.

Check out more great videos on the Harlequin Books Youtube channel!

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