What has Harlequin Editor Clio Cornish Been Acquiring?

Our London office has been busy acquiring some exciting titles. Here’s Clio Cornish (@ClioCornish, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin® KISS™ & Harlequin® Romance) giving us the scoop on  Amber Page, a fabulous new author for KISS!

When I first read Amber Page’s submission to So You Think You Can Write 2013, my attention was instantly grabbed by her super-sexy working together story. I loved that the heroine’s uncharacteristically wild night had such jaw-dropping consequences, and couldn’t get enough of the heat between the central couple (especially once they’re competing for the same job, when their chemistry proves an epic distraction from the task at hand!). I was also really drawn to the heroine’s determination to get ahead as a woman in the irresistibly swish man’s world of a New York ad agency.

At around 30,000, the submission fell short of the word count for SYTYCW, but the idea at its heart showed way too much potential to let it get away that easily! I emailed Amber to ask whether she’d be interested in working with me to develop her story – and I was super-excited when she confirmed that she would.

Amber then worked incredibly hard, packing her story with emotional punches, teasing in scorching levels of tension and chemistry, and pushing her characters as far as possible. With each round of revisions we saw a tighter plot and firmer motivations, and I was absolutely over the moon to be able to make the HUGELY deserved Call to her last month. For Amber’s side of the story, visit her blog here: https://amberpagewrites.com/2014/03/the-one-call-every-writer-wants-to-get.html

Amber is a real joy to work with, and her first book, All’s Fair in Lust & War, will be published by Harlequin® KISS™ in September this year. Trust me when I say: you’re in for a treat!

 Check out more of Amber’s story  on her blog, on Twitter as @amberpagewrites or follow #HarlequinKiss for more info!

Thanks, Clio–we’re excited to see what comes next!