HEARTWARMING GIVEAWAY to Keep us Warm Through the Winter Storm… especially us Northern-Eastcoasters

Posted January 22, 2016 by Kris and Vik in Book Love, Coffee & Books, Giveaways, Home / 0 Comments

Let’s skip right to the good part…

WHAT YOU WILL WIN

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RULES (boo I know… but still)

Winner must be from US or Canada (not Quebec)

·          Recipient should be over 18

1 Winner takes ALL

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More info on Harlequin’s Heartwarming Titles

Wholesome contemporary romances that celebrate traditional values, strong communities, family connections and true love.

Heartwarming Key Elements

  • Clean, emotional, satisfying romances that readers can feel comfortable sharing with their mothers, daughters or granddaughters
  • Romance, family and community are strong features of these stories
  • Characters demonstrate traditional values, but exhibit flaws and overcome hurdles similar to those in other contemporary series romances
  • Conflict between the main characters should be an emotional one, arising naturally from the story
  • Plots unfold in a wholesome style and voice that excludes explicit sex or nudity, pre-marital sex, profanity, or graphic depictions of violence: references to violent incidents or pre-marital sex in the past are acceptable if they contribute to character development
  • Physical interactions (i.e. kissing/hugging) should emphasize emotional tenderness rather than sexual desire or sensuality: low level of sexual tension; characters should not make love unless they are married
  • No paranormal
  • No explicit religious or Christian content
  • Word count of 70,000 to 75,000 allows for breadth and complexity of story, and development of compelling sub-plots

For explanations and tips about conflict, dialogue and emotion, please click on How to Write the Perfect Romance

Harlequin Heartwarming is…

Similar in tone and feel to movies and TV shows like Sleepless in Seattle, Parenthood and Enough Said.

Did You Know?

  • Harlequin is one of the first publishers to recognize the growing clean romance market, publishing four original Heartwarming books each month
  • The editors are looking for both new authors and veteran writers
  • Heartwarming books are available digitally and in mass market paperback through Harlequin.com and membership in our book club
Source: Harlequin Page

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