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RWA notes- part 4

by Kay~Kacey on 9/21/2007

From RWA National 2007 Harlequin Silhouette Spotlight. As usual all mistakes or misinterpretations are my own:

Harlequin Romance
50,000 – 50,000 words
6 titles a month
(from their website Silhouette Romance and Harlequin Romance)
traditional romance
new look
emotional depth-not tragedy
sexual tension, can have sex before marriage, no details

Presents
Harlequin Presents Collections
Mills & Boon
in August introduced stories aimed at younger readers. M&B Modern Extras-were published as these first. Now Harlequin Presents Collections

Hero-young, charismatic, compromised on things he holds dear, believable, great body, lighthearted, done well, but still climbing, sexy, sensual
Heroine- urban in outlook, hangs in bars, goes to clubs, global settings

smoldering, hint of humor & wit
looking for new authors.
Synopsis & 3 chapters

Harlequin Presents
Mills & Boon Modern Extra

50,000 words
8 titles a month
passionate, sizzle w/ sexual, sensual
Hero – alpha
Heroine – fiesty
international settings, exotic resorts
alpha male as fantasy, intensely focused on heroine
Marriage of convenience, secret pregnancy, royalty, revenge, Mediterranean heroes
send synopsis & 3 chapters

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