Asked if I have a forbidden fantasy...Heck yes. And here's Part 1.

Harlequin is asking...
Do you have a Wrong Bed that hasn’t been slept in?
A Forbidden Fantasy that you’ve always wanted to try?
Or do you know a hot military hero you’d love to get your hands on? 

WELL,  YES I DO!!! The bucket list just runneth over. Oh hell, let me drop kick it cause this is my new goal. If I have to eat-sleep-and-get-it-tattooted on my body, I will. I'm going make this a reality.  And coincidentally, I've a sizzling romance fantasy that also may work out here. I'm a realist too, and know I might not get picked. No problem, there's so much going on. One day, some how, some way, this will HAPPEN!

I'm not selfish and I love company. So you come too, and tell a friend. Sharing is caring as far as I'm concerned. Writing isn't a finite universe even though sales ranks are the Louis Vuitton status symbol in many a writing world. If you think this is something of interest, then get crackin'!!

That’s right! Harlequin Blaze is having a writing contest! So if you have a manuscript that may be a fit for us, we want to see it!

Here’s how it works:

Send your synopsis (max 10 pgs) and first chapter (max 25 pgs) of a Harlequin Blaze targeted manuscript to from February 20, 2013 to June 1, 2013. One entry per person. In your e-mail please include your name, phone number and address, and name of manuscript.

  • The first place prize winner will have a Blaze editor as a mentor for a month for advice and guidance with respect to the submission.
  • The second prize winner will get a one-time editorial consultation regarding the submission, conducted vi telephone, with a Blaze editor.
  • The third prize winner will receive a six months’ subscription to the Harlequin Blaze series.

And to discuss the helpfulness of writing contests from the publisher’s point of view and the author’s….Kathryn Lye, a Harlequin Blaze editor, will be doing an hour long Q&A on the topic in May. Keep an eye out for date and time to come.

For the full contest rules, please visit this page.
For further info about how to write a Harlequin Blaze targeted manuscript, please see the writing guidelines.
Entrants must be legal residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) and must not have been published by Harlequin/Carina/Digital First.

Our editors have found fabulous new talent through Blaze contests. You could be next!

Finally, please do not post your submission in this thread. E-mail the address above instead. We’ll be announcing the winners at the RWA national conference in Atlanta, Georgia.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Opens on 2/20/2013 at 12:01 AM (ET) and closes on 6/1/2013 at 11:59 PM (ET). Enter via e-mail at Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are of the age of majority. Void where prohibited by law. One Grand Prize available to be won consisting of the editorial services of a Harlequin® Blaze® editor for a period of one month. One Second Prize available to be won consisting of a one-time editorial consultation to be conducted via telephone (initiated by Sponsor) with a Harlequin® Blaze® editor. One Third Prize available to be won consisting of a six month subscription to the Harlequin® Blaze® series (approximate value: $150 USD). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received and quality of submissions. Official Rules available online at Sponsor: Harlequin Enterprises Limited.

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