Category: Features


Story time & Box-O-Books #Giveaway!
30th Jul / 85 Comments

Story time & Box-O-Books #Giveaway!

Story time & Box-O-Books #Giveaway! It’s a warm sunny day here in Southern California… Perfect beach reading weather.   Often, while I am at the beach enjoying a good book, I also love to people watch and make up stories about them in my head (such fun).   So today […]

ionR: Free Buzz Books, Romance
29th Jul / 3 Comments

ionR: Free Buzz Books, Romance

Free Buzz Books Offers 20 Excerpts from Best To-Be-Published Romance Titles:   Get a first look at the buzz-worthy Romance books before they are in print   Press Release: New York, NY – JULY 7, 2016 –The best place for booklovers to discover and sample some of the most acclaimed […]

Review: Love Between the Covers by Laurie Kahn
12th Jul / 14 Comments

Review: Love Between the Covers by Laurie Kahn

I recently had the honor of an advanced viewing of Love Between the Covers, which is a fascinating documentary that took us behind the scenes in one of the biggest genres in the book industry today: Romantic Fiction. Now obviously here at Harlequin Junkie we are ALL addicted to romance […]

ionR: The New Adult genre: Success or Failure?
16th Apr / 17 Comments

ionR: The New Adult genre: Success or Failure?

ionR: The New Adult genre: A success or a failure with romance readers?     The New Adult genre: A success or a failure with romance readers?   Today we are discussing the topic of the New Adult genre and asking readers the important question-is this genre a hit or a miss? […]

ionR: Reading Book Reviews!
9th Apr / 18 Comments

ionR: Reading Book Reviews!

ionR: Reading Book Reviews!   When to Read a Review: Before, After or During a Novel?   Today we are taking a break from our more heavier topics that we have been discussing here at HJ to examine when is the best time (if any) that a reader should read a review. […]

#HWBlitz: Harlequin Heartwarming editorial submission blitz
31st Mar / 10 Comments

#HWBlitz: Harlequin Heartwarming editorial submission blitz

Call to action: Do you have a clean, emotionally satisfying contemporary romance that celebrates community, family connections and true love? If so—we would love to see it!  Hi! I’m Kathryn Lye, a Harlequin editor located in the Toronto office. This past St. Patrick’s Day, I reached a milestone of having been […]

ionR: Should historical-romances feature erotic love scenes?
26th Mar / 28 Comments

ionR: Should historical-romances feature erotic love scenes?

*ionR: Should historical-romances feature erotic love scenes?   Today we are discussing whether or not readers think that a historical-romance should or should not feature erotic love scenes. Please join us.   I will make a confession and announce that I am devoted reader to historical-romance novels. I find there is […]

ionR: How Far is too Far?
12th Mar / 22 Comments

ionR: How Far is too Far?

ionR: How Far is too far? How Far Should an Author take a Series?   A romantic-series is as popular today as such novels were in the early 90’s if not more. From small towns, to second chance romances and even to military romances, series give us more than hero and […]

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