Category: Features


#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 […]

Trope it Up: Single Parent Romances
12th Mar / 24 Comments

Trope it Up: Single Parent Romances

Trope it Up: Single Parent Romances If you love reading romance novels as much as we do here at HJ, you definitely have a trope or two that you love to read about. Today we are Troping up on Single Parent Romances   I recently had a conversation with a friend about her […]

ionR: Are HEA-Endings Overrated?
5th Mar / 46 Comments

ionR: Are HEA-Endings Overrated?

ionR: Are HEA-Endings Overrated? Boring Even?   Today we are discussing the possibility that happily-ever-endings are overrated among authors and readers alike. Is it possible such endings can be boring among readers? Join us today and be sure to share your thoughts with us.   Without a single doubt have I […]

Caption This Cover
5th Mar / 13 Comments

Caption This Cover

Caption This Cover   Hello Ladies!   Let’s Caption this cover!     It’s a very unique type of cover, and it has a lot going on in the picture.

2015 Annual Report: HJ’s Year in Blogging & #Giveaway!
31st Dec / 44 Comments

2015 Annual Report: HJ’s Year in Blogging & #Giveaway!

Thank You for a Great 2015, Here’s to an AWESOME 2016!     Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 430,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 18 days for that many […]

ionR: Paranormal Heroes: Who are your Favorites?
31st Oct / 11 Comments

ionR: Paranormal Heroes: Who are your Favorites?

ionR: Paranormal Heroes: Who are your Favorites?   Since today is Halloween I wanted to continue with the theme of the eerie season with today’s article and discuss the sinful, alpha heroes of paranormal novels.   The first adult romance that I ever read was a paranormal-romance that my mom loaned to […]

ionR: Treat Yourself to these Paranormal Romance Reads!
10th Oct / 12 Comments

ionR: Treat Yourself to these Paranormal Romance Reads!

Treat Yourself to these Paranormal Romance Reads!   In honor of Halloween, we’re scaring up some romantic and spooky titles for your reading pleasure!   Autumn has officially arrived to the Midwest and that means it’s time for colorful crowns of leaves, festivals, pumpkins and of course Treat-or-Treat. Thankfully you […]

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