Maili McVane’s Keeper Categories – Exploring Category Romance

Please welcome my guest, sometimes known as Maili and sometimes known as McVane. # I have a love-and-hate relationship with category romances. I love it because it has great diversity and I hate it because it lacks diversity. Either way, category romance novels are the spine of the Romance industry. It’s so part of the […]

"She’s So Unusual" – Exploring Category Romance

Category romances, contrary to many peoples’ beliefs, are not at all the same. Sometimes, they push boundaries. I have not yet read Mallory Rush’s Kiss of the Beast, a Harlequin Temptation that features an alien hero (the only alien hero I’ve heard of in a category), but it looks very interesting, and was recommended to […]

Victoria Janssen’s Keeper Categories – Exploring Category Romance

I had a difficult time narrowing down this list–I tend to keep a lot of books–but finally decided to choose books I am most likely to re-read more than once. (Also, I did not include any of Carla Kelly’s Regency categories because that would be the whole post. Take it as read that I recommend […]

SuperWendy’s Keepers – Exploring Category Romance

Please welcome my guest, the incredible SuperWendy! # When Victoria asked me if I’d be interested in doing a guest blog post for her, I immediately said yes, for no other reason than we both adore category romance. Yep, we’re both unabashed, slobbering fangirls for all things Harlequin, and aren’t afraid to declare our love […]

Mira Lyn Kelly – Getting the Call – Exploring Category Romance

Please welcome my guest, Mira Lyn Kelly! # All about “The Call” If you’re an aspiring author, you’ll know what I mean when I say we all have fantasies about “The Call.” Some may be vague and general, others elaborate and detailed. Mine were definitely of the latter variety, and usually followed by self-directed mental […]

Exploring Category Romance – Elle Kennedy

Please welcome my guest, Elle Kennedy. # Romantic Suspense: Finding a Balance When I first started submitting to Silhouette, I have to admit, I had no idea what I was doing. I read Intimate Moments (now Silhouette Romantic Suspense), and I thought, I could write these. But after several rejections, I realized that reading romantic […]

Laura Barth on Category Slush Piles – Exploring Category Romance

Please welcome my guest, Laura Barth! Laura works with the Harlequin Blaze and Harlequin American Romance lines. # Many hopeful writers probably wonder about the process that results in either a rejection letter, a revision request, or–for the lucky few–a contract. So I thought I’d try to dispel some of the mystery by explaining the […]