by Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious (Harlequin Nonfiction)
On this Valentine’s eve, I thought I’d take just a moment to pay homage to the great people I like to call… my publishers. Because as I’ve mentioned before, getting a book deal is really, really hard. You need just that one group of people who will your way and like you and like what you do. And then be willing to take a chance on you. Sheesh, it’s kind of like a relationship. It is a relationship.
Who are these great people of whom I speak? They are Harlequin. Yes, famed for their romance novels. But alas, I assured my husband he wouldn’t have to pose for the cover, for they have a non-fiction department, too. But I know you know them for romance and desire and other such timely sentiments.
But my book is very much Harlequin‘s book, too. They’ve poured months and months into every agonizing detail of the book from the cover to the page inside to getting it in stores to spreading the word. I’m exhausted thinking of how much work they put into Sugarlicious. So this sugar is for them.
I made cut out fondant rectangles and wrapped them in more fondant. Then I drew some of their titles on the covers with my handy dandy edible writers. Propped them on top of cupcakes and you have romance novel cupcakes.
Thank you, Harlequin!!
Editor’s Note: What a gorgeous series of cupcakes, Meaghan! Thanks for stopping by and sharing them with us. I’m now tempted to lick my screen. And in case you’re wondering, I did a little sleuthing and found the original covers Meaghan based her cupcakes on: To Kiss a King by Maureen Child (Harlequin Desire); What Happens in Charleston… by Rachel Bailey (Harlequin Desire); Miss Prim and the Billionaire by Lucy Gordon (Harlequin Romance). Click the links to see the original covers! Now that you’ve seen Meaghan’s gorgeous creations, I have to ask: what’s the best (or worst!) Valentine’s Day treat you’ve ever received? Mine was beef jerky. I’m not even kidding you. ~ Olga