The World of Harlequin Special Edition!
by Susan Litman, Editor & Carly Silver, Editorial Assistant
Harlequin Special Edition debuts six new 55-60,000 word titles every month. From cowboys to tycoons, doctors to daddies, our heroes will melt your heart, and so will the feisty heroines who tame them. These contemporary romances feature intriguing and complex characters with meaningful, relatable conflicts, engaging dialogue and compelling, romantic happy endings!
September 2013 continues our popular continuity MONTANA MAVERICKS: RUST CREEK COWBOYS with USA TODAY Bestselling Author Leanne Banks’ THE MAVERICK AND THE MANHATTANITE, in which a city girl finds a cowboy she just can’t resist. Award-winning author Brenda Harlen continues her THOSE ENGAGING GARRETTS! miniseries with A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY, in which the hero meets a very pregnant woman stranded in the snow—and builds the family he’d always dreamed of.
Sheri WhiteFeather’s LOST AND FOUND FATHER, the first in her FAMILY RENEWAL duet, is a reunion romance in which a young woman, adopted as an infant, reunites her biological parents. Jennifer Greene’s THE BONUS MOM (an RT Top Pick) gives a new, and lovely, connotation to the term “stepmother”! Lilian Darcy’s THE ONE WHO CHANGED EVERYTHING opens her THE CHERRY SISTERS miniseries, featuring three sisters who run an Adirondack resort and find love in all the wrong places. Finally, debut author Caro Carson’s DOCTOR, SOLDIER, DADDY brings together a hunky military doctor who needs a mother for his son—and finds his forever with a struggling nurse.
The rest of the year is equally exciting for Special Edition. USA TODAY bestseller RaeAnne Thayne—whose latest installment of the COWBOYS OF COLD CREEK miniseries, A COLD CREEK CHRISTMAS SURPRISE, is out in December— delivers another emotional Hope’s Crossing story just in time for the holidays with CHRISTMAS IN SNOWFLAKE CANYON, due in November from HQN. USA TODAY best-selling author Christine Rimmer continues her BRAVO ROYALES series in November and December, while New York Times best-selling author Rachel Lee delivers a THANKSGIVING DADDY in November. Starting in September, you won’t want to miss a word of Harlequin Special Edition!
- Which upcoming Harlequin Special Edition title do you find most exciting?
- What kind of Special Edition hero do you like the most? Doctors? Cowboys? Dads?
- What is your favorite type of Special Edition story and why?