We KNOW She Can Write! SYTYCW Winner Amanda Cinelli’s Debut Romance Available Now

by Amy Loosemore, Harlequin.com Team

Last year, Harlequin/Mills and Boon’s annual So You Think You Can Write contest saw hundreds of entries and reader votes that ultimately crowned our 2014 winner, Amanda Cinelli. Amanda captured the hearts of editors and readers alike with her entry for Harlequin Presents, Resisting the Sicilian Playboy, featuring a feisty wedding planner heroine and sexy Sicilian hero. Editor Carly Byrne and author mentor Sharon Kendrick were thrilled to make The Call to Amanda to tell her that she won the  Ultimate Author’s Publishing Prize, including a two book publishing contract. You can watch Amanda receive the life-changing phone call here.

Now you can read the final product for yourself! Amanda’s winning romance, Resisting the Sicilian Playboy, is on sale at ebook stores from Harlequin Presents. It will also be available in print this October.

So what has winning SYTYCW been like for Amanda? She tells us how she got hooked on Harlequin, shares her Call story and shares some writing advice that she’s learned in this video:

Congratulations Amanda on your debut romance release!!!

About Resisting the Sicilian Playboy:

Suave, sensual and utterly scandalous…

Leo Valente is as notorious as the tabloids make him out to be. But feisty wedding planner Dara Devlin isn’t deterred. She needs his family castle for her top client, so she boldly accepts Leo’s outrageous challenge to be his fake girlfriend!

If Dara thinks her sensible suit and unwavering professionalism will discourage him, she’s mistaken. They only make Leo want to get beneath her buttoned-up exterior all the more!

Surrounded by the imposing walls and haunting memories of his opulent Sicilian castello, Leo finds seducing Dara is the perfect diversion—and claiming her will be this playboy’s ultimate prize.

Do you dream of being in Amanda’s shoes? Mark your calendars for the 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest this September, and check out the Sold Blog and follow @sytycwglobal on Twitter all year long for more writing events and advice from Harlequin/M&B  editors!

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  1. Sarah Morgan
    February 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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    Congratulations Amanda! Can’t wait to read Resisting the Sicilian Playboy 🙂 (I love Sicilians!) xx

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