Monday, December 2, 2019

#GIVEAWAY 7th Annual Ho Ho Ho Harlequin Holiday Extravaganza Begins!

Wow where does the time go, can you believe this is my 7th annual Ho Ho Ho blog bash and what a year it's been for me so I'm definitely in the mood for some holiday cheer, I hope you are too!

This year I’ve got eleven Harlequin authors some old friends and some new each posting a special holiday message and Harlequin is once again offering a fantastic Christmas themed #Giveaway, for the HQN giveaway you can enter once per day and it’s open to US and Canada.

So let’s get this party started!

My first post is always dedicated to Harlequin and I thought I’d share with you just how easy you could be a Harlequin author, did you know that Harlequin series and Carina press accept unagented submissions from authors so if after you’ve finished a book and find yourself saying I could do that just click the links that follow!

Enjoy and Ho Ho Ho!

Harlequin is offering
One each of this fantastic group of Christmas titles
(see below)
US & Canada Only
Please Use Rafflecopter form to enter
Ho Ho Ho!

Write for Harlequin

Harlequin is always on the lookout for talented writers—from established authors to those just starting their writing careers. 
We publish a wide range of content and welcome writers from all backgrounds, cultures and communities to submit to the romance series or trade imprint best suited to their unique voice and story. We want to ensure all readers will see themselves reflected in the books we publish, and as such, are committed to publishing diverse and inclusive voices and stories. Get to know our various imprints and editorial lines to find out where you might fit into Harlequin's extensive publishing program.

Harlequin Series (sometimes known as "Category Romance") and Carina Press accept unagented submissions from authors. To submit to a romance series, click on the links below. Please submit to only one series at a time, with only one submission at a time. We accept submissions in English only. For writing tips and advice from our editorial team, visit
Carina Press, our digital-first imprint for adult romance and mystery, acquires for a wide range of genres, including LGBTQ+ fiction across genres. Carina Press is now accepting submissions for a new trope-based LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line called Carina Adores that will launch in early 2020. Visit to submit or click here for more information about submission requirements. 
For general inquiries, please email
Submissions to the following trade imprints must go through an agent: 

Graydon House
Graydon House Books publishes commercial women’s fiction showcasing multifaceted, provocative stories in hardcover and trade paperback formats. From lighthearted humor to emotional tearjerkers and edgier drama, Graydon House novels explore modern, relevant themes and unconventional love stories.

Hanover Square Press
Hanover Square Press publishes the fascinating stories of our world that readers can’t wait to talk about. Guided by a search for engaging ideas, unique subjects and fast-paced stories, its list encompasses a broad range of genres—from crime, thrillers, and high-concept fiction to narrative history, journalism and memoir.

Inkyard Press
 Inkyard Press (formerly Harlequin TEEN) publishes books for young adult readers across a variety of genres—from contemporary and mainstream to genre fiction, including horror, fantasy, mystery, romance and thriller. 

HQN Books
As the home to many of the genre’s best-known authors and exciting up-and-comers, HQN Books is synonymous with romance. Whether historical or contemporary, sweet or sexy, HQN offers something for every reader across all romance sub-genres and all formats.

MIRA Books
MIRA Books publishes binge-worthy reads and bestsellers from rising stars and established authors. Its extensive list includes multilayered relationship and family dramas, voice-y contemporary reads, thrillers and psychological suspense, sweeping historicals, speculative novels and more. 

Park Row Books
Park Row Books is the home for literary voices and powerful, well-crafted stories with broad, mainstream appeal. From literary fiction and book club fiction to suspense and narrative nonfiction, Park Row publishes an exclusive list of voice-driven and thought-provoking books that truly move readers and ignite discussion.

Stop by tomorrow and see what Christine Rimmer craves all year but only gives into at Christmas time.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Replies
    1. You too Natasha I hope your holidays are filled with good cheer and lots of giveaway wins! :)

  2. Merry Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful holiday.

  3. What a fantastic giveaway. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. I really enjoy reading a HQ from time to time but I have never felt the urge to write one. I know my limits!! I'll stick to being a happy reader. And admire the skill it takes to write such fine books.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway and have a Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas! Thank you for the chance to win.

    1. Merry Christmas to you and yours too Beth and you are very welcome

  7. I love the little lights on top of your website. So cute and festive!

    1. Thanks Diana I do too it's an html file that a kind blogger shares with us all.

  8. Merry Merry! This is a fun tradition! Rafflecopter is not loading after clicking this a.m,, I will be back!

    1. oh no holdenj it's working for me so yes try again later, maybe a hiccup and Merry Merry backatcha!

    2. Yep, fine this morning!! ☺

  9. Neat to learn about how Harlequin is so open to new authors and to learn about their publishing houses. I might some day soon have something to submit. :)

    Fun giveaway! I read the Brenda Novak book and loved it.

    1. Oh you so should write for them Sophia Rose, you know HQN maintains more authors than any other house and some folks won't leave no matter how famous they become
      Yeah I want to read that one too

  10. Sounds fantastic. Thanks for the chance.