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Thursday, 2 July 2009

new 'modern heat' guidelines

Length: 50,000 words
Executive Editor: Tessa Shapcott
Senior Editor: Bryony Green
Editor: Joanne Grant
Editor: Jenny Hutton
Editorial Assistant: Megan Bassett
Office: London, U.K.

Modern Heat is a vibrant, sexy new stream of editorial that launched in the U.K. in 2006 and has been published within Harlequin Presents since May 2008 (two every month). Upmarket, glossy and sharply contemporary, these stories sparkle with lively dialogue and sizzling sensuality! They offer all the international glamour, passion and alpha-male heroes you expect from Modern/Presents, with a flirty young voice and a whole load of sass!

Written by talented, original authors such as Heidi Rice, Natalie Anderson, Kelly Hunter, Kimberly Lang, Anne Oliver, Anna Cleary and Lucy King, these entertaining romances reflect the life experiences of today’s young women, within a chic, glamorous and usually urban setting. The heroines are often your twenty-something girl-about-town but there's no compromising on the Modern Heat hero: he must be very alpha and absolutely to die for! There’ll be sparks flying when these two meet—and nothing short of fireworks once they get to the bedroom!

We are on the lookout for new authors who can convey that young urban feel with 21st-century characters, simmering sexual and romantic tension and, of course, that all-important hot sex! And our top editor tip: there is no better way to fully understand the Modern Heat experience than to read as many of them as possible!

For those of you hoping to one day write for Modern Heat, to aid you in your research ;), GETTING RED-HOT WITH THE ROGUE is out mid-July across the United Kingdom and Ireland, in October in Australia and New Zealand, and in November as a Harlequin Presents in North America.

Check out an excerpt here, or you can buy it online now. The fabulous Book Depository website has free delivery worldwide, and they also have my backlist Modern Heat novels A NIGHT WITH THE SOCIETY PLAYBOY and THE MAGNATE'S INDECENT PROPOSAL available still as well!

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