As some of you may know, I have been dreaming of working at Harlequin since I was a teenager. My grandmother subscribed to the books (and still does!), then would pass them on to me. Nothing else could keep up with my need to read! I adored having a love of Harlequin novels to connect over as it was really the only thing we have in common.
For me, the company had always been so reliable. I could pick up any book in whichever line and they would have the same aesthetic –good writing, good editing, good ending. It got to the point where I was choosing my books based on who published the stories rather than who wrote them. Serious branding skills right there.
I tried applying to the company shortly after graduating from my publishing course, but I just did not have enough experience working with authors yet. I did not give up hope that someday I would end up working in the editorial department there, though. I just put it off to gain more experience in publishing and in life. Now that I am heading back to Canada soon, I started thinking about where I want to live and work… and that is when I saw a tweet from Angela James saying she would be looking for freelance editors soon!
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There are so many books and movies and apps based on finding that perfect person. We are a society of secret romantics who want nothing more than our own happily ever after. And among all those meet cutes and swipe rights, there are a few stories about someone else finding your soulmate on your behalf. Whether it is parents arranging a marriage, or a busy business man delegating the search, or just a really nosy friend who wants you to find love it all comes down to one thing: matchmaking. And have you ever wondered what it would be like to try out a matchmaker yourself?
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Synopsis: All anyone can talk about is the visiting prince, Sebastian, who has come to England to discuss trade agreements and choose a british bride. But when his personal secretary is found murdered after a ball, even a local Ladies Gazette speculates on the culprit after receiving an anonymous tip. Sebastian tracks down the gazette owners, and teams up with Eliza to catch the murderer. He was not expecting to fall for a commoner –something his father would never allow– and now he has to choose between his country or his heart. Continue reading “Book Review: The Princess Plan by Julia London”
Synopsis: Logan Hunt was offered the opportunity of a lifetime that would allow him to escape the poverty he grew up in. He was given a football scholarship. There was a catch, though, and one of the many rules he had to follow was ‘no women’. It wouldn’t have been a problem if he hadn’t met the coach’s daughter Jess. Falling for her would not only get him kicked off the team, but could completely derail his future. So, for now, he had no choice but to be in the friend zone… Continue reading “Book Review: The (Fri)End Zone by Sariah Wilson”
The (Fri)end Zone by Sariah Wilson
Triangles were already my least favourite shape, and I had no intention of being part of one. Even an imaginary one, since neither guy had actually expressed any interest me. I was a one-fantasy-crush-at-a-time kind of girl.
Only zombies like girls for their brain.
“Maybe she’s telling him she got sorted into Slytherin House?
And with him being such a Hufflepuff, they’ll never be together.”
Synopsis: After a bad breakup with an emotionally abusive ex Georgina reinvents herself as George, PR girl-boss. However, when she is assigned to rebrand a men’s lifestyle magazine her wounded self-confidence has to stand up to Sebastian… also known as the Bad Boy of Publishing. Sebastian spent ten years working his way to the top, from intern to creative director, and he was not about to let a bad rep nor a know-it-all female mess with his magazine. With careers on the line and hearts at stake, what is the bigger prize: the job or a chance at love?
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Synopsis: The last thing publicist Remi expected was to be assigned to her college sweetheart, but the reclusive musician needed to revamp his image to move from a songwriter who performs at country pubs to a rockstar drawing crowds to concert. Twelve years ago he ended their relationship due to her workaholic ways, but now her talent was going to save his career… but can they keep from falling in love again?
Author: Brenda St John Brown is a New Yorker turned Brit who writes contemporary romance novels, and loves to have the occasional American character transplanted to England (much like herself).
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