UPDATE! 5/10/13 I’m pleased to share that my second Harlequin Shivers has been acquired and my editor wants to see a series! I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be sharing covers and release dates as soon as they’re confirmed. For me, these lush gothic romances are the perfect place to play.
What’s better than an acquisitions call? An acquisitions call that comes on your birthday!;> I’ve just learned that I’m going to be a Harlequin Shivers author. So looking forward to these new gothic stories edited by Denise Zaza, Senior Editor for Harlequin Intrigue.
“Harlequin Shivers (the new gothic)
Harlequin Shivers is looking for moody, atmospheric, lush gothic-inspired stories. We are updating the pulp gothic as a rich romance with dark, sexy, mysterious heroes and anti-heroes and sensible heroines beguiled by male magnetism and allure against all better judgment. The focus is on the building sensual tension and the sumptuous and scary surroundings that this chilling type of story elicits in the reader. Shivers are exactly what the reader will feel both from the mystery suspense and the carnal romance. We think the perfect Shivers story is 30,000-50,000 words, but we are open to both shorter and longer stories. Whether your story is contemporary, historical or horror we want to be frightened and seduced!
- High sensuality
- Comparative Authors: Amanda Stevens
- Movie Examples: The Others, True Blood”
Don’t these sound exciting?~Barbara
Love this cover even more now that I’ve held it in my hands…
I love those sparkling waves in the background…
*Ghost in the Machine is now a Dear Author Recommended Read. You can read the review here: http://t.co/Nog3MvQE
As the daughter of an alcoholic, Barbara learned at a young age to turn to fictional worlds for escape. She has a special affinity for characters who live in the shadows but refuse to be defined by the darkness that surrounds them. Barbara loves exploring deep emotions, bringing impossible happily ever afters to life on the page…and Glacier Mint ice cream.