Interview with Paullett Golden, Author of The Earl and the Enchantress

We’re excited to feature an interview with Paullett Golden on THE EARL AND THE ENCHANTRESS. Enjoy!

Q: What draws you to write historical romance?

I love a good fairy tale! I especially love the unexpected romance when it doesn’t seem there could possibly be a happily ever after, and then somehow it works out, as if by magic.

I do believe there’s not a single moment that defines the happily ever after; for instance, the wedding bells ring, and we know in that moment they’ll live happily ever after, or the hero proposes, and we think by that proposal, all conflicts are pushed aside. I don’t buy that. I believe happily ever after is when we reach a point where we know we can resolve any conflict together.

When I finish reading a romance, I want to know the two characters will be able to tackle anything that comes their way. Despite the happy ending, I know, realistically, there will be disagreements and misunderstandings in the future, but I want to close the book knowing the two characters have established a strong enough foundation and an efficient enough method of communication, that no disagreement is insurmountable.

To me, seeing this, knowing this, gives us hope. I don’t want the completely unrealistic tale. I want the tale that shows us there’s hope for every marriage, every spinster or bachelor, every person who has ever felt broken or hopeless. I want to know we can all craft our own happily ever after.

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Brain Power Studio and Harlequin Strengthen Partnership with New Film Venture

7 January 2019 – Global media company Brain Power Studio has signed a new agreement with Harlequin, a leading international publisher, which will allow Brain Power Studio to ramp up its output for the Harlequin Film Collection. To date, eight films have been produced under the existing partnership, but formalizing the new venture will enable Harlequin to raise its equity stake in the films and give Brain Power Studio further access to the collection and increase the number of films it produces each year.

The collection includes original, heartwarming and inspiring romantic movies adapted from the
voluminous catalogue of Harlequin, which currently releases over 100 books a month in 34 languages.

The eight films already produced under this successful partnership include: A Very Country Christmas; Home Town Holiday; Christmas With A Prince; After the Storm, My Perfect Romance, Christmas with A View, Christmas Wedding Planner and A Very Country Wedding. Distribution arm, Brain Power Studio Rights, represents the film collection worldwide. Continue reading

New Release: The Highland Renegade by Amy Jarecki

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The Highland Renegade
Series: Lords of the Highlands Book 5
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Hachette/Forever
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
Meet Robert Grant, the Fiercest Highlander in Scotland
She is the daughter of his sworn enemy.
Famed for his fierceness, Laird Robert Grant is above all a loyal Highland clan chief. But when redcoats capture his rival’s daughter, he sets aside their feud and races to her rescue. Aye, Janet Cameron is beautiful, cunning and so very tempting, but a Cameron lass is the last woman he should ever desire.
He is her one hope for happiness.
Janet refuses to meekly surrender, not even when surrounded by foes. She takes every chance to escape, first from English soldiers and then from the wickedly handsome Robert. Yet with each day they spend together, his unexpected gallantry chips away at her will little by little. As danger and treachery loom, can she trust him enough to choose love over vengeance?

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New Release: The Saffron Conspiracy by Marilyn Baron

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The Saffron Conspiracy: A Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Historical
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Love blossoms after a chance meeting between Austrian Botanist Andreas Bauer and Charleston Heiress Savannah Sutherland at the Bahnhof St. Valentin. But dark family secrets and an explosive, centuries-old conspiracy cast deadly shadows and threatens to derail their romance.
Botanist Andreas Bauer, passionate about saffron, plans to reintroduce organic farming of the world’s most expensive spice to a region of Austria now known for its wine. Meeting resistance from vintners, he does research in a local abbey and discovers a dark secret regarding a king’s ransom gone astray hundreds of years before. Heiress Savannah Sutherland is on her way to learn the wine business from her uncle, who owns one of the largest vineyards in the area. She has no idea she is expected to marry the heir of a neighboring estate to expand her uncle’s empire.
Sparks fly when Andreas sets eyes on Savannah, and he knows they’re destined to be together. But their growing attraction is threatened by her uncle–and by whoever orders a deadly attack on Andreas. Dark family secrets and a dangerous, centuries-old conspiracy cast deathly shadows over the love Andreas and Savannah share.

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Harlequin Launches the Feel Good Project

Harlequin, the world’s largest publisher of romantic fiction, is known by its fans as a source of feel good experiences. This insight has inspired Harlequin to launch the Feel Good Project, a four-part initiative designed to explore the power of positive experiences.

“I am constantly inspired by all the heartwarming stories our fans share with us,” says Merjane Schoueri, the Feel Good Project Director. “Harlequin books have uplifted readers for decades, helping them deal with the stresses of life and, we believe, inspiring them to share this feeling with their community. Promoting feel good experiences has never been more important, and this is at the heart of the Harlequin Feel Good Project.”

The Harlequin Feel Good Project (feelgood.harlequin.com) encompasses four initiatives—Feel Good Sciences, the Harlequin Creator Fund, the Feel Good Challenge and Feel Good Events. Through these engagements, Harlequin will explore more fully the joy and positive feelings their fans describe, launch new storytellers across a variety of media and create more happy moments for everyone to enjoy.

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New Release: Bear’s Edge by Christina Lynn Lambert

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Bear's Edge
Series: Stranger Creatures Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: November 30, 2018
Grant fell hard for Shayla. The problem? She’s his boss. Will Grant risk everything to be with the woman he loves?
A boss can’t date her employee—simple as that. No matter how much Shayla wants to unravel a few of Grant’s mysteries and take her friendship with the shy, sarcastic man to the next level, she’s determined to keep her fantasies of him to herself.
After bear shifter Grant lost his girlfriend and three best friends in a fire, he did his best to shut himself off from everyone around him. Falling for Shayla wasn’t part of his plan, but after a kiss that leaves them both speechless and hungry for more, Grant can’t keep his desire for his boss under wraps any longer.
When things between the two of them get hotter than he could have imagined, Grant wonders if some of his darker desires will be too much for Shayla or will she embrace the needs he’s kept hidden for so long?
An obnoxious reporter and Shayla’s bitter ex have teamed up to chase down conspiracy theories that could destroy Shayla’s business and worse, put her life in danger. To find their happily ever after, Shayla and Grant will have to trust in each other and find a way to crush all the obstacles standing in their way.

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