August 2004 (Issue 246)

 

COVER STORY

HQN IS ROMANCE
Promising "Something for Everyone," Harlequin Books launches a new single-title imprint.

NERDS RULE!
Vicki Lewis Thompson explores Geek Chic and the overnight success of her Nerd series.

   

FEATURES

ROMANCE EVOLUTION
A look at the past, present and future of traditional romance, and how it's been transformed by trends, social changes and genre-blending.

GROWING PAINS
Six years after its birth, and amid growing popularity, chick lit is still trying to prove it has staying power.

J.A. JANCE
Like her characters, this mystery author knows life supplies plenty of opportunities for comebacks.

FANTASTIC FALL FICTION
An overview of the "big" fall blockbusters and the sleepers to watch for.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Bad Boy Bullies Author
Karen Marie Moning's Fae rogue Adam Black gets his way.

Romance Is in the Cards
Three debut authors to watch!

Hot Historical Romances
Samantha James returns and Sasha Lord shows her staying power.

Something Wicked...
Stay cool with these chilling tales from blockbuster names.

Fantasy Fiction
Journey to another land where creatures, spells and quests abound.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Web Watch
Paperback Roundup
Giveaways & Contests
Arabesque Turns 10!
Bookseller Spotlight
Book Sleuth
Quips & Queries

PROS ON PROSE

FINAL MILE ON A PATH TO PUBLISHING
After celebrating her double success last month, Cindy Cruciger shares a revelation with aspiring writers.

GET TO KNOW KATE SEAVER
A dedicated Dorchester editor tells chick lit, YA and romance writers how to capture her interest.

ROMANCE FOR DUMMIES
Veteran Harlequin editor Leslie Wainger shares some basic tips gleaned from her how-to book.

COMING NEXT MONTH

LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?
Hip, humorous and still wholesome, inspirational romances light the way. Read our special theme section.

KENSINGTON KING HAS WRITE STUFF
Kensington Books founder and CEO Walter Zacharius celebrates the release of his first romance, SONGBIRD.

CONVENTION NEWS

In the Spotlight: Parties and Programs

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