Harlequin Speaks

I finally got my response from Harlequin Blaze today.

No, they didn’t buy That Kind Of Magic.

And no, I’m not devestated. I won’t be throwing myself off any bridges or high cliffs. I won’t even go sulk in a dark room. It is what it is.

As far as rejections go it wasn’t a horrific one. It had positive comments like “The manuscript is competently written and has an intriguing premise….” and it’s not really negative comments, like “Our main concern is that the story doesn’t have the sexual hook essential….” and “…the story has stronger paranormal elements than we like…” and “… makes the tone far darker than we generally look for in a Blaze.”

So, okay. Now I’m free to send That Kind Of Magic elsewhere. I’m okay with this. I was afraid that the paranormal aspect wouldn’t work with Blaze. There is a home for it out there. Somewhere. And I’ll find it!

And I won’t give up on Blaze, or Harlequin. I’ll pull something else out of my sleeve for them!

Onward and upward!!


4 thoughts on “Harlequin Speaks

  1. Hi Ceri — wow, I’m so far behind in your blog! I’ve got some serious catching up to do and just put a shortcut to you on my desktop. Thanks for your recent visits — I’ll put an email together asap. 🙂

  2. Oh Ceri, I’m so sorry it didn’t work out but I love your attitude! At least you can see the story is a good one; it just wasn’t the right fit for Blaze. And as rejections go, yours was a great one! I have faith you’ll find a home for your book. Hope you’re having a lovely week. 🙂

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