Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Top Ten Favorite Movie Couples

Many thanks to SoSimplyStephanie for the great fun to be had in the Sweetheart Blog Hop!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share my very favorite family movie couples. Some are funny, some are serious, and some are just plain cheesy. It seems any time these movies play, I find myself pausing whatever I’m doing to watch just one more time. Enjoy!

1. Buttercup and Westley from The Princess Bride

“As you wish.” Awww. Best movie line ever. Who can resist ‘true love’? I think this is one of my favorite movies of all time. So many quotable lines.

2. Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean

Everyone should have a love as honorable and timeless.
3. ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing

First loves. Ahhh. Sigh.

4. Manny and Ellie from Ice Age: The Meltdown

I just love these two. Besides being seriously funny, they are just with it all the way around.

5. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

You will never convince me it was a mistake that these two got together.

6. Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Um, beauty loves a beast. Need I say more?

7. Han Solo and Princess Leia from The Empire Strikes Back

“I know.” ‘Nuff said.

8. Aragorn and Arwen from The Lord of the Rings

Be still my heart! What one will sacrifice for love.

9. Jack and Rose from the Titanic

Sweet, tender, and tragic.

10. Sam and Molly from Ghost

A love that transcends death. This one made me cry.

Hope you enjoyed these. Don't forget to enter the drawing for a $100 gift card and other cool prizes! Here's the link: Sweetheart Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Submission Call - Hearts Desire Press


Overall, we’re fans of great storytelling, solid steamy romances, and powerful toe curling sexual tension regardless of whether the sex is on screen or behind closed doors. We’re open to romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, and urban fantasy, but there are a few things that we would love to see cross our desk:
  • Everyone loves an athletic body and HDP is no exception to the rule! We crave romance that heats our blood and has us cheering like fanatics for the hero and heroine to score! Any sport will do! Football, baseball, hockey, and snowboarding are some of our favorite sports, but with summer coming up...we’re dying to see a romance that features a competitive surfer!

  • Cowboys! Of course we’ve got a thing for great contemporary western romances with heart stopping cowboys. Give us a cowboy on the verge of losing everything and a heroine that can bring him to his knees.

  • Paranormal or urban fantasy stories that feature angels, demons, witches, vampires, shifters, or Fae steeped in edge of your seat mayhem and romance that will leave us breathless.

  • Military heroes! Some of us have grown up in military families and some of us are veterans. All of us are suckers for a man in uniform story.

  • Time travel romance captivates us. Knights, Highlanders, or Egyptian Princesses showing up in unexpected places and discovering the love of their life in another time. We believe in everlasting romance.
As Hearts Desire Press does not publish young adult, new adult romance, or children's books, we will not be able to respond to submissions of such material. Please refer to the Hearts Desire Press Submission page for submission guidelines. This is an open call, there is no deadline.
We are a hybrid, royalty-paying publisher with unique offerings for authors. If you trust us with your work, and we contract it, here are some of the benefits you’ll receive as an HDP author. 
  • Monthly payments/sales reporting so you can manage your writing business

  • Royalty schedule that over time favors the author, not the publisher

  • Author choice of digital only or digital and print, provided the work is at least 50k words

  • Every title receives marketing/promotional support, commercial quality cover art, editing by industry professionals, formatting with premier industry design software, and will be published in a timely fashion. 
Authors these days need to have their stories in more than one venue to be successful. We get that. And we’re okay with it. Let us help you keep your career moving forward, in the direction YOU want it to go.

 Your success is our business!