In the summer of 2014, Lyrical Press, originally founded in 2007 by Renee Rocco and acquired by Kensington Publishing Corp. in January of 2014, merged with Kensington’s digital-first imprint, eKensington. Post merger, Lyrical—with bestselling titles in multiple genres—now offers authors an opportunity to break out fresh content to a wide audience with the personalized publishing experience of an independent house.
Jennifer Herrington is a Freelance Editor for Lyrical Press. She has spent time as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and writer of industrial manuals, radio newscaster and perpetual student. Now, she has her dream job spending her days and nights reading, acquiring and editing romance novels. On her days off, she can be found chasing after her two boys or sitting on the couch watching sports with her husband.
Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Women’s Fiction
I’m looking for fresh stories in a variety of categories, including all romance genres, women’s fiction, YA, and new adult. Novellas, series and full-length novels are welcomed. I’m interested in edgy and captivating voices that make me laugh and cry along with characters I love. I welcome any heat level. Lyrical Press is specifically looking for historical romances in a unique setting, suspense, including general and romantic suspense.
I prefer a deep point of view written in the past tense, but if it’s written well, I will read any view or tense. I like character-driven stories where I am emotionally invested in the characters. I am seeking strong goals—internal and external, realistic motivations and heart-stopping conflict. I like the heroines to be strong, independent woman. If the heroine is too weak and stupid to live, she’s too weak and stupid for me to sympathize with. Heroes can be alpha, beta, or gamma, or any mixture. I like them strong and sexy.
- Darker heroes with a less then spotless past, such as mobsters (would love a historical romance set during the prohibition times), hitmen, etc. that would give up their life of crime for their woman.
- Quirky and interesting YA and new adults are always on my list, including light and fun reads. A sports romance new adult would be a very cool combination!
- Women’s fiction that tugs at the heartstrings.
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