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Harlequin: We help (ourselves to) the helpless

This is basically a skeezy, cynical and horribly demeaning thing Harlequin is doing, padding its bottom line by suckering a bunch of folks who don’t know better into thinking that paying for publication is a legitimate path into the publishing world. In a stroke, they’ve become the sort of scumbag publisher that writer’s organizations warn their members (and their aspiring members) about.

Dudes. Not cool.

And yes, makes our cousin-genre Romance look cheap & nasty.

Which I believe was the goal of the Harlequin Temptation books, ironically.