Intrigue publishing has launched a romance line. These stories will range anywhere from YA to sensual and will always recognize that the characters and plot are the focal point of the story. Both the emotions of the hero and heroine and their physical feelings are important. Authors writing in this genre include Catherine Coulter, J.D. Robb, Leanne Banks, Stephanie Laurens, Lisa Kleypas, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.


The important requirements are that the protagonists be likeable people who overcome some obstacle to find true romance. Your story must be authentic and believable for its time period, and must have a happy and satisfying ending. A touch of intrigue would be a plus.

What We’re NOT Looking For:
Please no stories that are “burning hot.” No extremely explicit sensuality or stories that might be considered "romantica," a hybrid between erotica and romance. On the other hand we do not want stories that are “Kisses only.” Stories will have to be more than simply "sweet." Aim for that warm, romantic sweet spot.

Current Authors

Jacqueline Seewald is the latest member of our contemporary romance group of authors.
The Inheritance (tentatively scheduled to be released in Winter 2016) - Jennifer Stoddard, a thirty-five-year-old widow with an eight-year-old son, receives a letter from an attorney informing her that her grandmother has passed away and named her as sole heir to her estate. To claim her inheritance she must return to Bloomingvale, the town in the Midwest where she grew up. Jen is informed by her grandmother’s attorney that to inherit she must meet the condition of living in her grandmother’s house for two years. Bloomingvale is a friendly small town with lots of charm. But all is not right in this little town. The Police Chief, Grant Coleman, seems to have an unreasonable grudge against Jennifer and someone is trying to make sure she doesn't inherit her Aunt's home. Could it be her bitter mother who was disinherited? The charities that would inherit the estate if Jen leaves the house before the two years are up? When an attempt is made on her life, Grant Coleman begins an investigation to find out who is trying to keep Jennifer from making it to the two year mark. Join them on this race to discover the truth before it is too late!

Liza Brown recently joined Intrigue with her new contemporary romance to be released in the Fall of 2016.
Her contemporary romance, Center Courtship, is the first in a planned series about an independent, quirky young woman who runs a used auto parts shop in the small town of Massillon, Ohio. Mae Belle's life is turned upside down when she learns her 12-year old nephew has been involved in a hit-and-run automobile accident. Because she is the aunt who will do anything for her nephews, she reluctantly answers the call to be the stand-in for her nephew’s trip to meet Elsu, the star player for the new basketball team that has come to town. This story has romance, suspense, and drama. It also covers Mae’s realization that she is still affected by abuse she endured both as a child and as a teenager. She learns that being independent is hard to do alone.

Juli Monroe joined Intrigue's stellar panel of authors with a sensual short story of a man's first sexual encounter titled Chocolate, Cheese and Choices.