Former Playgirl editor-in-chief makes romance writing debut with Harlequin DARE

ronnieFrom Harlequin’s Press Release:

Ronnie KoenigNew York Times writer and Playgirl magazine’s top editor for two years, has signed a two-book deal to write her first romance novels with Harlequin DARE, Harlequin’s newest and sexiest romance series featuring empowered, independent heroines who aren’t shy to take the lead.

Under her pen name, Dylan Rose, Ms. Koenig’s first DARE title, TAKE ME ON, is scheduled for release in May 2019. It will be followed by TURN ME ON later in 2019. Patience Bloom, based in New York for Harlequin DARE, is the acquiring editor.

Harlequin’s Executive Editor Kathleen Scheibling said: “Harlequin DARE has been looking for new authors – including writers like Ms. Koenig who are new to the romance genre – that make DARE stand out from contemporary romance and will resonate with readers wanting explicit romance told in a strong voice.” Describing Ms. Koenig’s style, she said: “Ronnie’s characters have an edge – they’re confident, daring and know what they want. She takes a classic ‘instant attraction’ story line and tells it in a way that appeals to new and younger romance readers who are telling us ‘DARE feels like it was written for me.’”

After reading books from the DARE series, Ms. Koenig knew it was the kind of romance she wanted to write. “I’m a champion of women finding what excites them,” she said. “Women should read and look at what they find appealing, without inhibition – and I want to bring that experience to women through my stories.”

A graduate of Barnard College, Ms. Koenig earned her MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University and worked in the New York theatre scene before answering a job listing for Playgirl, where she was eventually promoted to editor-in-chief. She writes for the New York Times and is a frequent pop culture contributor for NBC’s TODAY.com. She has written features and humorous essays for Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Women’s Health, Parents, Penthouse, TheAtlantic.com, The Saturday Evening Post and others. She also writes for Mom.me on parenting topics that are sometimes inspired by her seven-year-old twins. She lives in Princeton with her husband and children. Visit www.ronniekoenig.com.

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,023FansLike
3,238FollowersFollow
10,400SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertisment

Don't Miss

SNEAK PEEK: GARKAIN BY Anna J. Walner

0
GARKAIN BY Anna J. Walner GARKAIN 00 Book One of The Uluru Legacy Series The Award-Winning Vampire Debut By Texas’s Own, Anna J. Walner ***LISTED...

BOOK NEWS: TOR BOOKS ACQUIRES HOLLY BLACK’S DEBUT ADULT NOVEL

0
#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black announced on Friday evening that Tor Books would publish her debut adult novel BOOK OF NIGHT,...

WHAT MY FATHER TAUGHT ME BY JENNIFER ANNE GORDON

0
Special Feature -- Celebrating Father's Day with Authors! WHAT MY FATHER TAUGHT ME BY JENNIFER ANNE GORDON This question, it’s a loaded one. One the surface...

THE 105th ANNUAL PULITZER PRIZES IN JOURNALISM, LETTERS, DRAMA AND MUSIC

0
Columbia University today announces the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. For more information on this year’s Prize finalists and...

Will Smith Penning Memoir

0
Penguin Press will publish WILL, a memoir by two-time Academy Award nominee, Grammy Award and NAACP Image Award winner Will Smith, on November 9, 2021. Smith celebrated this...

The Lost Feehan Trailers – Dark Melody, Dark Secret and Magic in the Wind

0
It's always exciting to watch book trailers and no author is more well-known for her trailers as Christine Feehan whose Dark Symphony book trailer...

SNEAK PEEK: NEVER SAY “SEVER” IN DEADWOOD BY ANN CHARLES

0
NEVER SAY 'S'EVER IN DEADWOOD BY ANN CHARLES All Violet Parker wants is a day off. Better yet, just a “normal” day. But things never go as...

WHAT MY FATHER TAUGHT ME BY V.S. HOLMES

0
Special Feature --- Celebrating Fathers What My Father Taught Me By V.S. Holmes It would be easy to say my father taught me everything. It’d almost...

SCHOLASTIC TEAMS UP WITH 5 FEMALE LEADERS TO DEBUT NEW “RISING VOICES” K–5 CLASSROOM...

0
SCHOLASTIC TEAMS UP WITH 5 FEMALE LEADERS TO DEBUT NEW “RISING VOICES” K–5 CLASSROOM LIBRARY COLLECTION The Second Collection in the Rising Voices Library® Series...

McGraw Hill Sold To Private Equity Firm

0
Platinum Equity announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital...