By Senior Editor Victoria Curran
Next year marks the 150th year since the confederation of Canada, so prepare for a ton of party build-up for July 1, 2017. And at Harlequin, we’re doing our part and having a little fun with it by launching a search for the next hot #CanadianRomanticHero! (Check out Birgit Davis-Todd’s post on the Harlequin blog to announce the contest: http://bit.ly/28QAgAM.)
In brainstorming the contest, we were trying to decide who has already made it onto the list for past #CanadianRomanticHero hotties…and I confess we struggled a bit. Although the two Ryans made it, no objections: Gosling and Reynolds. And, of course, there’s our precious modern Dudley Do-Right mountie, Constable Benton Fraser, Paul Gross, from the old TV show “Due South” (look it up, younger peeps, you’ll love it). And Will McCormack from Will and Grace is actually Canadian… Who else???
In a coincidence of timing, one of the requested entries from the Heartwarming Blitz we ran in May is a Toronto author who submitted a Toronto story…about hockey, of course. What could be more Canadian than a hockey hero, I ask you? Okay, possibly the Mountie tops the goalie as quintessential Canadian hero. Debatable. Anyway, it’ll be a fun search to find out.
I’ll try to check in periodically over the course of the day…until my tee-off time at 2:45. However, we are expecting rain, in which case, the game will be off and I’ll be huddled over my computer anyway!
Happy Canada Day, Heartwarming Authors and Readers!