Brenda Chin

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Innisfil, ON, Canada

Award-winning editor and book doctor with 30 years experience in the romance industry.

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Overview

I'm a freelance editor and book doctor with 30 years experience in the romance industry. I've worked with Harlequin, BelleBooks and Entangled Publishing, and am currently building up my freelance base. I've been lucky enough to buy more than 75 first books from new authors in my career, and many of those authors are now NYT bestsellers.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Thriller
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • PAN Editor of the Year
  • RWA's Vivien Stephens Industry Award
  • NYC RWA Editor of the Year
  • San Diego RWA Spirit Award

Work experience

Editorial Director

Entangled Publishing
May, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Managed the Brazen and Scorched imprints

Editorial Director

Belle Books
December, 2013 – May, 2016 (over 2 years)

Managed the new ImaJinn imprint

Senior Editor

Harlequin
October, 1988 – April, 2013 (over 24 years)

Senior Editor for the Temptation and Blaze series.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Unspeakable (Beyond Human)

Nina Croft

Sadie Brooks grew up knowing she was different...special. And she thought the undercover work she did for the government was making a difference...making a better world. Then she discovered she was simply an asset—to be used or destroyed at whim. Escaping her government controllers, Sadie is determined to get her revenge on the organization responsible for the death of her twin sister—the Conc... read more

Sadie Brooks grew up knowing she was different...special. And she thought the undercover work she did for the government was making a difference...making a better world. Then she discovered she was simply an asset—to be used or destroyed at whim. Escaping her government controllers, Sadie is determined to get her revenge on the organization responsible for the death of her twin sister—the Conc... read more

Lock 'N' Load (Federal K-9)

Tee O'Fallon

Crack CIA analyst Trista Gold is a whiz with the computer, but not so much with people. She hides behind her job, analyzing Top Secret code and making recommendations on national security. She doesn’t need a man in her life. But she will, very soon... CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t d... read more

Crack CIA analyst Trista Gold is a whiz with the computer, but not so much with people. She hides behind her job, analyzing Top Secret code and making recommendations on national security. She doesn’t need a man in her life. But she will, very soon... CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t d... read more

Sliding Home (Locker Room Diaries)

Kathy Lyons

"Cheeky and clever, Sliding Home is a fun, fast-paced romance you won't want to miss!" – Jessica Lemmon, bestselling author of the Bad Boy Billionaires series Shy and reserved, good girl Ellie McDonald is determined to break out of her shell–and her relationship rut. First order of business, woman up and finally ask her longtime secret crush, Jake Armstrong on an old-fashioned date. She's not ... read more

"Cheeky and clever, Sliding Home is a fun, fast-paced romance you won't want to miss!" – Jessica Lemmon, bestselling author of the Bad Boy Billionaires series Shy and reserved, good girl Ellie McDonald is determined to break out of her shell–and her relationship rut. First order of business, woman up and finally ask her longtime secret crush, Jake Armstrong on an old-fashioned date. She's not ... read more

A Very Merry Romance (Madaris Series) (Volume 21)

Brenda Jackson

School principal Jonathan Madaris falls hard the moment new teacher Marilyn Bannister, walks into his office. The gray-eyed beauty takes his breath away and makes him regret his school's non-fraternization policy. Still, he immediately knows Marilyn is special. And he's not letting anything stop him from getting the woman he wants. Marilyn recognizes the attraction between her and Jonathan but... read more

School principal Jonathan Madaris falls hard the moment new teacher Marilyn Bannister, walks into his office. The gray-eyed beauty takes his breath away and makes him regret his school's non-fraternization policy. Still, he immediately knows Marilyn is special. And he's not letting anything stop him from getting the woman he wants. Marilyn recognizes the attraction between her and Jonathan but... read more

Concierge (Black Raven Book 3)

Stella Barcelona

"If you’re a fan of fast paced thrillers with phenomenal leads, sizzling romance and awesome secondary characters, you will never go wrong with one of Barcelona’s stories. Well done, Stella Barcelona! Very, very well done!!!” – The Reading Café, Review Blog "Exceptional … It’s a slow burn, it’s a multi-layer story, it’s a multi-plot story, it’s a total and utter plot twist that I really did no... read more

"If you’re a fan of fast paced thrillers with phenomenal leads, sizzling romance and awesome secondary characters, you will never go wrong with one of Barcelona’s stories. Well done, Stella Barcelona! Very, very well done!!!” – The Reading Café, Review Blog "Exceptional … It’s a slow burn, it’s a multi-layer story, it’s a multi-plot story, it’s a total and utter plot twist that I really did no... read more

Whirlpool (Cutter Cay Book 6)

Cherry Adair

The Cutter Cay series is:"Action-packed drama." ―Fresh Fiction"Sizzlingly sexy." ―Booklist"Enticing." ―Seattle Post-IntelligencerA Love For The Ages...Secrets & LiesTreasure hunter Persephone Case is very good at what she does. But she’s even better at pirating, and the Cutter brothers are her only targets. For years, she’s played a game of cat and mouse in an attempt to get them to confront h... read more

The Cutter Cay series is:"Action-packed drama." ―Fresh Fiction"Sizzlingly sexy." ―Booklist"Enticing." ―Seattle Post-IntelligencerA Love For The Ages...Secrets & LiesTreasure hunter Persephone Case is very good at what she does. But she’s even better at pirating, and the Cutter brothers are her only targets. For years, she’s played a game of cat and mouse in an attempt to get them to confront h... read more

Just One of the Royals

Leah Rooper, Kate Rooper

Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is really a prince! He’s al... read more

Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is really a prince! He’s al... read more

Just One of the Boys

Leah Rooper, Kate Rooper

Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons.But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality...even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates...Hayden Tremblay, star of th... read more

Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons.But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality...even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates...Hayden Tremblay, star of th... read more

Hold Me Harder (To Have and To Hold)

Renee Dominick

PR exec Natalie Lindgren is all business…until it comes to dealing with her craving for sexual submission. Two years ago, she walked away from the lifestyle—and her Dom, Javier. Now she’s back at his luxury guest ranch, not as his sub, but as a member of her sister’s wedding party.But Javier’s not her only problem. Her ex, Ryan—who she left because his ideas to kink up their sex life veered to... read more

PR exec Natalie Lindgren is all business…until it comes to dealing with her craving for sexual submission. Two years ago, she walked away from the lifestyle—and her Dom, Javier. Now she’s back at his luxury guest ranch, not as his sub, but as a member of her sister’s wedding party.But Javier’s not her only problem. Her ex, Ryan—who she left because his ideas to kink up their sex life veered to... read more

Don't Hold Back (To Have and To Hold)

Renee Dominick

There’s only one man for wild child Jenna McCaffrey—her best friend’s sexy grouch of a brother. For years, she’s wanted to get her hungry hands on the straight-laced professor and break his careful control. She’d come so close once... But now, her friend’s wedding party ranch getaway is the perfect opportunity for a do-over. And poor Rob won’t know what hit him.Professor Rob Lindgren is close ... read more

There’s only one man for wild child Jenna McCaffrey—her best friend’s sexy grouch of a brother. For years, she’s wanted to get her hungry hands on the straight-laced professor and break his careful control. She’d come so close once... But now, her friend’s wedding party ranch getaway is the perfect opportunity for a do-over. And poor Rob won’t know what hit him.Professor Rob Lindgren is close ... read more

Hitting It (Locker Room Diaries)

Kathy Lyons

Making it to the Major Leagues is all rookie ballplayer, Rob Lee, has ever dreamed of. But now, he's a little overwhelmed with his new celebrity status. Everyone wants a piece of the new heavy hitter for the Indianapolis Bobcats. Still, he's worked hard for it, and he doesn't have many regrets. Although there is one...If journalist Heidi Wong wants to keep her job, she needs to come up with a ... read more

Making it to the Major Leagues is all rookie ballplayer, Rob Lee, has ever dreamed of. But now, he's a little overwhelmed with his new celebrity status. Everyone wants a piece of the new heavy hitter for the Indianapolis Bobcats. Still, he's worked hard for it, and he doesn't have many regrets. Although there is one...If journalist Heidi Wong wants to keep her job, she needs to come up with a ... read more

Renegade (Phoenix Rising)

Brynley Blake

Gemma Ward, an outgoing and strong-willed wedding photographer, goes through men like she goes through thongs, forever looking for a guy who can handle her. She's about given up on love when she meets Declan, the sophisticated father of one of her clients. He's perfect for her, if only she can convince him she's not too young and inexperienced to meet his singularly erotic tastes. Then, like a... read more

Gemma Ward, an outgoing and strong-willed wedding photographer, goes through men like she goes through thongs, forever looking for a guy who can handle her. She's about given up on love when she meets Declan, the sophisticated father of one of her clients. He's perfect for her, if only she can convince him she's not too young and inexperienced to meet his singularly erotic tastes. Then, like a... read more

The Stone Warriors: Damian

D. B. Reynolds

It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone,... read more

It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone,... read more

Lucifer (Vampires in America: The Vampire Wars Book 11)

D. B. Reynolds

EPIC Award WinnerMontreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidn... read more

EPIC Award WinnerMontreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidn... read more

GUILTY PLEASURE (STEELE FAMILY Book 13)

BRENDA JACKSON

She is his guiltiest pleasure… Dr. Cohen Carlson knows all about temptation. Twice before, he’d given in when Dee Lewis, his younger sister’s best friend, decided to seduce him. But he can’t let it happen again. As much as he wants her, he knows he can’t give Dee the love she wants, the love she deserves. He went down that road once before, and the pain left a deep scar. He refuses to give lov... read more

She is his guiltiest pleasure… Dr. Cohen Carlson knows all about temptation. Twice before, he’d given in when Dee Lewis, his younger sister’s best friend, decided to seduce him. But he can’t let it happen again. As much as he wants her, he knows he can’t give Dee the love she wants, the love she deserves. He went down that road once before, and the pain left a deep scar. He refuses to give lov... read more

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