Tahra Seplowin

Tahra Seplowin - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Romance editor who has worked with bestselling, award-winning authors. Paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance.

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Overview

I worked in Editorial at Entangled Publishing and Harpercollins/Harlequin before moving into Sales at Penguin Random House. At Entangled Publishing I edited YA and adult romance. At Harlequin, I worked on category romance (Romantic Suspense and Desire) single title romance at HQN, and women's fiction for Graydon House. I also worked on projects for Special Edition, Heartwarming, Kimani, Love Inspired, Superromance, and Historical despite not officially being on those lines. This has given me insight in both the print and digital romance worlds. I will always have a soft spot for paranormal, suspense, and contemporary romance!

I strongly believe that editing is less of a "do as I say" job and more of a partnership. No two editors will have the exact same editorial ideas for a manuscript, so it is key for an author to find the right editor for their manuscript. The magic happens when an author and editor can work together to fuse the best of both the author's vision and the editor's expertise. I'm happy to do editorial assessments and/or developmental edits.

AWARDS
* "Playing Doctor" by Jan Meredith, 2014 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit for Best Novella and First Book
* "Desert Heat" by Merline Lovelace, 2016 RITA nominee for Best Romance Novella

Please note that the below list of books is in no way a full list of all the titles/authors I've worked with, but are several notable examples from a variety of romance subgenres. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out.

When requesting a quote, if possible, please include the following:

- The full manuscript
- What genre/subgenre this falls under
- What sort of edit you need (editorial assessment and/or developmental edit) - please note that I am NOT a copyeditor or a proofreader.
- What your goals are/what market you want to target (self publish vs traditional pub vs small press, etc.)

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
New Adult
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Romantic Suspense
Time Travel Romance
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Assistant Editor

HarperCollins
July, 2014 – November, 2018 (over 4 years)

Assistant Editor

Entangled Publishing
May, 2012 – April, 2014 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Wanted: Billionaire's Wife (Harlequin Desire Book 2664)

Susannah Erwin

He hired a recruiter to match him with a wife.But the woman he wants is off-limits.CEO Luke Dallas will save his business deal—even if that means marriage! And he hires executive recruiter Danica Novak to be his unconventional matchmaker. The only problem? Beautiful, captivating Danica is distracting him from his goal. He knows they have chemistry, but Danica won’t settle for anything less tha... read more

He hired a recruiter to match him with a wife.But the woman he wants is off-limits.CEO Luke Dallas will save his business deal—even if that means marriage! And he hires executive recruiter Danica Novak to be his unconventional matchmaker. The only problem? Beautiful, captivating Danica is distracting him from his goal. He knows they have chemistry, but Danica won’t settle for anything less tha... read more

Tempting Target (Dangerous in Dallas)

Addison Fox

New danger in Dallas…and what one woman wants to keep hidden! It started with a break-in. Now, after uncovering a priceless treasure hidden in the floor of her wedding catering business, Lilah Castle has a target on her back. A mastermind has made it clear that there are no limits to winning this game. As if that weren't stressful enough, cool-eyed Detective Reed Graystone refuses to stray fro... read more

New danger in Dallas…and what one woman wants to keep hidden! It started with a break-in. Now, after uncovering a priceless treasure hidden in the floor of her wedding catering business, Lilah Castle has a target on her back. A mastermind has made it clear that there are no limits to winning this game. As if that weren't stressful enough, cool-eyed Detective Reed Graystone refuses to stray fro... read more

Wrong Bed, Right Guy (Come Undone Book 1)

Katee Robert

Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she's been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he's completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother's matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss's bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.Bad boy nightclub mog... read more

Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she's been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he's completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother's matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss's bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.Bad boy nightclub mog... read more

Breaking Emily's Rules (Heroes of Fortune Valley)

Heatherly Bell

Weren't rules made to be broken…? Play-by-the-rules good girl Emily Parker is finally flying free. Literally. After a broken engagement, she's about to live out her wildest dream: getting her pilot's license. With former Air Force pilot Stone Mcallister teaching her, though, it's not just the altitude making her dizzy…. Once he settles his father's estate, Stone's heading back to the Air Force... read more

Weren't rules made to be broken…? Play-by-the-rules good girl Emily Parker is finally flying free. Literally. After a broken engagement, she's about to live out her wildest dream: getting her pilot's license. With former Air Force pilot Stone Mcallister teaching her, though, it's not just the altitude making her dizzy…. Once he settles his father's estate, Stone's heading back to the Air Force... read more

Shattered Silence: An Anthology (Echo Falls Book 3)

Marta Perry

A woman on the run seeks sanctuary in a peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch community—and finds a protector in the most unlikely of men…One moment Rachel Hartline is secure in her career and community. The next, she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time—watching her ex-husband commit a crime that puts her in unfathomable danger. Fear and hurt send her home to an Amish farm and the family she’s always... read more

A woman on the run seeks sanctuary in a peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch community—and finds a protector in the most unlikely of men…One moment Rachel Hartline is secure in her career and community. The next, she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time—watching her ex-husband commit a crime that puts her in unfathomable danger. Fear and hurt send her home to an Amish farm and the family she’s always... read more

The Billionaire's Bargain (Blackout Billionaires Book 1)

Naima Simone

USA TODAY bestselling authorIn the dark, he kisses her…Not knowing who she really is….When a blackout hits Chicago, billionaire Darius King makes the most of it with an irresistible stranger. But then the lights reveal the woman in his arms is the woman he hates—his best friend’s widow! His new plan: entice her into marriage to protect his friend’s legacy. But wild attraction and explosive sec... read more

USA TODAY bestselling authorIn the dark, he kisses her…Not knowing who she really is….When a blackout hits Chicago, billionaire Darius King makes the most of it with an irresistible stranger. But then the lights reveal the woman in his arms is the woman he hates—his best friend’s widow! His new plan: entice her into marriage to protect his friend’s legacy. But wild attraction and explosive sec... read more

Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles Book 1)

Chloe Jacobs

While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she's good at what she does. So good, s... read more

While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she's good at what she does. So good, s... read more

Her Forbidden Hero: A Heroes Novel (The Hero Book 1)

Laura Kaye

She's always been off-limits… Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become.…but now... read more

She's always been off-limits… Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become.…but now... read more

This Baby Business (Heroes of Fortune Valley)

Heatherly Bell

Strictly business…or is it? Air force pilot Levi Lambert has seen plenty of danger—but his infant daughter might be the death of him. Fortunately, Levi's found the answer to his sleep-deprived prayers: his next-door neighbor! Carly Gilmore is willing to be his nanny…until a small white lie turns their arrangement from business to very personal. The fake engagement was intended to keep Levi fro... read more

Strictly business…or is it? Air force pilot Levi Lambert has seen plenty of danger—but his infant daughter might be the death of him. Fortunately, Levi's found the answer to his sleep-deprived prayers: his next-door neighbor! Carly Gilmore is willing to be his nanny…until a small white lie turns their arrangement from business to very personal. The fake engagement was intended to keep Levi fro... read more

Airman to the Rescue (Heroes of Fortune Valley)

Heatherly Bell

She's off-limits…and perfect for him! It was supposed to be easy. Sarah Mcallister was going to flip her late father's house and head back to Colorado for a fresh start. But when her shady contractor gets arrested, taking most of her budget with him, she's at risk of losing everything. Enter Matt Conner…sexy pilot, single dad, Sarah's brother's best friend…and far too good with his hands for h... read more

She's off-limits…and perfect for him! It was supposed to be easy. Sarah Mcallister was going to flip her late father's house and head back to Colorado for a fresh start. But when her shady contractor gets arrested, taking most of her budget with him, she's at risk of losing everything. Enter Matt Conner…sexy pilot, single dad, Sarah's brother's best friend…and far too good with his hands for h... read more

Needed: One Convenient Husband (The Pearl House Book 6)

Fiona Brand, Brenda Jackson

To inherit her fortune, she has three weeks to find a convenient groom… Eva Atraeus must marry. But every suitor is bought off by the will's formidable trustee: Kyle Messena. He has made himself the last available groom! Kyle broke her heart years ago. Now the dark, dangerous banker is the last man she'd marry—even in name only… If Kyle can't have Eva, no man will. No, he won't fall for the fi... read more

To inherit her fortune, she has three weeks to find a convenient groom… Eva Atraeus must marry. But every suitor is bought off by the will's formidable trustee: Kyle Messena. He has made himself the last available groom! Kyle broke her heart years ago. Now the dark, dangerous banker is the last man she'd marry—even in name only… If Kyle can't have Eva, no man will. No, he won't fall for the fi... read more

Alec's Royal Assignment: A Protector Hero Romance (Man on a Mission Book 3)

Amelia Autin

In the Man on a Mission series, a special agent becomes one woman's most dangerous weakness… Bodyguard to the queen of Zakhar, lieutenant Angelina Mateja is unwilling to risk her reputation or her job for US special agent Alec Jones—no matter how sexy and irresistible he is. Alec's been recruited by the king to root out a human trafficking ring—not get up close and personal with a stunning wom... read more

In the Man on a Mission series, a special agent becomes one woman's most dangerous weakness… Bodyguard to the queen of Zakhar, lieutenant Angelina Mateja is unwilling to risk her reputation or her job for US special agent Alec Jones—no matter how sexy and irresistible he is. Alec's been recruited by the king to root out a human trafficking ring—not get up close and personal with a stunning wom... read more

Playing Doctor (Entangled Brazen)

Jan Meredith

Playing Doctor by Jan MeredithOne night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered...When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she... read more

Playing Doctor by Jan MeredithOne night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered...When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she... read more

Shooting Dirty (Dirty Eleven Book 2)

Jill Sorenson

She's his only salvationAce Clemmons has wanted Janelle from the moment he first saw her. Taking her captive while he carried out his last hit as a member of Dirty Eleven nearly broke him. Now that he's gone straight, he's back in her life, looking to stake his claim. He can't erase the past but he'll do anything to make it up to her.Janelle Parker needs a new start, far away from the trailer ... read more

She's his only salvationAce Clemmons has wanted Janelle from the moment he first saw her. Taking her captive while he carried out his last hit as a member of Dirty Eleven nearly broke him. Now that he's gone straight, he's back in her life, looking to stake his claim. He can't erase the past but he'll do anything to make it up to her.Janelle Parker needs a new start, far away from the trailer ... read more

Officer Off Limits (A Line of Duty Book 3)

Tessa Bailey

Story Brooks' fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it's too late.Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never,... read more

Story Brooks' fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it's too late.Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never,... read more

Operation Homecoming: A Protector Hero Romance (Cutter's Code Book 6)

Justine Davis

In the next Cutter's Code romance, a hero with a secret returns home…and goes into rescuer mode… AWOL in times of family tragedy, Walker Cole doesn't expect a warm welcome home. Nor does he expect to see Amy­­ Clark—his sister's nerdy friend who had a mad teen crush on him—now a smart, sexy woman. Though Walker knows he's caused Amy pain and hatred, his own pain is worse. He can never tell the... read more

In the next Cutter's Code romance, a hero with a secret returns home…and goes into rescuer mode… AWOL in times of family tragedy, Walker Cole doesn't expect a warm welcome home. Nor does he expect to see Amy­­ Clark—his sister's nerdy friend who had a mad teen crush on him—now a smart, sexy woman. Though Walker knows he's caused Amy pain and hatred, his own pain is worse. He can never tell the... read more

Course of Action: Crossfire (Harlequin Romantic Suspense Book 1853)

Lindsay McKenna, Merline Lovelace

Two passion-filled stories from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace! Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigne... read more

Two passion-filled stories from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace! Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigne... read more

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