About Us

HarperImpulse is an exciting new range of romance fiction brought to you from the women’s fiction team at HarperCollins. Our aim is to break new talent from debut authors and import the hottest trends from the US, bringing you the very best in romance. Whether that is through short reads for your mobile phone or epic sagas that span the generations we want to proudly publish romance fiction that gets everybody talking.

To speak to the team about submissions, partnership opportunities or press enquiries, please e-mail romance@harpercollins.co.uk.

Meet the team

Kimberley YoungKimberley Young is publishing director of Women’s Fiction at HarperCollins. Kim has over ten years of experience in editing commercial women’s fiction. She has a soft spot for rom coms and is currently obsessed with new adult and short reads. Kim simply can’t pick her one favourite romance hero of all time, as there are too many good ones to choose from. Instead she has a new flavour each and every month. So, today her pick is Deacon Claybourne from the new series Nashville. Why? He’s brooding, plays the guitar and only loves one woman…


Katie SadlerKatie Sadler is the digital marketing manager at HarperFiction and is deeply attached to her Smartphone/laptop/iPad/wherever she can get on to the Internet. She loves reading anything and everything, particularly crime and fantasy when there’s a really good hero. Her favourite ever romantic hero is Westley from the Princess Bride, but only when he stops being the sappy farm boy and turns into the Dread Pirate Roberts. She’s on the other end of @HarperImpulse, so send her a tweet and say hello!


RichardRichard Parfitt started in publishing in 2000, and after a brief side step into the world of television, now works at HarperCollins in Technology and gets himself involved in all sorts of projects and plans across the business. His absolute favourite project is HarperImpulse and since getting involved has found himself rabidly reading all manner of romance fiction!
A geek at heart, his natural preference is for SF and fantasy themed romance, so is looking forward to reading any submissions about cross dressing sex bots in space.


CharlotteCharlotte Ledger began working in publishing in 2011 and has always been a book lover but, since watching her first episode of Dawson’s Creek when she was 13, she’s found it impossible to resist a good love story! Pacey Witter stole her heart and her life it seems as her addiction for all things romance eventually led to her working at Mills & Boon. Thrilled to be at Harper Impulse, she can’t wait to fall in love with your submissions and find the next exciting new voices in Romance. So what are you waiting for? The inbox is open! You can follow Charlotte on twitter @girl_on_a_ledge.


Emily LabramEditorial Assistant Emily Labram joined HarperCollins in 2012. After studying Mills & Boon at university (really!), she developed a bit of an addiction – so leapt at the chance to be involved in Harper Impulse. She loves steamy romance with an interesting setting and a dash of humour – and strong, relatable heroines. Whatever the genre, whatever the length, she’ll be delighted to read whatever comes her way!

AlexAlexandra Allden is the designer for Harper Impulse as well working within the Harper Fiction team since 2012. She aims to create covers that show the true essence of the authors’ stories and get them out to the public as soon as possible. It’s quick, fun and she loves being able to bring their characters to life. She’s always had a soft spot for a good romance especially the darker side. The anti-hero gets her every time, so Heathcliff, Jay Gatsby… Damon Salvatore – All of the above!

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