BLING! is the edgy new contemporary romance imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC). BLING! will launch in Fall 2015, releasing two new contemporary novels each quarter.

At BLING! the first thing readers will notice is a solid, entertaining story. Think parables. The primary objective is to entertain and engage the contemporary reader. The stories are simultaneously character- and plot-driven, written by seasoned and debut novelists with unique voices.

BLING! heroines and heroes are contemporary in every sense of the word. They may have a past filled with worldly challenges and long-lasting impact, or they may be in the midst of their transformation – but one thing is certain: The reader will want to take the journey with them. And that journey will revolve around a solid, believable romance.

Meet the Team

Meet the Bling! team.

Bling! Ring

Meet the Bling! team of authors and their upcoming books.

Submission Guidelines

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Blog

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Transitions at Bling! Romance

I want you all to know that my heart is full with gratitude and joy at the realization of what we’ve accomplished with Bling! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement as we’ve grown this new imprint for LPC. And about that stellar Editor of the Year award I received this year from ACFW … I’ll carry that excitement with me into the next season of my life! Since no one can really say it any better than Eddie Jones, CEO of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, I thought I’d just share yesterday’s announcement directly with you.   From Eddie Jones, CEO of LPC: LPC would like to extend its thanks to Sandie Bricker, founder of Bling! Romance. Last spring, Sandie expressed a desire to step back from Bling, but only after she found the right person to take over. Today, we are pleased to announce that Sandie’s assistant Marisa Deshaies is now the new Managing Editor of Bling! Romance. Marisa came to us as an intern and has worked with Sandie on Bling titles for several months.  Marisa’s passion for the imprint became evident early on. With her excellent organizational skills, we believe Marisa will make an outstanding managing editor. Sandie will remain with LPC until Marisa’s training is complete. Thank you, Sandie, for stepping out on faith and giving new and established romance authors a chance to tell the stories God placed on their hearts.   And on a personal note from me: Welcome, Marisa! You are just the person I prayed God would send. I’m ready to hand over the keys now. I leave... read more

From the other side: reflections on internships

I had a checklist I needed to complete in order to graduate from college: Fulfill the requisite number of courses in the English major to prove competency in American and British literature. Pass, with a high enough grade to prove I can do more than count to ten, basic math. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. And most important of all (at least in the eyes of a future employer), complete an internship. Internship. The word can strike fear and bring excitement, depending on which side of the aisle a student stands on. With most employers requiring college students to have some kind of experience upon graduation, the competitiveness of these positions has risen in recent years. On the other hand, for those students without a clear-cut idea of what they want do when they graduate, choosing an internship can be a daunting task. I knew by my junior year of college that I wanted to make a career for myself in the publishing industry. With my focus on and interest in editing, I chose to intern at Oak Knoll Press—the only antiquarian publishing house in the United States … and it just so happens to reside in my home state of Delaware. While I value my time at Oak Knoll Press, the lessons I learned while interning there have little to do with the publishing industry. As an undergraduate intern, I focused on the small picture: earning a satisfactory grade; keeping my supervisor happy; pleasing my coworkers. I learned the everyday nuances of office life, but I failed to think ahead at how my time at Oak Knoll... read more

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