About Us

Welcome to Crimson Romance!

We’re the place to find strong, smart, satisfying romances in your favorite genres – including contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantic suspense, and spicy! You’ll find fresh takes on classic themes, new themes that will delight and excite you, heroes you’ll fall in love with, and heroines you’d want to meet in real life.

Strong characters — We believe romance should feature intelligent, diverse, complicated people who have full lives but aren’t afraid to follow their hearts. Our books include a wide array of characters that defy stereotypes and have an original point of view. The Alpha hero has long been a beloved staple of the genre, but at Crimson, we’re committed to publishing love stories that feature both strong men AND strong women. A Crimson heroine can be physically tough and/or possess great emotional fortitude. The best love stories center on couples who find their true equals, and that’s something we celebrate at Crimson.

Smart Stories — With so many new romances published each month, it can be difficult to find fresh and quirky takes on love. At Crimson, we seek to publish books that offer a new spin on favorite tropes and titles that stray outside the box. Our historicals aren’t afraid to venture far from the ballrooms of Regency England to post-Civil War America or 1920s revolutionary India, for example. Our contemporaries tackle unique and important topics and themes like nuclear power activism or immigration reform. We also continue to prioritize diversity, featuring cultures and characters from a wide range of heritages.

Satisfying Romance — The Ahhh moment. Every great romance has one—that climactic scene that just makes your heartstrings sing. Our couples have sizzling chemistry, but they also always have a deep emotional connection with plenty of challenges to overcome on their romantic journey to earn their happy ending. At Crimson, we understand that the joy of reading a romance is falling in love along with the heroine or hero and savoring the anticipation of that first kiss. A Crimson Romance is a romance with heart.

Explore our site to discover more about our new and forthcoming releases, limited-time digital bundles, top bestsellers, and more.

Our Background
Crimson Romance launched on June 4, 2012, as an imprint of F+W Media. Acquired in November 2016 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., Crimson has sold more than 2.5 million e-book and print-on-demand titles. With exciting stories and fresh voices, to-die-for characters and swoonworthy romantic journeys, Crimson has something for every reader.

Our books have been featured in Woman’s Day, RT Book Reviews, Kirkus Books, Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and on many romance blogs including USA Today‘s Happily Ever After; Heroes and Heartbreakers; Dear Author; Harlequin Junkie; Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, and many more. Our titles have won numerous awards and distinctions including USA Today best-seller list, Bookriot.com’s 100 Must-Read Romantic Comedies, Culturess’s 2016 Top Romances Not to Miss, 2016 Best Audiobooks from AudioFile Magazine, 2014 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for eBook Excellence, Readers Crown Awards, National Reader’s Choice Award, Romantic Novelists Association’s Joan Hessayon New Writer Award finalist, HOLT Medallion finalists, Colorado Romance Writers’ Awards of Excellence, and InD’Tale’s RONE Awards, among others. Our talented authors have also received glowing praise from romance stars Debbie Macomber, Linda Howard, Carly Phillips, Kat Martin, and more bestselling authors.

We pride ourselves on our diverse characters and plots, and were honored with the best multicultural/interracial romance publisher designation by more than 1,500 readers who voted in the 2012 Swirl Awards.




RTBookReivews.com, November 2016
Simon & Schuster to Buy Adams Media, Crimson Romance

USA Today‘s HEA Blog, June 2015
“Crimson Celebrates 3rd Year with New Look, New Logo”

USA Today‘s HEA Blog, February 2014
“Crimson Romance’s Emerald Springs Legacy Continuity Kicks Off” 

RT Book Reviews, January 2014
“Crimson Tide: Get Swept Up in the New Romance Imprint”

USA Today‘s HEA Blog, October 2013
“Crimson Romance Hits Debut Anthology Out of the Park”

Publishers Weekly, July 13, 2012
“Digital Imprints Take Root”