Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.
—We're only about a month out from the premiere of the final season of Downton Abbey in the U.K. and it's starting to get real: The first official photos of Season 6 (or Series 6 for our British readers) are here! You're seeing the group portrait (above) and the Dowager Countess (below the jump); visit Mashable for a good look at all 9 photos.
—If you've always dreamed of being a Harlequin author, there's still time to submit your manuscript in their annual So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest, in which the grand prize is a 2-book publishing contract with Harlequin! Learn everything you need to know about the contest here. The deadline to enter your story is September 21.
—Ahead of the release of Volume 2 of the Outlander soundtrack on September 25, Entertainment Weekly has the extended version of the show's main theme, “The Skye Boat Song,” from composer Bear McCreary and vocalist Raya Yarbrough (fun fact: The duo, who are married, also made beautiful music together for Battlestar Galactica.).
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