Harlequin is 60! WoW! They have been providing us with hours upon hours of reading goodness for that long? They hardly look a day over 50! HEHE!! To celebrate, they are offering up free books at their website -
I am going to share with you all some of the email I got from my friend Jayne at Harlequin:
We’re launching our HarlequinCelebrates site on Thursday, but we have a special Anniversary hub on eHarlequin.com with updates on our many celebratory activities and events throughout the year and I’m happy to give you a sneak peek. Any woman can access these wonderful stories from anywhere in the world provided they have a computer connection and an appetite for engaging, compelling stories. From Moncton to Memphis and beyond we’re celebrating the love of the romance novel.
And we hope you will help romance novels become the viral story of 2009!
This is the link for our special 60th Hub on eHarlequin.com: http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?cid=1316&cmpid=BLSOC200901290002
Celebrating 60 years of pure reading pleasure
Ø 60 years
Ø 5.8 billion books sold
Ø 2,700 authors
Ø 34,000 titles
Ø 640 bestseller placements
Ø 1 Publisher
To thank our many readers for taking us into your hearts and homes for 60 years and making us the world’s leading publisher of romantic fiction, Harlequin is giving every woman in America a free book.
In fact, we’re giving away 16 free Books that your readers can download by using the following URL:
Let me list the free books:
Harlequin American Romance, Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren
Harlequin Blaze, Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
Harlequin Historical, His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls
Harlequin Intrigue, Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
Harlequin Presents, Price of Passion by Susan Napier
Harlequin Romance, The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding
Harlequin Superromance, Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson
Silhouette Desire, Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child
Silhouette Nocturne, Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf
Silhouette Romantic Suspense, Stranded with a Spy by Merline Lovelace
Silhouette Special Edition, Dancing in the Moonlight by Raeanne Thayne
Love Inspired, A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight
Love Inspired Historical, Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart
Love Inspired Suspense, Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
Kimani Romance, Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson
Nascar, Speed Dating by Nancy Warren
You have to admit that is one compelling line up of great books! You can download the books as a PDF or as an eBook. Moreover, in a couple of weeks you will be able to download a version for your iPhone from Stanza.We have lots more celebrating planned throughout the year for our 60th anniversary including:
Ø The Harlequin Famous Firsts Collection – In March, June and September, look for reissues of some of the very first series books written by current New York Times bestselling writers
Ø The Heart of a Woman: Harlequin Cover Art 1949-2009 – We’re sponsoring and exhibition of original cover art at the Openhouse Gallery, May 29 to June 12 in New York City.
Ø Series Spotlight – Every month a different series is in the spotlight. Look for diamond-themed miniseries, series stars and more from all the Harlequin and Silhouette lines.
Little did Richard and Mary Bonnycastle know what they were starting 60 years ago when they founded Harlequin, but we’ve been satisfying women’s desire for romance, speaking to their hearts and transporting them beyond themselves ever since.We hope to spread this joy of reading far and wide – please feel free to contact me if you would like further information.
Manager, eHarlequin.com Community
Thanks Jayne, for all the wonderful news!! I know I am headed to the website now!!