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Thursday, January 29, 2009

60 Years of Romance from Harlequin


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

Ø HARLEQUIN


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.


Happy Reading!


Jayne Hoogenberk

Manager, eHarlequin.com Community



Thanks Jayne, for all the wonderful news!! I know I am headed to the website now!!


Thia

9 comments:

Lori said...

How exciting! Harlequin was my inspiration into the world of romance and they are still my guilty pleasure!

Glo said...

Thank you, I have spent hours curled up with a Harlequin book. Do any of your downloads include ebook readers with rocket format? I currently order Super Romance, but love to get them in rocket format? Thank you for the link. I'm going right over.

Anonymous said...

Always glad to hear about "free" books! Thanks for the tip...and no, I can't believe they are 60, that's pretty incredible!!!


-Sarah

Anonymous said...

The Stanza Harlequin catalog appears to be live. It is the second one down in the Online Catalog.

Thia said...

Some of my greatest memories are sitting at my Granny's side while she read her Harlequins. I did this, because as soon as she sat one down, I took it and hid in the other room and read it as fast as I could. I was 11 when I started this! So, you could say that I cut my proverbial reader's teeth on Harlequins.

My favorite were the ones about Australia and Greece! How I used to long to go to the Outback and meet a nice Aussie cowboy!

I did make it to Crete, close enough to Greece, and I have to say, it was all I ever dreamed about. Well, except some eccentric millionaire never came and asked me to be his nanny and then proceed to marry me and all that!

What is your favorite Harlequin memory?

Thia said...
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Thia said...

Some of my greatest memories are sitting at my Granny's side while she read her Harlequins. I did this, because as soon as she sat one down, I took it and hid in the other room and read it as fast as I could. I was 11 when I started this! So, you could say that I cut my proverbial reader's teeth on Harlequins.

My favorite were the ones about Australia and Greece! How I used to long to go to the Outback and meet a nice Aussie cowboy!

I did make it to Crete, close enough to Greece, and I have to say, it was all I ever dreamed about. Well, except some eccentric millionaire never came and asked me to be his nanny and then proceed to marry me and all that!

What is your favorite Harlequin memory?

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