Harlequin: Celebrating 60 years of pure reading pleasure

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– 60 years
– 5.8 billion books sold
– 2,700 authors
– 34,000 titles
– 640 bestseller placements
– 1 Publisher

Reporting in on something Harlequin is doing to thank their many readers for taking Harlequin into your hearts and homes for 60 years and making them the world’s leading publisher of romantic fiction: Harlequin is giving every woman in America a free book.

In fact, they’re giving away 16 free Books that you can download from their website, starting January 29!

Please share this giveaway with friends, family, neighbors – and with that colleague or acquaintance you know would love a romance if she (or he!) would just read one….

Here’s a list of the free books–check them out:

Harlequin
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
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

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
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
Kimani Romance, Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson

Nascar
Nascar, Speed Dating by Nancy Warren

You have to admit that is one compelling line up of great authors and great stories–something for everyone! You can download the books as a PDF or as an eBook. Moreover, shortly you’ll be able to download a version for your iPhone.

Harlequin has a lot more celebrating planned throughout the year for their 60th anniversary including:

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,

The Heart of a Woman:
– Harlequin Cover Art 1949-2009: Harlequin is sponsoring and exhibition of original cover art at the Openhouse Gallery, May 29 to June 12 in New York City.

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 they’ve been satisfying women’s desire for romance, speaking to their hearts and transporting them beyond themselves ever since.

With hopes of continuing to touch your heart and share stories that will inspire, comfort and delight you in the years to come!

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1 Comment

  • Anonymous
    on March 2, 2009

    I was very impressed with HQ’s special offer of free books – great find! And I hear they’re doing well – they’ve definitely got something to celebrate.

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