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With the New Year comes new series, and I thought I’d share the scoop on some of the exciting new not-to-be missed continuities and miniseries to be found in category starting up this month.

Starting off the year in American Romance is Kayla’s Daddy by Laura Bradford. This is Laura’s first book for Harlequin! Not only is this a wonderful story about a long-lost letter that kindles one romance and Hill Country Hero rekindles another, it’s the first book in American Romance’s 12-book, year-long thematic continuity, BABIES & BACHELORS USA. A whole year worth of adorable babies and hunky heroes!

And if we’re not talking babies in American Romance, we’re talking cowboys!! Hill Country Hero by Ann DeFee has a hunky hero who’s a cowboy and a football player! This author’s fun stories always have a sense of humour – and this one is set in everyone’s favourite part of Texas, the Hill Country.

Bestselling author Lynne Graham is back with a fabulous new trilogy in Harlequin Presents with Pregnant Brides. She popped over to the I Heart Presents blog to discuss Book One, Desert Prince, Bride of Innocence and why she loves to make her character suffer…interesting reading! Also available this month from Presents is the all-new At His Service miniseries featuring Cinderella heroines and billionaire heroes, all beginning with the passionate rags-to-riches story Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper by India Grey. I don’t know about you but I LOVE to escape into Presents…glamorous settings, passionate men and more money than you can imagine…. The perfect recipe for romance!

Also, USA Today bestselling author Marie Ferrarella leads an all-new 6-book continuity about a fertility clinic and the romance concieved there with Prescription for Romance in the new The Baby Chase seres in Silhouette Special Edition.These contemporary romances from the Silhouette Special Edition line will strike a chord with you as heroines find the balance between their work lives and personal lives on the way to true love!

Meet six gorgeous men in Harlequin Romance this month in the new International Grooms miniseries. Each title is set in a different country or setting and the authors have created different tips, travelogues and information on the settings that you can read about in their blog… Get your lasso at the ready for rugged rancher Dillon in Rodeo Bride by Myrna Mackenzie. This month also features a debut author, and Cara Colter’s “proposal” book, which features the winning proposal from the eHarlequin Competition “Diamond Proposal” contest we hosted last year.

From Superromance and Romantic Times Career Achievement award winning author C.J. Carmichael, we have a three-book miniseries, The Fox & Fisher Detective Agency, running from January to March. The titles are: Perfect Partners, The P.I. Contest and Receptionist Under Cover available in March. I’m told these books have a light mystery element and are solid, satisfying reads. More than a romantic relationship, it’s mainstream romance with the promise of happy ever after!

The Socialite and the BodyguardIf you’re in the mood for a little intrigue then check out the Bodyguard of the Month a new 12 month continuity starting off with The Socialite and the Bodyguard by Dana Martin. These stories feature rugged, tough bodyguards who are more than capable of protecting their innocent women. Tune in every month for edge-of-your-seat reads and a new powerful bodyguard adventure available from Harlequin Intrigue.

You can find more spine-tingling reading with Twin Targets by Marta Perry. This book is the first book in a new six-book Love Inspired Suspense continuity series, Protecting the The Duke's Redemption
Witnesses, which focuses on looming danger and forever love in the witness protection program. With a flood of unsolved murders, those connected to the program are running scared.

And if your tastes run to Historicals the editors also recommend The Duke’s Redemption by Carla Capshaw, a terrific story about a British nobleman who comes to South Carolina to find his brother’s murderer and falls in love with a young colonial woman–who might just be a spy!

I’ll be back next week with some more series to check out until then, what series are you most looking forward to this year?



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A FREE book for every woman!

60th-anniversaryTo thank our many readers for taking us into their 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 readers can download by visiting our special Anniversary Hub at eHarlequin.com and there’s a wide variety of books to choose from:
• Tender romances
• Suspenseful adventures
• Heartwarming stories
• Tales of passion
• and many more…

Download, read and share your favorites now! Plus, learn more about all of our 60th anniversary celebrations.

Some folks in the digital space have been surprised at how innovative and fully engaged we are in this arena (we publish 100% of our frontlist titles as eBooks along with original digital publishing; and then there’s our rocking online community; where we have acquired 54 debut authors via online initiatives. We are also actively engaged with social media tools like Twitter [twitter.com/harlequinbooks], Facebook, Myspace, podcasts and blogs) but then Harlequin has a long standing tradition of always being wherever women are. So I hope you’ll help romance novels become the viral story of the year by downloading and enjoying the books.

Here’s the list of free books available for download:

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.

And we have lots more celebrating planned throughout the year for our 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 – We’re 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 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!

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