Introducing Harlequin’s Big Summer Reads!

By Emma Cunningham, Production Coordinator, Digital & Internet

Oh, Summer. Long days, warm weather—is there a better way to enjoy the heat than lounging with a book by the pool or on the beach?  If you can’t tell from our brand-new Harlequin Blog Summer layout, we don’t think so.

At Harlequin, we’re all crazy bookworms who spend our working and pleasure time immersed in books and romance (we know you’re super jealous, and no, you can’t have our jobs!) We frequently get sidetracked from producing books by talking about recent releases we love.  We were doing exactly that when we got the idea to put together a list of our favorite Summer 2010 books. We picked some old favorites that we’re reissuing and a bunch of fresh, new voices, and wound up with an eclectic list of contemporary romance, paranormal, and everything in between. And so Big Summer Reads was born.

Now that we had an exciting program like Big Summer Reads, we had to think of the best possible way to get it out there.  And you know what we love besides reading outside in the sun? Bloggers. In fact, we love them so much, that we’ve put together a massive and still growing database of book blogs and we’re sending out a selection of ebooks from our Big Summer Reads list for review. Some lucky bloggers will even get some fancy prizes to help readers enjoy their summer reading experience even more!

Here are some of the Big Summer Reads books that we’re e-mailing out to bloggers:

Linda Lael Miller – McKettricks of Texas: Garrett

Susan Andersen – Skintight

Marie Ferrarella – Finding Happily-Ever-After

Brenda Jackson – Star of His Heart

Victoria Dahl – Crazy for Love

Susan Mallery – Almost Perfect

Susan Grant – Sureblood

Kristan Higgins – All I Ever Wanted

Debbie Macomber – Orchard Valley Brides

Debbie Macomber – Orchard Valley Grooms

Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, Sherryl Woods – Summer Brides (The Borrowed Bride, Fireside, Harbor Lights, Accidentally Yours)

Robyn Carr – The House on Olive Street



Just a sample of what you can find in the Big Summer Reads program

So, to sum it all up, look for the Big Summer Reads featured on your favorite blog soon. And if you’re a blogger yourself, don’t hesitate to give me a shout and I’ll happily send some free books for review your way, too.

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    June 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm
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  2. Susan Mallery
    June 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm
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    How fun! I posted this to Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word!

  3. Lisa B
    June 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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    I just emailed you. Saw this on Susan mallery’s Facebook page btw!

  4. Carole Fiore-Abshire
    June 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm
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    I’m reading Crazy for Love, and so far its a funny and cute story! I’m not finished reading it so but I’d recommend it. I’ve read Skintight and it was a really good book, but she’s one of my favorite authors, Susan Anderson,And Garrett was another good book but I love cowboys and hunks, the sexy the better. Linda can deliver. I want to read All I ever Wanted, I want to buy it but my budget is alittle tight at the moment so I have to hold-off in buying any books now, but if I was to get it free that would be so wonderful!I saw this one your facebook, and I love to read!My favorite pasttime summer or winter..all year around.

  5. Kathleen
    June 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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    I have a few of these books in on my shelves already to read Susan Mallery’s Perfect Series, LLM McKetrricks, Sherrly Woods, Magnolia sereis, and I can’t wait for a whole load more to come. Especially Kristen Higgens and Susan Andersen..

  6. Marilyn Shoemaker
    June 23, 2010 at 12:34 am
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    Emma, I’m so interested. Saw Susan Mallery’s post and immediately I was excited as I’m such a Harlequin fan. Juat emailed you as well.

  7. Andrea
    June 23, 2010 at 6:28 am
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    Emma,

    Sent you an email. These books look fab!

  8. bgzyb
    September 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm
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    iv’e tried to email uemma . but it wont let me , ‘cuz of some error . but , yes i would like the free book’s u are afforing ….. ty brenda

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