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.