#Harlequin Books Spotlight & Giveaway: Showcasing December titles

Posted December 20th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight, _Harlequin Romances / 72 comments

Harlequin Books Spotlight & Giveaway: Showcasing December titles



Turn Up the Heat by Lori Foster and Christie Ridgway and Victoria Dahl

TUTHThree sizzling tales from three bestselling authors

Love Won’t Wait by Lori Foster

Brendan “Brick” Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air—and an irresistible challenge. But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can’t refuse. If only their “no-strings” pact didn’t leave him wanting so much more….

Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway

She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no-nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home. What she doesn’t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall. Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance?

Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl

Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off-limits. But now he’s back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can’t resist their long-denied attraction. When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up getting more than she bargained for….

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Forged in the Desert Heat by Maisey Yates

FITDHA woman that could start a war

The Gypsy Sheikh, betrayer, modern-day marauder—Zafar Nejem has been called many things. And now he is to be called Your Majesty. Returning to the throne of Al Sabah, his first act is to rescue American heiress Analise Christensen from her desert kidnappers.

Since Ana is engaged to the ruler of the neighboring kingdom, her discovery must be concealed until Zafar can explain her presence, or else he risks war. But as the sun rises over the sand dunes, so does the forbidden heat that burns between them, threatening everything….

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A Gentleman ‘Til Midnight by Alison DeLaine

AGUMThe complication they don’t want…

Lady Katherine Kinloch survived captivity once. Now the notorious captain of her own ship, she refuses to let anyone jeopardize her hard-won freedom. But on a voyage to England to fight for her family’s endangered estate, Katherine is thrown off course when she unknowingly rescues celebrated naval captain James Warre…a man who stands for everything she despises.

The passion they desperately need…

Haunted by regret for his role in her dark past, James is determined to be more than the cold, calculating officer Katherine expects. Her seduction is his obsession, but his pride hangs in the balance if he gives in to temptation. And hiding beneath the scorching attraction between them lies a secret that could force the two apart for good.

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Blade to the Keep by Lauren Dane (e-book)

BTKCanny and ferocious, with the power of an ancient Goddess in her belly, Rowan Summerwaite is the only person who can renegotiate the fragile Treaty between the Vampire Nation and the Hunter Corporation, the last line of defense for humanity. A meeting of this Joint Tribunal, as well as her new status as Liaison, sends Rowan straight to the last place on earth she wants to be, the childhood home she’d escaped so many years before–The First’s Keep.

Raised at the knee of The First–the oldest Vampire and leader of the Vampire Nation–honed into a weapon by the Hunter Corporation, wielding ancient knowledge from the Goddess within, Rowan must navigate bloodthirsty Vampires and Hunters alike. And she’s got to do it while managing a politically awkward but undeniably deepened romance with Scion Clive Stewart. Failure in her role as Liaison could mean all-out war, with humankind in the crosshairs. No pressure.

Walking the path between her two lives has already made Rowan a pariah. The choices she’ll have to make will mean she becomes something even more Other and as a result she may lose those last shreds of home she has left.

See how Rowan’s story began in Goddess with a Blade.

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GIVEAWAY: 1 lucky reader will win print copies of A Gentleman ‘Til Midnight + Forged in the Desert Heat+ Turn Up the Heat + Blade to the Keep (e-book)

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72 Responses to “#Harlequin Books Spotlight & Giveaway: Showcasing December titles”

  1. ki pha

    Oh yes, I read that article. *shakes head*
    But anyway, I love reading romance because the world will be a better place if I did. LOL. I love them! They bring me into a whole new world surrounding me in joy and happiness. Plus, there are plenty of great HEAs in them; which makes them all the more better!

  2. Ann

    I didn’t read the article you were referring to. Sounds like it was very controversial.

    I like reading romances since they give me warm fuzzies.

  3. Lori H

    My grandmother’s dear friend, who lived beside her, would give me a large bag of her Harlequin books every summer when I visited. I was a teenager.

  4. belindaegreen

    You asked: Tell me why you read romance novels…

    I read romance novels because I like that escape to dream of wonderful locations good looking guys and the women who knocks their socks off….that’s the chemistry! I love the stories, plot lines, the characters, and the dance of getting to the HEA…No matter what happens in the story I want to know there is an HEA A little suspense and drama spices doesn’t hurt either.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!

    Belinda G
    belgre at comcast dot net

  5. Rita Luken

    I love to read romance, It is a great escape. I have been reading Harlequin since the 1970″s

  6. Cari White

    I started reading Harlequin Romances anPresents back in high school. I’m now 46, so it’s been a few years. I love the characters, the adventures and conflicts…and, of course, the happy endings. Romances keep the love and hope alive.

  7. Diane Sallans

    No – don’t know that article – do you have a link?

    I read romance because they make me smile.

  8. Sharlene Wegner

    I did not read it, and I have a feeling I don’t want to! I read romance for the HEA. It makes me happy!

  9. donnas1

    I did not, and I am thinking I dont want to. Its the HEA and the journey to get there that keeps me reading

  10. Denise Van Plew

    I did not read it and I read romance because they are enjoyable and there are some great authors out there.

  11. Shannon Williams

    I love to escape to another world! I love my husband but he has never been romantic!!

  12. marcyshuler

    I read it the other day. *shakes head* I think the guy got what was coming to him by the outpouring of outrage in the comments.

    I read romances because they make me happy and because I can.

  13. Glenda

    I read romances – and every other fiction genre – as an escape and a way to relax. I have my own HEA, but that doesn’t mean I never need to de-stress from a long day at work.

  14. martha lawson

    I read romances for the escape from daily life, seeing new places through books, the romance and the happily ever after!

  15. barbed1951

    No, I didn’t read the article, and it sounds like that’s a good thing. I love romance because I love the happily ever after. I like all that leads up to it, and the lessons that are learned about life and what’s most important, which allows couples to reach their HEA.

  16. lisagk

    I read romance for the happy ending, the love story, learning new things, escape from real life, and the relationships. Thank you for asking.

  17. Stephanie F.

    Yes I read the article. All I can say is it proves the writer has no imagination or sense of fantasy. That’s why I love romance books. Your imagination can soar and you can escape the stress of everyday life. The authors write amazing tales of love and compassion and sometimes heartache. They are beautiful stories that I embrace.

  18. Barbara

    You wanted to know why I read romance novels. Well, if I would have been asked this question a long time ago, my answer probably would have been because I believe in the knight in shining armor. But, that was a long time ago, and no I no longer believe in the knight in shining armor. After a good marriage went suddenly bad which included abuse, I realized that men like my father are very hard to find in the world, today. You know the ones who are truly a gentleman in their manners but also in who they are. So, after hard work, raising 3 kids alone, I now know that the world isn’t what most little girls believe it to be. So to the now answer], I read them because they let me escape to a part of the world where romance lives, where you find the gentleman, the shining knight and for just a little while I can pretend there we do get our happily ever after’s. Even if, it’s only for a moment with a book. Not all of us get that in our lifetime.
    Barbara Hopkins

  19. Angela

    i read to escape it brings me into another world away and relaxes me (mostly depending on the storyline!)

  20. celiaboop

    I did read the article and I found it disturbing on many levels but it especially showed the authror’s ignorance about womens’ interests.

  21. Ada

    The reason I love romances is because it makes me happy and hopeful that such beautiful love exists…and gives me something to look forward to. My own HEA!

  22. Christine L.

    I’ve not read the article but now feel as though I should ….. and I would except for the fact that reading romance novels is a form of escapism for me. I’m trying to shut out the real world for a few moments!

  23. Margaret

    I read romance novels because they keep me believing in happily ever afters and that love can find you almost anywhere!

  24. Olga

    No, I haven’t read the”Damsels In Distress” article. I love reading romance novels because they are very interesting and they have HEA 🙂

  25. Chelsea B.

    I’ve never even heard of it. Which seems to be a good thing?
    I read romance for the pure loveliness of the novels. Reading about two people falling in love? SWOON.

  26. Sarah M.

    I didn’t read it. I tend to read romance as an escape. It’s my time to relax and unwind.

  27. thuy p.

    No I didn’t read the article. I love reading romance novels because I love escaping reality for a bit and I enjoy the hea 🙂

  28. dutcheja

    Romance books let me enjoy the romance that is missing from my life. I am able to escape into a totally different life for a while.

  29. Jenn McElroy

    Must have missed that article! Just trying to get through the last week of school, I guess. I read romance because I enjoy the escape from reality. No one has extracurriculars to shuttle their kids to, bosses driving them NUTS, government entities making decisions about their jobs when they have no expertise in the area (education), etc. Basically, I enjoy the brief respite from reality. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  30. Rebe

    I read romance because of the HEA. I like good stories, and sometimes I want to know it all works out ok.

  31. BethRe

    I read because I enjoy it. Reading takes me places I probably wouldn’t really go. What better subject to read about than Love!

  32. Karen j

    No I didn’t read the article. Sounds like I should be glad I didn’t! 😉 I read romances just because I love the happily ever after!

  33. veRONIca

    I did not read it. And I love romance stories because I love the idea of a perfect soulmate and having people find that perfect person is always interesting to read

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