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A Harlequin Winter Vampire Sneak Peek

November 26, 2008

by Amy Wilkins, Digital Production Coordinator

As part of author Lori Devoti’s 30 Days of Vampires blog bash, I’m guest-blogging again about the vampire books coming out this winter from Harlequin! Head over to Lori’s blog to get the scoop on the following books:

Are there any paranormal books you’re looking forward to this winter?



Who’s Your Favorite Vampire?

November 14, 2008

To help celebrate Lori Devoti’s 30 Days of Vampires, Harlequin employees are guest posting about our favorite vampires from books, TV, and movies. Some of the responses:

  • Dr. Carrie Ames from Jennifer Amrintrout’s Blood Ties series
  • Angel and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
  • Selene (played by Kate Beckinsale) in the Underworld movies
  • Count Saint-Germain in the novels by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • Louis (played by Brad Pitt) in Interview with the Vampire
  • Betsy, Queen of the Vampires, in Mary Janice Davidson’s “Undead” series

Tell us why this vampire is your fave and any other vampires you love in the comments!


Lori Devoti’s 30 Days of Vampires Blog Bash

November 12, 2008

To celebrate the release of the Holiday with a Vampire II anthology from Silhouette Nocturne (containing “A Christmas Kiss” by Merline Lovelace and “The Vampire Who Stole Christmas” by Lori Devoti), author Lori Devoti is having a 30 Days of Vampires bash over at her blog. Each day will have a new guest-post and prizes, interviews, excerpts and essays all on vampires. Plus, there’s a contest with a grand prize of $100 worth of blood-sucker books and goodies! Check out Lori’s kick-off post here for more details.

Psst! Can’t wait until December for HWAV2? It’s available already at in print and ebook format. And the first Holiday with a Vampire anthology by Maureen Child and Caridad Pineiro is still available as an ebook as well!


Get a Nocturne Bite for 89 Cents!

November 3, 2008

by Amy Wilkins

All this week, eHarlequin’s eBook Store is having an Afternoon Delights sale offering a selection of our eBook-exclusive shorts — Nocturne Bites, Spice Briefs, and our new Harlequin Historical Undone line — for only 89 cents! This sale is only happening Nov. 3-7, between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. EST.

Click here to see which ebooks are on sale today!


Happy Halloween from Harlequin!

October 31, 2008

Halloween is all over romance headquarters today! People are dressed up for our costume contest, cubicles are decorated for the pumpkin carving contest, and treats abound!

eHarlequin is also celebrating the holiday with a one-day-only double free book Friday offer: by any two print books from, and get a free Harlequin Presents novel and the first book in Jennifer Armintrout’s vampire series Blood Ties Book One: The Turning!

Our eBook Store is also giving away a free eBook today only.

How will you be celebrating Halloween today?


Interview with a Vampire…

October 29, 2008

The eHarlequin community welcomes a special guest this week — vampire Drystan Hurst, hero of Lori Devoti‘s “The Vampire who Stole Christmas” (in Holiday With a Vampire II, available in December from Silhouette Nocturne).

Some questions that have been asked so far: What do vamps do in their free time? What separates vampires from demons? And why does Drystan want revenge? Stop by the discussion to get the answers straight from the horse’s — er, make that demon’s — mouth, and pose your own burning vamp questions to Drystan.

If you could go one-on-one with a fictional vampire, who would it be — and what would you ask?


Free Reads and Online Treats this Week

October 28, 2008

With Halloween just around the corner, treat yourself with these following online goodies!

1) Free Nocturne online read at eHarlequin! The Ledoux Curse by Debra Cowan

In 1688, a jealous French nobleman cursed the Ledoux family—if a Ledoux woman fell in love with a man, he would die, damning her to a life of loneliness and guilt.

Despite her mother and grandmother’s warnings, Aubrey never believed in the curse. Until she fell in love with Jeff Wyrick. Until Hallowe’en night five years ago.

After that horrible night, Aubrey pushed Jeff away, vowing never to see him again or admit her feelings, even to herself. Even when he appears on her doorstep with those chiseled features and eyes that melt her resistance.

But Jeff didn’t come back for a meaningless night with Aubrey—he came back for a lifetime. And he’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be with her.

But first they must break The Ledoux Curse.

We also have previous free online reads from Maggie Shayne and C.E. Murphy in the online reads library.

2) Dark & Dangerous: A Collection of Paranormal Treats

An ebook exclusive bundle of ten backlist paranormal novella by favourite authors like Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne, Charlaine Harris, Karen Whiddon, and more, for an incredible bargain price!

3) Chat with fellow paranormal and fantasy readers at eHarlequin’s Community forums for Silhouette Nocturne and Luna.

And while you’re there, congratulate Anna Hackett on selling to Nocturne Bites!

4) Read some guest-blogs by Nocturne Authors!

First, Bonnie Vanak is talking about her November release Enemy Lover at Fresh Fiction. And Barbara J. Hancock is guest-blogging at Midnight Moon Cafe.

5) Get 25% off paranormal ebooks at our eBook Store! Get a great deal on books with dark & dangerous heroes…

6) Don’t forget — our free novella Desire Calls by Caridad Piñeiro disappears after Halloween!

Know of any other online treats this week? Share them in the comments!