Monday, July 16, 2012

SPOTLIGHT on Harlequin

Let's face it...we've all been touched by a Harlequin romance at some point in our lives. And Harlequin did not take advantage of our loyalty by resting on its laurels. It kept evolving into a host of imprints to satisfy our diverse and ever-demanding needs. Perhaps they even created the Intrigue or Romantic Suspense line specifically with JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE in mind! 

As Harlequin would put it, "You want sparks to fly! Harlequin Romantic Suspense stories deliver, with strong and adventurous women, brave and powerful men and the life-and-death situations that bring them together." 

There are many Harlequin authors who reside here at JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE. Several have some awesome releases in the month of July. Carla Neggers, Patricia Rosemoor, Heather Graham, Robin Perini, Dana Marton...and the list can go on!

Whether it is a series-based line such as Intrigue, or imprints like Kimani, and MIRA, Harlequin is here to satisfy your Romantic Suspense needs. If digital books are your preference, Carina Press offers a host of romantic thrillers, some of which are on a special sale for you today (*see below).

"You crave excitement! Harlequin Intrigue stories deal in serious suspense, keeping you on the edge of your seat as resourceful, true-to-life women and strong, fearless men fight for survival."

Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a Toronto, Ontario-based company that is a publisher of series romance and women's fiction. Owned by the Torstar Corporation, the largest newspaper publisher in Canada, the company publishes approximately 120 new titles each month in 29 different languages in 107 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,300 authors worldwide, offering readers a broad range of fiction including romance, psychological thrillers and relationship novels. - Wikipedia 

Are you interested in becoming a Harlequin author? Review their submission guidelines here.

*To celebrate Harlequin's SPOTLIGHT day, Carina Press is offering a special sale for the month of July on some of its romantic suspense titles. Use the coupon code CPRS20OFF0712 on  There is no limit on the number of titles that people can purchase, but one-time use only per customer. This coupon can be used on any number/combination of purchases from the list below.

Have you read a Harlequin romance? Do you have a favorite line or series?

And we have a little treat for you. Sit back, munch on some popcorn and see some of Carina Press's featured Romantic Suspense novels!

If you are having issues viewing this trailer, please click on the direct link here.


  1. What a great post, Maureen. And major thanks for my cover being there :-). As a new writer for Harlequin Intrigue (my first novel came out in March, and my second this month - Cowboy in the Crossfire), I can tell you it's been a dream come true for me to be in the bookstore alongside the writers I've read for years. What an amazing thing. I have such a great time creating stories that I hope are page-turners with high intensity and high emotions. It's a blast (no pun intended).

    I'm so lucky!

    Thanks for giving the Harlequin family of romantic suspense novels and lines a focus. And for those who haven't picked one up recently, try it out! You may be surprised at what gets packed in 60,000 words!

    Robin Perini

  2. Seriously? On the Just Romantic Suspense blog? The Harlequin Romantic Suspense line, of course. :)


  3. Great post, Maureen! Thanks for spotlighting all the wonderful, diverse romantic suspense novels Harlequin publishes.

    Of course, I'm partial to Harlequin Intrigue. I've been reading them since the first Intrigue came out, and now I'm so fortunate to write for the line. And I still read a bunch of them!

    But I also read a lot of Romantic Suspense (nee Silhouette Intimate Moments) and ST romantic suspense books.

    Julie Miller

  4. Excellent spotlight, excellent deal, and excellent trailer. :)

    I've always enjoyed RS from Harlequin. My favorite line was Silhouette Bombshell, and I was totally despondent when it closed. But I've been thrilled to find so many of those types of books at Carina (as well as some of the more traditional ones in Intrigue and RS).

  5. I do read Harlequin romance and my favorite lines include Blaze, Intrigue and Desire.

  6. I love Harlequin romances and my favorite lines include Blaze, Intrigue, Romantic Suspense, Super Romance, American and Special Edition,

  7. My favorites are Intrigue and HRS, but I'll read books in other Harlequin lines depending on the authors and/or the story.

  8. I've read a few Harlequins and enjoyed them! Off to check these out :)

  9. My fave is Harlequin Intrigue! Love all that action, action, action. Did I mention action? When I'm in a paranormal mood, Nocturne is just the thing, and super sexy. And if I want some emotional contemporary romance I go for the Super Romance line. Harlequin seriously has a line for everyone. If you have a particular type of romance you prefer, I guarantee there is a Harlequin line that has what you want!

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