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Harlequin Author Spotlight

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Get the story behind the story with this series of author interviews from Harlequin, the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction. Meet debut authors and New York Times bestselling writers from a wide variety of genres—romance, chick lit, fantasy, suspense—and learn what inspires them to write.

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BEA 2014: Yield to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 2.61 MB

Fearsome warrior Aidan MacLerie may be brave and unquestionably loyal to his family and clan, but his heart remains restless. Until he meets stunning Catriona MacKenzie. She's a married woman, so he can never truly possess her, yet he seeks her surrender—one kiss at a time….

BEA 2014: Falling for Max by Shannon Stacey

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 3.4 MB

Can Tori Burns turn shy, geeky Max Crawford into husband material?

BEA 2014: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 2.62 MB

Nadia Conrad barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

BEA 2014: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 2.26 MB

In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences…

BEA 2014: Avenge Me by Maisey Yates

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 2.67 MB

Find out about the first book in the scandalous Fifth Avenue series. Austin has the plan…

BEA 2014: Madam Picasso by Anne Girard

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 2.82 MB

The mesmerizing and untold story of Eva Gouel, the unforgettable woman who stole the heart of the greatest artist of our time.

BEA 2014: No Limits by Lori Foster

July 01, 2014 13:00 - 2.82 MB

Meet MMA fighter and alpha male Cannon Colter, who is determined to protect the woman he loves from the danger that lurks in their quiet town.

Once is Never Enough by Mira Lyn Kelly

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 2.73 MB

Author Mira Lyn Kelly explores the possibly of new love in her latest title Once is Never Enough, where heartbreak can sometimes lead to unexpected romance and help form stronger relationships. Nicole Daniels has had her share of heartbreak. Two broken engagements and a single bed are proof of that. But when a blue-eyed stranger offers her a taste of her every nighttime fantasy, she's considering putting an end to her dry spell!

Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 3.01 MB

Debut author Shona Patel takes readers on a powerful journey through 1940’s India in Teatime for the Firefly. Layla Roy has defied the fates. Despite being born under an inauspicious horoscope, she is raised to be educated and independent by her eccentric grandfather, Dadamoshai. And, by cleverly manipulating the hand fortune has dealt her, she has even found love with Manik Deb - a man betrothed to another. All were minor miracles in India that spring of 1943, when young women's lives were p...

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 2.82 MB

Author of Pushing the Limits, Katie McGarry takes readers on another riveting and emotional ride in Dare You To. Beth is the girl with the home life she can't risk anyone knowing about. Ryan is the town golden boy with dark secrets of his own. But what begins as a dare becomes an attraction they didn't expect. Suddenly, Ryan must risk his dreams – and his life – for the girl he loves, and Beth is daring herself to want it all.

Ink by Amanda Sun

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 2.37 MB

In INK, the gods of Japanese Myth become modern-day legend in debut author Amanda Sun’s imaginative new series, The Paper Gods. When the ink in Tomo’s drawings mysteriously come to life, Tomo and Katie must find a way to control the ink before their relationship unleashes a power that will shake the very foundations of Japan – and the entire world.

Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, Three Little Words by Susan Mallery

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 2.36 MB

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories in her bestselling Fool’s Gold series. Susan welcomes readers back to beautifully lush Fool’s Gold, California in a new romantic trilogy featuring three brave bodyguards—and the women who love them. Booklist says "Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling."

Waking Up to You by Leslie Kelly

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 2.09 MB

Author Leslie Kelly delivers a sizzling new Forbidden Fantasy story in Waking Up to You, as bad girl Candace Reid must choose between a promise to her dearest friend...and the man whose body she can't live without.

To Sin with a Viking by Michelle Willingham

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 3.21 MB

RITA award finalist Michelle Willingham tempts readers with Forbidden Vikings in a new series set in ancient Ireland. In Book One, To Sin with a Viking, a beautiful Irish maiden finds herself alone with one fiercely handsome warrior who both terrifies and allures her... yet he harbours a secret that just might set them both free...

I’ll be seeing You by Suzanne Hayes & Loretta Nyhan

July 02, 2013 13:00 - 4.22 MB

In the vein of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and on the tails of The Paris Wife comes a stunning debut from authors Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan. In January 1943, Glory Whitehall and Rita Vincenzo begin a remarkable correspondence. Told through their letters during WWII, this incredible story brings together two unforgettable women who have never met in person yet share an unbreakable bond of friendship.

Discover New Adult Fiction!

May 01, 2013 13:00 - 21 MB

New Adult fiction explores the often turbulent years in-between adolescence and adulthood. In this episode of The Harlequin Author Spotlight, New Adult fiction authors Chelsea Cameron, Stephanie Tyler, Allison Parr and Carina Press Executive Editor, Angela James, join host Jayne Hoogenberk to discuss the popularity of the emerging New Adult fiction genre, and exactly what it is…and isn't.

Heaven Should Fall by Rebecca Coleman

October 01, 2012 13:00 - 2.63 MB

Known for her powerful and thought-provoking writing style, bestselling author Rebecca Coleman delivers an emotionally gripping new novel with Heaven Should Fall, testing the lines between family, loyalty and patriotism. Rebecca Coleman is the critically acclaimed author of The Kingdom of Childhood.

Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts

October 01, 2012 13:00 - 2.73 MB

An exciting addition to the Harlequin MIRA family, Sheila Roberts writes warm, lighthearted romance stories. Better Than Chocolate is the first of a brand-new series of books, Life in Icicle Falls, set in a fictional town in Washington.

Sh*t Girls Say

September 01, 2012 13:00 - 2.48 MB

From the makers of the video that took the internet by storm comes a spot-on parody of all the sh*t girls find themselves saying!

Speechless by Hannah Harrington

August 01, 2012 13:00 - 9.9 MB

The story of a girl named Chelsea Knot who takes a voluntary oath of silence after her gossip-mongering ways yield unexpected consequences… Saying she’s sorry just isn’t enough.

Heather Graham's 2012 Trilogy!

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 4.56 MB

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Heather Graham brings readers another riveting romantic suspense novel connected to her successful Krewe of Hunters series with The Unseen.

Aimée Carter, Goddess Interrupted

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 4.16 MB

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she'll have to fight for it. Harlequin Teen author Aimée Carter delivers Goddess Interrupted, the highly anticipated second book in The Goddess Test series.

Cayla Kluver's Allegiance

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 2.93 MB

An epic historical romance and fantasy! Book two in the internationally acclaimed The Legacy Trilogy from Cayla Kluver. Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic user known as the Overlord.

Fresh, Flirty Contemporary Romance!

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 19.6 MB

Find out how Harlequin authors Kristan Higgins, Shannon Stacey and Susan Andersen are reinventing the genre with their fresh, flirty editorial. It's all in our Author Spotlight podcast on Contemporary Romance!

Susan Mallery's Summer Days

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 3.02 MB

Summer Days is the seventh book in New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's series set in fictional Fool's Gold, California. Fool's Gold is a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It's a quaint place where people truly support each other—mostly with casseroles. And margaritas. Women rule in Fool's Gold. For many years, there was a man shortage, which is just now beginning to level out, thanks to the town's efforts to bring in some pretty spectacular men.

Rochelle Alers's Sweet Summer Nights

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 2.25 MB

The Kentucky clinic where Dr. Levi Eaton is volunteering is worlds away from his wealthy Pennsylvania roots. Still, the South has plenty of attractions—like his colleague's captivating sister, Angela Chase. Rochelle Alers delights fans of the Eaton clan in this installment in the series.

Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 2.36 MB

An intense, emotion-packed, opposites-attract, coming-of-age contemporary YA romance. Katie McGarry writes in a fresh, authentic voice sure to resonate with teens and adults alike.

Julie Kagawa, The Immortal Rules

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 2.87 MB

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. Bestselling author Julie Kagawa delivers book one in a new Blood of Eden series for Harlequin Teen. A genuine page-turner…Julie Kagawa is a strong new voice in the young-adult world.

J.T. Ellison A Deeper Darkness

August 01, 2012 05:00 - 2.45 MB

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam's life. She's pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate—until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.

Sherryl Woods, Sweet Magnolia series

June 29, 2012 13:00 - 12.6 MB

The Sweet Magnolia series features another complex family, another charming town…and the heartfelt emotions you’ve come to expect from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods engaging stories. Sherryl joins us today to talk about the continuation of the Sweet Magnolia series with three new stories in 2012 starting with Midnight Promises, Catching Fireflies and Where Azaleas Bloom.

The Burning Edge by Rick Mofina

June 18, 2012 05:00 - 18.2 MB

The latest Jack Gannon thriller from award-winning author Rick Mofina has arrived! The Burning Edge is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about the witness to a deadly heist and the FBI agent who must protect her and her young children. A former crime reporter and author of many acclaimed books, including The Panic Zone and Six Seconds, Rick Mofina joins us to talk about his latest book, his research involving real FBI agents, and what's coming up for hero Jack Gannon.

Harlequin Author Spotlight: Linda Lael Miller

December 19, 2011 11:00 - 14.5 MB

Harlequin's "First Lady of the West" Linda Lael Miller is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of more than 100 contemporary and historical romance novels. Her new Big Sky Country trilogy debuts in 2012.

Harlequin Author Spotlight: Robyn Carr

December 19, 2011 11:00 - 9.61 MB

New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr brings us back to Virgin River with a brand new trilogy. Stop by the town with Hidden Summit, Redwood Bend, and Sunrise Point.

Carla Neggers, Saint's Gate

August 01, 2011 14:00 - 2.73 MB

From New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers comes a provocative story about standing at the crossroads—and finding danger at every turn. With her trademark blend of action, suspense and down-to-earth characters caught up in extraordinary circumstances, Carla Neggers' books never fail to take her readers on an exciting journey. Saint's Gate will be available September 2011.

Victoria Dahl, Good Girls Don't

August 01, 2011 14:00 - 1.77 MB

Good Girls Don't is the first in a new trilogy from Victoria Dahl, and will be followed by Bad Boys Do and Real Men Will in October and November 2011. Dahl made her published debut in the sexy, dramatic world of historical romance, but now she's exploring the sizzling fun of contemporaries.

Gena Showalter, Twisted

August 01, 2011 14:00 - 1.71 MB

Gena Showalter is a prolific and engaging writer who has appeared on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In Twisted, the third book in the Intertwined miniseries, Aden and his friends must face the consequences of their actions in Unraveled.

Sarah Matheny, Peas and Thank You

July 01, 2011 14:00 - 1.86 MB

Based on the popular blog, Peas and Thank You shares all-new vegetarian recipes from favorite veggie mom Sarah Matheny. "I've been a mom for five years and a vegetarian turned vegan for almost two. In that time, I've become a more conscious eater, a more conscious citizen of Earth and most importantly, a more conscious parent."—Sarah Matheny

Lori Foster, The Edge of Honor Series

July 01, 2011 14:00 - 1.62 MB

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lori Foster delivers a brand-new miniseries featuring men who walk the edge of honor. Trace of Fever is the second tale in the edgy new trilogy, preceded by When You Dare and followed by Savor the Danger.

Susan Mallery, Fool's Gold

July 01, 2011 14:00 - 3.28 MB

Susan Mallery is back with a brand-new trilogy in the popular and emotional Fool's Gold miniseries. Her funny family stories and sexy romances consistently appear on the USA TODAY bestseller list and have landed as high as #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Emilie Richards, Happiness Key

July 01, 2011 14:00 - 2.58 MB

Emilie Richards is a RITA® Award winner and USA TODAY bestselling author. Sunset Bridge is the third book in the Happiness Key miniseries, where five very different women find friendship—and unexpected love—on the barrier island known as Happiness Key.

Brenda Jackson, A Silken Thread

May 01, 2011 14:00 - 15.1 MB

Masterfully told and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does best, A Silken Thread is an unforgettable story of relationships at their most complex. She shares her thoughts on her March 2011 release in this Author Spotlight.

Delilah Marvelle, The Scandal Series

May 01, 2011 14:00 - 14.9 MB

Author Delilah Marvelle writes historical romance with a scandalous twist. We sat down to talk to her about her newest confection of a novel—a story filled with passion and a delicious sense of fun—in this Author Spotlight.

Laurie London, The Sweetblood Miniseries

May 01, 2011 14:00 - 16.9 MB

Debut author Laurie London introduces us to a team of Seattle-based vampire warriors and guardian enforcers in the world she's created for the Sweetblood miniseries. Laurie talks about Bonded by Blood, the first book, in this Author Spotlight.

Sophie Littlefield, Aftertime

May 01, 2011 14:00 - 15.3 MB

Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield is the first book in a new trilogy from LUNA Books that reinvents the zombie archetype in a fresh new take on postapocalyptic fiction. Find out why her writing has been compared to Stephen King's in this Author Spotlight.

Harlequin Author Spotlight 29: Laura Marie Altom, The Bull Rider's Christmas Bab

December 17, 2010 15:00 - 8.88 MB

Laura Marie Altom loves writing cowboys, and she pens the Buckhorn Ranch miniseries. In the latest title, The Bull Rider's Christmas Baby, Cash Buckhorn never thought he'd see Dr. Wren Barnes again, outside of the occasional fantasy anyway. He certainly didn't expect her to appear unannounced on his front porch, six months pregnant with his child…

Harlequin Author Spotlight 30: Rita Herron, Brandishing a Crown

December 17, 2010 15:00 - 12.2 MB

Learn about the first book in the Cowboys Royale miniseries, which features royal heroes and one royal heroine. Rita Herron crafts a tale of intrigue, deception, danger and romance.

Harlequin Author Spotlight 26: Janet Mullany, Bespelling Jane Austen

November 01, 2010 14:00 - 11.8 MB

What if Austen had believed in reincarnation and vampires? Meet Janet Mullany, one of the four authors of the anthology Bespelling Jane Austen—intriguing but "unusual" takes on Jane Austen's beloved stories. If you like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you won't want to miss this.

Harlequin Author Spotlight 27: Courtney Milan, Trial by Desire

November 01, 2010 14:00 - 14.4 MB

Meet newcomer Courtney Milan, who burst onto the romance scene with her first novel, Proof by Seduction, and won a RITA® Award for her novella. She chats about her second book, Trial by Desire, writing and the appeal of the historical romance.

Harlequin Author Spotlight 28: Nicola Cornick, Scandalous Women of the Ton

November 01, 2010 14:00 - 12.8 MB

Nicola Cornick reveals the inspiration for writing a very unusual Regency trilogy, Scandalous Women of the Ton.

Harlequin Author Spotlight 25: Karen Harper, Dark Road Home

October 01, 2010 14:00 - 15.2 MB

After a murder case threatens her safety, attorney Brooke Benton seeks sanctuary in the quiet Amish community of Maplecreek. But when a tragic accident turns fatal, she cannot abide by the community's belief in absolute forgiveness. Author Karen Harper discusses her Amish romantic suspense trilogy and the appeal of books set in this community.

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