Harlequin Giving Away Free Books to Celebrate 60th Anniversary



    
    Harlequin Offers 16 Free Romance Novels to iPhone and iPod Touch Users

    
    TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the global leader
in series romance, and Lexcycle Stanza, developer of the most popular
electronic book reader for the iPhone and iPod Touch, today announced the
release of 16 completely free romance novels available for the iPhone and iPod
Touch.
    

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    "Harlequin is celebrating 60 years of pure reading pleasure," said Brent
Lewis, VP Digital & Internet. "We've had such tremendous success not only
because of our exceptional editorial but by innovating and responding to the
changing needs of our readers. We know she values the convenience of reading
on her mobile device during her busy day."
    

    
    The free Harlequin titles will be available beginning today to all iPhone
and iPod Touch Stanza users. Stanza for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is
available as a free download from the iTunes App Store or from
www.lexcycle.com.
    

    
    At the 2009 MacWorld Conference and Expo, Stanza was named the Best Free
or Ad Supported App by the 2008 Best App Ever Awards. More than one million
users have downloaded Stanza since the Apple App Store opened in mid-July.
Stanza owes its explosive growth to the exceptional reading experience it
provides, including the ability to completely customize the reading experience
from 20+ font types, nearly limitless font sizing and a choice of more than
125 background and text colors.
    

    
    "Some of the most voracious readers on Stanza are women, and we are proud
to team up with Harlequin to introduce Stanza to iPhone-enabled romance fans
around the world," said Neelan Choksi, Chief Operating Officer of Lexcycle.
"We anticipate that there are a lot of iPhones and iPod Touches that will be
purchased as Valentine's Day gifts this year. Offering free books from the
world's leading romance publisher is our way of spreading the love to our
existing fans as well as the new iPhone users."
    

    
    Harlequin is a leading digital publisher and the first major house to
make its entire frontlist available in eBook simultaneously with print.
Harlequin also publishes several original digital-only programs, including
Spice Briefs, Silhouette Nocturne Bites and Harlequin Historical Undone. Its
titles frequent the eBook bestseller lists.
    

    
    More information on Harlequin's 60th Anniversary and Harlequin's goal of
giving a free romance novel to every woman in America can be found at
www.HarlequinCelebrates.com. The total approximate retail value of the free
books is $60.00.
    

    About Harlequin Enterprises Limited
    
    Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and
one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued
worldwide in 29 languages and sold in 107 international markets. The company
produces more than 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,200 authors
from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin's Web site is located at
www.eHarlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices
in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit
www.eHarlequin.com or www.press.eHarlequin.com.
    

    About Lexcycle and Stanza
    
    Lexcycle is a private company that strives to bring the digital reading
revolution to readers around the world. With over one million users in 50
countries, Lexcycle Stanza is the highest rated and the most popular free
electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. To learn more,
visit www.lexcycle.com.
    

    List of Free Titles (one from every Harlequin series)

    Harlequin American Romance, Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren
    Harlequin Blaze, Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
    Harlequin Historical, His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls
    Harlequin Intrigue, Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
    Harlequin Presents, Price of Passion by Susan Napier
    Harlequin Romance, The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding
    Harlequin Superromance, Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson

    Silhouette Desire, Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child
    Silhouette Nocturne, Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf
    Silhouette Romantic Suspense, Stranded with a Spy by Merline Lovelace
    Silhouette Special Edition, Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne

    Love Inspired, A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight
    Love Inspired Historical, Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart
    Love Inspired Suspense, Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry

    Kimani Romance, Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson

    NASCAR, Speed Dating by Nancy Warren


    




For further information:

For further information: Don Lucey, Senior Writer, Public Relations, of
Harlequin Enterprises Limited, +1-416-445-5860, don_lucey@harlequin.ca Web
Site: http://www.eHarlequin.com

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