Harlequin Enterprises Launches New Nonfiction Program

    NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /CNW/ --- Harlequin Enterprises, one of the world's
leading publishers of women's fiction, is proud to announce the official
launch of its new nonfiction imprint with the publication of LOVE MATTERS:
Remarkable Stories That Touch the Heart and Nourish the Soul, by popular
nighttime radio host Delilah on September 30, 2008.

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    The Harlequin nonfiction program will publish titles across a diverse
list of categories, including memoirs, health, diet, fitness, self-help,
motivational and relationship books that cater to women, as well as nonfiction
books by its bestselling fiction authors, and nonfiction companion pieces to
its bestselling novels.

    "Harlequin's enviable relationship with female readers provides them with
great insight into the types of books women want to read. We are dedicated to
entertaining and inspiring women as their lives and roles change. Our entry
into the nonfiction market builds upon Harlequin's existing strengths as a
publisher that provides millions of women around the world with great
entertainment and a rewarding reading experience," says Publisher and CEO
Donna Hayes.

    In November, Harlequin will reissue Safe Passage: The True Story of Two
Sisters Who Saved Jews from the Nazis, by Ida Cook, as a trade paperback.
Deborah Brody, executive editor of the nonfiction imprint, says that "Safe
Passage is an important story that is ready to be reintroduced to a whole new
generation of readers, and the nonfiction imprint is the perfect vehicle to be
able to accomplish that."

    By acquiring exciting new nonfiction titles that are certain to reach new
readers, Harlequin continues to offer entertaining and enriching books for
women. Titles scheduled to be released in 2009 include the following:

    --  Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter
        Bond. A collection of essays edited by Andrea N. Richesin about
        and daughters, and featuring such well-known writers as Jacquelyn
        Mitchard, Karen Joy Fowler, Joyce Maynard and Susan Wiggs.

    --  The Total Brain Workout: 500 Puzzles to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve
        Memory, and Keep Your Brain Fit by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. A book for
        puzzlers at all levels, this title features hours of brain-teasing and
        fun word puzzles, Sudoku and more.

    --  Underneath It All by Kathy Schultz and Jennifer Carroll. A fun and
        practical guide to buying and enjoying lingerie, co-written by
        Carroll, owner of Seattle's Bellefleur Lingerie Boutique, cited in
        Lucky as one of the country's top lingerie shops.

    --  Natural High: 10 Diet Secrets of Happy, Lean People by Elizabeth
        M.A., R.D. A step-by-step program that shows readers how to be happy,
        mentally sharp and energized while trimming and permanently managing
        their weight.

    --  The Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz. An inspirational memoir by former
        New York City Ballet dancer Zippora Karz about her years struggling to
        manage her type-1 diabetes and the demanding life of a ballerina.

    --  113 Things to Do By 13 by Brittany and Terri Macleod. This
        one-of-a-kind, celebrity-driven book is packed with lists, how-to's,
        the hottest stars and all things tweens should do, contemplate or
        gossip about before they hit the age of 13.

    --  Between Me and The River by Carrie Host. A beautifully written and
        riveting memoir that covers the two-year period in Carrie Host's life
        as she fights a rare and deadly form of cancer known as carcinoid

    --  THE CEDAR COVE COOKBOOK by Debbie Macomber. Inspired by the popular
        Cedar Cove series, this cookbook includes favorite recipes from #1 New
        York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

    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 over 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


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For further information: Marleah Stout, Senior Manager, Publicity of
Harlequin Enterprises, +1-416-391-7009, marleah_stout@harlequin.ca Web Site:
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