Harlequin Launches Spice Briefs



    
    Erotic Short Stories are Exclusive to eBook Formats
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited, one of the
world's leading publishers of women's fiction, today launched Spice Briefs,
erotic short stories available exclusively in the eBook format.  In just 5,000
- 15,000 words these sexually explicit short stories pack all the passion and
plot readers expect from full-length Spice novels.  Regularly priced at $2.99
U.S., Harlequin is introducing Spice Briefs at a special price of 99A" each
from their August 1 launch until August 15, 2007.
    "These bold, pushing-the-envelope, highly erotic short stories are
convenient, easily accessible and the perfect length for the discerning woman
in today's busy lifestyle," says Susan Swinwood, editor for Spice Books.  "In
addition to being compact, they still contain imaginative and engaging
premises, well-constructed plots and believable characters.  Quality editorial
is paramount in Spice Briefs."
    Spice Briefs launch titles are Letting Go by Sarah McCarty and Invite Me
In by Delilah Devlin.  Spice Briefs, like Spice Books, stands above its
competitors by bringing a broad spectrum of arousing editorial to the erotica
marketplace.  Contemporary, ethnic, mystery/suspense, historical, literary,
thrillers and paranormal stories are some of the various genres in which
readers can enjoy these sexy tales.  Spice Briefs also features some of the
most well known authors of erotic fiction, including Megan Hart and Nancy
Madore.
    Offering two new titles per month, Spice Briefs stories are available in
all eBook formats (including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Reader and Mobipocket) and
can be downloaded through eHarlequin.com and all other eRetailers.
    Already an industry front-list leader in eBooks, Harlequin is at the
leading edge of digital publishing, offering approximately 100 new titles
every month in eBook format and regularly topping the eBook bestseller lists.
    
    Spice Books began publishing in May 2006 and releases one title bimonthly.
    
    For more information, please check out www.SpiceBriefs.com and
eHarlequin.com.
    
    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 26 languages and sold in 109 international markets. The company
releases 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,300 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.nv.b). Harlequin's Web site is located at www.eHarlequin.com.
Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York
and London. For more information please visit www.eHarlequin.com or
press.eHarlequin.com.




For further information:

For further information: Don Lucey, Assistant Manager, Public Relations 
Communications of Harlequin Enterprises Limited, +1-416-391-7094, or 
don_lucey@harlequin.ca Web Site: http://www.eharlequin.com                 
http://www.SpiceBriefs.com                  http://www.press.eHarlequin.com

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