Hi readers! Welcome to SPOTLIGHT MONDAY! New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak joins us for an incredible interview! Find out all about the “10th Annual Online Auction”, The Whiskey Creek series, and even fun things like who her Disney character look-alike is and her favorite celebrity crush!
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Sometimes you can go home again, and you'll want to after reading an excerpt from Hometown Sweetheart!
Want to spoil your best furry friend? Try our recipe for healthy homemade wheat dog cookies!
Wondering if your beauty products are really doing what they should? We debunk shampoo myths for you!
Hello readers! Thanks for joining us on another Friday! I’m hoping everyone is feeling a little warmer as we now see the weather slowly warming up!
This month Harlequin Reader Service is offering you to try your favorite books in Larger Print! I thought this would be something exciting to tell you because personally I hate reading books with tiny font! So if you would like to know the details on this Larger Print upgrade then take a look in your shipments this month or read below for the details!
Harlequin has tons of series which means every month there are really cool covers! Some are cute, some are romantic, and some are even very artsy and different! So I figured this month I would share with you my 10 favorite covers of the month!
Happy Friday! Do you all have something awesome planned for this weekend? It’s April so I’m thinking this weekend it’s time to take my snow tires off my car and slowly start pulling out my spring clothes that I shoved in the basement the minute the weather started turning cold! Anyways, lets talk books! In March there were so many incredible books that I read, it truly is hard to count. I often try to read an hour before bed – which in turn helps me get a better sleep. How about you, when is your favorite time to read? Well hopefully the answer is anytime because with the books we have coming out next month, you’ll need to find as much time as possible to fit in all the great books! Check them out below, and if you have any questions at all or want to know if they’re in true larger print or larger print then just leave a message in the comment section below, or give Reader Service customer service a ring! Read More »
Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us for another TUESDAY TAIL! This one is very special as a reader JUST LIKE YOU sent it in to us! Ann from Kentucky shares with us a well told story about her cat Ichabod and a bit of her journey with her loveable furry friend! I hope you enjoy this story, and remember if you have a furry friend story you would like to share, send it in to our customer service! All customer service information is at the bottom of this post!
Hi folks! Here is an excerpt from author Loree Lough’s 100th title SAVING ALYSSA which is in our Harlequin® Heartwarming™ series!
“If something happens to O’Malley, now that he’s in the general population, what happens?”
“They bury him.” She gave an indifferent shrug. “One less convict being fed and housed by my tax dollars.”
“Yeah, yeah…but then what? Do I get to go back to Chicago? Pick up where Alyssa and I left off?” Read More »
Ever since as a little girl I sat in our local cinema and watched ‘Lassie’ I’ve been a lifelong fan of rough collies. Read More »
Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining me! Normally I post recipes on Lifestyle Thursdays but since you all know, I recently posted a knitting pattern on Thursday so I figured Freestyle Friday was the next BEST DAY to post a St. Patrick’s Day recipe that you can make just in time for the fun day ahead of us!
Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Read More »
Check out these intriguing titles coming out next month!
Hello! How is your day so far? Mine is great! Not only is the sun starting to shine but, March is here! March gives me a feeling of warmth because I know it’s that much closer to the warmer weather! I’m ready for spring flowers (even if I have to deal with spring showers)! Read More »
Interested in a new Love Inspired novel? Try this one: NORTH COUNTRY MOM by Lois Richer! Here is an excerpt below!
“Do you have kids?” Jack asked.
“I’m single,” Alicia said firmly. Then, lest he think she was angling for a date, she added, “And I intend to stay that way.” Read More »
Younger Next Week
The Fast, Fun, Delicious Way to Fight Aging! A radiant appearance. Boundless energy. Effortless weight management. Supercharged health and well-being. Forget facelifts and fancy wrinkle creams—the fountain of youth is in the foods you eat and simple exercises and behaviors that will turn back the clock. Acclaimed nutritionist and wellness expert Elisa Zied shows you how to jump-start weight loss, reduce stress, improve sleep, banish mood swings and love the vibrant woman you see in the mirror. Read More »
We’re pleased to introduce you to Melissa Endlich, Senior Editor for Love Inspired® books. Melissa Endlich has worked in the publishing industry for fifteen years and shares with us what made her want to become an editor!
What made you want to become an Editor?
I’ve been in love with books since I learned to read. They’ve always been a large part of my life. I’d always focused on learning about literature and creative writing in school, and I just knew that the publishing business was the perfect place for me. After working in non-fiction for a few years, I got a job at Harlequin, and it’s been Happily Ever After ever since! Read More »
Read this exclusive interview with
Love Inspired® Suspense author Laurie Kingery
Is there any hidden message in your novel THE PREACHER’S BRIDE CLAIM? The importance of the Lord leading us to the one who would be our best spouse, and the importance of unity in a congregation Read More »
Hello readers, happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a great week full of relaxation and hopefully good reads! We’re in our second week of February (yay, winter is almost over!). I just wanted to point out in this post, a special collection that I think you’ll really like that’s being offered this month from the Harlequin reader service.
You may have already seen this in your shipment, but the collection I’d like to talk about is: The Essential Collection by Debbie Macomber! Read More »
UPCOMING FEBRUARY BOOKS!
Welcome back readers! You must be here to look at all the fantastic books we have out for you this February! We’re very happy with the start to our new year and we hope you are too! To make it even better, we have a lineup of amazing authors this month, with intriguing books and even better series! February is a month known for one special holiday – Valentine’s Day! How do you plan on spending your Valentine’s Day? Will you be going out with a loved one and grabbing a romantic dinner for two? Or will you be hanging out with your friends? Maybe you’ll even be by a cozy fire, surrounded by burning candles, reading one of Harlequin’s heart-racing romances! We hope that whatever you plan to do on Valentine’s Day is as great as one of the books you read below! Read More »
Upcoming February Books!
Hello again! Thanks for coming back and visiting our blog Simply Books Extra! Once again we have your list of upcoming books for February and we have a strong feeling you are going to be very impressed by these books! Personally I think Love Inspired readers created Valentine’s Day – because the love and faith that makes up every one of these stories, is what truly makes up Valentine’s Day! So read a book or two this February from the list below, and let us know what you think! Read More »
Hello fellow readers! Thanks for joining me again in another Upcoming special! This month we have some incredibly chilling suspense stories for you, with of course a bit of romance! What would a suspense novel be without a lady falling for her strong, mysterious hero! That being said, I hope you enjoy these novels as much as I have! Read More »
Love Inspired Reader Luncheon Coming to Florida in January!
Calling Love Inspired fans: Harlequin is excited to announce that our first Love Inspired Reader Luncheon will take place on January 30 in Tampa, Florida! This exclusive event will give you a chance to meet Love Inspired authors and learn about great new books you won’t want to miss—and, yes, there’s still time to get your tickets! Read More »
It’s that time of year again, where families gather together to celebrate Christmas! We hope you all have a wonderful, magical holiday this year and we are wishing nothing but happiness and love to all of you and your families! Joining us this Christmas are a few of your favorite authors to share with us their favorite memories of the holidays!
We asked some of your favorite authors these 3 questions:
- Please share with us your favorite memory from Christmas.
- What is your favorite part of the holidays?
- If you had to choose one book to read during this holiday, what would it be?
and they replied… Read More »
Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, with a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal.
Make this fun recipe with your family
Up on the housetop reindeer pause, Out jumps good old Santa Claus. Down thru’ the chimney with lots of toys, All for the little ones, Christmas joys. Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Up on the housetop, click, click, click, Down thru’ the chimney with good Saint Nick.
We have tons of great books for you this December and we can’t wait to share! There are tons of great novels coming out this month for you so make sure to read each back cover to find out what book best suits you! Some titles are clickable, and will bring you to an excerpt of the book!
We have tons of great books for you this December and we can’t wait to share! There are tons of great novels coming out this month for you so make sure to read each back cover to find out what book best suits you! Some titles are clickable, and will bring you to an excerpt of the book! Read More »
It’s TWO days until December which means it’s time to get ready for the holidays! It’s BLACK FRIDAY tomorrow which means tons of people will be out shopping! We all know how frustraiting Christmas shopping can be! With so many people to buy for – it can get quite difficult! We’ve created this simple gift guide for you this year to put your shopping at ease and because it’s Black Friday tomorrow, we figured we’d give you a head start!
Reader Service has many holiday books this year, and it would be a shame for you to miss out on them! We’ve listed a few of our favorites, along with other gifts in our bonus buck catalog that you could get as well! Gift giving can be made easy, espcially if you have a book lover on your list! Make sure to check out our non-fiction books coming out this holiday below!
It’s thanksgiving and we all have lots to be thankful for! Here at Harlequin Reader Service we’re most thankful for kind customers like you who continually read our books every month! We’re also thankful for our creative authors for creating such intriguing stories!
This is a great time of year to get cozy and eat lots so this year joining us is 5 of your favorite authors who want to share with us their favorite Thanksgiving memories, and their favorite recipes! Feel free to give each recipe a try and make sure to take a picture! Send your photos in and we’ll post them here on our blog!
Click on the author name to be taken to a new post, with a personal memory and a recipe! If you feel like printing any of the recipes, just literally click on the recipe and it will bring you to a printer-friendly page!
by Darlene Franklin
(If you have a pet story that you would like to share, please send it in through the comment section below. If you create a log-in you can share photos as well)
After my mother moved in with me in 2003, we decided to adopt a pet. We came to a compromise: if we took a kitten, we would adopt two; and if an adult, we would only take one cat. Read More »
“We are the Dead. Short days ago We Lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders Fields”. – John McCrae
Cocunut Vanilla Snowball Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
This big-batch cupcake recipe makes enough for a winter party.
They will look especially pretty on a tiered cake stand. Read More »
We have tons of great books for you this month and we can’t wait to share! There are tons of great novels coming out this month for you so make sure to read each back cover to find out what book best suits you! Some titles are clickable, and will bring you to an excerpt of the book!
FIGHT OR FLIGHT
Natalie J. Damschroder
Eighteen years ago, a group of men killed Regan Miller’s boyfriend and tried to kidnap her daughter, Kelsey. Since then they have lived in hiding, always vigilant and never getting close to anyone. Read More »
People all over the world have pets, and is that really a surprise? They’re such a great companion! Many adults tend to get a pet when they have children, and sometimes those pets stay in the house even after the children have moved out! Now with so many animals out there, its a hard choice when deciding what type of pet you should get! Take a look at our top 10 most popular pet choices and why they make such a great pet (or why people choose them as pets). Read More »
We hope you’ve been enjoying these wonderful recipes brought to you by the wonderful authors, editors and employees here at Harlequin! We have many talented individuals who enjoy spending their free time in the kitchen and we hope you do too! Read More »
Read an excerpt from Sharon Sala’s new
Harlequin® Mira® Romantic Suspense novel, GOING ONCE!
The sun was directly overhead when Nola began hearing an outboard motor, and once again the sound gave her hope. She clung to the tree where she’d taken refuge from the flood and craned her neck to get a better view upriver. When a motorboat suddenly came into view, she gasped. Read More »
Thanks for being a Simply Book Extra Blog reader! Not only can you find our posts in your daily newsletter, but we post exclusive material here as well! If you’re a Simply Books Extra follower, you won’t wanna miss our crossword below! Read More »
Roger the Rabbit
By: Gwen Nguyen
For as long as I can remember I have always wanted my very own pet. Growing up I was deprived of the experience because my parents, being new immigrants, simply did not have the funds or the time to take care of an animal. Read More »
Having a movie night with your grandchildren? Perhaps your own kids? Or even just with your friends? Well here is the perfect recipe that everyone will love!
It’s time to get creative! Read More »
Are you looking to try a new, yummy recipe this summer?
Harlequin’s author Brenda Harlen has a favorite summer recipe and would like to share with you.
This is a light desert that is quick to make and a huge hit with both adults and children.
Enjoy! Read More »
An interview with
Harlequin® Special Edition author Christyne Butler
I have been a writer all my life. From stories I would make up in my head during Sunday afternoon car rides with my family, to writing in journals as a teenager. Read More »
Thanks for being an exclusive member of Simply Books Extra! As you may or may not know, we LOVE to talk about animals and the joy they bring to our lives. We have some exciting stories coming this month to share with you so make sure to keep checking Simply Books Extra each week! Read More »
THE VIRGIN DIET SHAKE
Are you eating all the right things—low-fat yogurt, egg-white omelets, whole-grain bread, even tofu—but still can’t lose the weight? Your favorite “diet” foods may be to blame.
On The Virgin Diet, you’ll eat plenty of anti-inflammatory, healing foods to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. You’ll never feel hungry or deprived, and in just one week, you’ll drop up to 7 pounds, lose belly bloat, gain energy, clear up inflammation and look and feel years younger. And that’s just the beginning!
We’re into the first week of July, and the weather is HOT! Depending on where you live, you may be experiencing the humid weather that’s been surrounding us these days! Read More »
I have always loved dogs, big or small; there is hardly a breed I don’t like. My family has had dogs since I was 6 and I cannot remember I time in my life without at least one dog. Growing up my family always had Lhasa Apsos, small balls of fur on legs that look something like an Ewok. I love our family dogs and they loved each of us. But when I was finally ready to move out of my parent’s house and buy a place of my own I was becoming increasingly disheartened that I was no longer going to come home from a hard day’s work to a happy little dog wagging its tail at me. I finally made the decision to get my very own dog. Read More »
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FOR TEENS — Compelling Young Adult Fiction
Speechless by Hannah Harrington (Harlequin®TEEN, September 2012) is an incredibly powerful novel, dealing with a topic relevant not only to young adults but society as a whole. Chelsea Knot is her school’s biggest gossip with the juiciest stories. Until the night her latest scoop incites a hate crime, and Chelsea takes a vow of silence to atone. Not speaking up when she is ignored, ridiculed, and even attacked is nearly impossible. But Chelsea soon learns there is strength in silence and in getting to know people she’s never noticed before. New friends who might possibly forgive her, if only Chelsea can forgive herself.
Gina Showalter delivers a unique twist on a beloved classic in Alice in Zombieland (Harlequin®TEEN, October 2012). In this literary/paranormal mash up, Alice Bell always thought her father crazy—until the night “his” monsters caused her entire family’s death. Devastated and forced to start a new life with her grandparents, Alice notices a group of dangerous kids at her new school who sport scars and fresh injuries every week. When her gaze meets Cole Holland’s, their leader, Alice is swept into a vision that will change her life forever and give the monsters a name—zombies.
FOR HIM — Thrilling Action Adventure
City of Swords by Alex Archer (Rogue Angel™, November 2012) appealS to the history buff and the action seeker. Drawn to France to explore the myth of Saint Christopher and the dog-headed man, archaeologist Annja Creed finds herself inexplicably targeted by vicious mercenaries. At the source is a descendant of King Charlemagne, who thinks collecting the world’s most precious swords will fulfill his ancestor’s failed goal to build the City of God. Now he has his eye on a very special sword—Annja’s. And he’ll have to kill her to get it.
Don Pendleton’s Enemy Arsenal (Superbolan™, October 2012) delivers a page turner any action adventure junkie craves. A massive black-market weapons bazaar, where someone with enough money could arm a small nation, becomes Stony Man’s highest-priority target. Setting out undercover into the African desert, Mack Bolan is about to close in on the masterminds behind the high-tech terror arsenal when chaos erupts…and Bolan must stop the assault.
Perfect for any animal lover, A Dog Named Boo by Lisa J. Edwards (Harlequin® NonFiction, October 2012) is the inspiring true story of “the little dog who could,” but more than that, it’s the story of how one woman and one dog rescued each other–a moving tribute to hope, resilience and the transformative power of unconditional love.
FOR THE BAKER
In Sugarlicous (Harlequin® NonFiction, February 2012) professional cookie decorator, Meaghan Mountford shows how anyone can transform drab cookies into glowing planets, plain marshmallows into scary zombies and simple cake pops into blooming flowers. Full of beautiful photos and drawings, this charming book provides step-by-step instructions to create adorable desserts from affordable and accessible materials.
World champion adventure racer, firefighter and sought-after corporate speaker Robyn Benincasa shares the eight leadership lessons for creating extraordinary teams in How Winning Works (Harlequin® NonFiction, May 2012). With this fresh approach to leadership, managers will learn the eight essential elements to unleash their team’s potential and achieve unparalleled success.
FOR THE HEALTH ENTHUSIAST
The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution by Gerard J. Girasole, MD and Cara Hartman, CPT (Harlequin® NonFiction, April 2012) is perfect for anyone with a bad back…or anyone who wants to avoid getting a bad back. It’s a remarkable seven-minute program of easy, foolproof stretches that can banish back pain forever in just minutes a day! It also includes tips that show how to prevent injuries while exercising, cleaning the house, traveling and doesn’t of other daily activities.
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