Thursday, July 16, 2009

Week 28 - Book 29

Book A Week in 2009: Week 28 - Book 29

Today is the start of Week 28 in the quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks and should have you starting book # 29. We are halfway through the year and halfway towards our goal of reading 52 books for the year.

Admit it, we all have read Harlequin's from time to time. My teenage years in the 70's were spent reading the pretty much g rated simple romances. I still have 6 of the old books sitting in the bookshelves and occasionally take them out to read. They're quite yellow, but still readable.

Harlequin is now launching Harlequin Teen (announcement)

Natashya Wilson, senior editor for Harlequin Teen describes the wide range of books she is looking for in the writing guidelines;

Stories with the unforgettable romance, characters and atmosphere of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga, the witty humor of Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries novels, the edgy emotion of Jay Asher’s Th1rteen R3asons Why, the thrilling danger of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games, Uglies, and the power of Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief…”

The first titles to be released under the imprint, however, all fall into the paranormal category.

Check out Harlequin Teen and see their first books featuring Gene Showalter and more. They plan on publishing one novel a month beginning in January, but will be releasing several titles over the next few months in paperback. The first book up will be

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