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Harlequin has now joined forces with Scribd!


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Harlequin Partners with Scribd to Offer +15,000 Titles Exclusively
in their Ebook Subscription Service

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We have exciting news to share for book lovers everywhere! Harlequin has partnered with Scridb, a subscription reading service, to make available 15,000+ titles.

Monthly subscribers to Scribd can now find titles from these Harlequin imprints:

Harlequin Series Romance
HQN Books
Carina Press

They will feature novels from best-selling authors including Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham, Shannon Stacey, and many more!

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See official press release below:

Harlequin Makes 15,000 eBooks Available On Scribd In Subscription Exclusive

TORONTO and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ — Harlequin (www.Harlequin.com), one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, today announced that it has entered into a one-year agreement with Scribd, the world’s largest digital library and book subscription service. Scribd will be the exclusive subscription partner for 15,000 titles from Harlequin’s extensive backlist. Titles from a variety of Harlequin imprints, including Harlequin Series Romance, HQN Books, MIRA Books and Carina Press, will be available through Scribd’s US $8.99 monthly subscription service and accessible on iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet and web browsers. Featured bestselling authors include Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham and Shannon Stacey. Scribd will also be making the full Harlequin catalog available for individual purchase in the Scribd retail store.
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“Harlequin prides itself on being an innovator in the digital space, so I am thrilled that this partnership with Scribd will help us to meet our readers where they are—whether on a mobile device, desktop computer or tablet,” said Craig Swinwood, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Harlequin. “With 80 million active users, the Scribd platform reaches a vast global readership that can now access some of the best in women’s fiction. And this innovative model, which combines traditional retail with a subscription offer to backlist titles, will benefit Harlequin authors through extended reach, increased discovery and improved royalty streams.”

“Our readers around the world have come to know Scribd as the leading destination for romance books, and we’re delighted to bring them even more of the content they crave,” said Trip Adler, CEO and cofounder of Scribd. “The subscription model is unlocking powerful changes in reading habits and this is most prominent within the romance genre. With this many Harlequin titles, available only on Scribd, we know our romance fans will read their hearts out.”

About Harlequin

Harlequin (www.Harlequin.com) is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 102 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world. Harlequin has offices in 16 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.

About Scribd

Scribd is the premier subscription reading service with more than 500,000 titles, including New York Times bestsellers, classics and reader favorites in every genre. Available in more than 194 countries and 80 languages via iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet and the web, Scribd also features millions of written works contributed by users around the world. Launched in 2007 by Trip Adler and Jared Friedman and backed by Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures and Redpoint Ventures, Scribd is one of the most influential websites in the world, reaching more than 80 million active readers every month. For more information, please visit http://www.scribd.com.


Always wanted to write a romance novel?

Always wanted to write a romance novel? Well here is your chance. With this amazing contest from Harlequin you now have the opportunity, along with the ultimate author’s publishing prize up for grabs. Check out the information below and then go to the so you think you can write website to join up.

So you think you can write

You can see the itinerary for the Harlequin boot-camp, online conference, events here.

Rules and regulations for the contest can be found here.

Ready to take up the gauntlet? Then click on the image below to join up now. Good luck!

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Spice up your April with Harlequin :) A lovely giveaway

If you live in North America and you are interested in a bit of romance and fun for April, take a moment to check out this post.

Here’s what you gotta do to win:


Give me the title and author of your very favourite Harlequin book of all time, then tweet, reblog or share this post to your favourite social media outlet! One random winner will be chosen on Thursday, the 17th of April. Please remember that this giveaway is only for those in NORTH AMERICA 🙂

April is Billionaires month at Harlequin!








And here is what you can win–I want one too!












Here are some of the exciting things you can find at Harlequin.com























1404_hp_fourFriends_mainSo go give the site a look and see if something tickles your fancy.

And here is a calendar of themes for the coming months.


Win a Sonoma Getaway from Author Susan Wiggs

Susan is offering anyone who preorders her book before 5/1 the chance to win a getaway for 2 to Sonoma, CA!  The prize also includes airfare for 2 with two nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Inn, a 3-day car rental from the San Francisco International airport, tour & tasting at two wineries, and a hot air balloon ride for two!

Sounds like a great break from every day life doesn’t it?

Click on the picture to enter!

An Unfinished Story ( A Blog Contest From Readful Things)

Time for another contest. This has really become one of the best things about blogging.

What’s on the line this time: My respect (I know right whoopadeedoo) and “The Marks of Cain”  by Tom Knox. It’s a brand new, spiffy paperback copy and it can be yours if you enter the contest and your response is picked. So come on good people, give it a go. Leave me a comment below with your entry.











Here is what you do: I have written the beginning of a story below. Finish the story for me. I have tried to leave it pretty open so you can pick your genre. Please limit your response to 300 words or less. Have fun and I look forward to your creativity.

It wasn’t like that before, Andrea thought to herself. The previous night’s storm had caused the tree to topple over like it had never been rooted to the ground. The hole it left in the wake of the storm-induced tragedy was enormous, bigger than she could possibly fill in on her own, especially with nothing but a broken shovel. Andrea walked to the large pit that was now the center of her front yard a peered in. What was that she was seeing? It looked like a


Winner of the Blog Contest


So after a morning of beautiful sunshine, ignoring all of my emails (except for yours Dave,)  terrible wind, excellent chocolate at the new bakery down the street from me and a good bike ride on my favourite trail, I am going to grow up now and actually post. I had so many lovely entries that I actually had to email and poll some of my readers to help me choose a winner. So, without further ado–The winner of the blog contest and the proud new owner of a spiffy $25 gift card is

Mr. John Howell over at http://johnwhowell.com


Here is his entry:

Dumbubble – Adjective: (Preferred) To describe a type of malfunction on an interstellar telescope. (Secondary) To describe the pink sticky stuff on the nose after using gum that has collapsed. Sentence: Mission control has been advised that we have a dumbubble flair on the Hubble causing a blackout
Flaxsot – Noun: (Preferred) The name of the sticky spot left after killing a flax. (Secondary) The condition name of the results of drinking too much flax. Sentence: The carpet was replaced when the technicians could not remove the flaxsot
Butterorepeans – Noun: The genus name of seed pods that produce butter. Sentence: The butterorpeans must be cleaned, cracked and pressed before the contents are ready for the toast.
Tropurkey- Adjective (Slang) To describe an individual who is too happy. Sentence: Mary’s friends grew tired of her tropurkey attitude
Queekant – Adjective: The sound description that new shoes make in use. Sentence: He was trying to sneak into the house and decided to take off his shoes to avoid queekant disruption.

I will be sending out your shiny gift card as soon as Amazon gets it to me! Congratulations John on a hilarious job well done. I will be announcing a new contest soon. Thank you to everyone else for your great entries as well!

Still need more entries–extending the contest by a week

I held a contest a few weeks ago and got very few entries:( Wanting to see some more creativity, I have decided to extend the contest http://readfulthingsblog.com/2013/02/24/you-said-what-a-blog-contest-from-readful-things/  for another week in hopes of getting some more entries. To those of you who did enter, thank you and the winner will now be decided on Friday the 22nd. The prize is a $25 Amazon.com gift card. (I’m a starving artist.)

So come on peeps! Enter the contest for your chance to win:)

“You said what?” a blog contest from Readful Things

The last contest was so much fun that I had to do another one. So, here we go….


The Prize up for grabs this time, is a $25 dollar gift card from Amazon.com

The Winner will be announced on the 15th of March.

Here’s what you gotta do: 



Nonsense words:

The following list of words are nonsense words. In order to enter the contest, you must choose five of these nonsense words. Then, you will decide on a part of speech, a definition for them and use each of them in a sentence. Leave me a comment below with your entry:)
























I look forward to seeing your responses:)




Winner of the “In a Hundred Words or less” contest

Thank you everyone who took the time out to participate in the blog contest  I announced last week! It was so fun reading your entries and seeing how creative people can be. After gathering some folks to help me decide who our winner would be, I would like to congratulate a girl nicknamed Dee, at http://dorcamis.wordpress.com/ 

for being our winner. Everyone did a great job! I will be announcing the next contest later this morning:)

In the meantime, here is the winning entry:


“Desperation for a job got me acting duncical. Having to wear a cockamamie costume all day and pretending that it wasn’t scratchy was hell. Don’t even get me started on the the wig. The fuchsia colored thing was so big and fuzzy.

The task was simple enough, dangle a noodle sprinkled with pepper in front of a cow and make a sad face when it doesn’t react. Then I had to sniff it and sneeze like a maniac as people laughed. The best part of my day was when I had to exuviate the clown costume and get my K250 ($50).”