Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Barb's Musing: Harlequin Romance Reading Challenge (And Giveaway!)

The Harlequin online community is spotlighting Harlequin Romance.  They've issued a challenge for readers: How many Harlequin Romances can you read this month?  You can get all the details here. 

If you've never picked up a Harlequin Romance (the line itself), I recommend you do.  Don't be fooled by the fact the sex in these novels occurs behind closed doors.  These stories are about strong, modern women falling in love.  Fun and flirty or angsty tear-jerker, all Harl Roms are anchored by strong emotion.  There's a reason you find authors from this line listed among the finalists in most contests.  (Like the Ritas, for example.)

Where do you start?  Well, I suggest you start with this month's titles, then move on to some of the past releases.  (Like Daring to Date the Boss perhaps?)  You won't go wrong no matter which author you pick up.  And I'll even help start you out.  One lucky commenter this week will win their choice: A Barbara Wallace Romance Starter Pack OR a $10 Amazon gift certificate so they can download electronic versions of their favorites.  All you have to do is tell me the name of the last category romance novel you read - Romance or otherwise.