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NASCAR-Themed Romance Novels Leave Harlequin Readers Panting For More

I don’t think that I’ve ever read a romance novel. I don’t really go for the mushy stuff. But whatever floats your boat, I always say. I guess I don’t really “get” them. They seem so unbelievable. That’s why when I saw these NASCAR-themed romance novels from Harlequin — yes, I said NASCAR-themed romance novels — I figured it was the Photoshop work of some dude blog. So, I googled around, and, lo’ and behold, Harlequin really does have an entire series of romantic “Stories Set in the World of NASCAR”. With titles like One Track Mind (steamy!), Checkered Past (scandalous!), and Black Flag White Lies (my favorite!), it appears that the racing track is as good a place for hot and steamy literary romances as any other locale. After the jump, read an excerpt from Over the Wall, in which racing team manager Nathan Cargill hires fitness trainer Stacy Evans, breaking his cardinal rule to never mix business with pleasure. Keep reading »

Harlequin Books Serialized On Your Cell

Harlequin, the world’s largest publisher of romance fiction, is keeping up with the times by offering all of its current titles as ebooks, holding readings in Second Life, and blogging about paranormal romance. According to Brent Lewis, Harlequin’s director of Internet and digital, five of the top 10 bestselling books in Japan were written on a mobile phone (mostly written for consumption on mobile devices and later published due to their popularity). For its own ebooks, Harlequin breaks stories down to 500 words chunks that are delivered daily via text message. We’re kind of wondering what happens when those 500 words end in the middle of an especially steamy scene — do they get you all worked up and then leave you hanging for 24 hours until the next 500 words arrive? [Fast Company and Harlequin] Keep reading »

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