So in July 2013, the Harlequin series group made 92 acquisitions over 19 lines.
Of course, our fabulous Marie Ferrarella was responsible for almost 15% of that! Yep, we went to contract for thirteen titles for the next year and a half (3 American Romance titles, 5 Romantic Suspense titles, 5 Special Edition titles). Marie will be publishing her 240th title in Harlequin Heartwarming in January 2014, and her 250th title at the end of next year! She’s going to give us a post next week to let us in on her secret… 🙂
Other special highlights include Cosmo titles from Maisey Yates, and a number of first time with Harlequin authors for our Digital First series. Welcome Rebecca Avery, Chrysoula Tzavelas, Neely Powell and Jane Godman!
Another title to highlight would be Mel Sterling’s Grand Theft Auto. Mel was our third place finalist in last year’s So You Think You Can Write contest, and we’re delighted she continued revising her book until it was right!
More first time acquisitions include Susanne Hampton for Medicals, Alice Kyle for Heartwarming, Christy McKellen for Kiss, Angel Moore for Love Inspired Historical, Shelba Shelton Nivens for Love Inspired Heartsong Presents, and Kandy Shepherd for Harlequin Romance.
But our favorite welcome to the company title to highlight is Danica Favorite’s The Miner’s Bride for Love Inspired Historical. Anyone who has participated in our Harlequin Community knows Danica (aka Dream). Her enthusiasm, cheerleading skills and knowledge is unparalleled. She’s been a “gonna be” for a while–so we’re thrilled to pieces that she’s now an official author of ours!
So that’s a dozen new authors over eight lines in one month. And more projects will be highlighted each week. So come back, comment, visit, stay a while and be sure to keep in touch.
Happy reading–and buying!