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Friday, April 3, 2015

Say "I Do" to Winning These Books From Harlequin!

It's spring here in the Northern Hemisphere and here in the US spring is the start of wedding season. Harlequin has new releases set around weddings and they're giving three different books to own reader. Enjoy this infographic from Harlequin, read on to learn about the books, then enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below.

The Irresistible Italian: Married for Business

He's conquered global markets and immeasurable hearts, but to regain control of the fashion empire that's rightfully his, Rocco Mondelli must prove his playboy days are over. His secret weapon? Supermodel-in-hiding Olivia Fitzgerald…and the power to ruin her if she refuses to play his loving fiancĂ©e!

But returning to the world stage revives Olivia's old demons, and instead of walking down the aisle toward her gorgeous groom—she flees! The world holds its breath: Can the indomitable Rocco get his wayward bride to the altar on time?

The world's sexiest billionaires finally say "I do"!

By Jennifer Hayward
Harlequin Presents; March 17, 2015
$4.99 US; 192 pages
ISBN-13: 9780373133291

JENNIFER HAYWARD has been a fan of romance and adventure since filching her sister's Harlequin Presents novels to escape her teenaged angst. Jennifer penned her first romance at 19. When it was rejected, she bristled at her mother's suggestion that she needed more life experience. Years of working alongside powerful, charismatic CEOs and traveling the world provided perfect fodder for the arrogant alpha males she loves to write, as well as free research on the some of the world's most glamorous locales. A suitable amount of life experience under her belt, she sat down and wrote The Divorce Party, a story that won her Harlequin's 2012 So You Think You Can Write contest and a book contract. Turns out, Mother knew best.

To love, honor…

Cesare Sabatino never intended to marry. But if his thoughts did ever stray in that direction, the lucky woman's answer would have been a resounding "yes". Imagine his surprise when Lizzie Whitaker turns him down on the spot!

…and possess?

To get his hands on her Mediterranean island inheritance, Cesare must wed innocent Lizzie…and ensure she's carrying his heir! Luckily the formidable Italian is legendary for his powers of persuasion. With Lizzie desperate to save her family's farm, it's only a matter of time before she gives in…and discovers the many pleasurable benefits of wearing this tycoon's ring.

By Lynne Graham
Harlequin Presents; March 17, 2015
$4.99 US; 192 pages
ISBN-13: 9780373133284


Born of Irish/Scottish parentage, Lynne Graham has lived in Northern Ireland all her life. She has one brother. She grew up in a seaside village and now lives in a country house surrounded by a woodland garden, which is wonderfully private.

Lynne first met her husband when she was 14. They married after she completed a degree at Edinburgh University. Lynne wrote her first book at 15 and it was rejected everywhere. She started writing again when she was at home with her first child. It took several attempts before she sold her first book and the delight of seeing that first book for sale in the local newsagents has never been forgotten.

Bride: Meredith, soon-to-be co-owner, wedding dress business

Marital Status: Victim, Vegas wedding mix-up

Action Required: Divorce, ASAP

After one night of tequila and sex, their impromptu Vegas wedding shouldn't be valid. But Meredith Chandler-Harris just discovered she's still tied to irresistible businessman Jason Lynhurst. She needs out of their marriage, but to become his company's new CEO, he needs her as a bride. Let the newlywed games begin.

By Kat Cantrell
Harlequin Desire; April 7, 2015
$5.25 US; 192 pages
ISBN-13: 9780373733835

KAT CANTRELL read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? She majored in Literature, officially with the intent to teach, but somehow ended up buried in middle management at Corporate America, Inc. After three years and many thousands of words, her dream of publication finally came true. When she's not writing about characters on the journey to happily-ever-after, she can be found at a soccer game, watching Friends or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

One winner will receive paperback editions of each book shown above. Open in the USA and CA only. No purchase necessary. Please read my Giveaway Policy. VOID where prohibited.

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  1. wow I love that. Texas is no surprise to me...but I don't think I have read a book that takes place in North Carolina.

    1. A lot of Sherryl Woods's books take place in either North or South Carolina. :-)

  2. I love the reception. It's so fun to celebrate their love with the happy couple. :)

  3. Thanks for showing that map - the distribution of states is interesting, more for the states that don't get much love (pun intended) as for the ones that do!

  4. Well yay for North Carolina getting some story love this coming year!

  5. That's interesting that NC is on there. It seems a bit more random than the rest. It's very fascinating, learning this!

  6. I wish there were more Virginia locations - I love reading books set in the area around me because it's so full of rich history and natural beauty.

  7. That infographic is cool - I don't think I would have guessed that so many were set in Texas!

  8. Love the occasion and great to see everybody dressed up!


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