Monday, June 02, 2008

Good News 2

It seems it could be good news week - lots of nice things happening.

So first - it's a very special day for my dear friend - one of the ones I'm 'Cyber Mum' to - And that's Anna Louise Lucia.

Today is the official publication day for her very first book Run Among Thorns. Congratulations Anna!

I'm lucky enough to have my hands on a copy of the book. I've started it and I'm hooked. I just don't want to put it down and it kept me from sleeping for a l-0-n-g time last night. Great stuff. (and it got a 4 1/2 star review from Romantic Times). Anna's having a blog party to celebrate - so why not go over there and congratulate her?

Second - my own good news. The official announcement isn't up on I Heart Presents yet, but as June 1st was the official launch date, I can announce it here now -

Here's the Press Release for this - a very special link between Harlequin and Daily Lit - a company that sends books out in instalments - by email.

DailyLit Offers Free Harlequin Novel

Innovative Publisher Sends Complimentary Popular Romance Novel via E-Mail Instalments for Summer Promotion
Mamaroneck, New York – June 1, 2008 – DailyLit (, the leading digital publisher and service that allows entire books to be read via short email/RSS instalments, has released a front list Harlequin title that is part of one of their most popular series, at no charge, for a limited time only.

Newly released SPANISH BILLIONAIRE, INNOCENT WIFE, part of the successful Harlequin Presents series, is now available for free via DailyLit and was written by popular Harlequin author, Kate Walker. In this summer promotion, the book will be free until August 31, 2008. Over 200 Harlequin titles are currently available for purchase from

“Our readers are having a love affair with digital, and DailyLit is an excellent alternative format for our books to reach the public” said Brent Lewis, V.P. Digital & Internet at Harlequin Enterprises. “Reading Harlequin books in installments on any device is easy and accessible to busy readers everywhere. This is a great opportunity for promotion of a popular title and DailyLit itself.”

“We have had a wonderful response from Harlequin fans using DailyLit to receive these novels, and we wanted to give them something back in return,” said Susan Danziger, President and Publisher of DailyLit. “We thought what better way than to offer them a brand new title by one of their most popular authors.”


Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 29 languages and sold in 107 international markets. The company produces 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin’s Web site is located at Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit http://www.eharlequin/ or

DailyLit ( is the leading publisher of serialized books in digital form. DailyLit currently features over 900 classic and contemporary books available for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis. Short book installments are sent via e-mail/RSS feeds and arrive in a reader’s Inbox—which can be read on an iPhone, Blackberry or other Smartphone—according to the schedule set by each reader (e.g. 7:00am every weekday). Installments can be read in less than 5 minutes, and additional installments are available on demand. DailyLit’s titles include bestselling and award winning titles, from literary fiction and romance to language learning and science fiction. Co-founded by a team of publishing professionals and technology experts, DailyLit is headquartered in Mamaroneck, New York.

On a personal level, I'm so excited to be part of this new initiative and for my book to be headlining this innovative approach to delivering romance to readers. And I'm honoured that Harlequin and Daily Lit chose my book to headline this special enterprise. I hope it's a brilliant success.
Finally - for today - as it's now June, the ebook Bundle of Kate Walker's Alcolar Family is now published and on sale here on eHarlequin. It's already the top-selling bundle download for this month.
I'm just happy that it's the full collection of Alcolar stories - with all 3 books and
the on-line read as well.
Four fiery Latin lovers, with money and sex appeal galore...four sexy, spirited women who want marriage, but on their own terms. Put them together and you have a recipe for stormy conflict, tempestuous misunderstandings...and searing desire. Top selling Harlequin Presents author Kate Walker’s Alcolar Family series will stir your emotions and stoke your imagination with its breathtaking passion and heartstopping romance. Bundle includes Twelve-Month Mistress, The Spaniard’s Inconvenient Wife and Bound by Blackmail. And as a very special free bonus, also included in this bundle is Wife for Real, the original online read that inspired Kate Walker to create the Alcolar family trilogy, available now for the first time ever.

Oh - and I'm also blogging over with Lucy Monroe today to celebrate - and I'm talking about being Swamped by Spaniards.


Anna Lucia said...

Thank you, Cyber Mum!

And congratulations on the WONDERFUL DailyLit news! Go you!

Dina said...

Thanks for all the info Kate.


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