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Press release from CNW Group

Harlequin Celebrates Royal Weddings, Digital-Style

Friday, April 01, 2011

Harlequin Celebrates Royal Weddings, Digital-Style07:01 EDT Friday, April 01, 2011 << eBooks Feature Seven Historical Royal Weddings >>TORONTO, April 1, 2011 /CNW/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited, a global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, announced today the release of seven special Royal Wedding eBook novellas to celebrate the April wedding of the decade between Prince William and Kate Middleton.The Royal Weddings collection features an intriguing mix of historical fact and fiction that centers around seven real-life royal weddings from the twelfth to the nineteenth century. Six of the nuptials in the collection feature Prince William's forebears, while a seventh focuses on Emperor Napoleon's second spectacularly lavish wedding.Senior editor Linda Fildew said: "These seven short stories brilliantly capture the drama, pomp and ceremony and high passion of real-life royal weddings. From Eleanor of Aquitaine to Queen Victoria, these royal romances through the ages bring history vividly to life."The titles include Terri Brisbin's WHAT THE DUCHESS WANTS (Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine and Henry of Anjou, the future Henry II, 1152), Michelle Willingham's LIONHEART'S BRIDE (King Richard and Princess Berengaria, 1191), Bronwyn Scott's PRINCE CHARMING IN DISGUISE (Prince George and Caroline of Ansbach, 1704), Elizabeth Rolls's A PRINCELY DILEMMA (George, Prince of Wales--future George IV--and Princess Caroline of Brunswick, 1795), Ann Lethbridge's PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S CHOICE (Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold, 1816), Mary Nichols's WITH VICTORIA'S BLESSING (Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1840) and Lucy Ashford's THE PROBLEM WITH JOSEPHINE (Emperor Napoleon and Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria, 1810).The Royal Weddings novellas will be published April 1, 2011 for $1.99 per title. They are available wherever eBooks are sold or at www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com. << About Harlequin Enterprises >>Harlequin is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 32 languages and sold in 115 international markets. The company produces more than 110 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,100 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 website is located at www.eHarlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit www.eHarlequin.com or press.eHarlequin.com. << >>For more information, please contact:Don Lucey Senior Writer, Public Relations416-445-5860don_lucey@harlequin.ca << >>For further information: Web Site: http://www.eharlequin.com