2012-03-13

Sharing the Love

A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance

One opening paragraph, six unique stories...

What if you gave six authors the same opening paragraph and let their imagination fly? That’s what we’ve done in A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance!

Experience the variety Harlequin romance has to offer with this collection of novellas from six Harlequin series, including the passionate drama of Harlequin Presents, steamy encounters of Harlequin Blaze, spooky and sensual tales of Harlequin Nocturne, and more.

Collection includes novellas by Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Michele Hauf and Christine Bell




This was a really great concept for a book. Each of the six stories in the collection started with the same page, wherein a woman named Charlotte is attending a party for the daughter of a couple named Duncan. Needing a breath of fresh air she steps out onto the balcony and surprises two people in a passionate embrace. One of them, the man, she is acquainted with.

From there we have six wildly different interpretations of the unfolding events. From jilted fianc├ęs to misunderstandings to a zombie apocalypse, this book has something for everyone. Normally with an anthology some stories would be stronger than others, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to find all the stories in this volume were strong. It’s almost impossible to pick a favourite, but if pressed, I’d have to go with, Charlotte’s Angel, by Catherine Spencer. Or maybe Dead Man’s Woman, by Maggie Shayne. Or maybe . . . maybe you just need to read for yourself. :-)

Go HERE to download this book for free from Harlequin or HERE to download it for free from Amazon.

And a final note, don't be deceived by the title. Just because it says Valentine on the cover it's definitely not one of those smarmy Valentine's day themed anthologies. This book holds its own no matter what time of year it is.

2 comments:

Southpaw said...

That is an awesome idea!

C R Ward said...

I think I was on my third story before I realized what they were doing. I read it on my Kindle, so I didn't see the blurb. :-)