Friday, June 08, 2012

Publishing news: Harlequin's new series KISS

The cat's out of the now I can blab the news about Harlequin's news series KISS.

Launching in the USA in Feb 2013, all the books I write for Harlequin (previously released as Harlequin Romance & Presents Extra) will be released under this new series.

So the same fun, flirty reads from some of your favourite authors including Liz Fielding, Jessica Hart, Heidi Rice, Natalie Anderson, Aimee Carson, Amy Andrews, Ally Blake et al. will be part of KISS.

These books will continue to be sold in the UK under the revamped RIVA series, cover reveals soon!

I've seen the covers and...they're not what you expect!
Can't wait to share with you all.


Libby Mercer said...

How exciting! Course now I'm dying with curiosity about the covers. If they're not what we'd expect, I'm thinking they're not going to look like RIVAs. Any hope of a hint? Hehe.

Joanne Dannon said...

Interesting news - thanks for sharing :)

I'm looking forward to seeing the new covers!

Nicola Marsh said...

Libby, the covers are a far cry from current ones.
Very, VERY different!

Will reveal as soon as I can :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Will be interesting to see how KISS is accepted in the US, Joanne.

Cover reveal soon hopefully!

Erin said...

This is exciting news, but I have to admit, I am a little wary. I thought it was confusing that the Riva books had such different heat levels, but it didn't affect me since I live in the U.S. (Although, I do really like the "old" Riva covers, so I will be interested to see the new covers.)

I love Presents Extra books, but I am not a big fan of the Romance line. Some authors who only write one or the other will be obvious for me to figure out what books to buy, but for authors who write both, I am not sure how I will be able to differentiate the heat levels.

Nicola, do you know if there are any plans to give readers some sort of cue in order to differentiate between these books?

Nicola Marsh said...

you raise a very valid point that has been raised by authors for the series also.

There is no confirmation yet but we're envisaging the books will be branded to differentiate heat levels.

Stay tuned!

Nicola Marsh said...

And thanks so much for your feedback, Erin, I've forwarded to the editors in charge of the KISS series.

This kind of feedback from readers is invaluable!
Much appreciated.

Erin said...

Thank you for passing that along, Nicola. I appreciate it, and I am looking forward to the new series!