Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin Launches with Afterburn by Sylvia Day and Giveaway!

Brought to you by the fabulous Little Bird Publicity...

Harlequin + Cosmo = the hot new hookup!
How did these two not get together sooner?!

Like peanut butter and chocolate, like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, like Friday and cocktails, Cosmo and Harlequin just belong together. The world's largest women's magazine pairing up with the publisher that's synonymous with romance fiction? Talk about a hot relationship!

Together, these international entertainment empires are launching a line of books, Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin, that will get ladies around the world hot and bothered—because what two brands know women better?

"Cosmo readers love sexy fiction," says Editor-in-Chief, Joanna Coles. "Our Red-Hot Read in the magazine is one of the most popular features each month among our 18 million-plus readers. This exciting partnership will satisfy their demand for modern erotic fiction by offering two steamy new tales each month.

Harlequin wrote the book on series romance, offering readers an instantly recognizable brand that consistently delivers a satisfying consumer experience keeping readers coming back for more. Says Harlequin Publisher and CEO Donna Hayes: "Women look to Harlequin for the same qualities that Cosmopolitan provides—entertainment, enjoyment and inspiration—so it's a natural fit."

The Kick-Off

Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin's first published titles will be two books by #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author, Sylvia Day. The first electronic short, Afterburn, will be published on August 15th, 2013. The second title, Aftershock, will be released on November 15, 2013. Both titles will be connected editorially and feature characters newly created for this Cosmo-Harlequin series.

Here's a little bit about the very first release to get you guys excited...

Sylvia Day

Series: Afterburn #1
Page Count: 99
Release Date: 15 August 2013
Publisher: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin
Genre: Erotic romance, Contemporary

The realization that Jax still affected me so strongly was a jagged pill to swallow. He'd only been part of my life for five short weeks two years ago. But now he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. And God, he was magnificent. His eyes were a brown so dark they were nearly black. Thickly lashed, they were relentless in their intensity. Had I really thought they were soft and warm? There was nothing soft about Jackson Rutledge. He was a hard and jaded man, cut from a ruthless cloth.

In that moment I understood how badly I wanted to unravel the mystery of Jax. Bad enough that I didn't mind how much it was going to cost me...
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What better way to celebrate than to offer my beautiful readers an exclusive Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin goodie bag? Yes, you heard me right! This fabulous prize pack consists of:
  • A full-length copy of the latest issue of Cosmopolitan
  • A cute Afterburn and Aftershock teaser booklet (you'll be the first to take a sneak peek at these titles!)
  • One eye-catching tube of Afterburn/Aftershock lip gloss
  • One red-hot bottle of nail candy
  • A fabulous Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin beach bag
Who's going to be the lucky b that gets to take all that home? For the chance to win, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
As an optional entry (you get 4 additional raffle tickets in the draw!), leave me a comment below telling me what YOU love about Harlequin or Cosmo... or both!
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL—comments only consisting of stock answers like "It's fun to read" or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be awarded the extra points.

I really want to hear you guys' thoughts! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions:
Sponsored wholly by the publicist—a huge thank you to Little Bird Publicity!
Giveaway ends 29 August 2013 at 11.59 PM (your time).
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Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
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Good luck!