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2009-11-17 07:00:00

TORONTO, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited -- the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers for women -- announced Tuesday the launch of Harlequin Horizons; a self-publishing partnership with Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) -- the world's leading self-publisher. Harlequin, Book Business magazine's 2009 Publishing Innovator of the Year, regards the self-publishing venture as an accessible opportunity for emerging authors to bring...

2009-11-13 07:00:00

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited (www.eHarlequin.com), a global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today a new third party licensing deal in Thailand with Sommjai Books Co., Ltd., a division of Crystal Publishing, one of Thailand's foremost romance publishers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090209/NY68266LOGO ) "We are delighted to be working with Sommjai Books in Thailand," said...

2009-11-09 05:00:00

TORONTO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today the launch of Carina Press(TM), a digital-only publishing house that will operate independently of their traditional publishing businesses. Carina Press (http://www.carinapress.com) is a digital-only publishing house whose eBooks will be sold direct to consumers through the Carina Press Web site and numerous...

2009-11-03 12:18:00

POTOMAC, Md., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Glazed eyes...flushed cheeks...soulful sighs...Yes! It's someone enjoying a little romance. But on the subway? Now that ebooks are migrating to portable devices like Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Digital Reader, romance is read on the go just about anywhere you have time to kill. Even Apple has turned its ubiquitous iPhone into a reader by offering books as Apps. And romance fiction readers seem to love it. MyRomanceStory, an imprint of Arrow...

2009-09-16 07:00:00

TORONTO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited (www.eHarlequin.ca), a global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today the digital distribution of Harlequin comics in Korea. The publisher's Japanese operation, Harlequin K.K., and SoftBank Creative Corporation of SoftBank Group (www.softbankcr.co.jp), one of the largest providers of cell phone services in Japan, are making digital adaptations of Harlequin manga...

2009-08-07 19:27:59

College students who use social networking sites may be exposed to information about their partners that makes them jealous, Canadian researchers found. Amy Muise, Emily Christofides and Serge Desmarais of the University of Guelph surveyed young adults involved in romantic relationships and found the more time spent on Facebook, the more likely they are to feel jealous toward their romantic partners, leading them to do more online surveillance to uncover more jealousy-provoking information....

2009-08-06 08:00:00

LAKEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Couples with children want to be more romantic, but can't find time for it, according to the new Romance & Parenting Poll from AreYouRomantic.com, a romance website sponsored by Caesars Pocono Resorts. The majority of parents surveyed (64%) said that while romance has decreased significantly since they had kids, they want to be more romantic. Parents cited exhaustion and lack of privacy and planning among the top obstacles to romance. The...

2009-07-29 12:43:00

NEW YORK and TORONTO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin Enterprises today announced the launch of Harlequin TEEN, a new fiction imprint for young adults. The timely launch comes during a period when young adult fiction is one of the rare sectors to buck the recent slump experienced by most publishers and book retailers. Romance fiction, a genre in which Harlequin is a notable market leader, is another sector that has thrived despite the recession. Many booksellers, such as Borders and...

2009-06-23 11:00:17

Dr. Janet D. Latner, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, has co-authored an article in the July 2009 edition of the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy on "Weight Stigma in Existing Relationships."The research"”conducted jointly by Professor Latner and New Zealand clinical psychologist Dr. Alice D. Boyes (www.aliceboyes.com)"”addresses body image, weight, romantic relationships, and differences between men and women.Associations between...

2009-05-26 12:14:00

One Winner Will Receive $1,000 to Try Their Luck NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the publication of her new novel, LUCKY STREAK, bestselling author Carly Phillips and HQN Books are inviting readers to test their luck in a lighthearted and fun contest. Carly's new novel, set in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, goes on sale May 26. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090526/LA22270) "With all the doom and gloom in the world, I thought it was the perfect time...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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