Harlequin DARE features emotionally intense, sexually explicit storytelling
Today, Harlequin published the first four titles in Harlequin DARE, its newest and most explicit romance line to date. Featuring self-determined women, highly alluring heroes and explicit sexual encounters, the series ventures into more daring terrain in sexy contemporary romance.
“Harlequin DARE is for readers looking for emotionally intense, sexually charged stories featuring powerful, fearless and fun alpha-heroines,” said Dianne Moggy, Vice President of Editorial for Harlequin. “Balancing explicit sex scenes with relatable dilemmas and challenges faced by the characters, they are the perfect quick, escapist romance fix for twenty-first century women.”
Harlequin DARE’s launch titles include LEGAL SEDUCTION by award-winning, bestselling author Lisa Childs, OFF LIMITS by international bestselling author Clare Connelly, A WEEK TO BE WILD by contemporary romance author JC Harroway and RULED by prolific contemporary romance author Anne Marsh.
“The heroines are confident, intrepid women who don’t need a man in their lives—but when they choose one, it’s on their terms,” said Executive Editor Kathleen Scheibling. “The heroes are the ultimate embodiment of women’s sexual fantasies. There are bad boys and gritty antiheroes, as well as billionaires and other powerful men.”
Harlequin DARE titles play out in an array of international settings, from glamorous urban centers (Paris, London, New York, Rome) to sensually exotic locations (the Amalfi Coast, Hawaii, the Caribbean). The global backdrop reflects the international makeup of DARE’s editorial team, which is actively acquiring manuscripts for the new line from its offices in London, New York and Toronto.
Harlequin DARE titles are published each month as digital-first books in North America, and in print and ebook formats in the UK and Australia. Each fast-paced, plot-driven title is approximately 50,000 words in length.
FREE FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
OFF LIMITS by Clare Connelly is FREE to download with e-retailers throughout the month of February 2018:
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