September 25 – October 2, 2008 Edition

Harlequin Launches

Nonfiction Imprint

With Love Matters

NEW YORK, NY/9/24/08–Harlequin Enterprises, one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction, last week announced the official launch of its new nonfiction imprint with the publication of LOVE MATTERS: Remarkable Stories That Touch the Heart and Nourish the Soul, by popular nighttime radio host Delilah on September 30, 2008.

The Harlequin nonfiction program will publish titles across a diverse list of categories, including memoirs, health, diet, fitness, self-help, motivational and relationship books that cater to women, as well as nonfiction books by its bestselling fiction authors, and nonfiction companion pieces to its bestselling novels.

"Harlequin’s enviable relationship with female readers provides them with great insight into the types of books women want to read. We are dedicated to entertaining and inspiring women as their lives and roles change. Our entry into the nonfiction market builds upon Harlequin’s existing strengths as a publisher that provides millions of women around the world with great entertainment and a rewarding reading experience," says Publisher and CEO Donna Hayes.

In November, Harlequin will reissue Safe Passage: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Saved Jews from the Nazis, by Ida Cook, as a trade paperback. Deborah Brody, executive editor of the nonfiction imprint, says that "Safe Passage is an important story that is ready to be reintroduced to a whole new generation of readers, and the nonfiction imprint is the perfect vehicle to be able to accomplish that."

Titles scheduled to be released in 2009 include the following:

— Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond. A collection of essays edited by Andrea N. Richesin about mothers and daughters, and featuring such well-known writers as Jacquelyn Mitchard, Karen Joy Fowler, Joyce Maynard and Susan Wiggs.

— The Total Brain Workout: 500 Puzzles to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Memory, and Keep Your Brain Fit by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. A book for puzzlers at all levels, this title features hours of brain-teasing and fun word puzzles, Sudoku and more.

— Underneath It All by Kathy Schultz and Jennifer Carroll. A fun and practical guide to buying and enjoying lingerie, co-written by Jennifer Carroll, owner of Seattle’s Bellefleur Lingerie Boutique, cited in

Lucky as one of the country’s top lingerie shops.

— Natural High: 10 Diet Secrets of Happy, Lean People by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. A step-by-step program that shows readers how to be happy, mentally sharp and energized while trimming and permanently managing their weight.

— The Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz. An inspirational memoir by former New York City Ballet dancer Zippora Karz about her years struggling to manage her type-1 diabetes and the demanding life of a ballerina.

— 113 Things to Do By 13 by Brittany and Terri Macleod. This one-of-a-kind, celebrity-driven book is packed with lists, how-to’s, the hottest stars and all things tweens should do, contemplate or gossip about before they hit the age of 13.

— Between Me and The River by Carrie Host. A beautifully written and riveting memoir that covers the two-year period in Carrie Host’s life as she fights a rare and deadly form of cancer known as carcinoid


— THE CEDAR COVE COOKBOOK by Debbie Macomber. Inspired by the popular Cedar Cove series, this cookbook includes favorite recipes from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

About Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 29 languages and sold in 107 international markets. The company produces over 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based pubic media company in Toronto se visit or

Deb Brody serves as executive editor of the imprint.