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'''Harlequin''' usually refers to the publishing company [[Harlequin Enterprises Limited]], a Toronto, Ontario-based company that is the world's leading [[publishers|publisher]] of romance and women's fiction. The company publishes nearly 110 new titles each month in 27 different languages, primarily [[Category Romance|category romances]].
 
'''Harlequin''' usually refers to the publishing company [[Harlequin Enterprises Limited]], a Toronto, Ontario-based company that is the world's leading [[publishers|publisher]] of romance and women's fiction. The company publishes nearly 110 new titles each month in 27 different languages, primarily [[Category Romance|category romances]].
  
==About the Company==
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== About the Company ==
 
* [[Harlequin Enterprises Limited]]
 
* [[Harlequin Enterprises Limited]]
  
==Publisher's Lines/Imprints==
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== Publisher's Lines ==
 
Within the publishing company of Harlequin there are several lines including:
 
Within the publishing company of Harlequin there are several lines including:
*[[Harlequin]] - [[Category Romance|category romances]]
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* Harlequin - [[Category Romance|category romances]]
*[[Mills and Boon|Mills & Boon]] - United Kingdom arm
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* [[Silhouette]] - [[Category Romance|category romances]]
*[[Silhouette]] - [[Category Romance|category romances]]
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* [[HQN]] - Harlequin enters the single-title market.
 
* [[HQN]] - Harlequin enters the single-title market.
 
* [[Kimani Press]] - African American imprints
 
* [[Kimani Press]] - African American imprints
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* [[Red Dress Ink]] - this imprint publishes primarily "chick-lit"
 
* [[Red Dress Ink]] - this imprint publishes primarily "chick-lit"
 
* [[Spice]] - women's erotic fiction
 
* [[Spice]] - women's erotic fiction
* [[Steeple Hill Books]] - [[Inspirational]] romance.
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* [[Steeple Hill]] - [[Inspirational]] romance.
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* [[Signature Select]] - single titles by Harlequin and [[Silhouette]], new releases and reissues
  
 
== Harlequin Imprints ==
 
== Harlequin Imprints ==
 
===Current Imprints===
 
===Current Imprints===
* [[American]]
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* [[Harlequin American Romance|American Romance]]
* [[Blaze]]
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* [[Harlequin Blaze|Blaze]]
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* [[Silhouette Desire|Desire]]
 
* [[Harlequin Historical|Historical]]
 
* [[Harlequin Historical|Historical]]
 
* [[Intrigue]] - Harlequin's romantic suspense line.
 
* [[Intrigue]] - Harlequin's romantic suspense line.
 
* [[Love Inspired]] - This imprint is devoted to inspirational (mainly Christian) romances.
 
* [[Love Inspired]] - This imprint is devoted to inspirational (mainly Christian) romances.
* [[Harlequin Medical Romance]]
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* [[Harlequin Medical Romance|Medical Romance]] - stories with a medical setting
* [[Next]] - Women's fiction
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* [[Harlequin NASCAR]] - stories set in the world of NASCAR®
* [[Presents]] - This imprint is devoted to glamore and passion, often with International settings
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* [[Harlequin Nocturne]] - line of Paranormal stories
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* [[Harlequin Nocturne Cravings]] - line of Erotic Paranormal short e-books
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* [[Harlequin Presents]] - This imprint is devoted to glamor and passion, often with international settings
 
* [[Harlequin Romance|Romance]] - in 2007 the [[Silhouette Romance]] line was folded into this Harlequin line
 
* [[Harlequin Romance|Romance]] - in 2007 the [[Silhouette Romance]] line was folded into this Harlequin line
* [[Superromance]] - Longer titles focusing on family issues.
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* [[Harlequin Superromance]] - Longer titles focusing on family issues.
  
 
=== Defunct Harlequin Imprints===
 
=== Defunct Harlequin Imprints===
 
* [[Duets]] - A humor line featuring two books in one.
 
* [[Duets]] - A humor line featuring two books in one.
 
* [[Harlequin Everlasting Love]]
 
* [[Harlequin Everlasting Love]]
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* [[Harlequin Next]] - Women's fiction series from 2005 to 2008
 
* [[Flipside]] - A line of chick-lit flavored romantic comedy.  (2003-2005)
 
* [[Flipside]] - A line of chick-lit flavored romantic comedy.  (2003-2005)
* [[Love And Laughter Series|Love And Laughter]] - The Love and Laughter line featured short, humorous stories. The line was merged with Silhouette's [[Yours Truly]] line to form the [[Duets]] line.  
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* [[Harlequin Love And Laughter]] - The Love and Laughter line featured short, humorous stories. The line was merged with Silhouette's [[Silhouette Yours Truly|Yours Truly]] line to form the [[Duets]] line.
* [[Mystique]] - Mystique ran from August 1977 to February 1982. The series was romantic suspense, mostly set in foreign locales.
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* [[Harlequin Nocturne Bites]] - a paranormal short e-book imprint launched in 2008 under Silhouette imprint and last book was published December 2011 under Harlequin imprint. 
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* [[Mystique - Imprint|Mystique]] - Mystique ran from August 1977 to February 1982. The series was romantic suspense, mostly set in foreign locales.
 
* [[Harlequin Temptation]] - Temptation was Harlequin's long-running sensual line. As the hotter Blaze line drew off readers, Temptation finally ceased publication in 2005.
 
* [[Harlequin Temptation]] - Temptation was Harlequin's long-running sensual line. As the hotter Blaze line drew off readers, Temptation finally ceased publication in 2005.
** [[Heat]] - Blaze was the original "flash" on the cover of Temptation books drawing readers looking for hotter, sexier reads.  After Blaze became its own line, the Heat "flash" debuted.
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** [[Harlequin Temptation Heat|Heat]] - Blaze was the original "flash" on the cover of Temptation books drawing readers looking for hotter, sexier reads.  After Blaze became its own line, the Heat "flash" debuted.
 
* [[Violet]] - Violet was Harlequin's manga line, renamed [[Ginger Blossom]]. Only existing titles were reprinted as manga.
 
* [[Violet]] - Violet was Harlequin's manga line, renamed [[Ginger Blossom]]. Only existing titles were reprinted as manga.
  
== Current [[Mills and Boon|Mills & Boon]] Imprints ==
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== Harlequin & Silhouette Reissue Series ==
* [[By Request]]
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* [[American Heroes Against All Odds]] - a story for each state of the USA
* [[Historical Romance]] (formerly [[Masquerade Historical Romance]] and [[Legacy of Love]])
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* [[Babies And Bachelors USA]] - a story for each state of the USA
* [[Medical Romance]]
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* [[Born In The USA]] - a story for each state of the USA
* [[Modern Romance]]
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* [[A Century Of American Dreams]] - reissue of the [[Harlequin American Romance]] mini series [[A Century Of American Romance]]
* [[Tender Romance]]
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* [[Harlequin By Request|By Request]] - series of 3 themed novels in one volume
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* [[Here Come The Grooms]]™
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* [[Heroines]]
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* [[Men At Work Series|Men At Work]]
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* [[Men Made In America]] - a story for each state of the USA
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* [[Safe Haven - Series|Safe Haven]] - a series of suspense and adventure titles
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* [[Western Lovers]]™
  
 
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== On the Web ==
== [[Silhouette]] Imprints ==
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* [http://www.eharlequin.com/ eHarlequin] - Main Harlequin website
===Current Imprints===
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* [[Silhouette Desire]]
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* [[Intimate Moments]] was renamed [[Silhouette Romantic Suspense]] in 2007
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* [[Nocturne]] - a paranormal imprint started in 2006
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* [[Special Edition]]
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=== Defunct Silhouette Imprints===
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* [[Bombshell]] - this line was discontinued in 2007
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* [[Silhouette Romance|Romance]] - in 2007 the Silhouette Romance line was folded into the [[Harlequin Romance]] line
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* [[Shadows]] - Romances "from the Dark Side of Love" ran from 1993 to 1996
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* [[Yours Truly]] - A romantic comedy line, which merged with Harlequin's [[Love and Laughter]] line in 1999 to form [[Duets]].
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==On the Web==
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* [http://www.eharlequin.com/cms/index.jhtml eHarlequin] - Main Harlequin website
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Latest revision as of 08:09, 23 August 2012

Harlequin usually refers to the publishing company Harlequin Enterprises Limited, a Toronto, Ontario-based company that is the world's leading publisher of romance and women's fiction. The company publishes nearly 110 new titles each month in 27 different languages, primarily category romances.

About the Company

Publisher's Lines

Within the publishing company of Harlequin there are several lines including:

Harlequin Imprints

Current Imprints

Defunct Harlequin Imprints

  • Duets - A humor line featuring two books in one.
  • Harlequin Everlasting Love
  • Harlequin Next - Women's fiction series from 2005 to 2008
  • Flipside - A line of chick-lit flavored romantic comedy. (2003-2005)
  • Harlequin Love And Laughter - The Love and Laughter line featured short, humorous stories. The line was merged with Silhouette's Yours Truly line to form the Duets line.
  • Harlequin Nocturne Bites - a paranormal short e-book imprint launched in 2008 under Silhouette imprint and last book was published December 2011 under Harlequin imprint.
  • Mystique - Mystique ran from August 1977 to February 1982. The series was romantic suspense, mostly set in foreign locales.
  • Harlequin Temptation - Temptation was Harlequin's long-running sensual line. As the hotter Blaze line drew off readers, Temptation finally ceased publication in 2005.
    • Heat - Blaze was the original "flash" on the cover of Temptation books drawing readers looking for hotter, sexier reads. After Blaze became its own line, the Heat "flash" debuted.
  • Violet - Violet was Harlequin's manga line, renamed Ginger Blossom. Only existing titles were reprinted as manga.

Harlequin & Silhouette Reissue Series

On the Web