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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Crystal-Rain Love
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 16:11:53

    whoo-hoo! Who doesn’t love free reads?

  2. Tili
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 17:07:21

    Why do they want my address for the account? Are they going to send me junk mail? It’s an e-book store, so they certainly don’t need it to send me any books.

  3. Rae Lori
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 17:36:14

    Yes!! I was hoping they’d do it this year. :-D

  4. Renee
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 19:09:47

    I’m feeling sort of dense.

    I have an acct with them, and buy ebooks from them (and get their newsletter emails.)

    When I click on the link on your post, I can’t find where the free ebook is on the eHarlequin site. Help, please?

  5. Jane
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 19:19:23

    @Renee: The free book doesn’t start until tomorrow.

  6. LINDA B
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 23:29:16


  7. LINDA B
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 00:00:14


  8. cecilia
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 09:16:56

    @Tili: They do send a receipt though. I did the free ebook thing last year, and they don’t send a lot of junk mail. Once in a while (2 or 3 times in the year), they sent a coupon for a percent off the next purchase, but that might have been because I actually bought books from their store.

  9. Jayne
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 09:23:11

    Thanks Harlequin. I just downloaded the free book of the day from Cara Summers.

  10. Renee
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 12:40:04

    Doh. I guess I said I was feeling sort of dense. :-P

    Thanks Jane.

  11. Mireya
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:18:58

    Can I read them using my Sony reader? Me is a n00b.

  12. Tili
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:32:44

    Wait, this is confusing. I just clicked download for the PDF version, but it’s giving me a file called “ebx.etd”. What is that and how do I open it? (My computer is a Linux machine, which may explain the problem. Unfortunately, my dad’s the one who oversees the computers in my family, so I don’t really know what to do for compatibility problems like this …)

  13. Tili
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:36:58

    Oh, never mind, looks like they have that in the Harlequin site’s FAQ. Sorry to bother everyone.

  14. LINDA B
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:38:07

    Okay, where can I find the e-book again?

  15. Mireya
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:43:57

    @Linda B: On the left hand side, under the listing of Bestsellers, you’ll see “Today’s Free Book”. Click on the image or the More Info button.

  16. GrowlyCub
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 17:24:28

    I just tried to download this book in .lit format but the site insists that I have to install and activate the MS ereader, which I already did in the past with a FW purchase, and won’t let me go on to download any files in the cart.

    Do I really have to re-install that thing every time I try to download a .lit file from a new site?

    The PDF gave me grief, too, the first time I tried. On the second attempt it worked.

    I’ve said it before and I say it again. I’m convinced the eharlequin site is programmed by folks who actively want to *dis*courage people from buying from Harlequin. It’s one of the most user-unfriendly, ugly and stupidly programmed sites I’ve had to misfortune to want to visit in the 15 years of my net-citizenship.

    More often than not I’ve given up on buying a book I wanted, because the site did something stupid in the middle of the transaction. It’s incredibly frustrating!

    But I did get the free book for today eventually, so thanks Jane for posting the link!

  17. Robin
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 17:38:21

    It took me several tries to download the Adobe version (the only one I can read on my laptop), so I wonder if they’re having heavy traffic or something.

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