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Nocturne Bites Debuts Today: Get 1 Free Nocturne Bite Today

Harlequin is the leader, in my opinion, in major publisher e-initiatives. They are the first to put out their entire front list in digital format every month. They allow readers to buy series books one month in advance of the book’s in store release dates which means if you went to e-harlequin right now, you could buy June Harlequin Presents. I just visited and there is a new Helen Brooks. Eee! I am so excited.

I know we’ve converted some of you readers into category readers, right?

In any event, in celebration of the release of Nocturne Bites which are ebook only original short stories, Harlequin has given me 5 coupon codes for a free download of Michele Hauf’s Racing the Moon. Another Nocturne Bite is the prequel to Gena Showalter’s new Underworld series (you know the one with the tattoo that keeps roaming around the covers that made me think it was a symptom of Underworld VD?).

Leave a comment and by 11:00 PM CST, I’ll pick five winners and email the codes to you.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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. bam
    May 01, 2008 @ 09:54:35


    Pick me! Pick me!


  2. Angelle
    May 01, 2008 @ 09:57:07

    Me me me! LOL. :)


  3. Mandy
    May 01, 2008 @ 09:59:59

    Hope I win! :-)


  4. Aoife
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:06:12

    I’d love to read one of these!


  5. JessicaMcG
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:08:03

    Me too, me too!!!


  6. Nocturne Bites Launch « Capital Romance
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:18:22

    [...] only in e-book format.  Hop on over to Nocturne Bites to check it out! Also if you venture over to Dear Author, you can enter to win a copy of Racing the Moon, by Michele [...]

  7. Joy
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:25:01

    I’d love to read one of these. I haven’t read an hqn in a long while and the recent review have me interested.


  8. Ciar Cullen
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:29:47

    Look into the watch. You are feeling sleeeepy. You want to pick Ciar. Go ahead, pick Ciar. Send her the coupon…


  9. Sarah Frantz
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:33:19

    Ooh, me!


  10. Klee
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:42:19

    DA has sooo totally converted me back to category romance…pick me!


  11. Wendy
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:44:16

    *gets in the middle of Ciar’s hypnotism bit* Ooopsie, my bad! *grins*

    I like the new of the line, very cool. I’m feeling a bit sleepy..


  12. katiebabs
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:49:23

    Great idea by Harlequin!


  13. asrai
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:50:06

    Cool! sign me up!


  14. KJsGrrl
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:54:11

    pick me! pick me! pick me!!


  15. Amy
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:08:19

    I haven’t read a Harlequin in a long time. Now I’ll go take a look at this new line.


  16. MIchele Hauf
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:19:20

    Hey! Thanks for featuring the Nocturne Bites line today and my debut book. If readers aren’t sure about downloading the book (it’s only 89 cents!; how cool is that?) they can read the first chapter at my website.


  17. kerry
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:27:38

    I’d like to read one.


  18. Marty
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:34:25

    OOOOh pick me!


  19. Anna Marie
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:35:47

    This is an awesome idea! I can’t wait to try them.


  20. Bonnie L.
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:40:20

    OOO, I wouldn’t mind reading Gena Showalter’s prequel to her new series!


  21. Cat Grant
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:45:26

    I’m in! ;)


  22. WhoaNelly
    May 01, 2008 @ 12:12:57

    Sounds very interesting. I’d love to check one out as I enjoy short stories. Gena’s prequel I might have to try, since I already bought the first LOTU full length.

    And I had no idea of the advance releases, but I don’t usually pick this line of books up either. Maybe I’ve been missing out…


  23. Sarai
    May 01, 2008 @ 12:51:02

    OH yeah another contest. *fingers crossed, eyes crossed and toes crossed*


  24. Jill D.
    May 01, 2008 @ 12:58:01

    I thought it was just me. So the tattoo really is moving and it’s not my imagination? (Of course, I noticed the tattoo because it’s so gosh darn sexy!)


  25. Valerie
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:06:41

    I’d love to win a coupon code!


  26. azteclady
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:06:46


    Sorry, hit submit a bit too soon. Please count me in.


  27. Kerry D.
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:27:26

    Please add me to the contest. I’d like to try these.


  28. Rebecca J
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:30:32

    I’m also interested.


  29. Anji
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:43:45

    Oh, intriguing!

    I wish more publishers would follow Harlequin’s lead and put out more books, including all their new releases, in ebook format.


  30. Cynthia
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:56:11

    Ok, for $0.89, I’ll buy it… but put me in the “pick me pick me” hat!


  31. Heather
    May 01, 2008 @ 14:01:50

    More paranormal goodies to read. Oh boy! :)


  32. Pam Pellini
    May 01, 2008 @ 14:42:43

    Count me in, too, please. Already have Gena’s, and want also to read Michele’s.


  33. Jody W.
    May 01, 2008 @ 14:46:23

    I would like to go in the coupon hat, por favor. Am also willing to comment and/or review. Thanks!


  34. cyclops8
    May 01, 2008 @ 14:46:43

    I just heard about Nocturne Bites yesterday. I had no idea a new line was coming out especially for ebooks.


  35. Ashley V
    May 01, 2008 @ 14:58:46

    I love eharlequin! It’s the first site I visit the first of every month lol


  36. Joy
    May 01, 2008 @ 15:09:06

    ME!ME! Pick me! I never win anything online.


  37. limecello
    May 01, 2008 @ 15:12:52

    Oh thanks for letting us know about the bites – I just can’t help but think it’s so cute! :X


  38. Liviania
    May 01, 2008 @ 15:20:34

    Whoa, only 89 cents? That’s not bad even without a coupon. *muses*


  39. Jan
    May 01, 2008 @ 16:56:23

    I agree that Harlequin has done a good job with e-books. I’ve found some good authors and books by browsing through their site. I’m looking forward to checking out this new line.


  40. Janet H
    May 01, 2008 @ 19:44:49

    Wow, 89 cents is a great buy. I would love to try out the download from HQ for free, though, like everybody else :)


  41. Mad
    May 01, 2008 @ 20:27:03

    Count me in!


  42. Sandy (strlady)
    May 01, 2008 @ 20:43:40

    I’m all about a bit of Paranormal wonder! I’m in!


  43. maura anderson
    May 01, 2008 @ 22:02:44

    Oh, very cool! I’m glad to see these coming out now!

    I’m in for one, if chosen.

    - Maura


  44. Patti
    May 01, 2008 @ 22:12:08

    I’ve been curious about the Nocturne Bites ever since they announced it.


  45. Jane
    May 01, 2008 @ 22:33:18

    I’m ending the free contest early because I am tired! But, I’ll give two more to commenters between now and tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM CST. The winners were MAD, Joy, Cyclops8, Joy (a different Joy!) and Klee.


  46. Amelia
    May 01, 2008 @ 22:45:44

    Count me in too.


  47. danette
    May 01, 2008 @ 23:54:00

    I’d love a chance to win a bite :)

    Hugs, Danette


  48. Suzee
    May 02, 2008 @ 00:44:10

    I'm ending the free contest early because I am tired! But, I'll give two more to commenters between now and tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM CST.

    Apparently I’m tired, too…Some part of my brain was making ‘CST’ ‘California Standard Time’ not ‘Central’ ;)

    But I do know that it is before 10am no matter where I’m putting the time zone…


  49. Helen
    May 02, 2008 @ 03:06:17

    Can’t work out the time difference (from Oz) – but i put my hand up :) Fantastic you doing this btw.


  50. Joy
    May 02, 2008 @ 08:39:22

    Hey – when did another Joy get here :-)


  51. Ann M
    May 02, 2008 @ 10:09:52

    LOL.. aobut working out the time difference to Australia. I had that problem up until two days ago.


  52. Jane
    May 02, 2008 @ 10:28:44

    Helen and Patti, I’m sending you a GC for the Hauf book. Thanks guys. Hope you enjoy the “Bites”.


  53. azteclady
    May 02, 2008 @ 10:57:44

    Congrats to the winners!


  54. Pam Pellini
    May 02, 2008 @ 11:52:23

    Congrats Helen and Patti!


  55. Pam Pellini
    May 02, 2008 @ 11:53:15

    Congrats everyone, enjoy.


  56. Helen
    May 02, 2008 @ 21:55:18

    Thanks so much Jane! You’ve made my day :) Congrats to Patti too.


  57. Mad
    May 02, 2008 @ 22:01:09

    Thanks Jane!


  58. cyclops8
    May 03, 2008 @ 01:20:33

    Thanks, Jane.


  59. Patti
    May 03, 2008 @ 14:18:08

    Thanks, Jane. I just downloaded it. :)
    Congrats to all the others who won.


  60. Calibra
    Aug 23, 2008 @ 21:50:12

    there is a new contest also at that you can check out.


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