Earlier this week, in a fabulous water-front bar overlooking Sydney’s iconic harbour bridge, Harlequin Australia launched its digital-first imprint, Escape Publishing, and it was awesome.
Escape aims to take Australia to the world, focusing on Australian and New Zealand voices, with global releases on digital books, no DRM, and no geographic restrictions.
But let’s get to the good stuff, yeah? The books!
We launched with five launch titles on Wednesday of last week, and we will have six more titles releasing in December. The launch titles are currently on sale for a limited time at $0.99, and readers can download our erotic fantasy novella, Chains of Revenge for free. But get them quick, because our launch prices are for a very limited time only.
Want to know about the books? I can help you out!
Chains of Revenge by Keziah Hill is our free download. It’s erotic, it’s violent, it’s got an enslaved prince and a spoiled princess, a faked death, and a triumphant return. And a delicate gold harness, designed with one purpose only – to enslave the slaver. Buy your copy today!
Chaos Born by Rebekah Turner revitalised urban fantasy for me. It’s deep, it’s complex, it’s morally ambiguous, it’s frequently and surprisingly funny, it’s got a flawed heroine, it’s got community, it’s got a love triangle with no clear choices, it’s got a militant religious order, and it’s got a deep, dark, dangerous secret just waiting to be revealed. Buy your copy today!
Christmas Wishes by Rhian Cahill is a steamy and sweet holiday story about best friends realising that all they really want for Christmas is each other! It’s hot, it’s friends-to-lovers, it’s Christmas-y, it’s gorgeous! Buy your copy today!
Grease Monkey Jive by Ainslie Paton is a lovely, meaty, get-your-teeth-in, contemporary romance. It’s got a ballroom dance teacher, it’s got a mechanic, it’s got a dance competition, $50 000, friendships, family, and the power of a little sizzle. Buy your copy today!
In Safe Hands by Lee Christine is a Sydney-set, sophisticated romantic suspense novel. It’s got a highly successful lawyer, it’s got a youthful indiscretion, it’s got privacy breaches, and financial obligations, and it’s got a gorgeous ex-SAS Commander who steps in to help.
You can find out more about everything Escape on our website, www.escapepublishing.com.au. We’re also across various social media, including facebook, twitter, and youtube. So do get in contact, let us know what you think, let us know what you want to read, and what we can do for you.