#DecktheHarlequin Read-a-thon and Giveaway

It should be well established by now how much I love category romance. I have stacks and stacks of old Harlequin Presents and Harlequin Romance, stacks of new to new-ish Blazes and I’m crazy looking forward to the new Dare line debuting next month. So when a couple of romance reading friends suggested a little Harlequin read-a-thon for the month of December, I was all in.

Friends are wonderful. They rope you into seriously questionable activities, like taking 36 hours to plan a read-a-thon giveaway contest thing with prizes from SCADS of Harlequin authors for reading ALL the books in your Harlequin TBR in the month of December. Okay, maybe not all of them. At least count, I had 120 Harlequins of various eras on my, uh, let’s call it “shelves”. And in piles on my floor. And in my Kindle. Erm. Sorry. I got distracted. I was blaming Willaful and Wendy the Super Librarian for for all the December Harlequin reading fun that will commence tomorrow.

So here’s how it’s going to work. You read ANYTHING published by Harlequin in any of their lines (Harlequin Romance, Presents, Love Inspired, Nocturne, etc.) under any of their imprints (Carina, Mira, etc.). For each book you finish, you get one entry on this handy dandy little Google form I whipped up. There will be lots and lots of prizes and I haven’t figured out how to configure them yet since they’re still rolling in, but at the very least, there will be a 1st prize winner and a 2nd prize winner, which will be open to North American entrants (US, Canada & Mexico) and an ebook prize winner, which will be open INTERNATIONALLY. The more books you finish, the more chances you have to win. Keep checking this post for updates on additions to the prize packs. Here’s the author list so far!

Sarah M. Anderson
Sidney Bell
Jules Bennett
Terri Brisbin
Clare Connelly
Heather Graham
Barbara Hancock
Geri Krotow
Stephanie Laurens
Christy McKellen
Jill Monroe
Alexa Riley
Gena Showalter
Tiffany Reisz
Taryn Leigh Taylor
RaeAnne Thayne
Jodi Thomas
Lots of goodies provided by Harlequin Books & Carina Press
A stack of vintage Harlequin romances from my collection
And more that are still rolling in!

And that’s it! Sounds fun, right? Don’t forget to tweet, Facebook and Instagram about your reads under the hashtag #DecktheHarlequin all month long. We’ll check out each other’s finds, talk books and have a generally festive, bookish time all December! 

P.S. If you’re a Harlequin author of any stripe and want to donate books or swag for prizes, drop me a line at elisabethjlane@gmail.com and let me know what you’ve got. I’ll be accepting prizes for the prize packs until December 15th! I’ll add your name and a link to your site here and include you in social media all month long.


  1. I’m in awe at how you turned my off the fly idea into a freaking event! You rock!

  2. Patricia Barraclough

    I have 4 boxes of older Harlequin Intrigues and shelves of Harlequins of every line. I love to grab one when I need a quick read. I just have so many of them.

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