As you may or may not know, Harlequin is launching the Teenybopper line next February to appeal to teenagers whose mothers have forbidden them access to these mothers' romance novel stash. According to the spokesperson, this line will appeal to those young ladies who are frustrated by the lack of sex scenes in those books by Meg Cabot and Stephenie Meyer. Mothers can be reassured, however, that these novels are still suitable for young readers because the characters in these novels will not move past second base.
Harlequin plans to launch Harlequin Hormonal this August, which will feature young adult romance novels with characters who move to third base, but without any graphic anal sex scenes, homosexual elements, and alcohol drinking. Also debuting in late quarter of 2009 are the imprints Harlequin Cullen, which targets young ladies looking for paranormal romances, Harlequin Marie, inspirational romances for young adults (especially Mormons), and Harlequin Idol, an imprint sponsored by Coke and will feature romances between fans of reality vote-based talent shows and the hottest contestants from those shows.
We at the Toilet Bowl are proud to offer you a sneak preview to the first two offerings from Harlequin Teenybopper.
Poor Miranda Woodehouse! In Harvard Jock, Bookish Virgin, our innocent virginal bookworm girl planned to spend the summer holidays baking cookies for her spinster Aunt Herma, reading her collection of Harry Potter books, and writing long anguished rants on her LiveJournal on the cosmic evidence pointing out that Harry Potter's true soul mate is Hermoine Granger when she was kidnapped! By the infuriatingly arrogant womanizing jock Reggie Bigstiffer! The arrogant heir of a multi-billion trust fund was in danger of failing algebra and now he wanted Miranda to help him make the grade! And she was now trapped with him in the middle of the sea in his Daddy's yacht! And she had nothing to wear but an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka dot bikini!
Can Miranda fend off the amorous advances of this arrogant half-Greek half-Spanish hot-blooded trust fund future tycoon? Will his masterful kisses melt her virginal defenses? Will his hot jock kisses melt her determination to go to college and consider instead spending a lifetime as his soulmate?
Harvard Jock, Bookish Virgin - coming 09/02!
Chastity Simpson in Ruthlessly Snogged For His Masterful Revenge had always believed that she would graduate at the top of her school and study law at Harvard, but little did she know how tempted she would be to become a teenage bride when she was masterfully snogged by Gerald Alphaville III, the arrogant only son of a multi-billionaire. Chastity knew that Gerald could have any woman he chose, so she couldn't understand why he would bother with a plain and ugly blonde six-feet-two girl like her whose body measurements only came up to 45-28-38 and whose sparkling blue eyes tended to go unnoticed by the guys in her school. And yet, his masculine tennis jock touch soon melted Chastity's virginal fortitude, his stolen kisses making her believe that dreams did come true... but little did she know that Gerald was planning to seduce her, put the clip in YouTube, and Twitter everyone about it to get back at her brother.
Celebrate the joys of teenage infatuation with Stephenie K Hamilton, a pseudonym for a bestselling Harlequin Presents author!
Ruthlessly Snogged For His Masterful Revenge, out 09/02!
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