Sunday, August 26, 2012

Riva is back...

After a long summer, when those of us in the UK have had to endure the coldest, wettest season in history (probably), we have also been deprived of our favourite Riva reads - fun, sexy, flirty, romantic - while Mills and Boon gave it a cover makeover.

With the kids about to go back to school the relaunch couldn't be better timed. Wave them off in the school bus, or drop them at the gates, make a cup of coffee and put your feet up for a blissful break with one of books in the relaunch package.

There will be fifteen books available in this first tranch.

It's a sort of test run, to see which covers grab the passing reader's attention. They'll be exclusive to W H Smith in the retail sector, but will be available to download, too, from Mills and Boon and from Amazon.

Some of them are books that have been released before. You'll find my RNA Rose Award shortlisted romance Flirting With Italian in there, so if you didn't catch the first time round, now's your chance.

There's a brand new author Leah Ashton who is getting fabulous reviews, and fan favourite Kelly Hunter.

There will be books by Nina Harrington, Jessica Hart, Kimberly Lang and Ally Blake.

So, what do you think of the new look?

Don't hold back - the whole purpose of this exercise is engage with the reader, get feedback. Enquiring minds wants to know!

And for those of you in the US who want some of this new series/new cover action, the Riva titles will be available in a new series called KISS in the Spring!

Meanwhile, The Last Woman He'd Ever Date (to be released in Riva next year) is on sale now in the US, along with the reissue of Eloping with Emmy as an ebook - there are excerpts on my website.

Enjoy the last week of summer. See you in the autumn!

Love, Liz


Eli Yanti said...

the cover looks like chicklit book :)

Liz Fielding said...

I suspect that's the intent, Eli. It's about attracting readers who'd never pick up a classic Mills and Boon (despite the fact that the content is classic Mills and Boon - you know, fun, flirty, sexy, romantic and brilliantly written!).

It's certainly worked with reissues of books by the fabulous Sarah Morgan, so here's hoping!

Natalie Anderson said...

Hi Liz - yay! I can't wait for the Riva books to be back on the shelves! :)

Sara said...

Love the new!

Michele L. said...

Hi Liz,
I loved your book FLIRTING IN ITALIAN! I won it last month from you. The new cover is so cute! I definitely like the "new" look. I love artwork on book covers. Actually, when the covers look like that, I am more apt to pick it up and read the back cover blurb. Plus, I am a chick lit lover too, as Eli commented in her comment above.
Congrats Liz!