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.
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!