eHarlequin Holiday Open House

Barbara Vey -- December 7th, 2010

Yesterday I wrote a blog about holiday parties with authors and book clubs.  Jayne Hoogenberk, Community Manager, let me know about the party they are having over there on December 15th and we’re all invited.’s online Community always has so much to celebrate: compelling stories, talented authors, and dedicated readers. And now it’s December, so we also have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays together in our 2010 Annual Open House!

You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, December 15th to meet and mingle with your eHarlequin friends as we gather to share the best of the season all day in our forums and from 7-10pm LIVE in our chat rooms — who knows, you might even win a few door prizes AND get to meet your favorite authors without ever having to leave your living room!

And since we all know book clubs love to snack while they chat, we’re including a special Recipe Corner for you to exchange Holiday Cookie Recipes! I’ll be giving away 2 copies of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook picked at random from the folks who post their recipes, so don’t forget to share your favorite holiday fixins’.

Authors, food, free stuff…my kind of party.  So, whether you’re snowed in or have the air conditioner on (and I don’t even want to hear complaints about that), you don’t even have to change out of your jammies to join the fun.

This just in…Michelle Willingham contacted me to let everyone know that “22 authors from Harlequin Historical have teamed up, and we’re doing an online Advent Calendar.  Every day, readers can click on a link, visit an author, and win daily prizes.  All entrants will be combined in a grand prize drawing for a Kindle 3-G loaded with historical romances, offered by our authors.

Although we’re now on December 7th, many people can still go back and visit the previous authors if they want more entries in the Kindle draw (some authors have also extended the deadline for their daily prizes).  What we’re doing is we’ll use to draw a number between 1 and 22.  If the number 7 is drawn, that corresponds to the author on December 7th.  Then we’ll do a random draw from those entries.  So the more authors they visit, the better their chances to win.”

Bottom Line: I’m off to find a recipe to post because I’d love to win Debbie Macomber’s Cookbook and since I don’t cook, it will make a lovely gift!

22 thoughts on “eHarlequin Holiday Open House

  1. Jayne Hoogenberk

    Hi everyone, we’d love to see you at our annual Open House this year on December 15th. We have over 100 authors participating this year across all of our imprints representing our Home and Family lines, Suspense and Adventure and Passion and single titles too! You’ll be chatting with bestselling authors, swapping holiday traditions, sharing cookie recipes and enjoying virtual eggnog with Romance Royalty AND there are tons of door prizes and did I mention FUN?

    See you there!


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