Happy Anniversary to Avon Impulse!

Avon Impulse

195 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY 10007

www.avonromance.com

 

Press Contact:

Pamela Jaffee, Avon Books, 212/207.7495, pam.jaffee@harpercollins.com

 

AVON CELEBRATES LANDMARK ANNIVERSARIES:

AS ICONIC ROMANCE PUBLISHER AVON BOOKS TURNS 75,

ITS DIGITAL-FIRST IMPRINT, AVON IMPULSE,

MARKS FIVE YEARS OF UNPRECEDENTED ACHIEVEMENT IN CULTIVATING FUTURE STARS

 

New York, NY; April 28, 2016 – This is a momentous year for Avon, the iconic romance imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The year marks not only the 75th anniversary of Avon Books, widely acclaimed for popularizing the historical romance category, but also celebrates the fifth year for the Avon Impulse digital-first imprint. Today, Avon is an acclaimed (or illustrious?) publishing powerhouse, renowned for nurturing the careers of the best and brightest authors in the romance industry, in large part due to the success of the Impulse program. Avon Impulse is a thriving brand with a proven aptitude for cultivating future stars of the genre.

 

For its fifth anniversary, Avon Impulse has much to celebrate:

  • 4 million e-books sold
  • 12 New York Times bestsellers
  • 32 USA Today bestsellers
  • 16 award nominations, including the prestigious RWA “RITA” award

 

Editor Amanda Bergeron, who directs the Impulse line, remarks, “The success of the Impulse program runs deep: we’ve published hundreds of books, with millions of copies sold. Avon Impulse has served as the launch pad for many authors’ careers, developing loyal reader bases and growing author awareness through strategic promotions. And in many cases, Impulse has launched talented authors onto the Avon print list.”

 

Associate publisher Shawn Nicholls notes that one key component of Avon Impulse’s success is “personalized, direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns which increase awareness about Avon Impulse authors, showcase upcoming releases, support backlist, and highlight retail incentives.”

 

“Avon Impulse originated HarperCollins’ digital-first publishing platform, which we’ve since expanded with Witness Impulse (mysteries and thrillers) and Voyager Impulse (science fiction/fantasy),” says Senior Vice President and Publisher Liate Stehlik.  “Digital-first is a vital component in strategically growing new authors, and extending the visibility of our existing author base.” She continues, “Readers have also responded strongly to our Impulse offerings – and our authors are so happy with their results that they have become the strongest advocates for the Impulse brand.”

 

“Publishing with Avon Impulse has been an amazing experience,” says Jennifer Ryan, who was the first Avon Impulse author to hit the New York Times list with her debut, Saved by the Rancher. “Between editorial, marketing and publicity, every detail is well thought out for each and every book, but it’s never about just one book. They think about the overall career of the author and what their readers want and expect.”

 

For more information about Avon Impulse, including submission guidelines: www.avonimpulse.com.

 

About HarperCollins Publishers:

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

 

 

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#PRE-ORDER & #REVIEW~~REBEL WARRIOR~~REGAN WALKER…

COMING SOON, MAY, 2016!!

Medieval Historical Romance (Scotland)

REBEL WARRIOR

REGAN WALKER

{Medieval Warriors, Book 3}

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Website:  www.reganwalkerauthor.com

Twitter: @regansreview

  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DUWOHHQ

 

(Courtesy of the author’s website)

When your destiny lies far from where you began …

Scotland 1072

The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to flee to Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.

The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon! Though Catrìona captures Steinar’s attention, he is only a scribe and she is promised to another.

Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents and her people. But that is not all she will suffer. The man she thought to wed will soon betray her.

When all is lost, what hope is there for love? Can a broken heart be mended? Can a damaged soul be healed?

Pre-order on Amazon

OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES:

Medieval Warriors (3 books)

About the author…

Regan Walker

Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She has five times been featured on USA TODAY’s HEA blog and four times nominated for the prestigious RONE award (her novel, The Red Wolf’s Prize won Best Historical Novel for 2015 in the medieval category). Regan writes historically authentic novels where history is a character. Her readers experience history and adventure as well as love.

Regan loves to hear from readers, and you may contact  her via her website: http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com.

 

 

Rebel Warrior (Medieval Warriors #3)

MY THOUGHTS:

Rebel Warrior #3 in the “Medieval Warriors” series by Regan Walker. A stand alone. Once again, Ms. Walker has written another WOW, Medieval Romance.
Fast paced, action packed story of betrayal, passion, destiny, fate, healing, romance and finding peace and a HEA. All is not what it seems with the characters. Ms. Walker has weaved a couple of other blossoming romances, into this fascinating Scottish tale. Ms. Walker is a talented storyteller, who pulls readers into the story and holds them transfixed. A page turning Medieval Romance!
Well written, with vivid descriptions, palpable connections, and sparks of love, flying everywhere. I loved the characters and the storyline. I loved how Ms. Walker brought all the inter-weaved stories to a pleasing conclusion. I can’t wait to see what will be the next grand adventure. You can’t help but fall in love with this amazing Scottish Historical Romance. Once again, Ms. Walker has weaved story with Scottish-English history, romance, suspense and danger. A very enjoyable and satisfying read! A must read and a definite keeper. I can see me re-reading this series over and over again.
Received for an honest review from the author.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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