5/14/2014 I am going to be adding books in order, year by year. So the next books added will be 1982 Silhouette Special Edition, then 1983 for that series and Harlequin Super Romance, and so on. I am also converting some tags to keywords and adding Kindle links to all available titles. It’s going to take quite a while to do this but I will be adding new books each week. Don’t be surprised if the sidebars keep changing, I am trying to make the site more organized and easier to navigate.
I am continuing to add new books every week and I am encouraging all my registered uses, there are a few thousand now, to add their own reviews and comments to the book descriptions. Leave a note saying what your like, or don’t like, about a particular title, when you get a chance. I am also updating the tags so it will be easier to search by states, there will be a new category drop down on the site soon.
THIS WEBSITE IS A DATABASE SET UP SO YOU CAN SEARCH FOR A TITLE WHEN YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE NAME OR AUTHOR. YOU CAN SEARCH MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AS INDICATED IN THE SIDEBAR. RIGHT NOW I HAVE DESCRIPTIONS OF ONLY HARLEQUIN ROMANCE AND HARLEQUIN PRESENTS ( I HOPE TO ADD OTHER SERIES WHEN I AM UP TO DATE ON THOSE TWO SERIES.)
BOOK SERIES ON THE DATABASE
Harlequin Presents through 2009
Harlequin Presents Extra through June 2010
Harlequin Presents Subscription through 1998
Harlequin Super Romance through 1984
Harlequin Romance through 2010
Harlequin Romance Subscription complete (series ended in 2000)
Loveswept through 1985
Silhouette Desire through 2009
Silhouette Intimate Moments through 1983
Silhouette Special Edition through June 1983
Silhouette Romance complete (series ended in 2007)
COMING UPDATES I will be adding books from 2010 to 2012 to those series already set up and will be and will be adding new book lines. Each of these series will be added year by year starting from the beginning. Updates will be indicated in bold on the above list.
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Each title is organized by book series, author, locations, classic themes and keywords. (for example if you want to read stories set in Greece, just got to the drop down box for Greece, and it will return lots of results. If you are looking for a specific story and don’t remember much, just put a detail in the search box. (for example if you are looking for a story with a character named Thane, just type in the box and Master of Moonrock should come up.) This would also be where you put a location that I haven’t specified in the list. I have only included the locations that are used in several books.
You will see gaps in the title numbers for Romances, this is deliberate. For a few years after Harlequin was started in the 1950′s the publisher did not just publish romances. There were mysteries, action and other book types. I have skipped over these title numbers. Rest assured I will be covering all the vintage Harlequin books.Â The search engines on the right should be pretty self explanatory, just have fun with it and you should find plenty of titles you remember or would like to read.
HOW TO SEARCH
Unlike some book databases that are out there, I have read a lot of these books. So I can add details and put them in categories, such as theme or location. I hope to eventually read all the Harlequins. If I am not sure of the book location, I am leaving that blank. The same with Theme, etc. But I am getting books all the time and I will be updating the site regularly. I will not include extra details, such as year published, other editions, etc. If you are interested in those sorts of details go to FictionDB . My site will concentrate on tagging the books so it is easy to search for a specific title.
I have two ways to search. A simple search where you enter part of the title or the name of the male character, etc. or you can use the multiple categories list, pick a series, an author, a theme or whatever you want and you will get back dozens of titles with full descriptions and pictures, where possible.
Title If you remember at least part of the title, enter it in the search box. It may return lots of results if you use a common word.
Author All authors are listed alphabetically by first name. Some are also listed on the Author page, clicking on a link there will take you to a site listing all that author’s books, with pictures and some with book excerpts.
Location(s) the multiple categores only lists some the parent categories, such as Great Britain and not sub categories such as Wales. So if you were looking for stories set in Wales, you should go down to the location drop down list and hit Wales.
Keywords I have set these up if the situation reoccurs in several books, but some situations I haveÂ used tags. So if what your looking for, say for example you are looking for a story with a married man, that isn’t a keyword. But it is a tag, so just type married man into the search box. Even if I haven’t made it a keyword, there is a good chance the search box will work. As long as the word is in the description.
WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER
YOU CAN DESIGNATE WHICH BOOKS ARE YOUR FAVORITES. THIS CAN HELP IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME BOOKS TO READ, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WRITE DOWN WHAT TITLES LOOK INTERESTING, JUST MAKE THEM A FAVORITE AND GO TO YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS PAGE TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST. IF YOU DON’T REGISTER YOU CAN STILL PICK FAVORITE BOOKS BUT THE LIST IS SAVED IN A COOKIE, IF YOU ARE REGISTERED IT JUST GOES INTO A DATABASE ON THE WEBSITE. REST ASSURED, I AM NOT COLLECTING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES, THIS IS JUST TO PREVENT PEOPLE MALICIOUSLY REGISTERING.
You can register using the form in the sidebar.
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