Friday, December 7, 2012

Blog Tour: Escape Publishing- Guest Post by Kate Cuthbert

Hello book lovers and welcome to the Escape Blog Tour!

Harlequin Escape Publishing is a great new publishing format launched by Harlequin Australia to help find fantastic new Aussie authors that were getting lost to the difficully often assossiated with the regular publishing method!

After an overwealming response, Escape Publishing recently launced their first batch of new authors and to celebrate, the managing Editor of Escape Publishing Kate Cuthbert has stopped by the blog to guest post and tell us more about the exciting new books available from Escape Publishing!

Let's fine out what Kate has to share with us........


Hi Rachel – thanks for inviting me to hang out on The Rest is Unwritten and add a few more books to your to-be-read pile!

My name is Kate, and I'm the Managing Editor of Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia's new digital-first imprint. We launched in November, and we've got six new titles coming out in December. You can get all the information you need on our website:, and if you can't, then you can find out how to contact me and ask me directly.  

So let's get on to the fun stuff, yeah? The books!  

So we have six new titles coming out in December, from sweet to hot, short to long, sensual to suspenseful. We've also got our very first New Zealand-set story, and two fantastic multi-cultural Australian contemporaries. Let's get this show on the road:  

New Year’s Kisses by Rhian Cahill is very romantic, sweet, and sexy – and the sequel to Rhian’s Christmas Wishes, one of our launch titles. Emily has a five-year plan, and romance isn’t on it. But none told Wade that. When he blackmails her into a date, he makes it the date to end all dates: a New Year’s Eve party for two.

Short Soup by Coleen Kwan is a compelling contemporary about best friends, mistakes, and the healing power of Chinese food. Toni returns to her sleepy home town after a disastrous marriage, and finds everything like she left it–except her childhood friend Dion, who has new ambitions. But Toni has always been on Dion’s wishlist, and he’s not about to put the chance to be with her on the back burner.

Summer Fling by Serenity Woods is our first New Zealand story! It starts on top of the world–in an airplane with a very very sexy jump instructor and a very nervous chocolatier. After an ex declared her boring as he walked out the door, Chloe decides to take on the world by doing something truly terrifying. But this is not who she is, and she’s not sure that she’s ready for someone who flings himself into life as exuberantly as Garth.

Drawing Closer by Jenny Schwartz is a short little story with sizzle. Zoe has been in love with her cohort Nick for ages, but only she and her sketchbook–full of steamy nude drawings–know. Nick has a secret too, and the blackmailer is the only thing stopping him from going after Zoe full throttle. In the world of art, though, passion overrides everything.

No Strings Attached by Bridget Gray is a sweet, funny, surprising story set against the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami. Mei Jing rescues Rod under extraordinary circumstances, and when they meet again years later, she remembers–he doesn’t. But the attraction is instantaneous. Mei Jing wants more from Rod than gratitude, and she struggles to find the right time to tell the truth. Will she be able to trust that he truly loves her, or is he just grateful to the woman who saved his life?

The Danger Game by Caitlyn Nicholas is suspenseful, surprising, and a little bit sexy – a romantic suspense story about something other than a serial killer! Flick likes computers. She’s good at them, and she can trust that they will do what she needs them to do. People, however, are less certain. But she can’t do this alone–her program, the one she developed, the most dangerous program in the world, has been stolen, her mentor murdered, and she’s being set up to take the fall. She needs Ben. Then together, they need to save the world.  

Let us know what you think of our titles – and what you'd like to see more of. We're very committed to giving readers what they want, but this works best if readers tell us what they want! You can grab us on the website –  – as well as across a variety of social media.

Thanks for hosting me Rachel! I hope you enjoy the reads!

(Kate with the 6 authors in question!)
Wow, these books sounds pretty darn good! Looks like there's something for everyone no matter what your tastes are. I know I for one am beyond thrilled about the prospect of reading more fantastic stories by fantastic Aussie (and New Zealand, lol) authors---there simply isn't enough of them!

I'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Kate Cuthbert for stopping by the blog to talk all about this great new publishing platform and for introducing the the first group of new stories to be discovered because of it!

1 comment:

  1. It's great that Harlequin are getting into the digital-first publishing business. Any opportunity for new authors to have their voices heard can only be a good thing.


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