NASCAR has invaded grocery stores, fancy watch companies, the cologne industry and now this: Harlequin romance fiction specifically written for women. Harlequin is publishing a variety of women’s fiction that will be included in what is called the “NASCAR Library Collection.” The debut title, released in late January, is In the Groove by Pamela Britton.
Because I am not a Harlequin reader (I think the only HQNs I’ve read are the ones in Brenda Joyce’s “Deadly” series, published by MIRA) it’s quite understandable that I didn’t know about the existence of In the Groove—which has gotten pretty good reviews in Amazon and which I’m going to buy ASAP. I love HOT men, I love auto racing and I love romance novels. In my mind no matter how bad an author is, she can’t actually take such an interesting combination and make it bad,*** right? RIGHT? So, yes, I am definitely going to buy this whole series.
Harlequin plans to release several NASCAR-related romance novels, with the next expected in September. The demographics made this deal an easy one for Harlequin—NASCAR claims 75 million fans, including 30 million (40 percent) women.
Now, to get all of you non-auto racing fans interested in both the sport and the books, here are some pics of my favorite boys (including: NASCAR and Formula One). *wink*
**Memorable quotes from Top Gun
***If you read this book and it’s gad bloody awful, contact me immediately!