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Subject: I miss the Harlequin Next books alread...
Date Posted: 2/8/2008 3:19 AM ET
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I was really liking these books. It took me a while to figure out what they were all about and to get to know certain author's styles then wham! Harlequin has apparently stopped publishing them. I'm sorry if they weren't selling well but there's only so much a person can spend on books each month! There were series I wanted to see continue :-( and Iliked the older women being featured too and real stuff being dealt with. I think  they were already priced high enough for shorter paperbacks and don't think I'll be buying them if they make them like the red dress ink and spice books - tradesize and pricey...though it depends how many stories and what they're about.

By the time I 'discovered' the harlequin flipsides, duets, and silhouette bombshell books it was too late as well. and there are some really good books in those! Bombshell is where I discovered Nancy Bartholomew...sigh...what's left for us 'oldies' who wanna read about people our age??

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 10:04 AM ET
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Susanna, I agree with you.  I'm about to be 39 and I really have a hard time now getting into a story where the heroine is 18.  I want to read about an experience woman who knows what she wants!

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 10:50 AM ET
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its strange but i'm 46 and i don't wanna read about older women like me. i don't much care for the 17 or 18 yr olds but i like to read about heroines from about 25 to 35 range. maybe cause thoses were my best years? who knows.....

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 11:11 AM ET
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That's why Ebay and Amazon and Half.com and PBS are around, you can go back and collect the books you've missed or buy the newer books second-hand at a fraction of the price.

They might continue that series into another line, I know once they stopped the Harlequin Temptation line some of the series continued over into the Blaze line.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 11:38 AM ET
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I liked the Next series too!  I heard they were thinking of revamping and putting out in tradeback size.  I don't WANT tradeback size.

And while PBS, ebay and Amazon are great for filling in the library it only works if you know the titles.  :-(

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 11:53 AM ET
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Here's a complete list of Next titles: http://www.fictiondb.com/GenreDB/series.asp?Series=HN&Genre=G&Page=1&Pane=0

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 3:25 PM ET
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My ubs has started mixing them in with all the romances by author but she told me last time she's thinking of separating them back out like she does the temptations, SE, desires, etc because so many people have come in looking specifically for books in those lines.

Pamela, I read all sorts of books, though not much historical, and I also enjoy reading a variety of ages but this line of books was nice in that it featured woman in a higher age bracket going though changes in their lives..some were more romance-y, some were mysteries, some were sorta sad..I had to hunt to find what I liked and found several authors who were doing the job for me..

I'm with you Ani,,,I don't want tradesize..not only the price but they dont' fit in my purse too well! but the prices are outrageous.

I have a lot already but I'm sure I've missed some and thinking about hunting down the missing ones. hopefully they'll mix them in with another line though I don't know what line they'd fit in with :-(

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 10:03 PM ET
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