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Topic: What is Harlequin Flipside?

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Subject: What is Harlequin Flipside?
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 3:06 PM ET
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I've scoured the internet and can't seem to find a description anywhere!  How does it compare to the Red Dress Ink line?


Date Posted: 8/15/2009 3:09 PM ET
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I think they are comedic ones.  I could be wrong. But I think they are the romantic comedy books.

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 3:23 PM ET
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they're really short , like harlequin presents size..the few i've read were kinda silly...red dress ink is more chick-lit but these have the same silliness as in some of the red dress ink books but with romance as the focus..a HEA involving a guy! I've read a few and the ones I read were short and cute.

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 3:47 PM ET
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I remember asking the same question. I had this idea that maybe they had more "alternative" characters than the usual, but no such luck. :-)

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 1:14 AM ET
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Discontinued line now.  They were lighter, romance comedy.  I remember reading one by Tanya Michaels, I liked, with a quirky heroine.

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 1:18 AM ET
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I thought they were two shorts on opposite sides?  A back and a front book?  Like DAW used to do with SF.

Never mind.  I'm wrong.  It was a chick lit line.

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Date Posted: 8/16/2009 1:28 AM ET
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The Harlequin Duets have 2 stories but they're not front and back or 'flipped'...just one story then t he other..they're supposed to be light and funny but I read a couple that I saw nothingall that funny..the stories were ok but not funny-funny like some of the others were.

harlequin also did a love & laughter line once - I read vicki lewis thompson's 'stuck with you' and it was hilarious. crusie's 'anyone but you' I think was published in this line too.

I wish they'd pick a line and stick with it..by the time I discover then line and what it is they discontinue it..I'm still pizzed big time over the Harlequin Next line being cancelled. I think they just stick too much variety in some of the lines like the silhouette bombshell and Harlequin Next line that people read one then think they're all the same when they're not and stop buying or keep buying then are unhappy when it changes. Love Inspired Suspense is sorta the same way...some are mysteries like a cozy but others have people on the run from stalkers and all kinds of stuff..just not the same jive at all.