(PRESS RELEASE) SEATTLE—May 4, 2011—(NASDAQ: AMZN) –Amazon.com today announced the launch of Montlake Romance, the fourth and latest imprint from Amazon Publishing. Connie Brockway, two-time winner of the Romance Writers Association’s “RITA Award” for best historical romance, and bestselling author of seventeen novels, including “My Dearest Enemy” and “The Bridal Season,” will be the debut author of Montlake Romance. Brockway’s new romance, “The Other Guy’s Bride,” will be published in Fall 2011 and will be available to North American readers in Kindle, print and audio formats at www.amazon.com, as well as at national and independent booksellers.
“I am thrilled to be the launch author for Montlake Romance, bringing readers the freshest, most innovative and compelling love stories possible,” said Connie Brockway. “Montlake is giving me the opportunity to write romances that capture the imagination as well as the heart and I’m thrilled to invite readers to join me on this exhilarating journey. There are so many stories I’ve been dying to tell you, and people you simply have to meet.”
“Connie Brockway is an award-winning and bestselling author who knows her audience as well as they know her work,” said Alex Carr, editor, Amazon Publishing. “She writes her heroines as well as her heroes, and ‘The Other Guy’s Bride’ features a cast of strong personalities that will engage new readers and please fans of Brockway’s earlier novel, ‘As You Desire.’ Emerging from the swirling sands of early 20th century Egypt, ‘The Other Guy’s Bride’ is full of adventure, daring escapes, and, of course, romance.”
“Romance is one of our biggest and fastest growing categories, particularly among Kindle customers, so we can’t wait to make ‘The Other Guy’s Bride’ and other compelling titles available to romance fans around the world,” said Jeff Belle, Vice President, Amazon Publishing. “We also know our customers enjoy genre fiction of all kinds, so we are busy building publishing businesses that will focus on additional genres as well.”