Harlequin Introduces Binge Reading with the Launch of the Tough Justice Series
TORONTO—January 12, 2016—Harlequin launched a creative serialization publication today with the debut of their Tough Justice mystery-suspense series. The eight-part digital-first serial is a multi-author endeavor that sees all the episodes in the series published simultaneously.
"The rules are changing for what a story is and how it can be read," said Loriana Sacilotto, executive vice president of Global Editorial at Harlequin. "By creating an episodic narrative with installments written by different authors-each ending in a cliffhanger-and releasing the entire series at once, we are emulating the experience and enjoyment people receive from binge watching a television series on one of the streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. With Tough Justice, readers can binge read or space out the story at their own pace rather than waiting for the next book in the series to be published."
Similar in tone to TV series such as The Blacklist, The Killing and The Fall, Tough Justice is a high-octane, suspenseful and addictive FBI thriller that features a New York-based special agent with dark secrets. After getting in way too deep during her last assignment, FBI agent Lara Grant is putting her life as an undercover operative behind her and starting a new assignment in New York City. But when her identity is exposed, Lara's past and present collide and become inextricably twisted as a spate of murders deliver a message that is cruelly, chillingly personal.
This eight-episode serial is written by New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy and authors Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson and Gail Barrett. Each episode is approximately 30,000 words long. Episode 1, Exposed by Carla Cassidy, is free to download, while subsequent episodes will have a list price of $1.49 US each. Tough Justice is available via digital retailers and at Harlequin.com in ebook and audiobook formats.
For more information, please visit www.ToughJusticeSeries.com
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