Press Release: Avon Books Celebrating Diamond Anniversary with a HUGE Giveaway!


LEADING ROMANCE PUBLISHER CELEBRATES DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY,
PRINCESS STYLE:
Avon Books Invites Readers to Enter to Win an Eastern Caribbean Cruise and a Boatload of Novels!

NEW YORK, NY, October 17, 2016 – Who wouldn’t want to celebrate a landmark event with a once-in-a-lifetime cruise?  This year, Avon Books, leading romance publisher and imprint of HarperCollins, celebrates its 75th anniversary by offering readers the chance to win a seven day Eastern Caribbean cruise for two people, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL, courtesy of Princess Cruises. In addition, the winner will receive a $500 gift card that may be used toward airfare…and a boatload of 25 Avon books!

Launched in 1941, Avon is renowned for widely popularizing the historical romance category.  Today, Avon is recognized as the “Diamond Standard of romance,” and the imprint is proud to publish the best and brightest authors in the romance industry.  What’s more romantic than a getaway on the “Love Boat?”  The publisher is ecstatic to share that Princess Cruises has generously donated an indulgent cruise for two to help commemorate Avon’s diamond anniversary.  Promotional partners BookingBuddy®, Oyster.com and Woman’s Day have joined forces to float airfare for two, with a travel gift certificate valued at $500.

No great vacation is complete without some “me” time – and Avon is generously providing the winner with ultimate voyage of imagination: an extensive library of 25 timeless romances, including: 
The Earl – Katharine Ashe; How the Duke was Won – Lenora Bell; Lord of Scoundrels – Loretta Chase; Black Lyon – Jude Deveraux; That Scandalous Evening – Christina Dodd; Halfway to the Grave – Jeaniene Frost; Simply Irresistible – Rachel Gibson; Waking Up with the Duke – Lorraine Heath; Frost Line – Linda Howard and Linda Jones; My American Duchess – Eloisa James; Forbidden – Beverly Jenkins; Ride Hard – Laura Kaye; Flowers from the Storm – Laura Kinsale; Devil in Winter – Lisa Kleypas; Gentle Rogue – Johanna Lindsey; Hot in Hellcat Canyon – Julie Anne Long; The Rogue Not Taken – Sarah MacLean; The Fairest of them All – Cathy Maxwell;  Match Me If You Can – Susan Elizabeth Phillips; The Duke and I – Julia Quinn; The Scottish Duke – Karen Ranney; Stone Cold Cowboy – Jennifer Ryan; Runaway Vampire – Lynsay Sands; Sweet Little Lies – Jill Shalvis; Shanna – Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

Note: As part of this special promotion, select Avon romances will also be available in gift shops onboard all ships in the Princess Cruises fleet during the month of October.

The Avon 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers, 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007.  Must be legal U.S. resident 18 or over.  Sweepstakes begins October 11, 2016 12:00 p.m. (ET) and ends on November 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Offer void in Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island and all U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. For more information and Official Rules visit http://avonromance.hc.com/avon75sweeps.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided with the experience of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe on more than 150 itineraries ranging in length from three to 111 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).

BookingBuddy, a TripAdvisor company, is a travel shopping site that gives travelers easy access to the best airfare, hotel, car rental, cruise, vacation rental, and vacation deals, plus prices from 140+ travel sites. Travel search made simple.®

Oyster.com is a TripAdvisor Media Group company.  The service is the Hotel Tell-All, sending professional investigators to every hotel, publishing comprehensive high-resolution photos, amazing panoramas, and expert reviews.

Woman’s Day is an indispensable resource to 20 million women. The brand speaks to our readers' values and focuses on what’s important. We empower her with smart solutions for her core concerns - health, home, food, style and money - and celebrate the connection she cherishes with family, friends and community.

ABOUT HARPERCOLLINS:
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com

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