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BroadLit?, Inc. Announces Licensing Program with Art.com; A Multi-Level Media Company Licenses Vintage Hip Line


Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

BroadLit, a multi-level media company, is bringing the world of vintage and new romance content to women through its new line of licensed TruLove ? products using images from nearly 100 years of True Love and True Romance Magazine covers and content. By combining the popular genre of romance with the emerging world of new media technology BroadLit is putting a vintage hip slant on romance and delivering it to todays women. With the launch of its online romance hub TruLOVEstories.com, BroadLit is featuring licensed merchandise, ebooks, mobile games, and other community-building features to fulfill every romance seekers desire for more.

We are pleased to announce our TruLove license with art.com inc., says CEO Cynthia Cleveland. Art.com will produce posters, art prints, giclee prints, photographic prints, wall murals, wall decals, prints on canvas, and other related products using our beautiful magazine covers primarily from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. They already offer about 70 of our images on their website.

BroadLits licensing representative, Sinclair Global Corporation, secured the license with art.com. Sinclair is currently in discussions with a wide range of other potential licensees that produce items from beauty products to greeting cards, apparel and on behalf of BroadLits TruLove merchandising and licensing program.

According to Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Weller, Art.com is the perfect license because its products will become a showcase for all the beautiful images contained in our wholly owned portfolio. We are delighted to have the opportunity to re-introduce these beautiful images to todays market where there is great appreciation for vintage cool items.

BroadLit is unique in that it brings to the market a combination of classic and new romance material through many multi-media channels. BroadLit, which purchased nearly 100 years of the assets of True Romance and True Love Magazines, including not only the vintage cover images now being licensed, but also womens stories about both true love and love gone bad. It is bringing to life this extensive archive of vintage and new love stories by publishing the on-going series of short story collections the TruLove Collection series.. The first eight collections are available to purchase wherever ebooks are sold. The next two collections are scheduled for publication in May and June of 2013. All BroadLit books are distributed by Perseus Books Constellation Services.

BroadLit is not limited to licensed merchandise and romance stories. Recently, the company launched its first mobile game Girlfriends Strike Back for iOS and Android devices. The game is designed specifically to appeal to the huge market of female casual gamers worldwide. Who hasnt had a bad boyfriend at least once in their lives? This game gives angry girlfriends a chance for revenge all in the name of fun, says Ms. Cleveland.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS OF BROADLIT

Cynthia Cleveland, Chief Executive Officer, has run retail, gift and entertainment businesses, ranging from venture capital supported to worldwide divisions of Fortune 500 companies. She has also developed, launched, and managed hundreds of domestic and international consumer brands.

Nancy Cushing-Jones, Chief Publishing and Transmedia Officer, has run worldwide publishing and interactive game licensing programs for a major film and television studio and developed new fiction and non-fiction programs for both adults and children, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

Barbara Weller, Chief Marketing and Creative Officer, is a proven media/communications specialist, who has created network and cable television and video programming, developed affinity programs and produced national magazines for various audiences. Ms. Weller is a veteran newspaper journalist and editor and has launched numerous nationally syndicated columns.

ABOUT BROADTHINK:

Broadthink, founded in 2002, is a media, marketing, branding, and business development company dedicated to optimizing the visions of its clients. Broadthinks three partners, Cynthia Cleveland, Nancy Cushing-Jones, and Barbara Weller, are recognized throughout the entertainment, consumer products and publishing industries as experts in content translation from one medium to another. The Los Angeles-based company offers its clients a rich menu of services ranging from business evaluation, brand planning, product development, strategic consulting, and business start up, to business management.

Broadthinks clients include bestselling authors (Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich), publishing companies (Random House, Scholastic Books), media companies (Viacom, HBO), toy and game companies (Mattel, Atari) and award-winning performers (John Lithgow). For more information visit broad-think.com

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Samhain Publishing Authors Sunny Moraine and Lisa Soem Receive Publishers Weekly Starred Review for LINE AND ORBIT


Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

International publisher Samhain Publishing? today announced that authors Sunny Moraine and Lisa Soem have received a Publishers Weekly starred review for their male/male sci-fi fantasy novel-length debut, LINE AND ORBIT.

LINE AND ORBIT is the story of an outcast who finds unexpected love in the arms of his enemy, set against a compelling and fully-realized science fiction world. We are delighted with the starred review for Lisa and Sunny, and thrilled that such talented authors have received this recognition, said Samhain publisher Lindsey Faber. We look forward to continuing to work with them on future books.

The full description of LINE AND ORBIT is:

What hes been taught to fear could be his destinyand his only hope.

Adam Yuga, a rising young star in the imperialist Terran Protectorate, is on the verge of a massive promotionuntil a routine physical exam reveals something less than perfection. Genetic flaws are taboo, and Adam soon discovers theres a thin line between rising star and starving outcast.

Stripped of wealth and position, stricken with a mysterious, worsening illness, Adam resorts to stealing credits to survive. Moments from capture by the Protectorate, help arrives in the form of Lochlan, a brash, cocksure Bideshi fighter.

Now the Bideshi, a people long shunned by the Protectorate, are the only ones who will offer him shelter. As Adam learns the truth about the mysterious, nomadic people he was taught to fear, Lochlan offers him not just shelterbut a temptation Adam can only resist for so long.

Struggling to adapt to his new life, Adam discovers his illness hides a terrible secret, one that the Protectorate will stop at nothing to conceal. Time is growing short, and he must find the strength to close a centuries-old rift, accept a new identityand hold on to a love that could cost him everything.

And the complete review of LINE AND ORBIT from Publishers Weekly is:

(Starred)

Moraine (In the Pale Moonlight) and debut author Soem collaborate on a deliciously fulfilling gay sci-fi romance. Adam Yuga is on the fast track to the upper echelon of the Terran Protectorate, the dominant force in the galaxy. Members of the Protectorate have been genetically engineered and carefully bred for generations, so when testing reveals Adam has a genetic flaw, he becomes persona non grata. Adams downward spiral throws him in the path of Lochlan dBideshi, whose nomadic people believe in magic and nature and directly oppose the Protectorates cold science. As the mystery of the Protectorates obsession with Adam deepens and the two societies head inexorably toward a crisis, Adam and Lochlans uneasy truce develops into love worth dying for. Readers will fall for the engaging dialogue, wonderfully fleshed-out characters, a sexy and realistic romance, fully realized world-building, and a genuinely interesting science fictional core issue to work through. This phenomenal novel marks Moraine and Soem as authors to watch. (Feb.)

To learn more about this title and all Samhain Publishing books, and to order books at a special discounted rate, visit the publisher online at http://www.samhainpublishing.com.

About Samhain Publishing

Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes cant wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing? is an international publisher of e-book and traditional print fiction. One of the most prominent voices of original e-book fiction, Samhain represents some of todays brightest authors of romance and horror fiction. To learn why at Samhain its all about the story, visit Samhain Publishing online at http://www.samhainpublishing.com.