HCI Books Presents First Reality-Based Romance™ Live Tweetup Event

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Free books, free chapters, and free tweets will help launch a new Reality-Based Romance™ line of books at a live Reality Romance Tweetup on Twitter October 5, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.ET. Romance author Judith Arnold will tweet live with romance novel fans, along with Ted Skala and Erika Fredell, the real-life couple whose true love story became the plot of the romance novel, "Meet Me In Manhattan."

On Tuesday, October 5, at 9:00 p.m.ET, HCI, the publisher of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul books, will conduct the first “Reality-Based Romance™ Tweetup event as part of the launch of their new True Vows book series. For an entire hour, romance readers will have the opportunity to tweet with the author and the real-life couple who had their true love story featured in the book, Meet Me in Manhattan.

Each of the first three books in the True Vows series matches a real life couple with a real romance novelist resulting in a whole new romance novel category. For the event, tweeters can tweet in a live Q&A session about Meet Me in Manhattan with the author, Judith Arnold and Ted Skala and Erika Fredell, the reality romance stars of the book.

The first 100 to register for the Reality Romance Tweetup event will be eligible to win a complete set of the first three Reality-Based Romance™ books in the True Vows series which include: Meet Me In Manhattan, The Icing on the Cake, and Hard to Hold. By simply registering at http://vowsbooks.com/tweetup, readers and tweeters will get to read the first five chapters of Meet Me in Manhattan prior to the event. Free books will be given away every ten minutes during the Tweetup event.


The True Vows series of “reality-based romance” novels where a real-life love story is paired with a successful romance targets romance novel readers and viewers of reality television. According to the Nielsen ratings, 15 million people watched The Bachelor propose and 11.5 million people watched The Bachelorette get proposed to. The Romance Writers of America reports that over 70 million Americans read romance novels and 29 million Americans read romance novels regularly. True Vows “marries” these two media in this new genre-bending book series. And, all love stories are candidates for the series and readers are welcome to submit theirs on the website: http://truevowsbooks.com.

For more information, contact: Kim Weiss (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 or kimw(at)hcibooks(dot)com.

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