Personally, Mills & Boon, or any other similar books by other publishing houses, are not my kind of reading. That isn’t to say that I have never picked up a Mills & Boon and read it, because I have, but it would literally be a gap and time filler for me, between more heavyweight, serious reading.
However, to have an ‘Awards’ section, which covers the whole spectrum of fiction fairly, it would be impossible not to include some of Mills & Boon’s unarguably successful and award winning authors, many of whom started their careers and still write under the auspices of the ‘RNA‘ (Romantic Novelists Association).
I was aware that Mills & Boon have been around for many decades, but reading the company bio. was a revelation
The company was founded in 1908, by two male entrepreneurs and managed to remain independent until 1971, when it became a subsidiary of Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. Some time later, a controlling interest was acquired by a Canadian communications company. Harlequin Enterprises also includes other best selling companies including; Harlequin, Silhouette, Spice and MIRA Books, although many titles continue to be printed under more than a single label. Read more