LMN LAUNCHES FIRST TWO HARLEQUIN TITLES
THE WRONG BED: NAKED PURSUIT AND
DEADLY SECRETS BY THE LAKE
ON JUNE 2
MOVIES PART OF MULTI-PLATFORM PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
A+E NETWORKS AND HARLEQUIN THAT INCLUDES EBOOK
AND IMMERSIVE WEB EXPERIENCE
NEW YORK, NY (April 19, 2017) -- As part of A+E Networks and global publisher Harlequin's creative partnership, LMN is set to premiere the original movies The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit followed by Deadly Secrets by the Lake, on Friday, June 2. In addition to the movies, the partnership also includes e-books, immersive digital and social experiences that includes short form, podcasts, interactive story-telling and interactive gaming to provide a unique, 360-degree to storytelling experience.
The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit
June 2 at 8pm ET/PT
After losing her job at an insurance company, Stella Williams (Jewel Staite, The Killing) wakes up in a hotel handcuffed to sexy firefighter Owen Michaels (Corey Sevier, Cedar Cove). Messages they left themselves the night before reveal that their lives are in danger. While on the run, flashbacks help Stella put the pieces back together, but before she and Owen can unravel the truth, they are confronted with the reality of their dangerous situation. Based on the book Naked Pursuit by Jill Monroe, part of The Wrong Bed book series, the film is directed by Monika Mitchell and written by Angela Russel and Roma Roth. Executive producers are Roma Roth, Christopher E. Perry, Laura Fleury and Christian Murphy, with Jennifer Wagman as the supervising executive and Lamonda Williams as associate producer.
Deadly Secrets by the Lake
June 2 at 10pm ET/PT
Decorated NYPD Detective Jennifer Riley (Stefanie Von Pfetten, Shooter) returns to her hometown of Thornwood Heights after her sister Lauren (Ferelith Young, Orphan) is charged with the murder of her boss Victor Townsend (Andrew Moodie, Total Recall). Over the course of the investigation, Jennifer attempts to make amends with her estranged family and exposes the dark underbelly of a long-suppressed secret that threatens to tear Thornwood Heights apart.
The film is produced by Roma Roth, directed by Don McBrearty and written by Al Katrina and Roma Roth. Executive producers are Roma Roth, Christopher E. Perry, Laura Fleury and Christian Murphy.
Starting today, Harlequin launches ThornwoodHeights.com, a rich multi-media experience for fans to immerse themselves into the world of Thornwood Heights and learn more about the main characters, the rivalries between the families, and the dark secret that has plagued the town for over 20 years. Exclusive content includes articles from the town's news blog, The Townsend Report, an original vlog series, a PODCAST, an interactive storytelling app and a virtual reality experience including some of the movie locations where users will be able explore the location and collect clues.
On June 2, Harlequin will publish the companion novel When Secrets Kill: A Thornwood Heights Mystery by Zoe Carter, which follows Lauren Riley, Jennifer's sister, as she takes over The Townsend Report and unearths even more secrets buried under the idyllic lakeside town. The book will be available at Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Harlequin.com and Kobo.
Both films are produced for LMN by Reel World Management, Inc., and distributed internationally by A+E Networks. Stitch Media, Rosana Roth and Reel World Management produced the multi-platform experience.
Harlequin (Harlequin.com) is a global publisher of commercial fiction and a worldwide leader in romance fiction, with titles issued worldwide in as many as 32 languages and sold in up to 93 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world with operations in 18 countries. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.
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