- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - A romance imprint that helped started the careers of such writers as Janet Evanovich and Tami Hoag is being revived.

The Random House Publishing Group announced Wednesday that Loveswept will be back in business this summer as a digital-only imprint after a 12-year hiatus.

Loveswept was highly popular in the 1980s and 1990s and will relaunch in August with eight new works. They include one by best-seller Iris Johansen.

Popular Loveswept titles from the past will be re-issued and even the tagline will return: “Love stories you’ll never forget by authors you’ll always remember.”

Other Loveswept authors have included Sandra Brown and Kay Hooper. Hoag is now known for her suspense novels and has credited Loveswept with making her a faster and more disciplined writer.