August 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

September 15, 2019 03:24 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I didn’t read very many books in August, but those I did read were all winners. However, one stood out among the rest. It’s the seventh volume of a long-running, epic, romantic series that I first discovered nearly twenty-five years ago. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been following Jamie and Claire’s story for this long, and now that I’ve named the main characters, I’m sure most hard-core romance readers know exactly what series I’m talking about. This couple have been through so many adventures and hardships, joys and sorrows, and yet they’re still together and still experiencing all that life (or perhaps I should say the author :-) ) has thrown at them. In this installment, they’re trying to avoid the American Revolution, partly as a matter of survival and partly so that Jamie doesn’t risk facing his own son, a British officer, across a battlefield. But as is often the case in this series, fate has other plans in store for them, and they end committing piracy before winding up in a couple of the more significant battles of the war, then finally reaching their original goal, a return to Scotland.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Diana Gabaldon


Banned Books Week 2019

September 15, 2019 03:11 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

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What do all of these books have in common?

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  • Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Categories: Events, Giveaways

Tags: Banned Books Week, Stephenie Meyer


Cat Star Earrings & Mini-Journal + eBook Giveaway

August 18, 2019 04:14 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Cat Star Earrings & Mini-Journal

To celebrate the release of a new story in my Loving Hearts series, this month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty pair of star earrings with black cats, along with a spiral-bound, hardcover mini-journal with an elastic band closure. In addition, the winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my Loving Hearts books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, The Key to Her Heart, or my new novelette, Hearts Ignite in the Desert.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Categories: Giveaways

Tags: Heart of the Season, Hearts Ignite in the Desert, His Heart's Desire, The Key to Her Heart


July 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

August 18, 2019 04:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Overall, July was a really good reading month for me. Nearly everything I read rated four stars and up, and I even had two five-star reads. Both of them were so good, they ended up in a virtual tie, making it extremely difficult to choose between them. After a great deal of nail-biting indecision, I finally decided that one edged out the other by a mere hair’s breadth. It’s a paranormal romance that’s part of a long-running series, one that I recently became hooked on. In it, we have a couple who were best friends in childhood, but after she witnessed him tearing her abusive foster father apart in his beast form, she basically ran, leaving him believing she was dead. Now, twenty years later, she’s returned needing his help finding a street kid she’s been working with who’s been kidnapped before he suffers the same brutal fate as several others who’ve been found murdered. Unsure if they can trust one another, they form an uneasy alliance that gradually heats up into a passionate romantic relationship. But meanwhile, she finds herself a target of the killer who wants her to stop investigating the murders.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Nalini Singh


Love Infinity Heart Bracelet Watch + eBook Giveaway

July 14, 2019 03:18 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Love Infinity Heart Watch

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty bracelet watch. It has a white suede leather-type band with an adjustable clasp, and on either side of the watch face there are three charms, the word, “Love,” an infinity knot, and a pair of infinity hearts. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, The Key to Her Heart, or Butterfly Serenade.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade, Heart of the Season, His Heart's Desire, The Key to Her Heart


June 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

July 14, 2019 03:08 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

June was a so-so reading month for me. Out of the six books and novellas I read during the month, only half rated four stars or higher, and out of those three, only one received that all-important five-star rating to be in the running for Book of the Month. It’s the companion guide to one of my all-time favorite romance series, one that has been very popular over the years since its publication. I found this to be a very informative book that gives readers all sorts of insights and background that you don’t get merely from reading the novels and which can help to enhance the reading experience.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Stephenie Meyer, Twilight


His Heartís Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway Ė Week 4

June 24, 2019 12:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire and Puppy Love Plaque

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His Heartís Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 3

June 17, 2019 12:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire & Cat Earrings

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The Story Behind the Story: His Heartís Desire

June 16, 2019 05:15 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire Book Cover

Since His Heart’s Desire is my first published novel, the story behind this story is basically my journey to becoming a writer. I’ve always been an avid reader, and as a child, I used to make up stories to entertain myself, but I never really envisioned myself as a writer. I’d always had excellent reading comprehension and grammar skills, but the mechanics of writing are a far different beast than actual storytelling. I just didn’t know if I had a good grasp of the nuts and bolts that were involved in creating an entire novel. Then in 2008, I started my book review website, The Hope Chest Reviews, something I’d been wanting to do for a while. Writing reviews is something I’d tinkered around with before, but then I really got serious about it.

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Categories: The Story Behind the Story, Writing

Tags: His Heart's Desire


Black Lace Butterfly Choker + eBook Giveaway

June 15, 2019 03:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Lace Butterfly Choker

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty black lace butterfly choker with black bead accents. This delicate necklace will be a lovely fashion accessory for your wardrobe. In addition, the winner will also receive an eBook copy of my book Butterfly Serenade.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade