Beaded Lace Butterfly Bracelet + eBook Giveaway

April 18, 2021 03:46 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

For my second giveaway this month, I’m offering a pretty beaded lace butterfly bracelet. The crocheted lace butterfly wraps around the wrist while a delicate beaded chain drops down to encircle one finger. 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!

International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but due to the high cost of shipping overseas, if the winner chosen is outside the US, they will receive the eBook prize, along with a $5 Amazon gift card instead of the bracelet. Please note that the gift card will be issued from Amazon.com (the US site), as I am unable to purchase one on any international Amazon sites. It’s my understanding, however, that the card can only be used to purchase items on Amazon.com, and not any other Amazon sites. So please be aware of this limitation before entering.

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade


Etsy Gift Card Giveaway -- March 2021

April 18, 2021 03:20 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I read a number of books and short stories during the month of March, but aside from a couple of the short stories, none of the books I read made it to the five-star mark. Since I’m committed to only giving away the books I felt were the absolute best, I’ve decided to not to have a Book of the Month giveaway this month. Instead I’m going to offer a $15 gift card to my Etsy shop, Hope Chest Boutique AZ. You could use it to get a free signed print copy of one of my books or you could apply it to your purchase of anything else in the store that you like and get some free or inexpensive merch.

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

International entrants are welcome. However please be aware that overseas shipping costs will apply to all merchandise purchased from my shop.

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Tags: Etsy Gift Card


Cat Star Earrings & Mini-Notebook + eBook Giveaway

March 14, 2021 04:26 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Cat Star Earrings & Notebook

For my second giveaway this month, I’m offering a pretty pair of star earrings with white cats, along with a cute mini-notebook with a cartoon picture of a lady and her cats on the cover. In addition, the winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my Loving Hearts books, winner’s choice.

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

International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but due to the high cost of shipping overseas, if the winner chosen is outside the US, they will receive the eBook prize, along with a $5 Amazon gift card instead of the earrings and notebook. Please note that the gift card will be issued from Amazon.com (the US site), as I am unable to purchase one on any international Amazon sites. It’s my understanding, however, that the card can only be used to purchase items on Amazon.com, and not any other Amazon sites. So please be aware of this limitation before entering.

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


February 2021 Book of the Month Giveaway

March 14, 2021 04:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I read half a dozen books during the month of February, but out of those, only one romance rose to the five-star level for me to feature it here. It was written by an author who’s been on my favorites list for over two decades, but who, oddly enough, I have not featured before. It’s a pirate-y, historical, Regency-era romantic comedy about Nathan and Sara, who were married as children, a command that was handed down by the king, himself, as a way to bring peace between their families who’ve been at odds since the medieval era. Nathan was only fourteen at the time, and Sara a mere four years old. Their wedding is shown in the prologue and their first meeting is adorably sweet with little Sara placing her full trust in Nathan even then. Since then, they’ve lived separate lives, but Sara has dreamed of the day that Nathan will come to whisk her away. Needing the money that fulfilling the marriage contract will eventually bring him, Nathan finally shows up fourteen years later, intending to collect his bride and do just that, but with no designs on falling in love. However, Sara confounds him at every turn with her sweet, generous spirit and annoys the hell out of him when she brings one calamity after another upon his ship. But soon, he can no longer imagine his life without her, even though the word “love” isn’t exactly in his vocabulary.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Julie Garwood


Black Braid & Filigree Heart Choker + eBook Giveaway

February 14, 2021 06:09 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Filigree Heart Choker

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty choker made of black satin braid. It has faux gold fasteners and a small gold filigree heart with a faux pearl in the center. This delicate necklace will be a lovely fashion accessory for any wardrobe. In addition, the winner will also receive an eBook copy of any one of my books, winner’s choice.

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

International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but due to the high cost of shipping overseas, if the winner chosen is outside the US, they will receive the eBook prize, along with a $5 Amazon gift card instead of the choker. Please note that the gift card will be issued from Amazon.com (the US site), as I am unable to purchase one on any international Amazon sites. It’s my understanding, however, that the card can only be used to purchase items on Amazon.com, and not any other Amazon sites. So please be aware of this limitation before entering.

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


January 2021 Book of the Month Giveaway

February 14, 2021 05:26 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I kicked off my 2021 reading with four novels, a novella, and a short story in January. They ended up being kind of a mixed bag, mostly good, but a couple so-so. Only one book rose to the five-star level to become my Book of the Month. It’s a paranormal romance that’s part of a long-running series by a favorite author I’ve featured before. Her books seemingly never fail to entertain me and keep me on the edge of my seat, eager to find out what happens next. Such was the case with this book. It’s the story of Thanatos, Horseman of Death, and Regan, an Aegis Guardian. The pair experienced an inauspicious beginning to their relationship in the previous book of the series when Regan was sent to seduce Thanatos, with the intention of getting pregnant with his child, who the Aegis believes will bring an end to the Apocalypse that is already in full tilt. However, unbeknownst to her, Thanantos was still a virgin, believing that to lose his virginity would result in the breaking of his Seal. Even with this lack of knowledge, Regan was about to think better of the idea, when the whole thing went sideways. Both of them unintentionally consumed an aphrodisiac wine that rendered them senseless with lust and Regan lost control of her powers, pinning Thanatos down in a rape-like manner during the whole affair. Needless to say, though, her mission ended up being a success, and this book fast-forwards to eight months later, when the birth of their child is imminent.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Larissa Ione


2020 Best of the Year & Choose Your Own Giveaway

January 17, 2021 06:14 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

After being an avid reader all my life, in 2008, I decided to start reviewing books, as well. That’s when I joined GoodReads and founded my review website, The Hope Chest Reviews. Since becoming a published author, I haven’t stopped writing reviews of the books I read for pleasure, in part, because I’m now more aware than ever just how important reviews can be to an author in helping readers discover them. 

Ever since I started my review site, I’ve had an annual tradition of posting my Best of the Year list to highlight all the very best books I read the previous year. As in past years, I have an eclectic group of books on it from a wide variety of genres. Since I’m a romance writer and long-time romance reader, my focus is mostly on romance, but I also have a nice selection of other books, including fantasy, science fiction, YA, children’s, historical fiction, memoirs, and non-fiction. I'm a pretty slow reader, so I rarely have time to read books when they're released, although sometimes I do. That being the case, I compile the list from the books I read during the previous year. This makes for a well-rounded list of brand new books, mixed with older ones, and a little bit of everything in between. I read nearly seventy books and novellas in 2020, and a little over half of them made it to my keeper shelf, meaning that they earned 4.5 to 5 stars from me.

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Tags: Best of the Year, Gaelen Foley, Jim Butcher


December 2020 Book of the Month Giveaway

January 17, 2021 05:01 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I normally read several holiday-themed stories during the month of December, but I think this may be the first time I've spent the whole month reading nothing but. Nearly all of them were enjoyable, but only one rose to the five-star level to be named as my Book of the Month. It’s a paranormal romance that’s the latest release by a huge favorite author of mine who I’ve highlighted a number of times before. It features a fan-favorite couple who’ve been a part of this long-running series since nearly the beginning. They’ve recognized each other as mates, but they’ve never gone through an official mating ceremony. Then after a blizzard hits their home, they have to deal with an unexpected tragedy that brings a great deal of sadness and guilt. But in the end, they come to the realization that their love can conquer this challenge, too, and it’s finally time to make their union official.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: J. R. Ward


Furrever Hotties Calendar + Loving Hearts eBook Giveaway

December 19, 2020 05:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month for my second giveaway, I’m offering a copy of the Furrever Hotties 12” x 12” 2021 wall calendar, featuring a dozen scrumptious men of Chippendales paired with some of the cutest furry friends you’ve ever seen (check out the picture below). In addition, the winner will receive an eBook copy of any one of my Loving Hearts books, winner’s choice.

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

International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but please note that I will mail the calendar to you via the Amazon website that services your country, pending availability and cost. Otherwise I will mail it to you via U. S. Amazon's standard international shipping, but it may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive, and I may not have the capability of tracking the package.

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


November 2020 Book of the Month Giveaway

December 19, 2020 03:59 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

November was a very busy reading month for me. I actually read the most individual stories I believe I’ve ever read in a single month, which was ten total. Of course, they were split evenly between full-length books and short stories. Otherwise, this slow reader never could have managed it.:-)  Nearly all of them were enjoyable reads, though, and two even made it to five-star status. I loved both of them and thought they were equally as good, which made my choice on which to feature as my Book of the Month a difficult one. After much consideration, though, I finally decided that one just barely edged out the other, because of its strong emotional connection both between the hero and heroine and with me as the reader. It’s a steamy contemporary romance by an author I’m featuring for the first time and that’s not unlike my own Loving Hearts stories in that it features a vet tech heroine who wants to become a full-fledged veterinarian and a menagerie of cute animals, so hopefully you’ll enjoy my selection.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Marie Force