Love Proverb Wall Decor Sticker + eBook Giveaway

April 14, 2019 04:19 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a removable wall décor sticker that says, “Love isn’t finding someone you can live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.” 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!

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 wall sticker. 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, His Heart's Desire, The Key to Her Heart


March 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

April 14, 2019 04:12 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

March was a good reading month for me. Everything I read rated four stars or higher, and I had multiple five-star reads. This made my choice of which book to name my Book of the Month a tough one, but I finally decided on the lesser-known of the two romances that garnered this rating and the one that gave me tons of feels. It’s the second book of a series that follows the same couple throughout, and they are such wonderful characters that I wanted to share them with my readers, too.

Makenna and Caden started their journey in book one, while stranded in an elevator in the pitch dark. This made getting to know one another a true meeting of hearts and minds, since they couldn’t see each other. As book two begins, they’re still together and going strong, but things don’t exactly go as well as hoped for when Caden accompanies Makenna to meet her family on Thanksgiving. After that trip, he starts to think that perhaps she deserves someone better than him, someone not quite so broken in mind and spirit. This sends him into a downward spiral of clinical depression and a major flare-up of his PTSD. He has to fight hard on his journey back to wholeness, and in turn, they must fight as a couple for that elusive HEA ending.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Laura Kaye


Cute Bow Necklace & Earrings Set + eBook Giveaway

March 17, 2019 03:46 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a cute bow pendant with a faux pearl underneath, along with a pair of matching bow earrings with tiny faux pearl centers. 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!

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 necklace & earring set. 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, His Heart's Desire, The Key to Her Heart


February 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

March 16, 2019 07:22 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

February’s reading was definitely an improvement over January’s. I read several good books, some of which made it to keeper status. However, I still only had one five-star read. It was a great one, though, that has now edged into the top spot as my favorite so far in this long-running series. I also believe it’s the first time I’ve featured this author’s work as a Book of the Month. So, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

After her ordeal of being kidnapped, tortured, and brutally mind-raped by a powerful Psy serial killer, Brenna was a broken shell of her former self. It’s taken a lot of time for her to find some peace and normalcy in her life again. But just as things start settling down for her, she begins to have frightening, blood-soaked dreams and visions, leaving her believing that her captor did something to alter her mind and that she might be going crazy. These episodes usually leave her extremely agitated and the only person who can calm her is Judd. She’s deeply attracted to him on a physical level, but with the cold, emotionless Psy existence brought about by the Silence Protocol ruling his life, she’ll have her work cut out for her convincing her Psy protector that they’re meant to be together. Brenna is a very strong young woman. Although she’s still affected by the things done to her during her kidnapping ordeal, she’s determined to put it all behind her and live the fullest life she can. I liked that she’s often the pursuer in her relationship with Judd and refuses to give up on him finding a way for them be together, and she also possesses an underlying gentleness and vulnerability that made her likable and relatable.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Nalini Singh


Journal & Butterfly Magnet + eBook Giveaway

February 16, 2019 03:53 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Journal & Butterfly Magnet

This month for my second giveaway, I’m offering a journal that has a pink with gold polka-dots cover, along with a magnet with a coloful image of butterflies and the inspiring verse, “Close your eyes and dream a dream… and seek the courage to make it real. Reflect on the past, envision the future and embrace today with an open heart and soul.” 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


January 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

February 16, 2019 03:23 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

January’s reading was kind of meh for me. I tried a couple of new authors who didn’t quite make the cut, as well as another author I’d read before but who didn’t have a very good track record with me. That left only two books and a novelette, all by favorite authors, that scored highly with me. Out of those my top pick was a re-read of an old favorite that’s the third book of a phenomenally popular series. The hoopla over it may have died down somewhat in recent years, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Bella has been a character whose actions and choices I don't always agree with, but somehow I'm still able to understand her. For instance, I'm a hopeless romantic, so the prospect of marriage to someone like Edward would not be a difficult choice for me to make. Bella, however, fights not only the idea of a beautiful wedding, but also the marriage itself as though it were the most distasteful thing in the world. However, the author allows me to live my own perspective vicariously through other characters. Bella also seems to always be thinking of everyone else before herself, so I was pleased to see her grow enough by the end of this book to realize that it's OK to do something because it was right for her instead of just right for her loved ones. I did find myself wishing throughout much of the book, though, that Bella would ease up on the self-flagellation. She constantly seems to think that every bad thing that happens is somehow her fault and that she is a bad person because of it, when that clearly isn't the case, but overall, I liked her anyway.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Stephenie Meyer, Twilight


2018 Best of the Year & Choose Your Own Giveaway

January 22, 2019 12:50 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I’ve been an avid reader all my life, and in 2008, I decided to start reviewing books, as well. That’s when I 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 a author in helping readers discover them. That’s why I stubbornly insist upon keeping this up indefinitely, despite the extra time it takes.

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.

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Categories: Giveaways

Tags: Best of the Year, J. R. Ward, Jessica Bird, Lisa Kleypas


December 2018 Book of the Month Giveaway

January 21, 2019 07:29 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

December’s books offered a great wrap-up to my 2018 reading. Out of seven full-length books and three novellas/short stories, only one didn’t make the cut, so I’m really pleased with such a nice group of books to end the year. A few of those were five-star reads, as well, which was the icing on the cake. The stand-out romance from among them was an older Harlequin Historical title that turned out to be a really fun, delightful story, one that took the concept of Midsummer Madness to a whole new level. I can be pretty particular about romantic comedies, but this one was a very enjoyable farce that somehow managed to be both humorous and touching.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Tori Phillips


Beautiful Flower Calendar + eBook or Audiobook Giveaway

December 19, 2018 12:34 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

As 2018 comes to a close, I find myself with several extra 2019 wall calendars. So this month, I’m offering two additional giveaways for each of them. The first is from Easterseals and features a dozen beautiful and colorful images of flowers. This 8.25” x 10.75” calendar is sure to look beautiful on your wall and brighten your new year. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, Butterfly Serenade or my brand new one The Key to Her Heart OR you may choose an audiobook download code for either His Heart’s Desire or Heart of the Season.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. International entries on this one are OK. Good luck!

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Categories: Giveaways

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


Adorable Pets Calendar + eBook or Audiobook Giveaway

December 19, 2018 12:24 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

As 2018 comes to a close, I find myself with several extra 2019 wall calendars. So this month, I’m offering two additional giveaways for each of them. If you missed this one last month or if you didn’t win, here’s a second chance to win an ASPCA calendar, featuring a dozen sweet images of dogs and cats. This 8.5” x 10.5” calendar is sure to look beautiful on your wall and brighten your new year. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, Butterfly Serenade or my brand new one The Key to Her Heart OR you may choose an audiobook download code for either His Heart’s Desire or Heart of the Season.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. International entries on this one are OK. Good luck!

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