Austrian Crystal Necklace and Earrings Set + eBook Giveaway

August 21, 2021 03:49 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

For my second giveaway this month, I’m offering a pretty necklace and earrings set from White Stag. The adjustable 18” necklace has the look of a vine studded with black Austrian crystals and comes with a matching pair of stud earrings. 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 jewelry. 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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Categories: Giveaways

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


July 2021 Book of the Month Giveaway

August 21, 2021 03:39 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

My new job has been keeping me very busy lately, so in the interest of saving time, I’ll be shortening my Book of the Month blog posts moving forward. If you’d like additional info or analysis on the book I’m offering each month, you can scroll down and click on the “Read My Complete Review” link. With that small order of business out of the way, let’s move on to the naming of my Book of the Month for July.

I completed a fair bit of reading during the month, but only one romance hit the five-star mark for me. It’s a historical by a new-to-me author that I’d heard good things about but had never read or featured before. It’s a fun, witty, pirate-y story about Sara, who is the stepdaughter of an earl and a passionate reformer. As such, she goes undercover on a ship that’s transporting convict women to Australia, hoping to document the deplorable conditions these women face, both on the ship and upon arriving in New South Wales, so that she and her Ladies Committee can perhaps enact reform. About two weeks into their journey, the ship is accosted by pirates led by none other than Captain Gideon Horn aka The Pirate Lord. He and his men have decided to retire from the pirate life and have found a lovely deserted island where he wants to build a utopia, and the only thing they lack to make it perfect are wives. He figures a ship full of convict women would be happy to be “rescued” from their fate, but he didn’t count on a stubborn bluestocking who plagues him with her demands. Gradually they come to a compromise on rules and length of time for courting. Although Gideon insists that Sara also choose a husband once their allotted time is up, she still hopes for eventual rescue, but she didn’t expect to be seduced and actually fall for The Pirate Lord himself. For his part, Gideon has no desire to tie himself to an exasperating woman like Sara, but at the same time, she stirs his protective and possessive instincts and he can’t bear the thought of anyone else touching her. But when Sara’s expected rescue party finally shows up, it could spell the end of their budding romance.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Sabrina Jeffries


Beaded Lace Butterfly Bracelet + eBook Giveaway

July 18, 2021 04:13 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


June 2021 Book of the Month Giveaway

July 18, 2021 04:07 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I didn’t get a ton of reading done in June, only completing four full-length novels. Out of those, two made it to five stars, but only one was a romance. It’s a historical by one of my favorite authors and it’s also a favorite book from a favorite series of hers that I’ve been rereading. Nursing a broken heart, Lizzie retreated to the country estate of the Dowager Viscountess Strathmore to work as her paid companion. She’s all but written off men and thinks that she can be content to live out her days as a spinster, working for her keep, until she earns enough money to open a bookshop. The wealthy Dowager has been paying all the bills for her favored nephew Devlin. When Lizzie see his extravagant expenditures and his seeming lack of attention to his aunt, she thinks that Devlin is a dissolute rake, so she hatches a scheme to get him to come for a visit by sending him a note implying that his aunt is dying. When Devlin arrives and Lizzie sees how much he actually does care for his aunt, she feels remorse for her deception, which is only compounded when she discovers his heartbreaking history.   As Devlin and Lizzie get to know one another, they develop a surprisingly intimate bond in the short time they spend together, which the Dowager can also see. Wanting to make sure that Devlin has someone to look after him and love him after she's gone, Augusta makes a shocking stipulation in her will in order for Devlin to receive his inheritance. When she passes on and Dev discovers her scheme, at first he’s angry but later reluctantly agrees to go along with it to get the money he desperately needs to continue his quest for revenge against the men he’s certain killed his family. However, despite his best efforts not to love Lizzie, he finds himself falling for her anyway, but will he be able to give up his thirst for revenge before she becomes the next target?

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Gaelen Foley


Faux Pearl Cat Earrings + eBook Giveaway

June 22, 2021 12:57 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Pearl Cat Earrings

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a cute pair of faux pearl cat earrings. The pearls are the cat’s head with tiny little ears sticking up above them. These adorable earrings will make a great addition to any cat lover’s wardrobe. 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!

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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


May 2021 Book of the Month Giveaway

June 22, 2021 12:52 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

During the month of May, I read four full-length romances and one children’s book. All but one of the romances were by pretty well-established favorite authors of mine, but surprisingly none of them quite made it to the five-star mark for me to feature in this column. Instead it was a romance by a new-to-me author that ended up getting the honor of being named my Book of the Month this time. It’s a historical romance about Ian Mackenzie, who spent years in an asylum until his oldest brother, a duke, finally released him. He chances to meet Beth, a woman from the opposite side of the tracks, who unexpectedly became an heiress and who is engaged to a man Ian knows is not on the up and up, so he informs Beth of this fact and then offers to marry her himself. She politely refuses, but they meet up again in Paris, where Beth can no longer resist Ian’s charms. However, they’ve also been followed to France by a Detective Inspector from Scotland Yard who’s convinced that Ian has committed two murders. He believes that Ian got off the first time because of his powerful brother, but now that there’s a fresh corpse that’s linked to Ian, he’s not about to let it happen again and wants Beth to be his informant. With the threat of prison or worse yet, execution, hanging over their heads, it’s all but impossible for Ian and Beth to truly find their happy ending until the mystery is solved, and Beth won’t stop until she figures it all out and clears her new husband’s name.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Jennifer Ashley


Elegant Herringbone Bracelet + eBook Giveaway

May 16, 2021 04:32 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Gold Herringbone Bracelet

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering an elegant faux gold, herringbone bracelet. It measures approximately seven inches around and has a spring clasp. This delicate bracelet 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 bracelet.

 

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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


April 2021 Book of the Month Giveaway

May 16, 2021 04:25 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

During the month of April, I read four full-length books and one novella, and out of those, there was only one romance that received five stars from me. It’s a historical by a favorite author that’s part of a favorite series. However, the fact that I gave it five stars is surprising even to me. The reason for this is that I first read it over a decade ago, and at that time, I only gave it four stars. I recently started re-reading the series and toyed with the idea of skipping this book since it hadn’t been a favorite the first time around, but I’m soooo glad that I didn’t. I didn’t recall the story very well, and as I was reading it, I was waiting for something to happen that would make my previous dropping of a star off the rating make sense, but it never did. I got all the way to the end and realized I’d thoroughly enjoyed it, so I went back to re-read my old review for it and ended up feeling like it had been written by another person. It was definitely a strange moment for me to say the least, because I can’t recall something like this ever happening to me before. My opinion of books from one reading to the next don’t typically change all that much. I’m not sure what happened between then and now, but in any case, I obviously had a totally new outlook on it that now gives me a “newfound” great reading recommendation to pass along.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Gaelen Foley


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