Butterfly Necklace + eBook Giveaway

March 21, 2020 02:58 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Since my winner for this giveaway last month was outside the US, I still have this lovely butterfly necklace to offer for my second giveaway this month. The chain measures approx. 26” long, while the butterfly pendant is about 1 3/4” wide. It’s decorated with pretty peach faux coral inlays on the wings and faux gemstones. In addition, the winner will receive an eBook copy of my book Butterfly Serenade.

Butterfly Serenade + Butterfly Necklace

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade


February 2020 Book of the Month Giveaway

March 21, 2020 02:50 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Out of the four novels, one graphic novel, and one novella I read in February, all were good reads, but none made it to that all-important five-star mark for me to feature it as my Book of the Month. I’m pretty sure this is the first time this has ever happened, since I started this monthly feature. I only want to pass along books that I deemed perfect reads, so I’m going to do something a little different this month. Rather than giving away a book that you can read, I’m going to give away another kind of book while introducing you to one of my favorite, non-reading-related hobbies – coloring.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Marjorie Sarnat


Butterfly Necklace + eBook Giveaway

February 19, 2020 12:44 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a lovely butterfly necklace. The chain measures approx. 26” long, while the butterfly pendant is about 1 3/4” wide. It’s decorated with pretty peach faux coral inlays on the wings and faux gemstones. In addition, the winner will recieve an eBook copy of my book Butterfly Serenade.

Butterfly Serenade Book Cover & Butterfly Necklace

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January 2020 Book of the Month Giveaway

February 19, 2020 12:36 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I don’t know that I’ve ever featured the same author two months in a row for my Book of the Month, but such is the case this time around. Out of the five novels and two short stories I read in January, only one hit that all-important five-star rating to become my Book of the Month, but it was a totally awesome romantic suspense story that was an absolute pleasure to read. In this one, we have psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli whose patients begin committing suicide. It’s pretty obvious to police detective Aidan Reagan right away that they were deliberately driven over the edge, and it looks like Tess is the one who did it. Tess isn’t exactly loved by the police department, so at first, Aidan is all too eager to nail her to the wall. But as more evidence comes to light, he realizes that she couldn’t possibly have done it, and the more he gets to know her, he finds that he actually likes her. When they discover that her apartment is being surveilled, he offers her a safe place to stay, which makes things really heat up between them. In the meantime, the bodies keep piling up, and neither the cops nor Tess have any idea who hates her so much that they would go to such lengths to ruin her life.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Karen Rose


2019 Best of the Year & Choose Your Own Giveaway

January 25, 2020 06:45 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, YA, historical fiction, memoirs, and non-fiction.

Breaking Dawn Book Cover

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Tags: Best of the Year, Nalini Singh, Stephenie Meyer


December 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

January 25, 2020 03:53 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

During December, I read four full-length novels and four novellas and short stories. All but one of the novels received four stars or higher from me, including two five-star reads, but one stood out a little above the other one as my favorite read of the month. It was a story by my favorite romantic suspense author who I haven’t yet featured in my Book of the Month. This author usually writes pretty chunky books, but this one was one of her shorter works that is probably in the range of a long novella/short novel. I wondered how she would handle this shorter format, and as it turns out, the answer is extremely well. It’s the story of two people who were very good friends in high school, but who drifted apart and lost touch over the years. Then while the heroine is cleaning out her dead husband’s belongings, she runs across an old high school yearbook in which she finds a love letter written to her by her friend. She’d never read it before and feels badly for leaving him hanging all these years, so she looks him up. They reconnect and fall in love while evading a killer who is murdering his graduate students.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Karen Rose


Beautiful Nature Scenery Calendar Set + eBook Giveaway

December 16, 2019 07:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

As 2019 comes to a close, I find myself with extra 2019 calendars. So this month, I’m offering two additional giveaways for them. The second is for a set of two calendars from the Nature Conservancy. The 8.5” x 11” wall calendar features a dozen beautiful images of animals, plants, and other scenes from nature. It comes with a matching 6” x 4” 14-month pocket calendar with more lovely images inside. This set is perfect for nature lovers and is sure to brighten your new year. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books, winners choice.

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, Hearts Ignite in the Desert, His Heart's Desire, The Key to Her Heart


Adorable Pets Calendar + eBook Giveaway

December 16, 2019 06:55 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

As 2019 comes to a close, I find myself with extra 2019 calendars. So this month, I’m offering two additional giveaways for them. The first is from Best Friends Animal Society and features a dozen sweet images of dogs, cats, and other furry friends. This 8.5” x 11” calendar is perfect for animal lovers and 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, winners choice.

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


November 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

December 16, 2019 06:43 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Overall, November was a good reading month for me. Out of the five novels and two short stories I read, only the short stories failed to garner at least four stars from me. I had a couple of five-star reads as well, but one of the two edged out the other for the top spot as my favorite read of the month. It’s a historical romance that’s the final installment of a series by a favorite author that was a clean-sweep of perfection for me. It has an enemies to lovers vibe with our hero and heroine being a little bit at odds and stubbornly insisting that they don’t like each other in spite of sharing some smoldering kisses that always seem to take place in a library. However, once the blinders are removed and they start seeing each other as more than just the uncouth colonial and the pampered society miss, they begin falling for one another. Still, it takes the hero’s old nemesis threatening the heroine’s life for our hero to finally realize that he can’t imagine being without her. This was such a fun, sweet story that I couldn’t resist featuring it this month.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Jacquie D'Alessandro


$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook Giveaway

November 24, 2019 02:55 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Amazon Gift Card

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m keeping it simple. I’m offering a $10 Amazon gift card to help you out with your holiday shopping or to buy something nice for yourself. It’s my way of saying Happy Holidays and thank you for being a loyal newsletter subscriber. In addition, the winner will receive an eBook copy of any one of my books, winners choice.

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

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