Romance Novel Convention Tote Bag + eBook Giveaway

July 15, 2017 07:05 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month, for my second giveaway, I have three brand new Romance Novel Convention 2013 tote bags to offer to three lucky winners. Each roomy black bag has fourteen lovely full-color romance novel covers along with the RNCon logo on both sides. Each side depicts different covers, so that’s 28 unique covers in all. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season or my newest one, Butterfly Serenade.

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

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Categories: Giveaways

Tags: Butterfly Serenade, Heart of the Season, His Heart's Desire, Romance Novel Convention


June 2017 Book of the Month Giveaway

July 15, 2017 03:21 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

June was a good reading month for me. I read five books and all of them received ratings of 4-5 stars from me. However, I’ve run into an unusual dilemma that I’ve never encountered before in that my favorite book for the month is an oldie but a goodie that is no longer readily available. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to read it and pass along a recommendation for it. But unfortunately, since it’s an older book, it isn’t available in ebook at this time, and the paperback version is also out of print with no new or nice used copies available for anything resembling a reasonable price. So for this month’s Book of the Month giveaway, I’m going to go ahead and highlight the book, so that my readers will know about it and perhaps be able to find a copy at the library or get lucky enough to find one elsewhere. But instead of giving away the book itself, I’m going to give away a $10 Amazon gift card. And I’m sure no one will truly be disappointed with that.:-)

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Rosanne Bittner


Beautiful Greeting Cards + eBook Giveaway

June 17, 2017 02:59 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month for my second giveaway, I’m offering a set of three beautiful, high-quality greeting cards from Leanin’ Tree that tie in with the themes of my books. Each one sports some lovely original artwork by a very talented artist, whose story can be found on the back of the card. There’s one with silly cats, one with smiling dogs, and one with gorgeous butterflies. Where other cards are typically plain white inside, these cards have full-color interiors. The cat and dog cards contain a brief all-occasion verse, while the butterfly card is blank, and each one comes with a matching envelope. The icing on the cake is that these cards are eco-friendly, made from recycled paper and soy-based ink. I’ll also include an eBook copy of the winner’s choice of any one of my books, His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season or my newest one, Butterfly Serenade.

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade, Heart of the Season, His Heart's Desire


May 2017 Book of the Month Giveaway

June 16, 2017 07:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

May was an OK reading month for me. I had a couple of duds, but most of what I read was still good. However, I didn’t have any five-star romance reads, and since I only give away what I feel is the best of the best, I don’t have a romance to offer this month. My favorite five-star read from May was a non-fiction book centering around animal rescue. Since my Loving Hearts series also has an animal rescue theme, I thought it fully appropriate to name it my latest book of the month, and if you’re an animal lover like me, you may enjoy it just as much as I did.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Cathy Scott, Hurricane Katrina


April 2017 Book of the Month Giveaway

May 20, 2017 02:58 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

My April Book of the Month choice follows right on the heels of March’s Book of the Month. It was another re-read for me, and the second in the series. While April was a very good reading month for me, with the majority of the books I read rating 4.5-5 stars and nothing less than 4 stars, this particular book was the biggest stand-out for me, because it was nearly perfect in every way. I think I ended up enjoying it just a teensy bit better than last month’s BOM, because of the stronger focus on the romance. The incredibly steamy love scenes were an added plus, too. It’s the story of a heroine who sets out looking for revenge against the man she believes was the cause of her beloved brother’s death, but unexpectedly finds love with that same man instead. The hero has been burying himself in his work to drown out the pain of losing his first wife and child, while waiting to remarry until just the right woman comes along, and he may have finally found the woman of his dreams in our intrepid heroine. It all made for a great story that I loved.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Lisa Kleypas


Desert Dreams Swag Bag + Signed Print Book Giveaway

May 19, 2017 04:26 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month I have a new tote bag from the 2016 Desert Dreams convention to give away. It’s a large, roomy, black bag with pink lettering that says, “2016 Desert Dreamson the side. I’ve filled it with a selection of swag, a few of which are premium swag items.

In addition to the tote bag, here are some of the things the lucky winner will receive in this swag prize package:

  • Cosmetic bag, can cozy, luggage tag, corkscrew, screen cleaning cloth, stress squeezie, adhesive lint remover

  • Pens, notepad, magnet, candies, key chain, and more goodies.

  • Collectible bookmarks, trading cards, and more, a few of which have been signed by the author.

  • PLUS A signed print copy of your choice of any one of my books, His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season or my brand new one, Butterfly Serenade with matching swag.

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade, Heart of the Season, His Heart's Desire


RWA Swag Bag + Signed Print Book Giveaway

April 15, 2017 03:46 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

This month I have a new tote bag from the 2016 Romance Writer's of America national convention and author Melody Anne to give away. It’s a big, roomy, purple bag with pink lettering that says, “Live, Laugh, Love” along with RWA’s and Melody Anne’s logos. I’ve filled it with a selection of swag, a few of which are premium swag items.

In addition to the tote bag, here are some of the things the lucky winner will receive in this swag prize package:

  • Can cozy, luggage tag, mini travel sewing kit, screen cleaning cloth, single-sided handcuff w/keys

  • Pen, notepad, Post-it flags, health & beauty items, candies, key chain, a bracelet, and more goodies.

  • Collectible bookmarks, postcards, rack card, trading cards, and more, a few of which have been signed by the author.

  • PLUS A signed print copy of your choice of any one of my books, His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season or my brand new one, Butterfly Serenade with matching swag.

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Tags: Melody Anne, Romance Writers' of America (RWA)


March 2017 Book of the Month Giveaway

April 15, 2017 03:32 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

My favorite read from the month of March was actually a re-read for me. I first read it about ten years ago, when I was coming off a book drought that had lasted at least that long. When I became a mom in 1995, reading somehow got put on the back burner. I guess having a cranky, demanding infant, who turned into a cranky, demanding toddler, and then baby #2 three years later will do that to you.:-) In any case, reading fell off my radar for quite a while, but during that time, I remember looking longingly at my stuffed bookshelves. In 2007, I became determined to get back to reading, and I did. My latest book of the month pick was the first book I chose from those packed bookshelves and the first I had read by this author. It made me fall in love with her work and immediately run out to get the other two books in the series.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Lisa Kleypas


Romance Novel Convention Swag Bag Giveaway #5

March 17, 2017 03:18 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Last month I promised readers of my newsletter one more Romance Novel Convention swag bag giveaway. This is the last stuffed RNCon bag I have, but stay tuned, as I still have plenty more swag items to give away in future months this year. This bag isn’t quite as full as the first two I offered last year, but there’s still a nice selection of swag in it.

The lucky winner will receive this great RNCon prize package:

  • RNCon 2015 Swag Bag – It has fourteen lovely full-color romance novel covers along with the RNCon logo on both sides. Each side depicts different covers, so that’s 28 unique covers in all.

  • A flash drive loaded with a free ebook copy of Angela Knight’s Paladin.

  • Magnets, a pen, notepads, air fresheners, health & beauty items, candies, key chains, a bracelet, and lots more goodies.

  • Several collectible bookmarks, postcards, rack cards, trading cards, and more, a few of which have been signed by the authors.

  • PLUS A signed print copy of your choice of any one of my books, His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season or my brand new one, Butterfly Serenade, with matching swag.

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Tags: Romance Novel Convention


February 2017 Book of the Month & Giveaway

March 17, 2017 03:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

February wasn’t quite as phenomenal of a reading month as January was. I had several really good reads, but only one romance hit that all-important five-star mark that a book needs to reach for me to make it my Book of the Month. It’s the third medieval romance I’ve read this year and was written by a favorite author who hasn’t gotten nearly enough attention from me. I don’t know how I keep putting her books on the back burner when I always seem to love her deeply emotional stories that are equal parts sweet and sensual.

In this one, we have Anya, a young woman who’s been betrayed by nearly every man she’s ever known and has also been in a long-standing feud with the church over her giving birth to a child who was the result of rape. With her parents gone and the only brother she can really trust away fighting in the Crusades, Anya is facing increasing pressure from her other brother, a greedy monk who is trying to take away the only home she’s ever known to further his own career. On top of that, there’s a shortage of food, leaving her wondering how on earth she’s going to feed all the souls under her care throughout the coming winter. Into this bleak landscape comes a kind and gentle knight who Anya finds in the forest, beaten, bloody, and near death’s door. She takes him home, where she tenderly cares for him and by the time he’s recovered, he’s fallen for her and willingly does everything he can to help her out of her untenable situation.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Barbara Samuel