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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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


November 2018 Book of the Month Giveaway

December 19, 2018 12:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I had just one five-star read in November. It was a re-read of an old favorite that’s the second book in a popular young adult series that stirred up a ton of hype about a decade or so ago, when I read it for the first time. Since then, a lot of that hype has died down, but I still love these books and I’m having fun rediscovering them. I’ve enjoyed reading the first two books again, and I look forward to re-reading the rest in 2019.

When I say Edward and Bella, everyone is sure to know which series I’m talking about.:-) I recall that when I read these books for the first time, I was enthralled by their epic love story. But in this second volume, they spend much of it apart. After an innocent birthday celebration leads to a minor accident that in turn causes a life-threatening situation for Bella, Edward decides that the best course of action to keep her safe is to take himself out of her life. This leaves Bella depressed, demoralized, and having difficulty moving on with life, until she discovers a new friendship and a rebellious purpose with Native American teen and friend of the family, Jacob Black. But Jacob has some secrets of his own, and he and a “gang” of teens from the reservation may prove equally as dangerous as Edward.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Stephenie Meyer, Twilight


Adorable Pets Calendar + eBook Giveaway

November 20, 2018 01:33 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 second is from the ASPCA and features 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, which will be released by the time this giveaway ends.

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

If you don’t win this month, be sure to check back next month for two more calendar giveaways.

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


Children’s Artwork Calendar + eBook Giveaway

November 20, 2018 01:26 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 the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and features a dozen adorable images of artwork created by children who’ve received treatment there. This 8” 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, which will be released by the time this giveaway ends.

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

If you don’t win this month, be sure to check back next month for two more calendar giveaways.

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


October 2018 Book of the Month Giveaway

November 20, 2018 12:32 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I read a number of books in October that I enjoyed, but only one full-length novel made it to five stars. It’s the first book of a brand new series and the latest novel by one of my all-time favorite authors who I seem to keep featuring again and again. That’s because her books are just so darn good, I can’t help myself.:-) She writes about a very famous paranormal Brotherhood, but in this new contemporary series, she’s created a different sort of brotherhood made up of firefighters and other first responders. Anne and Danny, our hero and heroine, who are both firefighters, enjoyed a very steamy one-night stand in the two short prequel novellas, but the heroine had worked too hard to make it to where she was in a man’s world to give that up for a relationship. When this story opens, it’s been about three weeks since that fateful night, and there’s still an unrequited attractions simmering between them. Their station house is called out to fight a warehouse fire, during which Anne becomes trapped and Danny must make a gut-wrenching and life-altering decision in order to free her from the flames. From there we fast-forward ten months to see Anne reinventing herself as an arson investigator, where she’s looking into a string of warehouse fires that may be connected to the last fire she fought and which place her in the cross-hairs of a desperate arsonist.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: J. R. Ward


Journal & Fairy Magnet + eBook Giveaway

October 14, 2018 05:49 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Journal & Fairy Magnet

This month for my second giveaway, I’m offering a journal with a blue, white, and gold striped cover, along with a magnet with an image of fairies and butterflies and the Nathaniel Hawthorne verse, “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp… but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” In addition, the winner will also receive an eBook copy of my book Butterfly Serenade.

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade


September 2018 Book of the Month Giveaway

October 14, 2018 05:40 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I read a lot of good books in September, but none of the full-length novels quite made it to that all-important five-star mark to earn Book of the Month status from me. I did, however, read three novellas that I ended up rating five stars. This made the choice for my favorite a rather difficult one, but since one of the stories is already free, that narrowed it down to only two. I finally settled on the third novella in a trio of connected stories about three half-brothers. In it, our hero spends a wild night in Vegas and wakes up the next morning beside a naked showgirl he doesn’t remember. Not wanting to deal with the awkwardness, he sneaks out before she awakens, only to have her hunt him down in Mexico weeks later, saying that they’re married and she wants a quickie divorce. But when he finds out all this new information, he’s not about to give up so easily this time.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Lucy Monroe