January 2018 Book of the Month Giveaway

February 17, 2018 06:27 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I had a number of five-star reads in January, but the one that stood out the most was the latest release from one of my all-time favorite authors, whose books I’ve shared again and again. In this particular book, we get not one but two love stories complete with two very sweet and passionate HEAs. One features two relatively new characters, who we’ve only known for a couple of books, while the second pairs a character who’s been around a while in this world with someone who is brand new. I ended up loving both couples and thought they were amazing together, and I hope you do, too.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: J. R. Ward


Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 4

January 24, 2018 12:24 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade & Butterfly Watch

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Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 3

January 17, 2018 03:36 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade & Butterfly Necklace

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2017 Best of the Year & Choose Your Own Giveaway

January 15, 2018 04:22 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Long before becoming a writer I was an avid reader, 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 followed the annual tradition of posting my Best of the Year list to highlight all the very best books I read the previous year. Once again, I have an eclectic group of books from a wide variety of genres.

Lady Sophia's Lover Book Cover

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


December 2017 Book of the Month Giveaway

January 13, 2018 03:34 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I only had one five-star read in December. It was an older romance and something of a hidden gem of the genre. It was my first Amish romance, but it isn’t your typical Amish romance. It contains some mild sensuality, mild language, and mature themes such as infidelity and domestic abuse, which may bother some readers of this usually squeaky clean sub-genre. Obviously none of that offended me, because it ended up being a great read that I highly recommend to anyone who wouldn’t be.

Jacob had been best friends with Rachel since childhood, and by their teen years, he’d fallen in love with her. But when he was at his most vulnerable point, following the death of his mother, his brother, Simon, made claims that Rachel was in love with Simon and had agreed to marry him. Devastated, Jacob renounced his Amish heritage and went out into the “English” world. He tried a few different things, but nothing seemed to be a good fit. Then he chanced to discover that a brief affair with an “English” woman had resulted in twins whose mother had died in childbirth. Jacob wants to be a good father to his children, but the only way he knows to raise them is the Amish way, so he humbles himself and returns to his former community even though he knows it will be torturous to see Rachel with his brother every day. Knowing his little ones need a mother figure in their lives, he asks Rachel to look after them. Then Jacob discovers that Simon has been abusing her for their entire marriage and takes steps to prevent his brother from ever hurting her again. He also offers his comfort to Rachel which leads to an unintended night of passion and unexpected consequences. Jacob is a total sweetheart, a kind, gentle beta hero who I completely fell in love with. He’s a good son, an incredible father, and a tender lover to Rachel. I loved his support for her efforts to publish a newspaper and most of all for his protectiveness toward her. When their affair comes out, he also tries to take full responsibility for what happened and is ready to sacrifice everything to make sure that Rachel and his kids have the future they deserve. I loved Jacob to pieces and he definitely became one of my favorite romance heroes of 2017.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Annette Blair


Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 2

January 10, 2018 03:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade & Butterfly Scarf

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Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 1

January 3, 2018 12:31 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade and Butterfly Magnets

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Beautiful Wildlife Calendar + eBook Giveaway

December 20, 2017 07:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself with two extra 2018 wall calendars. So this month I’m offering two additional giveaways for each of them. The second is from the World Wildlife Fund and features a dozen amazing images of wildlife. If you love animals as much as I do, this 8.5” x 11” 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 or Butterfly Serenade.

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


Sexy Cowboy Calendar + eBook Giveaway

December 20, 2017 07:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself with two extra 2018 wall calendars. So this month I’m offering two additional giveaways for each of them. The first is titled Cowboys: Hot off the Range and features a dozen images of sexy cowboys in their “native environment” from photographer Rob Lang. This 12” x 12” calendar is sure to heat up 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 or Butterfly Serenade.

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

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


November 2017 Book of the Month Giveaway

December 20, 2017 01:27 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

For the month of November, I had only one five-star read. It was actually a re-read of an old favorite from an author I’ve long admired. In fact, when I started reading regularly again ten years ago after a long absence from it, this author was the first one I picked up and this book was among some of the first of hers that I read. Despite being a tad bit frustrated with the heroine, the hero was yummy and the story was an intense, angsty, romantic one that gave me all kinds of feels, just the way I like them. Not to mention, I basically got two romances for the price of one, which made it even better. This is definitely a book that I could read again and again.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Lisa Kleypas