August 5, 2016 06:31 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I attended the 2016 Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas about two months ago. Shortly after returning, I told everyone all about my adventures there in a previous blog post, so if you haven't read it yet, you can go catch up. Now as promised, I'm bringing you a huge RNCon prize package giveaway.
Here's what the winner will receive:
RNCon 2016 Swag Bag signed by 28 romance authors, including NYT bestsellers Victoria Alexander, Rebecca York, Angela Knight, Jami Brumfield, Lane Hart, and Melissa Stevens plus RNCover Models Julian Mora and Michael Hendrickson, as well as our host and #1 romance novel cover model, Jimmy Thomas.
Lots of collectible bookmarks, postcards, rack cards and more, a couple of which have been signed by the authors.
Magnets, pens, keychains, notepads, a can cozy, bath & body products, candies (some naughty ones too ;-)), naughty erotic iron-on patches, an audio book on mini-CD, and lots, lots more goodies.
PLUS A signed print copy of your choice of one of my books, either His Heart’s Desire or Heart of the Season with matching swag.
July 5, 2016 03:23 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Yeah, I know. I’m extremely tardy getting this post up. I hope readers will forgive me, but I was crazy busy during the month of May with preparations to attend the Romance Novel Convention at the beginning of June. Since returning, I’ve been struggling to get back into the swing of things.
I actually had several five-star reads in April, but my favorite was the latest release in one of my all-time favorite series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood. It revisits a couple who were front and center way back in the second book of the series and expands upon their HEA, while also continuing the storylines for many other secondary characters of whom we’re bound to see much more in future books. As is typical for this series, there are lots of things going on which made the book very hard to put down.
Tags: J. R. Ward
June 29, 2016 02:42 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I’m one of the authors participating in the huge Romance Author Giveaway being run right now by Love Books, Love Authors. From now through July 5th, you can enter to win a $500 Amazon gift card. Yes, you read that right. One lucky winner will receive that awesome prize, but over fifty more winners will receive a free e-book (or in one case, an audio book) from one of our participating authors. Just click on the graphic below, and you’ll be taken to the Rafflecopter giveaway. To enter, all you need to do is add your email to sign up for all the participating authors’ newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time, but with these amazing authors, why would you want to? Good luck!
Tags: Free eBooks
April 28, 2016 07:42 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My only five-star read in March was an oldie but a goodie. It was the second book written by one of my favorite authors and equally as good as the first. It’s the story of a spoiled princess and the man she’s loved all her life. But despite his reciprocal affection for her and all his successes in life, he can’t shake the feeling that his origins as a street urchin make him unworthy of a woman of royal blood. It was a deeply emotional and romantic read that I could hardly put down.
Tags: Gaelen Foley
April 4, 2016 06:41 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My favorite five-star read from February was a small-town, contemporary, western romance by one of my favorite authors. It has also become my favorite thus far in the series of which it’s a part. It’s filled with tender romance, family drama, and a light mystery that kept me fully engaged, and I was very impressed with how deftly the author juggled a diverse and extensive character palette. It was simply an all-around great read that I really enjoyed.
Tags: Catherine Anderson
March 2, 2016 03:58 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My favorite book from my January reading was quite possibly the sweetest romance I've ever read. It's a tender story filled with human emotions that really tug at the heartstrings. IMHO, it would be a perfect book to turn into a Hallmark Channel movie. It had been quite a while since I'd read a historical romance set on the old west, and this was a great book to reinvigorate my interest in this romance sub-genre.
Tags: Cheryl St. John
February 19, 2016 03:58 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I'm a little late getting this posted, but better late than never. I've put together my 2015 Best of the Year Reading List, and as usual, it's an eclectic group of books. Since I'm such a slow reader and rarely have time to read books when they're released, I compile the list from the books I read during the previous year. This makes for a nicely rounded list of brand new books, mixed with older ones, and a little bit of everything in between. I primarily read romance, but on the occasions that I step away from it, I also read a wide variety of other genres. Therefore, my list has lots of romances along with a little bit of everything else, including fantasy, YA, children's, graphic novels, and non-fiction. I've also nominated books in a variety of categories, including best characters, best lines, and prettiest covers. I hope you'll check out my full list and perhaps find your next great read.
Tags: Best of the Year
January 20, 2016 10:15 AM Posted by juliannadouglas
December was another great reading month for me. I had multiple five-star reads that month, so it was very difficult to pick my favorite. I ended up choosing the hottest, steamiest book I read. It's an erotic romance with not one... not two… but three incredibly sexy heroes. They and our heroine have been best friends since childhood when they met while playing at the border of her parents' property and their amazing foster mother's property. Now that they're adults, all three men are madly in love with her and don't want to make her have to choose between them. They know it's going to take a lot of work and patience, but they've devised a plan in which they'll all share her. The only problem is that after experiencing a mind-blowing night of passion with them a year earlier, she went running scared.
Tags: Maya Banks
January 4, 2016 03:28 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Due to the busy nature of the holidays, I fell behind on my Book of the Month posts, so I'm excited to finally bring you some new reading recommendations. November was an excellent reading month for me. Four out of the five books I read that month ended up receiving five stars from me. That must be some kind of record.:-) I had a hard time deciding which one to highlight as my book of the month, but since my focus as both a reader and a writer is romance, I ultimately decided on the only one that was actually a romance novel. It's the second in a series that isn't quite like anything I've ever read before. It's kind of a family saga, except in this case, the family is a band of three brothers who grew up together in foster care and are unrelated by blood. In their case, though, they couldn't be closer if they were blood brothers. They were all abused, both in their foster home and before by their blood families, so they made a commitment to always look out for one another.
November 18, 2015 06:22 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I had no five-star reads in September, so I'm fast-forwarding to October. My favorite book from that month's reading is a Regency-set historical romance by one of my favorite authors. It features a heroine who, by day, is a mild-mannered widow, teaching young girls the social graces, but by night, she masquerades as the Black Angel, a super-hero style avenger of wrongs perpetrated on women and children, generally by men of the upper classes. She also has a Robin Hood-esque streak in her, robbing from the wealthy to give to the underprivileged. Our hero is a dissolute rake who leads a scandalous life, but his reasons for doing so are sympathetic. He knows he's not a charming gentleman like his best friend, and it pains him that he can't keep a woman – not even one he's paying – around for more than a few months. When our heroine mistakenly unleashes her avenging angel persona on him, thinking he's a terrible person after witnessing his latest mistress leaving in a huff, it's to great comic effect. But when she starts to get to know him on a more personal level as his neighbor, she quickly realizes her faux pas. But making amends without revealing her secret identity is going to be tricky, not to mention, she has a Bow Street Runner on her tail that could prove deadly if she's discovered.
Tags: Liz Carlyle