August 28, 2014 07:55 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
A little over a month ago, after completing my run-down of the 2014 Romance Novel Convention, I promised my readers some more RNCon themed fun. Well, I've brought you interviews with RNCasanova Kaden James and Mr. Casanova 2014 Weston Bouchér. If you haven't read the interviews yet, be sure to check them out. Both these guys are totally awesome, wonderful people who, IMHO, definitely deserve lots love and attention from my fellow romance readers and writers.:-) Now I'm bringing you a huge RNCon prize package giveaway.
August 27, 2014 05:19 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I had the privilege of meeting today's Hump Day Hunk at the Romance Novel Convention in July, where he was crowned Mr. Casanova 2014. Being a shy introvert, I tend to be a bit awkward and tongue-tied around incredibly attractive men and usually get overlooked by them in return, so one of my favorite memories of this year's RNCon was this guy taking the time to chat with me at the Book Fair. With it being my first author signing, I was a little nervous, so I was surprised to feel completely at ease talking with him. He struck me as a kind, generous, warm-hearted, and truly genuine person. He was a really great sport and totally into his role as an RNCasanova, providing some blush-worthy answers to the naughty questions being asked during the Dating Game portion of the Mr. Casanova Contest.;-) He has multiple creative talents outside of modeling too. He's equally at home behind the camera as in front of it, and is co-owner of a successful photography business with his wife. In addition to that, he's a gifted singer and songwriter, primarily producing original music for use in television, movies, video games, and commercials. Throughout my interactions with him, I've been thoroughly impressed with his creativity, candidness, and sincerity and hope my readers will feel the same, so without further ado, let me introduce this week's Hump Day Hunk, Weston Bouchér. Weston generously agreed to an interview with me, so I hope you enjoy!
August 25, 2014 04:17 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
If you've been following my blog, then you'll know that I chose Debra Anastasia's Poughkeepsie as my first Book of the Month pick a couple of weeks ago. (If you haven't, you can still read my Book of the Month write-up on it and my review of the book.) Well, word of this got back to Debra via social media. As it turns out, she's a generous person who is very supportive of both her fans and her fellow indie authors. After exchanging a few pleasantries online, I was very excited when she agreed to an interview for my blog. Debra also offered to do a giveaway for an eBook set of Poughkeepsie and Return to Poughkeepsie, the first two books in her Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. I hope you enjoy my Q & A with this very talented author. Scroll to the bottom to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
August 18, 2014 05:42 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
This past week, I joined millions of other people around the globe in mourning the loss of legendary comedian Robin Williams. I often hear of the passing of celebrities, including some whose work I've enjoyed, but it's rare that one touches me in such a way that I truly grieve for them. I can honestly and without embarrassment say that I've shed more than a few tears over Robin's death. He had such incredible range as an actor. He could make me laugh like no one else could. He could touch my heart on a deep emotional level. And sometimes, that all happened in the same movie. Here are a few of my personal favorites:
Categories: Movie Monday
Tags: Robin Williams
August 11, 2014 04:14 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Before becoming a writer, I was a reader. Even though I'm very busy with writing now, I still carve out time for reading every day. I've been an avid reader for most of my life, which is probably why I started my own book review site six years ago. When I find a wonderful book that I enjoy, I just love to spread the word about it. I'm always eager to promote my fellow authors who, in my estimation, are doing an excellent job. That's why I've decided to start my own little version of the Book of the Month club here on my blog. Each month, I'm going to choose the best book I read during the previous month, highlight it with a review, and give away a copy to one lucky reader. I've fallen a bit behind on writing, editing, and posting my reviews over the past couple of months, so the first entry in my Book of the Month club is from my June reading and therefore a bit tardy. In future, I hope to stay a little more up to date on this column, but my June pick was simply so awesome, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pass along the recommendation.
August 7, 2014 07:17 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My interesting free book finds from the past week. Hope you find something that catches your fancy too.:-)
A Daughter's Place
by C.J. Carmichael
Categories: Bargain Book Thursday
Tags: Free eBooks
August 5, 2014 01:36 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I'm currently running a giveaway on GoodReads for three signed print copies of His Heart's Desire. Just click on the widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
Tags: His Heart's Desire