Friday Funnies

June 27, 2014 11:56 AM Posted by juliannadouglas

Today's Friday Funny combines two of my favorite things, cats and hot guys. Umm... is it a cat shifter? Or an unearthy mutant? You decide...


Categories: Friday Funnies

Tags: Cats

Hump Day Hunks - Hugh Jackman

June 25, 2014 03:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

We romance authors often rely on the gorgeous men in the world to not only grace our novel covers, but sometimes also as inspiration for writing our hunky romance heroes. In this column, I'll be celebrating male beauty in all its many and varied forms. My first pick for the award of Hump Day Hunk is a not to surprising choice and one that sure to be a crowd-pleaser. He's loved by millions of women (and men -- come on, admit it guys, there's some bromance going on too ;-)) all over the world for his rugged good looks, stunning physique, and amazing acting ability. He's also reportedly a real romantic and adoring husband (I totally envy his wife in more ways than one), not to mention a devoted father to their two children. Swoon! What more could a girl ask for? So without further ado, here for your viewing pleasure is this week's Hump Day Hunk. Enjoy!


Categories: Hump Day Hunks

Tags: Hugh Jackman

TV Tuesday -- The Science of Sex Appeal (How It Relates to Writing Romance)

June 24, 2014 05:39 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

There were several shows I watched this week that tempted me to write about them, but none more so than the Discovery channel documentary that I viewed on Netflix called, The Science of Sex Appeal. As I mention in my bio, another of my hobbies is feeding my insatiable thirst for knowledge, and this particular show did that while also appealing to the romantic in me. I was quite fascinated by the information presented in this show, but I'll start by prefacing that it focuses only on heterosexual relationships and the biological responses that drive us to seek mates. That said, I still found it very intriguing how our bodies and our brains are constantly making calculations about the opposite sex of which we are mostly unaware.


Categories: TV Tuesday, Writing

Tags: Attraction, Discovery Channel, Romance, Sex Appeal

Friday Funnies

June 20, 2014 06:36 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Here's a fun picture to put a smile on your face to start the weekend. Since I talked about my love for Firefly on Tuesday, I couldn't resist making this my first Friday Funny. Gotta love Kaylee Frye, and her adoration of strawberries. This shot comes from "Shindig" my all-time favorite Firefly episode. Apologies to my non-Browncoat readers if you don't get it, but like I said before, what are you waiting for? Give it a try.


Categories: Friday Funnies

Tags: Firefly, Kaylee Frye

Bargain Book Thursday 6-19-2014

June 19, 2014 02:26 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I freely admit that I'm totally addicted to books, especially bargain books. I'm a very frugal shopper who's on a budget, so all the free and $0.99 eBooks are really appealing to me. I'm always on the prowl for a deal. Knowing that there are many other readers like me, I've decided to share some of my interesting-looking, bargain book finds from the past week to help kick-start your weekend reading. Happy Reading! I hope some of these book interest you, my dear readers, as much as they did me.

First up, AllRomance eBooks is kicking off summer with their big #ARe Blast Summer Sale. It's a one-day only promotion, Saturday, 6/21/14, with hundreds of books on sale. Just go to the AllRomance site and search for the tag #AReBlast. My own book, His Heart's Desire is still on sale for only $0.99. That's 75% off the regular price. If your prefer another eBook retailer, it's also available for the same low price at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iTunes and Smashwords.


Categories: Bargain Book Thursday

Tags: Bargain eBooks, Free eBooks

TV Tuesday -- Firefly

June 17, 2014 03:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Another wonderful storytelling medium and one of my other big hobbies is television. Once I find shows and characters I like, I just can't get enough of them. I probably watch way too many TV shows, which is why, much like with movies, I'm rarely up to date on any of them. With the popularity and availability of TV on DVD and Netflix, I also enjoy rewatching old favorites and discovering new-to-me shows as well. My apologies in advance for potentially discussing a particular show or episode my readers may have watched a long time ago, but if I tried to stay up to date on all the shows I love, I'd never have time for writing. Not to mention, perhaps I can stir up some fond memories for you or help you discover a show you've never seen before (in the event that might be the case, I'll try not to be too spoilerish).


Categories: TV Tuesday

Tags: Browncoats, Firefly, Inara Serra, Jayne Cobb, Joss Whedon, Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity

Movie Monday -- X-Men & World War Z

June 16, 2014 01:47 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I love a good story, but stories don't always have to come in the form of books. If you've read my bio, you know that one of my hobbies is watching movies. I usually watch at least one movie per week, but I'm not much for going out to the theater to see new releases. I typically wait for them to come out on DVD or Netflix. I'm also always on the prowl for older movies I might have missed. With that being the case, my musings in this column might not be the most up to date, but since I'm sure there are others out there like myself, I figure my comments are still relevant.


Categories: Movie Monday

Tags: Brad Pitt, Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, World War Z, X-Men

Book Launch for His Heart's Desire Only $0.99

June 3, 2014 03:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I'm very excited to announce the launch of my debut contemporary romance novel, His Heart's Desire.The official release date is is today Tues., 6/3/14, although it's been available on Amazon in both print and Kindle since last Fri. His Heart's Desire is currently on sale through 7/31/14 for the introductory price of only $0.99 in eBook. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will benefit the Best Friends Animal Society. For more information about the book and where to purcahse it, visit my His Heart's Desire book page.


Categories: News

Tags: Best Friends Animal Society, Book Release, His Heart's Desire, On Sale