Banned Books Week 2019

September 15, 2019 03:11 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

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What do all of these books have in common?

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  • Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Categories: Events, Giveaways

Tags: Banned Books Week, Stephenie Meyer


Cat Star Earrings & Mini-Journal + eBook Giveaway

August 18, 2019 04:14 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Cat Star Earrings & Mini-Journal

To celebrate the release of a new story in my Loving Hearts series, this month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty pair of star earrings with black cats, along with a spiral-bound, hardcover mini-journal with an elastic band closure. In addition, the winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my Loving Hearts books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, The Key to Her Heart, or my new novelette, Hearts Ignite in the Desert.

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

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Tags: Heart of the Season, Hearts Ignite in the Desert, His Heart's Desire, The Key to Her Heart


July 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

August 18, 2019 04:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Overall, July was a really good reading month for me. Nearly everything I read rated four stars and up, and I even had two five-star reads. Both of them were so good, they ended up in a virtual tie, making it extremely difficult to choose between them. After a great deal of nail-biting indecision, I finally decided that one edged out the other by a mere hair’s breadth. It’s a paranormal romance that’s part of a long-running series, one that I recently became hooked on. In it, we have a couple who were best friends in childhood, but after she witnessed him tearing her abusive foster father apart in his beast form, she basically ran, leaving him believing she was dead. Now, twenty years later, she’s returned needing his help finding a street kid she’s been working with who’s been kidnapped before he suffers the same brutal fate as several others who’ve been found murdered. Unsure if they can trust one another, they form an uneasy alliance that gradually heats up into a passionate romantic relationship. But meanwhile, she finds herself a target of the killer who wants her to stop investigating the murders.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Nalini Singh


Love Infinity Heart Bracelet Watch + eBook Giveaway

July 14, 2019 03:18 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Love Infinity Heart Watch

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty bracelet watch. It has a white suede leather-type band with an adjustable clasp, and on either side of the watch face there are three charms, the word, “Love,” an infinity knot, and a pair of infinity hearts. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, The Key to Her Heart, 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, The Key to Her Heart


June 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

July 14, 2019 03:08 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

June was a so-so reading month for me. Out of the six books and novellas I read during the month, only half rated four stars or higher, and out of those three, only one received that all-important five-star rating to be in the running for Book of the Month. It’s the companion guide to one of my all-time favorite romance series, one that has been very popular over the years since its publication. I found this to be a very informative book that gives readers all sorts of insights and background that you don’t get merely from reading the novels and which can help to enhance the reading experience.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Stephenie Meyer, Twilight


His Heartís Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway Ė Week 4

June 24, 2019 12:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire and Puppy Love Plaque

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His Heartís Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 3

June 17, 2019 12:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire & Cat Earrings

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The Story Behind the Story: His Heartís Desire

June 16, 2019 05:15 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire Book Cover

Since His Heart’s Desire is my first published novel, the story behind this story is basically my journey to becoming a writer. I’ve always been an avid reader, and as a child, I used to make up stories to entertain myself, but I never really envisioned myself as a writer. I’d always had excellent reading comprehension and grammar skills, but the mechanics of writing are a far different beast than actual storytelling. I just didn’t know if I had a good grasp of the nuts and bolts that were involved in creating an entire novel. Then in 2008, I started my book review website, The Hope Chest Reviews, something I’d been wanting to do for a while. Writing reviews is something I’d tinkered around with before, but then I really got serious about it.

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Categories: The Story Behind the Story, Writing

Tags: His Heart's Desire


Black Lace Butterfly Choker + eBook Giveaway

June 15, 2019 03:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Lace Butterfly Choker

This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty black lace butterfly choker with black bead accents. This delicate necklace will be a lovely fashion accessory for your wardrobe. In addition, the winner will also receive an eBook copy of my book Butterfly Serenade.

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

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Tags: Butterfly Serenade


May 2019 Book of the Month Giveaway

June 14, 2019 10:39 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

My May reading was kind of hit and miss. Most of what I read was quite good, but there were a couple of “meh” stories, too, and only one that I ended up rating five stars. Since that’s my main requirement for a book to be featured as my Book of the Month, my choice this time was easy. :-) It’s a historical romance by a favorite author of mine who I’ve showcased before, and it’s part of a series -- that, thus far, has been a clean sweep of perfection -- about four friends who form a book club, reading popular and sometime salacious stories. The ladies book choices always parallel events in the story, and in this one, they’re reading a fictional ghost story that mirrors the mystery of a ghostly intruder who is robbing and murdering aristocratic women. Our heroine who has a major crush on our hero, who is a Bow Street Runner, concocts a story about hearing a ghost outside her bedroom window, leading to her father hiring him to protect her. But soon the threat turns real, placing her life in imminent danger, while this couple fall madly in love and must buck society’s rules to be together. It’s a sweet, emotional, and lightly mysterious story that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Jacquie D'Alessandro