August 5, 2016 07:27 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My favorite read from July is an oldie (it was first published over 20 years ago) but a goodie. Just like with my June Book of the Month, the hero is a bad boy and the heroine is good girl and his perfect foil. However, this time it’s a contemporary romance that full of the emotion and passion that I love, while still having a suspenseful mystery on the side that’s constantly lurking in the background begging to be solved. The story contained a lot of my favorite romance tropes, like older woman/younger man and opposite sides of the track. The supporting cast was stellar, showing the darker of side of small-town life. Overall, it was yet another perfect read that left me with a smile on my face and a sigh at the end.
Tags: Karen Robards
August 5, 2016 07:03 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My favorite book from my June reading was, once again, the latest book in one of my all-time favorite series. This time, though, it’s a masterfully written historical romance that’s filled with complex characters, especially the hero, as well as dastardly villains of whom the hero can sometimes be one. Because of this, I wasn’t certain if I could come to fall for him in the way I want to every time I read a romance, so I went into the story with a little trepidation about whether he might do nasty things I couldn’t stomach, along with a healthy dose of skepticism as to whether he could be convincingly redeemed. Even though I’m now keenly aware that not all readers agree with me, I, personally, was very pleased with how everything turned out and that I did indeed fall for the hero despite his villainous actions. That for me is the mark of a very, very good author.
Tags: Elizabeth Hoyt
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
June 10, 2016 08:11 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I returned home from Las Vegas a few days ago, my head full of new information, my heart full of love for friends that have become like family, and my mind full of exciting new memories. As with the past three years, the Romance Novel Convention transported me to a fun and magical place that almost has a dreamy quality to it. I can’t quite explain it to anyone who hasn’t attended and experienced it for themselves, but it’s a place that comes alive with it’s own special heart, soul, and energy, so much so that each time, I’ve hated to leave it behind.
This year’s RNC had an intimate quality to it as well. It always has, but this year even more so. I felt like I got a chance to interact with more people and on a little more personal level. Each of the past couple of years at RNC, I was blessed to find a new friend, but this year, it was more about deepening relationships with people I’d previously met and then gotten to know over social media. I also met new people who I hope to get to know better. Each year at RNC, I’ve stepped just a little further outside my deeply introverted comfort zone, and I’ve never been disappointed with where that’s taken me. For anyone who knows me well, that’s a huge deal.
Tags: Anya Kelleye, Captain America, David Nicholl, Jami Brumfield, Jimmy Thomas, Julian Mora, Kelleye Richards, LaVerne Thompson, Linda Rae Sande, Love Between the Covers, Marvel's Agent Carter, Melissa Stevens, Michael Hendrickson, Renee Waring, Romance Novel Convention, Susan Newman, Taabia Dupree, Tara Rose, Victoria Alexander
May 28, 2016 02:44 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
In just three days, I’ll be heading to Las Vegas to attend the 4th Annual Romance Novel Convention. I’ve had so much fun at the last three, I can’t wait to get started. I’ve made many friends there who have become like family to me, and I’m eager to see all of them again. It’ll be a family reunion of sorts.:-) I’m also looking forward to meeting new people, learning great information in the educational classes, and having fun at the evening activities and at the Book Fair on Saturday. I know I’m going to have a great time.
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 23, 2016 03:53 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
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