Heart of the Season Signed Print Book Giveaway

September 11, 2015 07:18 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

From now through September 30, 2015, I'm running a giveaway on GoodReads for three signed print copies of Heart of the Season. Just click on the widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Heart of the Season by Julianna Douglas

Heart of the Season

by Julianna Douglas

Giveaway ends September 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 
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2015 Romance Novel Convention Swag Bag Giveaway

August 26, 2015 06:30 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Since attending the 2015 Romance Novel Convention about a month and a half ago, I've brought you a 5-day series on my adventures there, as well as interviews with three of our RNCasanovas, Zack Williams, Paul Gunn, and Orestis Papapetrou. If you haven't read the interviews yet, be sure to check them out. All of these guys are awesome people who, IMHO, definitely deserve lots of love and attention from my fellow romance readers and writers.:-) Now as promised, I'm bringing you a huge RNCon prize package giveaway.

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July 2015 Book of the Month & Giveaway

August 24, 2015 06:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

My favorite five-star read for the month of July is the fifth novel in a long-running, epic historical fiction series that is filled with romance, adventure, mystery, Scottish Highlanders, details of life in Colonial America, and a touch of science-fiction in its time travel element. Yes, I'm talking about the amazing Outlander series. I just can't get enough of my most beloved romantic hero, Jamie Fraser, and the love of his life, Claire. These two have captured my imagination in a way that few character's do, and I would literally read anything the author chooses to write about them. In the more than two decades since I started reading this series, no one else has been able to supplant them as my favorite romantic couple. Theirs is a love worthy of legendary status. In this volume, though, their daughter, Brianna, and her now husband, Roger, are front and center as well, afforded nearly as many scenes as Jamie and Claire. While theirs perhaps isn't quite as compelling of a romance as Jamie and Claire's, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading about them. The narrative of this book seems to ebb and flow between more exciting scenes and quieter moments, but in spite of the slower parts, I still found myself eager for the next book when this one ended. That's why I'm naming Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross as my July Book of the Month. If you enjoy historical fiction, historical romance, or time travel stories, and haven't read this wonderful book yet, you should definitely give it a try. Keep reading to learn how you can win a copy for your own library.

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Hump Day Hunks -- Orestis Papapetrou

August 12, 2015 03:40 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Orestis Papapetrou

As with my previous two nominees for this title, I had the privilege of meeting today's Hump Day Hunk at the Romance Novel Convention at the end of July, where he was one of the RNCasanovas. I actually didn't officially meet him until Day 4 of the conference. Even then, we were both so busy, we only got the chance to interact briefly a couple of times. Somehow, at the earlier events, he always seemed to be on the opposite side of the room from where I was, so I didn't get to know him quite as well as some of the other guys. However, I did hear a number of comments from other ladies in attendance, and I can say that he was a fan favorite with many of them.:-) He only moved to the U. S. about six months ago to pursue his modeling career, and he also works as a personal trainer. He's originally from Cyprus, so he has that Greek Adonis look going on.

At the photo shoot on Sunday, though, he looked equally comfortable in the roles of cowboy and cop, so I would say he's pretty versatile and could easily take on the guise of your favorite romance novel hero.:-) So without further ado, let me introduce this week's Hump Day Hunk, Orestis Papapetrou. Orestis graciously agreed to an interview with me, so I hope you enjoy!

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Hump Day Hunks -- Paul Gunn

August 5, 2015 06:27 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Paul Gunn

I had the privilege of meeting today's Hump Day Hunk at the Romance Novel Convention a little over a month ago, where he was one of the RNCasanovas. If memory serves, he was the first one of the guys with whom I had the opportunity to interact at the Kick-Off Party when he stopped by the table where I was (momentarily) sitting alone, while my friend JossiLynn went to get a drink. When she returned, we both enjoyed conversing with him. The next night at the costume ball, when he saw me in costume, he said he should have dressed as Khal Drogo to match me, and I think he would have been great in that role. He's a bubbly, outgoing charmer, who seems like he's always up for almost anything. He has a smile and the type of personality that lights up a room, and he's very good at improvisation.

In addition to modeling, he has worked as a singer, dancer (including Chippendale's), actor, stuntman, emcee/host, and voice-over artist. It's too bad that voices can't translate to text, because he definitely has one of those memorable voices that is perfect for hosting and voice work. (You can check out some of his videos at his website if you want to hear for yourself). He strikes me as a very zen and all-around fun guy. That's why I'm naming Paul Gunn this week's Hump Day Hunk. Paul graciously agreed to an interview with me, so I hope you enjoy!

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Christmas in July -- Heart of the Season Release Day Take 2

July 30, 2015 03:01 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Woo-hoo! After dealing with a couple of days of various glitches, I'm thrilled to say that Heart of the Season is now finally available at all major online book retailers, including Amazon, where you can purchase it in either Kindle or print. Happy reading! I hope you all enjoy it!

Cover Blurb

With a little help and a holiday miracle, can a determined animal rescue worker find and save a missing dog in time to give a wounded warrior the Christmas he desperately longs for?

Heart of the Season Book Cover

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Hump Day Hunks -- Zack Williams

July 29, 2015 02:28 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Zack  Williams

Photo Courtesy: Frick Photo

I had the privilege of meeting today's Hump Day Hunk at the Romance Novel Convention a couple of weeks ago, where he was one of the RNCasanovas. My friend Jossilyn and I had the opportunity to interact with him at a couple of the evening events, and I really enjoyed our time with him. He's the type of person who is good at listening and conversing but definitely not dominating the discussion, which is perfect for an introvert like me. He also treated me to a memorable dance at the costume ball and was incredibly patient with my two left feet.:-) His youthful exuberance and sense of adventure is infectious, and I found him to be very sweet, charming, and outgoing. I think it would be hard to hang out with him and not have a lot of fun. That's why I'm naming Zack Williams this week's Hump Day Hunk. Zack graciously agreed to an interview with me, so I hope you enjoy!

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Christmas in July -- Heart of the Season Release Day

July 27, 2015 06:11 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Heart of the Season Book Cover

Well, it's finally here! It's Heart of the Season release day – everywhere except Amazon.:-( For any of my readers who were eagerly awaiting it there, I apologize for the delay. As they often do, things occurred that were outside my control. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, my cover designer was unexpectedly out of town, and I had to wait for her return to get the final adjustments done on my print cover. Since Createspace does my Kindle conversion, I couldn't get that started either without it.

My designer, Jaycee Delorenzo, is totally awesome though. As soon as she'd landed back in Arizona and had a little time to rest and catch her breath, she had the cover to me lickety-split.

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Christmas in July -- Heart of the Season Quote #6

July 26, 2015 04:55 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Well, tomorrow's the big day. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Heart of the Season will be available at all major online book retailers. At the moment, all is calm with nothing new to report. So the final teaser quote is a sweet and sexy one from Jeannie.

I've wanted you since the day I opened your first email. I took one look at that picture of you and thought I might spontaneously combust.”

Heart of the Season Book Cover

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Christmas in July -- Heart of the Season Quote #5

July 25, 2015 06:55 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Heart of the Season Book Cover

Just two days now until the Heart of the Season release date. The eBook is now available on AllRomance for pre-order. Today's teaser quote is a romantic one from Zach.

You weren't just touching my body. You touched me in places I didn't know I could feel anymore. You made me feel like a super-hero.”

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