November 20, 2018 01:26 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
As 2018 comes to a close, I find myself with several extra 2019 wall calendars. So this month, I’m offering two additional giveaways for each of them. The first is from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and features a dozen adorable images of artwork created by children who’ve received treatment there. This 8” x 10.5” calendar is sure to look beautiful on your wall and brighten your new year. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of any one of my books: His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season, Butterfly Serenade or my brand new one The Key to Her Heart, which will be released by the time this giveaway ends.
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. International entries on this one are OK. Good luck!
If you don’t win this month, be sure to check back next month for two more calendar giveaways.
November 20, 2018 12:32 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I read a number of books in October that I enjoyed, but only one full-length novel made it to five stars. It’s the first book of a brand new series and the latest novel by one of my all-time favorite authors who I seem to keep featuring again and again. That’s because her books are just so darn good, I can’t help myself.:-) She writes about a very famous paranormal Brotherhood, but in this new contemporary series, she’s created a different sort of brotherhood made up of firefighters and other first responders. Anne and Danny, our hero and heroine, who are both firefighters, enjoyed a very steamy one-night stand in the two short prequel novellas, but the heroine had worked too hard to make it to where she was in a man’s world to give that up for a relationship. When this story opens, it’s been about three weeks since that fateful night, and there’s still an unrequited attractions simmering between them. Their station house is called out to fight a warehouse fire, during which Anne becomes trapped and Danny must make a gut-wrenching and life-altering decision in order to free her from the flames. From there we fast-forward ten months to see Anne reinventing herself as an arson investigator, where she’s looking into a string of warehouse fires that may be connected to the last fire she fought and which place her in the cross-hairs of a desperate arsonist.
Tags: J. R. Ward
October 14, 2018 05:49 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
This month for my second giveaway, I’m offering a journal with a blue, white, and gold striped cover, along with a magnet with an image of fairies and butterflies and the Nathaniel Hawthorne verse, “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp… but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” In addition, the winner will also receive an eBook copy of my book Butterfly Serenade.
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Tags: Butterfly Serenade
October 14, 2018 05:40 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I read a lot of good books in September, but none of the full-length novels quite made it to that all-important five-star mark to earn Book of the Month status from me. I did, however, read three novellas that I ended up rating five stars. This made the choice for my favorite a rather difficult one, but since one of the stories is already free, that narrowed it down to only two. I finally settled on the third novella in a trio of connected stories about three half-brothers. In it, our hero spends a wild night in Vegas and wakes up the next morning beside a naked showgirl he doesn’t remember. Not wanting to deal with the awkwardness, he sneaks out before she awakens, only to have her hunt him down in Mexico weeks later, saying that they’re married and she wants a quickie divorce. But when he finds out all this new information, he’s not about to give up so easily this time.
Tags: Lucy Monroe
September 14, 2018 04:43 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Welcome to my annual Banned Books Week celebration! If you haven’t been around for my previous ones and you’re wondering what this is all about, every year the American Library Association hosts this celebration to highlight books that have been challenged or banned and to help raise awareness to combat censorship. As a reader, I enjoy reading all books, including ones that have been banned, and as an author, I’m very much opposed to censoring of book content. That’s why I decided to hold my own little Banned Books Week event on my blog each year in which I’ll share some of my thoughts on the topic and give away one of my favorite banned/challenged books.
September 13, 2018 04:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
This month’s Book of the Month selection is from an author I’ve featured several times before. She’s one of my favorites, and yes, she really is just that good. This particular book is a historical romance and one of her beloved fan-favorites. In it we have a cynical bad boy who has clawed his way up from the bottom to become one of the wealthiest men in England paired with the good girl, country miss who sees the diamond in the rough. Aside from neither of them being from aristocratic stock, they have little in common, but they still fit together like two pieces of a puzzle. I loved how these two came together and fell in love despite the odds and how they adored each other unconditionally, while a jealous, obsessive former paramour of our hero adds a bit of intrigue and suspense. It was simply a great read and one that I definitely recommend.
Tags: Lisa Kleypas
August 19, 2018 02:37 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
This month I have an awesome tote bag from authors Janice Lynn and Lindsey Brookes to give away. It’s a roomy, blue and black bag with white lettering, an extra front pocket, and slots for pens. On the front it says says, “I (Heart) Romance” and on the back it has the author’s names. I’ve filled it with a selection of swag, including a few premium swag items.
In addition to the tote bag, here are some of the things the lucky winner will receive in this swag prize package:
Amazon/ACX/Createspace infuser water bottle
Personal mini-fan, can cozy, luggage tag, key chain, bottle opener.
Pens, notepad, health & beauty items, candies, a bracelet, and more goodies.
Collectible bookmarks, postcards, booklets, and more.
PLUS A signed print copy of your choice of any one of my books, His Heart’s Desire, Heart of the Season or Butterfly Serenade with matching swag.
That's a lot of stuff and it's all going to one lucky winner. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
August 17, 2018 04:58 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
For my Book of the Month choice this month, I have the final book of a contemporary romance series that is one of this author’s earlier works. Both the hero and heroine of this book were introduced in previous books of the series and have close ties to the other characters, but their book stands well on its own. In it, our heroine has decided to take control of her life along with her shares of the family-owned grocery store chain, but she’s going to have to face down her jerk of an older half-brother to make her case. She’ll be doing it over a long holiday weekend at the family estate, which she’s dreading. That’s why she asked a friend to come with her. When he can’t, he suggests another guy she’s had a crush on since meeting him to go in his place. Our hero isn’t too keen on accompanying her either at first, but he’s attracted to her, too, and eventually can’t resist the pull of being near her. So he ends up being her moral support, defender, and lover for the weekend. He would have liked to be a whole lot more if only her brother hadn’t interfered, casting a pall over their burgeoning relationship.
July 14, 2018 03:40 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
This month, for my second giveaway, I’m offering a pretty heart pendant with faux diamond center along with a pair of matching faux diamond earrings. In addition, each winner may also choose an eBook copy of either one of my Loving Hearts books: His Heart’s Desire or Heart of the Season. In case you haven’t read them yet, this will give you a chance to catch up before the third book, The Key to Her Heart comes out later this year.
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but due to the high cost of shipping overseas, if the winner chosen is outside the US, they will receive the eBook prize, along with a $5 Amazon gift card instead of the necklace & earring set. Please note that the gift card will be issued from Amazon.com (the US site), as I am unable to purchase one on any international Amazon sites. It’s my understanding, however, that the card can only be used to purchase items on Amazon.com, and not any other Amazon sites. So please be aware of this limitation before entering.
July 14, 2018 03:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My book of the month selection for June is the sixth volume in a phenomenally successful and widely loved epic romantic series that spans decades and even eras of time given its time travel aspect. This particular book – like all the others in the series – is a very lengthy tome. At nearly a thousand pages in hardcover it’s big enough to use as a doorstop, and it took me over three weeks to read it. (Have I mentioned that I’m a slow reader?) Yet it never felt long at all, and I was still sorry to see it come to an end. With kidnappings, rape, two murder mysteries, other mysteries surrounding a missing slave, missing gold, and the identity of who fathered a young woman’s baby, as well as political intrigue as the War for Independence gets under way, there’s never a dull moment. Not to mention there’s lots of character development for our main characters as well as tons of romantic entanglements, as well as the culmination of a plot point that began two books back. There was just so much going on in this book that I was never bored for even a moment, and I loved every minute (despite it being quite a lot of minutes:-)) that I spent reading it.