November 2016 Book of the Month & Giveaway

January 16, 2017 12:48 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Between the busyness of the holiday season and the mad last-month dash to get my newest book ready for publication, I fell behind on my blogging. In order to catch up, that means that I’ll be bringing you two Book of the Month giveaways this month, one for November and one for December.

My favorite read for November was the second book in a wildly popular erotic romance series. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that earlier last year, I absolutely fell in love with book #1 of the series and couldn’t wait to continue. To draw out the fun, I managed to wait two months before picking up book #2 and ended up loving it every bit as much as the first, maybe even more. I’ve found these books to be deeply romantic and emotionally complex in ways that many other romances aren’t. The characterizations are extremely well done, exhibiting depth and complexity as well. The hero and heroine each go through a fair bit of growth in this book, learning to compromise with each other in their relationship, while also dealing with some very stressful situations caused by external factors. Yet they always come out stronger as a couple in the end.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: E. L. James


It's Butterfly Serenade Release Day!

January 15, 2017 03:12 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade Book Cover

Butterfly Serenade is finally here. I'm so happy to announce that the eBook was released today. It's still on sale for the bargain price of only $0.99 at all major eBook retailers. Many thanks to everyone who pre-ordered it as well.

Kindle | Nook | iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

If you prefer print, I promise it's coming. I ran into a few technical glitches that delayed me getting it uploaded until yesterday evening. I'm presently just waiting for Createspace to complete their review to make sure everything is as it should be, after which I'll approve the proof. It should be available for sale within the next day or so.

 

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Categories: News

Tags: Bargain eBooks, Butterfly Serenade, Free eBooks


Free ARC of Butterfly Serenade

January 11, 2017 12:19 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade Book Cover

I'm really excited to announce that my upcoming book, Butterfly Serenade is now available at NetGalley. That means for a limited time you can download a free ARC (Advance Reader Copy) in exchange for an honest review.

Want to read the book, but don't like writing reviews? Well, you can still pre-order a copy for only $0.99 at any major book retailer. But hurry, this price will only last for a limited time after release day.

Kindle | Nook | iTunes |

Kobo | Smashwords

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Categories: News

Tags: Butterfly Serenade, Free eBooks, NetGalley


Romance Novel Convention Swag Bag Giveaway #4

November 20, 2016 02:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Last month I promised readers of my newsletter yet another Romance Novel Convention swag bag giveaway. I have two more of these bags to give away. Since the contents of each bag is a little different, I’m giving them away separately over the next few months. These bags aren’t quite as full as the first two I offered, but there’s still a nice selection of swag in them.

The lucky winner will receive this great RNCon prize package:

  • RNCon 2015 Swag Bag – This one isn’t signed, but it does have fourteen lovely full-color romance novel covers along with the RNCon logo on both sides. Each side depicts different covers, so that’s 28 unique covers in all.

  • Smashwords/Romance Authors 4GB flash drive loaded with 200 free ebooks.

  • Lots of collectible bookmarks, postcards, rack cards, trading cards and more, a few of which have been signed by the authors.

  • A magnet, a pen, notepads, an air freshener, health & beauty items, candies (including some naughty erotic ones ;-)), key chains, a bracelet, and lots more goodies.

  • PLUS An eBook copy of your choice of one of my books, either His Heart’s Desire or Heart of the Season.

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Categories: Giveaways

Tags: Romance Novel Convention


October 2016 Book of the Month & Giveaway

November 19, 2016 02:48 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

My October Book of the Month is the second book in a paranormal romance series that I unintentionally ended up putting on the back burner four years ago, even after reading and enjoying the first of the series. It’s set in a unique world that centers around a demon hospital called Underworld General. The mythology of the series is among some of the most detailed I’ve read in paranormal romance with many different breeds of demons and other supernatural creatures that span the full spectrum on the genre. The action and adventure keep things fast-paced and exciting, making this a world that I very much enjoyed inhabiting.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Larissa Ione


His Heart’s Desire Audiobook Release Day

November 4, 2016 06:58 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire Audiobook Cover

Purchase Audiobook
Amazon | Audible

I made the announcement in a recent newsletter that my very first novel, His Heart’s Desire, was in production to become an audiobook. I'm excited to announce that it's finally here! Yay!

It's read by the talented Melissa Sternenberg who did a wonderful job of bringing my story to life.

Currently it's only available on Audible and Amazon, but it will be coming to iTunes within the next few days as well. If you enjoy audio books, I hope you'll take a look. If you're new to Audible, you can get His Heart's Desire for free with an Audible 30-Day free trial. Just click though to either Audible or Amazon for more details.

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Categories: News

Tags: His Heart's Desire


My Introduction to Romance Novels

October 11, 2016 02:52 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

An integral part of my journey to becoming a romance author was my introduction to the romance genre. Throughout my life, even as a child, I was always drawn to fairy tales and other romanticized stories. When it came to movies, many of my favorites were Disney classics like Snow White and Cinderella. And no matter what medium the story came in, the part I liked the best was when characters fell in love and (hopefully) lived happily ever after. So I guess it’s no surprise that when presented with my first romance novels, I eagerly devoured them and immediately begged for more.

The first romances I recall reading were in high school when I was probably about fifteen or sixteen years old. I went to a small, private Christian school that was primarily self-taught. They didn’t have much of a library to speak of, but they did have a bookshelf in the main classroom with a few titles on it. We were welcome to borrow books from it if we finished our classwork. I was a bit of an overachiever and nearly always finished my work before the end of the day, so out came the books with which I happily immersed my imagination for the remainder of my time at school.

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Categories: Slices of Life, Writing

Tags: Barbara Cartland, Janette Oke, Julie Garwood, June Masters Bacher, Little House on the Prairie, Outlander


September 2016 Book of the Month & Giveaway #2

October 9, 2016 05:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I had two five-star reads in September, and OMG, what reads they were! Normally when I have multiple five-star reads, one stands out a little above the other, so I would choose that one to highlight and give away. But this month, I simply couldn’t. Each of my favorite reads couldn’t be more different from one another if they tried, but each touched me in a deep and indelible way that I couldn’t ignore. That’s probably why I couldn’t make up my mind between them. That’s great news for you, my readers, though, because my indecision means you get a chance to win two incredible books this month.

My second choice is a wildly popular erotic romance novel that has been controversial to say the least. For this reason and a few others, I went into reading it a bit wary, but within a few chapters, it had already sucked me. I kept waiting for something to happen that would make me change my mind, but it never did. It just kept getting better and better for me. It took me on an emotional roller coaster ride, and when it was over, I didn’t want it to stop. So I’m incredibly pleased that there are more installments to come, and I can’t wait to read them.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: E. L. James


September 2016 Book of the Month & Giveaway #1

October 9, 2016 04:33 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I had two five-star reads in September, and OMG, what reads they were! Normally when I have multiple five-star reads, one stands out a little above the other, so I would choose that one to highlight and give away. But this month, I simply couldn’t. Each of my favorite reads couldn’t be more different from one another if they tried, but each touched me in a deep and indelible way that I couldn’t ignore. That’s probably why I couldn’t make up my mind between them. That’s great news for you, my readers, though, because my indecision means you get a chance to win two incredible books this month.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: Barbara Kingsolver


Romance Novel Convention Swag Bag Giveaway #3

October 9, 2016 04:00 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Last month I promised readers of my newsletter another Romance Novel Convention swag bag giveaway. I have three more of these bags to give away. Since the contents of each bag is a little different, I’m giving them away separately over the next three months. These bags aren’t quite as full as the first two I offered, but there’s still a nice selection of swag in them.

The lucky winner will receive this great RNCon prize package:

  • RNCon 2015 Swag Bag – This one isn’t signed, but it does have fourteen lovely full-color romance novel covers along with the RNCon logo on both sides. Each side depicts different covers, so that’s 28 unique covers in all.

  • Lots of collectible bookmarks, postcards, rack cards, trading cards and more, a few of which have been signed by the authors.

  • Magnets, pens, notepads, an air freshener, health & beauty products, candies, key chains, a bracelet, and lots more goodies.

  • PLUS An eBook copy of your choice of one of my books, either His Heart’s Desire or Heart of the Season.

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Categories: Giveaways

Tags: Romance Novel Convention