#Giveaway Day 10: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 22nd, 2020 by in Blog, BookMas, BookMas, Features / 73 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 6th Annual Reader Appreciation #BOOKMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!


From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….

HJ’s Bookmas Extravaganza is our annual celebration of YOU, our loyal and engaged readers of Harlequin Junkie blog and the romance community.

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On the 10th Day of #Bookmas…


Kensington Publishing gave to me…a chance to win: (4) Box-O-Books! 


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A sneak peak at 5 Books to Look Forward to in 2021!

On Sale: December 29th 2020 Series: Fairy Godmothers Inc – First in series! Genre: Fantasy Romantic Comedy

If love is the source of all the magic in the universe, and the town of Ever After, Missouri, is the epicenter of enchantment, then the locals are in dire need of a reboot. At least according to resident fairy godmothers Petunia, Jonquil, and Bluebonnet. Their solution? Blow a bit of fairy dust in the direction of those in need of romance. . . . What could possibly go wrong?

Lucky Fujiki’s first name is a cosmic joke. Her luck is so bad, even the number seven steers clear of her. But when her adorable godmothers ask for a favor, Lucky can’t say no—even though she can already feel the bad juju waiting to strike. And her mission is even worse than she imagined: to promote Ever After as a wedding destination by faking a marriage to her first love and long-time ex, Ransom Payne—he of the Embarrassing Incident that neither of them will ever live down . . .

Ransom Payne has spent years building an impressive new reputation for himself, and now his godmothers want him to pretend to wed the one girl he’d like most to forget? Sure, weddings in Ever After could be a huge boon for his chocolate business, but risking more up-close-and-personal time with Lucky? Considering the stakes, it’s a curse he’ll have to bear, at the risk of being humiliated—or perhaps, bewitched . . .
On Sale: January 26th 2021 Series: When in Rome, Book 2 Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Set against the breezy backdrop of coastal Rhode Island, bestselling author Marina Adair’s latest novel asks
whether two of a small town’s biggest hearts can learn to put themselves first—in the name of love . .

As caregiver for her autistic brother, Beckett Hayes knows how meaningful a little extra help can be when life happens. Which is why she runs Consider It Done, a personal concierge service in her small town. Her job also gives her the flexibility to follow her passion, being Rome, Rhode Island’s unofficial special needs advocate, training emotional support companions in her spare time. There’s not much of that, though, and certainly not enough for serious dating. It’s always been family first for Beck. But one unquestionably gorgeous, good-natured man is suddenly a temptation that’s getting tougher to resist . . .

Sixteen years ago, Levi Rhodes was ready to sail off into the sunset—literally. But then his father’s death and his sister’s unexpected pregnancy postponed his sailing scholarship and the adventures he had planned. Running the family marina and bar was the least he could do for his grieving mother. Plus, his niece needed a father-figure. But now that she’s in high school and has her bio-dad in her life, Levi’s wondering if it’s time to get his sea legs under him again. Or he was wondering,
DUCHESS IF YOU DARE by Anabelle Bryant
On Sale: March 30th 2021 Series: Maidens of Mayhem – First in Series! Genre: Historical Regency Romance

From the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the city’s grittiest corners, London has no shortage of wrongs in need of righting—and the Maidens of Mayhem are prepared for the challenge. United by secrecy and sisterhood, these daring woman from all walks of life aim to fight injustice wherever it takes them—even into the arms of unexpected love . . .

Scarlett Wynn’s tragic childhood taught her that life can be cruel to women with little power. So when a local seamstress disappears, Scarlett vows to find out why. Armed with a weapon and her courage, Scarlett scours London for clues—and crosses the unlikely path of Ambrose Cross, the Duke of Aylesford, at an unlikely place: an upscale brothel. The Duke is trying to solve a mystery of his own, and Scarlett is sure they can help each other—if she can resist the attraction that draws them together . . .
As Duke of Aylesford, Ambrose is duty-bound to protect his family name from scandal no matter the cost. But Scarlett’s fearless spirit forces him to look beyond his world of privilege. Scarlett is as intoxicating as she is dangerous, igniting a fire in him like no other. But when the pair learn both mysteries they’re trying to solve are tied to a string of missing women, the tangled scheme they uncover may put their lives, and their growing love, in mortal danger—and lead them to search their hearts like never before . .
ANCHORED HEARTS by Priscilla Oliveras
On Sale: April 27th 2021 Series: Keys to Love, Book 2 Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Award-winning photographer Alejandro Miranda hasn’t been home to Key West in years—not since he left to explore broader horizons with his papi’s warning “never to come back” echoing in his ears. He wouldn’t be heading there now if it wasn’t for an injury requiring months of recuperation. The drama of a prodigal son returning to his familia and their beloved Cuban restaurant is bad enough, but coming home to the island paradise also means coming face to face with the girl he left behind—the one who was supposed to be by his side all along . . .

Anamaría Navarro was shattered when Alejandro took off without her. Traveling the world was their plan, not just his. But after her father’s heart attack, there was no way she could leave—not even for the man she loved. Now ensconced in the family trade as a firefighter and paramedic, with a side hustle as a personal trainer, Anamaría is dismayed that just the sight of Alejandro is enough to rekindle the flame she’s worked years to put out. And as famillia meddling pushes them together, the heat of their attraction only climbs higher. Can they learn to trust again, before the Key West sun sets on their chance at happiness?
On Sale: April 27th 2021 Series: Rogues and Remarkable Women, Book 2 Genre: Historical Regency Romance

Masterminded by the ton’s most clever countess, the secret society The Widow’s Grace helps ill-treated widows regain their reputations, their families, and even find true love again—or perhaps for the very first time . . .

Surviving a shipwreck en route to London from Jamaica was just the start of Jemina St. Maur’s nightmare. Suffering from amnesia, she was separated from anyone who might know her, and imprisoned in Bedlam. She was freed only because barrister Daniel Thackery, Lord Ashbrook, was convinced to betray the one thing he holds dear: the law. Desperate to unearth her true identity, Jemina’s only chance is to purloin dangerous secrets with help from The Widow’s Grace—which means staying steps ahead of the formidable Daniel, no matter how strongly she is drawn to him . . .

Married only by proxy, now widowed by shipwreck, Daniel is determined to protect his little stepdaughter, Hope, from his family’s scandalous reputation. That’s why he has dedicated himself not just to the law, but to remaining as proper, upstanding—and boring—as can be. But the closer he becomes to the mysterious, alluring Jemina, the more Daniel is tempted to break the very rule of law to which he’s devoted his life. And as ruthless adversaries close in, will the truth require him, and Jemina, to sacrifice their one chance at happiness?


Giveaway 1#: ROM-COMS Book Bundle

Winner will receive a Paperback copy of each of the titles noted below:

  • A DUKE, THE LADY, AND A BABY by Vanessa Riley
  • GHOSTING: A LOVE STORY by Tash Skilton
  • ISLAND AFFAIR by Priscilla Oliveras

*Ships to US mailing address.

Giveaway 2#: Historical Box-O-Books

Winner will receive a Paperback copy of each of the titles noted below:

  • FELICE by Kathleen Bittner Roth
  • HEIRESS FOR HIRE by Madeline Hunter
  • EVER BIT A ROGUE by Adrienne Basso

*Ships to US mailing address.

Giveaway 3#: Inspirational Box-O-Books

Winner will receive a Paperback copy of each of the titles noted below:

  • ROMANCING NADINE by Amy Lillard
  • LIGHT SHINES ON PROMISE LODGE by Charlotte Hubbard
  • LIZZIE’S HEART by Susan Lantz Simpson
  • MARYANN’S HOPE by Molly Jebber
  • THURSDAY’S BRIDE by Patrica Johns

*Ships to US mailing address.

Giveaway 4#: Contemporary Box-O-Books

Winner will receive a Paperback copy of each of the titles noted below:

  • SILVER CREEK FIRE by Lindsay McKenna
  • IF THE BOOT FITS by Rebekah Weatherspoon
  • PIVOT by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy, & Rebecca Zanetti
  • BROKEN by Rebecca Zanetti
  • BADGER TO THE BONE by Shelly Laurenston

*Ships to US mailing address.

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BONUS GIVEAWAY: Manuscript Critique (Maximum 50k words; worth $500 USD)

Is your dream to write a romance of your own? Do you want to take your writing to the next level in 2021?

Award-winning Harlequin author and writing coach Jennifer Hayward, whose books have been published in 31 countries and 25 languages, is offering a manuscript critique so you can put your best foot forward in your next submission. (Maximum 50k words; worth $500 USD.

To Enter: 

  • Leave a comment below (Reference Manuscript Critique)  
  • Entrants must have a partial or full manuscript ready to submit by 01/31/2021.

Enter Daily to increase your chance of winning.

One winner will be chosen by author Jennifer Hayward from entries submitted 
between Dec 13 to Dec 31 2020.

Be sure to stop by everyday from Dec 13 to Dec 31 2020 for a chance to win: Box-O-books, Gift Cards, Audio books, Signed book bundles, A Manuscript Critique, Author Swag & more!

73 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 10: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. Leeza Stetson

    These books look like they’ll be so much fun to read. Thank you for the chance.

  2. Audrey Stewart

    Lindsay McKenna, Charlotte Hubbard and Rachel J. Good are on my list of favorite authors. I read everything they write.

  3. Diana Hardt

    All the books sound good but Anchored Hearts caught my attention because of the story of second chance romance.

  4. Jeanna Massman

    I would love to read A Duke, the Lady and a Baby because even the title suggests an interesting plot.

  5. holdenj

    All of them! Fairy Godmothers Inc looks fun–we all need a bit of magic in our lives about now.

  6. Brianne

    A Duke, the Lady and a Baby caught my attention – because its different. location, characters background, little child involved. and it sounds funny 🙂

  7. janinecatmom

    All of the books sound great, but I can’t wait to read Anchored Hearts. I have loved all of Priscilla Oliveras books set in Key West.

  8. lorih824

    All of the authors/ books spotlighted here, today, are new to me authors. The Duchess, if you dare sounds good.

  9. laurieg72

    I like Historical romances a lot:
    Duchess If You Dare, Annabelle Bryant- Regency historical, Maidens of Mayhem fighting injustice

    An Earl, A Girl and a Toddler, Vanessa Riley-The Widow’s Grace helping ill treated widows, a woman with amnesia, a straight laced lawyer widower with a young daughter

    I’ve read and enjoyed Madeline Hunter, Adrienne Basso and Ella Quinn.

    I like Contemporary romances:

    I read many of Kat Martin’s Against series and Lindsay McKenna’s past stories. I would like to read Pivot and Silver Creek Fire.

    RomComs sound fun and enjoyable. I have not read any of the authors listed. Hopeless Romantic, Marina Adair catches my attention. It seems like these two deserve a HEA.

    I read Inspirational romance almost all are new authors for me. I have read Patricia Johns.

  10. Glenda M

    They all sound great! I’ve read and loved books by all the ladies except for Saranna DeWylde, but FAIRY GODMOTHER’S INC is definitely on my wishlist!

  11. Karina Angeles

    Duchess If You Dare! I love a great mystery. Can’t wait to read how disappearances tie together and how Scarlett and Ambrose solve it.

  12. Sue Galuska

    Fairy Godmothers, Inc. sounds fun. Perfect book for right after the holidays.

  13. Pamela Conway

    All sound good but Anchored Heart, Hopeless Romantic & Fairy Godmothers Inc

  14. Texas Book Lover

    They all sound great but Hopeless Romantic grabbed my attention the most!

  15. Angel

    Love the blurb of AN EARL, THE GIRL, AND A TODDLER by Vanessa Riley, it sounds like a romance with a mystery in the middle!

  16. Tammy V.

    All three of the Rom Coms were books I wanted to read. Badger To the Bone Is part of a really funny series.

  17. SusieQ

    All of them sound great. I received an arc of Hopeless Romantic and really enjoyed it. I read the first book by Vanessa Riley, and am looking forward to the next book in the series.

  18. Sandy McMahon

    Fairy Godmothers Inc. caught my attention. Probably because I just watched the movie Godmothered from Disney ☘️

  19. Pammie R.

    I think that Fairy Godmothers Inc would work as a contemporary title if you took out the fantasy.

  20. Pammie R.

    Re: Manuscript Critique

    day 10

    Another day, another entry. The reason I haven’t just hired somebody is there is no money to do that. This year has been sucky all around. 😛

  21. Krysten Mich

    Fairygodmothers Inc has been on my list ever since I saw it. Love the cover and the description seems funny and a good read!

  22. Colleen C.

    I am liking the sound of AN EARL, THE GIRL, AND A TODDLER by Vanessa Riley

  23. Joanne B

    Fairy Godmothers Inc.- I want to see what the Godmothers have in store for Lucky and Ransom.
    Hopeless Romantic- Can’t wait to read the second book of the series and learn more about Rome, Rhode Island.
    Duchess if You Dare- Sounds intriguing with the Maidens of Mayhem. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Scarlett and Ambrose.
    Thanks for the chance.

  24. erinf1

    they all sound fabulous but I’m very interested in an Earl, the girl and a toddler b/c I picked up the first book 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  25. diannekc

    Looking forward to reading “Fairy Godmothers Inc” and “Anchored Hearts “. Great covers and I really enjoyed reading about them. Actually, all of them look amazing.

  26. Joy ISLEY

    I would like to read Vanessa Riley’a book since I like stories set during that time period.

  27. BookLady

    What a great collection of books! Fairy Godmothers, Inc. and Duchess If You Dare caught my attention. The book blurbs were very interesting.

  28. Dianna

    I like ghost stories, so I’m wondering about Ghosting: A Love Story.
    All of these are new authors for me.

  29. Crystal

    The books look interesting, intriguing and makes me want to read and review the books in print format. I don’t have a favorite book yet I want to read and review all the books in print format and the authors here are new to me. All the books grabbed my attention in one way or another mostly because of the blurb and excerpt.
    Hope I Win.

  30. flchen1

    I’ve heard good things about Saranna DeWylde’s, and I cannot wait for Priscilla Oliveras’s Anchored Hearts! Her first in the series, Island Affair, was incredible!

  31. Linda Townsend

    They al sound like wonderful reads. I’d start with Fairy Godmothers Inc. I guess I’m always drawn to a bit of magic.

  32. ELF

    I loved “Fairy Godmothers, Inc.”! It was just what I needed to cheer me up and remind me why I love romance stories! Thanks again for the opportunity to win a Manuscript Critique!

  33. Patricia B.

    You have a nice selection of books today. The two historicals are of most interest to me. Riley’s and Bryant’s books sound like they have the perfect touches of mystery and intrigue. Fairy Godmothers Inc. sounds like fun. Hopeless Romantic is a book I can relate to and one I would likely enjoy. Second chances and how they are handled by everyone is a good story line. Anchored Hearts is along the same lines. For once, all the highlighted books are books are books I would enjoy.
    The Giveaway Boxes I would like most are #4 and #2, but the other two are good selections. , with my liking #3 then #1.
    Thank you for the giveaway. Have a good week.

  34. rkcjmomma

    Looks like a great selection of books today!!! Some of them are on my tbr and wishlist! The Historical and Contemporary prize boxes sound the most interesting to me lots my favorite authors! Merry Christmas and thanks so much for the chance and giveaways!!

  35. Ellen C.

    Fairy Godmothers Inc. looks like a fun read. Hopeless Romantic is written by Marina Adair and enjoy her writing.

  36. Janie McGaugh

    They all look good! I’m particularly attracted to Fairy Godmother’s, Inc., because it sounds fun.

  37. Terrill R.

    While I’m not a PNR reader, I’ve been kind of fascinated and excited for Fairy Godmothers, Inc. It sounds really fun. Duchess if you Dare has a fabulous cover.

  38. Kelly D

    These books look cute. The one that caught my eye is “Hopeless Romantic” because I like the ocean theme on the cover and that it is set in Rhode Island.

  39. mathlady68

    I love the cover of Anchored Hearts and I love Key West so that’s my choice.