#Giveaway Day 11: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 25th, 2019 by in Blog, BookMas, Giveaway / 129 comments

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On the 11th Day of #Bookmas…


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In the spotlight today…

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Here is a list of HQN’s  Holiday Titles: 

A GIVING HEART by Toni Blake
Lila Sloan is housesitting for her sister, Meg, who owns an inn on Summer Island–it seemed like the perfect getaway. Now, Lila wonders why she ever thought spending Christmas alone on an isolated island was a good idea. To make matters worse, local real estate developer Beck Grainger is trying to cut down the beautiful trees that line Meg’s property. Lila can’t let this happen; Meg will never forgive her.
Beck can understand Lila’s anger—sort of. The trees are on the neighboring property, not Meg’s, and the land was zoned for residential use months ago. His plans were no secret. He dislikes being at odds with his friend’s sister, though, especially because Lila is appealing in every way: loyal, quick-witted, and completely stunning.
Lila hates that she’s so attracted to Beck, who seems like a genuinely good man, despite his tree-murdering tendencies. And their chemistry is off the charts. She just wishes he’d let this development go. As Summer Island counts down to a snowy Christmas, Lila and Beck will have to strike a compromise that seems impossible for them both—or risk losing the best thing either of them has ever had.
Sarah Morgan’s fourth trade title follows the White family as they embark on their most intense family Christmas yet. Long-kept secrets and tensions bubble to the surface against the backdrop of youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind winter wedding. Funny, heart-warming, relatable and romantic, this is Sarah Morgan at her festive best!
In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family are gathering for a winter wedding. Their much-loved younger daughter Rosie is getting married to her childhood sweetheart Dan, but as guest start to arrive emotions are running high.
First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Tom. They are here to celebrate their daughter’s wedding and are hiding the fact that they have been living apart for the past three months. They have agreed to divorce, but plan not to say anything until after the wedding. The last thing they need is to be trapped together in a winter wonderland.
Rosie’s older sister Katie is also dreading this wedding. She’s had some life changing news that she isn’t ready to share. She intends to spend time in the snowy wilderness figuring out her next move in life, but the best man Jordan seems to think it’s part of his role to watch out for her.
Rosie is having second thoughts about getting married but doesn’t know how to tell her family. Everyone is here to celebrate her wedding. The dress has been delivered. The cake is made. How can she tell Dan she doesn’t want to go ahead? With Maggie and Tom faking togetherness, Katie faking civility and Rosie faking being in love, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget.
Holly Gibson has one wish this Christmas season: to find her young niece’s father. And she’s traveled hundreds of miles to the small town of Safe Haven to make that wish come true. But from the moment Holly lays eyes on the mysterious Cash O’Dwyer, he’s nothing like she expected. Strong and kind, he makes her heart beat faster. And suddenly that little secret she’s keeping about her sister stirs up all kinds of guilt…Cash is stunned—and more than a little wary—to discover he’s a father. Having a family of his own was never part of his plan…until sweet baby Penny and her fiercely independent aunt Holly arrive in town. Now he’s finding himself trimming trees and stuffing stockings for three. But Cash can’t shake the ghosts of his own past this holiday season, forcing him to choose between the safe life he loved…and the new family he can’t live without.
Between juggling her two adorable kids, two jobs, and a fixer-upper house, single mom Piper Montgomery is so busy she can hardly see straight. But when rugged biker Logan Taggert strolls into the B&B where she’s working, she can’t help but stare. She’s promised her kids a “perfect” Christmas this year, and a bad boy has no place in those plans…
Once his grandmother is back on her feet, Logan can get back on the road. It’s where he belongs after all, even if his grandmother’s matchmaking book club biddies try to convince him otherwise. But there’s something about beautiful, spitfire Piper that makes him wonder if kids and commitment might be just what he needs after all.
As Christmas draws ever closer, so do Piper and Logan. Could these two opposites find all they want this Christmas is each other?
Sheriff Kace Laramie and his brothers found long-awaited happiness when they moved to Coldwater, Texas, as foster children. But the feel-good story has one bittersweet twist—his brief marriage to local rich girl Jana Parker. When that blew up, Kace vowed never to marry again and has kept Jana mostly off his mind…until she comes back to town, needing his help. Recently divorced for a second time, Jana just wants to create a good life for her young daughter—and keep her mother from marrying Kace’s gold-digging father. Asking him for help may be wrong given their history. But as the stakes—and their chemistry—make the Christmas season sizzle, Jana knows how much more wrong it would be to let a love this magical slip away again…




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129 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 11: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. lynnpallaske

    I love Christmas/Winter romances because the elements and family or lack their of always plays apart and always add tension. Giving Heart sounds really good with alot of tension with the tree issues.

  2. Jeanna Massman

    Stealing Kisses in the Snow sounds great! Piper and Logan are an interesting couple.

    • Lynne Brigman

      All sound like really good read to me. A Wedding to December by Sarah Morgan sounds like a great read. Merry Christmas ❤

  3. Didi

    All the books sound delightful – I have one (by Sarah Morgan) on my tbr already but now need to add the others to my list too!!

  4. Anita H.

    They all sounds like great reads especially Sarah Morgan’s book. I’m a fan of her books and A Wedding In December sounds like another great one with lots of drama!

  5. erahime

    I like Toni Blake’s book the best out of the bunch because it just looks good in my eyes.

  6. Pennie M

    They all sound good but anything by Sarah Morgan always gets read by me!

  7. Mary Preston

    They all sound fabulous, but put Christmas in the title and you get my immediate attention.

  8. Audrey Stewart

    A LOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Lee Tobin McClain. I was born and raised in The Lowcountry. I am still here.

  9. smcmahon19

    I’ve read Sarah Morgan and Toni Blake before so their books stood out to me☘️

  10. carol L

    I’ve only read Toni Blake. I want to read A Low Country Christmas. It’s my kind of read & I liked the excerpt.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

  11. Diana Tidlund

    They all sound good to me because I married at Christmas back in the 90’s and any romance at Christmas is something I always want to read

  12. gemiinii90

    STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW by Jo McNally. Because I love single parent romances and biker heroes. Thank you!

    – Betul

  13. laurieg72

    A GIVING HEART by Toni Blake
    A WEDDING IN DECEMBER by Sarah Morgan
    A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS by Delores Fossen
    A LOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Lee Tobin McClain

    Love Christmas themed books , with romantic, intelligent heroes and smart women who go after what they want and need.


    Several new authors for me.

  14. Kathleen O'Donnell

    I have read A Low County Christmas and A Coldwater Christmas and im hoping to read all of the others.

  15. Kay Garrett

    Always enjoy reading Sarah Morgan’s books so know I would really like to read “A WEDDING IN DECEMBER”. The others are new to me author’s who I would love to get to know through the opportunity to read their books. There are two that stand out to me from the book’s description – “STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW” by Jo McNally and “A LOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS” by Lee Tobin McClain. I love a story where people are fasts judged one way and are actually completely different or where the unexpected is exactly what a person needs.

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.

    May you have the merriest of Christmas’ and the happiest of new years!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  16. Jennifer Shiflett

    A Low Country Christmas grabbed my attention, because I love surprise dad books.

  17. Pamela Conway

    Toni Blake’s book sounds good but so do the others. Haven’t read any of the authors yet.

  18. John Smith

    “Leave a comment with your thoughts on the books spotlighted here, tell us which one(s) grabbed your attention & why?” “A Wedding In December” does sound like Sarah Morgan at her festive best!

  19. Joanne B

    They all sound good, but Stealing Kisses in the Snow really caught my attention. Can’t wait to read more about Piper and Logan. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Tammy V

    Stealing Kisses in the Snow. Want to see the matchmaking book club biddies in action

  21. JenM

    A Wedding in December and Stealing kisses in the Snow both sound really good to me. I’ve read and enjoyed books by both of those authors before.

  22. Angel Hollmeyer Crum

    Love Sarah Morgan’s book, the others are new to me, but Low Country sounds like a good one

  23. Juli Huber Hall

    STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW by Jo McNally looks good because I love single parent and Bikers so to have both in one book it must be good

  24. SusieQ

    A Low Country Christmas looks interesting. Love the surprise daddy angle.

  25. Pammie R.

    The first one, A Giving Heart, grabbed my attention the most until I got to the last two. I have the last two on my reading list already!

  26. Trudy Dowling

    They all sound lovely but I would really like to read A Giving Heart and A Wedding in December.

  27. Dianne Casey

    They all sound like great holiday books. I would really like to read A Low Country Christmas.

  28. Natalija

    A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS by Delores Fossen because I love books about ex spouses.

  29. April Star Dewitt

    Coldwater Christmas and Stealing Kisses in the snow. I enjoyed reading the little preview, they both held my attention. I am curious what happens next.


    Stealing Kisses in the Snow sounds great! The biker and the book club biddies caught my attention. Will have to check it out.

  31. Kathleen Bylsma

    As much as I love Sarah Morgan, I’m opting for “A Low Country Christmas”…I love this trope and it’s a new to me author getting rave reviews

  32. Marsha Bachmeier

    Low Country Christmas and Stealing Kisses in the Snow. Low Country, because I love them single dad romances (even if the dad in this story didn’t know he was one.) And Stealing Kisses, because ya gotta love the bad boys who get domesticated! 😉

  33. Timitra

    A Wedding In December because of the wedding theme mixed with secrets, thank you!

  34. Shannon Capelle

    A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan its been on my want to read list for awhile, love her books!!

  35. Glenda M

    They all sound great! I read an excerpt awhile back from STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW and really enjoyed it!

  36. rachbrown2015

    I’ve read A Wedding in December. I love Sarah Morgan’s books! Stealing Kisses in the Snow by Jo McNally caught my attention. I love opposites attract stories.

  37. _Sandra_

    Looove winter/Christmas-y romances, so they all sound pretty great. Especially Stealing Kisses in the Snow by Jo McNally, got me at biker dude.
    Thank you for the chance!!

  38. Kory

    Two books grabbed my attention. Stealing kisses in the snow by Jo McNally, because I like single mom romances. And A wedding in Decemeber by Sarah Morgan, because it sounds like a unique story with a lot of secrets and tentions.

  39. Jean White

    A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan is on my tbr to continue the family series. Love the other books.

  40. BookLady

    What a great selection of Christmas books! A Giving Heart and Stealing Kisses in the Snow caught my attention.

  41. erinf1

    I just picked up A WEDDING IN DECEMBER by Sarah Morgan since it was on sale and i’m excited to read it 🙂 thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  42. irishpax

    Stealing Kisses actually caught my attention, plot line and honestly my brain went to Gilmore a little here which I loved….

  43. Jennifer Beyer

    I love the title Stealing Kisses In The Snow and I like the book description.

  44. Courtney Kinder

    A Coldwater Christmas by Delores Fossen sounds great because I love her books.

  45. davisbk121

    All the books sound great, and I was pleasantly surprised that they are all on Audible. I like to read book series in order, so I purchased a few of the first in the series. And, I added all the rest to my wish list.

  46. Rebecca E.

    I’d love to read A Low Country Christmas or Stealing Kisses in the Snow. They sound wonderful!

  47. bunnyclem

    All of these sound great! I’m really looking forward to reading Stealing Kisses in the Snow! ❤

  48. Lilah Chavez

    They all sound really great! But I did see Toni Blake! That looks like a great enemies to lovers story.

  49. Karina Angeles

    A Giving Heart by Toni Blake. Two headstrong people on opposing forces will make a fantastic read. Can’t wait to read how they settle their differences.

  50. Cheryl C.

    A Wedding in December caught my interest because it seems like there is a lot of family drama to get worked out.

  51. Diane Sallans

    A LOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Lee Tobin McClain because I love visiting the area around Charleston!

  52. Sue Galuska

    A WEDDING IN DECEMBER by Sarah Morgan sounds fun and entertaining. Think there will be a lot of drama!

  53. behapx2

    All the books look interesting but Stealing Kisses in the Snow caught my attention – looks like a very interesting story.

  54. Tia

    A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS sounds interesting because I want to see how an ex goes about helping someone he used to be married to.

  55. JOYE

    I have yet to read any of these authors . All of these books sound really interesting and I would love to read them.

  56. Merry

    Low Country Christmas sounds interesting because I love reading about life changing unexpected events. Stealing Kisses in the Snow sounds like a great read with an interesting couple.

  57. dbranigan

    They all actually sound pretty good. I think if I had to choose, I would pick A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS by Delores Fossen. The characters sound like my kind of character.

  58. Jen K

    I love Christmas stories and they all sounded good. But STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW by Jo McNally jumped out at me.

  59. Mood Reader

    A GIVING HEART by Toni Blake & A WEDDING IN DECEMBER by Sarah Morgan! I love both authors so much!!! 🙂

  60. Stacey A Smith

    the A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS by Delores Fossen gets my attentions the most but none of them are my favorite kink of books Paranormal Romance.

  61. Chris Gutowski

    Stealing Kisses in the Snow sounded like it would be my first pick…I think the “rugged biker” got me! Honestly though, all the books sound like they’d be enjoyable reads. These are all new authors to me so I’d probably have to read each one to find which one’s writing style I most enjoy.

  62. Eva Millien

    They are all new to me authors and the books sound great so I am adding them all to my TBR! Thanks for sharing! Here to have a wonderful New Year full of books to read!

  63. Amy R

    STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW by Jo McNally sounds like something I’d like

  64. Cassandra D

    I would say A low country Christmas, because of the little secret that is being kept peaks my interest.

  65. Patricia B.

    A nice selection of holiday season books. First on my list is
    A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS by Delores Fossen.