#Giveaway Day 11: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 25th, 2023 by in Blog, BookMas, Features, Spotlight / 48 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 9th Annual #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 Book community at large.


Thank You for your continued Support, we <3 You!

On the 11th Day of #Bookmas…  We bring you a giveaway from Atria Books

Here’s a sneak peak at some of Atria Books upcoming 2024 Releases:

LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE by Jackie Lau (May 7, 2024)
The Stand-Up Groomsman returns with a charming and clever rom-com about a young woman’s desperate attempts to fend off her meddling mother…only to find that maybe mother does know best.

Mark Chan this. Mark Chan that.

Writer and barista Emily Hung is tired of hearing about the great Mark Chan, the son of her parents’ friends. You’d think he single-handedly stopped climate change and ended child poverty from the way her mother raves about him. But in reality, he’s just a boring, sweater-vest-wearing engineer, and when they’re forced together at Emily’s sister’s wedding, it’s obvious he thinks he’s too good for her.

But now that Emily is her family’s last single daughter, her mother is fixated on getting her married and she has her sights on Mark. There’s only one solution, clearly: convince Mark to be in a fake relationship with her long enough to put an end to her mom’s meddling. He reluctantly agrees.

Unfortunately, lying isn’t enough. Family friends keep popping up at their supposed dates—including a bubble tea shop and cake-decorating class—so they’ll have to spend more time together to make their relationship look real. With each fake date, though, Emily realizes that Mark’s not quite what she assumed and maybe that argyle sweater isn’t so ugly after all…

THE BREAKUP VACATION by Anna Gracia (March 5, 2024)
It’s the summer before senior year of college, and Grace is about to make the worst decision of her life that captures the messiness of your early twenties, while highlighting the necessity of girlfriends at any—and every—age.

How far would you go to win back an ex?

If Grace is being honest, she knows her choices skate past questionable and probably into destructive. But her heart is broken and the guy who broke it—her ex Josh—keeps hinting at a reunion. So when her best friends, Tiff and Camille, suggest they take a girls trip to help her get over her heartache, Grace doesn’t hesitate to recommend Cancún. She just doesn’t mention that Josh also happens to be there.

But juggling her friends, Josh, and the increasing number of lies she’s telling is a lot harder than she expected. And things only get more complicated when she clicks with a hot local guy, Daniel, who turns out to be half Taiwanese too. As the days unfold, Grace starts to think maybe she’ll get away with it. But will her past decisions and her need for closure come back to ruin the relationships that matter most to her?

“Full of true friendship, deep self-discovery, and all the swoons,” (Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love), The Breakup Vacation captures the hilarious chaos of being twenty-one, when love is still new, when adulthood feels so close and yet so far away, and when friends are everything.

Atria Books (AY · tree · uh) fosters an open environment where ideas flourish, bestselling authors soar to new heights, and tomorrow’s finest voices are discovered and nurtured. Since its launch in 2002, Atria has published hundreds of bestsellers including commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative nonfiction, politics and popular culture, science, personal development, and spirituality. Atria is a place where great books come to light. https://www.atriabooks.biz

Giveaway: 1 Winner will receive a Atria Books Prize Pack

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

  • ARC of THE BREAKUP VACATION by Anna Gracia
  • ARC of LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE by Jackie Lau
  • A finished copy of SECOND CHANCES IN NEW PORT STEPHEN by TJ Alexander
  • A finished copy of KISS HER ONCE FOR ME by Alison Cochrun
  • ARC of THE CHRISTMAS APPEAL by Janice Hallett
  • ARC of CLASS by Stephanie Land


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

  1. erahime

    I actually found both the Jackie Lau (I’ve read books by the authors and enjoyed them) and Anna Garcia (the premise sounds great) books intriguing and would definitely want to read them.

  2. Latesha B.

    Both sound like good stories. I am curious to see how they turn out due to having busybody secondary characters.

  3. Mary C

    LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE by Jackie Lau – getting to know someone beyond the hype

  4. Debra Guyette

    The Breakup Vacation sounds good to me but I would be happy with any of the books.

  5. Dana Boersma

    Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie sounds like a fun book. I like the fake relationship books especially when you have nosy friends and family.

  6. Danielle Hammelef

    Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie will be fun to read as I love the fake dating trope.

  7. Glenda M

    They both did and both sound like a lot of fun! I’ve read Jackie Lau and love her books. Anna Garcia is a new to me author.

  8. Susan McClintock

    Love, Lie, and Cherry Pie looks like a fun fake relationship story.

    • Dianne Casey

      They both sound like great books. Really looking forward to reading “Love, Lies and Cherry Pie” really caught my attention.

  9. Linda Herold

    Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie looks like a book that I would enjoy reading!

  10. eawells

    Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie sounds fun to read as I love the fake dating trope.

  11. Mary Preston

    LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE by Jackie Lau – you had me at ‘meddling mother’.

  12. Krissy

    LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE Sounds like something that I would absolutely enjoy!!

  13. Bonnie

    Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie by Jackie Lau sounds like a very amusing book.

  14. Jen K

    Both sound good, but I’m more drawn to LOVE, LIES, AND CHERRY PIE by Jackie Lau only because the characters are a little older than the other story.

  15. Summer

    Love Lies and Cherry Pie, the family aspect, the bubble tea shop and the cake decorating all appeal to me.