#Giveaway Day 14: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 28th, 2022 by in Blog, BookMas, Features, Spotlight / 73 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 8th 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 14th Day of #Bookmas…  We bring you a giveaway from Mindy’s Book Studio and Carly Phillips.

We are excited to share some of Mindy’s Book Studio Most Anticipated 2023 Releases:

I’LL STOP THE WORLD by Lauren Thoman (4/1)
Trapped in a dead-end town, Justin Warren has had his life defined by the suspicious deaths of his grandparents. The unsolved crime happened long before Justin was born, but the ripple effects are still felt after thirty-eight years. Justin always knew he wouldn’t have much of a future. He just never imagined that his life might take him backward. In a cosmic twist of fate, Justin’s choices send him crashing into the path of determined optimist Rose Yin. Justin and Rose live in the same town and attend the same school, but have never met―because Rose lives in 1985. Justin won’t be born for another twenty years. And his grandparents are still alive―for now. In a series of events that reverberate through multiple lifetimes, Justin and Rose have a week to get Justin unstuck in time and put each of them in control of their futures―by solving a murder that hasn’t even happened yet.
THE BETTER HALF by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans (6/13)
A “coming of age at any age” novel about a woman who, at 43, is looking forward to the most fabulous part of her life. But an unexpected romance has her questioning who she really is and what really matters most.
Mindy’s Book Studio celebrates emerging and diverse voices, from fresh romantic comedies and poignant coming-of-age stories to suspenseful dramas with unforgettable female protagonists. https://amazonpublishing.amazon.com/mindys-book-studio.html

We are excited to share some of Carly Phillips’ Most Anticipated 2023 Releases:

Series: The Kingston Family #8 | Tropes: Billionaire
He’s a rock star wanted by millions.
She’s a wife willing to fight for their love.

Rock star Dash Kingston is finishing the last leg of his band’s U.S. tour. Exhausted and ready to be home, he can’t wait to see his girl. Time zones, show times, and the demands of his career have made married life harder than expected. Even knowing the rock star life wouldn’t make their relationship easy.

Cassidy Kingston thought she was ready to handle being married to a man idolized by women everywhere. She believes in their love even though the separations when the band is on tour can be torture. But the paparazzi and media don’t make their time apart easier and the gossip headlines hit her harder than they should. She trusts her husband even if she misses him like crazy.

When rumors surface that Dash is seeing someone, what’s a girl to do? Surprise her husband and remind him of what he’s been missing. Except you know what they say about the best laid plans.
Series: Serendipity #1 | Tropes: Billionaire, Opposites Attract, Second Chances, Small Town and Blue Collar
He’s from the wrong side of the tracks. She lived in the house on the hill.
Now their fortunes have reversed…but their long-ago attraction still burns.

From high school golden girl to wife of a high-powered New York attorney, Faith Harrington lived the dream. Until divorce and her father’s imprisonment for fraud left her with almost nothing. Now she’s back in her hometown to redesign her life, and not every face is friendly. Least of all the town rebel, whose memory lingered long after they shared one searing teenage kiss.

Ethan Barron is a bad boy. Was. Was a bad boy. Now a man—a very rich man—he quietly buys the old Harrington mansion to thumb his nose at Serendipity and the people who looked down on him. But until he reconciles with his brothers and builds a life, the victory rings hollow.

Faith had been a rich girl ripe for rebellion, and his shamelessly stolen kiss still burns in his dreams. Only a fool would risk feeding town gossip by asking her to redecorate the house she grew up in. But Ethan never did choose easy. Not when the hard way promises a much sweeter—and hotter—reward.

Note: Serendipity is book one of a previously published series by NYT Bestselling Author Carly Phillips. Contains a tarnished golden girl, a bad boy in search of redemption, a brother whose first order of business is to ticket his big bro’s Jag, and a town that runs on nosiness.
Series: The Kingston Family #9 | Tropes: Billionaire
Carly Phillips’ bestselling Kingston and Dare families merge with the heroes readers have been asking for!

World famous actor Harrison Dare gets his story!
*Though connected by family, all books stand alone.
NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips is the queen of Alpha Heroes, at least according to The Harlequin Junkie Reviewer.. Carly married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her crazy dogs who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram pages. The author of over 75 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters and is now an empty nester. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as her first romance club pick. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. https://www.carlyphillips.com/


Giveaway #1: 1 Winner will receive a Giveaway Prize Pack from Mindy’s Book Studio.

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

  • THE VIBRANT YEARS by Sonali Dev
  • I’LL STOP THE WORLD by Lauren Thoman
  • THE BETTER HALF by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans

Giveaway #2: 1 Winner will receive a Giveaway Prize Pack from Carly Phillips.

  • Nightingale Anthology signed by Carly Phillips
  • A Kindle
  • A Carly Phillips Swag Pack.


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Stop by everyday from Dec 15-31, 2022 for a chance to win some fabulous Giveaways! .


73 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 14: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. Jeanna Massman

    I’m hoping 2023 will be a less stressful year. We had several life changes and are still recovering.

  2. Jeanna Massman

    Several of the books sound interesting but I’m most interested in Serendipity because it sounds like a trope I enjoy and the characters are intriguing.

  3. EC

    You can never go wrong with a Carly Phillips book; she writes fantastic romance books. Also liked the premise of the Lauren Thoman book.

  4. Sonia

    All sound awesome but I’LL STOP THE WORLD by Lauren Thoman caught my attention.

  5. Linda F Herold

    I am a fan of Carly! I have been reading her books for a long time!

  6. Betul E.

    Serendipity caught my attention because I love the opposites attract trope!

  7. Diana Tidlund

    Anything written by Carly Phillips aka Karen Drogin is must read !

  8. Lori R

    The Better Half sounded interesting and of course all of the books by Carly Phillips caught my attention.

  9. Audrey Stewart

    I look forward to anything Carly Phillips releases. She is one of my favorite authors.

  10. Karina Angeles

    I’ll Stop the World! Can’t wait to see if Justin and Rose can stop the murders and change his future.

  11. Crystal

    They all sound like good reads and I like Alpha hero reads, steamy and naughty books and since Carly is a new author to me like the others I’m going with Just One Fling by

  12. Glenda M

    I’ll Stop the World sounds interesting. Most time travel books have a longer distance in time traveled.

  13. eawells

    I love Carly Phillips’ books and thoroughly enjoyed her book Serendipity when it first came out. Looking forward to other books.

  14. susan

    They all sound interesting however Carly Phillips’ billionaires books caught my eye because I do like stories with billionaires as characters.

  15. Dianne Casey

    “I’ll Stop The World” and “Serendipity” both caught my attention. Looking forward to reading both books.

  16. Latesha B.

    All of these stories sound amazing, and I am adding them to my to be read list. I’m very curious to see what happens in I’ll Stop the World.

  17. Laurie Gommermann

    Just Another Spark and Just One Fling- I’ve read some of the Dare family series and some books featuring the Kingston family musicians. I would like to see if the rumors are true, Is Dash cheating on Cassidy? Will he be able to prove he’s innocent! There’s something special about arrogant rockstar heroes! I would like to read the actor, Harrison Dare’s story too.
    I’ve gotten behind on her stories. I would love to catch up!
    I have not read any books by the other authors mentioned. The coming of age one sounds interesting.

  18. Johannah

    Loved all the deets on the new releases!! Thanks! The book here that caught my eye is I’LL STOP THE WORLD by Lauren Thoman — especially being stuck in time!

  19. holdenj

    I’ll Stop the World caught my eye. A bit of mystery and time travel sounds intriguing.

  20. Ellen C.

    Looking foreward to Carly Phillips’ Dare and Kingston books. I’m a long time fan.

  21. Mary C

    I’LL STOP THE WORLD by Lauren Thoman – time travel aspect is interesting and curious to discover the impact of their actions

  22. Bonnie

    I’ll Stop the World by Lauren Thoman sounds fascinating and all of the books by Carly Phillips sound interesting.

  23. Patricia B.

    All the upcoming books sound good. I’LL STOP THE WORLD by Lauren Thomas is an intriguing story line. I like time travel books and this is an interesting variation. I have enjoyed Carly Phillips’ books in the past and these sound like they will be equally enjoyable. THE BETTER HALF by Alli Frank and Asha Yuma’s sounds like a story of a situation more women are finding themselves in today.
    The giveaways are very nice, especially #2. I love anthologies and need an new kindle

  24. Sunnymay

    The Better Half and Just One Fling both look like fun. The relationships between characters is what holds my fancy.

  25. Diana Hardt

    They all sound really good especially SERENDIPITY because of the characters.

  26. Shannon Capelle

    Just another spark and carly phillips book they all sound so good i love rockstar and billionaire books!

  27. Marsha Graniel

    JUST ANOTHER SPARK seems interesting with its rockstar story and staying in love!!

  28. Anita H.

    Carly’s Phillips books are always on my wish list, loved Serendipity the first time it came out!

  29. Sandy McMahon

    Serendipity caught my attention. Second chance romance in a small town with a bad boy turned millionaire. It’s the best set up!☘️

  30. Jen K

    I haven’t read Carly Phillips in years. Serendipity stands out sine it’s the start of a new series.

  31. Leeza Stetson

    I’ll Stop the World will.be my reading list in the coming year.