#Giveaway Day 14: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 28th, 2018 by in Blog, BookMas, Features, Giveaway / 82 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 4th Annual Reader Appreciation #BOOKMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!


HJ’s Bookmas Extravaganza is our annual celebration of YOU, our loyal and engaged readers of Harlequin Junkie blog and the romance community.
We would like to say Thank You for all you do; for all the tweets, shares, comments and for the fabulous job you do of spreading the word on all things bookish!! We <3 You!

On the 14th Day of #Bookmas…


Amazon Publishing gave to me:  Montlake Romance Prize Pack (To 10 lucky readers)


A spotlight on a few upcoming 2019 Montlake Romance titles:

Montlake Romance launched in May of 2011, and is an imprint of Amazon Publishing, a leading publisher of trade fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books; we deliver happily ever afters for all reading tastes.
We’re thrilled to once again participate in Harlequin Junkie’s Bookmas Extravaganza this year! We’ve pulled together an amazing romance book bundle for ten lucky U.S. readers. But first, here’s a sneak peek at five of our upcoming Montlake Romance 2019 titles:
The Promise of Us by Jamie Beck (publishes April 2019)

They couldn’t be more different…or more completely perfect for each other.

Claire McKenna knows about loss. The bullet wound that ended her promising professional tennis career drove her to make a quiet life for herself working with fabric samples, chatting with her book group, and spending time with her parents in her sleepy coastal Connecticut hometown. Then there was the boyfriend who dumped her to pursue her adventurous childhood friend. Now, Claire’s business has hit a financial snag, but she’s up to the challenge. After all, she can survive anything. At least she thinks so…until her teen crush, Logan, returns to town with his sister, Claire’s traitorous friend.

Photographer Logan Prescott is more playboy than homebody. But his sister’s illness teaches him that there’s more to life than chasing the next thrill. Bent on helping her win Claire’s forgiveness, he turns his charm on Claire and offers her big bucks to renovate his multimillion-dollar New York City condo.

After years of playing it safe, Claire must now take some risks. The payoff could be huge, but if it all falls apart, can her heart recover from another loss?
Faking Forever by Catherine Bybee (published March 2019)

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes a new First Wives novel about wanting a family…and finding love.

Shannon Wentworth’s biological clock is ticking, and she isn’t going to let her single status keep her from having a baby. When her wedding-photography business takes her to Mexico, she has every intention of finding a willing baby daddy to help her out. Until the bride goes AWOL, leaving Shannon to coddle the arrogant fiancé who has accused her of sabotaging his wedding.

Victor Brooks never could have imagined that he’d be on a honeymoon for one. Only here he is, taking a hard look at his life after the younger women he thought he loved walked out. The woman who volunteers to help him reflect is the last person he expects to be attracted to. Between the tequila, the sun, and one earth-shattering kiss, Victor finds Shannon a distraction too sexy to ignore.

They strike a deal: wait three months, cool off, and see if their tropical beach attraction is worth taking up when they go back home. Unfortunately, that’s just enough time for the past to come calling. All their best-laid plans are at risk. So is the last thing Shannon expected to matter the most: her heart.
Tumble by Adriana Locke (publishes February 2019)

From USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a witty romance about first love and second chances.

After being burned by her dream job in New York City, sports journalist Neely Kimber suddenly finds herself jobless and paying a long-overdue visit to her hometown in Tennessee. Her plan? Relax, reset, and head back up the corporate ladder. There’s just one unexpected step. Neely’s back in Dogwood Lane for barely a day when she sees the man she ran from nine years ago: the bad boy next door who was her first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak.

Devoted single dad Dane Madden knows he hurt Neely in the worst way. He’s got a lot to make up for. And as passionate as their reconnection is, it’s a lot to hope for. Having her back in his arms feels so right. But falling in love all over again with a woman who wants to live a world away is bound to go so wrong.

What’s it going to take for Neely to give him—and Dogwood Lane—just one more chance?
The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper (publishes February 2019)

From bestselling author Leddy Harper comes a sizzling romance about an aspiring young chef who may discover that the perfect recipe for love involves all accidental ingredients…

Tatum Alexander is so close to realizing her dream of becoming a sous chef she can taste it, but working at her ex-fiancé’s restaurant with his new girlfriend was never in her career plan. To save face and prove she’s moved on, Tatum cooks up a lie that she’s in a relationship with her best friend’s superhot cousin. There’s just one problem: Jason only recently moved to town, and he has no idea they’re already “dating.”

Jason’s a recovering ladies’ man who shouldn’t be on the menu, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to Tatum’s quirky charm. Giving her lie a kernel of truth, they decide some no-strings-attached fun between the sheets can’t hurt. But as Tatum’s forced to keep making up stories to cover her original fib, she has a hard time separating what’s real and what’s fake—including her feelings for Jason.

With too many tales spun, Tatum can only watch in horror as her collection of yarns begins to unravel, leaving everyone she cares about feeling betrayed. After so many lies, will it be too late to set the record straight? And more importantly, will she be able to convince Jason there’s truth in their love?
#Awestruck by Sariah Wilson (publishes January 2019)

A sweet all-American story of love and revenge.

Ambitious intern Ashton Bailey is about to get closer to her dream of being a sports announcer. All she has to do is prove that too-perfect-to-be-true NFL quarterback Evan Dawson isn’t quite as wholesome as his contract requires. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get delicious payback on the boy who broke her teenage heart. At least that’s her plan. But she forgot just how easy it is to crush on the irresistible charmer. #OhNoNotAgain.

Evan has a knack for getting through the opposing team’s defenses, and he won’t let this tall, redheaded knockout be the exception. He’s determined to make things right between them and earn back Ashton’s trust—and maybe her heart, too.

Then the press mistakenly announces their engagement, and Ashton and Evan find themselves going along with the lie. Now the whole world is watching as Ashton flirts with attraction and disaster. But while revenge is sweet, it just might come at the cost of something sweeter still.


GIVEAWAY: 10 U.S. Readers will receive a Montlake Romance Prize Pack containing one copy each of the following Montlake Romance titles:

  • HATE NOTES by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
  • CHASING SHADOWS by Catherine Bybee
  • THE VIXEN by Christi Caldwell
  • ENSNARED by J.S. Scott
  • THE MEMORY OF YOU by Jamie Beck
  • DO YOU FEEL IT TOO? By Nicola Rendell
  • A BRAND NEW ENDING by Jennifer Probst
  • GOING DOWN EASY by Erin Nicholas
  • HOT ASSET by Lauren Layne
  • BURNING UP by Jennifer Blackwood


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

  1. Belinda Caudill

    HATE NOTES by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
    THE VIXEN by Christi Caldwell
    THE MEMORY OF YOU by Jamie Beck
    DO YOU FEEL IT TOO? By Nicola Rendell
    A BRAND NEW ENDING by Jennifer Probst
    GOING DOWN EASY by Erin Nicholas
    HOT ASSET by Lauren Layne
    BURNING UP by Jennifer Blackwood

    all those above caught my attention..The titles are what did it for me.I have a feeling they would keep me flipping the pages to read what happened next..

  2. smcmahon19

    They all grabbed my attention but Truth by Leddy Harper stood out for me !☘️ Thanks for the chance!

  3. Pennie M

    The new Bybee book is already on my kindle as an ARC! Oh yes it is 🙂 Of the others, some I have read and some I have been wanting to. There are some really good ones there.

  4. Carol Luciano

    They all sound like books I’d enjoy. But The Promise of Us and Tumblr caught my attention because the excerpts were great and I enjoy these type of stories.

  5. Glenda M

    #Awestruck by Sariah Wilson since I’ve never read her books but want to

  6. Danielle Hammelef

    I’ve been wanting to read a Jennifer Probst novel for a long time, so this book would be the one I’d start with.

  7. Jennifer Shiflett

    Tumble by Adriana Locke is high on my list of books that I’m looking forward to reading.

  8. Tammy V

    I really enjoy Jamie Beck’s writing. She has humor with realistic situations. Her characters are always very likable.


    Love Adriana Locke’s family series! Can’t wait to read Tumble! ❤

  10. Debra Branigan

    I look forward to reading this series in 2019.In particular I look forward to Tumble by Adriana Locke and #Awestruck by Sariah Wilson.

  11. SusieQ

    I received an ARC of The Memory of Us by Jamie Beck, and it was fantastic. I cannot wait for The Promise of Us.

  12. Karina Angeles

    Great array of books. I’d love to read Tumble by Locke. I love second chance romances.

  13. Trudy Dowling

    Tumble and The Promise of Us are already on my TBR. I will be adding The Half Truth and most probably others. They all sound good.

  14. Krysten Mich

    #Awestruck sounds like it will be amazing. I love sports and mistaken announcements 🙂

  15. Caro

    Jamie Beck and Catherine Bybee! I love their books and looking forward to more of them next year!

  16. Juli Huber Hall

    Tumble by Adriana Locke and The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper, love these authors and can’t wait to read them

  17. Tia

    The half by Leddy Harper is a book that I’m interested in. To see how the lie that was told plays out is what got me.

  18. eawells

    I definitely can’t wait for Jamie Beck, Erin Nicholas, Jennifer Probst and Catherine Bybee’s books.

  19. Joanne B

    The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper sounds like a fun read. Put it on my TBR pile. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Angel

    Tumble catches my eye because I have read her books before; the other authors are new to me authors

  21. Banana cake

    Chasing shadows by Catherine Bybee I love her books, weekday bride series, not quite series

  22. Ellen C.

    The Promise of Us caught my attention. Claire and Logan sound like they will have some interesting challenges before they get to their HEA>

  23. Marsha Bachmeier

    The Half Truth.. sounds it will be interesting seeing how she covers from all the lies.

  24. Jennifer Beyer

    Tumble because I love a good second chance story and I love single dad stories.

  25. Laurajj

    Oh Faking Forever by Catherine Bybee stood out to me! I love how its centered around a wedding that doesnt happen…and then they start to like each other! Cannot wait to read!

  26. irishpax

    They all sound good, but #awestruck sticks out for me due to the NFL (I’m a huge sports fan), but they sound really good.. I’m intrigued now…

  27. Kim

    Faking Forever, #Awestruck, and The Promise of Us since I’m really enjoying all of these series.

  28. rkcjmomma

    Tumble by Adriana Locke and Hate Notes sound so good love these authors books! They sound really interesting!!

  29. Patricia B.

    All the stories sounded good. The one I am most interested in is The Promise of Us by Jamie Beck. I find stories of people whose lives are changed by tragedy interesting. Given any situation, people will react very differently to it. Many create a safe little world they can operate in. It is rewarding to see them challenged and drawn out of that world and fuller happiness.

  30. Linda Herold

    OMG! There are so many great authors mentioned! I would love to win this!!!

  31. Terrill R.

    I’m excited for a new release by Leddy Harper. I’m familiar with all of the other authors, but this will be Harper’s first release with Montlake.

  32. JP

    The Promise of Us because it sounds like it’s a heart stomper, and I adore those!

  33. JoAnna

    Faking Forever, have been wanting to read something by Catherine Buber just haven’t had the chance yet.

  34. Tina R

    All the stories sound good. I definitely want to read Tumble by Adriana Locke because I enjoy second chances with a first love.

  35. tlcmom582

    the author’s I know caught my eye–Jamie Beck, Erin Nicholas, Catherine Bybee and Jennifer Probst.

  36. BookLady

    The (Half) Truth by Heddy Hopper sounds like a fun read and Faking Forever by Catherine Bybee is very interesting because of an older heroine.

  37. BookLady

    The (Half) Truth by Heddy Harper sounds like a fun read and Faking Forever by Catherine Bybee sounds interesting because of an older heroine.

  38. Tamara Kasyan

    Tumble by Adriana Locke grabbed my attention. I love single dad books