#Giveaway Day 15: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA

Posted December 29th, 2014 by in Blog, Features, Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA, Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA / 187 comments

Harlequin Junkie Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA

#Giveaway Day 15
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We are Celebrating your support and readership of Harlequin Junkie blog with 17 days of Awesome #Giveaways!

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Starting Dec 15th be sure to stop by everyday until Dec 31 for a chance to win: Boxes of print books, Kindle Paperwhite, BookStore Gift Cards, Audio books, Christmas ornament, Custom Apron, T-Shirts and lotsa Swag!

Day 15 #Giveaway:


Up for grabs today, $100 GC courtesy of Author Shannon Stacey & A Tule Publishing Prize Pack!

Meet author Shannon Stacey

Shannon StaceyNew York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

You can contact Shannon through her website, where she maintains an almost daily blog, or visit her on Twitterher Facebook page.

About Tule Publishing:

TuleTule Publishing brings you a combination of the sexiest and sweetest Contemporary Romance and Women’s Fiction titles out there. With three unique imprints (Montana Born Books, Southern Born Books, and Holiday Books) there is something for every passionate book lover’s mood and taste. 21 Christmas stories from several of our bestselling authors have joined our book list this season alone! We love our readers, authors, and publishing fantastic stories. Find out more about us by signing up for our newsletter at www.tulepublishing.com. Happy holiday reading!

Website: tulepublishing.com

Giveaway #1: Win $100 e-gift card to an e-book retailer of your choice, courtesy of Author Shannon Stacey.

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The Kowalski Family Series: A contemporary romance series full of family, fun and falling in love. I wrote the first book in the series, Exclusively Yours, just for fun, as it incorporates many of the things I enjoy—four-wheeling, s’mores, family, love and laughter. In All He Ever Needed, the series shifts from New Hampshire to the small town in Maine where that branch of the Kowalski family lives, and with Taken With You, the series expands to bring happily ever afters to members of the Whitford community who have been friends of the Kowalskis.

*Giveaway #2: Win Tule Publishing Prize Pack:Tule_PP
  • Tule t-shirt, water bottle & tote.
  • Free copy of A Carolina Christmas (Tule anthology).
  • Reader swag including: Pens, bookmarks, notepads, recipe cards, & more!
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187 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 15: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA”

  1. Amy Rickman

    Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James, it was an excellent ending to this series.

  2. Christine Maria Rose

    I really liked Erin Nicholas’s Sapphire Falls series and the first one, Getting Out Of Hand features Mason, a sexy scientist. As a scientist myself, I appreciate stories with handsome though sometimes geeky heroes 🙂

  3. Inga

    The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller had some good characters and it was nice to see them grow as the story developed.

  4. evaallbooksconsidered

    A Yorkshire Christmas — combining holiday and small town romance!

  5. Diane Sallans

    I love Emily March’s Eternity Springs series – the latest is Teardrop Lane – I love to re-visit the characters from the earlier stories and read the stories of those being highlighted in the newest book.

  6. heatherzilla

    I don’t have a favorite but the first small town romance that comes to mind is Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series.

  7. Jennifer Zorko

    Snow on the Bayou is still my fav of 2014! Great characters, wonderful story, awesome HEA.

  8. jeanine

    Loved the Susan Mallery Fool’s Gold books that were released this year, but the holiday novella Yours For Christmas was my favorite. I really liked getting to know Kenny a little in the 3 previous books and that being his was great 🙂

  9. Lindsay Beeson

    My favorite small town romance this year is Brandon Witt’s “Then the Stars Fell”. I’m a huge fan of a story with a widower finding love and all the growth and pain and wonder that comes with it. This was a deeply emotional and touching story!

  10. sistahgurl50

    My favorite small town book is actually a duet by Silla Webb. Covered in Coal and Lies Beneath the Surface take place in a small coal mining town in Kentucky and all the while reading them I felt I was there in that town with the characters dealing with the love, lies and coal.

  11. April Bray

    Rose, Oregon from the book “The Christmas Basket” such a cute book. Old loves rekindle for a second chance at love.

  12. Corinne

    I love reads that take place in the South….Casey Peelers books (her series Full Circle & her book Southern Perfection) are absolutely AMAZING!!! <3

  13. Penney Wilfort

    Fool’s Gold by Susan Mallery series, I just love how all of them turn out and the charators were great very good series.

  14. Chanpreet

    Kieran Kramer’s contemporary novel Sweet Talk Me is the first book that comes to mind when I think small town romance.

  15. mrsmac19

    I just finished One in a Million by Jill Shalvis. I’ve loved the entire Lucky Harbor series, but really enjoyed this (once) unrequited love story. 🙂

  16. Jana L

    I don’t have a favorite. I love the way small towns & the people in those small towns contribute to the romance of the main characters. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Bev Sten

    I love the Kowalski’s. I’ve read every one twice! Love small towns with big families. I also loved Zoe York’s Wardham series

  18. amy2read89

    Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series and Janet Chapman’s Speelbound Falls series because i justlove the small town feel and the characters are just so perfectly loveable 🙂 Haven’t found one book out of both series that I don’t love.

  19. Tracy Marr

    I’ve really enjoyed the Kowalski series, but I think my favorite small-town book this year is Susan Mallery’s When We Touch. I think her plotting is amazing, and the planning ahead that she’s done in the series. Also the back story for the two main characters was heart breaking – they had to overcome so much to find their HEA.

  20. Monique D

    Return of the Bad Girl by Codi Gary (ARC, if you’re wondering). It was really intense, realistic and emotional.

  21. LisaVH

    I fell hard for the Kowalski’s. They fill a lot of spots on my 4+ stars list because of the heart and laughter in each story. It’s a small town, but nothing is cliche and boring. Each character is unique and interesting but held together by a strong family bond. Close second to this is the Buckhorn series by Lori Foster for the same reasons. I love a small town love story that makes you want to pack up and move there!

  22. Sharon S

    I can’t pick a favorite! I love Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism and Lucky Harbor series, love the Kowalkski’s series, loved Shiloh Walker’s You Own Me…so much goodness, I can’t pick!

  23. kgagnon2013

    I really love the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. It is hard to pick one book because I enjoy them all and love to see the quirky towns people and the way they love to gossip but in the end take care of each other. 🙂

  24. Anu-Riikka

    Shannon Stacey and her Kowalski families are absolutely fantastic: romantic, fun, lots of family, and small town living. What is not to like!

  25. Gretchen

    I love all of the Kowalskis and Lori Fosters Buckhorn series. This year I would say Erin Nicholas and the Sapphire Falls series.

  26. Timitra

    Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James because it was just a great ending to the series.

  27. Joye

    Emma Cane’s Valentine Valley series are really good and focus on a small town. The one I just finished was The Cowboy of Valentine Valley.
    I like that you get to meet the people of one area in several books.

  28. Stacey

    I have reread Shannon Stacey’s book Taken with You several times this year – love the librarian/outdoorsman couple!

  29. Mary Preston

    “My Kind of Christmas” by Robyn Carr just combined all of the elements that I love.

  30. BookLady

    My favorite small town romance is That Night on Thistle Lane (Swift River Valley series) by Carla Neggers. Sweet romance, interesting characters, and a little mystery.

  31. regencygirl01

    there are so many Lucky Harbor, Fool’s Gold books, have read over 700 books this year I can’t recall the names, but some were HQ American romance books and some were Medical romance set in small town

  32. Ellen C.

    All of the books in Kristan Higgins Blue Heron series. The Finger Lakes region is one of my favorite places, and she nailed the setting.

    • Dina Kmett

      I completely agree, even though I don’t think the book was released this year.

  33. eawells

    I love the Marietta, Montana stories published by Tule and Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series.

  34. Phyllis Lamken

    What I Love About You by Rachel Gibson. I love her small town, Truly, Idaho ever since I read Truly, Madly Yours 15 years ago. .

  35. cheryl c.

    MISTLETOE ON MAIN STREET by Olivia Miles was one of my favorites. I really liked the main and secondary characters, and I am looking forward to reading more in this series.

  36. Joan V.

    Any of the Lucky Harbor books this year were great. Also Fool’s Gold books never disappoint.

  37. Lori P

    Oh…that’s a hard one because I love how Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr, Emily March and Susan Mallery write small town romances.

  38. Jackie Heath Delude

    Don’t have a true favorite but I do love reading any of the following:
    Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor
    Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold
    Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point
    I read a lot of books each month and have a hard time with only one!

  39. janinecatmom

    Tule Publishing’s books set in Marietta Montana. I love the closeness of the characters in the town.

  40. Lisa Reigel

    There were some great small town reads this year – Marie Force’s Gansett Island series, her new series – Green Mountain series (based on Vermont Country Store) ; Julie Ortolon Pearl Island series; Lorelei James’s Blacktop Cowboys; Kathleen Brooks’s Bluegrass Brothers; so so many. My favorite would be Jane Porter’s The Kidnapped Bride. It’s about 2nd chances, acceptance, and love. I love the characters of Marietta. What an awesome town to live in!

  41. Eva Millien

    I haven’t really kept up with which books were small towns the only ones I can remember at the moment are Sanctuary Texas: My Viking Vampire and Somewhere Texas: To save a Mate and I love both of those.

  42. Becky

    I fell in love with the Kowalski’s right from the start! Wish that town and that family actually existed. I would be right there!

  43. Kate Sparks

    I have loved the Marietta, Montana series, Lucky Harbor, Fools Gold and am going to look up Janet Chapman’s books!!

  44. Natalija

    “Stranded in Oasis” by Verna Clay. H & h are two genuinely good people that are surrounded by a cast of vibrant and eccentric supporting characters.

  45. Jess1

    Don’t have a favorite but Jill Shalvis and Erin Nicholas books are good.

  46. Cheryl Hastings

    I love the Sapphire Falls series by Erin Nicholas…I can’t pick a favorite!

  47. Texas Book Lover

    It’s a toss up between Waiting on You, Barefoot in Lace and He’s So Fine. All were amazing and a bit different than the others in their series and left me with such a happy & giddy feeling that they are my top choices for small town romances of the year!

  48. Nicole Ortiz

    Haven’t had a chance to read a lot this year, but what I managed to read was set in big cities. Thanks for the chance.

  49. AmandaS

    I really loved Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. SEP is just such a unique writer who writes characters who are quirky and you just can’t help but love them and root for them. There’s just no one like SEP!

  50. frllarsson

    I love Sophie Oak´s town of Bliss, Colorado =) all the yummy men and the smutty fluff, who wouldn´t want to live there?
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!

  51. Pat L.

    Fool’s Gold – Susan Mallery, Thunder Pt – Robyn Carr and the Kowalski town because the characters and town have each other’s back; but then all the small town romance books do. LOL.

  52. Jessica Alcazar

    When We Met by Susan Mallery! I knew from page 5 this book would be excellent! Angel and Taryn wow’d me from page one. The sparks were flying off the page! It’s one of my best reads of Fool’s Gold!

  53. stormy27

    I am totally in love with Jill Shalvis’ ‘Lucky Harbor’ series and I absolutely adore Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski family!

  54. Christine Woinich

    The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon. I loved the interactions between Kim and Owen, and the fact that this story takes place on Long Island in New York. Small towns are good because there is always a chance for others to help (or hinder) a relationship.

  55. Tammy N

    One in a Million….great story full of humor, love, and a happy ending.

  56. marcyshuler

    ONE IN A MILLION by Jill Shalvis. I’d love to live in Lucky Harbor and am sad to see this wonderful series come to an end. I especially enjoyed the link the heroine of this book had to a memorable character that played a part in each of the previous books!

  57. Kim R.

    I haven’t read any small town stories this year. Now I’m going to have to go find one.

  58. Kim Perry

    I loved Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series and Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series. Both series feature great small towns, interesting characters, and a very active elderly population!

  59. Dina Kmett

    I will forever love Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. It showed perfect small town prejudices and rising above it all. So very inspirational in many ways!

    But I also really have loved the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines! I’ve loved each book and I love the camaraderie between the group of young men in the book, even though each one is definitely their own person. They grew up together, some parted ways and then returned as adults in their friendships and lives in this small tourist town.

  60. Pennie M

    This is a difficult question and so many options –
    The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis
    The Kowalski family series by Shannon Stacey
    The Fools Gold series by Susan Mallery
    The Rough Riders by Lorelei James
    and soooooooo many more…

  61. Colleen C.

    Oh I have been enjoying Brenda Novak’s books… her Whiskey Creek characters… love them!!!

  62. holdenj

    The Lodge on Holly Road by Shelia Roberts has a great small town called Icicle Falls.

  63. Jenny Rapp

    Loving Cara and Seducing Lauren by Kristen Proby set in Cunningham Falls Montana

  64. Donna M.

    The Kowalskis make me wish I could have grown up in that small town and have family like them. Taken With You & Falling For Max had that quirkiness & spunky characters that I enjoy.

  65. ELF

    I don’t pay attention to titles being small town, as such…but enjoyed the cozy mystery by Duffy Brown, Pearls and Poison, Jill Shalvis’, and many more!

  66. Lori Meehan

    Katie Lane’s Bramble Texas series and Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor

  67. Mary M.

    Sweet Harmony by Luann McLane, I love all the unique characters in her Cricket Creek series.

  68. Daphne

    I love Shannon’s Kowalski series but haven’t read Max yet. My fave all town book this year has been In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins

  69. Karen C.

    Hmm, this year would be the Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis and the Hope series by Jaci Burton I like how they both showed small towns can be fun.

  70. doveknoll

    Zoe York has a great series based in a small time. The characters are interesting and you care about what happens to them. Highly recommend any of her books.

  71. Glenda

    Burnt Boot, Texas from Carolyn Brown’s new series; Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor and Sunshine, Idaho (Animal Magnetism); and of course, Marietta, Montana. 🙂

  72. Stephanie B

    I don’t think I read a small town romance this year. However, if I look at what I read this year, An Untamed State was fantastic (is Miami a small town?) 🙂

  73. Marcy Meyer

    One of my favorite small town romances was I Saw Her Standing There by Marie Force. I love the small Vermont mountain town of Butler, and the Abbott’s have become a new favorite book family. I love the small town feel, this

    • Marcy Meyer

      Oops..I love the small town feel, this big family that works together, the great characters and even the town moose.

  74. belindaegreen

    You asked: Your Favorite Small town romance of 2014? Tell us why.

    I loved the Six Pack Ranch series by Vivian Arends! The town is called Rocky Mountain. There are 7 books in the series so far. I thoroughly enjoyed the series. It has cowboys, alpha males, suspense, interesting characters and satisfying HEAs. It’s in my re-read folder for sure. I highly recommend the series.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Happy New Year!

    Belinda G

  75. Erika

    I am just finishing The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks 🙂 It is very sweet and I love the multiple point of views and dual romance stories. Thanks!

  76. Jean White

    I love all of the stories in the fictional town of Marietta MT. I would live in Sage’s chocolate shoppe if I could.

  77. Madison W F

    There are a lot of good small town romance books, but I think I like Emily March’s series the best. They make you feel good just reading them.

  78. Kristen K.

    The Law of Moses took place in small town Utah and it was so exquisite! LOVED it!

  79. Sarah M.

    I hate to pick just one, but I really loved Dakota Cassidy’s Talking After Midnight.

  80. maggie s.

    Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelai James. It tied up the series perfectly!

  81. Miriam

    I fell in love with the Kowalski last year, I got Exclusively your free through Itunes and devoted the rest of the series within a week. Right now I’m reading Her holiday man, Will and CChristina ARE excellent characters…and I love the name Nathaniel. This a great author and anything she writes is unforgettable.

  82. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I’m not sure when it came out, but I just finished Always on my Mind by Bella Andre and the town was Pescadero(sp?), CA.

  83. Miriam

    My favorite small town romance this year’s is Rosalinda James New Zealand, Rugby player series. The series has humor romance drama just everything you need in a good book.

  84. Christina Riggs

    Leave it for the Rain by Wendy Lindstrom. I loved the whole series The Grayson Brothers, it’s about 4 brothers finding love. But the most recent one was about one of their sons rekindling love, when it seems lost. Loved it.

  85. veRONIca

    The Trouble With Christmas by Debbie Mason. I love the small town atmosphere and the busy body aunt who is always meddling. So cute!

  86. Melody Gonser

    I just purchased your set of The Season of Love. I am looking forward to reading them. It’s always nice to find a author I haven’t read her books.
    I enjoy small towns. Often the characters friends and family are quirky and entertaining. “Murder of a Kneedled Kniter” by Denise Swanson. It’s a small town murder mystery. I love the main characters and their friends and family, they are quirky and mean well.

  87. Kai W.

    I love these three small towns: Icicle Falls (Sheila Robert’s books), Virgin River (Robyn Carr’s books), and Lucky Harbor (Jill Shalvis’ books). If I have to really choose, it would be Icicle Falls.

  88. ndluebke

    I’m in the middle of book 6 of Christmas in Snow Valley. People know each other and care about each other. I’m loving this whole series.

  89. Katherine

    Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl.
    Loved this book! Can’t wait for the next one, coming Jan/15.

  90. Anita H.

    The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. Love everything that happens in that small town!!

  91. taswmom

    I love small town stories, and little bits and pieces are coming to mind, of different ones, but the only one that is coming into clear focus right now is the Anchor Island series by Terri Osburn. I so wanted to just go and visit!

  92. Ada

    It’s a toss up between a book from the Fool’s Gold series or from the Lucky Harbor series. Both Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis write the most interesting stories within those towns, love ’em

  93. angela smith

    In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins,Snow Angel Cove by Raeanne Thayne i love small town romance books

  94. laurieg72

    Marie Force’s ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE a delightful introduction to the Abbott family and their Vermont Country Store set in Butler, Vermont. It featured a tight,loving family, a quirky relative Elmer and his gospel, a moose, Fred, a charming family store and beautiful scenery. I loved her writing . I felt that I could move there and feel right at home.

  95. carol L

    Definitely Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold aand Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. They all have that cozy feeling of everyone being your friend and helping whenever.possible.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  96. newcanuck52

    My favorite small town romance series is the Hope’s Crossing series by RaeAnne Thayne. I Love all of her books, so they’re all my favorites.

  97. Judy Goodnight

    I enjoyed reading Montana Born Books’ series set in Marietta – The Great Wedding Giveaway.

  98. Amanda Fiore

    The Pact by Karina Halle. I just loved the prospect of falling in love with your best friend.

  99. Kim

    It was Rachel Gibson’s latest book, What I Love About You. Susan Elizabeth Phillips also wrote one set in a small town.

  100. Terri C

    Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman. I fell totally in love with the main characters!

  101. Brenda Rumsey

    I love the Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery. It’s like returning home to people I know every time a new book comes out. Plus you get a map of the city and recipes from characters you’ve met. Also love the way animals are weaved throughout the series.

  102. Leanna

    He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis, it’s one of the last Lucky Harbor books Jill Shalvis is a great writer and funny. I just love Olivia and her vintage store.

  103. lscarchuk

    Waaaaayyy too many to choose; Jill Shalvis, Barbara Freethy, Susan Mallery, and Marie Force just to name a few!!! Would love to win…

  104. Glenda S. Hefty

    I really can’t name a favorite but some favorite authors of series set in small towns that I read like Susan Mallery, Robin Carr, Jill Shalvis, Marie Force to name just a few.

  105. nikkiphilton

    I consider myself a connoisseur of small town contemporaries 🙂 Authors I especially like are Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis, Emily March, Susan Mallery, Shannon Stacey, Marie Force, Sarah Morgan, Candis Terry, and Katie Lane.

  106. Vicki Clevinger

    Susan Mallory’s Fools Gold series and the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis.

  107. Rachael Brown

    My favorite small town romance is Susan Mallory’s Fool’s Gold. I love her series!