#Giveaway Day 15: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 29th, 2018 by in Blog, BookMas, Features, Giveaway / 170 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 15th Day of #Bookmas…


Up for grabs today: Gift cards & signed books from Nancy Naigle, Darynda Jones, Lynsay Sands, Laura Kaye, Caroyln Brown, Kerrelyn Sparks, Stella Riley, Dani Collins & Vivian Arend


#1 GIVEAWAY: Nancy Naigle – An e-copy of all 6 Adams Grove Novels: Sweet Tea and Secrets, Out of Focus, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes, Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies, Mint Juleps and Justice & Barbecue and Bad News.

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle writes small-town love stories and women’s fiction. In 2018 two of her novels, Christmas Joy (11/3/18) and Hope at Christmas (11/20/18), became Hallmark Original Movies. She also wrote the novelization of the Hallmark Original Movie Christmas in Evergreen.
Nancy devotes her time to writing, horseback riding, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home.
Website | Facebook | Twitter |


#2 GIVEAWAY:  Darynda Jones – 1 signed book, winners choice and one $25 dollar gift card to Amazon

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious RITA®, a Golden Heart®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
Website | Facebook | Twitter |  GoodReads |


#3 GIVEAWAY: Lynsay Sands – Signed copy of Vampires Like It Hot, The Highlander’s Promise and hardcover copy of The Bite Before Christmas.

My name is Lynsay Sands and I’m the author of the Argeneau series and many hysterical historicals (as my readers tend to call them). I have written over fifty books and twelve anthologies, which probably tells you I really enjoy writing. I consider myself very lucky to have been able to make a career out of it.
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#4 GIVEAWAY: Laura Kaye – A signed set of Warrior Fight Club books (Fighting for Everything and Fighting for What’s His), open to US & Canada.

Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense and has sold more than one million books in the U.S. alone. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women’s fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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#5 GIVEAWAY: Caroyln Brown – A $25 Amazon gift card.

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a RITA finalist. She’s won the National Reader’s Choice Award three times, the Bookseller’s Best Award and was award the diamond award from Montlake for selling over a million books. Her books include romantic women’s fiction, historical, contemporary, cowboys and country music mass market paperbacks.
Website | Facebook | Twitter |


#6 GIVEAWAY: Kerrelyn Sparks – Signed MM paperbacks copy of the first three Embraced books: How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days , So I Married a Sorcerer & Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon.

Apparently, she has issues with reality. After writing 16 books about vampires and shifters, Kerrelyn has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet.
Although Kerrelyn is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters.
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#7 GIVEAWAY: Signed book bundle  (US)

One lucky winner will win 1 print copy of each item noted below:

  • A signed Copy of Vivian Arend’s LET IT RIDE | Facebook |
  • Winner’s choice of Stella Riley backlist e-Books and audio-book. | Facebook |
  • Swag and one signed print copy of CLAIMING HIS CHRISTMAS WIFE by Dani Collins | Facebook |



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Be sure to stop by everyday from Dec 15 to Dec 31 2018 for a chance to win: Box-O-books, Gift Cards, Kindle, Audio books, Signed book bundles, Author Swag & more!


170 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 15: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. Sonia

    I haven’t read any books from the authors but it’s always good to find new authors and books:)

  2. Didi

    I’m definitely familiar with all the names but my latest favorites got to be Kerrelyn Sparks‘ series. That historical paranormal books are just so fun to read!!

  3. anxious58

    The only author I have read in this bunch is carolyn brown, which makes the rest new authors for me. Always exciting to find new author to read.

  4. Mary Preston

    I have read Dani Collins and have all the other authors on my lists.

  5. Belinda Caudill

    I have read Laura Kaye..Her books are fantastic..I have not read the other authors..I am always up for trying someone new..

  6. Pennie M

    All are good choices although I did just add the Kerrelyn Sparks books to my bookshelf recently 🙂

  7. clickclickmycat

    I have read books by all these authors, but my favorite is Darynda Jones. I have the entire series of Charley Davidson. (jozywails@gmail.com)

  8. John Smith

    “Have you read any of the authors noted above? What are some of your favorite books by them…” I have not read it, but I would like to read Darynda Jones’s fun series someday!

  9. Sherri Jiannuzzi

    I will read anything that Darynda Jones writes, and I love the Argeneau series. I have also enjoyed a few Kerrelyn Sparks books and I am always looking for new authors!

  10. Bewitching Brews / Linda Townsend

    I’ve read books by everyone except for Laura. Maybe this next year, I’ll read some of her books too! OMG! I have so many favorite books! I can’t just pick one! I will say I’ve had favorites from each of the authors you’ve highlighted that I’ve read!

  11. laurieg72

    I’ve read and enjoyed the first two of Kerrelyn Sparks Embraced books. I recently finished Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown. featuring Noah and Kasey. Lynsay Sands recently read all of the Hihhlander’s Promise series. Along with Always, and Bliss.

    Darynda Jones, Nancy Naigle and Laura Kaye etc are new authors for me.
    Dani Collins I have read several of her Christmas books. I do like her work.

  12. cheryl c.

    I have enjoyed books by Nancy Naigle, Carolyn Brown, and Lynsay Sands.

  13. Leah Troglia

    I love all of the Charlie Davidson books and can’t wait for the 13th one to come out. I also love finding new authors to read and listen to while I’m working. Thanks for doing this.

  14. sejoc1968

    I have read, How to Marry a Cowboy, by Carolyn Brown, from the Cowboys & Brides series. I’m pretty sure I won it and I loved it. I share books with my mother and I have quite a collection of books and ebooks so I might just have another book or two in my collection that I haven’t read. My mother’s home is being remodeled so all my books but a handful have made it back home now but with the holidays, being out of town and two deaths in the family I’ve yet to get books organized again. I thinking I may have read her in anthologies possibly. I’ve yet to read any of the other authors but I’ve only come back to the wonderful world of reading since November 2016 but I’ve read almost 200 books since then. I’d love the opportunity to read any of these authors books! A giveaway is an awesome way to find a new author to add to my go to authors list! Happy New Year to you all!!

  15. Connie

    I am familiar with some, but all the authors. I am always on the lookout for new to me authors!

  16. Carissa

    yes! Darynda Jones charley davidson series, kerrelyn sparks embraced series, and i have a few others on my tbr

  17. Tammy Faris

    I have read almost all of these authors! Love! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Ninfa Torres

    I’ve read them all. Love Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series. Kerrelyn Sparks’ Love at Stake and The Embraced Series

  19. Dodie Stewart

    Love everything Laura Kaye’s written, but my absolute favorite is Hearts in Darkness. It’s got all the sweet emotion plus sexy times that I’ve come to expect and appreciate from her

  20. Natalija

    I have read Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to trying books by all of the authors mentioned above.

    *international entry

  21. Ninfa

    I’ve read them all, Love Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink Series, Lynsay Sands Vampires and Highlanders, Kerrelyn Sparks’ Embraced and Love At Stake Series

  22. J

    I’ve read Laura Kaye’s books & am interested in reading others. Thanks for the giveaways.

  23. JP

    LOVE Darynda and Laura! So sad that the Charley books are coming to an end, but cannot wait for Beep’s spinoff!

  24. Debra Branigan

    I’ve read two author’s works, Darynda Jones and Carolyn Brown. I’ve several of the “grave” books.

  25. Lynn T.

    I’ve read all of Darynda Jones’ Charlie series so far, all of Lynsay Sands Vampires series so far, and a few of Kerrelyn Sparks books.

  26. Lynne Brigman

    I have read quite a few of Lynsay Sands books. She is one of my favorite authors. I have read several of the Argeneau series and several of her historical romance.

  27. Jean White

    I have read books by Carolyn Brown many times. The rest of the authors are new to me. I couldn’t name a favorite book by her since I started reading her books when I was a teenager.

  28. Terri Hebert

    I’ve read books from many of these authors. They are all amazing !!

  29. Laurel Daugherty

    I have read Laura Kaye and Vivian Arend. The rest are new to me.

  30. Amy Friedentag

    I’ve read books by Darynda Jones and Laura Kaye. Both great authors!

  31. Karina Angeles

    I love Lynsay Sands historical romance and highlander novels. Falling for the Highlander and The Countess were some of my favorites. I love Brown’s western novels. My Give a Damn’s Busted was my favorite.

  32. Earlene Gillespie

    Yes I have read a couple of these authors. The embraces series is a good one. Lindsay Sands is great too.

  33. Crystal Flannery

    I LOVE, LOVE Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series and Lynsay Sands Argeneau series!! I’ve also read some books by Laura Kaye and Kerrelyn Sparks.

  34. Natasha Persaud

    I have read lynsay sands and Laura kaye before. Their books intrigue me the most. I love finding new authors and content so I will look up the other authors

  35. Cyndi flores

    Yes, i have read Karrylynn Sparks, love Vampire at stake series, and her new series too. Read lyndsy sands her Arginue vampure series. Thank you

  36. Sarah Fisher

    Yes I’ve read books by 3 of these authors!! I love the Charley Davidson series, anything by Kerrelyn Sparks, and Lynsay Sands my favorite of hers is the Accidental Vampire

  37. Trudy Dowling

    I have read and loved all of Laura kaye’s books. The Aregeneau Series by Lynsay Sands is a wonderful series. Kerrelyn Spark’s Love at Stake is a family favorite and the Husband and I both enjoy Darynda Jones.

  38. Kathleen Bylsma

    Every one but Stella….love the series of all of theirs…read ALL of the Darynda Jones, Kerrilynn Sparks and several of each of the others….

  39. Stephanie

    There is so many books here. Would love to read them all .cause i havent read any of them .

  40. Hayley Fountain

    I’ve read Darynda Jones, Lynsay Sands, and Kerrelyn Sparks. All three writers have humorous parts in their books, and I like reading paranormal romance.

  41. Julie

    I don’t think I’ve read any of the authors listed, but I could be wrong. They don’t sound familiar though.

  42. sheryl

    I have read Laura Kaye and Kerrelyn Sparks. Haven’t read any of the others

  43. Diane Sallans

    I’ve read several of the authors – Kerralyn Sparks, Carolyn Brown, Lynsay Sands

  44. Janie McGaugh

    I’ve read Darynda Jones, Lynsay Sands, and Kerrelyn Sparks. A couple of favorites for each are: First Grave on the Right and The Curse on Tenth Grave; Single White Vampire and The Rogue Hunter; How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire and Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon.

  45. gemiinii90

    I have read books by Laura Kaye and Darynda Jones.
    The Charley Davidson series is one of my all time favorites. And my favorite by Laura is One Night with a Hero.


  46. eawells

    I’ve read most of Dani Collins’ books and my favorite would be her recent story for Tule, Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet

  47. Martha Lawson

    I have read Darynda Jones and loved all the books; also read Carolyn Brown.

  48. Elizabeth

    I’ve read darynda jones and lynsay sands. I love the charlie davidson series and lady pirate is one my favorites by lynsay sands.

  49. Angel

    Love Carolyn Brown’s book, especially her Cowboys in My Give a Damn in Busted series. Lynday Sands has the best vampires and her Lady Pirate is a favorite

  50. Marcy Meyer

    I have read Laura Kaye. She is one of my favorite authors. I love her stories and characters. Hearts in Darkness is one of my top favorite books of hers, and it is only a novella. It is an incredible story though.

  51. Rakisha

    I’m a fan of Carolyn Brown. I’m a sucker for a good cowboy next door book. My favorite book of hers is The Luckiest Cowboy of All.

  52. Eva Millien

    I love all of Lynsay Sands, Darynda Jones, Kerrelyn Sparks books and I have read some of Carolyn Brown’s but I don’t know which is my favorite!

  53. Carrie

    Yes! I have read and loved all 12 books in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, and am eagerly awaiting publication of #13. I have also read books by Lynsay Sands and Kerrelyn Sparks. Carolyn Brown, Laura Kaye, and Nancy Naigle all sound familiar, but I’m not sure if I’ve read books by them, or not.

  54. Teresa Williams

    I’ve read some of Laura Kayes but I’ve read all of Carolyn Brown’s.I love her books so much.

  55. colleen capelle

    I haven’t read any books by these authors yet as far as I remember!! I can’t wait to change that though <3 Thank you SO much for this amazing opportunity 🙂

  56. Dawn Roberto

    I have Dryanda Jones on my tbr list and haven’t gotten around to her yet. Sounds like a blast and I have read Carolyn Brown’s books a time or two

  57. Dawn M Pitts

    I’ve read Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, Lynsay Sand’s Argeneau series, Kerrelyn Sparks’ Love at Stake series and Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. I absolutely love every one of those series.

  58. Laura Otten

    Would love to win that way i would know if i read there books as i read over 20 books of harlequin a month

  59. debandmarv24@comcast.net

    Nancy Naigle’s “Dear Santa” was the best! I am compiling a list of her books to order. I have read Lyndsey Sands but cant remember title. But all these authors have amazing books!! Wish I could read them all!!

  60. Teresa Fordice

    Been reading Mz Carolyn Brown for many years now. Love her books!!

  61. Patricia Bennett Barber

    Carolyn Brown
    And love all her cowboy books!!!!
    Patricia Bennett Barber

  62. Marchelle hill

    i.have read lynsay sands and keryn sparks …absolutely love their books Ophelia bell

  63. Christy sweeney

    I haven’t heard of any of the authors above but I love reading and finding new books to read

  64. Colleen C.

    I have read a few of the above authors… Carolyn Brown’s books are a fav of mine.

  65. erinf1

    Darynda Jones and Laura Kaye are autobuys for me! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  66. Victoria

    I’ve read several of Laura Kay’s books, she’s one of my must-read authors 🙂

  67. Cassie

    I have read books from Laura Kaye’s, but the others are new to me. Hearts in Datkness started my love for Laura’s books

  68. Texas Book Lover

    I have read and love them ALL! Such an amazing lineup and giveaway! Thank you!

  69. Morgan Van Lier

    Lynsay Sands is one of my Favorites Authors. I’ve also read books by Dani Collins and Carolyn Brown and they were great.

  70. Heather Scully

    I’ve read and like many of these authors. But I just love all of Laura Kaye’s series, and my absolute fave was the Heart of Darkness duet. Caden and Makenna were beyond perfectly flawed, and perfect for one another. Her military men and her MC series and her warrior fight club, her Blasphemy series…all amazing. ❤️

  71. rkcjmomma

    I love all these authors i read their books often! Lynsay Sands is one of my favorites!! These are really good authors with great books!!

  72. Jennifer Beyer

    I love Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series. And I love the Honky Tonk series by Carolyn Brown.

  73. Bernice Kennedy

    I have read a couple of Nancy Naigles books but I have not read any of the others yet.


    I’ve read Laura Kaye, Kerrelyn Sparks, and Lynsay Sands. The other ladies I haven’t read. I’m looking forward to reading them in the future.

  75. Jackie

    I have read (and loved) most of Laura Kaye ‘s books. I have not yet started the fight club cuz this last year has been crazy and I’m slacking. Lol

  76. Gail S

    Yes, I’ve read several of the authors above, Nancy Naigle, Darynda Jones, Lynsay Sands, Carolyn Brown and Kerrelyn Sparks. I’ve loved all their books. Can’t wait to read the other authors I’ve missed!

  77. Laurajj

    Oh lots of new authors for me here! 🙂 I love Carolyn Brown and have read lots of hers. Cowboy Bold and Long, and Tall Cowboy Christmas are a couple of my favorites.

  78. BookLady

    Love books by Darynda Jones, Lynsay Sands, and Kerrelyn Sparks! The Charley Davidson series, the Argeneau series, and Love at Stake series are some of my favorites.

  79. Christine L

    Darynda Jones CD/Grave series, Lynsay Sands Argeneau we are not vampires series, Kerrelyn Sparks it’s a motley crew of supernaturals. I’m not familiar with the others.

  80. Kathy A Davis

    I’ve read all the authors (and really enjoyed their books) except one, Darynda Jones. But, I’ve got to check out her books! I’m from New Mexico too.

  81. Tamara Kasyan

    I’ve read all of them except Darynda Jones. I love Lynsay Sands Argeneau series and all of Laura Kaye’s series (but the Hard Ink, Raven Riders, and Warrior Fight Club are my favorites) and Kerrelyn Sparks’ Love at Stake series

  82. Rutu

    I love Carolyn Brown and Darynda Jones books. There is no way to.pick my favorite.

  83. Alicia

    I have only read two authors in this giveaway but I am always looking for new authors to follow and support ❤️

  84. AmandaS

    I haven’t read all of the authors yet, but I’ve really enjoyed Laura Kaye’s books!

  85. Anita H.

    Yes, I’ve read Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series, a whole bunch of Lynsay Sand’s Highlander books and many of Carolyn Brown’s Cowboy books

  86. Cathy Saldin

    I have read books by all these authors, but my favorite is Darynda Jones. I have the entire grave series of Charley Davidson.

  87. Cher Blankenship

    Laura Kaye is only one I have heard of and have in my TBR. Great to discover new authors.

  88. Sherry Tang

    Yes, I read books from Lynsay Sand and Kerrelyn Spark. I don’t have a favorite because it’s too hard to pick!!!! =)

  89. Donna Sitler

    I’ve read some and look forward to trying some new authors. Working my way thru Carolyn Brown’s book list now.

  90. smcmahon19

    I’ve read Lynsay Sands and Carolyn Brown ☘️
    Thanks for the chance!

  91. veRONIca

    I’ve read quite a few of Laura Kaye’s. I really like her writing style 🙂

  92. Kelsey D

    I’ve read Darynda’s books, mostly from audible and absolutely love them!

  93. Dina Reyna

    I have read Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series. I absolutely love that series and can’t wait to read the last book in the series. *Sniff sniff*

  94. Tina R

    I love the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands. I’ve also enjoyed North of Need and Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye and the Spikes & Spurs series by Carolyn Brown.

  95. Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz

    I love the Spikes and Spurs series by Carolyn Brown
    Thanks for the chance!

  96. Cynthia

    Big fan of Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series! I picked up the first book based on the cover alone and fell in love!

  97. Patricia B.

    Lynsay Sands has been favorite for years. Her historicals were my primary reads and THE ETERNAL HIGHLANDER was my introduction to her paranormal books. I have also enjoyed books by Carolyn Brown and Nancy Naigle. I have not yet read Darynda Jones but have THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD in my TBR mountain. Laura Kaye’s books are not to my taste, but I am sure there are many who enjoy her work.

  98. donnadurnell2013

    Yes, I have read books by some of the authors noted above. I have read several of Nancy’s Adam Grove novels. Think my favorite is OUT OF FOCUS.
    And I have read several of Carolyn Brown’s books. My all time favorite of her is THE LADIES ROOM. But I have also read several of her ‘cowboy’ books and like those as well. I have a few of Carolyn’s in my stack of print books to be read.
    I believe I have also read Darynda Jones and Laura Kaye. But it’s been awhile so I don’t remember titles.