#Giveaway Day 15: HJ’s 2017 #BOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 30th, 2017 by in Blog, Giveaway, Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA, Spotlight / 83 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 3rd Annual Reader Appreciation #BOOKMAS EXTRAVAGANZA


#Giveaway: Day 15


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From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….

The holiday season is the perfect time for Celebrating & Giving, considering HJ’s Reader community is the BEST, we’ve decided to do both. 🙂

We are celebrating YOU and your continued support of the romance genreHarlequin Junkie blog with 17 days of Awesome #Giveaways!

  • Thank You, for being a part of HJ’s community.
  • Thank You, for all YOUR comments and interactions.
  • Thank You, for YOUR loyalty to the blog and Romance Genre
  • Most of all THANK YOU for making HJ a FUN place to hangout!

We <3 You! 🙂

Be sure to stop by everyday from Dec 16 to Jan 1 2018 for a chance to win: Box-O-books, Gift Cards, Kindle, Audio books, Author Swag, Gift baskets & more!



Up for grabs today, Box-o-Romance-Books from SMP Romance.

Founded in 1952 by Macmillan in London, St. Martin’s Press was for many years primarily a distributor of Macmillan books. However, particularly during the last 30 years, St. Martin’s grew rapidly as a publisher in its own right, finally becoming one of the seven largest publishers in America. From their home in the Flatiron Building in New York, St. Martin’s publishes books under four imprints: St. Martin’s Press, Griffin, Minotaur, and Thomas Dunne Books. Website: http://smpromance.com | Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMPRomance

A spotlight on a few upcoming 2018 SMP Romance Publishing titles:


I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes I Flipping Love You, a love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready
Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in the Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…
Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance―without burning down the house?

The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.
Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.
Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.
Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.
She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.
He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.
They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.
But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

Collision Point by Lora Leigh

Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble―a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved―and thought he had lost forever.
As the daughter of a crime lord, Amara Resnova has endured the cruelty of her father’s enemies―and has tried to escape that world ever since. Now, she must reach out to the one man who saved her life, even if she’s never forgiven him for breaking her heart. But Amara is tougher today than she was then. She’s also more desirable to Rory―and dangerous to love. Can he protect her from her father’s enemies without surrendering to his own passions…or will love seal their fate for good?

Darkest Night by Tara Thomas

Tilly Brock has learned—the hard way—how to take care of herself. Once a pillar of Charleston society, her family lost everything in the wake of a shocking scandal. And then Tilly lost the only boy she ever loved.
Keaton Benedict is Charleston’s most notorious bachelor. But in spite of all his advantages—the money, the women, the family name—he longs for more: the heart of the young woman he still can’t forget.
When Keaton re-enters Tilly’s life, after all these years, she is torn between feelings of doubt and desire. Can they put the past behind them and learn to love again? Tilly is willing to try. But Keaton is afraid that a vengeful enemy is watching—and waiting to destroy them. Can the rekindled flame of their love defeat the deadliest rival and light their way forward in the darkest night?

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne

The next stunning, captivating historical romance from Kerrigan Byrne!

  #1 GIVEAWAY: Box-o-Holiday Titles

US – Giveaway will include 1 copy of each item noted below:

  • Christmas at Two Love Lane
  • A Season of You
  • Hope at Christmas
  • The Christmas Cowboy Hero
  • Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
  • Christmas in London

#2 GIVEAWAY: Box-o-2018 Releases

US – Giveaway will include 1 copy of each item noted below:

  • Cowboy Stole My Heart by Soraya Lane
  • A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch
  • Baby, I’m Howling For You by Christine Warren
  • Darkest Night by Tara Thomas
  • Collision Point by Lora Leigh


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83 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 15: HJ’s 2017 #BOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. Karina Angeles

    Fantastic assortment of books! Can’t wait to read The Real Deal and Collision Point. I love fake relationships and second chance romances.

  2. laurieg72

    Lauren Blakely with her boyfriend for hire sounds cute
    Duke With A Dragon Tattoo Love duke heroes This sounds intriguing
    Lora Leigh second chance to get it right. Elite Ops hero and Crime lord bosses daughter Explosive!
    A Devil In Scotland I enjoy Suzanne Enoch’s stories.
    Finally, Christmas themed stories are my favorite because it’s my favorite of the year.

  3. Glenda

    All sound great but The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne is on the top of my want list! Love her books!

  4. carol L

    Great list. For me it was Collision Course, love all Lora Leigh books. Devil In Scotland because I love reading books by Susan Enoch and in Scotland. Duke With a Dragon Tattoo, I enjoy reading books by Kerrigan Byrne sand Historical Romance.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. KermitsGirl

    There’s no description, but The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne? You don’t read many historicals with tattoo’d people, especially dukes. Definitely caught my eye!

  6. Pennie M

    Helena Hunting was a new to me author for 2017 and, of course, Lauren Blakely and Lora Leigh I have been reading for years. Bring them on!

  7. Jean White

    I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting because I always read her books. One of her stalkers. Also the Real Deal by Lauren Blakely for the same reason.

  8. Lynnette W Allen

    I read everything by Suzanne Enoch so I’m really looking forward to A Devil in Scotland.

  9. Sophia Rose

    I’ve been enjoying SMP books for years. I love the idea of a cowboy hero at Christmas and I’ve been meaning to try Kerrigan Byrne’s books.

  10. Teresa Williams

    All 6 of the Christmas ones.Then Collision Point by Lora Leigh I really like all her books

  11. Caro

    They all sound awesome, but I can’t wait for ‘I Flipping Love You’ by Helena Hunting. Love her books and this sounds great!

  12. belindaegreen

    The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely. I love stories where the h is dreading attending a family function alone. So she looks for a date in the weirdest ways. The fun that ensures is always engaging. I’ll look forward for to reading the book. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  13. Kathleen Bylsma

    Flipping Love You and Real Deal , first, because I like their books and the rest are good, too!

  14. 3rsthreers

    I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting is a want to read. First, because it is by Helena Hunting and secondly, it sounds very interesting. A down on his luck lawyer????? And of course anything by Lauren Blakely is a must read.

  15. Juli Huber Hall

    I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting, I just love her writing style and can’t wait to read this

  16. Kay Garrett

    I would love to read them all. I know that’s not the question so I finally narrowed it down to the top two. 🙂 Really love the storyline of “I Flipping Love You” by Helena Hunting. I can’t get enough of the makeover home shows on HGTV. They fascinate me. Add romance to that in this particular way and I’m hooked! Then again, I love “The Real Deal” by Lauren Blakely because I can visualize where they are both coming from and the pitfalls of the playing turning to the REAL thing.

  17. Elizabeth Schroedle

    Even though there was no blurb for The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo, that’s the book for me. I just started reading Kerrigan Byrne this past summer and enjoy her books .

  18. ladyvampire

    Christine Warren is one of my favorite authors and I’m looking forward to her books in 2018, like “Baby I’m Howling For You”. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Years!

  19. Diane Sallans

    The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne – stories about Dukes always catch my eye!

  20. Lilah Chavez

    Lauren Blakely! She’s a go-to one ☝ click for me!

    I have most of her books .. And I just love her. I must complete my collection!

  21. erinf1

    The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne is one of the books I’m really looking forward to in 2018 🙂 thanks for another great giveaway!

  22. Savings InSeconds

    I would love to read Darkest Night because Charleston is one of my favorite places to travel!

  23. eawells

    So many good ones. Kieran Kramer, Lauren Blakely, Suzanne Enoch as well as Hope at Christmas, and The Christmas Cowboy Hero

  24. BookLady

    What a great selection of Books! The Read Deal by Lauren Blakely and The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne are two books on my wishlist. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  25. Shannon Capelle

    All are really good! Top 3 the most up top are Helena Hunting, Lauren Blakely, Lora Leigh. I read them alot!

  26. Delia Chavez

    I Flipping Love you By Helena Hunting she is one of my all time favorite authors I buy all of her books <3

  27. Vanessa Primer

    Sigh. As always, I want every single book. Buuuuut…… The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne had no description but an awesome title… Looking forward to it.

  28. Patricia B.

    The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne has no information here or on Amazon. However, if it is anything like the other books in the series it will be a good read. I love historical romances. I enjoy romantic suspense and intrigue and there are some good offerings here. Darkest Night by Tara Thomas sounds like it will offer a good, suspenseful read. As someone whose family kept trying to marry off and who has worked with her husband renovating houses, I will be ablate relate to both The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely and I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting. I am not familiar with either author, but I like the sound of their books.

  29. Janie McGaugh

    The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo caught my eye because of the interesting title and because it’s a historical romance.

  30. Eva Millien

    There are some great books coming out this year, but I am definitely looking forward to reading Christine Warrens new series and Lora Leigh’s. Happy New Year!

  31. Tia

    The characters in Darkest Night by Tara Thomas seem like they have a lot of growth they are going through.

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