#Giveaway Day 16: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA

Posted December 30th, 2014 by in Blog, Features, Giveaway, Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA, Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA / 120 comments

Harlequin Junkie Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA

#Giveaway Day 16
Are you on HJ’s NAUGHTY list?
The holiday season is a Prefect time for Celebrating and Giving.

We love our READERS!

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

From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….

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 16 #Giveaway:


Up for grabs today, Kindle Paperwhite Reader courtesy of #1 New York Times bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!

Meet author Barbara Freethy

BarbaraBarbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 35 novels. Traditionally published for many years, in 2011 Barbara began self publishing her backlist and has sold an incredible 4.3 million ebooks and as of today she is the bestselling KDP Author of ALL TIME! Sixteen of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her book SUMMER SECRETS hit #1 on the New York Times and remained on the list for seven weeks. Other bestselling titles include ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1), DON’T SAY A WORD, GOLDEN LIES, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, RYAN’S RETURN, DANIEL’S GIFT, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY, SILENT RUN and TAKEN.

Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories about love and family, sometimes with a little suspense, sometimes with a little magic.

She is currently writing a new contemporary family series, THE CALLAWAYS about a family born to “serve and protect” several as San Francisco firefighters! Learn more at http://www.barbarafreethy.com/books/

The Callaway Series

The Callaway Series

The Callaways were born to serve and protect! In Barbara’s new connected family series, each of the eight siblings in this blended Irish-American family find love, mystery and adventure, often where they least expect it!

While each book stands alone with its own complete story, you might enjoy the series better if you start with the first book.

Giveaway: Kindle Paperwhite Reader

KpaperWKindle Paperwhite is most popular e-reader. With a high-resolution, Paperwhite display, it’s designed to deliver a superior reading experience.

– No screen glare in bright sunlight
– Thinner than a pencil, lighter than a paperback—easily read with one hand
– Battery lasts weeks, not hours
– Built-in light—read without eyestrain

*Giveaway is open to anywhere Kindle Paperwhite Ships via Amazon.com. Amazon Shipping restrictions apply*

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120 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 16: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA”

  1. Sue C

    i don’t have a favorite. I love Susan Mallery, Jill Shavis, and a bunch of others.

  2. Laney4

    No favourites, as variety is the spice of life. Besides, it’s like trying to choose your favourite child!

  3. Joan V.

    I didn’t read any chick lit this year. I read contemporary and historical romances and cozy mysteries.

  4. doveknoll

    I don’t really have a favorite. I love so many different authors and it depends on my mood who I love best. Lol. Barbara Freethy is an amazing author. I also love Linda Lael Miller, Zoe York, Sharon Hamilton, Ann Grimble, Nora Roberts, Susan Mallery, etc, etc, etc. Thanks for the giveaway. It’s another great prize.

  5. thebookdate

    So many its hard to name but one. I’ll mention one – No River Too Wide by Emilie Richards. It is part of her Goddess series and she does a marvellous job with them, showing the friendships and growth of a group of women. Jan is with an abusive husband and it is her story of how she finds freedom and renews her relationship with her daughter. Powerful book.

  6. Leanna

    Evening Stars by Susan mallery she is one of my favorite authors she writes wonderful women’s fiction and romance. Love her Fool’s Gold series.

  7. Janie McGaugh

    I’m pretty sure I haven’t read anything that would be categorized as “Women’s Fiction” or “Chick Lit” this year. One of my favorite romances was C.L. Wilson’s The Winter King. It was an exciting fantasy romance that was well-written, with characters that grew and changed as the story progressed.

  8. Marcy Meyer

    I really enjoyed Brenda Novak’s The Heart of Christmas, from her Whiskey Creek series.

  9. 125am

    I’m not aware of having read any books in this genre yet. Although, I’m really looking forward to reading Jeannie Moon’s The Second Chance Hero. (I’m not even sure if it’s considered Women’s Fiction and/or Chick-Lit… I really need to brush up on my genre knowledge.)

  10. bastdazbog

    I am bad with picking favorites as I can never pick just one, but if i had to I’d pick The Tameness of the Wolf series by Kendall McKenna.

  11. evaallbooksconsidered

    Everything by Rosalind James (especially the latest in the escape to NZ series) — I just love her stories!!

  12. orchid7

    I just recently finished The Look of Love by Sarah Jio. That was a good one. Each chapter was about one of like five different ones in the story. It took a bit to learn all the characters, but then I was turning pages so fast I raced to the end. I enjoyed it!

  13. Melody Gonser

    I noticed several readers mentioned Jennifer Crusie’s books. I love her books. I Usually there is humor and reality done superbly to draw me in. Great characters. I don’t think she’s written anything lately but she is an artist with words.I go back and read all her books again once or twice a year. My favorite is
    “Agnus and the Hitman.” When I need to see the humor in life and humanity I read the books again.

  14. ndluebke

    I’ve read several but can’t give you a name. With over 90 books read this year, it’s hard to keep them all straight. Debbie Macomber is a real favorite of mine along with about 50 others.Plus there are so many new authors coming out. Thank you Sara for introducing so many to us.

  15. Lori P

    I really enjoyed Four Friends by Robyn Carr. I loved the fact that no matter what these friends had going on in their relationships they were there for one another. They were there to cry and laugh with each other 🙂

  16. Colleen C.

    Brenda Novak’s Whiskey Creek books would be at the top of my list… love how her characters and their personalities shine through the pages!

  17. stormy27

    I haven’t read any ‘chick-lit’ this year but the PNR and contemporary small-town romances have been amazing in 2014. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings!

  18. Carolyn Krug

    I read too many to choose a favorite. My favorite authors this year were Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Brenda Novak, and Barbara Freethy.

  19. janinecatmom

    It’s hard for me to pick only one. I have read so many great books this year and love many for different reasons.

  20. Terri C

    Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman. I just fell in love with the characters.

  21. Lisa Reigel

    Marie Force is one of my favorite authors. She has three wonderful series – Gansett Island, Fatal series, and her new one this year – Green Mountain.

  22. BookLady

    I enjoy books by Jill Shalvis and Edie Ramer. Great characters and stories!

  23. Jennifer Zorko

    One of the best that I have read this year is Can You Keep a Secret? by
    Sophie Kinsella. It was laugh out loud funny and was just a really good feel good book.

  24. Lindsay Beeson

    Evening Stars! Generally speaking I prefer more “romance” than your usual women’s fiction, but that series by Susan Mallery is wonderful.

  25. Maria

    For some reason I did not read any chick-lit or women’s fiction this year – read a lot of contemporary, historical and paranormal romance but no chick-lit. Something I need to clear up next year!

  26. conniefischer

    “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty was my absolute favorite!

  27. Heidi D

    My favorite this year would be It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis but, to be honest, I love all the books in the Lucky Harbor series. The reason I loved this book can be summed up in two words: Sam Brody.

  28. Irish Pax

    I’m not sure that I have a favorite but I love the Sisterchicks series by Robin Jones Gunn. They are connected but can be read as a stand alone as they deal with friends (women) who are going through issues and work through them to really get to know themselves. It’s an amazing series about women who are real.

  29. Natalija

    “A Secret Wish” by Barbara Freethy. I just loved how these three stories/women were connected. Fantastic book!

  30. Mary Preston

    The Christmas Ranch by RaeAnne Thayne – still fresh in my mind. Wonderful Christmas elements & chemistry to spare.

  31. marcyshuler

    I haven’t read any Chick Lit or Women’s Fiction this year. I read Historical and Contemporary romance.

  32. Jean White

    Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris was a fun quick read. It made me smile and laugh out loud while reading it. This is my type of Chic Lit.

  33. Inga

    Lauren Dane’s The Best Kind of Trouble was one of my favorites because I fell in love with the characters and love the series.

  34. Chanpreet

    Definitely Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, because it left me raw and with lots of things to think about. It’s a story that has to be experienced.

  35. Mary C.

    Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen – reconnecting with family and revisting the place filled with memories of the best summer before moving on to life’s next chapter.

  36. Kim Perry

    One in a Million by Jill Shalvis! I love her Lucky Harbor series and especially the heroine, Callie, who is the granddaughter of Lucille. I loved reading more about Lucille and her family.

  37. Gail S

    Several series stand out, Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series, Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series and Four Friends book, I also love the Sons of chance series by Vicki Lewis Thompson. There’s so many! 🙂

  38. Jenny Rapp

    I don’t have a favorite; that is like saying you have a favorite child. I love them all!!!! I love to read them because they give me such a “feel good” feeling. Thanks for the chance.

  39. Cathy P

    Unfortunately I haven’ read any Chick-Lit or Women’s Fiction this year. I do enjoy books by Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery though.

  40. Nicole Ortiz

    I haven’t done a lot of reading this year. Can’t say I have a favorite for this year. Thanks for the chance.

  41. Christine Woinich

    I have read quite a few books this year, having just restarted in the late summer after a very long hiatus from reading. I am not sure what classifies as Chick-Lit, but I did love The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon. Thank you for the giveaway.

  42. Kelly C

    So many good books, so little time. I loved All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner.

  43. Krysten M

    Oooh, I think Evening Stars by Susan Mallery is definitely a favorite. Actually, all of the Blackberry Island books are so good! 😀

  44. holdenj

    I really liked Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen and The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee.

  45. Diane Sallans

    Jill Shalvis, Emily March, Christie Ridgeway, Susan Mallery – love all their stories!

  46. Gretchen H

    My favorite this year was probably To Scotland With Love by Patience Griffin.

  47. Jessica Alcazar

    I would have to go with Nora Robert’s The Villa for my favorite woman’s fiction of 2014. I loved it best because it encompassed so much, family love betrayal rivalry mystery suspense and even murder and yet it was the best darn love story I have read in quite some time.

  48. nikkiphilton

    I don’t really read womens fiction or chick lit, but I do love Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, Emily March, SEP, NR and Linda Howard, to name a few.

  49. mrsmac19

    The final three books in the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis were great! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    • mrsmac19

      Reading the whole question helps… I’d choose these books because they featured Lucille quite prominently – I LOVE her!!! 🙂

  50. Yvonne Rahn

    Heather Wardell. She is awesome. Down to earth friendly and a great writer

  51. frllarsson

    Kristen Ashley´s the Will and Leisa Rayven´s Bad Romeo are the first ones that comes to mind <3
    Although a very good reading year for me =) Lots of great ones!
    Happy Holidays!

  52. belindaegreen

    You asked: Your Favorite Women’s Fiction and / or Chick-Lit title read in 2014? Tell us why.

    I have read a lot of Christa Wicks books because they deal with the everyday woman no matter how she looks. Every”body” is someone’s ideal Her books are sexy, sensual, have hot men and are imaginative. She writes stories that keep you engaged.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G

  53. Glenda

    I read a ton of romances this year primarily historical and contemporary – I honestly don’t have a favorite because there are so many excellent ones out there. 😀

  54. Susan T.

    I don’t think what I read is considered Chick-Lit or Women’s Fiction but I love a good romance book.

  55. Pennie M

    My favorite chic lit for 2014 was one we read for book club, The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

  56. Rachael Brown

    I’m not sure which books fall under that category. I mostly read contemporary romance and romantic suspense.

  57. Christina Riggs

    I love Annie West, Katherine Bone, Samantha Grace, Wendy Lindstrom… oh so many authors! Too many books to tell what was my one favorite book.

  58. angela smith

    i dont really know what kind of books are considered chick lit or womens fiction.i like debbie macomber,brenda novak,susan mallery they all have great storylines and characters.

  59. heatherzilla

    I don’t have a favorite, but I really enjoyed Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series this year.

  60. taswmom

    It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite, especially when I’ve read so many great books this year. Also, because i tend to blur the lines between women’s fiction/chic-lit/family life/romance. Right now I’m reading Prejudice Meets Pride, by Rachael Anderson, and really enjoying it! There’s some friend and family support and bonding, as well as romance in it…

  61. Anita H.

    I don’t really have any favorites but I enjoy Sophie Kinsella and Susan Mallery’s books

  62. Mary Goodman

    I don’t have a favorite this year.I have liked all the books I have read

  63. laurieg72

    Susan Wiggs- THE BEEKEEPER’S BALL.
    Wonderful writing, a beautiful setting in wine country Sonona, a chef heroine, Isabel complete with recipes and a hero, a retired war time journalist, Cormac. Secrets and strong family bonds!

    I really enjoy her stories. The first book in this series is also excellent THE APPLE ORCHARD.

  64. carol L

    I love Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr and Jill Shalvis. My email in the enty for Barbara Freethy was entered incorrectly befoe it closed. It should br Lucky4750 ( at) aol ( dot) com
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  65. Ada

    Susan Mallery had some absolutely wonderful books! I don’t have a favorite book per se but I’m a fan of her books

  66. Allison W

    It’s not a new one, but the Cinderella Rules by Donna Kauffman is a favorite!

  67. Mary M.

    I can’t choose. My favorite writers in this genre in 2014 were Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Brenda Novak, and Susan Mallery.

  68. Emily Stemp

    No favourites, as variety is the spice of life. Besides, it’s like trying to choose your favourite child!

  69. Kai W.

    The last book I read is Me Tarzan–You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba. I don’t think I have a memorable one for 2014.