#Giveaway Day 16: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 30th, 2023 by in Blog, BookMas, Features, Spotlight / 62 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 9th Annual #BOOKMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!


From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….


HJ’s Bookmas Extravaganza is our annual celebration of YOU, our loyal and engaged READERS of Harlequin Junkie blog and the Book community at large.


Thank You for your continued Support, we <3 You!

On the 16th Day of #Bookmas…  We bring you a giveaway from Amazon Montlake Publishing

Here’s a sneak peak at some of Montlake Publishing’s 2024 Releases:

HURT FOR ME by Heather Levy (Montlake; 2/1/24)

A single mother’s brutal past threatens to destroy the new life she’s built in this suspenseful dark romance set in the underground world of kink.

Rae Dixon is lucky to be alive. Fifteen years ago, she survived being trafficked and abused, escaping her captors to reclaim her life. Now, she’s running a thriving business with her best friend and raising a teenage daughter on her own. Rae’s finally in control―literally. As Mistress V, Rae is the one calling the shots catering to Oklahoma City’s elite in her private dungeon, which is fronted by a spa.

But when a client goes missing, Rae’s world spins out of control.

Detective Dayton Clearwater shows up at the spa, sparking panic when he asks questions that risk exposing Rae’s true business. After several young women from her underground community disappear, too, Rae spots a chillingly familiar pattern. Together, she and Detective Clearwater must find answers before more lives are destroyed, including those they love.

HYPNOTIZED BY LOVE by Sariah Wilson (Montlake; 3/1/24)

The power of suggestion does wonders for the heart in an absolutely captivating romantic comedy by Sariah Wilson, the bestselling author of The Chemistry of Love.

Hypnotist Savannah Sinclair is known for helping clients overcome their deep-rooted issues, from anxiety to addiction. But her nontraditional approach also attracts plenty of skeptics―including her high school nemesis and rival, Mason Beckett, who just so happens to be the boy who broke her heart.

Mason’s life hasn’t gone according to plan. His latest novel was a flop, and the only gig he can land is writing a scathing exposé of his hometown hypnotist, Savannah. But in order to write an authentic article, he has to be a willing participant. Hypnosis is the last thing he expected: he’s shedding his negative nature and opening himself up to new experiences…and when a fire alarm interrupts their session, Mason walks out into the real world entranced and sporting a sunny disposition and a tendency to say yes.

Hypnotized Mason is fearless, revealing things he’s never told a soul, acting completely out of character, and leading Savannah on a frantic chase to keep him safe. He likes his new self. The problem is, so does Savannah. She can’t fall in love with a man who’s in a trance, but can she keep him still long enough to get him to snap out of it?

THE UNQUIET BONES by Loreth Anne White (Montlake; 3/5/24)

A shocking discovery of human bones reopens an almost fifty-year-old cold case―and rips apart the lives of a group of friends―in a riveting novel by Loreth Anne White, the Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of The Maid’s Diary.

When human bones are found beneath an old chapel in the woods, evidence suggests the remains could be linked to the decades-old case of missing teen Annalise Jansen.

Homicide detective Jane Munro―pregnant and acutely attuned to the preciousness of life―hopes the grim discovery will finally bring closure to the girl’s family. But for a group of Annalise’s old friends, once dubbed the Shoreview Six by the media, it threatens to expose a terrible pledge made on an autumn night forty-seven years ago.

The friends are now highly respected, affluent members of their communities, and none of them ever expected the dark chapter in their past to resurface. But as Jane and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ella Quinn peel back the layers of secrets, the group begins to fracture. Will one cave? Will they turn on each other?

The investigation takes a sharp turn when Jane discovers a second body―that of the boy long blamed for Annalise’s disappearance. As the bones tell their story, the group learns just how far each will go to guard their own truth.

WHAT IS LOVE? by Jen Comfort (Montlake; 4/1/24)

Head and heart collide in a story of polar-opposite rivals that’s anything but trivial in this game show romance from Midnight Duet author Jen Comfort.

Answer: From the Latin word for crossroads, this is knowledge so common as to be obscure, the pursuit of which engages millions daily. Question: What is trivia?

Trivia is the magic in the mundane, the connection in the commonplace, and Maxine Hart’s second-favorite pastime. A self-proclaimed Brooklyn street rat and a high school dropout, Maxine has never been a fan of formal education, but thanks to her ADHD “superpowers,” she’s a glutton for knowledge—and a good fight. And when Maxine enters the trivia game show Answers!, her brilliance, coupled with her penchant for big bets, devastates her competition. Even record-holding, 76-time-winner Teddy Ferguson.

Or was it their kiss the night before they faced off that threw the buttoned-up professor off his game?

Now, Maxine and Teddy cross paths again in a high-stakes tournament against all-time Answers! winners, including undefeated champion Hercules McKnight. With nothing in common but an insatiable appetite for knowledge and a desire to win, Maxine offers Teddy a deal: combine their strengths to shore up their weaknesses. She’ll push his tolerance for risk and improve his buzzer speed, if he’ll find creative ways to fill in the gaps in her education.

Except neither one of them foresaw just how scintillating learning could be…

ALTERNATE ENDINGS by Ali Rosen (Montlake; 5/7/24)

From the author of Recipe for Second Chances comes a smart, sexy, heartfelt romance about a single mother juggling homelife and career who finds unexpected complications while in Ireland for work.

Beatrice Leal’s personal life is complicated between her divorce and her precocious six-year-old. But the job she loves is the one thing she counts on to be straightforward—that is, until her boss’s own divorce prompts a move from NYC back to Ireland.

Now Bea’s in Ireland twice a month for work. It’s wreaking havoc on the custody agreement she and her moody ex are sorting out while he lives downstairs in the brownstone they co-own. And to top it off, her company’s new CTO turns out to be the boy who once broke her heart: Jack Sander.

It’s been twenty years since Bea and Jack saw each other. Their lives are both messy. So when they hook up one night in Ireland, they plan to just keep it a work fling that stays there. But the more time they spend together, the more Bea wonders if happiness might not always mean needing to have your life in order.

*Publication dates subject to change
Amazon Montlake Publishing: Thousands of happily ever afters. Whether through sexy romantic comedies, romantic suspense, sweeping historicals, or provocative paranormals, Montlake delivers happily ever afters for all reading tastes. https://amazonpublishing.amazon.com/montlake

Giveaway: Montlake Publishing Prize Pack!

Winner will receive a print copy of each of the titles noted below:

  • Vacation Wars by Meghan Quinn
  • The Hollywood Jinx by Sariah Wilson
  • Not My Kind of Hero by Pippa Grant
  • Hot Mess Summer by Melissa Foster
  • The Whole Time by Catherine Bybee
  • The Royal Game of Chance by Susan Stoker
  • You or Someone Like You by Winter Renshaw
  • Mr. Hook-up Hooked by Marni Mann
  • Save the Best for Last by Jennifer Probst

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62 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 16: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. Latesha B.

    All sound like something I would be interested in reading but What is Love? because I love trivia/game shows and The Unquiet Bones because it sounds suspenseful and it will keep you guessing.

  2. erahime

    Each book has their pivoting point that makes them interesting. But the Heather Levy book sounds like an intriguing thriller and the Jen Comfort book has this rom-com vibe from the blurb.

  3. Susan C

    They all caught my eye because of the authors! However, The Unquiet Bones makes me want to know what happened.

  4. Sonia

    That one that caught my attention was HURT FOR ME by Heather Levy, I enjoy some detective work.

  5. Leeza Stetson

    I’d love to read all of them. The Unquiet Bones, especially, calls out to me.

  6. Marsha Graniel

    I find What is Love? Interesting with its trivia mixed with romance. I want to know more.

  7. Nicky Ortiz

    They all sound interesting and I heard of a majority of the authors.
    Thanks for the chance!

  8. Diana Hardt

    They all sound good, but Alternate Endings caught my attention. It sounds really interesting.

  9. Texas Book Lover

    They all sound great but if I had to choose one I’d go with The Unquiet Bones.

  10. Tonya ferrando

    Hypnotized by love is the one book that most captures my attention. I need to be in the right mood for a thriller- the others seem interesting when the mood hits.

  11. holdenj

    Hypnotized by Love looks interesting, with the idea of hypnosis and trances.

  12. rab2019

    HYPNOTIZED BY LOVE by Sariah Wilson – love the storyline!
    THE UNQUIET BONES by Loreth Anne White – I love a good mystery.
    I just added both of these to my TBR list.

  13. Ellen C.

    What is Love because the game show setting and the characters attract me.

  14. Juli Hall

    THE UNQUIET BONES by Loreth Anne White, I love a good mystery, who done it book

  15. Kathleen O

    All of these books have grabbed my interest. I am putting them all on my TBR list.

  16. eawells

    They all sound like great reads, but Alternate Endings caught my attention. It sounds like a good read.

  17. SusieQ

    Hypnotized by Love, sounds cute. Second chance romance are one of my favorite tropes, if done well.

  18. Sandy McMahon

    The Unquiet Bones caught my attention. I read the blurb and I love a good mystery especially the way it uproots so many people!☘️

  19. Glenda M

    They all sound great! However, the ones that I really want to read are HYPNOTIZED BY LOVE and WHAT IS LOVE? They sound like a lot of fun!

  20. Crystal

    Hurt for Me and What is Love catches my attention the because I am single and love most intriguing romances that are interesting.

    • rkcjmomma

      Hypnotized by Love sounds really good amd all of them above id read! Great choices!

  21. Patricia Barraclough

    Unquiet Bones sounds like a suspenseful, engaging read and one I would enjoy. Of those listed in the giveaway, The Royal Game of Chance by Susan Stoker is my favorite. Suspense has always been a favorite of mine.

  22. Irma Jurejevčič

    THE UNQUIET BONES by Loreth Anne White sounds amazing, That ‘bones are found beneath an old chapel in the woods’ sounds so thrilling.

  23. Anita H.

    What Is Love? sounds like a fun book, I love the premise of battling wits on a game show!

  24. Danielle Hammelef

    What is Love sounds exciting as I enjoy characters who are in competition with each other.

  25. lisasvance

    I don’t have any one in particular that I’d like to read, but the whole package is quite enticing and I’m sure will be enjoyed. They look amazing!

  26. Jen K

    What Is Love? sounds good. Never heard of a game show romance before.