#Giveaway Day 16: HJ’s 2017 #BOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 31st, 2017 by in Blog, Features, Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA, Spotlight / 70 comments

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


#Giveaway: Day 16


Are you on HJ’s Naughty list?

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.

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 | Twitter 

A spotlight on a few upcoming 2018 SMP titles:

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR tells the story of a small set of neighbors, each with their own large, looming secret. Essie is a new mother grappling with its constant demands. When a new neighbor moves in next door, Essie’s eager to call her a friend, and spend some time away from her kids. But it turns out her new neighbor’s choice of location was no accident, and secrets from Essie’s past soon come to light.
THE WIFE BETWEEN US is “masterful” (Karin Slaughter), “fiendishly clever” (Anita Shreve), and “terrific and troubling” (Gilly Macmillan). Written by a former editor-author team turned co-authors, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the book has now sold into 30 countries, and been optioned for a movie. In a starred reviewLibrary Journal predicts that “readers who were enthralled with B.A. Paris’s Behind Closed Doors and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl will love the skewed psychology and shifting perspectives of this domestic thriller.”
OUR LITTLE SECRET is “the thriller you haven’t read before” (Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke). A love story at its core, it explores how rejection can turn toxic and pathological. Early blurbs by Ruth Ware, Mary Kubica, and Chevy Stevens call it “deliciously dark,” “gripping” and “clever and addictive.” An instant bestseller in Canada, it will publish here in April and is by newcomer, the incredibly talented, Oxford-bred Roz Nay.
BABY TEETH is one of the most original, immersive, and unputdownable debuts of the year. By Zoje Stage, it explores the dynamic of a stay-at-home mom, Suzette, and her psychotic young daughter, Hanna. Hanna is a girl who intentionally cut her mother’s hair, called her “weak and stupid,” barked at her teachers, set a trashcan on fire, and fed a schoolmate paint, and that’s the least of it. But perhaps Suzette isn’t as innocent and undeserving of Hanna’s wrath as she claims to be. Colin Winnette calls it “twisted,” “playful,” “deeply unsettling,” and “electrifyingly creepy.”
NOT THAT I COULD TELL  is Jessica Strawser’s anticipated new novel, a suburban-set mystery about the push and pull of motherhood, public facades masking private despair, and one neighborhood woman’s disappearance. There is new-to-the neighborhood, down-on-her-love-life-luck, Izzy, whose best-friend and long-time (secret) love, Josh, recently wed her younger sister. There’s Clara, the stay-at-home mom to two, who finds herself pulled increasingly deeper into the investigation. And Kristin, the missing doctor’s wife, who we hear from in increasingly revealing and alarming diary-like entries. Kate Moretti described Strawser’s cast of characters as “unique, engaging, and relatable” and declared the ending “surprising and poignant.”

  #1 GIVEAWAY: (2) Box-o-Books from SMP

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

  • ALMOST MISSED YOU by Jessica Strawser
  • THE CONFECTIONER’S TALE by Laura Madeleine
  • THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable
  • I’LL SEE YOU IN PARIS by Michelle Gable


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70 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 16: HJ’s 2017 #BOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. belindaegreen

    Since I read rom suspense more than straight mysteries/thrillers, these authors are new to me. I’m sure they would be great reading, Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. carol L

    They all sound good. The Wife Between us, Baby Teeth which sounds creepy, creepy but intriguing. The Family Next Door. I enjoy reading thrillers. Haven’t read one in awhile. Thanks for the giveaway chance
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Karley Moore

    I am so excited to read Baby Teeth. I always love a good story about an evil child! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Karina Angeles

    These mysteries are unique. Can’t wait to read The Family Next Door and see if the neighbor is phychotic or a stalker!

  5. Ellen C.

    I don’t read many suspense/mystery/thriller books. These all look like ones I could suggest to my sister who does read mystery and suspense.

  6. KermitsGirl

    These all look a little too much for my tastes (with not enough romance), but my stepmom loves psychological thrillers.

  7. Cassandra Hyden

    Our little secret and baby teeth caught my attention! Good thrillers are always a great read!

  8. Kay Garrett

    NOT THAT I COULD TELL pulls at me the strongest but THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR sounds very interesting as well. they both sound very interesting but I’d love to read them all though.

  9. flchen1

    The Family Next Door sounds creepy and page-turning! They all do, actually, but I might be too much of a scaredy cat to enjoy them!

  10. Savings InSeconds

    So many caught my eye! I’ve been wanting to read The Wife Between Us, but made note of a few others too.

  11. Elizabeth Schroedle

    Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser is the one that grabbed my attention. I love to read mysteries and Jessica would be a new author for me.

  12. Tandi Cortez

    The Not That I Could Tell seems like a very interesting read! My daughter would LOVE it! 🙂

  13. Elizabeth T.

    I’m interested in reading several featured books, including Not That I Could Tell and The Family Next Door

  14. Shannon Capelle

    These all sound really interesting id read any of them. The one that id read first is The Family Next Door! I love when a blurb draws you in makes you want to read the whole book!

  15. ladyvampire

    “The Family Next Door” captured my attention. I’m always curious what secrets people have. Well, in books anyhow. I keep out of other people’s business in real life. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

  16. Tia

    The secrets that all of the characters in THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR sound like it is going to be interesting learning about what they are.

  17. Patricia B.

    They all sound intriguing. The first I would like to read is THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR. Stories with hidden motives and agendas appeal. All these stories fit that bill, but this one seems a bit more straight forward than the others. I want to know what the new neighbor is after and who it endangers.

  18. Meredith Miller

    I’ve seen a few reviews for The Wife Between Us and would like to read that.

  19. wendy rinebold

    Well All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is the best book I have ever read. So that caught my attention first. However I would like to read The Family Next Door.

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