#Giveaway Day 2: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA

Posted December 21st, 2015 by in Blog, Box-O-Books!, Giveaway / 94 comments

Harlequin Junkie Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA


#Giveaway Day 2


Are you on HJ’s Naughty list?


The holiday season is a Prefect time for Celebrating and Giving.

Considering HJ’s Reader community is the BEST! We’ve decided to do both. 🙂
Starting today, we are Celebrating YOUR continued support and readership of Harlequin Junkie blog with 12 days of Awesome #Giveaways!
Thanks for being a part of HJ’s community, Thanks for all YOUR comments and interactions. Thanks for YOUR loyalty to the blog, Most of all THANKS for making this a FUN place to hangout!

We <3 You!  🙂

From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….
Be sure to stop by everyday until Dec 31, 2015 for a chance to win: Boxes of print books, BookStore Gift Cards, Audio books, author Swag & more!

Up for grabs today a Box-O-Books from Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine (US)*

You will receive a Print copy of each of the titles noted below. Happy Reading 🙂

  • Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe
  • Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul
  • The Truth About Him by M. O’Keefe
  • Once Touched by Laura Moore
  • Bound in Darkness by Jacquelyn Frank
  • Shameless by Joan Johnston
  • Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy
  • Unhinge by Calia Read
  • The Art of Taming a Rake by Nicole Jordan
  • Playing Dirty by C.L. Parker

Ballantine Books was established in 1952 by the legendary paperback pioneers Ian and Betty Ballantine. Today, Ballantine is one of America’s largest publishers of hardcover, trade paperback and mass market paperback books — spanning a remarkably wide variety of subjects. For more information, visit http://randomhousebooks.com


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*Giveaways noted (US) can only be shipped to a US mailing address.

94 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 2: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA”

  1. taswmom

    So many! But I’ll pick Prejudice meets Pride, because it was cute, and the title popped into my head!

  2. laurieg72l

    TWO OF A KIND by Susan Mallery

    I enjoyed genius Felicia as she attempts to be a normal woman with a normal life when she moves to small town Fools Gold. I liked her social ineptness, the bluntness she has expressing herself, her willingness to try to change and “fit in”. She has a huge heart which opens up to include reclusive Gideon a man from her military past and his newly discovered teenage son and also her new friends: Patience, the whole woman’s group. She even brings in tough commando Consuelo to be accepted into the woman’s circle..

    Susan brings people together who are unusual and unique and makes them mesh. The chemistry is intense. I love her Fool’s Gold series.

  3. SOMDReigel

    It’s Only Love by Marie Force – latest in her Green Mountain series. Love this series. Makes me feel like I live in Vermont. Loosely based on the Vermont Country Store and the family that runs it.

  4. conniefischer

    “The Little Bookshop on the Seine” by Rebecca Raisin is a wonderful novel of a young woman living in Paris for a short time. Her job in a bookshop, the quirky people she works with and meets, coupled with her wonderful experiences in Paris make for a very good read. Don’t miss it, Booklovers.

  5. Gail S

    I think my favorite was Susan Mallery’s THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY. jUST ONE OF MANY 😉

  6. kermitsgirl

    Twice in a Blue Moon by Laura Drake. It was so different from anything else I’ve read, and was not something I thought I would enjoy. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down!

  7. Tanya Guthrie

    I’m so terrible at what genre books fall into. (Except for Paranormal 😉 ) so I’m not sure what falls into this one, but maybe A Peach of a Pair by Kim Boykin.

  8. Debbi Wellenstein

    I just finished Someone Else’s Love Story, and found it delightful-quirky and sweet. I recommend Ms. Jackson highly!

  9. V

    I’m bad at pinpointing genre too. I’m going with Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmed (I think it qualifies..)

  10. Brooke Bumgardner

    The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown. There’s heartache and joy and strong relationships between the female characters. I love the setting of Tindledale.

  11. Laurice McClung

    I really liked “The Things We Keep” by Sally Hepworth. I loved that it wasn’t what I was expecting.

  12. Leanna

    I mostly read romance, but I loved The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery. I love all of her books but she usually writes one women’s fiction book a year. I like women’s fiction because there may be romance in it often times it is about women supporting women through tough times. I am reading If you only knew by Kristan Higgins and it is great!

  13. Pennie

    I have read so many this year and maybe this one isn’t my favorite but it left a lasting impression and had me lobbying the publisher for the sequel to review 🙂 Everything I Left Unsaid. I finished it and could not pick up another book for a couple days because this one was still in my brain. That is the sign of a great book!

  14. nikkiphilton

    I did not read any chic-lit or women’s fiction in 2015, although I have in the past.

  15. Diane Sallans

    ‘The Guest Cottage’ by Nancy Thayer – first book of her’s I’ve read – now she’s on my TBR list – loved her characters and their progression thru the story!

  16. Joanna M.

    I have two and interestingly enough they are both UF. The first one was the serial Reveler by Erin Kellison. She’s a great storyteller and each of the titles had something different to bring to the table but at the same time tied it all together.
    The second one was Four by R.E. Carr. It was a pleasant surprise as far as vampire stories go. Plenty of twists and not what I expected at the end.

  17. Lori P

    Just read Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz. It was great! This author is one of the best at writing romantic suspense, but adding the friendship of two girls where a horrible incident can’t even break that very special bond that they have.

  18. ndluebke

    When you read so many in a year, it’s hard to pick a fave for what I’ll tell you is the last 5* I rated and that would be “The Christmas Wish” by Tori Scott. It is a pretty clean read and part of the Christmas On Main Street Set. The whole set has been pretty good. However, the last book I finished was a Love INspired Historical, called Falling for the Enemy by Naomi Rawlings. It had a little bit of everything, adventure, romance, war type danger, a knife throwing heroine. It got a 5* rating from me too. Just a lot of good books and writers out there. Merry Christmas to you all.

  19. katielowden

    My favorite book this year was Marrow. Such a heat book that made you think!!

  20. Janie McGaugh

    I don’t read books that are classified as women’s fiction or chick-lit! I’ll watch the movies, but I have other types of books that are more my thing. My favorite romance title of the year would be Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh. Nalini writes amazing stories with great characters. In this case, we have two broken characters that fight very hard to be able to escape a bad situation and become a couple.

  21. Cathy Lykens

    The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth…early onset Alzheimer’s is difficult enough….but what if you fall in love? How do you hold on to the little you can if you families are determined to keep you apart.

  22. Zandalee

    Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino. <3 So many feels! The writing was spectacular, and I loved that the majority was set in the 90s.

  23. Christine Blood

    The Girls of Mischief Bay and Two of a Kind by Susan Mallory, All Marie Force Series

  24. Krysten M

    Oooh, tough to choose… but I think Molly O’Keefe’s new series (at least the first book) is my favorite. It’s got everything!

  25. yaritza

    I have too many to say. All of Jane Austen books, Candace Bushnell, Debbie Macomber

  26. Elizabeth T.

    Maybe in Another Life, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s written with parallel stories of the same characters…very interesting!

  27. BookLady

    I enjoy Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Her newest book, Shopaholic to the Rescue is a great read.

  28. Kara

    It may be more literary fiction, but it has a lot of women’s topics. Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton.

  29. Kim

    I loved Still the One, All I Want, and Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis!

  30. belindaegreen

    I love the series The Stallions by Deborah Fletcher Mello! She did an amazing job of developing family history & background, family characters & personalities and romance storylines with just enough suspense thrown in. She kept me engaged from beginning to end. I highly recommend the series. There are 7 books in the series so far, hopefully more to come. You won’t be disappointed.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!

    Belinda G

  31. Jenny Dauksa Schaber

    The categories “Women’s Fiction” and “Chick-Lit” confuse me. There are so many good authors and books without having to be stereotypical in my opinion.

  32. Belinda

    I will have to say Beauty & The Biker plus Enchanting Christmas by Beth Ciotta. Both must reads in here Impossible Dream Series

  33. clickclickmycat

    I love Dorothea Benton Frank. She’s my favorite. She writes romance, and everything to do with South Carolina. Especially the low country, where I was raised.

  34. moosehog83

    Hard to pick but Jill Shalvis second chance summer is pretty close to standing put on top of the list

  35. holdenj

    I read an historical women’s fiction book, called Circling the Sun and it was fantastic.

  36. Heather B

    I don’t think I read anything this year that would be considered women’s fiction. Maybe Landline by Rainbow Rowell????

  37. Michele Hayes

    I enjoy anything by Julia Quinn because her heroines are smart and sassy and don’t need a man but get one for love.

  38. lorih824

    I’ve enjoyed rereading Amanda Quick’s Arcane series because it’s been awhile since I’ve read it and I think it’s a great series 🙂

  39. Colleen C.

    Ugh, I have no clue which to choose… have enjoyed so many books from different authors…

  40. Jenn McElroy

    The 2015 round of Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series tops my list! Hold Me, Kiss Me, and Thrill Me were all great! I appreciated how the Fool’s Gold saga continued with this new group of couples.

  41. erinf1

    This was a novella but I love her other books, Eat Play Lust by Tawna Fenske. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  42. tlrosado

    I usually define “Chick Lit” as light romance with a heavy focus on friendships with a dash of humor. My favorite book that was the definition of “Chick Lit” was Dream A Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher. It was funny, sweet, and romantic. Although I prefer romance focused books, I was blown away by the friendships in this book. They made me laugh out loud and then cry the next moment.

  43. Denise Van Plew

    Honestly there were many good ones out there this last year. Being a reviewer you get to read many. MaryAnn Jordan, AD Justice Michelle Dare just a few