#Giveaway Day 2: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 14th, 2020 by in Blog, BookMas, BookMas, Features, Giveaway / 65 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 6th Annual Reader Appreciation #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 romance community.

Thank You for all you do; for all the tweets, re-post, shares, comments. We <3 You!


On the 2nd Day of #Bookmas…

Gallery Books gave to me…. 2 Gallery Book Prize Packs! 


In the spotlight today…

Gallery Books, established in 2010, publishes a wide range of books—prescient pop culture, heartfelt novels, page-turner thrillers, memorable memoirs, genre-defining franchises, smart self-help, and fearless cultural commentary—that engage, enlighten, and entertain. Website | Twitter | Instagram

A spotlight on one of Gallery Book’s Jan 2021 release:

Shipped by Angie Hockman

The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this witty, clever, and swoonworthy novel following a workaholic marketing manager who is forced to go on a cruise with her arch-nemesis when they’re up for the same promotion.

Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, marketing manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when she’s shortlisted for the promotion of her dreams, all her sacrifices finally seem worth it.

The only problem? Graeme Crawford-Collins, the remote social media manager and the bane of her existence, is also up for the position. Although they’ve never met in person, their epic email battles are the stuff of office legend.

Their boss tasks each of them with drafting a proposal on how to boost bookings in the Galápagos—best proposal wins the promotion. There’s just one catch: they have to go on a company cruise to the Galápagos Islands…together. But when the two meet on the ship, Henley is shocked to discover that the real Graeme is nothing like she imagined. As they explore the Islands together, she soon finds the line between loathing and liking thinner than a postcard.

With her career dreams in her sights and a growing attraction to the competition, Henley begins questioning her life choices. Because what’s the point of working all the time if you never actually live?


Giveaway: 2 Winners! Gallery Book Prize Pack :

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

  • STILL HERE by Amy Stuart
  • THE WINEMAKER’S WIFE by Kristin Harmel
  • FEELS LIKE FALLING by Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • OLDER by Pamela Redmond
  • PERFECTLY FAMOUS by Emily Liebert

*Ships to US mailing address.

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BONUS GIVEAWAY: Manuscript Critique (Maximum 50k words; worth $500 USD)

Is your dream to write a romance of your own? Do you want to take your writing to the next level in 2021?

Award-winning Harlequin author and writing coach Jennifer Hayward, whose books have been published in 31 countries and 25 languages, is offering a manuscript critique so you can put your best foot forward in your next submission. (Maximum 50k words; worth $500 USD.

To Enter: 

  • Leave a comment below (Reference Manuscript Critique)  
  • Entrants must have a partial or full manuscript ready to submit by 01/31/2021.

Enter Daily to increase your chance of winning.

One winner will be chosen by author Jennifer Hayward from entries submitted 
between Dec 13 to Dec 31 2020.

Be sure to stop by everyday from Dec 13 to Dec 31 2020 for a chance to win: Box-O-books, Gift Cards, Audio books, Signed book bundles, A Manuscript Critique, Author Swag & more!

65 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 2: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. holdenj

    I had fun reading The Tourist attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler and look forward to its’ follow up

  2. janine

    Montana Cowboy Christmas by Jane Porter was really good. I have been enjoying more Christmas books than ever this year.

  3. Pamela Conway

    I could give many book recommendations but will give you my last three read. Foreplayer by Kate Meader, No Holding Back by Lori Foster & You Had Me at Hockey by Kelly Jamieson. Also anything by Chelle Bliss!!

    • smcmahon19

      Cooper’s Charm by Lori Foster or A Year of Extraordinary Moments by Bette Lee Crosby

  4. Jennifer Shiflett

    Second Dive by Jasmin Miller is fantastic! It’s book 3 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

  5. laurieg72

    All 5 of your Gallery authors are new to me.

    Memoir- Michelle Obama’s Believing

    Pop Culture -Alisha Rai

    Historical -Kerrigan Byrne’s All Scot and Bothered

    Romance- sports heroes- Kate Meader and Maggie Wells

    Newly discovered: Tessa Bailey, Jenny Holiday, Nicole Helm, Samantha Chase

  6. Pennie

    I just finished When He’s Bad by Lisa Renee Jones but you definitely need to read the first one in the series first because he is really bad and there is a third book. Fantastic series!

  7. Pammie R.

    RE: Manuscript Critique

    Day two entry. My book involves a May/December romance between a Cowboy and a realtor/photographer who needs to learn to ride a horse. I have also written two sequels to it, but they all can stand alone. More tomorrow.

  8. Pammie R.

    I recommend anything by Pippa Grant. All of her books are linked but they all stand alone. After the year I’ve had (I know, bad for everyone, but my mom and my dog died) they give me something to laugh about. I think my favorite so far was Beauty and the Beefcake.

  9. Michele H

    A Warm Heart in Winter by J.R. Ward if you like fantasy/paranormal. Or for a holiday rom-com, The Mistletoe Kisser by Lucy Score.

  10. Texas Book Lover

    One of my favorite reads of the year was the Consortium Rebellion series by Jessie Mihalik. So much fun and completely different than what I usually read!

  11. Crystal

    Book looks like a a great read. Would love to read and review in print format.
    My book recommendation is: And the Bride Vanishes by Jacqueline Diamond. This book is from the Harlequin Treasury. I loved this book and think you will too.
    Hope I Win.

  12. diannekc

    Would love to read “The Winemaker’s Wife” by Krolisten Hammel. Love her writing. “The Book Of Lost Names” was an amazing book.

  13. Glenda M

    Since I have trouble keeping it to one, and since these are mostely contemporaries, I’m going to recommend Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series and her Winston Brothers series. After you read them, check out the Smartypants Romance worlds based on the series.

  14. BookLady

    For readers who enjoy historical fiction I recommend The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.

  15. Ellen C.

    I just finished One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan. I enjoyed it very much. It was a holiday story that left me smiling at the end.

  16. isisthe12th

    I just finished The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates. I enjoyed it!

  17. Linda Townsend

    When picking up one of Lynsay Sands’ books, I know that I’m guaranteed to laugh and swoon…

  18. Terrill R.

    When it comes to women’s fiction I love Katherine Center. I recommend all of her books, but The Lost Husband and Happiness for Beginners are my favorites.