#Giveaway Day 3: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 17th, 2019 by in Blog, BookMas, Giveaway / 112 comments

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From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….

On the 3rd Day of #Bookmas…


Carina Press gave to me…. A chance to win $25 Amazon Giftcard 

In the spotlight today…


A preview of upcoming 2020 Carina Press titles:

HEADLINERS by Lucy Parker (London Celebrities, #5)
eBook on-sale: January 20, 2020 MMP on-sale: January 28, 2020. Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sparks fly when two feuding TV presenters are thrown together to host a live morning show in Lucy Parker’s latest enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance.
He might be the sexiest man in London, according to his fan site (which he definitely writes himself), but he’s also the most arrogant man she’s ever met.
She might have the longest legs he’s ever seen, but she also has the sharpest tongue.
For years, rival TV presenters Sabrina Carlton and Nick Davenport have traded barbs on their respective shows. The public can’t get enough of their feud, but after Nick airs Sabrina’s family scandals to all of Britain, the gloves are off. They can barely be in the same room together—but these longtime enemies are about to become the unlikeliest of cohosts.
With their reputations on the rocks, Sabrina and Nick have one last chance to save their careers. If they can resurrect a sinking morning show, they’ll still have a future in television. But with ratings at an all-time low and a Christmas Eve deadline to win back the nation’s favor, the clock is ticking—and someone on their staff doesn’t want them to succeed.
Small mishaps on set start adding up, and Sabrina and Nick find themselves—quelle horreur—working together to hunt down the saboteur…and discovering they might have more in common than they thought. When a fiery encounter is caught on camera, the public is convinced that the reluctant cohosts are secretly lusting after one another.
The public might not be wrong.
Their chemistry has always been explosive, but with hate turning to love, the stakes are rising and everything is on the line. Neither is sure if they can trust these new feelings…or if they’ll still have a job in the New Year.
HOUSE RULES by Ruby Lang (Uptown, #3)
eBook on-sale: February 10, 2020. Genre: Contemporary Romance

ROOMMATE WANTED to share a gorgeous sun-filled apartment in Central Harlem. Must love cats. No ex-husbands or wives need apply.
Seventeen years ago, different dreams pulled Simon Mizrahi and Lana Kai apart. But when Lana takes a position as a chef back in Manhattan, her apartment search puts her right in her ex-husband’s path. Music teacher Simon is also hunting for a new place to live, and when Lana proposes they be platonic roomies, well…it’s not the worst idea he’s ever heard.
A sunny uptown two-bedroom sounds far more appealing than the cramped, noisy space where he’s currently struggling to work. Still, Simon has seen firsthand that Lana’s a flight risk, so he agrees on a trial basis.
Three months. With strict boundaries.
Living together again feels wonderfully nostalgic, but when the ex-couple’s lingering feelings rise to the surface, the rules go out the window.
Of course, chemistry was never their problem. But while Simon’s career feels back on solid footing, Lana is still sorting out what she wants. With their trial period soon coming to an end, they’ll have to decide if their living arrangement was merely a sexy trip down memory lane or a reunion meant to last.
HERS TO TAME by Rhenna Morgan (NOLA Knights #2)
eBook on-sale: March 16, 2020. MMP on-sale: March 31, 2020. Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book two of NOLA Knights, the heart-stoppingly sexy spin-off series by Men of Haven author Rhenna Morgan
As an avtoritet for the most powerful crime syndicate in New Orleans, Kir Vasilek doesn’t act without purpose, doesn’t speak without thought and never, ever loses his cool. The lives of his brothers, his family, depend on it. But then Cassie McClintock strolls back into his life, and staying cool is next to impossible. Cassie was the one who got away—and Kir is willing to break all his own rules to keep it from happening ever again.
It’s one thing to report on the Russian mafia; it’s quite another to sleep with one of them, especially one as dangerous, and as sinfully sexy, as Kir Vasilek. Even though the information he once provided helped make her career—and the memory of his touch still keeps her up at night—Cassie knows too much about his world to go down that path.
But when Kir reaches out for help after a rival family comes for one of his own, Cassie doesn’t want to say no, either to investigating a gruesome murder or to the heat that pulls her right back into his arms…and his heart. Taming Kir—and helping to save the family she’s come to call her own—is not the story she thought she’d write, but it’s the one she’s determined will get a happy ending.
Hers to Tame is the highly anticipated follow-up to His to Defend. And don’t miss Roman’s story in Mine to Keep, coming soon from Rhenna Morgan and Carina Press.
TEMPER by Chantal Fernando (Knights of Fury, #3)
eBook on-sale: April 20, 2020. MMP on-sale: April 28, 2020. Genre: Contemporary Romance

New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns to the Knights of Fury series with her most complicated hero yet. He may be the epitome of cool, but this MC president isn’t called Temper for nothing…
Every year, the hot, tatted biker comes into Abbie’s bar, orders whiskey and asks her out. Every year, Abbie turns him down. After all, dating a man that goes by Temper seems like a really bad idea, no matter how attracted she is to him.
But this year is different. Abbie’s different. Older, wiser and tired of being stuck behind the bar in a sleepy town. This year, she’s ready for whatever adventure the sexy but sweet biker has in store for her.
Or so she thinks…until an elegant candlelit dinner ends with a dead body.
Now Abbie finds herself on the ride of her life, whisked away to the big city in Temper’s protective custody. She should be scared, but—despite his nickname—it’s clear the last thing Temper would ever do is hurt a hair on her head. And when danger catches up with them, Abbie soon realizes that holding tight to her man while straddling a Harley may be the safest place of all.
HATE CRUSH by Angelina M. Lopez (Filthy Rich, #2)
eBook on-sale: June 29, 2020. MMP on-sale: June 30, 2020. Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rock star Aish Salinger, caught drunk on video, unintentionally answers one of rock’s great mysteries: Who is the sexy lady he sings about in his band’s breakout hit? The song, he slurs to the world, is about Princess Sofia, a wild child princess from a small Spanish kingdom. They fell in love ten years ago, working together for three months on his uncle’s California vineyard.
The reveal goes viral and couldn’t come at a worse time for Princesa Sofia Maria Isabel de Esperanza y Santos, who is just two weeks from the launch of her winery meant to save her kingdom, the Monte del Vino Real. The wine world is badmouthing her life’s goal as a rich princess’ party trick. And the rest of the world was ignoring her efforts – until Aish’s announcement.
The chaos presents an opportunity: if they fake the relationship that the world is clamoring for during her one-month winery launch, the attention could save his faltering career and her dead-before-its-begun winery. All Sofia has to do is spend a month — in her vineyards, in the winery she built, and in the kingdom she desperately wants to save — faking an attraction to a man she hates more than any other. Easy.
Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. We offer royalty rates competitive with other digital publishers, offer authors consultation on cover art, back cover copy, and titles, and provide incomparable editorial support.
Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read, and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We welcome romances of all heat levels, featuring couples (or multiples) from all walks of life. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements. We strive to create romance and mystery lists comprised of stories written by, for and about people from diverse backgrounds and of all genders and sexual identities. We want many voices to be reflected in the books we publish, and hope all authors will consider making Carina Press their publisher of choice.

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112 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 3: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. Mary Preston

    TEMPER caught my attention the most. Something enticing about a “complicated hero”.

  2. Sonia

    They all sound good but Hate Crush caught my attention because of the rock star and princess:)

  3. carol L

    Temper grabbed my attention . It’s my kind of story. All new Authors for me.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

  4. behapx2

    House Rules got my attention because it looks the most like my kind of story. All these authors are new to me.

  5. Diana Tidlund

    House rules. Love roommate romances. Plus I was born in New York. Lol

  6. Jamilynn Hanson

    Hers to tame & temper both are looking extremely good. I mean come on who doesn’t love a good Mafia book or an MC book

  7. AmandaS

    I’ve really enjoyed Lucy Parker’s London Celebrities series (Pretty Face is my fav!), and I can’t wait to read Headliners!

  8. Didi

    House Rules as I followed Ruby Lang’s Uptown series and enjoy the stories. The others are new to me series that I’ll be sure to check out the previous installments first.

  9. Nina T

    Hers to tame. Not a fan of Russian Mafia in my books but I’d read that one for sure. I saw Headliners on NetGalley as for other authors, they are new to me.

  10. Pennie M

    All of these sound good. This publisher is one of my go to on NetGalley and will be on the watch for these!

  11. John Smith

    “Leave a comment with your thoughts on the books spotlighted here, tell us which one(s) grabbed your attention & why?” “Hers To Tame,” since the title sounds so tempestuous!

  12. Courtney Kinder

    TEMPER by Chantal Fernando caught my eye because I love MC romances and HATE CRUSH by Angelina M. Lopez because I love fake relationship romances.

  13. Tiffany Greene

    They all sound amazing but HEADLINERS by Lucy Parker (London Celebrities, #5) caught my attention the most! Sounds interesting! Thank you!

  14. Kathleen O'Donnell

    Rhenna Morgans book caught my eye
    I can’t wait to start reading this new series..

  15. Jennifer Shiflett

    House Rules sounds good. I love a roommate/second chance romance.

  16. janinecatmom

    House Rules sounds good. I love the ad “must love cats”. That would be on my ad too. Hate Crush and Headliners sound really good because I love celebrities and rock stars too.

  17. laurieg72

    HEADLINERS by Lucy Parker (London Celebrities, #5) and HERS TO TAME by Rhenna Morgan (NOLA Knights #2)

    I recently purchased Rhenna’s print books: STAND & DELIVER, ROUGH & TUMBLE and WILD & SWEET. I also bought Lucy Parker’s print book, ACT LIKE IT. I’m looking forward to reading all of them.

    A good friend of mine recommended both of these authors.

    The other 3 authors are new to me.

    As I prefer print books I would purchase more print books if I won the Amazon gift card.


    Merry Christmas!

    johns lake at usa dot com.


    House Rules sounds really great. I love second chance romance, so it would just what I love to read.

  19. Connie

    I am familiar with some Carina Press authors, however, these are new to me.

  20. Timitra

    I love the sound of all of them especially House Rules and Hate Crush because second chance and fake relationships are tropes I enjoy! Thank you!

  21. dbranigan

    I think I would say Headliners caught my attention because it the enemies-to-lovers trope. But they all sound pretty good.

  22. Latifa Morrisette

    Temper by Chantal Fernando gas my attention. I love that series so much

  23. Joye

    I would like to read about the NOLA Knights. I have yet to read that author’s books

  24. wickster72

    HATE CRUSH by Angelina M. Lopez (Filthy Rich, #2) because it sounds interesting

  25. JenM

    I’m really looking forward to Headliners. I love the London Celebrities series. House Rules and Hate Crush also sound great.

  26. Texas Book Lover

    Temper sounds really great! In fact I think I’ll read the first books in the series it sound so good

  27. Amy R

    HERS TO TAME by Rhenna Morgan (NOLA Knights #2) is one book I’m looking forward to.

  28. Rebecca E.

    Temper & Hate Crush caught my attention. The first bc it’s a badass biker with the protective sweetness & the second bc I love when a rockstar is involved 😉

  29. diannekc

    “House Rules” really caught my attention. I like the must love cats as a roommate requirement. Sounds like a great read.

  30. Ellen C.

    Headliners looks interesting–strong characters, enemies to lovers. House Rules because I like roommate/second chance stories.

  31. Colleen C.

    They all sound good, but HERS TO TAME by Rhenna Morgan is at the top of my list!

  32. Amy Woolard

    Temper by Chantal Fernando grabbed my attention the most! All the others sound fantastic as well!

  33. Trudy Dowling

    Temper and Headliners both grabbed my interest. Bikers and London always get my attention.

  34. Kim

    I want to read HOUSE RULES by Ruby Lang. The entire series has been on my reading radar. There’s just something about the book which call to me.

  35. Kay Garrett

    TEMPER by Chantal Fernando grabs my attention first because how can you not love a book that is mystery/murder and romance! I would love to read all of them though.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  36. _Sandra_

    Excited for Temper by Chantal Fernando, first two books in Knights of Fury series were pretty good and Temper was an interesting character.

  37. Daniel M

    house rules sounds interesting, though i’m glad i don’t have to have roomates

  38. Mood Reader

    House Rules by Ruby Lang because I’ve read that series & loved it!!! 🙂

  39. Chris Gutowski

    They all sounded interesting. Hers to Tame caught my interest the most because I enjoy Mafia stories and the Russian mob guys are kind of exotic! Temper also got me interested because tatted biker men, I mean, need I say more?

  40. BookLady

    What an interesting selection of books! Headliners really grabbed my attention, because I enjoy enemies-to-lovers romance.

  41. Ellie Wright

    Headliners caught my attention. Dueling TV personalities is a fun premise.

  42. Jennifer Beyer

    I love the idea of Hate Crush! I am always wondering what songs mean so this is really funny to me.

  43. Lynne Brigman

    TEMPER by Chantal Fernando because I love a good mc book and this one sounds really interesting.

  44. erinf1

    I’m looking forward to Lucy Parker’s newest release! I really enough this series! Thanks for sharing!

  45. flchen1

    I’ve heard great things about Angelina Lopez’s new series–looking forward to picking this up!

  46. Shannon Capelle

    Temper is my choice its an MC romance love those stories! All these sound good though!

  47. Terrill R.

    I’m read every book in the London Celebrities Series by Lucy Parker and can’t wait to read another one. Expecially about this couple. I love enemies to lovers and this couple were on fire in the previous book.

  48. Laurajj

    Oh Headliners sounds so good to me! I love when they do not like each other at first! Sounds like it will have some fun humor as they work together! Lucy Parker is a new author for me too!

  49. Sue Galuska

    They all sound fun but HEADLINERS by Lucy Parker is the one I’d read first!

  50. girlfromwva

    HATE CRUSH by Angelina M. Lopez (Filthy Rich, #2) caught my attention!

  51. Amy Donahue

    Hate Crush— rock star, enemies to lovers, fake relationship…all my faves!

  52. Rebecca Chapman

    I am so excited for Lucy Parkers next book. I just discovered her, and love her characters and writing style.