#Giveaway Day 5: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA

Posted December 23rd, 2015 by in Blog, Box-O-Books!, Giveaway / 102 comments

Harlequin Junkie Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA


#Giveaway Day 5


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 are  Box-O-Books from Kensington Publishing (US)* & Forever Romance (US / CAN)


#1 Box-O-Books: Kensington Holiday Basket

  • 12 Great Print titles
  • A Christmas ornament
  • Some Kensington goodies.

Kensington Publishing: Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as General Manager. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.

The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints include Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, and Lyrical Press which are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true-crime, western, and mystery titles.

#2 Box-O-Books: Forever Romanceround-gift-box_23-2147502761

  • Mystery Box full of Forever Romance Print titles.
  • Audio book: Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine
  • Audio book: Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

Forever, the romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing, publishes a wide array of romantic fiction, featuring everything from Regency rogues to sexy billionaires, Scottish Highlanders to Texas cowboys, Navy SEALs to immortal shapeshifters to the gorgeous guy next door. Authors include #1 NYT bestseller Jodi Ellen Malpas, #1 NYT bestseller J.A. Redmerski, Jill Shalvis, Jessica Sorensen, Rachel van Dyken, Kristen Ashley, Jennifer Haymore, Kristen Callihan and Hope Ramsay. Since its founding in 2003, Forever has launched the careers of Elizabeth Hoyt, Larissa Ione and Paula Quinn, all of whom have become New York Times bestselling authors.


To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and Post a comment to this Q: Your Favorite Holiday story of 2015 ? Tell us why it tops your list?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

102 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 5: HJ Reader Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA”

  1. Ann Waters

    I don’t think I can pick a favorite, I have red a bunch and they were almost all great.

  2. Trudy

    I have read and enjoyed so many this year–lots of anthologies. So I will just say the last one, A Christmas Wish, a Hope Falls Novella, by Melanie Shawn. I had never read anything by the author. I enjoyed it so much that I went and purchased three bundles of hers.

  3. V

    I loved Susan Mallery’s latest Christmas book in the Fools Gold series. I always love the characters in her books

  4. belindaegreen

    Your Favorite Holiday story of 2015 ? Tell us why it tops your list?

    I just finished reading The Christmas Baby by Cleo Jones. This story was so heart wrenching but uplifting at the same time. Ezra and Jordin, although they loved each other, had to face a very difficult decision at a young age which torn them apart. Time healed the hurt enough for a second chance but the journey was challenging to say the least. I highly recommend the story. Well worth your time.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G

  5. Jennifer

    I don’t have a favorite holiday story exactly, since I love reading holiday anthologies! Fun, quick reads perfect to slip in between holiday festivities and put you in the mood. (:

  6. angela smith

    i loved A Cold Creek Christmas Story by RaeAnne Thayne and Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr

  7. Anita H.

    I just finished Merry and Bright which has 3 novellas from Jill Shalvis. Love the short and sweet reads with the right touch of heat, perfect for the holidays!

  8. Laura Lovejoy Brunk

    Tiffany Reisz wrote a new Christmas short stoy ” Poinsettia” ….awesome !

  9. Debra Guyette

    Home for Christmas by Lily Everett is my favorite. It has everything I want in a romance – love, caring, and that magic that comes with Christmas.

  10. lraines78

    I have a lot of favorites! One of them is The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase. Christmas stories are full of hope and I enjoy that.

  11. Inga

    The Inner Room by Claire Thompson is a book I liked. The characters were good to learn about.

  12. janinecatmom

    I don’t have a favorite Christmas book because it was a linked series that was put out by Tule Publishing’s Montana Born imprint.

  13. Sharlene Wegner

    Three Nights Before Christmas by Kat Latham. It was a truly original plot line & unique heroine.

  14. clickclickmycat

    Caitlyn the dog. This happened in my home town of Charleston. She is doing great.

  15. clickclickmycat

    Sorry? I read the assignment wrong? I thought you wanted our story of 2015, like a news story. I didn’t have a holiday book story.

  16. conniefischer

    I’ve read numerous ones this year but one I truly loved is MISS FEATHERTON’S CHRISTMAS PRINCE by Ella Quinn. Her books are terrific. There are so many others that I enjoyed but I would fill up this space if I tried to list them.

    Thank you to Kensington. As a Kensington KLover, I am always happy to read their novels. Great books and wonderful authors.

    Thank you so much for participating in this terrific giveaway. Go forth and make someone very happy!

    Merry Christmas to all!

  17. Heather Lasala

    A Mackenzie Christmas by Jennifer Ashley. Love the Mackenzie men!

  18. Valerie

    While I love holiday stories I admit this year there hasn’t been a strong lead for uber favorite, though there have been awesome ones…

  19. Krysten M

    Definitely Susan Mallery’s latest Christmas book! I just love all her stories and the extra special/sweet holiday theme

  20. laurieg72l

    Molly & Dylan’s second chance/ friends/ lovers story by Susan Mallery The Christmas Wedding Ring. I liked Molly and her lifelong crush on her sister’s ex-fiance. Bad boy Dylan has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams except in hos love life until Molly!

  21. Christine Maria Rose

    I loved A Midnight Clear by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner (and it’s free at all retailers!) – unique setting (post WW2) and such a sweetheart hero!

  22. Debbi Wellenstein

    I really liked A Cold Creek Christmas Story. It has everything I like in a holiday story.

  23. Martina

    Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery, a great feel good story. Small town girl gets big city movie star.

  24. Jean Torgeson White

    The Stocking Was Hung by Tara Sivec was the most recent holiday story that I read because I usually read all of her books.

  25. Ellen C.

    Marry me at Christmas is my favorite this year. Love the small town setting and liked the wedding theme.

  26. vadensmommy1

    It’s actually a series called cowbears by LIV BRYWOOD. It’s about cowboy shifters that are bears finding love around Christmas time. Each one was so sweet, it tops my list…
    Thanks for the chance

  27. JoAn V.

    I have been saving my Christmas stories for today and tomorrow, so I don’t have a favorite yet. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  28. Marcy Meyer

    The Stocking was Hung by Tara Sivec was great. It was fun, sexy and a great holiday story!

  29. Joye

    I read several but I really liked this one A CHRISTMAS BRIDE IN PINECRAFT by Shelley Shepard Gray

  30. yaritza

    A Princess Under the Mistletoe (Royal Babies #8)
    by Leanne Banks

    It was a wonderful story of a princess having to disguise herself as a nanny in order for her and her family to be safe. She falls in love with a man that had lost his wife and couldn’t bare Christmas even for his kids.

  31. kermitsgirl

    I really enjoyed Her Longed-For Family by Jo Ann Brown – it was a good conclusion to her Matchmaking Babies series.

  32. Meredith Miller

    A Christmas Carol always get me in the mood for Christmas. Very traditional to read every year.

  33. Amy Rickman

    Sweet Cinderella by Penny Watson, I love her Klaus brothers series.

  34. Leanna

    Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery I love Fools Gold it is one of my favorite series.

  35. peggy clayton

    I have read several Christmas books and my fav was one written by Sabrina Jefferies,Karen Hawkins,Candace Camp and Meredith Duran and the name of the book is What Happens under The Mistletoe and it is so good. All 4 best selling authors do such a great job on all 4 of the stories in the book and it really got me into the Christmas spirit. It is written with such charm and wit and each one reveals the mix-ups, make ups and the missed chances and also the golden oportunities that come but once a year. I really recommend it if you are missing the snow that hasn’t fallen in part of the country! Merry Christmas…

  36. veRONIca

    I havent read any this season, but earlier this year I read most of Debbie Mason’s Christmas series and LOVED them! I love the small town setting and the characters are hilarious!

  37. Glenda

    Pretty much each story in the multiple anthologis that I’ve read have been my.favorite while reading it. 😉

  38. lrhubble

    I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Lori Wilde because it nice and sweet and has a great ending plus I just love Lori’s stories.

  39. marcyshuler

    I’ve read a lot of them, but I really enjoyed GETTING TO THE CHURCH ON TIME by Erin Nicholas. I love the setting of small town Sapphire Falls and the wedding ending was just fabulous!

  40. Denise Van Plew

    There is a series by 4 authors that centers around a Christmas Tree farm that these friends buy. They wrote first set last year and continued with 4 more to it this year. Angela Ford is just one of the authors very good heart warming reading.

  41. Colleen C.

    CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Sandra Edwards… it is a short story, but I love how it unfolds… a great little tale.

  42. erinf1

    Three Nights Before Christmas by Kat Latham. It’s awesome, different and definitely tugs on the heart strings 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  43. Gabrielle Kelly

    Winter wishes by Karina Halle because I loved reading about the characters again.

  44. BookLady

    My favorite holiday story this year was Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber. It is a heartwarming Christmas romance with wonderful characters.

  45. Diane Sallans

    I’ve been reading Hope Ramsay’s Last Chance series which includes ‘Last Chance Christmas’ – love the series and always enjoy a story set at Christmas!

  46. Jennifer Taylor

    I haven’t read any Holiday books this year. Thank you for this giveaway.

  47. tlrosado

    My favorite holiday read was Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie. Romantic comedies are my favorite romance sub-genre and Miss Crusie is a go-to for me. Although novellas aren’t my favorite type of story to read, the story telling felt like so much more than a novella and I connected well with the H/h.

  48. stacey7smith

    I but some holiday one on my wish list on Amazon but have not read any yet this year.

  49. Ada

    I’ll have to say Katie Lane’s Unwrapped is my favorite one this year. I love Katie’s writing, it’s fun and steamy, totally loving her Hunk For The Holidays series!

  50. Brianne

    The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Jo Beverly and others. I like reunion stories and ‘spinster’ stories. This had 8 short stories which were all very good and all connected to one another a little bit, which I loved. You could read them individually but they were better when one read all of them. Even though it was a historical story, the plots seemed to resonate today too – i think because a few of them had characters who were injured in the war and were dealing now that they were home.

  51. Sue G.

    My neighbor across the street has an almost 2 year old so this is the first year she is really understanding things about Christmas. My husband and I were putting up our outdoor decoration and we have a short, really fat blow up Santa. She came over, starting hugging him and calling him HoHo! It was just adorable!

  52. Kara

    I just read Winter Wedding Bells and My True Love Gave to Me, they both got me in the Christmas mood!

  53. Janie McGaugh

    I just watched Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors this evening. Though it’s not strictly a holiday movie, it was a wonderful, touching story.