#Giveaway Day 7: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 21st, 2019 by in Blog, BookMas, Giveaway / 91 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 5th Annual Reader Appreciation #BOOKMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!


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!


From Naughty to Nice and Everything in between….


On the 7th Day of #Bookmas…


SMP Romance gave to me…. A chance to win a Box-o-Books!!

In the spotlight today…


A preview of upcoming SMP Romance 2020 titles:

Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch (1/28/20)

When a resourceful English lady and a hot-blooded Highlander join forces to trick a scoundrel, every rule will be broken!

Miranda Harris is known for her charm, wit, and ability to solve any problem she encounters. But when her brother lands neck-deep in gambling debt to a crafty villain and Miranda is subsequently blackmailed into marrying him, she must enlist the help of the devil himself to save the family honor—and herself.

Devilishly handsome Highlander Aden MacTaggert knows next to nothing about the ways of the ton, but he most certainly knows his way around gaming halls and womens’ hearts. Still, Aden is not sure how he’ll manage to find a Sassenach bride in time to save his family’s inheritance. When his almost sister-in-law Miranda comes to him for assistance, he proposes a partnership: She will help him navigate London society and he’ll teach her everything about wagering…and winning back her freedom. The beautiful, clever lass intrigues Aden—but is she playing her own game, or are the sparks between them real? He is accustomed to risking his pocket. But betting on Miranda’s love is a game he can’t afford to lose. . .
Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor (2/25/20)

Her first marriage was an epic fail.

Lady Avalon Warwyk never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry—that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.

Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?

Devan Farris—charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian—is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with vicar with a wild reputation—even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside—a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?
The Fiery Crown by Jeffe Kennedy (5/26/20)

A queen and her rebel prince turn from enemies to lovers while evil forces plot to destroy them in this lush romantic fantasy.

Following The Orchid Throne, Conri and Lia’s marriage of convenience has turned into an uneasy alliance. If only the two leaders could agree on something. Driven by revenge, Conri wants to attack Emperor Anure before the tyrant gets to them first. But Lia needs to keep Calanthe safe, and refuses to sacrifice her kingdom. Their ongoing battle for control has built up tension they’re both more than happy to release in bed, the only place where they find common ground. But Conri and Lia are developing deeper feelings for each other that are complicating matters. In the second book in the Forgotten Empires trilogy, Conri and Lia find their loyalties torn, and with Emperor Anure’s threat growing, will they be able to risk everything with each other before it’s too late?
The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada (6/9/20)

A charming, multicultural, Pride and Prejudice inspired romantic comedy from celebrity Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz.

When Hara Isari meets basketball rookie Derek Darcy, she finds him handsome, but obnoxiously proud and with a major chip on his shoulder. He is completely indifferent to her dedication to her career as a sports writer. When a twist of fate brings them both together, Hara suddenly finds herself off her game and trying to keep up.

In this sparkling Pride and Prejudice inspired romantic comedy, Lozada and Lorincz show us the error of judging by first impressions and the beauty of family, friendship and love. This book will charm you through the last page.
A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee (7/14/20)

Korean-American author Jayci Lee delights with this delicious and light-hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for more.

Aubrey Choi loves living in her small town nestled in the foothills of California, running her highly successful bakery away from the watch of her strict Korean parents. When a cake mix-up and a harsh review threaten all of her hard work and her livelihood, she never thought the jaded food critic would turn out to be her one-night stand. And she sure as hell never thought she’d see her gorgeous Korean unicorn again. But when Landon Kim waltzes into her bakery trying to clean up the mess he had a huge hand in making, Aubrey is torn between throwing and hearing him out.

When she hears his plan to help save her business, Aubrey knows that spending three weeks in California wine country working with Landon is a sure recipe for disaster. Her head is telling her to take the chance to save her bakery while her heart—and her hormones—are at war on whether to give him a second chance. And it just so happens that Landon’s meddling friends want them to spend those three weeks as close as possible…by sharing a villa.

When things start heating up, both in and out of the kitchen, Aubrey will have to make a choice—to stick it out or risk her heart.
*Please note that the summaries for the spotlight titles are not finalized copy.
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US – Giveaway: SMP Romance Prize Pack

Paperback Books include:

  • Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle
  • Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane
  • The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
  • This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
  • The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy
  • How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne
  • A Cowboy Like You by Donna Grant
  • Handle With Care by Helena Hunting
  • Lethal Nights by Lora Leigh
  • Highland Jewel by May McGoldrick

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91 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 7: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. smcmahon19

    A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee grabbed my attention. It was the title and then the description. I love romantic comedies and I love this story’s set up!☘️

  2. erahime

    Definitely the books by Ms. Enoch, Ms. Lee, Ms. MacGregor, and Ms. Lozada. What the heck, add the last book, too!

  3. carol L

    Scot Under The Covers, Lethal Nights and Highland Jewel. I have read all three Authors and Always enjoy their books.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

  4. lorih824

    How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne because I haven’t read this author and the book sounds good!

  5. Courtney Kinder

    I can’t wait for Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch because I LOVE Highlander romances.

  6. dbranigan

    I am interested in The Fiery Crown by Jeffe Kennedy and The Wrong Mr. Darcy. They sounds like perfect reads for me.

  7. Lynne Brigman

    All these books and their authors are interesting to me . I am excited to read all of these books.

  8. Texas Book Lover

    Scot under the Covers sounds like it would be a great read from start to finish!!!

  9. Kay Garrett

    “A Sweet Mess” by Jayci Lee sounds right up my alley. Love romantic comedies! Aubrey Choi sounds like a hoot.

    “Scot Under the Covers” by Suzanne Enoch sounds like a wonderful book. The combination of an English lady and a hot-blooded Highlander screams read me for sure.

    Those two grabbed my attention right off, but I’ll confess that I’d love to read all the books listed and will be looking for them upon release.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  10. Pamela Conway

    Helena Hunting book got my attention but all sound good. Already read Lethal Nights, great book!

  11. JOYE

    I love reading Kerrigan Byrne books. Have yet to read any of the other authors.

  12. Cheryl C.

    Very interesting mix of contemporary and historical romances. Also, there are some favorite authors of mine and some new to me.

  13. Pammie R.

    The Wrong Mr. Darcy. I’m not very big into sports, but I find the behind-the-scenes stuff fascinating.

  14. Sue Galuska

    Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch sounds fun. Miranda sounds like a fun, sassy heroine!

  15. Marcia J White

    All of the authors are new to me except Helena Hunting, whose books I enjoy very much. I am most
    interested in reading books from all of the others.

  16. Angel Hollmeyer Crum

    The Wild, Wild Rake sounds like a good read, and A Sweet Mess sounds like a good one too

  17. Chris Gutowski

    Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch grabbed my attention the most. Who doesn’t love a devilishly handsome Highlander?!! The only other one that really grabbed me was The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada. I love the whole Pride & Prejudice premise, so I’m sure I’d like this book.

    • Chris Gutowski

      For my previous comment I was looking at the upcoming SMP Romance releases, not the giveaway books…of the giveaway books, the only author I’ve read is Helena Hunting, so I’d be interested in reading Handle With Care. All the other authors would be new to me.

  18. Dianne Casey

    The Firey Crown and The Wrong Mr. Darcy are books that really caught my attention. They sound like great reads.

  19. penneyblog

    There are many Authors here that I want to read the books because right now money is tight so can’t afford them. Thank you for thew chance
    Penney Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle
    Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane, Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman

  20. Diane Sallans

    How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne caught my eye – I enjoyed her Victorian Rebel series

  21. Audrey Stewart

    The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada. I have followed Evelyn from the start of Basketball Wives.

  22. Trudy Dowling

    A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee seems like it will be a wonderful read. I never say no to Helen Hunting.

  23. Kathleen Bylsma

    “A Sweet Mess” because I like the old country new country dichotomy and Helena Hunting and Nancy Naigle because of their books!

  24. BookLady

    Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch and Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor grabbed my attention because I enjoy historical romance and have read other books by these authors. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  25. Renee Grandinetti

    I absolutely love holiday themed books – so Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle and
    Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane would have my attention first.

  26. laurieg72

    Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch (1/28/20)
    Wild, Wild Rake Janna MacGregor
    Two authors I’ve read and enjoyed their Historical romances.
    I would like to read How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne and try any of the other new authors( for me).

    I like cowboy heroes and Christmas themed books.

  27. Rebecca E.

    The Fiery Crown caught my attention bc I love a good enemies to lovers or marriage of convenience romance.

  28. Mary C

    Scot Under The Covers – enjoyed the first Wild Wicked Highlanders novel, looking forward to reading the second one.

  29. Shannon Capelle

    A Cowboy Like You, Handle with Care, and Lethal Nights all sounds really good and others too!

  30. Angie

    I’m so excited for A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee! The Korean-American characters, saving the bakery premise, and California setting sound amazing!

  31. Tiffany Johnson

    I’ve heard a lot of people loving How to Love a Duke in 10 days!

  32. granny2@outlook.com

    Lethal Night by Lora Leigh is one I want to read.I’ve read something by most all.of those authors. A cowboy like you by Donna Grant is another one I would like.

  33. Janie McGaugh

    How to Love a Duke in Ten Days, because I’ve really been enjoying this series.

  34. Jen K

    Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor. I love what I’ve read of hers and she’s the sweetest lady. Can’t wait for this one!

  35. Lilah Chavez

    I have my eye on all of them, but… The Orchid Throne By Kennedy i have noticed quite a bit.

  36. Terrill R.

    I really enjoy historical romances, but the P&P retelling has caught my eye. I love P&P, but haven’t read any of the multitudes of retellings. This one sounds interesting.

  37. Nancy Payette

    Fabulous giveaway. Sadly I have missed most of your Bookmas. Thanks.

  38. Charlotte Litton

    I’m looking forward to Scot Under Cover, I love Suzanne Enoch, the others sound really good too.

  39. Karina Angeles

    I love Suzanne Enoch and Kerrigan Byrne. Their stories pull you in from the beginning.

  40. Amy R

    Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch and The Fiery Crown by Jeffe Kennedy both sound like something I’d like to read.

  41. davisbk121

    Love the authors, and the books. Good luck everybody! I won’t enter since I’ve read so many of them, and I hope everyone gets a chance to read them all.

  42. Patoct

    Nancy Naigle because I love her work and Soraya is a new author to me and I have seen a review of one of her books that interested me.

  43. flchen1

    I’m so looking forward to picking up Jayci Lee’s work–I haven’t yet read too many Korean American authors, and her book sounds like it’d be right up my alley!