#Giveaway Day 8: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 20th, 2020 by in Blog, BookMas, BookMas, Features / 49 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 8th Day of #Bookmas…


Harper360 gave to me…a chance to win: A Box-O-Books! 

In the Spotlight…

Harper 360 is HarperCollins’ global publishing initiative, publishing books in English from HarperCollins UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India offices and books in Spanish from HarperCollins Iberica and Mexico offices. We publish in all genres of adult, children’s and YA books, and in all formats—print, ebook, and digital audio.

A sneak peak at Harper360’s Most Anticipated Releases of 2021:

The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham
A moving and compelling historical novel about love, second chances and resilience in the darkest of times.

Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm.

Arriving to a city swathed in red flags and crawling with Nazis, Georgie feels helpless, witnessing innocent people being torn from their homes. As tensions rise, she realises she and Max have to act – even if it means putting their lives on the line.

But when she digs deeper, Georgie begins to uncover the unspeakable truth about Hitler’s Germany – and the pair are pulled into a world darker than she could ever have imagined…
The Forgotten Orphan by Glynis Peters
A moving and compelling historical novel about love, second chances and resilience in the darkest of times.

Southampton 1940
Abandoned when she was tiny, Maisie Reynolds was separated from her twin brother and forced to grow up in Holly Bush orphanage – a place where she has never known love or kindness.

But with the world at war and Hitler’s devastating bombs coming ever closer, fate has other plans for Maisie and a secret from her past changes everything.

When she meets handsome Canadian paratrooper, Cam, Maisie learns that love might not be lost to her after all – but not before her past life and D Day bring a tragic twist to her happiness.
The Smuggler’s Daughter by Kerry Barrett
A haunting and moving timeslip novel perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter, The Forgotten Village and The Witchfinder’s Sister. Only she knows the truth. Only she can save them.

Emily Moon lives with her mother in an inn on a clifftop in the darkest reaches of Cornwall. After her father mysteriously disappears, her mother finds solace at the bottom of a bottle, and the only way to keep afloat is to turn a blind eye to the smugglers who send signals from the clifftops. But Emily knows that the smugglers killed her father to ensure his silence, and she will not let his murder go unpunished…

Present day
After a case ends in tragedy, police officer Phoebe Bellingham flees to Cornwall for a summer of respite. But rather than the sunny Cornwall of her dreams, she finds herself on storm-beaten cliffs, surrounded by stories of ghosts and smugglers – and the mysterious Emily Moon, who vanished without a trace over two centuries ago. As rain lashes down around her, Phoebe determines to find the truth behind the rumours – but what she uncovers will put herself in danger too…
Goodnight Sweetheart by Pam Weaver
Can love find a way to overcome hate? A historical drama set against the backdrop of World War Two.

When Frankie’s mother dies, she is sent to live with her Aunt Bet in the countryside. Life on their farm is happy – for a while. But when World War Two breaks out, Frankie must help her country by signing up to the women’s branch of the British Army.

Soon, she meets Romare, an American doctor who has come to the UK after facing terrible racism at home. But trouble is stirring in Britain too, and Frankie must prepare for heartbreak.

Can love triumph over a history of hate? Or will Frankie and Romare’s love pay the ultimate sacrifice?

An emotional, thought-provoking story that brings to life World War Two.
Before the Crown by Flora Harding
Step through the palace gates and discover a captivating historical novel of royal secrets and forbidden love exploring the tempestuous courtship between Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the wake of WWII.

Windsor Castle, 1943
As war rages across the world, Princess Elizabeth comes face to face with the dashing naval officer she first met in London nine years before.
One of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy, Philip represents everything she has always been taught to avoid. Instability. Audacity. Adventure.
But when the king learns of their relationship, the suitability of the foreign prince is questioned by all at court.
He is the risk she has never been allowed to take. The risk not even the shadow of the crown will stop her from taking…
Step through the palace gates and discover a captivating historical novel of royal secrets and forbidden love exploring the tempestuous courtship between Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the wake of WWII.


Giveaway: Harper360 Box-O-Books

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

  • The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham
  • The Orphan Thief by Glynis Peters
  • Last Letter from Juliet by Melanie Hudson
  • Sisters of War by Lana Kortchik
  • A Sister’s Courage by Molly Green
  • The Hidden Woman by Kerry Barrett
  • All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham (galley)
  • English Wife by By Adrienne Chinn (galley)

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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.

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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!

49 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 8: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. dholcomb1

    The Smuggler’s Daughter is set in Cornwall, a favorite setting

    Before the Crown looks intriguing with regard to the Queen in her younger years

  2. EC

    The Smuggler’s Daughter and Goodbye Sweetheart sounds very intriguing. Of course, the rest are too. 🙂

  3. Lori Byrd

    The Orphan Thief by Glynis Peters grabbed me but these are all new authors to me.

  4. Audrey Stewart

    Sisters of War by Lana Kortchik is the book on my TBR list. I really want to read this.

  5. holdenj

    The Smugglers Daughter looks like it has a great setting and atmosphere. Before the Crown looks good–I just started wstching The Crown!

  6. holdenj

    The Smugglers Daughter looks like it has a great setting and atmosphere. Before the Crown looks good too. I just started watching The Crown.

  7. Karina Angeles

    Smuggler’s Daughter. I love a great mystery. What happened to Emily? The same thing that happened to her father? Will Phoebe find out or disappear too? I need to read to find out!!!!

  8. Diana Hardt

    All the books sound good but The Smuggler’s Daughter caught my attention because it sounds very intriguing. I also liked the cover.

  9. Rita Wray

    I love historical novels. All the books sound great especially Before the Crown.

  10. eawells

    They all sound good but I really want to read The Forgotten Orphan and The Berlin Girl.

  11. Jana Leah

    The Smuggler’s Daughter has such a pretty cover. I just love dual timeline stories.

  12. Crystal

    What books caught my attention and why. Each book listed here caught my attention in way or another. Why? I liked the looks of f the book covers very intriguing and interesting. Excerpts made the books intriguing, interesting and even sound like page turners. Each of these books Calls to me to read them.
    I would just love to read and review all these books in print format. The authors make these books sound like must reads and I like that.
    I Hope I Win.

  13. Trudy Dowling

    WOW!! I just ordered two more books to my mom and my TBR file. I had not heard of The Forgotten Orphan or Goodnight Sweetheart. As a WW2 England historical fiction reader, I can’t wait to devour them.

  14. Vicki Clevinger

    All of the grabbed my attention. I love the WWII history and have always been interested to reading more about it whether fiction of non fiction


    I love all of the covers but The Smuggler’s Daughter really caught my attention.

  16. Barbara Bates

    The Smugglers Daughter and Before the Crown sound very interesting to me.

  17. BookLady

    What an intriguing collection of historical novels! The Smuggler’s Daughter grabbed my attention because I enjoy reading timeslip novels. It would be interesting to find out how Emily and Phoebe’s stories intertwine.

  18. Linda Townsend

    The Smuggler’s Daughter draws my attention first.Mystery solving with a good helping of suspense and intrigue. I’m going to have to check that book out regardless… The Berlin Girl draws my attention next…

  19. Patricia B.

    This is your best selection of books yet for your HJBOOKMAS event. I enjoy romances, especially historical romances. However, historical fiction was my first love. WWII has become such a rich source for wonderful stories, both true and with a touch of romance. They all interest me. I am, however drawn to The Smuggler’s Daughter which ties two points in time together. The Orphan Thief also intrigues me. Thank you for the giveaway.

  20. rkcjmomma

    Wow all of them really sound like books id read and enjoy like The Berlin Girl, The Smugglers Daughter and Before the Crown!

  21. Lilah Chavez

    Goodnight Sweetheart by Pam Weaver

    I’m looking forward to all of them!

    I love history! And obvi Romance lol ! I’ve read several books like this and omg they’re just so captivating!

  22. Terrill R.

    I’m very interested in The Smuggler’s Daughter by Kerry Barrett. I love the dual timeline with a Napoleonic Era setting.

  23. Leeza Stetson

    I love historical fiction and these books sound like excellent entries in that genre. The covers grabbed my interest. Honestly,I want to read them all.