#Giveaway Day 9: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!

Posted December 23rd, 2022 by in Blog, BookMas, Features, Spotlight / 63 comments

Welcome to Harlequin Junkie’s 8th Annual #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 Book community at large.

Thank You for your continued Support, we <3 You!


On the 9th Day of #Bookmas…  We bring you a giveaway from St. Martin’s Press


We are excited to share some of St. Martin’s Press Most Anticipated 2023 Releases:

1. Cara Tanamachi’s THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE (On-sale January 31, 2023)
When freelance writer Sora Reid’s pledge to stay single in February goes viral, and inspires readers to #gosolo, she figures it’ll be easy to avoid the opposite sex for a month. Enter Jack Mann. A muscle-bound baker who looks like he lifts logs on the weekends, Sora hasn’t thought of Jack since they were in elementary school together.

When they see each other at the local grocery store and the attraction hits hard, Sora knows she has to shut it down, quick. She can’t #gosolo AND get the guy. She can’t let down her readers. And relationships always end, so why should Jack be any different–even though he’s confounding all her long-held expectations of love?
2. Emilia Hart’s WEYWARD (On-sale March 7, 2023)
Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart’s Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.

2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. Soon, Kate begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century.

1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Altha’s mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom.

1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family’s grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receives––and for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom.
3. Sally Hepworth’s THE SOULMATE (On-sale April 4, 2023)
There’s a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa’s dream home in a sleepy coastal town. But their perfect house hides something sinister. The tall cliffs behind it have become a popular spot for people to end their lives. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge. Until he doesn’t. When Pippa discovers Gabe knew the victim, the questions spiral…Did the victim jump? Was she pushed? And would Gabe, the love of Pippa’s life, her soulmate…lie? As the perfect facade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel.
4. Katherine Center’s HELLO STRANGER (On-sale July 11, 2023)
Sadie Montogmery has had good breaks and bad breaks in her life, but as a struggling artist, all she needs is one lucky break. Things seem to be going her way when she lands one of the coveted finalist spots in a portrait competition. It happens to coincide with a surgery she needs to have. But, upon recovery, it begins to dawn on Sadie that she can see everything around her, but she can no longer see faces. As she struggles to cope—and hang onto her artistic dreams—she finds solace in her fourteen-year-old dog, Peanut. Thankfully, she can still see animal faces.

When Peanut gets sick, she rushes him to the emergency vet nearby. That’s when she meets veterinarian Dr. Addison. And she’s pleasantly surprised when he asks her on a date. But she doesn’t want anyone to know about her face blindness. Least of all Joe, her obnoxious neighbor. He’s always there at the most embarrassing but convenient times, and soon, they develop a sort of friendship. But could it be something more? As Sadie tries to save her career, and handle falling in love with two different guys, she realizes that happiness can be found in the places—and people— you least expect.
5. Sarah Pekkanen’s GONE TONIGHT (On-sale August 1, 2023)
Catherine Sterling thinks she knows her mother. Ruth Sterling is quiet, hardworking, and lives for her daughter. All her life, it’s been just the two of them against the world. Now, Catherine is ready to spread her wings, move away from home, and begin a new career. But Ruth Sterling will do anything to prevent that from happening.

Ruth Sterling thinks she knows her daughter. Catherine would never rebel, or question anything about her mother’s past. But when Ruth’s desperate quest to keep Catherine by her side begins to crumble, both mother and daughter begin a dance of deception. No one can know Ruth’s history. There’s a reason she kept them moving every few years, and why she’s always ready–in a moment’s notice–to be gone in the night. But danger is closing in. Is it coming from the outside, or from within?
Founded in 1952 by Macmillan in London, St. Martin’s Press was for many years primarily a distributor of Macmillan books. However, particularly during the last 30 years, St. Martin’s grew rapidly as a publisher in its own right, finally becoming one of the seven largest publishers in America. From their home in the Equitable Building in New York, St. Martin’s publishes books under seven imprints: St. Martin’s Press, Griffin, Minotaur, Wednesday, Castle Point, Essentials, and Thomas Dunne Books. https://us.macmillan.com/stmartinspress/

Giveaway: 1 Winner will receive a surpsie bundle of 5 Print Books – some published, some yet-to-be-released. Must live in US.


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63 Responses to “#Giveaway Day 9: #HJBOOKMAS Extravaganza!”

  1. EC

    All sounds so good, but the books by Cara Tanamachi and Katherine Center caught my interest. Katherine Center has written so !any wonderful books and I like the premise of this latest one. Wanting to be solo and also a hot baker makes the Cara Tanamachi book sound so appealing for me.

  2. Diana Hardt

    They all sound like really interesting books, but I especially like THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE by Cara Tanamachi because of the characters.

    • holdenj

      The Soulemate looks like a page turner! And I have enjoyed Sarah Pekkanen before.

  3. Jennifer Shiflett

    They all sound amazing, but Weyward really caught my eye. I love anything with historical elements, especially WWII.

    • Dianne Casey

      The books that caught my attention are “The Second You’re Single” and “Hello Stranger”.

  4. Janine

    All of these books sound good. Hello Stranger has me intrigued. I’m curious to see how this story will play out.

  5. dodgerfannnat - Pat Lieberman.

    The Second your’e Single – muscled baker, great combo – love food/dessert themed books and also Hello Stranger – strange illness – similar to Hallmark movie I saw the other day with a man who could only see in black in white.

  6. Leanna Hiner

    The second you’re single and hello stranger sound good. I love the idea of falling in love with two people who will she choose.

  7. Kathy

    Cara Tanamachi’s THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE sounds like an interesting story

  8. Karina Angeles

    The Second You’re Single, which goes to show that life has a different plan from the plan you make and Soulmate, because sometimes you can never truly know someone you love. Everyone has their secrets.

  9. Linda Woodfin

    Weyward sounds good to me. Live stories that follow the females in a family thru the genrations.

  10. Glenda M

    They all sound great! I’ve heard a lot of excitement for THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE. I’m also intrigued by WAYWARD

  11. Rita Wray

    Sarah Pekkanen’s GONE TONIGHT sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  12. Steph

    I have a huge fondness for bakery books, so The Second You’re Single sounds appealing to me!

  13. Laurie Gommermann

    They all sound intriguing with very different premises. They are all new authors for me.
    Hello Stranger- never heard of not being able to distinguish faces, I’m interested in the love triangle
    The Second You’re Single- best laid plans always get disrupted! Hunky baker!
    Gone Tonight, Soulmate and Weyward- all have the mystery element! Suspenseful!

  14. eawells

    They all sound like really interesting books, but I THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE by Cara Tanamachi sounds intriguing.

  15. SusieQ

    They all sound good, but the Second Your Single really jumped out to me as a book I would really enjoy.

  16. Johannah

    Sally Hepworth’s THE SOULMATE because finding a soulmate is really an interesting project!

  17. Bonnie

    Weyward by Emilia Hart and The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth both sound intriguing.

    • Michelle Schafer

      (lol forgot the why) The Second You’re Single since I do love a large hunky man, and the whole known him way back when always gets me. The Soulmate due to reading a bunch of domestic thrillers, and this one seems right up my alley!!

  18. Mary C

    Katherine Center’s HELLO STRANGER – interested in reading how Sadie deals with face blindness.

  19. Latesha B.

    These are all new to me authors and the stories sound fantastic. I am adding them to my list of books to read. Weyward and Gone Tonight really caught my attention because they sound suspenseful.

  20. Michelle Taccariello

    They all sound really good but THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE caught my interest the most because I so enjoy when a character gets themselves into a pickle then has to find their way back out 🙂

  21. Patricia B.

    What a good group of upcoming books. They all appeal. My top pick for my Wish List is WEYWARD by Emilia Hart. I love books that follow families through generations showing their history and why they became who they were. This one hits on some pivotal times for women. Next, I am intrigued by GONE TONIGHT by Sarah Pekkanen. I think I know where it is headed, and look forward to reading it and finding out. All five books sound like interesting and enjoyable reads.

  22. Shannon Capelle

    The Soulmate sounds really interesting id love to find out what happens!!

  23. Sunnymay

    The Second You’re Single is the most interesting one to me. The title is catchy and I want to know what happens and what transformation occurs.

  24. Jen K

    The whole aspect of social media in Cara Tanamachi’s THE SECOND YOU’RE SINGLE made me take a closer look at that story.

  25. Marsha Graniel

    Ohhh I’m intrigued with the Second You’re Single by Cara Tanamachi’s.

  26. Empire Stockbroker / Sharlene Wegner

    I’m excited about Katherine Center’s book. I loved her last book, The Bodyguard!

  27. Crystal

    They all sound like great reads but the Soulmate catches my attention the most. The excerpt really intrigues me and makes me want to read the book