Fourth of July Box-O-Books Giveaway

Posted July 4th, 2015 by in Blog, Box-O-Books!, Features, Giveaway, Musings / 96 comments

Fourth of July Box-O-Books Giveaway



Ahhhhh…the Fourth of July. Backyard barbecues and parades. Long weekends and fireworks. It also makes me(Michele) think of lazy days in the sun reading books by my favorite authors.
Okay, everything makes me think of reading as you all probably know by now! But summertime especially has me just itching to dig out some of my all-time favorites to reread as well as diving into some new stuff I’ve been looking forward to.
There are so many wonderful new releases to enjoy in the next couple of months from big-name authors like Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, Sandra Hill, Robyn Carr, RaeAnne Thayne, and Jennifer Probst. Several of the stories are set in beautiful locations and even the book covers scream summertime to me.
And who knows? I might just dust off my old(er) favorites from Jane Austen, Nora Roberts, Georgette Heyer, and even Nicholas Sparks. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening, relaxing with familiar characters who are like cherished friends.
So whether you are enjoying a relaxing long weekend with family and friends or you have to work (like me), all of us here at Harlequin Junkie wish you a happy, safe holiday!!

Michele 🙂


In honor of the holiday, we have an awesome Box-O-Books to give away with these titles: 
  • Held Against You by Season Vining
  • At His Service by Suzanne Rock
  • Miss Match by Laurelin McGee
  • Beyond the Cut by Sarah Castille
  • The Rodeo Man’s Daughter by Barbara White Daille (Signed)
  • His Poor Little Rich Girl by Melanie Milburne (Signed)


For a chance to win, please let us know your favorite summertime reads. Is it a particular author? A classic book to peruse again? A certain genre? Or simply whatever is brand new and waiting on your to-be-read list?



Box-O-Books Giveaway Details:
  •  You must be an email subscriber of HJ blog
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Like HJ on Facebook And / OR Follow HJ on Twitter

Box-O-Books Giveaway Mailing Info: 

  • Shipping Details: Must have a US mailing address, PO Box. or a forwarding address in the US that we can mail to.
  • Box-O-Books will be randomly selected. 
  • This contest will close on Thursday July 9, 2015 8:59 PM (PT) and the winners will be notified via email and on this Post. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail before a new winner is selected.


96 Responses to “Fourth of July Box-O-Books Giveaway”

  1. Joye

    I read all kinds of books. I usually go the first of the month to see what is new and purchase those. I select a book if it is by my favorite authors.

  2. booksaver

    Like you on Facebook, follow on Twitter and I’m also an email subscriber. I just picked up the latest Laura Kaye, Jill Shalvis and Jennifer Bernard so I’m set for the weekend.

  3. bastdazbog

    Hope you all have a great $th of July weekend. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  4. Kermitsgirl

    This summer, I’ve dedicated myself to reading the free books I’ve downloaded on my Nook, some of which I’ve been sitting on for years, because I’ve had a hard time switching from normal books to the Nook. I’ve actually discovered a few really great series this way – there seem to have been a lot of free paranormal romances back when I first downloaded them, so I guess that’s the genre I’m focusing on right now 🙂

  5. Vicki

    I love to read it doesn’t matter the time of year
    I read older books as well as the new ones just released by my favorite authors. I love to read series

  6. Darlene

    I would have to say a mixture of summer romances and I really like to read the Christmas stories in the middle of summer too!! Would so love to win a box of books. Thanks for the chance, I like on fb and follow on twitter

  7. cowboysfan39

    I am subscriber to your blog, follow on Twitter and i have you liked on Facebook. I love reading just about any genre. I have loved all of Kiera Kass Selection series books but I also enjoy mysteries and thrillers as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. Tanya Guthrie

    I never know what I’m going to read until it’s time. Sometimes it’s a close my eyes, scroll through my TBR and whatever book the cursor is on wins.


  9. Rita Wray

    email follower. Like Facebook and twitter.

    I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary books. I’m trying to get through my TBR pile.

  10. Charlene E

    It’s a mix for me…with more limited free time during the Summer, I’ll read some former faves that I know I’m guaranteed to enjoy as well as some newer books I’ve been waiting for 🙂

  11. Haddie

    Let’s see, I don’t have a particular favorite summer read, but I love reading Nicholas Sparks books. I have three of them (The Lucky One, A Walk To Remember, and Dear John) I read them often, I read them in one sitting each time

  12. Sarah Gianocaro

    I enjoy contemporary and regency romance, fantasy, biographies and fiction.

  13. debby236

    I liked and followed and I am an email subscriber. I read what ever my mood needs.

  14. anne3230

    Whatever is on my TBR pile at the time. One summer it was almost all cozy mysteries. Just what I felt like at the time.

  15. CelineB

    I go with whatever sounds good on my TBR list but lately I’ve been feeling the need to visit a few old favorites namely Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas and Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

  16. Lori Meehan

    I’ll read just about anything during the summer. What’s most important is if I can read outside. I love to do that.

  17. Jana

    Subscribed, liked & following. I don’t have a particular summertime read. I enjoy all genres, so it’s just whatever I’m in the mood to read next. Thanks.

  18. rachbrown2015

    My favorite summer reads are the new releases by Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis and Lori Foster. Thanks for the chance.

    • rachbrown2015

      I am already a subscriber and already following on FB and twitter.

  19. Trudy Dowling

    I try to read a few beach or lake type books in the summer. Especially when it is sitting over 100.

  20. Erica M

    I usually just read romance. I read some paranormal, and a smidgen of fantasy. I do follow some authors to find out when their books are coming out. I use a wish list on amazon and good reads to keep track. I also use my library to read new books I can search for based on the publication date.

  21. Debbi Wellenstein

    I read everything-romance, mystery, thriller, detective stories, romantic suspense, sci-fi, and even some non-fiction. Books are meant to be read!

  22. whistleinthewind74

    I read many different kinds of books, but my always go-to books are… Historical & Regancy Romances & Harlequin Presents books. Those are my absolute favs. Happy 4th to all!

  23. lis8814

    Love to Read Historicall Romance books doing the summer. Love be able to picture being in a different time. Follow on both.

  24. Meredith Miller

    I read whatever strikes my fancy. Lately, it’s been a lot of binge-reading authors I have heard are great but have never really taken time for . I just started Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series.

  25. Debra

    I love HEA endings in romance. Lately military or musicians are leading the pack.

  26. Jennifer S.

    Whatever is brand new and next in line in my tbr list. I do admit that I usually re-read Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery every summer, but other than that, I try to tackle my tbr list.

  27. conniepsaunders

    I usually try to read at least one current best seller but I am also one who enjoys re-reading old favorites. Thanks for a GREAT giveaway!

  28. Lori P

    Whatever is on my TBR list! Trust me it’s long so finding something to enjoy won’t be difficult 🙂

  29. Leanna

    I just finished Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis, loved it! I am also loving the new Fools Gold books by Susan Mallery and the new Thunder Point books by Robyn Carr.

  30. Ashley Graham

    I usually just read whatever is new or at the top of my TBR list. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  31. marcyshuler

    So far this month I’ve read KISS ME by Susan Mallery, HARD TO LET GO by Laura Kaye, SECOND CHANCE SUMMER by Jill Shalvis and started A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr last night.

    I usually start with books that are newly published, but then I’ve got a Kindle and a Nook both loaded with other titles to pick from. 😉 I subscribe to HJ by email and like on FB.

  32. Kate Sparks

    I really like any good story that ends with an HEA. Some of my favorite authors all have new books out this summer…. Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr and well, I could go on & on..
    I follow via email [girlygirlhoosier52 at yahoo dot com and Facebook.

  33. Marianne W

    I love long series. I find myself going back to the beginning and rereading tgem all. A few of my favorites are the In Death series by JD Robb and the Troubleshooter series by Suzanne Brockmann.

  34. Inga

    I want to cut down my to-read books because that is a nice collection of mystery, romance, western, erotic romance and so on. I don’t have any particular titles in mind, though I am looking forward to reading some of the Diana Palmer books. I’m on the email list and like on facebook: Inga Kaye , and follow on twitter: @ingakaye

  35. Brianne

    I tend to read lighter books or very steamy books on the beach and when relaxing. Other times, I try to catch up with books that have a meatier plot because I have more time to focus on reading during the summer than the school year.

  36. BookLady

    Even though I enjoy reading all kinds of books, I usually read romance during the summer.

  37. janinecatmom

    I have a lot of favorite summer books. But one that really makes me think of summer is Jane Porter’s Flirting With Forty. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  38. Pennie

    I read all types and doesn’t necessarily have to be summer related. A couple weeks ago I read a winter theme and you never know I might sneak in a quick Christmas read this month (maybe Christmas in July?). The only thing I really require is a HEA.

  39. Tammy Y

    I like to read new books in the summer but Jill Shalvis is a favorite.

  40. holdenj

    I like the easy breezy beach reads for summer! (interspersed with a mystery or two! Thanks!

  41. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I read anything, anytime and try to mix the genres. I just scroll through my kindle and whatever catches my fancy is the current read. Right now I’m reading White Fang, Decorah Security series, and finished a romance, Still the One.

  42. Heidi D

    I don’t have certain books that I only read in the summer (nor do they have to be summer related), but I love to read romance. My TBR list is a mile long, so I always have something to read. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. Katina Fragakis

    I rely upon Harlequin Junkie newsletters to notify me of releases by my favorite authors. And this giveaway is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to participate.

  44. Marina S

    I love a lot of contemporary romances plus also erotica but Rachel Van Dyken and her amazing books are fantastic summer reads…or anytime of the year for that matter!!

  45. ndluebke

    This summer I seem to be enjoying romantic mysteries or Historical Romances. I like new (to me at least) reads that will take me on a new adventure.

  46. belindaegreen

    I love reading most genres but what’s up on deck for me is Milly Taiden’s series, FUR-ocious Lust. I’ve been itching to read this for awhile. She is one of my fav authors. To me, anything she writes is engaging. The Paranormal Dating Agency series is hilarious! I highly recommend it if you are into paranormals Great summer reading for sure.

    HJ giveaways are always fun! Hope the 4th was enjoyable for everyone. 🙂


  47. Diane Sallans

    I like a variety of genre – I’m currently enjoying Mariah Stewart’s Chesapeake Diaries series.

  48. MaryEve

    What a fun giveaway! I love reading and reviewing. My favorite genre is historical fiction. I recently got a great tip from another blogger on how to choose a new read. Keep a jar/bowl handy with slips of paper. When you get/add a new book, write book’s title and add to jar. When it’d time to select a new book, reach in and draw a title. If you wanted to keep genres seperate, label the jars. I haven’t attempted this book selection method but it kinda makes choosing fun, right?!

  49. catslady

    Whatever is on top of my tbr pile. The only time I may read a particular book is if it’s a holiday such as Christmas.

  50. Texas Book Lover

    I don’t really change my reading habit depending on the time of year. That being said I am heading out on vacation Tuesday and the first thing I plan on reading while sitting back and relaxing poolside/beach is Call On Me by Roni Loren! I don’t read a lot of erotic but her books are a must for me!!!

    Email/Facebook/Twitter follower

  51. Carrie E.

    I have a huge reading list, so anything off of it or anything that I see by my favorite or new authors!!

  52. Melody Gonser

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Great giveaway. I have found this summer I want light reading material. Suspense with a little romance is what I would choose now. The light weight books are faster to read and there isn’t any pressure. One of my favorite books to re-read is Agnus and the Hit man, by Jennifer Crusoe. Her books always make me laugh and feel good. Thank you.

  53. erinf1

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!!! I want rom coms this summer. I don’t know why but I want to laugh and sigh in happiness over meet cutes and romance. I have a huuuge TBR mountain range that I need to tackle, so here’s hoping I can make a dent this summer 🙂

  54. Kristen K.

    I do a lot of my reading in the summer, but don’t really have a particular summer reading plan…I’m more of a mood reader, and I tend to like angst any time of year!

  55. Lori H

    I need to catch up on my TBR list. I am so behind 😉
    My fave genre is historical romance with paranormal a close second.
    Have a great summer 🙂
    I follow y’all on FB and twitter…

  56. Lisa Reigel

    I have so many on my TBR list just waiting for me on my kindle. I’m behind on Kathleen Brooks Bluegrass series and on her Women of Power series so those will be next reads coming up. Just finished Christy Reece’s newest – Chance Encounter – which was fabulous. I believe Marie Force will have a new release coming in August. She is a go-to-author for me.

  57. jodi marinich

    i love to read anything that catches my eye or interest with the cover and blurb

  58. Amy Rickman

    It’s whatever I have on my kindle or whatever has caught my eye.

  59. Andra Dalton

    Honestly love a good mixture of all genres & really just depends on what kind of mood I’m in that day on what will peak my interest. Have made it my mission to whittle down my TBR list along the way though as it’s gotten extremely long. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing contest & good luck to all who enter!!!:)

  60. Sharon Sommer

    I love so many it would take all day but right now I am buying all the new books out of the series I have read, Paige Tyler, Jill Shalvis and Chelle Bliss to name just a few.

  61. Joanne B

    I am an email follower and also liked you on Twitter and Facebook. I like most genres of books but have a special place for romance comedies. My favorite authors are Jennifer Crusie, Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, and Jill Shalvis, but I also will read and enjoy Diana Palmer,Jonathan Kellerman, and John Saul. I am doing rereads this July 4th weekend of some of Diana Palmer’s books and I just bought Susan’s Kiss Me and Jill’s Second Chance Summer so I’ll just be relaxing on the deck reading.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Kathleen Bylsma

    As one of your loyal Facebook/newsletter followers, my answer is: whatever I’m in the mood for, after completing the last book! I’m an omnivorous reader, preferring paranormal, romance, mystery-a combination of all the aforementioned, biographies, autobiographies, non-fiction of things that strike my interest e.g. The Wave re the semi mythical monstrous wave that arises from nowhere in a seemingly calm sea. Needless to say, I have an eclectic TBR pile 😉

  63. Gretchen

    I plan on reading some of the new books I’ve downloaded along with some favorites like Jennifer Bernard’s Firemen series, Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski series & On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves.

  64. Sylve T.

    I am a email subscriber and follow on both twitter and Facebook! i love to read both paranormal and suspense romances and some of my favorite authors from that genre include Maya Banks, Suzanne Brockmann, Christine Feehan, Jacquelyn Frank and many more!

  65. Sue G.

    I read all types of books. Already a follower of everything! Can’t wait for Carly Phillips’ next book! 🙂

  66. Sharlene Wegner

    I read historical romance & contemporary romance, but I seem to pick contemporary romance set in the summer, like Susan Mallery or Christie Ridgway when I am reading in the summer.

  67. Kim P

    I love revisiting books that I’ve read and loved, such as Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts since it takes place over the summer. I also love to catch up on the books I haven’t yet read by authors like Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery.

  68. Crystal hernandez

    I love the Splintered Series by AG Howard Its an amazing spin on Alice in Wonderland and a great beach read!

  69. Veronica

    I am now reading Nancy Thayer’s, the guest cottage. (takes place at Nantucket, where else would you be in the summer?)

  70. Ellen C.

    I love reading new titles, but also like to pull out my old favorites. (I love to re-read.)

  71. Brooke

    I love reading contemporary romance and ‘beach reads’ during the summer, as well as mysteries. I will read anything that sounds interesting, new or old.

    • Brooke

      I subscribe to your blog, but I think my email is different than the reply on this post. My email I subscribe with is brooke811 at ymail dot com

  72. Jenny Dauksa Schaber

    One of my favorite authors to read for a fun time is Rachel Van Dyken. Her books are fun and hilarious with a romantic twist. Summertime always makes me think of fun, so I tend to gravitate to those types of reads during the warmer months. My favorites are childhood friends/enemies to lovers.
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    PS. I already like, follow and subscribe

  73. Michele H

    Hi Everyone! Michele here to announce the winner and to THANK ALL OF YOU for your great responses. You’ve all mentioned so many great authors, new and old, and have inspired me to check them out, too!

    So without any further adieu, the winner of the awesome Box-O-Books is: WHISTLEINTHEWIND74!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!

    Thanks again, everyone, and here’s hoping to great weather and fabulous reading this Summer!