Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I'm happy to bring you two great December giveaways from Harlequin!
Both giveaways are open to US & Canada entrants. Must be 18+ years of age to enter.

Turn Up the Heat: Love Won't Wait\Beach House Beginnings\Strong Enough to LoveGenre: Contemporary Romance (Anthology
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: 12/31/13

Three sizzling tales from three bestselling authors

Love Won't Wait
by Lori Foster

Brendan "Brick" Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air—and an irresistible challenge. But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can't refuse. If only their "no-strings" pact didn't leave him wanting so much more….

Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway

She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no-nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home. What she doesn't count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall. Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance?

Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl

Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off-limits. But now he's back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can't resist their long-denied attraction. When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up getting more than she bargained for….
Forged in the Desert HeatGenre: Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: 12/17/13
A woman that could start a war...

The Gypsy Sheikh, betrayer, modern-day marauder, Zafar Nejem has been called many things. And now he is to be called Your Majesty. Returning to the throne of Al Sabah, his first act is to rescue American heiress Analise Christensen from her desert kidnappers.

Since Ana is engaged to the ruler of the neighboring kingdom, her discovery must be concealed until Zafar can explain her presence, or else he risks war. But as the sun rises over the sand dunes, so does the forbidden heat that burns between them, threatening everything...


  1. I like being able to get through the story in less time with novellas and anthologies. I love forbidden romances because I want to see how the couple gets past the forces preventing them from being together.

  2. I love novellas b/c I can read a complete story in less time :) and it's a great "taste" of new authors. I love forbidden romance b/c of the danger and intrigue! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I like anthologies because I can read several different stories by different authors in one book. Also like novellas they don't take long to read. I enjoy reading about forbidden love because it always makes the story interesting and exciting. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  4. I really enjoyed Turn Up the Heat. Foster story was delightful, the middle one was sweet and the third was my first Dahl read..and holy hotness.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway Andrea! I enjoy anthologies and Novellas for a fast-paced and quick read. Especially when they are an addition to a series :)

  6. i enjoy them because it often times will lead me to a new author hat i never would've discovered on my own.
    forbidden love-is like the one that got away, leads to a mystery as to why, til you find out

  7. I like novellas that bridge space & time between full-length novels. It keeps you "up to date" with the characters while waiting for the next major work.

    Forbidden love is appealing simply because it is forbidden. It is something we will likely never encounter ourselves, so it is fun to read about it because that is likely the closest we'll ever come to experiencing it (which is good if there are consequences!).

  8. If a novella is done well, I like getting a meaty story that's a quick read. I like that anthologies usually give more insight into characters I already know.

    I like the suspense of forbidden love.

    Thanks for sharing the giveaways, Andrea! I love, love the cover for Turn up the Heat! ;)

  9. I like novellas if they're done correctly, basically a smaller version of a novel but I get just as much of out it due to it being a quickie. Ive got quite a few that I absolutely loved and are my favorites :) Same with anthologies those I like cause I get bursts of interesting uniqueness due to it having multiple authors in that one book it can be a thrill lol

    Suspense for me is what works on the forbidden love just knowing that everything could/would go wrong at ANY given time, gives me chills.

  10. Novellas are good for a quick read. They are also a good way to be introduced to a new author or series. As for forbidden romance, I love the secrecy and mystery.

  11. I love how short novellas are so if you don't like it, you can get through it quickly. Plus, they move along faster than regular novels do.
    I love forbidden romance because it adds so much tension to it!

  12. I have found that I enjoy novellas more recently than I ever have, especially the holiday oriented ones. I've read a variety over the last few months that have really had substance to them, even though they are short, and with some many books to read, it is a plus that they don't take too much time.


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