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GIVEAWAY: Harlequin Summer Reads

Harlequin has offered the Dear Author readers an opportunity to win a prize pack of books along with a tote bag.


When We Met by Susan Mallery
In Fool’s Gold, California, PR woman Taryn Crawford can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous, former special-ops agent Angel Whittaker targets her for seduction and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.
Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins
Is your first love worth a second chance? A family emergency has brought Lucas Campbell back to town, and Colleen O’Rourke has to let her guard down to have a second chance with the only man who has ever broken through her defenses.
Avenge Me by Maisey Yates
Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York’s elite would never believe it—especially as his famously philanthropic father is at its core! One earthshattering night with Katy Michaels unlocks their most passionate desires and the key to bringing his dad’s reign to an end.
Taken with You by Shannon Stacey
Hailey Genest has seen most of her friends marry and have babies, and she’s happy for them, but it was a lot easier before she hit forty. Then she meets game warden Matt Barnett on a camping trip and he can’t resist pushing her buttons, even though she’s made it clear that the rugged, outdoorsy type just isn’t for her.
Four Friends by Robyn Carr
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride. Ultimately, each will discover what it means to be a wife, mother, lover, friend…and, most important, her true self.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Dana W
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 11:19:55

    I have to say that despite the hiccups, I loved Puerto Rico. The food was good the beaches were beautiful and I could be as lazy or active as I wanted.

  2. Samantha
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 11:24:00

    This would be a very happy summer treat! My favorite holiday getaway would be Yellowstone (and oh, how I’d love to go with a pile of summery romances).

  3. susan
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 11:48:39

    The beaches of Long Island, always.

  4. Kim
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 11:59:57

    Thanks for the giveaway. NYC

  5. srs
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 12:00:42

    Right now, I don’t care where I go on vacation as long at it is somewhere that is else for at least one week, preferably two. Unfortunately, I’ll be lucky to get a long weekend in Montreal this summer and I’m starting to feel seriously burnt out.

  6. Fiordiligii
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 12:13:35

    Ohhh I just love Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr …don’t know the others. Thanksfor the giveaway!

  7. Elaine
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 12:20:45

    Ooh, these are authors whose names I keep seeing, but never have time to read. This could be the perfect opportunity to finally catch up!

  8. Joy B
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 12:35:45

    My Favorite holiday getaway is my fourth of July trip to upstate NY – where my phone doesn’t get reception.

  9. cayenne
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 12:47:04

    Right now, my favourite holiday getaway dream is a trip back to Italy for the whole summer. Unfortunately, my budget only allows me to go to the cottage. One of these days…

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Collette
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 13:20:18

    Hmmm, favorite getaway. Fantasy getaway: Paris. Too expensive for my current reality.

  11. Tonya
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 13:23:27

    My favorite getaway is a trip to San Antonio or Austin.

    My dream getaway is a trip through Europe.

  12. Laura C
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 13:45:22

    Beaches of Hawaii, under the shade, with a good book (of course).

  13. Cathy
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 13:50:43

    My favorite getaway is our annual girls trip to the mountains of North Georgia. We read, we eat, we laugh ourselves silly, and odds are good there will be more than 1 pajama day. :)

  14. Patricia M.
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 14:28:38

    There is a small B&B in the Dominican Republic that my husband and I have been visiting in the winter each year for probably 20 years now. It is on the water and the owner has treated us like family: saves us our favorite room, makes us cookies, etc.

  15. Janet
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 14:34:17

    It might sound weird, but i really prefer to stay home.

  16. Lostshadows
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 14:42:21

    Somewhere colder.

  17. Debbie
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 14:42:28

    I love going on holiday anywhere with good food and interesting places to walk (city streets or nature).

  18. Lisa
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:03:17

    A winter holiday to Vancouver please!

  19. Rhonda
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:06:35

    Santa Barbra for me.

  20. TerryS
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:06:46

    Somewhere with a porch swing, a tall glass of lemonade, no demanding family obligations and a tote full of Harlequin books.

  21. LSUReader
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:07:05

    I’d love to go back to Europe for an extended getaway.

  22. Christine
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:08:31

    The beach with a sunshade umbrella and a drink with a mini-umbrella :-)

  23. Elena
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:11:03

    Anywhere with a beach :) Btw, is the giveaway open internationally?

  24. jeevon kay
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:14:41

    Santorini, Greece. beautiful architecture and culture

  25. Nicole Laverdure
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:16:49

    Somewhere in Scotland…like 2 weeks in Ullapool! loved the place!

  26. Maureen
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:27:44

    I would love to travel to England.

  27. Kate I.
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:28:42

    I’d love to head to Santorini for the beautiful beaches, gorgeous sea views, delicious fare, and warm people. And I’m going to visit with Jeevon Kay while there!

  28. Stephanie
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:29:00

    Ireland would be nice

  29. kp
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:36:57

    Love Bermuda!

  30. sand
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:38:09

    Surf, sand, silence = best vacation to lose myself in piles of books.

  31. cyclops8
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:48:37

    Love the Big Island.

  32. erinf1
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:49:58

    anywhere that’s warm, and that i can sit poolside or beach side and read :)

  33. Ellen
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:55:09

    Somewhere that allows me to walk on the beach–warm and sunny, but not too hot.

  34. lorenet
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:58:03

    On a lake, with an adirondack chair and a good book.

  35. Nancy
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 16:16:53

    While my favorite holiday getaway depends on my mood and the time of year, I recently went to Roatan, Honduras and loved it. All I can think about is going back. Clear, blue water, stunning combo of rainforest and ocean scenery, and delicious seafood.

  36. Susan T.
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 16:23:51

    The beach is my ideal vacation. As long as I can snorkel I’m happy. I’ve loved Cuba, The Turks and Caicos and Jordan!

  37. msilk
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 16:33:51

    Australia or/and New Zeland!

  38. TerryS
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 16:38:48

    Rockaway Beach, Oregon in the spring!

  39. Karina G.
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 16:54:39

    Honestly, any where I can unwind and relax! Preferably with my kindle and peace and quiet!

  40. Jessica T
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 17:26:42

    Somewhere warm, with delicious food, and the chance to enjoy the outdoors!

  41. Amy paulson
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 17:39:10

    What a perfect summer gift!! Would love to go to the beach (without kids)!! Maybe with pool boy . . .

  42. Mo
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 17:44:46

    Australia. I was there in 1989 and would love to go back.

  43. Victoria Zumbrum
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 18:04:00

    Cruise or Myrtle Beach. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Nicole
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 18:05:37

    A beach trip to Hawaii!

  45. azteclady
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 18:19:46

    There are many, but the first one the jumped to mind: a road trip through Europe. :grin:

  46. Prabhanie
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 18:23:51

    A secluded beach in Greek islands or in Spain where I can relax, swim and enjoy a beautiful sunset with a platter of seafood or a cocktail (not in particular order) :)

  47. EvelynS
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 18:40:58

    I love the beach but I would really like to visit Europe!

  48. Jennifer
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 18:49:38

    Seeing I am in Melbourne and we are in the midst of a blast of cold wet and windy weather, anywhere warm

  49. Erin L
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 19:48:21

    I love Kauai.

  50. Sandypo
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 20:16:13

    My favorite holiday getaway is anywhere hot with a beach!

  51. Elise S.
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 20:50:15

    All inclusive beach resort. Aww yiss sun, water, and margaritas.

  52. Des Livres
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 21:54:36

    I’m in the blue mountains in australia, and would to go somewhere where they pay for heating.

  53. dani
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 21:55:28

    The Black Hills during a storm…freaking gorgeous.

  54. Lana Baker
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 22:10:13

    Hmm. No specific place, but I’m always partial to any place that has nice beaches, warmish ocean waters, and a good breeze. I love the ocean!

  55. Eva
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 23:55:53

    Norway, it’s such a beautiful place.

  56. ML
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 00:08:44

    In the dream world, Camelot. In the real world, London on an unlimited budget. :-)

  57. Heather Willis
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 03:36:29

    My favorite holiday getaway was to Kangaroo Island and I would love to go again (just a bit distant so that alot of the getaway is spent getting there). A lovely destination with beach, mountains, caves and wildlife protected by isolation from the mainland.

    Kangaroo Island is off the coast of South Australia

  58. Morgan
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 07:25:15

    My favorite getaway is my annual Fourth of July camping trip. Beaches, bonfires, books, and smores. Perfection.

  59. Angie G
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:19:13

    I like the mountains for a quick holiday getaway. My dream getaway is to visit Australia someday soon.

  60. Natasha
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:35:10

    Favourite holiday getaway:
    Real – Orlando, Florida
    Fantasy – Greece

  61. Sandy
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:55:35

    I love to spend time with the family-but I would LOVE to head to Hawaii-*sigh*

  62. Jess
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:55:46

    I loved Puerto Rico. The beaches are amazing and the weather was fantastic.

  63. Sandy
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:55:56

    @Sandy: oh, and thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  64. Sonia
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 09:12:57

    A beach – any beach!

  65. Yoli
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 09:33:58

    South Padre Island relaxing by the beach with my books.

  66. Kaja
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:03:54

    Ugh, fantasy … I’d love to tour Ireland and Scotland in the summer. Or perhaps the south of France (Provence), with all the lavander and sunflowers.

  67. Elizabeth
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:08:45

    My favorite holiday getaway is the amusement parks with my family

  68. Elizabeth
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:10:45

    @Elizabeth: My website is wrong LOL sorry =/ <— that is the correct one it's my Twitter

  69. Brianne
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:15:09

    The beach – grew up going down the Jersey Shore, but will take a beach anywhere

  70. Lizzie R
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:25:35

    I think id like somewhere warm and restful like Tuscany.

  71. MaryK
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 11:02:35

    I don’t even know. Somewhere with maid service and meals included and scenery or landmarks to tour when I’m tired of lying around reading.

  72. Justine
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 11:50:44

    Hawaii is my pick.

  73. Stella
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 12:13:57

    My favorite holiday getaway would be anywhere by the ocean or someplace in the country :)

  74. Lozza
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 12:37:54

    I really love the Andaman islands off the coast of Thailand. Gorgeous scenery and great diving.

  75. KellyM
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 12:46:22

    I’m a little over 1 week away from vacation, and I’m sooooo ready. I love going to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort, sitting by the pool with a drink, and reading pretty much all day, stopping only for meals and pool breaks. Thanks for the great give away!

  76. Cassandra B.
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 14:35:17

    Not sure, I would need to think about my ideal holiday getaway. Somewhere interesting and different. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Lindsay
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 17:22:08

    My favourite holiday getaway? So many to choose from! I love being up in the Kawarthas on a lake in a cottage, but Temagami is way more “nobody around” and quiet if I want real wilderness. I absolutely don’t say no to a chance to lay on a beach in Florida either, usually with a book in my hand! Good thing I have friends who live there!

  78. Lea
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 17:27:06

    A tropical cruise (or even to Alaska) with my husband (fantasy). Also a trip to Churchill Manitoba to see the polar bears before they go extinct (hopefully real).

  79. Srividhya
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 18:03:41

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Right now, the best vacation I really really want is just 2 days of uninterrupted sleep & the ability to laze around (I have a 5 month old who is fighting sleep all the time)

    My fantasy getaway (like it looks now) is New Zealand. I’ve been wanting to go there ever since my uncle went there for a vacation.

  80. Anita H.
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 03:39:59

    I would love a fantasy getaway to a tropical beach. Lots of warm sand, hot sun and time to just relax.

    Fantastic set of books! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  81. Ashlea
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 03:43:13

    I’ve always wanted to go to Stonehenge for midsummer’s day.

  82. Aliyah
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 05:39:19

    I love Dublin in the summer. Super touristy but so much fun.

  83. Cleo
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 09:10:30

    I would love to have a holiday in Greece and just lie on the beach. Or go skiing! I’ve never experienced winter before.

  84. Heather Jonassen
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 09:27:06

    My favorite getaway would be Key West, Florida!

  85. Eleanor T
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 10:30:38

    I just finished reading almost everithing Honor Raconteur wrote. Wonderful summerfind and summerread.

  86. Debbie Haupt
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 11:04:14

    In my backyard reading a Harlequin Book

  87. Debbie Haupt
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 11:04:42

    in my backyard reading

  88. ShannonQ
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 16:43:03

    Disneyland with the kiddos.

  89. flchen1
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 17:09:27

    Between the pages of a book, whether an old favorite or a new read!

  90. Elizabeth
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 19:58:29

    I have never been to the Caribbean. St. John and the national park there is my dream.

  91. Limecello
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 00:28:32

    Since I’ve never been – I’m going with my tried and true Tuscany – because I’ve always *wanted* to go… and if it’s not that great (how though?!) – well I’m not disappointed :P

  92. Deborah K
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 08:46:10

    The beach…any beach as long as it is sunny and warm and peaceful so I can read ’till my heart’s content.

  93. Helen Livermore
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 10:01:57

    Favorite holiday retreat would be Hawaii. What could possibly be better?

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  95. holdenj
    Jun 29, 2014 @ 10:48:30

    On a beach somewhere, with some sort of all inclusive resort!

  96. Annette
    Jun 29, 2014 @ 11:28:28

    Ooh, fun!

    Fantasy – a country house in Italy (with wine or olive oil making) complete with a nonna who will cook with us and teach me her secrets

    Real – Napili Beach in Maui

  97. Jen B
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 02:09:23

    I love Greece, I haven’t been for a few years, but in the previous 20 years I went 12 times, all to different islands.

  98. ratna
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 06:43:43

    i love bali..!! not just it’s not far from my hometown.. ,many tourist from all over the world came here to relax,,holiday,, and of course,,find their true love.. (that’s what my friends say..

  99. Ada
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 02:49:39

    I would love to get away to a cabin in the woods. In my fantasy, it would be by a waterfall or lake without anyone else for miles around. ‘Course, I’d also love it if it had electricity but it’s still a great fantasy lol

  100. Christina
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 20:18:07

    Europe would be my fantasy holiday getaway, but it’s usually NYC or the Jersey shore.

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