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Julianna Douglas

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To all my long-time GoodReads friends, I'm the GoodReads user formerly known as Julie (mom2lnb).;-)

I'm a hopeless romantic and believer in fairy tales. Even as a little girl, my fondest dream was to find a Prince Charming who would sweep me off my feet. I'm happy to report I've been married to him for twenty years. Although I've been an avid reader since I was two years old, I never envisioned myself as a writer until five years ago. Now I feel like I've finally found my life's passion. The muses keep the ideas flowing faster than I can put them on the page. I hope that my readers will love my characters and stories every bit as much as I've loved creating them.

I currently live in hot, sunny Phoenix, Arizona with my husband, our two teenage...more


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His Heart's Desire
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A little over a month ago, after completing my run-down of the 2014 Romance Novel Convention, I promised my readers some more RNCon themed fun. Well, I've brought you interviews with RNCasanova Kaden James and Mr. Casanova 2014 Weston Bouchér. If you haven't read the interviews yet, be sure to check them out. Both these guys are totally awesome, wonderful people who, IMHO, definitely deserve lo...

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message 38: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . .


Julianna Elena wrote: "Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for the add. Looking forward to chatting books. :)"


You're welcome, Elena. Looking forward to chatting with you too.:-)


message 36: by Elena

Elena Kincaid Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for the add. Looking forward to chatting books. :)


message 35: by Ronyell

Ronyell HEY!!! Check out my 2012 Books Awards!!!

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/3...


Julianna DaisyGirl wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friends invite, Julie! I like your reviews. Look forward to chatting and seeing you around GR. ;)"

No problem, DaisyGirl. Thanks for inviting me. Glad you've enjoyed my reviews. Look forward to chatting with you too.:-)


DaisyGirl Thanks for accepting my friends invite, Julie! I like your reviews. Look forward to chatting and seeing you around GR. ;)


message 32: by Ronyell

Ronyell Oh! I've just posted up my 2011 Books Awards! Check them out!

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/2...


message 31: by Erika

Erika Merry Christmas :)
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message 30: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship Julie.


message 29: by Juliana

Juliana Thanks for accepting! I look forward to reading your reviews and sharing recommendations :-)


Debbie Hey, thanks for accepting - I used to live in Tucson, for 20 years. Loved looking through your book shelf :)


message 27: by Ronyell

Ronyell Hey Julie!! Thanks for accepting my friend invite!!! Merry Christmas to you too!! :D


message 26: by Laura

Laura Hey, sweetie!
Sending magickal wishes for a fabulous day! And if you can find some naughty trouble to get into with your hunky guy that's even better, right? *lusty wink*

Laura Stamps
Paranormal Erotica Novelist


Julianna Nikki wrote: "Your kitty is too cute :)"

Thanks, Nikki.


Nikki ♥ Your kitty is too cute :)


Julianna Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "She's a real cutie!"

Thanks, Danielle.:-)


Julianna Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Julie did you get a new kitty?"

Yes, we did. We've actually had her since the summer, and I finally got around to downloading the pics into my computer. She a little bigger than my new profile pic now, but still pretty cute. I'm using her as my wallpaper at the moment too. Now I just need to post some pictures of my other cat and my dog.:-)


Harlequin Books Hi Julie, I'm so sorry it took so long to stop by but I wanted to let you know that I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!


Lady Ethereal Butterfly Thanks for the friend request! I'm always happy to meet a fellow book addict. Oh yes, the BDB bug has bitten me bad and there is no hope for me now, haha.


Julianna Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Thanks for reading and commenting on my rating system, Julie. I love how detailed and objective your book reviews are."

Thanks, Danielle. Your reviews are equally enjoyable.:-)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) Thanks for reading and commenting on my rating system, Julie. I love how detailed and objective your book reviews are.


message 15: by Aimee

Aimee Thanks for the friend invite! I've noticed your reviews on a lot of the books I've read in past. Too funny that we're reading the same book.


message 14: by Mahlet (last edited Feb 07, 2010 09:17AM)

Mahlet Hey Julie!

I think I read somewhere that JR Ward is afraid to fly, so she tends to stick to this region (she came within 15 minutes of my home to sign Covet last year). I was out of town, so a girlfriend - who had never read a single PNR - went on my behalf. She reported back that Ward was quite a character. One of the readers said, "I've just discovered your books!"...and Ward responded, "Well, it's about f@#king time!" :)

There are several book signing Q&A sessions posted on YouTube from the Covet promotion where Ward gives out hints on where the series is going (who's pairing up next...will Blay&Quinn be together?..that kind of stuff). Also, I read somewhere that Ward does virtual book signings since she won't fly? I'm not sure what it entails, but you end of with a signed book :)




Adrienne Thanks for the friends invite , look forward to chatting about bookos with you:)


message 12: by Julianna (last edited Dec 19, 2009 05:56PM)

Julianna Alycia wrote: "Thanks for inviting me to the romance book polls group Julie! It looks like fun. Thanks for thinking of me."

You're welcome, Alycia. I hope you enjoy it.:-)


message 11: by Alycia

Alycia Thanks for inviting me to the romance book polls group Julie! It looks like fun. Thanks for thinking of me.


Victoria Simcox Hi Julie, thanks for friending me hope you're having a great day. Blessings Victoria ") www.themagicwarble.com


message 9: by Hael

Hael Villareal aww thanks for adding me. :) I look forward for us sharing opinions about books. *grins*


Julianna new_user wrote: "Oh, no, Julie, you've started answering the Twilight questions! They're never ending, you know! LOL."

LOL! Actually, I've been answering them for a while. Just catching up with the newest ones tonight. They certainly are never-ending and the repetitive ones are always-annoying.;-) The unique ones are rare gems.



new_user Oh, no, Julie, you've started answering the Twilight questions! They're never ending, you know! LOL.


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Yz the Whyz Thanks for the invite. Always interested in checking out fellow readers book shelves, and find something interesting..LOL..


Tammy Thank you for the Christmas card. Cute family! Your kiddos look just like you.

Happy Holidays!

Tammy


message 3: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Julie!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.

READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE TWIST


Lee

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message 2: by Maya

Maya Irena You are welcome, Julie..

Wow, you're totally like my mum!
You know, the one that introduce me to those lovely series is her.. (just like you want to share them with your daughter now)
I've read them several times too.. reading your comment make me want to read them again :)

I see that you live in Phoenix, do you know that Bella Swan -the main character in Twilight series- also lived in Phoenix before she moved to Forks..

Love,
Maya


message 1: by Laura

Laura Hi, Julie--
Thanks for the invitation!! Wonderful to see you over here from the Romance Forum at Amazon. You are going to love Goodreads! Can't wait to see all the romance and paranormal romance novels you add to your library. Big fun (grin). Happy reading and magickal blessings!

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