12 Days of Giveaways - Day 10 - Creeping Beautiful - JA Huss

12 Days of Giveaways – Day 10 – Creeping Beautiful


AND THE WINNER IS… Deanna Sutherland

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Welcome to my annual 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS! 

If you’re new to this – here’s how it works:

1.   Each day from December 1 through December 12 I will put up a new giveaway HERE on my website with instructions on how to enter, a detailed description of the prize, and some stuff about the book or series. Each giveaway is different and each has ONE WINNER UNLESS you are the winner and you are from Australia or New Zealand.


MY GIVEAWAYS ARE ALWAYS OPEN INTERNATIONAL BUT the United States Post Office has stopped all mail delivery to AUS and NZ. Shit is weird BUT you can still win if you’re from AUS or NZ  because each giveaway has a GIFT CARD as well as a physical gift. So if the winner chosen is from AUS or NZ – there will be TWO winners. The AUS/NZ winner will get the GIFT CARD and the second winner will get the physical prize but NO gift card.

2.   Each giveaway runs UNTIL DECEMBER 13.

3.   Winners are CHOSEN and NOTIFIED on December 14. I will be notifying winners in various ways depending on how people enter. Sometimes on FB, sometimes on IG, sometimes in my FB fan group (Shrike Bikes), sometimes via email – and all winners will BE LISTED AT THE TOP OF EACH GIVEAWAY POST HERE ON MY WEBSITE on December 14.

4.   Winners have 24 hours to respond, then another winner will be chosen.

5.   ALL PRIZES WILL BE MAILED ON DECEMBER 15.  If I’m waiting on a winner to respond and they miss the December 15 mail date, that prize will be mailed when I get around to it. I live in the middle of nowhere so a trip to the post office is a “thing” for me. 🙂 So make sure you’re checking for winners on the 14th.

6.   I will send newsletters announcing giveaways on December 1, December 6, December 12, and a Winner newsletter on December 14. I NEVER send this many newsletters in a month so sorry if that feels spammy. I just have quite a few readers who do not do socials and there will be at least three giveaways that do not involve socials in any way. So I need to get the word out.

7.   You can also FOLLOW MY BLOG. I will also make a blog post HERE announcing ALL WINNERS on the 14th. If you want to follow this blog there will be a form at the bottom of each post to do that. Then you get an email when I POST HERE. I don’t do that often – December is the exception because of the 12 Days and my yearly “Wrap-up” post.


THAT’S IT! I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THIS! The world is INSANE right now so I’m just trying to spread some cheer and give back to all of you who support me and enjoy the stories I create.

















I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.
She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her.
I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men.
But it wasn’t enough.

I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.
She needed me as much as I needed her.
Bought and paid for on the auction block.
But not for the reasons you think.
She was my weapon.

I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth.
She was broken before I got there.
Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty.
But she trusted me most.
She loved me best.
So I set her free.

Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.
A pretty little nightmare.
A gorgeous piece of misery.
A mess of lovely darkness.
She is creeping beautiful.
And now we want her back.



1. Signed Creeping Beautiful Hardcover

2.Signed Creeping Beautiful Special Edition Hardcover

3. Pretty Nightmare Candle

4. Pretty Nightmare Christmas Ornament

5. Creeping Beautiful Notepad

6. Creeping Beautiful Pen

7. $20 Gift Card

8. Nordic Pine Soap

9. Creeping Beautiful Journal

10. Tea Lights

11. Gift Bags



This book is not free and this series is not in Kindle Unlimited, but it is Whispersynced. So if you download the ebook on AMAZON then you can get the audiobook for just $7.49 on Audible. It’s also available on Apple Audiobooks.





(1) Make sure you’re following my FB page HERE.


(2) Then COMMENT ON THIS FB POST and tell me one “self-care” thing you’ve done over the past year – because we all gotta look out for #1 (and sometimes we forget that).


(3) Comment below if you feel like it. But it’s not required. Tomorrow will be another Social-Media free giveaway, so if you’re not on FB, don’t fret!


Bitches, I self-care every day. 🙂 I have a HUGE bathtub. It’s not really that pretty–it has jets but they stopped working last year after we had a weird power surge. But it’s deep and I practically swim in it. So I take a bubble bath every stinkin’ day. I get out my iPad, find some of my favorite podcasts on Rumble or YouTube, and then I chill for a good hour. I don’t go all out with candles and music and shit, but I have a view of the front of my house (which is a hillside and pine and aspen trees) so I watch the birds, or the sun, or whatever.

I think it’s important to do things like this because I don’t think we realize how stressful modern life is. Yes, our lives are more convenient than ever, but modern conveniences are anything but stress free. There was no news a hundred years ago for most people. They got up, they did their thing, they talked to their neighbors to see what was up in the world, and then they mostly forgot about it. Not true in this day and age. We are bombarded with news we don’t even want, twenty-four/seven. It’s hard to forget that most of the news isn’t going to affect us. So we don’t forget about it. And sometimes we really need to be told to forget about it.

Anyway, I’d love to hear how you guys all “self care”.


HERE is a sneak peek of tomorrow’s giveaway!


Make sure you stop by and enter!



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Stay calm, stay safe, and let’s have a great 2022!

WINNERS FOR ALL GIVEAWAYS will be chosen on December 14 and announced on FB, IG, my fan group, my blog, and my newsletter. All gifts will be mailed on December 15th with priority mail, so hopefully you get them before the big day. ALL MY GIVEAWAYS ARE ALWAYS OPEN INTERNATIONAL.

238 Replies to “12 Days of Giveaways – Day 10 – Creeping Beautiful”

    1. In 2022, I want to learn a new language, besides English. I want to be able to talk to other Americans in their own language, to understand their life, struggles and accomplishments.

  1. I miss taking bubble baths, but having 13-year old twins and one bathroom makes it to much of a struggle. In the future I picture relaxing in the tub again. Taking time to take care of yourself is very important.

  2. My form of self care is meditation… Sometimes it involves deep prayer, sometimes just free form calm thinking…swimming is another way to self care…losing myself in the rhythm…

  3. I wish my.tun was deep enough for lounging! What do you use to cushion your tailbone? Do you have a good mat/pad/pillow for this?

  4. Your giveaways rock!! I commented on the Facebook post, but my selfcare includes mani-pedis, reading and an occasional Friday night treat of my choice.

  5. I like to put my ear buds in and take my boxer for a walk. Some days I walk her while other days she walks me. That’s usually when I need to get out of the house and away from people. But if I’m just needing to relax, I’ll go into the kitchen and cook. I love to cook it’s my true me time.

  6. Thank you again for the chance. Self-care is important. I love to dance and do aquatic aerobics as a form of self care. Have a wonderful day 😊❤

  7. Wow another great giveaway. My form of self care is live music. Going to concerts and music festivals. Last year was horrible for the music scene. This year was much better. I am also very crafty, that helps me from loosing my mind when I’m stuck at home. I tie dye, crochet and sew. It’s my side hustle. I also like to cook. I do alot of canning and food preservation.

  8. I have never been a bathtub person, and we don’t even have one in this house so that’s not something I can try. I religiously go see my hairdresser every six weeks, more to just talk to him than for my actual cut and color. He’s been my hairdresser for over ten years and I just love him, he’s the best sounding board.

  9. Hey Julie! I have to say that I am amazed at how much you accomplish! I hope you have some help. I have been holding out for the entire series before I read it and can’t wait for Gorgeous Misery.
    One last thing… I’m listening to Sin with Me on Audible… Question… Do you say the dialogue out loud as your writing it? And do you ever get confused with all the parts going on in a storyline? Sorry, this stuff was just on my mind as I was listening to the characters inner ramble, lol

  10. My self are: I try to book apt for facial massage & if not, I’ll do a bathtub reading with champagne becuz I dislike wine. Those are my only two self care here n there when I can because being a single mom is hard.

  11. I am terrible at self-care and that really needs to be a goal for the new year. I think the only thing I do for myself is read or listen to audio books. I tend to give all of myself to others.

  12. Yes I love that you don’t care that your heat don’t work or if it’s not pretty it’s the being able to relax. I love it.

  13. My self care I guess would be reading. When a book is really good, you can get lost in it and then all your worries are set aside for awhile. Also, alot of times, I’ll come home from work and just vent for a few minutes and then I don’t feel as down as I did. Thanks again!!

  14. I have just learned to take time to read even if it is a half hour. I allow myself to get lost in the story and become one with the characters.

  15. I’m not into the pamper thing, I love a great message though, I never wear makeup, not into shoes or clothes, so I pamper myself with books and reading, thank you

  16. Hi! Thanks for the opportunity! I wish I could get some pampering but I’m still immuno compromised so I just DIY it for now! But I do pamper myself with books!


  17. Hi Julie Merry Christmas I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all the laughs and love you give us in your books 📚

  18. My other self-care is I go to bed at 10pm and block out everyone. So I get a good hour or so to just read, check my phone, play animal crossing on my switch….Anything as long as it’s all by myself.

  19. I agree that we should stop and relax and do some self care…especially us woman. Sometimes constantly doing for everyone else can get yourself lost and stepping back to just do something for you is exactly what is needed. Thank you again for these giveaways…love Creeping Beautiful!! Have a great weekend!!❤

  20. It’s so true, with everything going on we forget to remember about ourselves because we’re worried about everyone and everything else. Have a Beautiful weekend. I hear you finally have some snow heading that way.

  21. Have a great weekend, Julie. I’m not a bath person but I understand the relaxation it brings. You need a nice hot tub outside so you can enjoy your beautiful Colorado views, especially the night skies.

  22. Hi! I chose to say “no” more often for my own well-being. Running myself ragged with full time working in a hospital for 6 years, running a non-profit for homeless folks with my fiancé, and trying to see my family on the weekends has given me, no time for myself. I have now spent more time for me, just having a cup of tea, reading all the books lol, and just breathing. Tomorrow is never promised so I’m blessed for each day.

  23. Trying to watch what I eat and cut back on sweets (this is hard to do at this time of year). Need to exercise more but just had hip replacement so have to watch what I do. Just getting older!!! Merry Christmas and thanks for your contests. Enjoy your books so keep on bringing us the good reads!

  24. I like to read to relax or listen to some calming music. I don’t take many baths in the tub but more showers than anything, but it would be nice to soak in a nice warm tub with a book or some calming music to relax. Thanks for the chance!

  25. I aim for a bath every day, but my kids have no respect for my ‘me time’ so some days it’s hiding downstairs ‘doing laundry’ instead of a bath. I’ll take it anyways.

  26. Besides my time reading at night before sleep? As much as I love having the time to read, I also have a monthly poker game with friends. It’s great to get out of the house and have fun with close friends.

  27. I enjoy gardening both flowers and vegetables and sitting outside by the pool listening to the waterfall ,wind chimes and reading.

  28. My self care is just simply taking time for myself. I dont necessarily have be doing anything. Just sit in silence for awhile works best. Normally it’s with an audio book but I’m still not responsible for anything at that moment.

  29. I have made more time for me. I have agoraphobia so I can’t leave my house but I have made sure I’ve taken out a couple hours during the day to do what I want to do.

  30. These giveaways are amazing! Thank you so much for everything you’re doing – it’s such a festive start to December ❤️

  31. It was very hard this year because I had 4 tears in my shoulder and was operated on. Then shoulder froze.
    But I do plan on taken the month of January and just read and relax and nothing more.
    Thank you for this fantastic opportunity ❤
    Love your books 📚
    Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 ❤ 🤶

  32. I am taking time each morning to get outdoors for a 40 minute walk no matter what the weather is doing-the walk makes me feel so alive and happy. Thanks for all these fun giveaways!

  33. Hi, self care is super important! Sometimes it’s just a few minutes of quiet or a face mask, a hot bubble bath and a good book. This is my 1st choice giveaway to win! Thank you!

  34. Yes I take care of myself by going to the store I go by myself no Hubby I like the peace and quiet in the car also at home I shut my bedroom door and get that time for ME!! My Hubby understands this.Thank You soo much for the awesome opportunity in these contests and your generosity love these contests

  35. I started tending to my plants and I enjoy watching them grow. I try to read whenever I can. I turn off the news because it increases my anxiety about things I can’t control.

  36. I would say my self care is reading. While raising my family I really didn’t get to read for about 20 years. When I got my first Kindle, well lets just say that I read more than anything else. I have over 12,000 on my Kindle, so I am making up for lost time. Oh, and food. I gained 40 pounds during the lockdown. That probably isn’t self care LOL.

  37. Omg, you crack me up! “Bitches, I take a bath everyday… !” Good for you! If I have bath bombs, I am definitely taking a bath!!

  38. My biggest me time is a nice bubble bath with candles and of reading a good book with earbuds in to drown out the rest of the world!!!

  39. I put in a soaking tub in the beginning of COVID and I love it. Bubbles candles and Audible JAHuss book. Calgon take my cares away. 🤪. Oh and a glass of wine..dudh

  40. Hi! I hope you’re having a great Friday and that you have a great weekend! Thank you for all the giveaways and Merry Christmas!

  41. I always read books before bed it relaxes me and gets my mind off everyday day life. Plus I have. Beautiful view out my window. I have mountains trees and the lake.

  42. Thank you Julie for all you do
    You help so many with your books
    An stories to let us go to are places in our heads as we read 💕

  43. I hope you had a good day today. I have six Christmas Cards left to address and I’ll be finish with that. Then it’s Christmas gift wrapping time but first I have to wrap my daughter’s birthday presents before Monday the 13th. She’ll be 20!! Happy Holidays Julie!!

  44. I like commenting on these posts. I like to think about the questions and really think about the answers. This was a hard one because I usually do my nails and hair myself, so I don’t get salon time. Then I thought, no I always take time at night to read. I also always have a coffee day on Tuesday with my mom and sister!

  45. My self care is grabbing a great book and reading without interruption! Also listening to music on my mp3! I also love Watching In the dark! Its a dark drama comedy with a character named Murphy! She’s a fucking train wreck and funny as shit! Ty! For the chance at this beautiful giveaway! This series is on my tbr list!💞💋

  46. I think my self care would be finding time to go through my yahoo and to read, Thank You for these awesome questions because some get you to think and that is always a good thing…

  47. I honestly find it difficult to self care..I have issues.
    Any way the only thing I can think of is that I take time to read or listen to Audiobooks..they help me get out of my own head.
    Thankyou so much for the chance.
    Happy Holidays. xx xx xx

  48. Hell Yes!!! Self care is a must!!! I enjoy sitting on my back patio in the evening and drinking a bottle of wine! Yeah Fuck a glass! I want the whole bottle! We live on a lake and it’s peaceful! I will sit out summer, winter doesn’t make a difference. And drink my wine and listen to my audio books.

  49. ❤️I’m retired, so I sleep late, talk to my husband, play with my grandson after school and spend lots of time sitting in a nest of pillows on my bed. I read, watch TV, enter contests and just chill! I have a big window by my bed so I can watch birds and lizards on the tree outside. I know I’m lucky…lucky and content.

  50. My daughter came over today and put up outside flash lights on my small porch and brought two Christmas pines in planters with Christmas decorations on them. And a hanging basket that was similar. She’s been so good to me and helpful since I broke my shoulder on April 3rd. I’m finally getting around good, but still need therapy to get muscles back to normal. She decorated a small 2ft.Christmas tree to have on one of my side tables. Next year I plan to have my 7ft tree up and decorated with all the different kinds of ornaments I’ve collected over the years that are special to me. Love this boxset and it has one of your homemade journals for an extra special surprise!❤🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄

  51. Ooh, I love a giant tub (we only have a shower stall). I do try to book rooms with nice, deep tubs when I go on vacation though. Having one is on my bucket list.

  52. Thank you for another chance to win one of your amazing giveaways. I truly hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Christmas! Happy holidays ❤

  53. Reading is my self care it really calms me down a lot and takes my mind off of other stuff. Also a night time skin care routine. It feels great!

  54. I’ll just use this comment to reveal a second self-care item I did for myself this year, and that’s to consume less news, since you brought that up. I ended up picking my favorite news show and just recording it (and one Sunday-morning news show I like) to stay informed with what is going on in the world. One thing I do like to do, though, is to watch the trials when they are shown live whenever possible. The courts fascinate me. I once studied to become a court reporter, and with my youngest graduating from my homeschool this year, that might still be a career option for me.

    After my mom retired from her career at 63, she took a job with the courts as a jury attendant and worked until she was 70. I could easily see myself working until 70. I’m only 53. 63 seems so young to me now. My husband may feel differently since he’s been working outside the home all the while I’ve been homeschooling the kids the past 21 years which is WORK.
    My son tried to tell me differently last night, but it’s just work I never got paid for. He called it “parenting,” but it’s an extension of parenting that most parents would never take on. What most did during the pandemic was “school at home” which is very different. They didn’t have to do any of the planning of the curriculum, figure out each of their kids’ learning styles, and pair up what’s best for each of them. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

  55. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all. I think if I could go on vacation and forget about 2021 I would LOLL

  56. The one self-care thing I have done is my hair. I have done purple hair then did a mix of purple & blue then purple, pink, blue & orange. I’m almost 50 yes old in (3 weeks) & I have decided it’s all about me & I don’t care what others think. I also get my nails done. I also try to do some reading evernight. Thanks for the chance to win these giveaways. You are amazing!!!!

  57. This set is to die for! I love all the things in it and would love it. If I have not said so before Julie, I thing you are so amazing at putting these together. Thank you for all you do for your readers.

  58. I started doing water aerobics at the YMCA. Good company. The water is always 88 degrees in this pool. You can look through the greenhouse window and watch the leaves change

  59. It will take me forever to read all the free books. I always click the free downloads. I just can’t help myself. It’s like who passes on free stuff. Thank you

  60. Mostly I read for self care. It is the best escape. You are so right about the bombardment of news! I don’t think it’s healthy and of course the hubby always wants it on. It’s so stressful, so I escape into my books, or should I say your books lol. I’m on a mission to read everything you’ve written. I’m afraid you’ve ruined me for other writers.

  61. I’m 5’9 and have to use my kids’ bath if I want a soak; I have a shower stall. Other than that, I read…. a lot… so far 290 books this year.

  62. I fill my bath tub with either Scentsys amazing Epsom salts or LUSH Light a candle or two turn on the music and soak in the tub till I prune I’m such a bath person that its perfection to me

  63. Self care is so important to self health. I personally have multiple forms of self care I use depending on the necessity. If it is just to relax or unwind a nice hot soak in a bathtub or hot tub with a good book, music, or podcast. If I need to destress or cool off i take a long drive blaring music that suits my mood and belt out as loud as I can, which is a great release. If I am feeling overwhelmed a nice way or hike on a nature trail relaxes those nerves. Best advice, find something that works for you.

  64. I take time for myself and read. That’s when I’m in my happy place. I usually have a cat and dog sitting with me. 💖

  65. Self care has always been a really hard thing for me to learn to grasp. I’ve been conditioned to not only not care about myself but to almost punish my own existence since I was a kid, and so learning to keep giving a damn has been a really long, hard battle to fight. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Today.. I am losing. But tomorrow, I’ll try again, and I’ll keep trying until I figure out this self love self care thing. One thing I have figured out, is that writing for me is part of that self care. And when I stop doing that, I’m definitely not a healthy person inside or out. So I try to get in a session at least every other day, if I can’t do every day because of my ongoing chronic health struggles. Checking in with friends is also a good self care thing for me because I’ll retreat back into my head otherwise and that’s not good for anyone.

    What a gorgeous set. I’d love these on my shelf, thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays! 🎄💕

  66. I take vitamin c, multi vitamins, vitamin D & glucosamine every day. My husband got covid & had symptoms. I took a test & it said i was positive. But i had no symptoms. I think the vitamins help

  67. Thanks to all the authors for their work, they arr bringing me an escape from real life, and that is enough for my self- care ❤️❤️❤️

  68. I “self care” with asmr videos. I find them sooooo relaxing. I’ve even used them to treat my relentless insomnia!

  69. I am not sure I know what self care is. I always put everyone else first to the point that I was working 60 hour weeks so I didn’t have to inconvenience my team members. I really need to try and do better at that In the next year. I do try and take time to just relax and veg out and watch tv when I can.

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