Friday, November 8, 2013

Guest Post: Decorating a New Home + Giveaway! by C.J. Miller

My family and I recently moved to a new home and I feel like I have a blank canvas to start with. Or maybe since I'm a writer, I should say I have a blank document in front of me.

Unlike when I write, I don’t know where to start with furnishing and decorating the house. I've never been big into decorating and I don’t know a thing about coordinating colors and textures. When I like something, I start to wonder how it will look with everything else in the room and if it's something I want to look at day in and day out. I could burn hours on and Both sites are filled with cool ideas.

My brother is a great decorator. He coordinates, he changes color schemes and his place just works. Walking from room to room, I feel like I am in a home, not a series of random spaces with clashing colors and piles of mess. I'm planning to invite him for dinner and then pump him for ideas.

I have two young children, so my home will not be filled with vases and glass, but I like comfortable furniture and pretty things! Have any decorating tips? What's your favorite place to shop for home and d├ęcor items?

Share your thoughts and leave your email address (or email me at cj AT cj-miller DOT COM with the subject line HPT Giveaway) for your chance to win a copy of Protecting His PrincessGiveaway limited to US mailing addresses only, adults aged 18+.

In this kingdom, not even the royals are immune to danger

With a sexy FBI agent posing as her suitor, Princess Laila of Qamsar is home for the wedding of her brother the Emir. In truth, the beautiful royal and Harris Truman are on an undercover mission: to find the infamous terrorist her brother is suspected of aiding.

But once the festivities begin, Laila faces a bigger threat than Al-Adel. Her secret meetings with Harris pose a danger to her safety­—and her heart. To gain his love and live in freedom as his equal is her ardent desire. But will she betray her traditions for a man whose kisses are part of a charade?

Protecting His Princess, the third and final book in the Truman brother miniseries, is out this month from Harlequin Romantic Suspense and is available in print and e-book.

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About C.J. Miller:
A 3rd generation Harlequin reader and the 1st in her family to write professionally, C.J. published her first book with Harlequin Romantic Suspense in 2012.

She lives in Maryland with her family. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading. C.J. believes in first loves, second chances, and happily ever after.


  1. It's always great to have you, C.J.! Congratulations on your new release and your new home! I'm probably the wrong person to ask for decorating tips, but I read the Pottery Barn catalogue cover to cover and look there for inspiration. Good luck!

  2. I got more emails than I did comments! Congratulations, Emily! Your book will be in the mail early next week.

  3. I am the worst decorator ever :) I have all these great plans, and love pinterest, but sadly my creative projects look more like Kindergarten art work than anything I could actually display.

    I would love to check out this book and if I do win will be sure to post reviews :) saveyourmoneyforbooks at gmail dot com