Friendship…How Well Do You Really Know Someone?

Female friendships  – start a trend and celebrate them on Valentines Day #BFF

To win a copy of this intriguing book – in the comments tell me which WA author praises this read. (Hint – see here) 

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The Fifth Letter

Nicola Moriarty

HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9781460751312

Description:

How well do you really know your friends?

Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina try to catch up once a year to reconnect and take a break from the demands of their everyday lives. Now in their thirties, commitments have pulled them in different directions and the closeness they once enjoyed growing up seems increasingly elusive.
This year, determined to revive their intimacy, the four friends each share a secret in an anonymous letter to be read out during the holiday. But instead of bringing them closer, the revelations seem to drive them apart.
Then a fifth letter is discovered, and it becomes clear that one of the friends is hiding something sinister. Suddenly it seems that one of the women is in serious danger. But who was the author? And which of them should be worried?
The Fifth Letter examines the often complex nature of women’s friendships, the loyalty and honesty that they demand, and the battle to hold onto relationships that once seemed essential but are now outgrown.

****This giveaway is open to Australian resident only. Many thanks to HarperCollins Publishers Australia  for generously supporting this giveaway. Entries close midnight 13th February 2017.

 

 

Sweet as….Icecream

The first of my Valentine’s Day book giveaways – doesn’t this one sound inviting and perfect for a Valentine’s Day read for yourself or to to give to someone you love?   To win a copy of this moving novel, in the comments section of this post, share your favourite ice cream obsession. the-icecream-makers

The Ice- Cream Makers

Ernest van der Kwast

(trans. Laura Vroomen)

Scribe Publications

ISBN:9781925321203

Description:

**Giveaway open to Australian residents only. Many thanks to Scribe Publications for generously supporting this giveaway.Entries close midnight 13th February 2017.

 

 

 

Mostly Healthy Always Tasty…Win a Copy of Anna Gare’s “Delicious Every Day”

Delicious Every Day is a book I highly recommend. I have this book and regularly make dishes from the recipes here. And now you have a chance to own this book too courtesy of the lovely people at Murdoch Books Australia.  For your chance to win simply tell me  in the comments of this blog post, the very appropriately named band that Anna belonged to – hint – look here  https://www.murdochbooks.com.au/browse/books/cooking-food-drink/quick-easy-recipes/Delicious-Every-Day-Anna-Gare-9781742663906

 

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****Giveaway open to Australian residents only. Giveaway ends midnight 28 January 2017.

 

*Many thanks to the supportive people at Murdoch Books Australia for providing a copy of this book for the giveaway.

 

 

Let Me Introduce You to James Phelan… and A Giveaway of His New Release Dark Heart

“James Phelan is the bestselling and award-winning author of 28 novels and one work of non-fiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and PhD in literature. For Hachette Australia, James has written five titles in the Lachlan Fox thriller series, and the Alone trilogy of young adult post-apocalyptic novels. The ex-CIA character of Jed Walker was first introduced in The Spy, which was followed by The Hunted, Kill Switch and Dark Heart. James has also written a 14 book adventure series for Scholastic, titled The Last Thirteen. He has been a full-time novelist since the age of 25, and spends his time writing thrilling stories and travelling the world to talk about them.” Hachette Australia Press release.
To find out more about James and his books, visit:
http://www.jamesphelan.com
Follow and interact with James:
http://www.facebook.com/realjamesphelan
http://www.twitter.com/realjamesphelan
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http://www.whosay.com/jamesphelan

This the cover of James’s latest release. If action packed thrillers are your go to reads then this book is for you.  Simply name the other James Phelan thriller series published by Hachette Australia in the comments section of this blog. ****Giveaway open to Australian residents only. Giveaway ends midnight 28 January 2017.

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*Thanks to Hachette Australia for supporting my blog and this giveaway.

 

 

 

Free Ebook until 13 September 2016

Mistake Creek available for free on the US and UK Amazon stores –  If you live in Australia, you can get a free copy at smashwords.com

 

Rachel Amphlett is a great writer – I read and reviewed one of her earlier books, Three Lives Down – fantastic thriller, I highly recommend this writer.

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** Join Rachel’s spam-free mailing list and receive a FREE copy of White Gold (the first book in the Dan Taylor series) plus exclusive extended extracts from two more thrillers. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/23R5F9M – your action-packed book set is only a click away! **

Mistake Creek:
There’s a storm coming…

When Nina O’Brien returns to the small town of Mistake Creek after ten years, she’s in a race against time to protect her father’s business from an incoming storm so it can be sold to pay for his urgent medical treatment.

As flood warnings echo over the radio and the storm breaks with enormous force across the tiny Californian community, Nina is joined by others seeking shelter from the onslaught.

Her life is changed forever when a stranger appears at her door, bloodied and incoherent.

With a ruthless killer exposed among the small group, Nina is thrust into a deadly conspiracy involving a military veteran seeking revenge and an FBI agent desperate to prevent a catastrophic terrorism threat.

Alone, with no means to raise the alarm, Nina realises that to save one man, she must learn to trust another.

Friday Freebie – Little Mouse

Little Mouse has lots to do … and quite a lot of things he’d rather not do!

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Little Mouse

Riikka Jantti

Scribble 

ISBN:9781925321478

Description:

Little Mouse has lots to do … and quite a lot of things he’d rather not do!

A day in the life of a toddler is a busy one — as all parents know — and Little Mouse’s day is no exception. Between getting dressed, going to daycare, eating dinner, and making time for splashing in puddles, Little Mouse has a lot to do … and a lot to say ‘no’ to!

This warm and humorous picture book from well-loved Finnish author/illustrator Riikka Jäntti introduces Little Mouse — a small kid with a big personality — who parents and childen will relate to instantly. In Little Mouse, everyday life combines with the wonder of early childhood to produce a captivating story that’s sure to become a read-aloud favourite.

 

 

 

***Book Giveaway – simply name one of the activities this busy mouse squeezes into his day in the comments section of this post and I will randomly select two winners on Friday the 20th August to receive a copy direct from the publisher. ***This opportunity is for Australian residents only.

Thanks to Scribe/Scribble Australia.