Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015 Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop ~ International 3 winners

To celebrate Australia Day (26th Jan) Oi Oi Oi! and my birthday I'm participating in the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Shelleyrae @ BOOK'D OUT

What a fantabulous way to promote Australian literature and our talented Aussie authors. So to share my Love an Aussie Author love I'm offering giveaways for books from these wonderful Australian authors ~ 3 winners 

2 winners receive their choice from the list below via Amazon Kindle gift. 1 winner will receive a print copy of Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell

Genre: Historical/Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 1st September 2014

Synopsis: Ruby Cardel has the semblance of a normal life – a loving boyfriend, a fulfilling career – but in one terrible moment, her life unravels. The discovery that the death of her sister, Jamie, was not an accident makes her question all she’s known about herself and her past.

Travelling back home to Lyrebird Hill, Ruby begins to remember the year that has been forever blocked in her memory . . . Snatches of her childhood with beautiful Jamie, and Ruby’s only friendship with the boy from the next property, a troubled foster kid.

Then Ruby uncovers a cache of ancient letters from a long-lost relative, Brenna Magavin, written from her cell in a Tasmanian gaol where she is imprisoned for murder. As she reads, Ruby discovers that her family line is littered with tragedy and violence.

Slowly, the gaps in Ruby’s memory come to her. And as she pieces together the shards of truth, what she finally discovers will shock her to the core – about what happened to Jamie that fateful day, and how she died.

A thrilling tale about family secrets and trusting yourself...

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If you'd like to know more check out my review ~ 5 stars
comment and I'll give you an extra entry in the draw

BILLABONG BEND by Jennifer Scoullar
Genre: Contemporary Rural Fiction
Publication Date: 28th May 2014

Synopsis: For Nina Moore, the rare marshland flanking the beautiful Bunyip River is the most precious place on earth. Her dream is to buy Billabong Bend and protect it forever, but she's not the only one with designs on the land. When her childhood sweetheart Ric returns home, old feelings are rekindled, and Nina dares to dream of a future for both of them on the river. But a tragic death divides loyalties and threatens to tear apart their fledgling romance.

This star-crossed rural romance sets Nina, a floodplains grazier, and Ric, a traditional cotton farmer, on a heart-rending collision course, amid the beauty of northern NSW. 

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If you'd like to know more check out my review ~ 4.5 stars
comment and I'll give you an extra entry in the draw

SAFE HARBOUR by Helene Young
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: 26th March 2014

Synopsis: When Darcy Fletcher drags a handsome sailor from a stricken yacht, she finds herself drawn into his mysterious world. Having saved his life, can she now rescue him from his dark past? Or will that endanger all she holds most dear? 

Noah, keeper of the peace and guardian of the Banksia Cove secrets, can’t tell Darcy the real reason this stranger has washed up on their shores. If she understood the links between him and her own dysfunctional family, he’d lose her love for good. 

As they take refuge in an old whaling station for the night, only one thing is certain – by morning, no one will be the same again. Lies will surface. Hearts will break, and not all will find safe harbour. 

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If you'd like to know more check out my review ~ 4.5 stars
comment and I'll give you an extra entry in the draw

SELDOM COME BY by Sherryl Caulfield 
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 10th December 2013

Synopsis: Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, fifteen year-old Rebeca Crowe’s fascination with icebergs leads her to save a shipwrecked survivor, Samuel Dalton, the nineteen-year old son of a Toronto medical family. 

Love sparks in the crystal cave of an iceberg but is thwarted by an unreasonable father and the Great War that drags Samuel and his brother, Matthew, to the Western Front as medical officers. Knowing Rebecca is home safe in Newfoundland brings Samuel great comfort. But as the war moves towards its final harrowing days, they both discover that tragedy and terror can strike anywhere, setting their love on an unforeseen path.

Only when Samuel and Rebecca can fully come to terms with such devastating loss and their impossible choices can their love soar. With an emotional intensity reminiscent of The Bronze Horseman, Seldom Come By, named after an actual place in Newfoundland, is an unforgettable journey across waves and time and the full spectrum of human emotions.

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If you'd like to know more check out my review ~ 5 stars
comment and I'll give you an extra entry in the draw

COME WHAT MAY by Sherryl Caulfield
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 19th September 2014

Synopsis: The second instalment of The Iceberg Trilogy, Come What May, continues the story of Samuel and Rebecca Dalton through the lives of their children, most notably, their beautiful, troubled daughter, Evangeline — Gene to all who knew and loved her.

In 1951, the summer of her eighteenth year, Gene embarks on a northern odyssey with her eldest brother, Jonathan. Under the northern lights they travel as part of a medical expedition to remote Cree settlements across the grand Canadian wilderness. There, she encounters people and events that will influence her life forever, including the unflappable Sonny Marlow, a young pilot not long returned from Europe where he served as part of the Allied forces in the Berlin Airlift operation.

Drawn together by love but kept apart by her fears, theirs is a tumultuous relationship that is as unpredictable as the woman Gene becomes. From the Saskatchewan prairies to the Rocky Mountains, from James Bay to Vancouver, life and love hold many surprises and trials for Gene and Sonny. Only when Gene can walk away from the devastating shadows towards the light can she and Sonny live the life that held such promise when they were young and on the edge of love.

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If you'd like to know more check out my review ~ 4.5 stars
comment and I'll give you an extra entry in the draw

DARK HORSE by Honey Brown
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: 24th April 2013

Synopsis: It's Christmas morning on the edge of the rugged Mortimer Ranges. Sarah Barnard saddles Tansy, her black mare. She is heading for the bush, escaping the reality of her broken marriage and her bankrupted trail-riding business.

Sarah seeks solace in the ranges. When a flash flood traps her on Devil Mountain, she heads to higher ground, taking shelter in Hangman's Hut.

She settles in to wait out Christmas.

A man, a lone bushwalker, arrives. Heath is charming, capable, handsome. But his story doesn't ring true. Why is he deep in the wilderness without any gear? Where is his vehicle? What's driving his resistance towards rescue? The closer they become the more her suspicions grow.

But to get off Devil Mountain alive, Sarah must engage in this secretive stranger's dangerous game of intimacy.

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If you'd like to know more check out my review ~ 5 stars
comment and I'll give you an extra entry in the draw

CAPTIVE OF SIN by Anna Campbell - print copy
Genre: Historical Romance
International Giveaway
Australian winner signed, International winner unsigned
(you must be in a Book Depository delivery area)

Synopsis: He pledged his honor to keep her safe.

Returning home to Cornwall after an unspeakable tragedy, Sir Gideon Trevithick comes upon a defiant beauty in danger and vows to protect her whatever the cost. He's dismayed to discover that she's none other than Lady Charis Weston, England's wealthiest heiress—and that the only way to save her from the violent stepbrothers determined to steal her fortune is to wed her himself! Now Gideon must hide the dark secrets of his life from the bride he desires more with every heartbeat. 

She promised to show him how to love—and desire—again.

Charis has heard all about Gideon, the dangerously handsome hero with the mysterious past. She's grateful for his help but utterly unwilling to endure a marriage of convenience—especially to a man whose touch leaves her breathless. Desperate to drive him mad with passion, she would do anything to make Gideon lose control—and fall captive to irresistible, undeniable sin.

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Easy Peasy ... just leave a comment telling me which book is calling your name! If you aren't easily contactable via blog, website etc please leave an email address.

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Entries close midnight Tuesday 27th January (AEST) and winners will be announced on my blog. Good luck everyone. 

Don't forget to head on over to Book'd Out to visit the rest of the participants on the hop and enter their giveaways. 


  1. Count me in for Lyrebird Hill please. Thanks.

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  2. Lyrebird Hill is saying "Read Me!"

  3. Some wonderful selections here. Any book with the words "Dark Horse" in the title calls out to me, so my choice would be Dark Horse by Honey Brown.

  4. I'm really only commenting again because I DID forget to check the notify me button. Don't mind me. I'm kind of idiotic like that.

    1. lol Kathryn, I always forget ... good luck in the giveaway and btw Dark Horse was mind blowing!

  5. Dark Horse by Honey Brown because: psychological thriller. What a great title for the book in terms of matching the blurb. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. A great way to add to my reading list thank you.

    LYREBIRD HILL caught my eye first.


  7. Hope you had a great birthday and enjoy all the Australian day long weekend celebrations, I am looking at them all and thinking great reads. Safe Harbour looks to me like I would enjoy reading it. Ha! Just flicked over to read the review and I saw I had left a comment saying it appealed. At least I am consistent!!

  8. I'd love a chance to win Safe Harbour please!

  9. I'd love to win Billabong Bend, or Anna Campbell's Captive of Sin. Thanks, and happy Australia Day, Teddyree!


  10. I'd like to go in the draw to win Captive of Sin.

    Can be contacted on Twitter @ronniereads

  11. They all look great but I'd love to receive Safe Harbour or Dark Horse can be contacted via twitter outback_expat or

  12. SELDOM COME BY by Sherryl Caulfield is something I'd love to read; I love historical fiction and would adore to read this one.
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  13. I'd love BILLABONG BEND by Jennifer Scoullar.

    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

  14. I love historical fiction, and SELDOM COME BY has been on my wish list since the first review I saw of it. By the way, the 26th is my granddaughter's birthday also. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I'd love to read either Safe Harbour by Helene Young or Come What May by Sherryl Caulfield - having won the first book in her trilogy in last year's blog hop, it would be nice to move on to the second one!

    Tweeted here: and can be contacted via 17catherines at gmail dot com

  16. Dark Horse sounds intriguing!!!! And Happy Birthday and Happy Australia Day!!!!

  17. Come What May would be wonderful, Thanks for this great feature. Happy Australia Day and Best wishes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Historical Fiction interests me and your choice is captivating and special. I would enjoy Come What May. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Happy Birthday to you and Australia :) Safe Harbor sounds good and so does Dark Horse.

  20. Happy Birthday to you & Happy Australia Day!!!
    either of Sherryl Caulfield's books is calling out to me!!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  21. Wish you an advanced Happy Birthday and Happy Australia Day.We in India celebrate our 'Republic Day' on January 26th.
    Thank you for the giveaway and am anticipating to win a copy of 'Safe Harbour''. :)

  22. I'd love to read Seldom Come By - thanks!

    And I have tweeted:

    You can find me on twitter @jotamarwallaby or at my blog at


    And happy birthday :)

  23. Captive of Sin sounds very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway,
    lotusg at yahoo dot com

  24. I think Safe Harbour by Helene Young is calling me to read it.
    Happy Australia Day and Happy Birthday.

  25. Lyrebird Hill by Anna Romer is calling out to me, would love to read it. Thanks for a generous giveaway.

  26. Lyrebird Hill or Dark Horse, either would be awesome. Thanks for the chance and Happy Australia Day

  27. Captive of sin sure looks good to me :)

    And well you can find me on my blog ;)

  28. I'd normally go crime fiction / suspense and say Dark Horse, but have to admit, Safe Harbour is calling my name!


  29. CAPTIVE OF SIN by Anna Campbell

    i think i could do with a little sin in my

    meedee89 at hotmail dot com

  30. Happy Australia Day Sheree. I'm not entering your great giveaway as that would be really un-Australian ;-) Just wanted to pop by and say Hi and thanks for featuring my books in your list of Aussie books. Xo

  31. Billabong Bend pretty please. melissa at yuulong dot com dot au

  32. Happy Australia Day! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and have a fantastic birthday!
    Can I please put my hand up for 'SELDOM COME BY' by Sherryl Caulfield. I've never heard of this series or the author before, but it looks fantastic.
    Jess @ The Never Ending Bookshelf

  33. I like the look of Lyrebird Hill thanks Sheree. Fingers crossed :-)

  34. Captive of sin! :)

  35. Great giveaway! I'd have to choose Lyrebird Hill because you loved it so much!

  36. Count me in for Lyrebird Hill please!!!! OR Dark Horse actually Im stuck between those two


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