Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HARLEQUIN AUSTRALIA GIVEAWAY - FROM THE FEET UP & TIME WILL TELL




GIVEAWAY TIME

A BIG THANK YOU to Harlequin Australia who are allowing me 3 paperbacks of each of these books to giveaway.

Australian residents only.

6 books in total up for grabs.

Answer the Q and leave your details in comments.

What was the last book by an Australian Author you read?

Please leave in comments your facebook, twitter or email addy details so I can contact the winner easily. Please not sometimes emails may land in your junk mail.

Random Org will choose winners and I will let the publisher know your address details and they will post out.

STARTS NOW

ENDS 28TH FEBRUARY 2014


FROM THE FEET UP

"This is a story that reminds you of the exceptional courage, dignity and grace that women are capable of. Tanya and her sister confront the BRCA cancer gene in a way that transcends any narrow definitions of womanhood.'' - Rachael Taylor

This dazzling memoir reveals one woman’s determination to overcome the odds and survive a frightening prognosis.

Tanya Saad’s life wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t far off. Happily occupied with a demanding job, the competitive cycling she loved and the support of her irrepressible family, she wasn’t given to introspection. Then the thunderbolt hit. At the age of 30, Tanya discovered she had tested positive for the BRCA1 gene: a gene that meant her chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer young just increased exponentially. Worse was to come when one of her beloved younger sisters tested positive, too.

A resilient personality, Tanya was used to meeting challenges. Growing up as part of a Lebanese family in a small NSW country town then coming out as a gay woman in a conservative environment meant she was used to conflict. But there were tough decisions ahead — should she have her breasts and ovaries removed before the disease took hold? Still a young woman, yet to find a partner, would she have time to have children?

Told with great verve and humour, this memoir questions what it is that makes you a woman, shows how to meet adversity with courage and grace and offers some surprising revelations along the way. As Tanya says, ‘the profound moments in your life are not about getting what you want, they are about discovering who you are.’






TIME WILL TELL - THE BUTTON JAR # 2

Emily Oliphant has made some major changes in her life. After leaving an abusive husband, moving house and starting her own jam-making business, things are looking up. But the last thing on Emily’s mind is a new relationship...no matter who’s vying for her attention.

After receiving an offer from the elderly owners of the property she’s renting to purchase the land and house, a hopeful yet nervous Emily feels herself taking another step in the right direction. She’s unsure where the money will come from, but the offer is too good to refuse, and the property too perfectly suited for the B&B she dreams of opening. Unbeknown to her, the button jar Emily holds dear — a gift from her recently deceased Granny Mayfair — could contain the solution to all her problems...

Just when things are finally beginning to go Emily’s way, everything takes a turn. Soon she’s involved in a romance she’s not sure she’s ready for, dealing with the shock of three unexpected deaths, and being forced to make some difficult decisions. With her finances, property, friendships and budding relationship now in limbo, Emily is once again drawing on her inner-strength to overcome this new set of challenges.


11 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic giveaway, thank you. The last Australian book I read was by C.J. Duggan, That One Summer and of course if was fantastic. Currently reading The Boys of Summer by Ms Duggan as well. I really love Australian authors, the local lingo and fun attitudes having me laughing & crying.
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway Michelle & Harlequin Aus.
    Katie Turner
    turnersantics(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
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    http://www.twitter.com/ktu35114

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  2. MAN DROUGHT by Rachael Johns was loads of fun to read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Darkness Splintered by Keri Arthur....

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  4. The Phoenix Files- the whole YA series young Australian author Chris Morhew. Set in a small Australian town, the series is fantastic to hook Yr 6/7 students on reading. Great plot line which makes you want to keep reading through the series.
    angcan27@hotmail.com Angela

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  5. The people smuggler by Robin De Crespigny xx

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  6. I entered this yesterday but my comment isn't showing up

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    1. Jessica leave your email address for me here and I think I have my 6 winners now.

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  7. I have 6 winners listed:

    Katie, Angela and Debbie will be receiving From The Feet Up

    Mary, Free Swimmer and Jessica will receive , Time Will Tell

    I'll email you all now :D

    Congrats!! Gotta be in it to win it :D

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  8. HA way to go me and everyone else.
    How cool is this
    Thanx heaps guys :)

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