Giveaway: 3 x Fallen books

FALLEN_3D_DVDA young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.

To celebrate the launch of Fallen on DVD I have been given 3 copies of the book to giveaway.

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About the book:

Fallen bookSOME ANGELS ARE DESTINED TO FALL.

Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . .

The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can’t shake the feeling that she has . . . and with him – a boy she doesn’t remember ever setting eyes on.

Will her attempt to find out why enlighten her – or destroy her?

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Competition: Meet Sylvia Day

Tuesday the 5th April sees the eagerly anticipated return of Eva and Gideon in the fifth and final instalment of the CrossFire series.

The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire® quintet.

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.

Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.

But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free … or break us apart.

Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire® saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.

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Sylvia Day is the No. 1 Sunday Times, No. 1 New York Times and No. 1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a No. 1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. The Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.

Visit Sylvia at www.SylviaDay.com, Facebook.com/AuthorSylviaDay and on Twitter @SylDay

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Author Sylvia Day will be doing a UK tour In April and will also be visiting the following venues:

Wednesday 20th April:
1pm – 1.45pm – Nottingham: WH Smith, Victoria Centre, 124-126 Victoria Street, Nottingham NG1 3QD

4pm – 4.30pm – Sheffield: WH Smith, Unit 45, Meadowhall Centre, High Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S0 1EN

6pm – 7pm – Leeds: WH Smith, 3-7 Lands Lane, Leeds LS1 6AW

Thanks to the lovely Juliana at Premier Comms, I have an incredible prize up for grabs.

At a secret central London location one lucky person and their guest will be invited to attend the UK exclusive launch of One With You and meet Author Sylvia Day.

To be in with a chance of winning this once in a lifetime prize, just click on the rafflecopter link below and follow the onscreen prompts.

*Winners will be chosen at random on the 5th of April and will need to be available to travel to London (at their own expense) for 6pm on the 18th April

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Read it before you see it: The Choice (WIN) 

Today I am super excited to be on the Blog Tour for The Choice by the incredibly talented Nicholas Sparks. 

The Choice is now a major motion picture starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer, but before you see the movie why not read the book!

  


Blurb:
 

Travis Parker (Benjamin Walker) has everything a man could want: a good job; loyal friends; his dream home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life, he believes that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style.

That is until Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) moves in next door. Despite Travis’s attempts to be friendly, she seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him. But something compels Travis to get to know his new neighbour. His persistent efforts lead them both to make tough decisions, the consequences of which neither could have foreseen.
The Choice confronts us with that most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
‘A page-turner . . . Sparks’s fans won’t be disappointed’ Glamour

‘Will have you weeping for the joy and tragedy of it all’ Daily Mail

Thanks to Stephanie at Little Brown I have a signed copy of The Choice to giveaway to one lucky person! 

U.K. Entry only! 

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Movie review/giveaway: The DUFF

THE DUFF is now available to download in the UK (as of 10th August) and will be released on DVD on the 17th August.

The Duff  

Every high school loves their labels but when Bianca’s (Mae Whitman) world is shattered from the discovery that her entire school knows her as ‘The DUFF’, she enlists slick but charming Wesley (Robbie Amell) to help shed her label and overthrow the school’s mean girl Madison (Bella Thorne).


As Bianca delves deeper, she begins to discover that nothing is as it once seemed: friendships are lost, relationships questioned and could her all-time crush, Toby, (Nick Eversman) be in on the game too? In a race to right these wrongs, Bianca sets out on a one-woman mission to uncover the DUFF within everyone, even Madison, with hilarious consequences.

The DUFF is a humorous, feel good movie that will resonate with many of its viewers. Because lets be honest we all have an inner DUFF.

‘The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend’

Mae Whitman plays the socially awkward Bianca and the decision to cast her was pure brilliance, it was as if this character was created for her.

I found it refreshing to discover a character like Bianca for she is feisty, spirited and full of wonderfully witty one liners. 

“Every group of friends has one…and if you  don’t know who it is chances are, it’s probably you.” —Wesley 

But not all of the humour comes from Bianca. There are several great characters within this movie and one who provides an element of hotness is none other than high school jock Wesley.

It is Wesley who informs Bianca of her DUFF status and then agrees to teach her in the ways of the unDUFF. I really liked the dynamics of these two characters. But unfortunately just like in real life not everyone can be nice and that’s when you get to the core of the story, thanks to ‘mean girl’  Madison and her underhand tactics.

The DUFF explores bullying in todays society and tells of the vitriol that bullies can spread with the aid of the Internet. Despite the light heartedness of the movie the message is clear and shares in the high school angst that many face.

I would highly recommend this movie, it speaks to generations and gifts us with a refreshing quirky lead.

Delightfully Upbeat Feelgood Film! 

 The Duff 

Thank you to Marisa at Way To Blue for sending me a copy in return for an honest review! 

Thanks to the fabulous team at Way To Blue I have a copy of the DVD to giveaway to one lucky person. (UK only) 

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My Magical Oasis: Art Therapy Colouring Book for Creative Minds

A big thank you to Plexus for sending me a copy to review.

The lovely April at Plexus has also sent me a copy of the book to giveaway, so please do click the rafflecopter link below to enter to win a copy of My Magical Oasis and a pack of colouring pencils! (UK only) 

 My Magical Oasis

Adult colouring books are the way forward, gone are the days of begging my niece to let me colour in a page of her latest colouring book, now I can grab my book and crayons and join in.

My Magical Oasis is packed full of beautiful images for you to get creative with. There are some intricate patterns and some big and bold designs, 

Made from quality paper, My Magical Oasis really is a joy to colour in.

After a tough day in the office this really is a blessing for de-stressing. 

  
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Extract: I Followed The Rules by Joanna Bolouri

Today I am super excited to share with you an extract from I Followed The Rules by Joanna Bolouri and once you’ve finished reading don’t forget to enter the giveaway below because thanks to Alainna at Quercus, I have one copy to giveaway! 

  
  About Joanna:

Joanna Bolouri worked in sales before she began writing professionally at the age of thirty. Winning a BBC comedy script competition allowed her to work and write with stand-up comedians, comedy scriptwriters and actors from across the UK. She’s had articles and reviews published in The Scotsman, The Skinny, the Scottish Sun, the Huffington Post and HecklerSpray. Her debut novel The List has already been sold for translation in 13 countries. 

She lives in Glasgow with her daughter


 He’s late. He’s half an hour late.

I nervously tuck my hair behind my ears and continue scrolling on my smartphone. That’s all right, I tell myself; people are late all the time. Maybe they’re not HALF AN HOUR LATE on a first date, but he’s obviously been held up. Could be a number of reasons – he could be stuck in a traffic jam . . . had a car crash . . . he could have fallen down a sinkhole; these things happen. I’ll just continue scrolling through the BBC News website, pretending that everything’s fine. The people in this bar don’t know I’m waiting for someone. As far as they know, I’m just a woman, sitting in front of a table, asking it to bear the weight of her large glass of red wine. Yup, nothing to see here.

But by the time I order my second glass, he still hasn’t arrived and I’m fuming. He clearly isn’t coming and I’ve wasted a Friday evening that could have been spent cuddling up to my eight-year-old daughter, Grace, in her fluffy pyjamas, being ignored by my equally fluffy cat Heisenberg. My sister Helen is babysitting for me, no doubt feeling pleased with herself for being the person responsible for getting her unmarried sister on her first proper date in weeks –

‘Just meet up with him, Catriona. Have a drink. Colin’s really nice . . . arty type. Goes to the theatre quite a bit.’

‘How do you know him?’ I’d asked suspiciously. My sister generally only knows two types of men: those who are married and those she wants to set me up with.

‘He works with Adam. He thought Colin would be perfect for you.’

‘So you haven’t actually met him? All you have to go on is your husband’s word? The same husband who set me up with already-engaged Kevin?’

‘To be fair, no one knew he was engaged.’

‘Well, I’m guessing HIS FIANCÉE did! I walked past the church as they were having their wedding photographs taken. He told me he was in Chester looking after his sick mother.’

‘Yes, that was shameless. His mother died years ago. Anyway, we’re no longer friends with him. But Colin is definitely single.’

I look at the clock behind the bar again, shaking my head. Why did I listen to her? Take a chance, she’d said. You deserve some fun! And now here I am, drinking alone, with a terrifying red wine smile and three per cent battery life. Fuck it. I drain the rest of my drink, pull my coat on and throw my phone in my bag. I have better things to do than wait around for a man who –

‘Catriona?’

I turn around and I’m suddenly chest to face with a short, rain-soaked, gold-cravat-wearing stranger. The sinking feeling in my stomach that follows makes it clear to me that this bizarre man is Colin.

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GIVEAWAY: Too Many Cooks by Dana Bate 

Today I am super excited to launch a EUROPEAN giveaway!

One lucky person will win a copy of Too Many Cooks by Dana Bate.

To enter, just leave a comment below.

Winners will be chosen at random on Monday 8th June at midday! 

  

Tour Banner About the book:

Kelly Madigan seems to have it all: a fabulous boyfriend, a supportive – if eccentric – family, and a flourishing career as a cookbook ghostwriter. But after finding a letter from her recently-deceased mother, criticising her stable but unexciting life, Kelly knows she needs to make a change. When a mysterious new writing opportunity in London presents itself, she jumps at the chance to get away from it all.

Enter Natasha Spencer – Oscar-winning actress and health nut, not to mention a total nightmare. She’s working on a new cookbook and has asked for Kelly’s help. What Kelly didn’t factor in was meeting Natasha’s dishy MP husband, Hugh Ballantine.
Away from her family, friends, and the life she knows – will this fish out of water ever get back in the swim?

 Too Many Cooks 
About the Author

Dana Bate is a writer, living in Philadelphia. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her kitchen, whipping up a new recipe from her extensive cookbook collection. She is author of two previous novels: The Secret Supper Club and The Stall of Second Chances, both published by Corsair.

Entries now closed:

And the winner is Emma Crowley!  

Special Post : New Book Covers for Belinda Jones’s Books

Ten years ago i was purchased my first book by Belinda Jones, Divas Las Vegas.
This fun loving story about adventure and following your dreams, left me captivated and in love…. (Dreams of Finn)

Since then my I have found myself eagerly awaiting every book that Belinda writes and falling in love again and again.

Some of my absolute favourites are:
Divas Las Vegas
The Love Academy
Winter wonderland

So today, it is with great delight that I share with you the wonderful new covers for the following:
From top left : Divas Las Vegas, I Love Capri, The Paradise Room, Cafe Tropicana, The Love Academy of Venice, Summer in Greece (Out of the Blue in the UK), Dancing Girls (Living La Vida Loca in the UK), Hollywood Calling (California Dreamers in the UK)

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Giveaway:
Belinda will give away a SIGNED postcard to one lucky winner! To qualify for the giveaway, simply leave a comment below about which is your favourite cover or tweet me at @loveofagoodbook and I will pick a winner at random (entries close at 8pm on the 22/01/2015)

Incredible GIRLS S3 + e-book 1:1 workshop competition

Today I am excited to launch a week long competition that will see one lucky person walk away with the third season box set of GIRLS + an incredible 1:1 consultation with Ben Galley who is a best-selling e-book author, self-publishing consultant and Guardian Masterclass tutor

His 1:1 will help the winner polish, publish, and promote their book/s. Ben will guide them through his “Shelf Help” process – a DIY self-publishing method that gives you maximum control, maximum royalties, and yet keeps the process nice and easy using today’s technology. By the end of the 1:1, they will not only have a deep insight into the industry and a game plan for publishing your books, but a bank of knowledge and know-how that can help you to build a career as an author.

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THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
On Blu-ray and DVD 12th January 2015
Also available to own and watch instantly on digital download now

“Lena Dunham still writes some of the finest dialogue on television” – THE TELEGRAPH

As superbly funny, brilliantly observed and continually surprising as ever” *****– HEAT MAGAZINE

“It’s probably the smartest, funniest, most place defining TV show around” – THE GUARDIAN

“As refreshing and audacious as ever” – The Hollywood Reporter

Courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment, the Primetime Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning GIRLS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON, starring and created by Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow and Jennifer Konner, is out on Blu-ray and DVD on 12th January 2015 and is also available to watch instantly on digital download now.
Filled with awkward road trips, sexual role-playing, hilarious dance routines and even more laugh-out- loudmoments, we continue to follow the GIRLS and their ever more ridiculous life choices as GIRLS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON returns to the small screen.

In Season 3 of the show, Hannah (Lena Dunham) is now in a committed relationship with Adam (Adam Driver), and the two are settling into a newfound domesticity in Hannah’s apartment. Hannah’s working on rehabilitating her writing career and concentrating on delivering her e-book – until tragedy strikes and she is forced to take a new direction with her writing at GQ Magazine. Luck, however, is on Adam’s side as he finds himself the star of an off-Broadway production – but how will Hannah deal with his newfound success?
Ever uptight Marnie (Alison Williams) is meticulously working to achieve the life she feels she deserves, as she tries to move on from her break-up with ex Charlie and the embarrassment of a YouTube video that surfaces. She finds solace in the unlikeliest of men as she grows closer to coffee shop manager, and Shoshanna’s ex, Ray Ploshansky (Alex Karpovsky).
Nearing graduation, newly single Shosanna (Zosia Mamet) is masterminding a plan to create a healthy (at least on paper) balance between partying and studies while also helping Jessa out of rehab. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) continues her streak of disrupting the lives of others as she befriends her cocaine-addicted rehab buddy Jasper (played by the hilarious Richard E. Grant) as she tries to get her life on track in the City.

GIRLS: THE COMPLETE THIRD and THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1-3 BOXSET features a range of all-star cameos with Brit favourite Felicity Jones making an appearance as Jasper’s long lost daughter Dot and fashion aficionado Jenna Lyons as Hannah’s boss at GQ. The third season reveals a slightly more mature and serious side to the girls that we haven’t seen before; making it all the more addictive and even more charming.

GIRLS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is out on Blu-ray and DVD from 12th January 2015, and is available to download to own and watch instantly on digital download courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment.

To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the following question;
What would your book of memoirs be called?
You can enter by leaving a comment below or tweeting me at @loveofagoodbook with #GIRLSS3
(The Winner will be chosen at random on the 13/01/2015, UK only)

A huge thank you to Juliana at Premier Comms for the opportunity to run this amazing competition!

Competition closed, the winner chosen at random was a Twitter entry and the announcement was made on Twitter to the winner Ella V