Winning entries – Australia Day Giveaway

2016australiaday-bloghopThanks to everyone who entered the Australia Day blog hop book giveaway. The three lucky winners are:

  • Bashaya
  • Geckogirlreads and
  • Penny

You should all have received an email regarding your prize.

Happy reading!

2016 Australia Day Book Giveaway – now closed


Welcome to the 2016 Australia Day Book Giveaway blog hop hosted by Shelleyrae at Book’d Out.

This week I have two reasons to celebrate: Australia Day and being a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards “Favourite New Romance Author for 2015”.

To help celebrate, I’m offering three winners their choice of either of my romantic suspense ebooks:

(Follow the links to find out more about these books on Goodreads.)

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To enter, please add your details below.

You don’t have to sign up for anything to be eligible, but you can increase your chances of winning if you subscribe to my blog, follow me on Twitter, or like my Lizzy Chandler author page on Facebook – or if you’ve already reviewed one of my books on Goodreads. (You’ll get a chance to mention this in the form below.)

When you’re done, don’t forget to check out the other blogs participating in Book’d Out’s Australian Day blog hop, including the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog. There are lots of great prizes. (And thanks for hosting this again, Shelleyrae!)

Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday January 27th (AEST). Winners will be chosen at random and announced within seven days. Each winner will be contacted by email and asked to nominate an online bookshop. Note: the title must be available and the bookshop must enable giving specific books as gifts. My ebooks are currently available at BooktopiaAmazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon AustraliaBarnes and Noble, iBooks Store, Google Play and Kobo. I’m not sure if all of these enable people to give books as gifts (rather than a gift voucher), but I’m happy to give it a go!


Good luck – and happy Australia Day!

And the winner is…

By Her Side largeThanks everyone who participated in my recent giveaway for By Her Side.* The winner, chosen via, is Bronwyn.

Congratulations, Bronwyn! Look out for my email so we can arrange for you to redeem your prize.

For everyone else, you’ll have another chance in the next couple of days to win a copy of either of my ebooks – Snowy River Man or By Her Side.

To celebrate Australia Day – and being a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards “Favourite New Romance Author for 2015” – I’m participating in Book’d Out’s Australian Day Blog Hop and this time there’ll be THREE lucky winners. Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s post for your chance to win. Then join the blog hop fun to see what other books and prizes you might win – and help celebrate Australia Day.

Happy reading!


*You can read what reviewers on Goodreads are saying about By Her Side here.

Australian Romance Reader Award Finalist 2015

ARRA 2015 finalist logoI’m thrilled to announce I’m a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Award for “Favourite New Romance Author for 2015”.

To say this news has come as a shock would be an understatement. I’m so glad people are reading and enjoying my books. It has inspired me to try even harder to get my work out there.

A new year, a new computer, a new writing project…

You can see the full list of award nominees here, including my writing buddies D B Tait, Kandy Shepherd and Cathleen Ross. Voting is open to all ARRA members and closes on 28 February. Winners will be announced on 19 March at the awards dinner.

Are you going? I’d love to see you there.

Remember, if you don’t yet have a copy of my latest novel, By Her Side, I’m hosting a giveaway here – closes soon.

Happy reading!


Book giveaway

By Her Side largeTo celebrate the release of my new romantic suspense, By Her Side, I’m holding a giveaway. To be in the draw, enter you details here.

Here’s what one reader thought about By Her Side:

If you’re a fan of any kind of romance, then this book is a must read!!! Rory and Vince kick ass! Highly recommend!! (Megan on Goodreads – 5 stars)

And Deborah from had this to say:

This is an enjoyable and easy read, offering up a solid plot and delightful characters. (full review here)

If you already have a copy, why not tell your friends?

Release day: By Her Side

My new book, By Her Side, is out today.

A romantic suspense, it features Vince, an undercover cop who is persuaded into acting as the temporary bodyguard for Rory, the independent-minded granddaughter of a wealthy Sydney business man.

You can buy a copy at AmazonAU, AmazonAmazonUK, Booktopia, iBooks and Kobo. (Please note, it’s only available as an ebook.)

It already has a 5-star review on Goodreads!


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Correction: By Her Side out Dec 8

By Her Side largeJust goes to show you shouldn’t believe everything you see on Facebook.

When a writer friend congratulated me on today’s release of By Her Side earlier today, I didn’t question it. I just assumed the publishers had put it forward a week. Turns out she had the date wrong, not me.

Apologies if you rushed out to buy a copy only to find you had to preorder one instead.

If you didn’t see this morning’s post, you can read all about the new novel – and preorder it, if you’d like – here.

My new romantic suspense novel – out today!

By Her Side largeI knew it was due out soon, but today’s release date for my new romantic suspense novel has taken me by suprise – I thought it was out next week.

Here it is: By Her Side. 

She would trust him with her life. But can either of them trust their hearts?

Rory Sutton Whitfield isn’t a princess, even though her wealthy family insists on treating her like one. Fresh from her travels and finally achieving the independence she craves, the last thing she wants is to become swept up in family problems. But her half-brother has disappeared and her grandfather insists on hiring a bodyguard for her. Rory won’t be controlled by anyone, especially not a taciturn detective like Vince Maroney, a man of few words who nonetheless arouses disturbing emotions.

Vince Maroney has learned his lesson about playing the hero; he stepped up once and it cost him everything. But when he saves the granddaughter of one of Sydney’s wealthiest men, he finds himself embroiled in events beyond his control. Rory is beautiful, smart, independent. But her family is all secrets and lies, money papered over injustices. Rory makes him feel things he thought long dead, but the pains of the past create distance, and she comes from a completely different world. How can one of Sydney’s pampered princesses ever find common ground with her reluctant bodyguard?

I’d love to know what you think of the cover.


Love Reading Romance giveaway

Do you love reading romance?

Love Reading Romance blog is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a great ebook bundle giveaway. There are lots of great romance ebooks on offer, including a copy of Snowy River Man. 

For your chance to win, head on over to their blog and leave a comment mentioning the latest romance you read and loved – or enter the rafflecopter. The giveaway is open internationally and is open for 30 days from today.

Good luck!

By the way, if you’d like to know what I’ve been reading lately, you might like to check out my book review blog here.

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Jack Fairley: romance hero

imageWhen I first saw the cover of Snowy River Man, I was thrilled. That’s my hero: Jack Fairley! Just as I’d imagined him.

The character of Jack was inspired, in part, by my uncles, Jack and Rody. They were wheat-sheep farmers from the Riverina district. Both rode horses. Both were kind, solid men with a strength borne of long years battling drought, floods and fluctuating prices. Both had big families, too, like ours, and a special way with children.

Although I grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches, like a lot of city kids I’d visit my country cousins during school holidays. I loved staying on the farm, especially at Jack and Rita’s. That’s where I discovered the family “library” and snuck away to read ancient books like Mary Grant Bruce’s Billabong series. But there was plenty of outdoor activity, too. Rita taught us to ride and we’d help round up mobs of sheep. As we got older, Jack let us drive his ute while he stood on the trailer at the back to distribute feed, or stopped to treat a fly-blown sheep. Back at the farm, we watched, fascinated, as he strung up a wether, cut its throat and slit its belly, letting the farm dogs snap up the bloody entrails. He enjoyed our horrified reaction. “You like eating lamb’s fry, don’t you?” he asked. “Where do you think it comes from? City slickers!”

I can’t remember ever hearing a cross word from Jack. Even that time when I accelerated the ute instead of braking and he fell off the back of the trailer.

Years later I learned that he’d distinguished himself as a soldier before he settled down and had a family. He rarely spoke of it, only opening up when one of my nephews went off to Afghanistan. Jack was a modest man. I like to think my hero Jack Fairley shares some of his good qualities.


This is the fifth in a series of guest posts I wrote when Snowy River Man was first published. It first appeared on The Neverending Bookshelf.


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