And the giveaway winners are…

Country SecretsTo celebrate the publication of Country Secrets, which sees my novel Snowy River Man in print for the first time, I recently held a giveaway here on my blog, as well as another on Goodreads (entries closed 31 August). While the Goodreads giveaway attracted over 90 entries, the odds of winning here were somewhat better.

We now have two winners for the blog giveaway, chosen via a random number generator: they are Kylie and Delores. I have emailed both to request their postal details.

Hope you enjoy the books!

Lizzy

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Note: Country Secrets is available for order at Booktopia.

 

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Giveaway: Country Secrets

Country SecretsCountry Secrets, the “3-in-1 Australian bestsellers” anthology featuring The Wildwood Sisters by Mandy Magro, Secrets of Whitewater Creek by Sarah Barrie and my very own, Snowy River Man, is due to be released on 1 August.

To celebrate, I’m giving away two copies to Australian residents or, for international readers, an ebook copy of your choice of either Snowy River Man or By Her Side from Amazon/Kindle.*

To enter, simply fill out the form below.

For extra chances to win, you can sign up to receive my blog updates by email, follow me on Twitter @Lizzy_Chandler or “like” my Lizzy Chandler Facebook page. Or you could simply share this post with your friends. Let me know what you’ve done in the comment section of the form.

Entries close 31 August 2016. The winners will be contacted by email.**

* International residents must have an Amazon/Kindle account to be eligible for an ebook prize.

** Email will only be used to contact the winners and if you indicate you would like to be notified of further book giveaways.

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Snowy River Man – soon to be in print

Country SecretsLoved the concept of Snowy River Man, but don’t read ebooks? Here’s good news for you.

My first novel, Snowy River Man, will be coming out in print next month. It will be published by MIRA as part of an anthology, Country Secrets, alongside stories by best-selling Aussie authors Mandy Magro and Sarah Barrie.

You can pre-order a copy of Country Secrets from the following book stores:

What do you think of the cover?

The story

Is the romance of the majestic Snowy Mountains enough to heal the wounds of the past?

The last time Katrina Delaney saw Jack Fairley was the morning after a one-night stand. Seven years later, she dreams of a missing boy – Jack’s son. Frantic with worry, Jack is willing to do anything to find his son, even though neither Katrina nor Jack have any reason to trust each other, or the attraction that flares between them.

Praise from Aussie bookbloggers for Snowy River Man

A nice mixture of suspense and romance, with a gritty plot and delightful characters; the word pictures painted of the countryside around the Snowy Mountains, the chill in the air, the blackness of the night sky plus the vividness and brightness of the stars – all was exceptionally well done. – Brenda Telford, Goodreads

Lovers of the outback and overseas audiences will enjoy the luscious settings, and the romantics will certainly appreciate this love story with a difference. – Deborah Cook from Debbish

With a dash of suspense, a sprinkle of romance and bucket loads of just great fiction you will be quickly immersed in this short, sharp and sweet tale that will warm your heart and leave you feeling content with the world at large. – Jess from The Never Ending Bookshelf

A quick, engaging read offering an appealing tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness and family… – Shelleyrae from Book’d Out

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Autumn in the Blue Mountains

Autumn leaves from Mt Wilson Rodney May 2016 with copyrightAutumn is a perfect time of year in the Blue Mountains. The sky is blue; it’s warm in the sun and cool in the shade. Perfect for walking through the streets and enjoying the changing leaves.

This year, the colours seem even more spectacular than ever.

I’ve been head down writing lately, only taking time off to exercise in the afternoons. But on Monday I headed off with a friend to the other side of the Grose Valley to Mount Wilson off the Bells Line of Road. What a place!

I try to go there every year to the open gardens and I’m never disappointed. This year, I gathered chestnuts and roasted them in the oven when I came home. Delicious!

 

Brumbies in the Jamison Valley

Yesterday I dropped a friend out at Tablelands Rd, Wentworth Falls, so he could go walking in the Jamison Valley. A sheer drop, then several kilometres to an old farm and back. It’s a walk I wish I were fit enough to do. Instead, I stayed glued to my computer all day, writing.

Along the way, he saw some wild brumbies.

Brumbies with copyright symbol

This afternoon, after another day’s writing, I did my usual laps around the local oval, three kilometres of flat walking. It’s probably not sufficient to build up my fitness to attempt the Valley walk any time soon, but it’s a start. Maybe by this time next year! It’s such beautiful autumn weather here in the Blue Mountains right now.

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Note: all photos that appear on this blog are used with the photographer’s permission.

Win a ticket to the ARR Awards Dinner in Sydney 19 March

eXtasy Books have generously donated a ticket for the Australian Romance Readers Awards Dinner, which will be held in Sydney on Saturday 19 March. So one lucky member…

Source: Competition: ticket to the Awards Dinner

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine picnicYesterday I went with friends to the Rhododendron Gardens in Blackheath. As we were parking the car, a young man, one of a small group, called out to us, “If you come across a picnic near the pond, it’s there for a reason.”

It turns out they had set it up for a friend who intended to take his girlfriend there to propose.

We walked round the gardens and an hour or so later came across the scene – set up and ready. Around the corner we looked across the pond and saw a young couple in a passionate embrace. When we walked on, we heard a squeal of delight.

I’m guessing her answer was, “Yes!”

Happy Valentine’s Day.

And if you haven’t already received a Valentine’s, here’s one specially for you.

china hearts rodney weidland

 

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China heart photo taken by Rodney Weidland and used with permission.

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

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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!

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

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 random.org, 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!

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