Win Books For Australia Day… it’s so easy!


My blog is part of the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop this weekend.

If you comment, you’ll have the chance to win an e-copy of The Shifu Cloth for Kindle or Kobo, and also an e-copy of the international fantasy award silver medallist A Thousand Glass Flowers for Kindle. AND by clicking on this link  and visiting all the other listed blogs, you can have the chance to win remarkable books at each blog.



On this blog I’ll offer one Shifu for Australia and one for the rest of the world, and one Glass Flowers for Oz and one for the rest, so please list email addresses and locations with your most excellent comments and also, in respect of Shifu, whether you have Kindle or Kobo.

Entries close on Monday 28th of January and my winners will be announced here on Monday February 4th.

But what about Australia Day?

It’s our National Day. The day we celebrate being us, the weird and wonderful people we are. Relaxed fun-lovers, traditionally known for never taking ourselves too seriously. For believing in the value of mateship, of loyalty.

We’re at House and so for us, if the weather is good tomorrow, we’ll load the boat with a picnic and head off with family to Four Mile Creek or Chinamens’ Bay on Maria Island, to swim. (But the forecast says thunderstorms).


When we come home, I’ll walk the dogs and we’ll have a BBQ: lamb burgers, marinated lamb backstraps, potato salad made OUR way with everything from our veggie garden, a mango and mint salad, a peach and feta salad and to finish, that iconic Australian dessert we call a Pav (short for Pavlova). Coated in whipped cream and with berries from the garden.




We’ll tuck little Aussie flags in the Pav and maybe if we remember, we’ll think how lucky we are to live in this place – where the great outdoors is five minutes away and the beaches are the best in the world!


This is the list of blog participants for the above!

. Book’d Out 2. Confessions from Romaholics
3. Rachael Johns-Author 4. Wordsville
5. Jennifer Scoullar 6. Literary Exploration
7. Suspense in the Australian Tropics 8. Alissa Callen
9. Crossed Wires 10. Tien’s Blurb
11. Juliet Madison – Author 12. Author Wendy J Dunn
13. Cameron Toast-tales of mystery, suspense and horror 14. Alpha Reader
15. 1girl2manybooks 16. Jenny Schwartz’s Blog
17. Novels on the Run 18. Michelle Worthington
19. Write Note Reviews 20. Daystarz Books
21. The Oaken Bookcase 22. Pamela Cook- Flying Pony
23. Stitching Words 24. Kaetrin’s Musings
25. The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader 26. Exquisite Corpse
27. Booklover Book Reviews 28. Daniel I Russell – Horror Author
29. Kate Forsyth’s Blog 30. The Australian Bookshelf
31. Sara Foster 32. Wandering Sheila
33. Zombie Jungle (author DJ Daniels) 34. Read In A Single Sitting
35. pruebatten 36. Jenn McLeod
37. Lisa Walker’s Blog 38. The Eclectic Reader
39. Carpe Librium 40. Paula Montagna, Writer and Publisher
41. Terry Spring 42. Marisa Wikramanayake
43. Greta van der Rol 44. Skull and Crosstales
45. Pieces of Whimsy 46. The Ecstasy Files
47. Jill Writes 48. Kathryn’s Inbox
49. Elisabeth Storrs – Triclinium 50. Margaret Lynette Sharp
51. Joe Jeney 52. Jane Routley’s Author Page
53. A Reader’s Heaven 54. The Reading Room
55. 56.
57. 58.
59. 60.
61. 62.