It’s publication day for ‘Swimming Lessons’ by Claire Fuller – So here’s a #Giveaway to celebrate!

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HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED OR SHARED THE SWIMMING LESSONS PUBLICATION DAY POST, YOU’VE ALL BEEN WONDERFUL!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.

swimming-lessons-by-claire-fullerIn case you hadn’t guessed from the MAHOOSIVE hint in the title of this post, Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller is published TODAY!

During November 2016 I had the privilege of reviewing an ARC for this title and it surpassed all of my expectations – my review is here.

As Swimming Lessons is easily one of the most wonderful books sitting on my shelf it would be my pleasure to offer someone else the opportunity to own a copy too.

So, here are the details of a little giveaway

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HOW TO ENTER

To be in with a chance of winning a brand new hardback copy of Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller, courtesy of Little Bookness Lane:

  • Just get in touch to let me know that you’d like your name thrown in the hat – either comment below, tweet #SwimmingLessons @BooknessLane, or send an email to littlebookness@gmail.com

RULES

  • This giveaway is open to followers of Little Bookness Lane (via Twitter or this blog).
  • Open Internationally – providing the Book Depository ships to your country please feel free to enter!
  • Entries will be accepted up to midnight on Friday, 27th January 2017.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and contacted shortly after the closing date for a postal address, so the Book Depository can ship their prize!

Oh, and should you need convincing why you need Swimming Lessons in your life the book summary is below…

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The second novel from the author of Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize and was a 2016 Richard and Judy Book Club Pick.

‘Gil Coleman looked down from the window and saw his dead wife standing on the pavement below.’

Gil’s wife, Ingrid has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years.

A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do the letters hidden within Gil’s books hold the answer to the truth behind his marriage, a truth hidden from everyone including his own children? 

Click here to see the hardback in all its glory…

GOOD LUCK!

Blog Tour – Watch Me by Angela Clarke: #writingtips and a book #giveaway ! #AreYouWatching?

WELCOME to today’s stop for the Watch Me blog tour where you will find details of Angela Clarke’s new book, writing tips from the talented lady herself, PLUS a superb giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED – HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED THE GIVEAWAY AND FOR KINDLY SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT #WATCHME!

Firstly, THE BOOK! Isn’t it a stunner?!

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Watch Me was published on 12th January 2017 in Kindle and Paperback.

You can buy a copy HERE.

BOOK SUMMARY

‘Fast-paced and full of excitement…It kept me gripped.’
KATERINA DIAMOND, AUTHOR OF THE TEACHER

YOU HAVE SIX SECONDS TO READ THIS MESSAGE…

The body of a 15-year-old is found hours after she sends a desperate message to her friends. It looks like suicide, until a second girl disappears.

This time, the message is sent directly to the Metropolitan Police – and an officer’s younger sister is missing.

DS Nasreen Cudmore and journalist Freddie Venton will stop at nothing to find her. But whoever’s behind the notes is playing a deadly game of hide and seek – and the clock is ticking.

YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO SAVE THE GIRL’S LIFE.
MAKE THEM COUNT.

‘Creepy, clever and unnerving,’ C. L. Taylor
‘Heart-pounding suspense…’ Sharon Bolton

ANGELA CLARKE:  TWITTER    FACEBOOK   |   WEBSITE

WRITING TIPS…

HOW TO WRITE A SYNOPSIS

Angela Clarke has kindly provided this excellent ‘writing tips’ YouTube video – keep your eyes peeled for more throughout the blog tour!

AND NOW… THE GIVEAWAY!

How would you like to win a paperback copy of Watch Me by Angela Clarke…

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AND

…a SIGNED COPY of Bones in the Nest (second in the Sean Denton series) by Helen Cadbury

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Book Summary for Bones in the Nest: The Chasebridge Killer is out; racial tension is rising and the mutilated body of a young Muslim man is found in the stairwell of a tower block in Doncaster. As he gets drawn into the case, Sean Denton’s family life and police job become dangerously entwined. Meanwhile a young woman is trying to piece her life back together on release from prison, but someone is out there; someone who will never let her forget what she’s done.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Please share this blog post on Twitter to spread the word about Watch Me –  just make sure you tag @BooknessLane in your tweet!
  • Giveaway is UK only.
  • Closes at Midnight on Sunday, 15th January 2017.
  • One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted shortly after the closing date.
  • The winner’s  address will be passed to Avon Books who will arrange for this wonderful book prize to be posted.

GOOD LUCK!

Each stop on the Watch Me blog tour will host new writing tips, reviews, and giveaways galore, so be sure to follow it EVERY DAY!!  #AreYouWatching?

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IT’S LITTLE BOOKNESS LANE’S 1ST BIRTHDAY! Here’s an invitation to enter a bookish giveaway:

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Hello, and a very warm welcome, folks!

Today you are invited to a virtual celebration, as it’s been one whole year since Little Bookness Lane was cobbled together and officially launched into the wild.

There may have been severe bouts of Wordpress wobbles, and my frequent attacks of gobbledygook are there for all to see, but it’s been an absolute blast – and that’s all down to YOU!

I simply can’t let the moment pass without shouting about the generosity of visitor, follower, liker, sharer, commenter, reader, fellow blogger – not forgetting all those perfect publishers, and awesome authors. Let’s face it, if you didn’t stop by it’d be just me, myself, and the tumbleweed. So cheers, everybody, your support is truly appreciated.

And now, to celebrate my blog’s 1st birthday, but more importantly to say thank you, I’ve conjured up a little bookish giveaway and I’d be delighted if you would like to take part!

One winner can choose to receive either:

A £25.00 Amazon.co.uk Gift Voucher (via email)

OR

 A book(s) up to the value of £25.00 from The Book Depository

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HOW TO ENTER

All you have to do is “RSVP” to let me know that you’d like to enter the giveaway…

Just leave a comment below, or fire a quick email to littlebookness(at)gmail.com, and I’ll pop your name in the hat – simples!

Regarding the winner’s whereabouts, before entering the giveaway please check you’re either happy to purchase from amazon.co.uk, or that The Book Depository deliver to your country. Thank you!

Book Love

CLOSING DATE

The random hand of fate (or rather the randomiser formula in Microsoft Excel) will select one name from the replies received by 8.00 p.m on Sunday, 6th March. I’ll contact the winner shortly afterwards to arrange their prize.

Here’s sending every best wish to you all  x

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*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ***

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART!

AAAAND THE WINNER IS….

KAREN


COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: Fluence, by Stephen Oram

Cover Reveal

I’m delighted to be part of the ‘Cover Reveal Book Tour’ for Stephen Oram’s new book

Fluence: Ten Thousand Minutes and Counting…

AAAND HERE IT IS!

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Oooh, cracking, isn’t it?!

Publisher: Silverwood Books  |  Publication date:  26th June 2015  |  Genre: Dystopian

SYNOPSIS

Amber is young and ambitious. Martin is burnt out by years of struggling. She cheats to get what she wants while he barely clings on to what he has. It’s the week before the annual Pay Day when strata positions are decided by the controlling corporations. The social media feed is frenetic with people trying to boost their influence rating while those above the strata and those who’ve opted out pursue their own manipulative goals.

Fluence is a story of aspiration and desperation and of power seen and unseen. It’s a story of control and consequence. It’s the story of the extremes to which Amber and Martin are prepared to go in these last ten thousand minutes before Pay Day.


Giveaway

Intrigued? If you fancy winning one of two copies, you can enter the giveaway by just clicking the Rafflecopter link below:

(Ecopy of the book x 2 – Open Internationally)

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4be0301777/

GOOD LUCK, EVERYBODY!

*** PLEASE NOTE – THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER ***


PRE-ORDER / BUY LINK

If you wish to pre-order / purchase this book, just follow this link to the Amazon page:

Amazon UK


ABOUT STEPHEN ORAM

Stephen-Oram3Like each and every one of us, my perspective of the world has been affected by many people and experiences: as a teenager I was heavily influenced by the ethos of punk; in my early twenties I embraced the squatter scene and then joined a religious cult, briefly; I did some computer stuff in what became London’s silicon roundabout; and I’m now a civil servant with a gentle attraction to anarchism. I really enjoy taking a sideways look at our world and thinking, “what if,” and then writing about it through speculative fiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Author Website  |  Link to Fluence book


Next Blog Stop

And that’s it from me!  The next stop on the Book Tour will be on 17th June with: The Virtual Bookcase

Thanks for stopping by  x

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