Beatrice and Virgil Giveaway for Australian Readers


For the second time in one week, lucky ducks, I have a giveaway for Australian readers (don’t worry international readers, I have a freebie coming up for you as well). Would you like a chance to win a copy of Yann Martel’s Beatrice and Virgil? I’m going to assume that was a yes. I bought a copy a few months back and then realised I already had one. What do I need with a spare copy? Seriously? One lucky reader will get an unread paperback copy of Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel, which I reviewed last year.


Beatrice and Viril

Fate takes many forms. . . .Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together.

With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.


Interested? All you have to do is fill in the below form before Tuesday the 19th, 12pm AEDST. I won’t be announcing the winner here on BA so it can be a surprise. Don’t worry about sharing your details with me, I only need them to make sure the winner gets the prize and after that I’ll delete all your details. No one else will see them. Continue reading

Scent of Magic Giveaway for Australian Readers


To all my Australian readers, would you like a chance to win a copy of Maria V. Snyder’s Scent of Magic? I bet you would! Thanks to HarlequinTeen Australia, one lucky reader will be getting a paperback copy of Maria V. Snyder’s newest release, the sequel to Touch of Power.


Scent of Magic

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder(please be aware that there may be spoilers to the first in this synopsis).

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible…again. Continue reading

Giveaway: The BA Christmas Giveaway (Ended)

It’s December already! And time for our monthly giveaway, except this time round things are a tad different thanks to entering the festive season. We’ve got our top rated books for you to choose from, in either Print or Kindle format, but enough of me yapping your ear off. You can see for yourself! Continue reading

Through The Lens News and Flights of Fantasy Winner

Through The Lens News

Today is meant to be the post for our meme Through The Lens, but I’m exhausted and at the moment can’t see myself getting out of bed for more than food. Oh and the bathroom too. Usually I would have scheduled the post, but it’s been an off week unfortunately and I’m behind in a lot of things.

In weeks like these I like to think of what that means for the blog in a positive sense. If I’m behind in a lot of things surely that means there’s content on it’s way right? Well there is. I’m in the middle of interviews, have reviews on hold, and am in the middle of planning a giveaway. So there’s stuff going on, I just have to get some energy to organise them. So keep an eye out.

One more thing about Through The Lens this week – if you were going to participate you’re still welcome to share a link to your post. Consider this the link up for the meme or there’s always next week.

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Giveaway: Flights of Fantasy

It’s that time again! For our November themed giveaway we have fantasy happening in honour of the new Inheritance Cycle instalment coming out (yes, I am a fan). Up for grabs is one of three November release fantasy titles, which is winners choice.

In the event that one of the books is a sequel or later in a series, you’re welcome to choose the one shown or the first in the series. Continue reading

News: Free Copies of Lunara: Seth and Chloe by Wyatt Davenport

For science fiction fans, or anyone new to the genre, Wyatt Davenport is offering free print and eBook copies of his novel Lunara: Seth and Chloe in anticipation of his impending new release Lunara: Gwen and Eamonn!

I reviewed Lunara: Seth and Chloe, along with the accompanying short story to the series Parker McCloud at North Tharsis, back in August. I’m not normally a massive science fiction fan, at least when it comes to a space setting and travel, but I really enjoyed Seth and Chloe. While it’s good for those who aren’t into the genre, or wish to try it out, I believe the story would also please avid Sci-Fi fans and recommend it if you’re after a new series.

So here’s what you do for a free copy! Continue reading

Fear The Dark Winner Announcement

It’s half way through October already, which means our Fear The Dark giveaway has ended! One lucky winner has their pick of three new release dark fiction titles; The Night Eternal by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro, Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry, or Clive Barker’s Hellraiser volume 1.

And the winner is;

Congratulations Andie! Andie has been contacted and has 72 hours to get back to me as stipulated. Thank you to everyone who participated! Don’t forget to check out our current or upcoming events while you’re here and of course you can be kept up to date with what’s going on via subscribing (on the side –> there) or follow BA via Facebook. We’ll be having another giveaway during November. Fantasy themed in time for a certain book coming out…