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