Competitions

Competitions: February’s Win A Blind Date With A Book

IMG_0017A blind date with a book is a great way to discover new books, authors and genres. 

It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. The cover is the thing that initially catches our eye in the book shop. It can sometimes completely sell the book or make you walk by it without giving it a chance. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I’m not going to reveal what the title of this month’s book is nor will I reveal the cover or the author. All I will reveal is that this is a story about a boy and a girl, looking to the future and trying to escape the past and then learning how to let go and live. 

This month’s book really is a cracker.

How to enter… 

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Competitions: Blind Date With A Book – January’s Winner

img_2495It’s time to announce the winner of January’s Win a Blind Date With a Book competition.

It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I didn’t reveal what the title was of this month’s book was nor did I reveal the cover. All I did reveal is that the themes included ‘obsession, relationships, secrets and loss.’

Congratulations to Kerry Parsons from Staffordshire who has won this month’s competition. I hope you enjoy your book.

February’s competition will be coming soon.

 

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January: Win a Blind Date With A Book

img_2495It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. The cover is the thing that initially catches our eye in the book shop. It can sometimes completely sell the book or make you walk by it without giving it a chance. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I’m not going to reveal what the title of this month’s book is nor will I reveal the cover or the author. All I will reveal is that it the themes include ‘Obsession, Relationships, Secrets and Loss.’

How to enter: 

All you have to do is comment below with your name and county (although county is optional.) The closing date for entries is Monday 30th January 2017 at 23.59. 

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Competitions: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham – Winner

Virago, December 2016

Virago, December 2016

Talking As Fast As I Can is the new book by actress and author, Lauren Graham who stars in the Gilmore Girls. It was released on 6th December by Virago Books.

We had one copy of Lauren’s new book to give away. Congratulations to Laura Jones who has won a copy of the book. 

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood-along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

To read about my favourite Gilmore Girls moment, click here.

 

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Blog Tour: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Virago, December 2016

Virago, December 2016

Paragon Studios, Warner Bros. Television and Netflix.

Paragon Studios, Warner Bros. Television and Netflix.

My favourite Lorelai moment and WIN a copy of Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham. 

This blog tour is to celebrate the release of A Year in the Life (four new episodes of the Gilmore Girls)  but also the imminent release of Lauren Graham’s new book, Talking as Fast As I Can: Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between which is available from 6th December 2016 (from Virago.) I am so excited to be a part of this tour. I have a copy of Lauren’s new book to give away (details further down,) but first, my favourite Lorelai moment.

I am very new to The Gilmore Girls. I am not sure how this brilliant TV show passed me by but all I can say is thank goodness for Netflix.

I have been pretty much binge watching this for the last few weeks; sneaking in an episode whenever I can. I am a little torn actually. I want to get to A Year in the Life as I don’t want any spoilers to ruin it (curse the internet,) but at the same time, I don’t want to get through it too quickly as I want my viewing of Gilmore Girls to last as long as it can. I want to go and live in Stars Hollow (or Rosewood for Pretty Little Liars fans.) Can I go and live with Lorelai and Rory?

There is something magical about this series. It’s funny and warm.

I have been asked to talk about my favourite Lorelai moment. How do I pick? There have been many scenes where I have laughed and felt sad for the characters. I want to go and be a part of those town meetings. They look so much fun.

There have been many episodes that I could have picked and I am nowhere near the end. For example, the many exchanges between Lorelai and Emily are just brilliant.

However, there was one scene that has seemed to stand out for me.

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Competitions: Winner of September’s Blind Date With A Book

September Blind Date With A BookIt’s time to announce the winner of September’s Win a Blind Date With a Book competition.

It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I didn’t reveal what the title was of this month’s book was nor did I reveal the cover. All I did reveal is that the themes included ‘childhood, siblings, friendship, family, triumph and tragedy.’

Well done to Carol Peace from West Yorkshire who has won this month’s book. The new competition for October is coming soon.

 

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Competitions: September’s Blind Date With A Book

IMG_7913It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. The cover is the thing that initially catches our eye in the book shop. It can sometimes completely sell the book or make you walk by it without giving it a chance. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I’m not going to reveal what the title of this month’s book is nor will I reveal the cover. All I will reveal is that the themes include ‘childhood, siblings, friendship, family, triumph and tragedy.’

How to enter: 

All you have to do is comment below with your name and county (although county is optional.) The closing date for entries is Thursday 29th September 2016 at 23.59.

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Competitions: August’s Blind Date With A Book – Winner

It’s time to announce the winner of August’s Win a Blind Date With a Book competition.

IMG_7335It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I didn’t reveal what the title was of this month’s book was nor did I reveal the cover. All I did reveal is that the themes include secrets, lies, murder mystery and betrayal.

Well done to Christine who has won this month’s book. Keep your eyes peeled for September’s competition which will be coming soon.

 

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Competitions: Five Copies of Ready Steady Mo! -Winners

Ready Steady Mo!Thanks to Hodder Children’s Books, we had five copies of Ready Steady Mo! to give away. All you had to do was answer the following question;

What sport is this book about:

A) Cycling

B) Running

C) Swimming

And of course, the answer was B, Running. 

Congratulations to Susan Dias, Maryanne Pike, Naomi Farquharson, Katie Skeoch and Charlotte Rooney who have all won a copy.

Ready, Steady Mo! is a fun, action-packed rhyming picture book that will get kids reading, and running too.

Run on the pavement

Run on the grass

Run in the playground

Perhaps not in class!

 

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Competitions: Five Copies of Ready Steady Mo! To Give Away…

Ready Steady Mo!

Hodder Children’s Books, 26th July 2016

Ready, Steady Mo! is a fun, action-packed rhyming picture book that will get kids reading, and running too.

Run on the pavement

Run on the grass

Run in the playground

Perhaps not in class!

 

To Enter:

We have 5 copies to give away. To be in of a chance of winning, answer the following question before the closing date of Sunday 21st August 2016 at 23.59: 

What sport is this book about:

A) Cycling

B) Running

C) Swimming

The winners will then be picked at random from the correct entries and announced on the blog and contacted via e-mail on or after Monday 22nd August 2016. UK only.

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Competitions: August’s Blind Date With A Book

IMG_7335I hope everyone is enjoying their August. It’s time for this month’s Blind Date With A Book.

It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. The cover is the thing that initially catches our eye in the book shop. It can sometimes completely sell the book or make you walk by it without giving it a chance. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I’m not going to reveal what the title of this month’s book is nor will I reveal the cover. All I will reveal is that the themes include ‘secrets, lies, murder mystery and betrayal. 

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Competitions: Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017 Winner Announcement

WritersandArtistsyearbook2017The best-selling Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook is back for 2017 and thanks to Bloomsbury, we had ONE copy to give away.

WELL DONE TO PIPPA GOODHART FROM CAMBRIDGESHIRE WHO HAS WON A COPY OF THIS YEAR’S EDITION. CONGRATULATIONS.

This book is an essential guide to all things media and publishing. It’s in its one hundred and tenth printing and it was released by Bloomsbury on 28th July 2016.

The Writers’ & Artists Yearbook is an indispensable guide to all areas of publishing. It has plenty of advice and guidance for writers and is packed with guidance of whom to contact if you’re wondering what to do next with your novel and looking to get published.

It’s 816 pages and it has over 4,000 listings including publishers and agents.

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Competitions: Win a Copy of The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017

WritersandArtistsyearbook2017THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

The best-selling Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook is back for 2017 and thanks to Bloomsbury, we have ONE copy to give away.

This book is an essential guide to all things media and publishing. It’s in its one hundred and tenth printing and it was released by Bloomsbury on 28th July 2016.

The Writers’ & Artists Yearbook is an indispensable guide to all areas of publishing. It has plenty of advice and guidance for writers and is packed with guidance of whom to contact if you’re wondering what to do next with your novel and looking to get published.

It’s 816 pages and it has over 4,000 listings including publishers and agents.

The new content in this edition includes advice from Maggie Gee, Mark Billingham, Martina Cole, Alexander McCall Smith, Claire McGowan and Kate Harrison.

There are also articles on being a debut novelist, self publishing dos and don’ts and marketing yourself online.

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Novel Kicks Competitions: July’s Blind Date With A Book Winner

rp_FullSizeRender-300x257.jpgIt’s time to announce the winner of July’s Win a Blind Date With a Book competition.

It is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I know I do it. Our competition is one with a twist. It’s your chance to win a blind date with a book.

I didn’t reveal what the title was of this month’s book was nor did I reveal the cover. All I did reveal is that the themes include ‘solitude, loosing yourself, keeping belief and survival. 

Well done to Polly Bartlett from Poole. I hope you enjoy your blind date and I will be in touch via e-mail shortly.

The new competition for August will be posted soon.

 

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Competitions: The Choice on DVD Winners

The Choice DVDIt’s time to announce the winners of our competition. We had three DVD copies of the film adaptation of The Choice to give away. 

Congratulations to Cheryl Hadfield, Alexandra Crisp and Martin Turner who were picked at random and have all won a copy. An e-mail from me will be on its way shortly (make sure to check your spam folder.)

When feisty medical student Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker), it sends them both on a romantic journey neither ever dreamed possible. After a whirlwind courtship, Gabby and Travis wed and build a family together, making every decision hand-in-hand until one of them is forced to make the most important choice of their life alone. A poignant and life-affirming celebration of love, marriage and family that explores the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

(The Choice, adapted from the novel from Nicholas Sparks was released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on 4th July 2016. It stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Certificate: 12.)

 

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