What’s your Favourite Cake, Dessert or Pastry?

My first giveaway in my Australia Day, Aussie Author Giveaway!

Share with me in the comments section your favourite dessert/pastry/cake and be in the running to win a copy of the fun, decadent, riotous, witty and delicious historical romp set in the colonial days of  Tasmania “The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte.” by Lesley Truffle ( review coming soon)   **Giveaway open to Australian residents only. Giveaway ends  midnight 28 January 2017. Winner will be randomly selected.




A wild romp of dastardly deeds, intrepid protagonists, dark villains, wild gangs, luxurious hotels…and mouth watering treats.

Revenge, redemption … and pastry. The witty new novel from the author of Hotel du Barry, for fans of Jonas Jonasson.

In the winter of 1912 on the wild West Coast of Tasmania, Wolfftown’s most notorious heiress and murderess, Sasha Torte, tells the tale of her own spectacular downfall.

Forsaken by her parents and raised by criminals and reprobates, Sasha becomes a world-famous pastry chef at the tender age of seventeen. Entanglement with the disreputable Dasher brothers leads to love, but also to a dangerous addiction.

Behind bars in Wolfftown’s gaol, Sasha sips premium champagne as she recalls a life of seduction, betrayal, ghosts, opium and an indiscreet quantity of confectionary – and plots her escape.

The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte: revenge, redemption and pastry, is a novel of dastardly deeds, intrepid protagonists, dark villains, wild gangs, luxurious hotels … and murder.


 About Lesley Truffle:

London-born Australian Lesley Truffle has travelled extensively and worked in London and Japan. At present she’s living in a garret in Melbourne. She’s worked as a secondary teacher, photographer, hotel maid, fringe actor and in art galleries, bars, nightclubs and other jobs too ghastly to mention.

While exhibiting her art photography in Melbourne galleries Lesley realised she wanted to create imaginary stories and interior monologues, and returned to writing.

Her fiction piece ‘A Man of Fashion’ was published in ‘Scarlet Stiletto:The Second Cut’ in 2011, and ‘Memoir of a Trollop’ was performed by Baggage Productions: Madwomen Monologues in 2013. ‘Memoir of a Trollop’ will be performed again as part of the Madwomen Monologues retrospective in November 2016.

Lesley’s first novel, ‘Hotel du Barry’ was published in 2016 and ‘The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte’ was published by Harper Collins January 23 2017.


**Thanks to HarperCollinsPublishers Australia and Lesley Truffle for generously providing this book for the giveaway.



Flash Giveaway – Face Value – Ian Andrew

Wright & Tran Crime Series

“Greetings – New Year – New Book

Belated Happy 2017 – I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year.

I know a lot of you have already read Books 1 & 2 of the Wright & Tran Crime Series, so I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that book 3 – Fall Guys – is being released soon. (If you haven’t read any of them yet, scroll down for a very limited time, special offer.)

Fall Guys kicks off with a Special Forces mission into Syria it soon becomes apparent that not all is as it should be…

“We want to know why the Brits are selling weapons to ISIS”

When a break-in threatens Britain’s National Security, Franklyn calls on Wright & Tran but Kara will have to take this case on her own. Tien wants nothing to do with the world of Private Investigations and even less to do with the world of Franklyn. Kara goes solo, but finding who is responsible for the break-in is the easy part. Finding who the real criminals are is much, much harder. ” Ian Andrew

Pre-orders for the e-book are already live for Kindle, iBooks, Barnes & Nobel, Kobo and many other stores. To find the one that suits you best copy this link into your browser: https://www.books2read.com/fallguys

To Pre-Order your paperback copy, visit your local bookstore and ask them to order it, or drop me a line at enquiries@bookreality.com 


Pre order Fall Guys here:  https://www.books2read.com/fallguys

Get your FREE copy of Face Value here: http://bookhip.com/PMMGNP

Here’s what some reviewers thought of Face Value:

“Face Value, very different in theme to his first book, once again proves Andrew to be a versatile and gifted writer who delivers books that hold readers from beginning to end. With very well-constructed plots, Andrew delivers adrenaline and excitement laced with imaginative, innovative technology with memorable characters who provide heart and substance to his work.”
(Elaine Fry – The West Australian)

What a fantastic discovery!  This book easily scores a place in my “Top Reads of 2016”! Fast paced, action packed, explosive, compulsive writing and with not one but two particularly interesting and empathetic female protagonists! (Carol Seeley – Reading,Writing and Riesling)

To download your copy for any type of e-book reader copy this link into your browser: http://bookhip.com/PMMGNP


I hope 2017 turns out to be everything you wish it to be and until next time – Happy reading.


The Perfect Gift Suggestion – Flash Giveaway

I recently discovered THE perfect gift for the writer in your life (I have a few  writers to consider this year so this will tick off a few names on my Christmas List)


Pilot 2017 is bursting with features! Stay motivated and productive with weekly advice, tips and book recommendations from more than fifty inspiring authors including Benjamin Law, Anna Funder and Inga Simpson. PLUS there’s 150 competitions, festivals and awards, a years’ worth of writing prompts and tons of industry info.

Find Pilot at pilotpress.com.au  on Facebook & Instagram


And the wonderful people at Pilot have generously offered me a copy to give away so you can share the love too. *Australian residents only.*  This is an easy giveaway – all you have to do is click through this link.

Pilot 2017: A Diary for Writers  and look at the contents page and tell me what useful item is on page 188.


**I will randomly select one winner on the 14th of December 2016.


***Congratulations Deborah – and thanks to all who entered. ***


Free Ebook until 13 September 2016

Mistake Creek available for free on the US and UK Amazon stores –  If you live in Australia, you can get a free copy at smashwords.com


Rachel Amphlett is a great writer – I read and reviewed one of her earlier books, Three Lives Down – fantastic thriller, I highly recommend this writer.

Mistake Creek

** Join Rachel’s spam-free mailing list and receive a FREE copy of White Gold (the first book in the Dan Taylor series) plus exclusive extended extracts from two more thrillers. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/23R5F9M – your action-packed book set is only a click away! **

Mistake Creek:
There’s a storm coming…

When Nina O’Brien returns to the small town of Mistake Creek after ten years, she’s in a race against time to protect her father’s business from an incoming storm so it can be sold to pay for his urgent medical treatment.

As flood warnings echo over the radio and the storm breaks with enormous force across the tiny Californian community, Nina is joined by others seeking shelter from the onslaught.

Her life is changed forever when a stranger appears at her door, bloodied and incoherent.

With a ruthless killer exposed among the small group, Nina is thrust into a deadly conspiracy involving a military veteran seeking revenge and an FBI agent desperate to prevent a catastrophic terrorism threat.

Alone, with no means to raise the alarm, Nina realises that to save one man, she must learn to trust another.

Inga Simpson Author 3 Book Giveaway

Inga Simpson

To celebrate the launch of Inga Simpson’s  Where the Trees Were  I am pleased to be able to offer one of my readers   a collection of  Inga’s novels (see below).

It is easy to enter – simply tell me the name  of one of the characters in Inga’s latest book in the comments section. (hint read synopsis here for a few clues)  * Please note this giveaway  is open to Australian residents only – entries close midnight Friday the 8th of April.  I will randomly select one winner and Hachette Australia will mail the 3 books out to the winner shortly thereafter – thanks Hachette Australia for your support..


Mr Wigg


Where The Trees Were





Flash Giveaway – Whiskey and Charlie – Annabel Smith

“Do you love Australian Authors? Do You live in the USA? If so I am pleased to offer one lucky reader a copy of Annabel Smith’s new release Whiskey & Charlie courtesy of Sourcebooks. If you would like to enter for this giveaway please like this post and I will make a random draw tomorrow 11 March 2015 10pm Western Australian time.  The publisher will post the book to the lucky winner.


Whiskey and Charlie - Annabel Smith: Sourcebooks

Whiskey and Charlie – Annabel Smith: Sourcebooks


First They Were Family. Then They Were Strangers. Now They Are Lost.

Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they’d tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not — bold, daring, carefree — and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting everything, always pushing Charlie back.

When they were just boys, the secret language they whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies connected them, in a way. The two-way alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta) became their code, their lifeline. But as the brothers grew up, they grew apart. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other.

When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, Charlie can’t make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey? As days and weeks slip by and the chances of Whiskey recovering grow ever more slim, Charlie is forced to consider that he may never get to say all the things he wants to say.

A compelling and unforgettable novel about rivalry and redemption, WHISKEY AND CHARLIE is perfect for anyone whose family has ever been less than picture-perfect.


About Annabel Smith: (http://annabelsmith.com/ )


“I am the author of Whiskey & Charlie (published in Australia as Whisky Charlie Foxtrot) digital interactive novel/app The Ark, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. My short fiction and non-fiction has been published in iconic journals Southerly and Westerly, and I have been privileged to be selected as a writer-in-residence at Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. I have been an invited guest, as panellist and chair, at Melbourne Writers Festival, Perth Writers Festival and regional festivals in Albany and Margaret River. I hold a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University, am an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow, and a member of the editorial board of Margaret River Press. I am currently working on Monkey See, an epic quest with a sci-fi twist featuring a monkey, an evil priestess and the mother of all tsunamis.” – See more at: http://annabelsmith.com/?page_id=7#sthash.lzi3xCZY.dpuf