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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Pre-birthday giveaway!!

As a book blogger, I love books. I can spend hours looking at books, reading blurbs and of course sniffing them. Don't knock it til you've tried it! So imagine how sad I feel when I have them rationed.

With my birthday coming up at the end of next week, family and friends ask me what I'd like for my birthday and just as I'm about to reply with a request for the latest book I've had my eye on, they jump in with "but I'm not buying you any books because you've already got more than enough"

OMG! Really?? How can you have more than enough? There are so many fabulous books out there I haven't read yet and that I NEED to add to my bookshelf, kindle . . . . . .and other various places around the house. I have to try and sneak them into the house without my husband seeing them and remember to hit the "Don't share" button on Amazon whenever I buy a kindle version.  Whoops that's me in trouble if he reads this! Despite being an avid reader himself, he just doesn't understand the addiction I have for books. A couple of days ago he proudly announced that he'd read all of the books on his kindle. Yes, you read that right, ALL of them! How the hell did he manage that? I've got 17 pages and counting on mine and I haven't bought any for ages, well, apart from a sneaky visit to Amazon last week to buy This Love, the latest book by Dani Atkins 😳 but don't tell my husband!

So I've decided to share the book love by giving away one of my own books. I've enlisted the help of my two trusted hippo helpers/models, Hamlet and Howie and they've chosen the book that I'm giving away.

If you haven't read it yet, here's the blurb:

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?

In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . .

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic book, and a few extra goodies as well, all you have to do is leave a comment for my family and friends telling them why you think they should buy me books for my birthday!

You've got until 7pm on Saturday the 8th of April to enter and the lucky winner will be announced here later that evening. This giveaway is open to UK and Ireland residents only due to postal costs.


  1. Dear Neats's family and friends. Reading such a huge variety of books has made Neats the interesting, imaginative & entertaining person you all know and love. Imagine how much more entertaining she'll be if you allow her to expand her mind even further by buying her more books. The more places you allow her to virtually visit and the more characters you allow her to virtually befriend, the more rounded your beloved Neats becomes. Anyway, it's her birthday - so be nice! X

  2. Because books! She needs books like air!!!! Like chocolate. Preferably with chocolate & wine. But books!

  3. Hi, Neat's family and friends,please please buy Neats books. Present she can open then open again, presents that will take her to new worlds, where she will make new friends.... presents she will love and love you for xxxx

  4. Buy Neats all the books she wants, what is a world without books?! Boring! :)

  5. Who in their right mind wouldn't buy Neats books?! She's a fabulous lady, with a glorious blog, and she has definitely, almost certainly, possibly, maybe, been good enough to deserve towering piles of novels (and who cares if she hasn't, anyway!) :) xx

  6. Hello Neats' family. You don't have to take notice of this special request to adorn your little Hippo with books for her birthday. Remember the old saying?: 'What goes around, comes around.' When time comes around for YOUR Christmas and birthday, the gift fairies could well be saying that YOU don't need gifts. In the words of Harry Callahan, 'You gotta ask yourself one question: Will you buy Neats books or not? Well, will ya, punk?'

  7. Because without Neats getting books for her birthday my TBR pile is fast depleting (as if that would happen), but both Neats and I love to battle and see how big our TBR piles are and talk about our love / differing views on the same book. Without Neats being given new books that won't happen! ����