Win Partners in Slime by Belinda O’Keefe

Belinda O’Keefe’s latest book, Partners in Slime, is a spectacular story filled with schemes, sibling rivalry, slime and silliness. It’s a story that is entertaining from beginning to end and you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen next. Read my review of Partners in Slime here.

This competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.

School Holiday Mystery Giveaway

The school holidays are here and there is nothing better to pass the time than curl up with a good book.  It might be cold and wet outside but you can open a book and journey to somewhere warmer and make new friends along the way.


You can get your hands on a FREE book to enjoy in the school holidays.  The catch is you don’t know what you’re going to get!  I’m giving away some mystery kids and YA books, you just have to let me know whether you want kids or YA.

Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Kerry, Jessie, Lynley, Di, Jeanna, Debbie and Stacey. Enjoy your mystery reads.

Win a NZ Books Pack to celebrate NZ Book Week

To celebrate New Zealand Book Week I have two prize packs of NZ books for kids and teens to give away.


Picture Books Prize Pack


Young Adult Prize Pack

I have a Picture Books Prize Pack and a Young Adult Prize Pack to give away.  To get in the draw for these prizes all you have to do is leave a comment (along with your name and email address) on this post telling me ‘What is your favourite NZ book for kids or teens?’ In your comment also let me know which prize pack you would like to win (the picture books, YA books or both).

Competition closes Sunday 1 November (NZ only).

Win The Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis

Seven Wonders is the new action-packed adventure series from Peter Lerangis (one of the creators of The 39 Clues series). You can read my review of the first book, The Colossus Rises, here on the blog.  I loved it and can’t wait for the next installment.

Thanks to HarperCollins New Zealand I have 2 copies of Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises to give away.  All you have to do is enter your name and email address in the form below.  Competition closes Wednesday 13 March (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  The winners are Jean and Lucia.

Win The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook by Shaun Tan

A new book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflection from the brilliant mind of award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan.

“I’m often wary of using the word ‘inspiration’ to introduce my work — it sounds too much like a sun shower from the heavens, absorbed by a passive individual enjoying an especially receptive moment. While that may be the case on rare occasions, the reality is usually far more prosaic. Staring at a blank piece of paper, I can’t think of anything original. I feel utterly uninspired and unreceptive. It’s the familiar malaise of ‘artist’s block’ and in such circumstances there is only one thing to do: just start drawing.” — Shaun Tan.

And when Shaun Tan starts drawing, the results are stunning. In THE BIRD KING: AN ARTIST’S NOTEBOOK, we find a window into the creative process: the stops and starts, the ideas that never took off, and the ones that grew into something much bigger. Fans of THE ARRIVAL will recognize the quirky, surreal sensibility that is so distinctly Shaun Tan in this stunning collection, and gain insight into how his many gorgeous books were made.

Due to my own mistake (I thought this was a new book, but it just has a slightly different title and cover from the one I got a while ago) I have a copy of this wonderful book to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is leave a comment telling me which Shaun Tan book is your favourite (mine is Tales from Outer Suburbia).  Competition closes Thursday 14 February (NZ only).


Win Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Zom-B Underground is the 2nd gore-filled Zom-B series and it takes you deeper inside Darren Shan’s zombie-infested world.  If you know any Darren Shan fans, or anyone who likes zombies or horror in general, the Zom-B series is fantastic.  You can read my review here on the blog (Warning: may contain spoilers).

I’ve got a copy of Zom-B Underground to give away to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is enter your name and email address in the form below.  Entries close Wednesday 23 January (NZ only).

Win Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Take some ordinary teenagers, throw in a billion-dollar biopharmaceuticals company, genetic engineering, morally corrupt scientists and some sexual tension, and you have Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate’s fantastic new book, Eve and Adam.

To celebrate the release of Eve and Adam I’m giving away 2 hardback copies.

Thanks to everyone who entered. This competition is now closed. 

Win a signed copy of Runelight by Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris was one of the amazing authors who spoke at the Christchurch Writer’s Festival over the weekend.  I’m a huge fan of her books, particularly her books for younger readers, Runemarks and Runelight.

I have a signed copy of Runelight, the sequel to Runemarks, to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below.  Competition closes Friday 7 September (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.

Win Kingdom of the Wicked signed by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant creator, Derek Landy, was in NZ last week and you might have been one of the lucky people to meet him and get your books signed.  For those Skulduggery Pleasant fans who didn’t get the chance to meet Derek I have a very cool prize for you.

I have 2 copies of the latest Skulduggery Pleasant book, Kingdom of the Wicked, signed by Derek Landy to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below.

Competition closes Wednesday 22 August (NZ only).