Harlequin Valentine’s Day Competition

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Love is all around at Booktopia and thanks to Harlequin Books Australia we’re celebrating by giving one lucky customer the chance to win a major romance pack!

Bringing together some of the best in romance to bring you goosebumps, shivers down your back, tears, but above all, the joy of falling in love with characters falling in love.

Remember, if you want to win, just order any of the titles in the Harlequin Valentine’s Day Collection.


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by Linda Lael Miller

The Man From Stone Creek

There was trouble in Haven, Arizona, and Ranger Sam O’Ballivan was determined to sort it out. Badge and gun hidden, he arrived posing as the new school teacher, and discovered his first task was to bring the rough ranchers’ children under control. So he started with a call on Maddie Chancelor, the local postmistress, and older sister of a young boy in need of discipline.

It never occurred to Sam that Maddie would turn out to be more…


 

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by Marilyn Forsyth

One farmer + two stunning girls competing for his affection = 1 hit reality show

Gorgeous farmer Adam Armstrong loves his life — he owns and runs his own piece of heaven, a successful pearl farm, and spends his days outdoors in Australia’s stunning Kimberley. There’s just one thing missing: someone to share it with, but when you live in one of the most uninhabited places on Earth it’s not easy to meet the perfect woman.

Enter Evangeline Sinclair, PA for more…


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by Amy Andrews, Ros Baxter

What would you do differently if your days were…

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Live every day like it was your last.

Mathematician and many-time Loser in Love Poppy Devine believes in being prepared. So when she discovers she has breast cancer, all she has to do is more…


 

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by Alli Sinclair

Charlotte Kavanagh’s beloved grandma Katarina Sanchez is gravely ill, so when she begs Charlotte to travel to her homeland in Andalucia to uncover the truth behind a mysterious painting, Charlotte agrees. Taking leave from her soul-destroying job and stalled life in Australia, Charlotte embarks on a quest through Granada’s ancient cobble-stoned streets and vibrant neighbourhoods. There she meets Mateo Vives, a flamenco guitarist with a dark past, and through him she quickly becomes entangled in the world of flamenco and gypsies that more…


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by Tea Cooper

Can she save her family’s horse stud and reputation?

When India Kilhampton is caught up in the heart-stopping excitement of the first Melbourne Cup her mind is made up. She will breed a horse to win the coveted trophy and reunite her fractured family. Determined to make her dream a reality she advertises for a horse breeder.

Jim Mawgan arrives at Helligen Stud in the Hunter Valley to take up more…


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by K. M. Golland

Only those who are lost can be found.

Stella Walker is fleeing from a past which haunts her on a daily basis, and from a city full of painful reminders of a life that’s no longer hers. In an attempt to escape her memories, she plans to reinvent herself in the sanctuary of a tiny town in rural Victoria, by tracking down the one person she hopes can help, her stepbrother. What Stella doesn’t anticipate is meeting his best friend Lawson Drake, a hotter-than-hot mechanic, the local knight in shining armour – and the most gorgeously more…


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by TJ Hamilton

What else comes at a price?

Miranda is a high-class escort at an infamous agency in Sydney, and always in demand from their top clients. Although it’s a life she never imagined for herself, Miranda has mastered the art of seducing men and makes a good living from it.

Joe Tench, rich, powerful and more…


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by Emily Madden

No matter where, no matter when, no matter what.

Almost twenty years ago, on a beautiful coastal cliff, Juliette Cole, Anna Kendall and Sera Di Maggio linked pinkies and made a vow to be there for each other no matter what might happen in their lives.

Now Juliette is calling in the promise — terminally ill, she wants more…


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by Marion Lennox, Fiona Lowe, Lucy Clark

The Doctor’s Rescue Mission – Marion Lennox

A tidal wave has swept across Petrel Island. Houses are destroyed, people injured, homeless…or worse. Dr. Grady Reece leads an Air-Sea Rescue team to help the isolated community…and finds dedicated doctor Morag Lacy in charge.

Morag and Grady once had a blazing affair and a brilliant future, before she left him to be the island doctor. Grady has never stopped loving her – but she’ll never more…


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by Lisa Ireland

Lisa Ireland, a brilliant new voice in rural romance, invites you to Linden Gully and the wedding of the year…

When celebrity novelist Johanna Morgan surprises everyone by arriving back in Linden Gully three weeks early for her best friend’s wedding, she’s shocked to find her ex-boyfriend Ryan Galloway is back too and well-integrated in the community as the local more…


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R.L. Stine’s Monsters Come Alive in Goosebumps the Movie!

R.L. Stein is the Stephen King of children’s literature, his stories scaring the bejeebers out of kids for over 20 years!

And now that scare factor has increased with the release of Goosebumps: The Movie. We guarantee you and your kids will be anything but bored. So head to the movies now (don’t worry the monsters can’t break free from the screen, we hope).

But hey, if you’ve already watched the movie or just want to know the horrifying backstory of each terrifying monster, check out R.L. Stein’s author page. It’s super spooky. And informative.


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Film Tie-In Edition

by R.L. Stine, Scholastic, Inc. (Illustrator)

The Goosebumps movie captures the chills, thrills, and giggles of Scholastic’s original bestselling series. Jack Black stars as author R. L. Stine.

Zach has just moved from New York City to Maryland and he’s ready to accept his fate: new kid in a boring small town. Then he meets Hannah, the Girl Next Door that every guy dreams of.

Unfortunately, Hannah’s dad — Mr. Shivers — is a total nightmare. So when Zach hears Hannah screaming, he rushes over to rescue her. And that’s when it happens. Zach opens one of more…

Last Chance to Win an Australian Stories Themed Prize Pack!

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January at Booktopia is Australian Stories Month; it’s a way for us to celebrate Australian authors, books and readers, be it a piece of fiction, a cookbook, or a kids book, we’re here to celebrate it! Authors in particular get a special shout-out through our annual countdown to Australia’s Favourite Author, as voted by you (click here to find out who made our top 50 for 2016).

We decided to add to the excitement surrounding Australian Stories Month, by giving 5 customers the chance to win an Australian Stories Prize Pack! If you haven’t entered, you better act fast because the competition ends January 31st! Just order any title from our Australian Stories Showcase for your chance to win.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. WE HAVE TWO MORE GIVEAWAYS ENDING SOON!

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Mastering Your Mean Girl

The no-BS guide To becoming wildly Wealthy, fabulously Healthy + bursting with Love

by Melissa Ambrosini

An inspiring, upbeat, beautiful and affirming handbook to help women find their natural confidence and learn how to love themselves.

Are you ready to activate your dream life?

You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough? That’s your Mean Girl. And she’s doing her best to more…

Click here to order Mastering Your Mean Girl

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Flower Addict

by Saskia Havekes, Nicholas Watt (Photographer)

Saskia Havekes is at the forefront of artistic flower arranging in Australia. Grandiflora is an oasis of beautiful blooms, sculptural branches and lush swathes of foliage at Potts Point in inner-city Sydney. Saskia’s large-scale installations and breathtaking arrangements are luxurious and bold, stemming from a deep love and appreciation of nature.

In Flower Addict, Saskia shares some of her favourite floral moments, photographed by more…

Click here to order Flower Addict


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And the Finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards are…

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The Australian Romance Readers Association have announced the finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards…..and the end result is delectable. ARRA members can now vote for their favourite in each category, but you have until 28 February to vote!

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, which will be held on 19 March 2016. For more details about the night click here.

Favourite Paranormal Romance

Aquila by Sue-Ellen Pashley
Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh
Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
Spiritbound by Dani Kristoff
The MacGregor by Jenny Brigalow
Tribal Law by Shannon Curtis

Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance

1916-ish by Ebony McKenna
Base by Cathleen Ross
Chaos Broken by Rebekah Turner
Dark Horse by Michelle Diener
Honour Bound by M.A. Grant
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr

Favourite Short/Category Romance – proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia

Bound to the Bachelor by Sarah Mayberry
Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns
Her Big Sky Cowboy by Alissa Callen
Hired by the Brooding Billionaire by Kandy Shepherd
Hold Me, Cowboy by Alissa Callen
Seducing His Enemy’s Daughter by Annie West
The Billionaire’s Passionate Revenge by Jennifer St George
The Millionaire and the Maid by Michelle Douglas
The Sultan’s Harem Bride by Annie West
What a Bachelor Needs by Kelly Hunter

Favourite Historical Romance

A Pirate for Christmas by Anna Campbell
A Scoundrel by Moonlight by Anna Campbell
Chieftain in the Making by Frances Housden
Moonstone Conspiracy by Elizabeth Ellen Carter
The Duke’s Daughter by Sasha Cottman
The Horse Thief by Tea Cooper
The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long
The Protector by Allison Butler
The Seduction of Lord Stone by Anna Campbell
The Spring Bride by Anne Gracie

Favourite Contemporary Romance

Honor’s Promise by Noelle Clark
Lawless in Leather by Melanie Scott
Only We Know by Victoria Purman
So Far Into You by Lily Malone
Sweet Wattle Creek by Kaye Dobbie
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns
The Road to Hope by Rachael Johns
The Saddler Boys by Fiona Palmer
The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay

Favourite Erotic Romance

Anticipation by Sarah Mayberry
Exhibition by Nicolette Hugo
Revue by K.M. Golland
The Arrangement by Nicolette Hugo

Favourite Romantic Suspense

A Dangerous Arrangement by Lee Christine
Cold Deception by D.B. Tait
Desperate Deception by D.B. Tait
Northern Heat by Helene Young
Runaway Lies by Shannon Curtis
Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
Storm Clouds by Bronwyn Parry
Treasured Secrets by Kendall Talbot

Favourite Continuing Romance Series

Chance Sisters series by Anne Gracie
Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
Hope Junction series by Rachael Johns
Jackson Brothers series by Kelly Hunter
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
London Steampunk series by Bec McMaster
Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy
Robinhill Farm series by Noelle Clark
Sons of Sin series by Anna Campbell
The Hawke Brothers series by Rachel Bailey
Treasured series by Kendall Talbot

Favourite Australian Romance Author 2015 – proudly sponsored by Booktopia

Amy Andrews
Anna Campbell
Anne Gracie
Cathryn Hein
Kelly Hunter
Keri Arthur
Kylie Scott
Noelle Clark
Rachael Johns
Sarah Mayberry

And the finalists for the Members’ Choice categories are …

Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2015

Northern Heat by Helene Young
Runaway Lies by Shannon Curtis
Second Chance Love by Susanne Bellamy
Storm Clouds by Bronwyn Parry
Summer and the Groomsman by Cathryn Hein
The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
The Horse Thief by Tea Cooper
The Seduction of Lord Stone by Anna Campbell
The Spring Bride by Anne Gracie
Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

The Strongest Heroine from a romance published in 2015

Claire Swensen in Second Chance Love by Susanne Bellamy
Jane Chance in The Spring Bride by Anne Gracie
Julia Taylor in Cold Deception by DB Tait
Kristy Dark in Northern Heat by Helene Young
Natalie Wright from The Saddler Boys by Fiona Palmer
Rosalina in Treasured Lies by Kendall Talbot

Favourite New Romance Author for 2015

Abbie Jackson
Elyse Huntington
Joanne Dannon
Kerrie Paterson
Lizzy Chandler
Nicolette Hugo
Sue-Ellen Pashley

Love romance? Stay in touch with Romance at Booktopia!

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Can’t Wait to See Critically Acclaimed Brooklyn in Cinemas?

Critics are raving about Brooklyn!

Booktopians….you could secure yourself a double pass to see this amazing film, out February 11th, if you buy a copy of Brooklyn!!!*

Brooklyn is a romantic drama, based on the bestselling book by Colm Toibin, adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby and starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.

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The film follows Eilis (Ronan), a young Irish woman who leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950s Brooklyn. Despite her initial homesickness, she falls in love with Tony (Cohen) an Italian-American who opens her eyes her new surroundings. But a family tragedy leads Eilis back to Ireland, where her American sophistication catches the eye of the charming Jim (Gleeson).

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Order and Receive a Free Double Pass!*

by Colm Toibin

For a limited time only, order a copy of Brooklyn and receive a free double pass to see the movie, out February 11th. *Please note: offer available while stocks last and limit one free double pass per order.

Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis’ gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a more…

*Please note: offer available while stocks last and limit one free double pass per order.


About the Author

Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of seven other novels including BlackwaterLightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary, all three of which were nominated for the Booker Prize, with The Master also winning the IMPAC Award, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.

Hurry and Enter These Awesome Competitions Before Time Runs Out…

If you enter any of these amazing competitions by December 31st you might receive a little EXTRA something in January!

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Rain Music

by Di Morrissey

Di writes about the Australia she knows, she loves, she’s explored.

Rain Music is inspired by her adventures in far north Queensland – its characters, its forgotten history, its modern dilemmas.

A brother and sister, Ned and Bella Chisolm, are struggling with a family tragedy that has set them on opposite paths. After Ned takes off to more…

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Spirits Of The Ghan (MP3)

Author: Judy Nunn

Read by: Katie Beckett

It is 2001 and as the world charges into the new Millennium, a century-old dream is about to be realised in the Red Centre of Australia: the completion of the mighty Ghan railway, a long-lived vision to create the ‘backbone of the continent’, a line that will finally link Adelaide with the Top End.

But construction of the final leg between Alice Springs and Darwin will not be without its complications, for much of the desert it will cross is Aboriginal land. Hired as a more…

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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

by Stephen King

A thrilling collection of twenty stories – some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time – with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation…

The No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection Night Shift was published. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: ‘There’s something to be said for a more…

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by Tyson Stelzer

The 2016-2017 edition profiles 100 Champagne producers, from the smallest growers to the largest houses, and includes chapters on the current issues facing Champagne, from global warming to excessive yields and the antiqued cru system, The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how Champagne is grown and made and how to buy, open, serve and store Champagne, all for less than the price of a bottle!

The Champagne Guide celebrates more…

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Winning Edge

by Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey has an incredible playing record which any sportsman could be envious of, but in Winning Edge he reveals how he overcame the times when he wondered if he could go on. Whether it was his first serious injury, his lack of form or the pressure of performing in front of thousands of fans, Mike takes us behind the scenes of elite cricket and explores the challenges that players face.

How does more…

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Follow the Life of Fashion Icon Carla Zampatti Through Words, Pictures and Fashion

This year marks the 50th anniversary of fashion house, Carla Zampatti.

As one of Australia’s most influential fashion designers, Carla Zampatti creates high end designer fashion with a distinct signature style. To celebrate fifty exciting and innovative years, Booktopia is proud to offer an EXCLUSIVE Book Pack, which includes Carla’s brand new memoir, My Life, My Look, the gorgeous coffee table book Carla Zampatti: 50 Years of Fashion PLUS a gorgeous Carla Zampatti scarf!

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1 x 9780732299286 – CARLA ZAMPATTI: MY LIFE MY LOOK
1 x 9781460750070 – CARLA ZAMPATTI: 50 YEARS OF FASHION
1 x 9780999161319 – MY LIFE MY LOOK SCARF

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The compelling story behind a fascinating Australian legend – fashion designer Carla Zampatti.

Carla Zampatti is an enduring Australian fashion icon. In 2015, in a remarkable feat of longevity, she’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of her fashion house in Australia. And despite the fact that so many of us have grown up with Carla Zampatti – loving, coveting and wearing her elegant, beautiful designs – very few of us know the private woman behind the brand. And yet it is a compelling, fascinating and ultimately moving story of one woman’s determination, ambition, resilience and dreams.

Carla was only five when her mother took her to visit the dressmaker in her local small town in Lombardy, Italy. It was then, in a sudden flash of inspiration, that she knew she would become a fashion designer. She was a feisty little girl who had two older brothers – she would run after them up the mountains on their adventures, while they called to her, ‘Dai, Carla, e possible farlo,’ come on Carla, you can do it! And she never lost that spirit of determination, even when, as an eight-year-old with no English, her family moved across the world to a tiny speck of a town in Western Australia, a place where her dreams of more…

Grab a copy of My Life, My Look here

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A stunning and stylish book celebrating 50 years of the Carla Zampatti label in Australia.

Since 1965 Carla Zampatti has been Australia’s most impressive, stylish and seductive designer. Now an Australian fashion icon, Carla Zampatti designs are synonymous with an understated quality, elegance and glamour. In an astonishing feat of longevity in an industry notorious for spectacular successes quickly followed by equally spectacular failures, Carla Zampatti will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of her brand in 2015.

Carla Zampatti – 50 Years of Fashion is a beautiful, lavishly illustrated showcase of the most iconic, striking and beautiful Carla Zampatti designs from the last fifty years. A stunning overview of the very best of Carla Zampatti, it not only offers fascinating insight into the brand’s evolution, but also provides an intriguing look at fashion in Australia over the last fifty years.

Grab a copy of Carla Zampatti : 50 Years of Fashion here

About Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti opened her first boutique in 1972 in Sydney and over the years, she has build up a national chain of 30 Carla Zampatti boutiques and concept stores across Australia. Nominated as Australian Fashion Laureate in August 2008, Carla Zampatti is also a Companion of the Order of Australia, was a Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year, and in 1994 was named by the fashion industry of Australia as Designer of the Year. In 2004, the Italian government appointed Zampatti Commendatore (Commander) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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