The year is about to end and so are these awesome competitions!

Wouldn’t it be great to start the New Year with your 2015 reading list sorted with a Leatherbound Classics library or your audiobooks sorted with a range from Bolinda, or with Dinner for 2 at Quay, The Rocks in Sydney or win a Kookaburra ball and mini bat signed by Glenn Maxwell?  Let’s not stop there, look at the world with new eyes with three books signed by Brian Cox or spend your summer with a handy North Face backpack.

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Order a Bolinda Audiobook by December 31st and you could win 1 of 8 signed Bolinda prize packs! The prize pack includes the following Audiobooks (all MP3 ready):

Cleanskin Cowgirls by Rachael Treasure, Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman, The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss, Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette, Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra, Quick by Steve Worland, The Road Back by Di Morrissey, South Of Darkness by John Marsden, The Great Zoo Of China by Matthew Reilly, The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths.

Terms and Conditions apply.


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Order a Leatherbound Classic by December 31st and go in the draw to win a Classics library!

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Order Organum by December 31st and go in the draw to win a Dinner for 2 at Peter Gilmore’s award-winning restaurant Quay, at The Rocks in Sydney, valued at $520! The Dinner includes a 4 course menu with wines to match and is valid until the end of 2015.

Please note: subject to reservation availability.

Flights and accommodation are not included.

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Buy any book in the Glenn Maxwell series by December 31st and go in the draw to win a Kookaburra ball and mini Kookaburra cricket bat signed by Glenn Maxwell!

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Order Human Universe by December 31st and go in the draw to win a signed prize pack!

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Order Walking Home by December 31st and go in the draw to win a North Face backpack!

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We have plenty more prizes up for grabs! Check them out here.

BOOK REVIEW: Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Review by Hayley Shephard)

heroes-are-my-weaknessSusan Elizabeth Phillips couldn’t have more accurately pin-pointed why I can’t stop reading romances than in her new book aptly named Heroes Are My Weakness.

You have Annie Hewitt, a down-on-her-luck actress, who finds herself living on an island with a man who tried to kill her in her youth. Or so she thinks.

Yes, you might find it odd that Theo, the man in the story, is basically described as a psycho, but I find it awesome. Why, you ask? Because I actually believed that he was this malevolent force and in no way could he be the hero; I was really scared for Annie. But is Theo really the man Annie thinks he is?

That’s just one of the reasons I think that makes this book so successful, and why the title is spot-on; the best heroes are the ones you don’t see coming and when they are all badass you can’t help but swoon when things take a turn. Which I guess is why you see Annie finding it difficult to understand why her feelings and reactions are changing.

Why didn’t I see the ending coming? Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the incredible author that she is, had set up everything so I couldn’t think of any other possible reason or conclusion as to why he did those things. I tried and I tried. Even with more dangerous forces at play trying to hurt Annie, I thought I knew the answer but I was wrong, Susan had set me up.

Heroes Are My Weakness might be a romance but she has done an incredible job of intertwining a bit of mystery and thriller; I never thought I would be interested in the genre. If you love romantic suspense this would be a great read.

All in all, I think I have a new mantra, Heroes Are My Weakness.

Grab a copy of Heroes Are My Weakness here


Heroes Are My Weakness

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The dead of winter. An isolated island off the coast of Maine. A man. A woman. A sinister house looming over the sea . . . He’s a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She’s a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids’ puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.

She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs. But she’s not laughing now. When she was a teenager, he terrified her.

Now they’re trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes. It’s going to be a long, hot winter.

About the Author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.

Did you enter our Personal competition?

Christmas is almost here and for three lucky winners their Christmas will come earlier than expected with a copy of Personal signed by Lee Child. Are you a winner? Drum roll please…


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order any book in the Jack Reacher series.

The lucky winners are…

T.Stonehouse, Warwick, QLD
A.Carrol, Tweed Heads, NSW
A.Loschiavo, Box Hill South, VIC


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Jack Reacher Series : Book 19

by Lee Child

Jack Reacher, the popular drop-out renegade crusader for justice, returns in a brand-new thriller in Lee Child’s number-one bestselling series.

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.

This new heart stopping, nail biting book in Lee Child’s number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris – and then to London. The stakes have never been higher – because this time, it’s personal.

Did you enter our Treasure Yourself or My Cool Kitchen competition?

The Christmas spirit is alive at Booktopia and we are always excited to give prizes away, like a Treasure Yourself pack and 1 of 5 My Cool packs. Are you a winner? Drum roll please…


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order Treasure Yourself Cards. The winner gets a signed copy of Treasure Yourself and Empower Yourself, and a KORA Revitalising pack, valued at $202.35.

The lucky winner is…

L.Hanlon, Sandy Point, NSW


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order My Cool Kitchen.

The lucky winners are…

J.Young, Melton, VIC
A.Russell, Kholo, QLD
G.Arnold, Balnarring, VIC
J.Mcardle, Kensington, VIC
A. Roberts, Surfers Paradise, QLD


Deck the halls with books this Christmas, check out our massive Christmas Gift Guide,
with something for everyone!

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Did you enter our Wiggles or Matthew Reilly competition?

We have two awesome prizes to give away, a Matthew Reilly signed backlist pack and tickets to see The Wiggles live in concert. Are you a winner? Drum roll please…


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order The Great Zoo of China.

The lucky winner is…

L.Gann, Kilmore East, VIC


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order a book from our Wiggles series.

The lucky winners are…

T.S.Powell, Noble Park, VIC
I.Sirigos, Rhodes, NSW


Deck the halls with books this Christmas, check out our massive Christmas Gift Guide,
with something for everyone!

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Did you enter our Wordy Women, Karen Rose or Michael Connelly competitions?

In October and November we had some AMAZING prizes to give away, 1 of 3 Wordy Women packs (with books by Fiona Higgins, Kylie Ladd and Maggie Joel), 1 of 4 signed Karen Rose backlist pack and 1 of 3 Harry Bosch backlist packs. Are you a winner?


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order either Mothers and DaughtersWife on the Run or Half the World in Winter.

The lucky winners are…

T.Eldridge, Colac, VIC
A.Newton, Hamilton, NSW
T.Hendriks, Kyneton, VIC


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order Closer Than You Think.

The lucky winners are…

S.ODea, Yeppoon, QLD
H.Jones, Geelong, VIC
L.Whitney, Rosetta, TAS
J. Kell, Floreat, WA
L.Bawden, Eaton, WA


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order Michael Connelly’s The Burning Room.

The lucky winners are…

K.Frazer, Collaroy Plateau, NSW
G.Taylor, Wheelers Hill, VIC
P.Metcalf, Nedlands, WA


Deck the halls with books this Christmas, check out our massive Christmas Gift Guide,
with something for everyone!

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Did you enter our Harry Potter, Ever After High, Awful Auntie or Oxford Children’s competition?

During November we had 4 awesome kids prizes to give away, 1 of 2 Harry Potter sets, 1 of 2 Ever After High Dolls, an Oxford Children’s pack and 1 of 15 Demon Dentist packs! See if you are a winner below.


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order a Harry Potter Children’s Edition.

The lucky winners are…

M.Cullen, Carlton, NSW
M.Newstead, Mornington, VIC


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order a book from the Ever After High series.

The lucky winners are…

K.M.Gough, Berriedale, TAS
R.Paul, Brisbane, QLD


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order David Walliams’ Awful Auntie.

The lucky winners are…

S.Murray, Carlsruhe, VIC
C.Friday, Canberra, ACT
M.Martin, Warrawee, NSW
S.Holdom, Flynn, ACT
R.Warren, Cohuna, VIC
A.Eggleton, Castlecrag, NSW
C.Leach, Bendigo, VIC
J.Ruffles, Port Douglas, QLD
B.McCauley, Belconnen, ACT
K.Arnold, Tapping, WA
K.Kaderavek, Greenwich, NSW
P.Lawrie, Melrose, SA
M.Clapton, Miranda, NSW
M.Haywood, Forest Hill, VIC
S. Turnbull, Roma, QLD


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All you had to do to go in the draw was order a book from our Oxford Children’s series.

The lucky winner is…

D.Munro, Sippy Downs, QLD


Deck the halls with books this Christmas, check out our massive Christmas Gift Guide,
with something for everyone!

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