Merry Christmas, readers! Although this won’t be my last post for the year, it will be my last Weekend Book Buzz before Christmas. As much as I love you all, I won’t be doing a post next weekend(!) so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you all for making this blog a fun place to inhabit cyberspace. ❤
But there’s plenty of bookish news to share this week, so let’s get to it!
~ Fiction Aficionado ~
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First Line Friday – The House on Foster Hill (Jaime Jo Wright)
There has also been the second half of my 12 Days of Christmas Reads giveaway:
Here are the posts so far:
~ Blog Tours ~
Just two tours left for Litfuse this year. Click on the cover title for more information.
Ending 21 December 2017 – Seeds of Hope by Barbara Cameron
Ending 22 December 2017 – Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman
Celebrate Lit tours sure are busy this month! As always, you can click on the graphic to be taken to the home page for each tour, where you’ll find the schedule for the blog tour, giveaways, and more.
~ Giveaways ~
So many giveaways! First of all, there are the giveaways associated with my 12 Days of Christmas Reads posts.
Mary Weber has a giveaway for those who are signed up to (or willing to sign up to) her newsletter. TWO, in fact! Giveaway ends 18 December 2017. See Mary’s Facebook post for details of how to enter.
Carla Laureano is giving away four ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) of her Feb 2018 release The Saturday Night Supper Club. Giveaway closes on 20 December 2017. Go to Carla’s website for more information on how to enter.
Melissa Tagg is giving away a copy of each of her 2017 releases to one lucky US winner. Giveaway closes on 21 December 2017. See Melissa’s Facebook post for details of how to enter.
The Suspense Sisters have a Christmas giveaway that’s open until 22 December 2017. Click on the graphic for more information.
Litfuse has a giveaway with on of its current book tours. Click on the graphic for more information.
And look at this bumper giveaway! NINETEEN books from six different authors: Amy Matayo, Dawn Crandall, Kristy Cambron, Beth K. Vogt, Nicole Deese, and Varina Denman. FOUR winners will be drawn on 25 December 2017 (US only). Click here for details on how to enter.
Tamara Leigh also has a giveaway in the lead up to the release of The Awakening on 19 January 2018. There are two separate giveaways, and you can get full details on how to enter here.
And here are some Goodreads giveaways for December – click on the cover to enter.
You can find more great giveaways by following this board on Pinterest. And don’t forget that Celebrate Lit has giveaways associated with their blog tours! (Linked above in the Blog Tours)
~ Events ~
Celebrate Lit has a release party for their Christmas collection The Hope of Christmas on 18 December 2017. Click on the graphic to go to the event page.
~ Cover Reveals ~
Michelle Griep has revealed the cover of the second book in her Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series, A Tale of Two Hearts. We have a bit of a wait for this one—it’s not out until September 2018—but it’s nice to look at the cover and imagine what the story will be like, don’t you think? For more information, go to Michelle’s website.
~ New Releases ~
I will be including Christmas-themed releases here as they come up, but if you would like a comprehensive list of Christmas-themed releases for 2017 then check out my aptly-named page Christmas Releases for 2017.
~ eBook Sales ~
If you’re in the mood for Christmas novellas, check out this post from author Cathe Swanson with some $0.99 Christmas novella collections!
Monthly specials for December:
Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!
If you have any bookish news you would like to see in future editions of the Weekend Book Buzz, I’d love to hear from you!