Weekend Book Buzz – 16/17 December 2017

Weekend Book Buzz

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 ~

Click on the graphic to go to the post.

Imperfect Justice meme Meet the Writer Sarah Monzon

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:

12 Days of Christmas reveal 6

Here are the posts so far:

10th December – Golden Keyes Parsons
11th December – Laurie Germaine
12th December – Michelle Griep
13th December – Erynn Mangum
14th December – Chautona Havig
15th December – Ronie Kendig

~ 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

Seeds of Hope Imperfect-Justice-Cara-Putman-252x384

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.

5 Dec celebrate-lit-christmas-embers

7 Dec The-Angel-Paws-Collection-FB-Banner-copy9 Dec like-moonlight-at-low-tide-FB-cover-copy

10 Dec the-hope-of-christmas-fb-banner-copy

12 Dec Solve-by-christmas-FB-banner-copy

14 Dec 12-days-at-bleakly-manor-copy

16 Dec Hope-Travels-Through-FB-banner-copy

28 Dec unstuck-celebration-tour-fb-banner-copy-1

~ Giveaways ~

So many giveaways! First of all, there are the giveaways associated with my 12 Days of Christmas Reads posts.

12 Days of Christmas reveal 6

Ending 18 December – Laurie Germaine
Ending 19 December – Michelle Griep
Ending 20 December – Erynn Mangum
Ending 21 December – Chautona Havig
Ending 22 December – Ronie Kendig

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.

Mary Weber Giveaway

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.

Carla Laureano ARC giveaway

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.

Melissa Tagg giveaway

The Suspense Sisters have a Christmas giveaway that’s open until 22 December 2017. Click on the graphic for more information.

Suspense Sisters Christmas Contest - 2017

Litfuse has a giveaway with on of its current book tours. Click on the graphic for more information.

seeds-of-hope-400 giveaway

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.

HOliday Giveaway

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.

Tamara Leigh giveaway

And here are some Goodreads giveaways for December – click on the cover to enter.

Ending 18 December 2017 (US only)
A Mom for His Daughter

Ending 19 December 2017 (US only)
Holding the Fort House on Foster Hill Ladies of Ivy Cottage Probing Evaporation of Sofi Snow

Ending 21 December 2017 (US only)
A Royal Christmas Wedding A Season to Wed All Is Calm Christmas at Carnton Falling Like Snowflakes Winter Brides A Tide Worth Turning In His Eyes 

Ending 24 Decemer 2017 (US, Canada, UK, Australia)

Ending 26 December 2017 (International)
Lucia's Renaissance

Ending 28 December 2017 (US only)
Dawn's Gentle Light Ornamental Graces

Ending 31 December 2017 (US only)
Cold Blooded Love's Winter Hope The Innkeeper's Daughter

Ending 1 January 2018 (US & Canada)
Kill Shot

Ending 2 January 2018 (US & Canada, except His Risk which is US only)
Cold Water The Lacemaker A Passionate Hope Missing Isaac Oath of Honor Troubled Waters His Risk

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.

Hope of Christmas release party

~ 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.

Releasing 26 December 2017

Previously Mentioned December Releases

~ 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!

Ending 19 December 2017 ($1.99)

Ending 26 December 2017 ($1.99)

Ending 30 December 2017 ($2.99)

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! 

About Fiction Aficionado

Homeschooling mum, word lover, reader extraordinaire, and follower of Christ
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2 Responses to Weekend Book Buzz – 16/17 December 2017

  1. And a very Merry Christmas to you! 🙂

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