Weekend Book Buzz – 22/23 September 2018

Weekend Book Buzz

Welcome to the Weekend Book Buzz! It’s a big weekend for bookish news this weekend because the winners of the 2018 Carol Awards were announced at the ACFW Awards Gala during their annual conference in Nashville. So, to kick of this edition of the Weekend Book Buzz, here’s a BIG congratulations to this year’s Carol Award winners. (If you’d like to see the full list of finalists, you can find that here.)

Contemporary – Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert
Historical – Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson
Historical Romance – A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller – Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks
Novella – One Enchanted Noel by Melissa Tagg
Romance – A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren
Romantic Suspense – Fatal Mistake by Susan Sleeman
Short Novel – Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander
Speculative – Awakened by Morgan L. Busse
Young Adult – Betrayal of the Band by Sarah Tipton
Debut – Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli

Congratulations also to the Genesis winners for 2018. Hopefully we will be seeing some of you published in the near future!

And now on with the rest of the bookish news…

~ Fiction Aficionado ~

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First Line Friday
 Lies We Tell Ourselves by Amy Matayo

~ Blog Tours ~

Click on the graphics below to go to the home page for each tour.

TLC Book Tours

Ending 28 September 2018 – White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia

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Celebrate Lit

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JustRead Tours

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~ Giveaways ~

If you’re quick, you’ve got time to enter this contest from Roseanna M. White. Visit Roseanna’s website for all the details. Contest ends 25 September 2018.

An Hour Unspent contest

Crystal Walton has a giveaway to celebrate the release of her novel Chasing Someday on 1 October 2018. The giveaway runs until around 12 October 2018. Click on the graphic below to enter.

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Here are some Goodreads giveaways for September/October. Click on the cover to enter.

Ending 2 October 2018 (US only)
Legacy of Mercy Shelter of the Most High The Christmas Heirloom Reluctant Warrior Spine.indd Rise of the Mystics

Ending 3 October 2018 (US only)
Say You won't Let Go

Ending 4 October 2018 (US only)
Hidden in the Stars

Ending 5 October 2018 (US only)
The Hope Jar

Ending 8 October 2018 (US only)
Burden of Proof

Ending 9 October 2018 (US only)
Lethal Target

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 ~

Connilyn Cossette is having a Facebook party to celebrate the release of Shelter of the Most High on Tuesday 2 October 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT. Click on the graphic to go to the Facebook event page.

Shelter of the Storm

If you happen to live anywhere near Grand Rapids, Michigan, you could attend the book release party for Lynn Austin’s Legacy of Mercy IN PERSON! Held at Baker Book House on 4 October 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT. Click on the graphic below to go to the event page for more details.

Legacy of Mercy release

Here’s an event with a bit of a difference for you. You could visit the Southern mansions that are the settings for some of Tamera Alexander’s much-loved Civil War era novels. Word is places are filling quickly, so jump over to this website pronto if you want more details! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-mansion-reader-weekend-with-author-tamera-alexander-tickets-48371838471

Tamara Alexander weekend

~ Pre-Orders ~

* Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Click here for more details.

Be one of the first 150 to pre-order Tosca Lee’s upcoming release The Line Between (releasing Jan 2019) and you could claim a prize! Just email your receipt to Cindy@ToscaLee.com!

Tosca preorder

And the following books are now up for pre-order, releasing in September and October. Click on the graphics below to pre-order:

Releasing 28 September 2018: All Made Up by Kara Isaac ($3.99)
Releasing 30 September 2018:  Rose in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan ($2.99)
Releasing 1 October 2018: Chasing Someday by Crystal Walton ($0.99)
Releasing 1 October 2018:  Adrift by Jaycee Weaver ($0.99)
Releasing 2 October 2018: 
A Christmas to Remember Novella Collection ($0.99)
Releasing 16 October 2018: The Ways We Fall Apart by Christina Coryell ($3.95)
Releasing 25 October 2018: Emerald Illusion by J. Rodes ($2.99)
Releasing 25 October 2018:  When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham ($4.99)


~ New Releases ~

Releasing 25 September 2018

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Releasing 30 September 2018

Previous Releases for September


~ eBook Sales ~

On sale until 23 September 2018 ($1.99)

On sale until 25 September 2018 ($2.99-$4.99)

On sale until 26 September 2018 ($1.99-$2.99)

On sale until 28 September 2018 ($1.99)

On sale until 30 September 2018 ($0.99-$2.99)

Monthly specials for September: 




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Have a great weekend!

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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5 Responses to Weekend Book Buzz – 22/23 September 2018

  1. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    Great information!


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