Weekend Book Buzz – 1/2 December 2018

Welcome to the Weekend Book Buzz! And welcome to . . . December. Ack! How did it get here so quickly? Although, I can officially say I’ve started Christmas shopping. That’s a good sign, isn’t it? Of course, if I could just give everyone I know books for Christmas, that would be easy! 😉 Do you give books for Christmas? If you do, you’ll find plenty of ideas here!

~ Fiction Aficionado ~

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Platonic Relationships in Books
Word Nerd Wednesday – Stereotype
First Line Friday – The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller

~ Blog Tours ~

Click on the graphics below to go to the home page for each tour. Please note, many tour pages are not live until the date the tour begins.

Celebrate Lit

JustRead Tours (for the previous week)

Singing Librarian Books

~ Giveaways ~

Melissa Tagg has a Christmas giveaway that ends on 2 December 2018, so get in quickly! Click on the graphic for more details and to enter.

Tessa Afshar is celebrating reaching 1,000 followers on Instagram with a giveaway. The giveaway runs until 3 December 2018, and you can get all the details by clicking on the graphic below!

Jaime Jo Wright has a giveaway to celebrate one year since the release of her novel The House on Foster Hill. Giveaway closes around 7 December 2018 (check the countdown on the Rafflecopter form). Click on the graphic for more details and to enter. 

There’s a fabulous giveaway running until 7 December 2018. One grand prize winner, plus three more copies of the novel! Click on the graphic for more details and how to enter!

Here’s a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway for you, ending on 12 December 2018. There are some great prizes to be won! Find out more at Liz Johnson’s website by clicking on the graphic below.

WaterBrook Multnomah are giving away a SIGNED copy of Francine Rivers’ novel Redeeming Love. Click on the graphic for more details and to enter. Giveaway closes 13 December 2018.

There’s also a 12 Authors for 12 Days giveaway running from 1 to 13 December 2018. Just check out the books below! For details on how to enter, click on the graphic.

Here are some Goodreads giveaways for December/January. Click on the cover to enter.

Ending 3 December 2018 (US only)


Ending 10 December 2018 (US only)

Ending 11 December 2018 (US only)

Ending 14 December 2018 (US only)

Ending 1 January 2019 (US only)


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)

~ Cover Reveals ~

Some more lovely covers for you this week. April McGowan’s contemporary romance Shine the Light releases on 15 April 2019, J’Nell Ciesielski’s historical romance The Songbird and the Spy releases on 19 February 2019, and Carrie Turansky’s historical romance No Ocean Too Wide releases on 25 June 2019. For more information or to pre-order, click on the cover.


But wait! There’s more! Raleigh Harmon fans will be pleased to know there’s another book heading your way on 9 January 2019: The Wind Will Howl. And Kim Vogel Sawyer has revealed the cover on her 2 April 2019 release, A Silken Thread. Again, click on the covers for more details or to pre-order.

    ~ Special Offer ~

WaterBrook Multnomah have a special deal running until 7 December 2018. Buy a copy of one of their 2018 releases and you can claim another book to give as a gift. Click on the graphic below for more details.

~ New Releases ~

Released 1 December 2018

Releasing 3 December 2018



Releasing 4 December 2018

~ eBook Sales ~

On sale until 4 December 2018 ($1.99)


On sale until 7 December 2018 ($1.99)


On sale until 8 December 2018 ($1.99-$2.99)


On sale until 9 December 2018 ($1.99)


Monthly specials for November: 



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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 – 1/2 December 2018

  1. English Lady says:

    Hidden Among the Stars and most of the other Tyndale House titles are not on sale in the UK 😦 That happens a lot.

    I have a lot of these books, but purchased the Patrick Carr one because my Library have changed platforms and most of their Bethany House books have disappeared.


  2. Winnie Thomas says:

    Thanks, Katie! I appreciate all the work you do to share these with us! Hugs!


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