Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Happy World Book Day Giveaway

I’m a huge fan and supporter of World Book Day. I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember. For the last ten years I have been lucky enough to work in a library, and I also write books. If you take that to mean that my life more or less revolves around books, you wouldn’t be far from the truth.

In the past I have officially signed up for World Book Day events, and I thoroughly enjoyed giving away copies of first ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak and subsequently ‘The Blind Assassin’ by Margaret Atwood.

This year I didn’t sign up, but allowing the day to pass without doing something book related just doesn’t feel right, so I’ve decided to run a flash giveaway.

This Tuesday Equality, the second book in the Dublin Virtues Trilogy, will become available for early download on the Pride Publishing website, but I’m giving away one e-copy today. In order to enter, just leave a comment below telling me why you love books and/or why equality is important to you. I will be picking a winner at midnight (Irish time) tonight.

What’s the book about, you ask?

Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship?

Lorcan Barrett has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and now can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail.

Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and had always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong?

When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together, until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a Yes vote cost them their relationship, or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality?


So if you’d like to get your hands on this story twenty-four hours before anybody else can, start commenting below now. And don’t forget to leave a contact email address and your preferred format (E-pub or PDF).

Good luck!


  1. For the most part, books allow me to escape into someone else's life or world, even if it's only for a little while.
    But, they also allow me to learn about new things and places, even if it's all fictional.

  2. Everyone was created equal! Love is love no matter the gender! <3

  3. I love to read to relax and escape for a while plus we also like to live through someone else eyes once in a while
    jmarinich33 at aol dot com

  4. I love to read because you can escape into a book for hours and forget all your problems. I believe in equality, everyone should be able to marry the person they love.

  5. I love to read, have always read. I love to read about different people, cultures, worlds. It is an escape from every day life where everything can happen.
    Everyone has the right to be who they are, who to love, how to dress. No one is better or more important than the other.
    Tankie44 at gmail dot com

  6. Reading helps keep me semi sane, and everyone has the right to love who they ifs, ands, or buts about it!!

  7. I love books, because they transform my world, my mind. Thank you!
    mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Thank you so much for entering and for your comments. The hubby picked a number and the winner is.....Tanja! Congratulations! I'll contact you asap.