Saturday, 2 February 2013

Birthday Giveaway

To celebrate my birthday (correct, I am 21 ... again) I thought it would be fun to run my first ever giveaway! The lucky winner will receive a copy of my
debut novel Destiny Road.
 
Destiny Road is a story of choice and consequence. It is a real life journey that changes the life of the main character, Jessica, in ways she couldn't imagine.
 
  Brought up without a father, at 16 Jessica meets him for the first time.
Before she has a chance to get to know him, her mother whisks her away to a new town. She struggles to fit in and begins to question her life. 
 
Jessica is faced with a huge decision – a chance to go back to her old life – but all choices come at a cost. 

Here's what people are saying about Destiny Road ...

"I have just finished one of the most brilliant books ever. Funny thing it was written by you. Melissa you should be so proud of yourself. As you can tell I have struggled to put it down, started it Friday night and finished it this morning. I am ranting about it to everyone. I can actually see this book as a Year 7/8 text book."
Caroline Billington

"Wray has managed to write with absolute brutal honesty that very easily could have become too confronting-especially for those that have undergone a similar situation ...
The timing is perfect. You have time to catch your breath when needed without ever compromising the flow. In fact the novel has such a polished feel I was surprised that this was indeed her debut into the published world."

Cecilia Janisk
Confessions of a Booky Monster reviewer
http://cels-confessionsofabookymonster.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/destiny-road-melissa-wray.html

"Just finished Destiny Road! Thoroughly enjoyed it, even shed a tear....hope we hear more about Jessica!!!"
Joy Hart

"Your voice, both as writer and as the character narrating, has the ability to keep readers engaged. Likewise, the way you unfolded the story was good. No dull or uneventful spots, but plenty of events to keep readers turning the page to know the outcome. The characters in Destiny Road were all very different to one another, well-rounded and believable, plus your use of dialogue was sound."
Emma Cameron Author of Cinnamon Rain
http://www.emmacameron.com.au/

'I rarely read and I started reading your book on a camping trip. I wanted to tell you that I was dissapointed ... that it ended! You took me back to relive my teens, bringing back long forgotten memories and emotions. Well done Melissa, loved it!"
Brooke Stewart

"Hey I just finished a really great book! It's called Destiny Road. Highly recommended. Really kept wanting toread more and more. U will love it!"
Amanda Morgan.

"I've just finished reading it. I had to let you know that I enjoyed it very much, and thought it was very well written with some great descriptive sentences. The writing flowed and was easy to read, a 'must' for me. Congratulations on your win, and the subsequent publication of this, your debut novel."
Alison Morant

To read the first chapter for free just follow the link.
http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com/destiny-road.html

If you haven't read Destiny Road (or even if you have!) then enter to win a signed copy (Australian Residents only) or an Ebook (smashwords PDF). Good luck!
Competition runs for the month of February.


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28 comments:

  1. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting

    but even better is

    a brownie with coffee ice cream and caramel syrup on top.

    Janet

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    1. Good choice Janet. I think I will go with the brownie, coffee and ice cream - yummy!

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  2. hi Melissa,
    Congrats on your intriguing book. Great reviews. I Read the review over over Confessions of a Booky Monster... Karen T :)

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    1. Thanks Karen,
      Now school is back and kinder starts I am hoping for more time to write and read. I have your memoir Me and Her tagged to read. Good luck with the launch Me & Him.
      http://www.karentyrrell.com/

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  3. Favourite type of birthday cake? This one's a no-brainer. Chocolate! ;)

    Happy birthday, Melissa, and thank you for the giveaway! :)

    Aa'Ishah @ Reading Under the Stars

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    1. An all time favourite, thanks Aa'Ishah.

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  4. I agree. You can never have enough chocolate!

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  5. Definitely MUD CAKE!!!! LOL Thanks Melissa for the opportunity:)

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    1. OOh we had mudcake last night when we went our for tea!

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    2. Divine! Just the best there is:)

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  6. What a wonderful idea, Melissa. I'm happy to join in your birthday celebrations. Thank you for inviting me. And my favourite birthday cake... Actually, I wouldn't say no to any birthday cake...
    Love and Light,
    Robyn

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    1. Thanks for joining in Robyn. I am a bit partial to a good old kids ice cream cake!

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  7. Either a delicious, fattening cheesecake or a delicious, fattening mud cake! If it's either filled with chocolate or filled with cream I'm happy!

    Your book sounds really interesting and I'd really like to read it! :)

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    1. As long as it's delicious that's all that matters! Thanks for entering Myra.

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  8. Any cake.As long as it is smothered with lashings of cream...mmmm,ynom,nom,nom.

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  9. Ha, love it! Thanks for your cake suggestion Gloria.

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  10. I love white or yellow cake with cream cheese frosting, but the best part is ice cream!!!!!

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    1. I'm definately with you on the ice cream! Thanks for entering.

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    1. Yay, I'm with you on the ice cream cake. Thanks for entering!

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  12. Caramel mud cake or Pav ')

    greatgiveaway !!!

    kat

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    1. Ooh caramel would be delicious! Thanks for entering.

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