Nineteen days to Christmas. That came up fast.
Christmas in Australia is hot, as you can see by the photo we’ve put at the top of the blog. Except, you’d never see a beach that quiet at Christmas.
A lot of families sit down to roast turkey, ham and roast vegetables. Just as many sit around a barbeque out the back. Each family brings their own plate—salad, cold chicken, seafood or dessert—and puts it onto the table. Our family has always been a byo plate type. (But without the seafood, as half of them are allergic to seafood. Sherylyn’s one of them.)
The kids run around the back yard while the parents talk. Everyone plays cricket if the yard is big enough. Some retire after that for a snooze, or to curl up with a good book.
The following day it’s the Boxing Day sales, blockbuster movies and test cricket.
If you want the chance to curl up with a good book, we’re giving away one ARC* of Alliance, the second book in the Linesman series. Add a comment here, below this blog post, or post a reply on Twitter to our tweet about the giveaway, or comment on the Facebook post.
Note, you need to reply or comment to the specific post that mentions the giveaway. The one with the green image, with the red writing on top. Comments on other posts/tweets won’t be included.
It’s open to anywhere in the world. Winner will be randomly selected. Entries close midnight Thursday 10th December Australian Eastern Summer time. (That’s 8am Thursday in New York and 1pm in London.
* The ARC is an Advanced Reader’s Copy. It’s typeset, but hasn’t had the final proofread yet. There are still typos. Not many, but a few.