Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Random Act Of Kindness

A couple of days ago, Melbourne Mumma received a lovely pack of coffee after tweeting that she was sick of only ever getting bills in the mail. You can read her post here.
But basically, the end result was that a company who follows her on twitter sent her a pack of their awesome coffee, no strings attached, with the message:
“Hi Alison, throw your bills in the bin – they’ll send them again. Sit down and have a cup of Gridlock coffee instead! From the team @ 65 Degrees & Gridlock Coffee”
Having been a recent recipient of acts of kindness from my literary agent Selwa Anthony and Virgin Blue airlines, I decided I'd like to do a Random Act Of Kindness too.
As you may know, I recently attended Selwa's Sassy conference, where we were each given a mini-manuscript version of the upcoming novels The Blood Countess, by Tara Moss; as well as Kate Morton's The Distant Hours.
These are tasting samples of the novels and are not for sale or review, because they won't be launched until November.
But if you love reading, and you'd like a sample of these novels before nearly anyone else in Australia, I'm going to give them away to my lovely followers.
To enter for the RAK, make sure you're following this blog, then leave a comment telling me why you are in need of a RAK.
Entries close at 5 pm AEST, and the winner will be announced on Monday.
Sorry peeps, for Australian residents only.


life in a pink fibro said...

OMG - I LOVE Kate Morton. Count me in. :-)

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

WOW a new Tara Moos one, I've read all her books to date so far and love them.

As for Kate Morton I haven't heard of her but love learning & reading books from new authors.

I'm in need of a RAK as the last time I brought a new book for myself or even had some one give me a new book as a present was about 4 years ago.

I usually get my books from the library to read & when I do have extra money or time I'm busy buying things or doing things for family (hubby & step daughter) or friends so very very rarely treat myself to anything.

I feel its about time I treated myself to something & what a great way to start of but with a free give away.

Unknown said...

I love Tara Moss- count me in :) (And how cool is that coffee company on Twitter?!)

melbourne mumma said...

Oh wow, thanks for the mention!

I guess I'm not really in need of some RAK love am I, having received the coffee and all.

But I love books and am looking forward to reading Tara Moss's new one!

Fleur said...

I LOVE, Kate Morton and Tara Moss! Random acts of kindness aren't around as often as they used to be, but they should! The person who gives, is never forgotten in the receivers eyes.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This isn't an entry as I already have a huge stack of books to read but I just wanted to say what a sweet idea! :D

Sarah said...

I'm in need of a RAK because my 2yo has been sick all week & has clung to my side leaving me with zero personal space (and time) for four days.


Unknown said...

You ALL deserve a book. But sadly, at this stage I can only choose one winner. The kids deliberated over the postings and have chosen @Motorbikes_Lady as the winner. DM or email me your address and I will send your prize out to you!