12 Days of Christmas fun & giveaways

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Day 3 – Cassandra O’Leary

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me…a whole lot of festive ebooks! And a $50 Amazon gift card giveaway!

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas promotion. I’m Cassandra O’Leary, redheaded Melbourne girl, coffee/wine lover and romcom writer extraordinaire (I might have to print that on my business cards).

I’m super excited to be part of this promotion with so many fabulous romance authors from Australia and New Zealand. Jingle my bells!

All the stops on the 12 Days of Christmas promotion are below:

Day 1 – Kris Pearson

Day 2 – Joanne Dannon

Day 3 – Cassandra O’Leary (You Are Here!)

Day 4 – Annie Seaton

Day 5 – Monique McDonell

Day 6 – Kate O’Keeffe

Day 7 – Cathryn Hein

Day 8 – Tracey Alvarez

Day 9 – Leeanna Morgan

Day 10 – Wendy Vella

Day 11 – Charmaine Ross

Day 12 – Aislinn Kearns

Visit them all and you’ll have the chance to win books and you can also enter the $50 Amazon gift card giveaway.

** This giveaway is now closed and winners have been contacted.**

Heart Note: A Christmas romcom novella

I have a new release romantic comedy novella, Heart Note, to tell you about today. It’s a little bit festive, a little bit naughty and a little bit nice. It’s getting some great reviews so far.

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Heart Note is set in the world of a perfume counter at a department store in the lead-up to Christmas, there’s hijinks and baubles, plenty of sexy Santa costumes and a smouldering hot Greek-Australian god (okay, a security guard/ex-cop, but he’s got that Zeus-like thing going on).

This novella has been rocking the charts since its release on 6 November, hitting the top 50 Humour Fiction bestseller list on Amazon Australia, and the New and Hot Releases Humor Fiction lists on Amazon US, UK and France!


A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy Christmas novella, perfect for fans of Love Actually . . . from the award-winning author of Girl on a Plane.

Love is like a fine perfume. The top note draws you in, an instant attraction, but the Heart Note is the true essence. Like true love – a great perfume should be a woman’s perfect match.

At least, that’s what perfume counter manager, Lily Lucas, tells her customers in one of Australia’s largest department stores.

It’s almost Christmas, the store is bedecked with baubles and Lily has about eleventy billion gifts to wrap and sell. She and her team of spritzer chicks are glamorous, professional and hoping they don’t have to wear the hideous red onesies and reindeer antlers the store manager has in mind.

The high point of Lily’s work life is Christos Cyriakos, ex-cop, security guard, possible Greek god. He’s a mystery box she’d love to unwrap. But can she trust him?

All Lily wants for Christmas is to kiss Christos (and more), catch a band of thieves running amok in the store, and live happily ever after. Is that too much to wish for?

Buy now from Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Google Play Books and more stores.

Universal link to all stores – books2read.com/HeartNote



** My giveaway is now closed. I have drawn two winners and contacted them by email — Karen Teasdale and Jill Broussard — check your inboxes!**


Because it’s nearly Christmas and I’m feeling generous and stuff, I’m running a giveaway!

I’m giving away:

  • 1 x ebook copy of Heart Note AND
  • 1 x ebook copy of Girl on a Plane (my debut HarperCollins UK romantic comedy/contemporary romance novel).

I’ll select a winner for each prize and contact them individually on or just after 13 December 2017.

To enter:

Sign-up for my newsletter list by completing the form on this website and leave a comment on this blog post. If you’re already on my newsletter list, just comment!

Tell me…have you been naughty or nice and what do you want for Christmas? COMMENT BELOW!


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  1. I’ve been nice and I’m hoping for a few new books to read over the Christmas break since I am lucky to have 6 weeks off with the kids this year, unfortunately Hubby has to work.

    • Yay, Catherine! I hope Santa brings you lots of books and quiet time to read them. I’ll have my kids home too, so I hope I get at least a little reading time.

  2. Already receiving your newsletter. I’ve been very nice this year and would love to read Heart Note for Christmas! It sounds perfect for me since I’m in the cosmetics and fragrance business. Thankyou for the opportunity!

  3. Just signed up for your newsletter. Well mostly I’ve been nice, but in all honesty there were a few occasions when I delved to the level of other’s bad behaviour rather than rising above it. What I’d really like for Christmas is to discover the offending appliance that has spiked our electricity bill and to have it replaced quickly. That way I can return to reading wonderful books, which always makes me feel great and be a nicer person! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Dianne, I know what you mean…I’ve been mostly nice too but sometimes a few naughty words escape if I’m dealing with things like appliances that don’t work properly. Like my washing machine right now! But I do hope you get your reading time.

  4. I am already receiving your newsletter 🙂 I have been nice (most of the time) and I am hoping to see my family over Christmas

    • Haha Ann-maree, I think I fall into that category too. I’m with you on the great time and yummy food too. Thinking of making homemade chocolates… Mmmm.

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  6. You are a new author to me. I have signed up for your newsletter. I have been good and wish for good health for my family for 2018. Merry Christmas to you.

  7. I’m already get your newsletter- I’ve been mostly nice- I want to go to the Galápagos next year for a Christmas present

  8. I’ve been nice and I want whoever broke into my dads house a couple nights ago and ransacked it to be caught. If I catch them I won’t stay on the nice list.

  9. Ive been nice and I just my moms health to improve so she will be around for Christmas this yr ( we thought last yr would be her last Christmas) with all the family.

  10. I have been nice this year because I have flown to different states to help family members with their different medical issues. I even babysat for a week while the parents went to say goodbye to a parent and stayed for the funeral.

  11. I signed up! I’ve been nice! I didn’t really want anything this year that stands out more than anything else. My hubby did get me the Outlander Series wine yesterday and said it was early Christmas gift.

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