The Australian Women Writers Challenge is proud to offer you the chance to win  three fabulous books by an Australian woman writer this Australia Day!

**Only Australian residents are eligible to enter. You may enter to win one or more of the books offered – separate entries are required.**

Karen M. Davis was a New South Wales police officer for twenty years. Completing her training at the police academy in 1987, Karen started her career on the streets of Newtown.  She then moved on to work as a detective and undercover operative in a variety of sections, all of which specialised in the investigation of organised crime. When Karen left the force six years ago her mother (author of twelve novels, the late Lynne Wilding) encouraged her to write about her experiences.  SINISTER INTENT‘ was released in August 2013

For eight years Lexie Rogers has been a uniform cop in Sydney’s red light district, Kings Cross. Having survived a violent knife attack, she’s witnessed far more than most cops her age. Now she’s back at work as the newest member of the Bondi Junction detectives’ office and ready to start again. One of her first jobs is to execute a search warrant at a bikie clubhouse, one of the two local gangs in the eastern suburbs. What she uncovers begins a chilling investigation into a vicious world where loyalty is deadly and unwavering and can’t be bought . . . Or can it? Lexie forms an unlikely alliance with one of the bikies, who’s realised his family’s in danger. But what neither of them knows is that Lexie is the one who’s in too deep. She knows too much. And as the stakes get personal, it seems the secret bond she has with a big bad bikie could be the one thing that’ll save her life.

Karen M. Davis has generously offered one print edition of Sinister Intent to giveaway. CLOSED

Anna Romer grew up in a family of book-lovers and yarn-tellers, which inspired her lifelong love affair with stories. A graphic artist by trade, she also spent many years travelling the globe stockpiling story material from the Australian outback, then Asia, New Zealand, Europe and America. When she’s not writing (or falling in love with another book), Anna is an avid gardener, knitter, bushwalker and conservationist. She lives on a remote bush property in northern NSW. THORNWOOD HOUSE was released in September 2013.

When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War Two medic – Samuel Riordan, the homestead’s former occupant – and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him. But as Audrey digs deeper into Samuel’s story, she discovers he was accused of bashing to death a young woman on his return from the war in 1946. When she learns about other unexplained deaths in recent years – one of them a young woman with injuries echoing those of the first victim – she begins to suspect that the killer is still very much alive. And now Audrey, thanks to her need to uncover the past, has provided him with good reason to want to kill again.

Anna Romer has generously offered one print edition of Thornwood House to giveaway CLOSED

Magabala Books is Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.Since its incorporation in 1990, Magabala Books has been recognised as a producer of quality Indigenous Australian literature receiving accolades in prestigious literary and national achievement awards.  As one of the most respected small publishing houses in Australia, Magabala Books works as a non-for-profit organisation to preserve, develop and promote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Magabala Books has released more than one hundred titles from a range of genres, of which RUBY MOONLIGHT by Ali Cobby Eckermann is one.

Winner of the black&write! kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship, the Deadly Award Outstanding Achievement in Literature and the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and Book of the Year Award in the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary and History Awards, Ruby Moonlight is a verse novel that centres around the impact of colonisation in mid-north South Australia around 1880. Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby’s courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons.

Magabala Books is generously offer reader the opportunity to win one print edition of Ruby Moonlight. CLOSED

Entries close Tuesday Jan 28th 2014. Winners will be drawn with and notified via email.

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