Strong Women In Fiction Giveaway

Strong Women in Fiction, a collaboration of women authors whose works feature strong female lead characters, is excited to bring you the 2017 Strong Women in Fiction Giveaway Hop from November 1 at 12:00 am EST to November 15 at 11:59 pm EST.

From November 1st to the 15th, you can check out over 30 different giveaways, all of which involve strong women in fiction. Giveaway items include books featuring strong female characters (like Stella Blunt!), artwork depicting strong women, or prizes that in some way support female authors.

Any questions?

What do you mean by ‘strong’?

A strong heroine can be physically strong (*cough*Stella*cough*), emotionally strong, in a position of power, capable of stupendous magic, whatever. There are lots of ways for women to be powerful, and we celebrate them all.

How do I enter?

Each author has their own giveaway. Some are as simple as clicking the link and collecting the prize – in my case, a free download of Chemistry, the first in the Stella Blunt series.

“Stella is no Bella” – School Library Journal

“Stella is not an easy character to like, which is why it’s so great to see her lowering her guard and learning to trust.” IndieReader Discovery Awards (Winner for Humor 2017)

“…overflowing with wit… a fast-moving and very fun zombie blood-fest that challenges ideas about femininity and teenage love.”

So check out the linky below and hop over to each author’s site, and you can enter whichever giveaways strike your fancy. Enter one, none, or all!


The Amazing Paperback Giveaway – Enter Now!

Imagine walking to your mailbox and finding package after package containing awesome new books to read. A grand total of twelve of them, in fact. And one of them is Chemistry!

Now is your chance to win all twelve paperbacks, and there are SIXTY FIVE ways to enter.


U.S. Residents Only can enter (as a Canadian, this makes me sad, but the majority have spoken).
One winner with receive all twelve books. Each author is responsible for sending their book to the winner.
One winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the contest.
Contest dates: 9/1/17 – 9/22/17

Good luck!

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International Women’s Day: 25 Free Books Featuring “Nasty Women”

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and in celebration, I’ve arranged a multi-genre giveaway of twenty-five books featuring bad-ass heroines. Whether they’re magic users discovering their inner power, steampunk inventors disguised as men, or ruthless assassins, these women stand on their own two feet and get things done.

Browse the whole list or jump straight to your favourite genre to meet these kick-ass “nasty” women and collect the books that interest you for FREE!

YA and Romance are included under their sub-genres.

I have tagged LGBT Lit, Own Voices Lit etc.



Science Fiction/Dystopian




Women’s Lit/Urban Fiction


*All authors involved in this giveaway have agreed to keep their books free for at least the next week, and some may keep their links active even longer, so if you’re late to the party don’t fret – give the links a try anyway!*


Crime Thriller

A deadly assassin. A perpetual target. A double-cross she never saw coming… Leine eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. Is their boss is setting them up for a fall?

The Heroine:

Leine Basso is no shrinking violet. Formerly an elite assassin for a shadow government agency, now she’s going after the lowest of the low: human traffickers, ivory poachers, cartel thugs, and pedophiles.

Crime Fiction

Four days before Thanksgiving, the dead body of a paralegal is found dumped on a residential street in Midtown Detroit. A receipt for two cups of coffee in the gutter near her body leads Detectives Zannos and Wong to the New Delhi Donut Shop. Questions arise – who killed her, and why did the murderer break her fingers and move her body?

The Heroine:

Detroit Detective Jill Zannos is a no-nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, a strange boyfriend, and mystic powers inherited from her Greek grandmother that enhances her crime solving success.

Science Fiction/Apocalyptic

Military Dystopian

In a world devastated by disease and ripped apart by a changing climate, countries struggle for control of resources while fighting to maintain order.

Even if it means fighting their own citizens.

The Heroine:

Arinna Prescot is a top notch military strategist and diplomat. Without her, Europe would fall to an enemy that succeeds in destroying much of the world.


Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone never cared much for boys. She’s too fixated on corsets or engines to give them much notice. But proper ladies don’t spend their days reinventing the steam engine, so Lady Ruth needs to create a new persona…
The Owl: Britain’s Greatest Inventor.

The Heroine:

Ruth is autistic and a brilliant inventor. She hates changes to her routine, strange foods, and dealing with people. But that
doesn’t mean that she’s not capable of thinking outside the box to solve her
problems. #OwnVoices

Science Fiction

A gambling debt gone wrong, and a pirate captain on the trail of her father’s killer. India “Indy” Jackson is in trouble with the Jovian Mafia, and desperate to close a black market deal for Helium Three. When her pilot disappears, she must find a way to handle the Mafia on her own.

The Heroine:

Snarky, snarky, unafraid and street smart, Indy is on the trail of her father’s killer, and she isn’t about to let anything stop her. She takes no prisoners in her deals and needs no man to help her.


Science Fiction Thriller

What if you woke up knowing how to do your job, but not your own name? What if you had to rely on other people to tell you who you were?

What if you thought they were wrong?

The Heroine:

Em Fallon is the security chief and second in command of Dragonfire Station.  She’s also a master at knife-throwing and hand-to-hand combat! #LGBTQ

Science Fiction

The alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, languishes in a maximum-security prison. His life sentence should spell emotional freedom for the assassin, Zara Itani, but true to her contrary nature, she travels the solitary and hazardous path from hate to love even though it is far too late for her and Danyael.

The Heroine:

Zara Itani is an assassin: Practical, focused, determined and dangerous. Shes also cynical, borderline paranoid, and tends to shoot before asking questions–and that’s on a good day, after she’s had her coffee and put on her make-up.

Science Fiction

A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss. A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction. A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside. A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri. Could these catastrophes possibly be related? 

The Heroine:

Dacey Livingstone is a kick-ass geologist who wears a hat that reads, “Schist Happens”. She risks life and limb to uncover the secrets of the most dangerous objects ever to threaten our universe.


Lucia Ashta

YA Fantasy

Magic is dangerous. It can get you killed.
But magic is coming for Clara. She can choose the safe path, or she can claim her power and face all the dangers it comes with.

The Heroine:

Clara’s parents want to treat her like property and marry her off to a man she’s never met. But she won’t stand for that – Clara has better ideas.


Cianne Wyland leads a double life. No one in House Staerleigh would suspect that the meek woman on whom they heap their disdain is a
gatherer of secrets. But Cianne
 never expected to find evidence implicating her own father in a conspiracy. The only person she can turn to for help is Kila – a man who has no idea who she really is.

The Heroine:

Cianne is underestimated because of her lack of gods-given gifts. She uses this to her advantage, training herself to become a skilled fighter and acrobat, using her skills to collect their secrets and uncover the corruption at her House’s core.

Paranormal Romance

 Sanura Williams, psychology professor, is unprepared when Special Agent Assefa Berber enters her life, hunting a preternatural serial killer. In a world where all is not as it seems, Sanura and Assefa must battle the gods’ first creations – vile predators who threaten the safety of humans. 

The Heroine:

Sanura Williams is smart, sexy, and capable of harnessing the most dangerous element on the planet. She is the Fire Witch of Legend–blazing, raging, untamable. #WoC #OwnVoices

Paranormal Romance

 Being a socially awkward, sarcastic orphan wasn’t easy for Freya Snow, but it had nothing on demon attacks.
When she first discovers her magical heritage, Freya doesn’t realize that there is a far darker side to this new world, and powerful enemies are after her head.

The Heroine:

Freya’s always just a few sarcastic comments from picking herself back up and standing her ground, especially when her friends are in danger.
What’s the harm in a few minor (or major) stab wounds?

Paranormal Action/Adventure

Librarian. Assassin. Vampire. Raised to eat ethically, Amber dines only on delicious, cold-blooded killers. And then, she gets the perfect job offer: Assassin. She’d be paid to eat the world’s worst butchers. How ideal.
Until it isn’t.

The Heroine:

Amber Fang is a quick-witted vampire who uses her librarian research skills to hunt down killers Dexter-style and take them out… for dinner.

YA Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Seluna doesn’t know why she was admitted to an all-female insane asylum. She doesn’t know how she makes inanimate objects come to life. And she can’t figure out the reason for the sadistic experiments on girls here—many of whom are never heard from again.

The Heroine:

 Seluna isn’t about to accept the rigid stereotypes and punishments for women who “act out” in this Victorian England otherworld. She’ll have to use cunning and powers no one knows she has to discover why she was sent to Silver Hill.

YA Fantasy

In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse: A creature which seeks to destroy 16-year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses.

The Heroines:

A girl with forbidden magic, a Water Priestess who defies her church to protect her, and a girl who helps them both: it’s a triad of strong women!


Hunted and desperate, Ella, former Luminess of the Blue Mountain Realm, must evade her pursuers and fulfill a mission given by the gods. She carries a strange, otherworldly device, the purpose of which she does not know. Her only aid is her sharp intelligence . . . that, and a devoted soldier named Rathan, who has sworn to protect her.

The Heroine:

Ella, the former ruler of her people is on the run from the man who deposed her. Her fierce will and independent spirit are enough to turn impossible odds into a harrowing flight through dangerous snow-covered woods.

C.L. Lynch

Zombie Rom-Com

Snarky, seventeen-year-old Stella Blunt doesn’t make friends easily. The only person in her new school who likes her is the shy geek in her Chemistry class. He loves her brains, but then again, he’s a zombie. Can Stella take on first love, or will she have to take it out with a chain saw?

The Heroine:

Stella is large, loud, and foul-mouthed with a big chip on her shoulder. She finds kung fu and witty banter easy – it’s learning how to trust other people that she finds hard.

Post Apocalyptic Romance

Kidnapping her was the worst mistake he ever made.
Dangerous outlaw, Lucius Wade, lives only for revenge. But when he kidnaps a girl in order to lure an old friend into a trap, he discovers that he may have bitten off more than he can chew…

The Heroine:

Riley Kincaid has learned how to stand on her own two feet in the brutal Wasteland she calls home, and she has no intention of being your standard “kidnapped damsel in distress”. She’s about to turn alpha hero kidnap tropes on their heads.

Children’s Fantasy/Dystopian

In 2067, a mysterious SOS is sent into space. Wise One and Kriaka Adi, leaders of their tribes, are battling against the evil Dragons. Princess Reena, the future Queen of a faraway planet, is dispatched to aid the last humans on Earth.

The Heroines:

This whole story is chock full of powerful women, from magic-using leaders to powerful extraterrestrials.

Paranormal Romance

Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins. The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare – a purpose.

The Heroine:

Nava Katz doesn’t take no for an answer. She’s a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess. When she finds herself in an all-male secret society, she has to challenge a lot of preconceived notions about what makes a hero.


Women’s Lit

High school outcast Cass uses the secrets her ghostly friends dig up to expose the lies and backstabbing between her fellow students. Then the popular student council V.P. discovers her secret and unexpectedly asks her for help. She’s surprised to find he’s not so bad—and he’s in more trouble than anyone else suspects. Is it time to give the living another chance?

The Heroine:

Cass takes “Mean Girls” to the next level, using her ghostly friends to reveal secrets that need to be told. She is comfortable with herself and doesn’t care what other people think.


Nelly has a mission—to make the Internet beautiful. After a failed presentation at the office, she turns to the world of hacking. When her lavish designs begin to appear on high-profile websites, the Internet starts to pay attention. Nelly’s work goes viral as the multitudes read political and social messages into her decorations. Is she headed for trouble?

The Heroine:

Nelly knows she is right, and when her ideas are laughed at, she charges ahead anyway… even if her off-kilter sense of style lands her in cyber trouble.


A romantic comedy about a woman who finds there is more to Belly dancing than a  costume and more to life than a partner.

The Heroine:

Sheryl is an overweight woman of thirty five. Her ego has been battered by a bad romance and an over-bearing mother, and for a while Sheryl drowns her sorrows in alcohol. But Sheryl has a talent for DIY, is as comfortable with a drill as she is with a whisky, and she can also belly dancing like a goddess.