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Loose-leaf Links #51

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Quince Tea from Mrs Oldbucks Pantry. As the name suggests, it has a sweet, fruity flavour, thanks to the mallow blossoms and cornflower […]

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Not Your Sidekick, C.B. Lee, Sidekick Squad, Duet Books, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee

Published: October 2017 by Duet Books Format reviewed: Paperback, 286 pages Series: Sidekick Squad #2 Genres: Science fiction, YA Source: Library Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Bells Broussard thought he had […]

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Podcasts, Earl Grey Editing

Audiobooks

One of my goals this year was to try audiobooks. They’d never particularly appealed to me; I had podcasts and music for the times my hands were busy and books for the times my hands weren’t busy. However, I ended up with some eyestrain while judging the Aurealis Awards last year. I found the experience […]

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The Magician's Keeper, Nicola E. Sheridan, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Magician’s Keeper by Nicola E. Sheridan

Published: November 2017 by Escape Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy romance Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In a world where people judge one another by […]

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Mother of Invention, Twelfth Planet Press, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Rivqa Rafael

New Berth in Mother of Invention

I’m delighted to announce I’ve sold a story to Twelfth Planet Press for their forthcoming anthology Mother of Invention. The book will be edited by Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts and contains stories about gender, AI and robots. From their pitch on Kickstarter: From Pygmalion and Galatea to Frankenstein, Ex Machina and Person of […]

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Loose-leaf Links #50

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is China Rose from Adore Tea. It’s pretty much as it says on the box. Rose has a strong scent and can be a […]

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One Dark Throne, Kendare Blake, Three Dark Crowns, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Published: September 2017 by Macmillan Children’s Books Format reviewed: Paperback, 448 pages Series: Three Dark Crowns #2 Genres: Dark fantasy, YA Source: Pan Macmillan Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for […]

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Mt TBR, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea, Provenance, Ann Leckie, One Dark Throne, Kendare Blake, The Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman, Not Your Villain, C.B. Lee, Skip Beat, Yoshiki Nakamura, Three Dark Crowns, Phasma, Delilah S. Dawson, Star Wars

Mt TBR Report: October 2017

With two months left to go, I think I can give up on any vague hope I had of breaking even on Mt TBR this year. Though, to be fair, October is both birthday month and Conflux, so I didn’t really stand a chance. Fortunately, my other reading goals are looking good. The first was […]

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Provenance, Ann Leckie, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Provenance by Ann Leckie

Published: September 2017 by Orbit Format reviewed: Trade Paperback, 441 pages Genres: Science fiction Source: Library Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artefacts prized by her […]

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Earl Grey Darjeeling, Lupicia, Earl Grey Editing

Loose-leaf Links #49

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is a Earl Grey Darjeeling from Lupicia. It’s some of the best quality tea I’ve had in a while and the bergamot perfume is […]

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