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Review: Dark Rebel by Becca Lusher

Published: March 2015 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Tales of the Aekhartain (Dark Rebellion #1) Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Smashwords Available: Amazon~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. A shadow lies over the marshes of Dumnonia. A man moves in the darkness. […]

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Brewing Community with Ian McHugh

Brewing Community is a series of guest posts in which readers, writers, artists and fans are invited to share their experiences of community. Whether online or in person, these groups bring a great deal of support and sometimes stress to their members. The aim of this series is to share the joy and find ways […]

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Review – Aurora: Meridian by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: September 2014 by Momentum Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #3 Genres: Science fiction, space opera Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available:Momentum ~ Amazon ~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers for previous books. Captain Saul Harris has found himself at a crossroads. Haunted by dreams of the dead, […]

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Brewing Community with Stephanie Gunn

Brewing Community is a series of guest posts in which readers, writers, artists and fans are invited to share their experiences of community. Whether online or in person, these groups bring a great deal of support and sometimes stress to their members. The aim of this series is to share the joy and find ways […]

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Halfway Gone

I’m generally a glass half full kind of person. The year might be half over already, but I find myself looking ahead with excitement. There’s a lot to look forward to. The first anniversary of this blog is coming up in August. I have some exciting guest posts lined up as part of the Brewing […]

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Mt TBR report: June 2015

June was an exceptionally busy month for work, so I’m a little surprised I got in as much reading as I did. Mt TBR actually shrunk! This was partly because I returned a couple of books I’d borrowed before things got busy, but I was also good about not picking up too many new books. Hopefully, […]

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Review: The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles

Published: September 2013 by Samhain Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: A Charm of Magpies #1 Genres: Historical fiction, fantasy, romance (m/m), erotica. Source: Amazon Available: Samhain Publishing (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But […]

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Loose-leaf Links for June

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces I’ve come across in the last month and share them with you over tea. Or, in this case, over something vaguely similar to tea. The vanilla rooibos came courtesy of my Monstrositea subscription. Awards News The Gemmell Awards are now open for voting. I […]

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Review: Saga, Volume 4

Published: December 2014 by Image Comics Format reviewed: Paperback, 152 pages Series: Saga #4 Genres: Science fantasy, space opera, speculative fiction, graphic novel Source: On loan from friends Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks Disclaimer:This review contains spoilers for previous volumes. SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family […]

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Once Upon A Time IX: epilogue

The Once Upon A Time IX reading challenge finishes on Sunday. I’m busy chasing deadlines and am not likely to squeeze in any more reading, so it is time for me to check in with how I went. To recap, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It is organised […]

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