Viral Airwaves, Claudie Arsenault, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Viral Airwaves by Claudie Arsenault

Published: Self-published in November 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi), 2nd ed. Genres: Speculative fiction, LGBTQIA Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble~ Kobo Henry Schmitt wants nothing more than a quiet life and a daily ration of instant noodles. At least until he learns the terrible secret that drove […]

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Loose-leaf Links, loose leaf tea, the Tea Centre, Ritz Carlton,

Loose-leaf Links #34

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Ritz Carlton from the Tea Centre. It’s a black tea flavoured with caramel, vanilla and apricot, sweet without being overpowering. Awards News Awards season […]

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With Roses in Their Hair, Kayla Bashe, Tam Lin retelling, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea, science fantasy

With Roses in Their Hair by Kayla Bashe

Published: Self-published in November 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Romance, science-fiction, fantasy, fairytale retelling Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available:Amazon A F/F sci-fantasy retelling of the child ballad Tam Lin. Released as a tribute to the life and works of academic “tam-nonlinear” and to raise awareness of the adoptable cats they posted […]

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Aurealis Awards, Clariel, Garth Nix, tea and books

Aurealis nominations and the Convenors’ Award for Excellence

The shortlists for the Aurealis Awards were announced yesterday. Congratulations to all of the nominees! It was a delight to witness the celebrations on social media, particularly among the first-timers. I found the experience surprisingly hard as a judge. I just want to shake everyone and rave about these wonderful stories, but will need to […]

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Among Galactic Ruins, Anna Hackett, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books, sci-fi romance

Among Galactic Ruins by Anna Hackett

Published: Self-published in August 2015 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Phoenix Adventures #0.5 Genres: Romance, sci-fi, adventure Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017, Read My Valentine Available:Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Kobo ~ Smashwords When astro-archeologist and museum curator Dr. Lexa Carter discovers a secret map […]

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GUFF Interview: Donna Maree Hanson

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 1 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles, historical romance, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

Wanted, A Gentleman by KJ Charles

Published: January 2017 by Riptide Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Historical romance, LGBTQIA Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest […]

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Loose-leaf Links, Earl Grey Editing. Salamanca Blend, The Art of Tea, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #33

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is the Salamanca Blend from The Art of Tea. A mix of green and black, it’s a light tea with a strong combination of fruity […]

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Hold Me, Courtney Milan, Cyclone, Earl Grey Editing

Hold Me by Courtney Milan

Published: Self-published in October 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Cyclone #2 Genres: Contemporary romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Jay na Thalang is a demanding, driven genius. He doesn’t know how to stop or even slow down. The […]

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Mt TBR Wrap-up: January 2017

2017 got off to an epic start. With the deadline for Aurealis judging breathing down my neck, I’ve been tearing through the books faster than I’ve been acquiring them. At the rate I’m going, I should have no trouble making it to 100 books by the end of the year. In fact, I’m thinking of […]

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