Valentine, Jodi McAlister, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Valentine by Jodi McAlister

Published: January 2017 by Penguin Teen Australia Format reviewed: Paperback, 395 pages Series: Valentine #1 Genres: YA, fantasy Source: Slow Glass Books Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Strange and terrible things begin to happen to four teenagers — all born on […]

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Iron Goddess, Guan Yin, Guanyin, Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, loose-leaf tea, Adore Tea, Loose-leaf Links, Earl Grey Editing

Loose-leaf Links #44

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 Iron Goddess Tie Guan Yin from Adore Tea. Being an oolong, it’s a little heavier than green tea, though this one retains a […]

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Ashes, Amanda Pillar, Graced, Graced series, Venom and Vampires, paranormal romance collection, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Ashes by Amanda Pillar

Published: July 2017 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Venom and Vampires collection, Graced #2.2 Genres: Paranormal romance Source: Author 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. Aria Ash shouldn’t exist Born to […]

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My Current Podcast Playlist

I’m a podcast fiend. I find they’re a great way to keep me entertained while I’m doing housework. Over the last few years, I’ve ended up with quite a few shows to listen to. They fall into three broad categories: Books, Media and Culture This is far and away the biggest category. It includes podcasts […]

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Trust, Kylie Scott, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Trust by Kylie Scott

Published: Self-published in July 2017 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Young adult, contemporary romance Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available:Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Being young is all about the […]

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Amaretto, Tea Centre, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea, Earl Grey Editing

Loose-leaf Links #43

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 Amaretto from the Tea Centre. This flavoured black tastes strongly of marzipan, making it a favourite of mine. Follow Up Earlier this year, […]

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Corpselight, Angela Slatter, Verity Fassbinder, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea, Australian fantasy

Corpselight by Angela Slatter

Published: July 2017 by Jo Fletcher Books Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 386 pages Series: Verity Fassbinder #2 Genres: Urban fantasy Source: Hachette Australia Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this […]

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Retribution, War of the Gods, Jennifer Fallon, Corpselight, Verity Fassbinder, Angela Slatter, Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire, Wayward Children, Valentine, Jodi McAllister

Mt TBR report: June 2017

2017 is now half over and I have met my initial annual reading goal of 100 books. I’ve decided to go ahead and set a new target. Without the Aurealis Awards to spur me on, my reading pace has slowed, so I think 200 books isn’t realistic. However, 150 books should be achievable. June was […]

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Retribution by Jennifer Fallon

Published: May 2017 by Harper Voyager Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 420 pages Series: Hythrun Chronicles #8, The War of the Gods #2 Genres: Epic fantasy Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of […]

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Vic Market Mornings tea, McIver's, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea, Earl Grey Editing

Loose-leaf Links #42

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 one I picked up while at Continuum: Vic Market Mornings by McIver’s Tea and Coffee Merchants. I like my teas strong, but this […]

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