Australian SF awards season

There has been so much controversy surrounding the shortlist for the Hugo Awards over the last couple of weeks that international readers may be forgiven for thinking it was the only speculative fiction awards news of any note. However, Australian readers will know this is certainly not the case. Over the Easter weekend, the Australian National […]

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Review: The Dagger of Dresnia by Satima Flavell

Published: April 2014 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Talismans #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Satalyte Publishing Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015, Once Upon A Time IX Available: Satalyte Publishing(electronic and print) Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Queen Ellyria […]

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Interview with Becca Lusher

Becca Lusher and I have been friends for over a decade. I was thrilled when she started self-publishing because it meant the wider world would get a chance to meet some of my favourite characters. She recently released a new novel Dark Rebel and to celebrate I invited her for a chat. So to kick things […]

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Review: Unbound and Free by Becca Lusher

Published: July 2014 by Smashwords Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Tales of the Aekhartain (Historical Aekhartain #1) Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Smashwords Reading Challenges: Once Upon A Time IX Available: Amazon ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. Demairo’s life is far from easy. […]

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Mt TBR report: March 2015

March has me well on the way to a record year in terms of the number of books I’ve read. I think I can safely say that this blog has had a definite impact on my reading patterns. However, as with last month, I’m still acquiring books faster than I’m reading them. The pile in […]

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Review – Aurora: Darwin by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: 2013 by Momentum Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #1 Genres: Science fiction Source: From the publisher via NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ Kobo ~ Print Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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Loose-leaf Links for March

Follow up Readers intrigued by my review of Amanda Pillar’s Graced may be interested to know she has been doing a number of guest posts recently. You can find links on her blog. My pick is her post about juggling writing and editing. Awards news The Australian Romance Readers Awards were presented on 7 March. The full list […]

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Once Upon A Time IX

While I was busy with event reviews, the equinox slipped past me and with it the start of Once Upon A Time. Organised by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It runs from 21 March to 21 June and there are a number […]

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Event Reviews: Noted and You Are Here

Earl Grey Editing is taking a bit of a break from book reviewing this week while I recover from my weekend. I spent it attending the You Are Here festival and its literary branch Noted as a volunteer event reviewer for Scissors Paper Pen. A big thank you to Leife Shallcross for bringing the opportunity to […]

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Guest post: On Serialised Fiction

  You may remember Lynn from the book discussion we had last month on Some Kind of Fairy Tale. She recently released her novel A Promise Broken, which first appeared in serial form on her blog. In honour of the occasion, I have invited her to share a bit about her experiences with serialised fiction. Serialised fiction isn’t […]

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