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Earl Grey Editing, 2017 Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges

If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you probably know I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. Many of the ones in which I participate are seasonal or only run for a short time. However, I usually sign up for a couple of year-long challenges, just to keep things interesting. 2016 Challenge […]

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Aurora Decima, Amanda Bridgeman, science fiction, sci-fi, space opera, Earl Grey Editing, book review, books and tea, tea and books

Aurora: Decima by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: Self-published in November 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #6 Genres: Science fiction, space opera, military sci-fi Source: Author Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~  Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review contains spoilers for previous books. […]

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Den of Wolves, Juliet Marillier, Blackthorn and Grim, fantasy, historical fantasy, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Published: October 2016 by PanMacmillan Australia Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 418 pages Series: Blackthorn and Grim #3 Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this […]

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Flameout, Keri Arthur, urban fantasy, phoenix, books and tea, Earl Grey Editing

Flameout by Keri Arthur

Published: July 2016 by Piatkus Format reviewed: Paperback, 360 pages Series: Souls of Fire #3 Genres: Urban fantasy Source: Hachette Australia Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in […]

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The Wizardry of Jewish Women, Gillian Polack, Satalyte Publishing, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

The Wizardry of Jewish Women by Gillian Polack

Published: September 2016 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fiction, fantasy, magic realism Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author is a friend. I have done […]

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Winning Lord West, Anna Campbell, Dashing Widows, tea and books, Regency romance

Winning Lord West by Anna Campbell

Published: Self-published in April 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Dashing Widows #3 Genres: Romance, Regency romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016,  #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Spirited Helena, Countess of Crewe, knows all about profligate rakes; she was married to one for nine years […]

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Wicked Embers, Keri Arthur, Souls of Fire, urban fantasy, book review, Melbourne, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books

Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Published: July 2015 by Piatkus Format reviewed: Paperback, 375 pages Series: Souls of Fire Genres: Urban fantasy Source: Gift Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Keri Arthur, New York Times bestselling author […]

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Tempting Mr Townsend, Anna Campbell, Dashing Widows, Earl Grey Editing, romance, Regency romance, tea and books

Tempting Mr Townsend by Anna Campbell

Published: Self-published in February 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Dashing Widows #2 Genres: Romance, Regency romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks  Available:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Beauty – and the Beast? When Anthony Townsend bursts into Lady Deerham’s fashionable Mayfair mansion demanding the return of his orphaned nephew, the lovely […]

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Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, Hear Me Roar, Liz Grzyb, Vigil, Angela Slatter, The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon, Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie, mid-year best books

2016 mid-year check-in

While 2016 has been a bit of a rough year for most, it has been rather kind to me so far. It afforded me the chance to attend Contact2016, as well as participate in voting for the Hugo Awards and judging the Aurealis Awards for the very first time. It has been challenging in the […]

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Survivor, Amanda Pillar, Graced, novella, urban fantasy, vampires, hot chocolate, Earl Grey Editing

Survivor by Amanda Pillar

Published: Self-published in July 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Graced #1.5 Genres: Fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ iBooks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Billie Young is a city […]

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