RIP XIII

  Happy Halloween! I admit I don’t really celebrate, but it is a wonderful excuse to wear some awesome manicures. Of course, the arrival of Halloween means that the 13th Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge is coming to a close. In case you have forgotten, this is basically an excuse to read as much as […]

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Ida, Alison Evans, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Ida by Alison Evans

Next weekend I’ll be attending Continuum, a speculative fiction convention held in Melbourne. Whenever I’m attending a convention, I always like to try to review something by one of the Guests of Honour. This year, Continuum is playing host to Alison Evans, one of Australia’s up-and-coming talents in YA SFF. Their debut novel Ida won […]

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The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Published: February 2018 by Gollancz Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Belles #1 Genres: Fantasy, YA, horror Source: NetGalley Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Camellia Beauregard […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Under the Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng, Gothic horror, Angry Robot Books. historical fantasy, books and tea, tea and books

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Published: October 2017 by Angry Robot Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Historical fantasy, Gothic horror Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Catherine Helstone’s brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news […]

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Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L. Hannett, Angela Slatter, Ticonderoga Publications, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter

Published: 2012 by Ticonderoga Publications Format reviewed: Paperback, 319 pages Genres: Dark fantasy, horror, historical fantasy Source: Bought from Ticonderoga Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords The gods are dead, but will not be forgotten. […]

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Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow

Published: July 2011 by St. Martin’s Griffin Format reviewed: Paperback, 539 pages Genres: Urban fantasy, horror Source: Library Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales […]

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The Grief Hole, Kaaron Warren, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren

Published: July 2016 by IFWG Publishing Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 336 pages Genres: Supernatural, psychological horror Source: Library Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo There are many grief holes. There’s the grief hole you fall into when a loved […]

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Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, Kaaron Warren, Deborah Biancotti, Cat Sparks, horror anthology, books and tea

Ishtar edited by Amanda Pillar & K.V. Taylor

Published: November 2011 by Morrigan Books Format reviewed: Paperback, 262 pages Genres: Horror, sci-fi, speculative fiction Source: Pulp Fiction Books Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, Once Upon A Time X, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Disclaimer: A few of the contributors are acquaintances. I have done my best […]

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Mt TBR report: October 2014

September saw Mt TBR tower ever higher. As expected, Conflux contributed significantly, though wasn’t solely to blame. I’m just not reading as much at the moment and I shudder to think what Mt TBR would have looked like without Dewey’s read-a-thon to get it a little more under control. Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ […]

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