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Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch, Ancillary Justice, Hugo Awards, science fiction, sci-fi, SFF

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

Published: October 2015 by Orbit Format reviewed: Paperback, 336 pages Series: Imperial Radch #3 Genres: Science fiction Source: Dymocks Reading Challenges: #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. For a moment, things seem to be under […]

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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 […]

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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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Mt TBR, History and Fiction, Gillian Polack, Binti, Nnedi Okorafor, Aradia, Charles Leland, Seanan McGuire, Discount Armageddon, Midnight Blue-light Special, InCryptid, tea cup, tea and books

Mt TBR report: June 2016

  Entries for the Aurealis Awards started coming in this month. It has been a challenge to juggle them with reading for the Hugos and reading review books. However, I’m doing a decent job of keeping up with the Aurealis reading and the voting deadline for the Hugos is in a month. Things should ease […]

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The Blackmail Blend, Livia Day, Cafe La Femme, the art of tea, Tabitha Blend, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

The Blackmail Blend by Livia Day

Published: June 2015 by Deadlines Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Cafe La Femme #1.5 Genres: Crime Source: Bought direct from publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Publisher (tea and e-book) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo Disclaimer:This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Six romance writers Five secrets Four […]

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Ember, Bettie Sharpe, Cinderella retelling, fairytale retelling, erotic fairytale, fantasy, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks, Once Upon A Time X, Earl Grey Editing

Ember by Bettie Sharpe

Published: Self-published in November 2007 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, fairytale, romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks, Once Upon A Time X Available: Amazon ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Everyone loves Prince Charming. They have to–he’s cursed. Every man must respect him. Every woman must desire him. One look, and all is lost. Ember would […]

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The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, historical fiction, Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm, fairytales

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

Published: March 2013 by Random House Australia Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 538 pages Genres: Historical Fiction Source: Pulp Fiction Books Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, Once Upon A Time X, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Dortchen Wild fell in love […]

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Seveneves, Neal Stephenson, Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut's Windlass, The Cinder Spires, The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin, Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, books and tea, Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR

Mt TBR report: May 2016

May was a challenging month for reading. It got off to a slow start, thanks to the way I binge-watched two seasons of Daredevil on Netflix. It also didn’t help that May unofficially turned into the month of chunksters, particularly when the Hugo nominees for Best Novel arrived from the library. My #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats are looking reasonable. My […]

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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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