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Twist, Kylie Scott, Dive Bar, contemporary romance, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Twist by Kylie Scott

Published: April 2017 by Pan Macmillan Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 273 pages Series: Dive Bar #2 Genres: Contemporary romance Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with […]

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Mt TBR report: March 2017

March was the first full calendar month where I didn’t have any reading to do for the Aurealis Awards. My reading rate subsequently took a plunge, but I remain happy, especially since there were a lot of good books this month. And things are likely to pick up again, now that the shortlists for the […]

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Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Published: March 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Strange the Dreamer #1 Genres: Epic fantasy, YA romance Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~ 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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Humanity for Beginners, Faith Mudge, Less Than Three Press, lesbian werewolves, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge

Published: February 2017 by Less Than Three Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Contemporary fantasy, LGBTQIA Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gloria […]

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Mt TBR report: February 2017

The first half of February continued January’s frantic pace as I concentrated on finishing all the remaining Aurealis nominations. The second half slowed down to a somewhat more manageable pace. Since I’m over halfway towards my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I’ve decided to revise the goal up to 150. My other personal […]

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Read My Valentine, Earl Grey Editing, romance reading challenge

Read My Valentine 2017 Wrap-up

During February I ran Read My Valentine. Ordinarily, it’s my excuse to read and review as many romance novels as I can manage, but I was still reading for the Aurealis Awards until almost midway through the month. So, this year I took a slightly different approach and concentrated on reviewing work that represented a […]

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With Roses in Their Hair, Kayla Bashe, Tam Lin retelling, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea, science fantasy

With Roses in Their Hair by Kayla Bashe

Published: Self-published in November 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Romance, science-fiction, fantasy, fairytale retelling Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available:Amazon A F/F sci-fantasy retelling of the child ballad Tam Lin. Released as a tribute to the life and works of academic “tam-nonlinear” and to raise awareness of the adoptable cats they posted […]

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Among Galactic Ruins, Anna Hackett, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books, sci-fi romance

Among Galactic Ruins by Anna Hackett

Published: Self-published in August 2015 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Phoenix Adventures #0.5 Genres: Romance, sci-fi, adventure Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017, Read My Valentine Available:Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Kobo ~ Smashwords When astro-archeologist and museum curator Dr. Lexa Carter discovers a secret map […]

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Wanted, A Gentleman, KJ Charles, historical romance, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

Wanted, A Gentleman by KJ Charles

Published: January 2017 by Riptide Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Historical romance, LGBTQIA Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest […]

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Hold Me, Courtney Milan, Cyclone, Earl Grey Editing

Hold Me by Courtney Milan

Published: Self-published in October 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Cyclone #2 Genres: Contemporary romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Jay na Thalang is a demanding, driven genius. He doesn’t know how to stop or even slow down. The […]

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