Category Archives: Genre: Romance

Q&A with author Deborah O’Brien

Deborah O’Brien is an Australian writer and visual artist. She is the author of the bestselling Mr Chen’s Emporium, its sequel The Jade Widow, plus A Place of Her Own and The Trivia Man, as well as a dozen non-fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rarest Thing

Title: The Rarest Thing Author: Deborah O’Brien Publication Date: November 2016 Publisher: Lomandra Press RRP – Limited Gift Edition Paperback: $29.99 RRP – Ebook: $14.99 Purchasing Info: ‘The Rarest Thing’ (signed gift edition paperback or ebook) is available direct from … Continue reading

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Poetry Spotlight: BRB by Maree Dawes

BRB: Be Right Back by Maree Dawes Published 2013, Spineless Wonders BRB is a wonderful verse novel that explores the early days of internet chat rooms and what happens when life on the net becomes more ‘real’ than the trappings … Continue reading

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Online Book Tour- Close Call by Eloise March

I am excited today to have Doris on the blog with a spot of advice, to show you just what all the fuss is about and just who Doris is. Don’t be afraid, she doesn’t bite and it has been … Continue reading

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Poetry Peek: Books

Without further ado, I present to you the first poem in my upcoming poetry collection, My Heart’s Choir Sings. Books The open, sterilized jaws of your flat beckoned, quiet Like the yellowed pages of books That were your long time … Continue reading

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Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White

Title: The Reflections of Queen Snow White Author: David Meredith Date Published: 2013 RRP: $1.83 The Reflections of Snow White re-tells the story of Snow White… yes… but also not really. The point of this short novel is not to … Continue reading

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Jill (Poem)

I’m on a poetry roll with my ebook coming out on Saturday 1st! This poem is positively ancient and is based off the relationship between Jill and Rhodry in Katharine Kerr’s Deverry Saga. I am quite fond of it even … Continue reading

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My Heart’s Choir Sings Ebook Release

My Heart’s Choir Sings. A eulogy and a verse novella. Grief, guilt, redemption. How do you go on in a world without your other half? Two years ago, I fell in love with London. I began to write a sequence … Continue reading

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Book Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman

All is Fair, Emma Newman Angry Robots Books, October, 2013 R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99 So the story behind this review is a sorry one. My kindle broke just as I started reading which meant I had to wait around for … Continue reading

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Australiana: The Jade Widow by Deborah O’Brian Review

The Jade Widow, Deborah O’Brian, Random House Australia, September 2013. RRP $32.95 Aus. The Jade Widow picks up a decade after Mr Chen’s Emporium leaves off, continuing to follow the lives of Eliza Miller and Amy Chen in colonial Australia. … Continue reading

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