Smoke and Mirrors: The Distorted Views of Self-Publishing

Before I begin, I recommend reading these articles as today's post is going to be a response post with all of them: Why I Don't Generally Recommend Self-Publishing To Beginners - Fantasy Faction For me, traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way by Ros Barber Should You Self-Publish Your First Book? by Adam Smiley … Continue reading Smoke and Mirrors: The Distorted Views of Self-Publishing

Book Review: Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra

Title: Sapphire Skies Author: Belinda Alexandra Social Media: Facebook and Twitter Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Format and Price: eBook at $12.99 About The Author: Belinda Alexandra has been published to wide acclaim in Australia and internationally. She is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Australian father and has … Continue reading Book Review: Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra

Book Review: Sweet Damage by Rebecca James

Title: Sweet Damage Author: Rebecca James Social Media: Goodreads and Twitter Publisher: Allen & Unwin Source: Book supplied by Collins Booksellers - Bacchus Marsh Rating: 4 out of 5 stars About The Author: Rebecca James is the author of BEAUTIFUL MALICE, SWEET DAMAGE and the forthcoming COOPER BARTHOLOMEW IS DEAD. She has worked as a … Continue reading Book Review: Sweet Damage by Rebecca James

Reading Challenges: 2016

This year, I don't feel as though I've accomplished much and I definitely feel as though I've let myself down. This year for my Goodreads Challenge, I only managed to read 16 books out of 22, for my Australian Women Writer's Challenge, I only managed to read and review 3 books out of the desired … Continue reading Reading Challenges: 2016

Book Review: The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Beast's Garden Author: Kate Forsyth Social Media: Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter Publisher: Random House Books Australia Source: Book supplied by Collins Booksellers – Bacchus Marsh Rating: 5 out of 5 About The Author: Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now the award-winning & internationally bestselling author … Continue reading Book Review: The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth

Book Review: Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

Title: Dollhouse (Book 1 in the Dark Carousel series) Author: Anya Allyn Social Media: Facebook and Twitter Publisher: The Studio, a Paper Lantern Lit imprint Rating: 4 out of 5 Format and Price: eBook at $4.21 About The Author: A dreamy girl betwixt the clouds and space, she was given the thing she desired most … Continue reading Book Review: Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

Book Review: Ashling by Isobelle Carmody

Title: Ashling (Book 3 in The Obernewtyn Chronicles) Author: Isobelle Carmody Social Media: Facebook and Twitter Publisher: Penguin Price and Format: $22.95 Paperback format Rating: 3 out of 5 About The Book: 'Sometimes dreams were gateways through which messages might come. Beasts called them ashlings: dreams that called...' The powerful farseeker Elspeth Gordie is sent … Continue reading Book Review: Ashling by Isobelle Carmody

2015: Reading Challenges – Fiction

Alrighty then, this year I shall be participating in the Australian Women Writer's Challenge, which is read and review 10 books by an Australian writer who is also a woman, and RMFAO (Read My Friggen Arse Off) 2015 Genre Challenge, which is read and review 12 books (over the year) from a supplied list of … Continue reading 2015: Reading Challenges – Fiction

Book Review: The Novice by Trudi Canavan

Title: The Novice (Book 2 in The Black Magician Trilogy) Author: Trudi Canavan Website: http://www.trudicanavan.com Social Media: Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter Publisher: Harper Voyager Fantasy Blurb: “Alone among all the novices in the Magician's Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful allies-including Lord Dannyl, newly promoted to Guild Ambassador. But Dannyl must … Continue reading Book Review: The Novice by Trudi Canavan