Review: All I want for Christmas


3 stars

Read from December 01 to 02, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Love is everywhere. Under the Tuscan sun, in tropical breezes and highland snow. Travel the world and discover yours in three delightful Christmas stories to warm your heart. Continue reading

Review: Aurealis Magazine Edition #75


3 stars

Read from October 28 to 29, 2014

Synopsis: Issue #75’s fiction department features Cecilia Quirk’s ‘Scattered Souls’ and ‘The Nevermaw’ by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London. plus another Sacred Cow article where a classic work is reviewed (in a light hearted manner) as if it had just been released. Just tons of good stuff! Continue reading

Review: Time will Tell


2 stars


Read on December 06, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Emily Oliphant has made some major changes in her life. After leaving an abusive husband, moving house and starting her own jam-making business, things are looking up. But the last thing on Emily’s mind is a new relationship…no matter who’s vying for her attention.

After receiving an offer from the elderly owners of the property she’s renting to purchase the land and house, a hopeful yet nervous Emily feels herself taking another step in the right direction. She’s unsure where the money will come from, but the offer is too good to refuse, and the property too perfectly suited for the B&B she dreams of opening. Unbeknown to her, the button jar Emily holds dear — a gift from her recently deceased Granny Mayfair — could contain the solution to all her problems…

Just when things are finally beginning to go Emily’s way, everything takes a turn. Soon she’s involved in a romance she’s not sure she’s ready for, dealing with the shock of three unexpected deaths, and being forced to make some difficult decisions. With her finances, property, friendships and budding relationship now in limbo, Emily is once again drawing on her inner-strength to overcome this new set of challenges. Continue reading

Review: Behind the Wattles




Recommended for: Anyone – this book will cater for most reading styles
Read from November 09 to 12, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Fifty-six flash fiction and twenty-one microfiction stories feature in this anthology of cunningly clever, award-winning stories from the Stringybark Flash and Microfiction Awards. From murder mysteries to goldfish and World War to pavlova, well-known and emerging short story writers demonstrate their skill in weaving compelling tales in fewer than one thousand words. Continue reading

Review: Let sleeping gods lie


3 stars


Read from December 13 to 14, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Nick Landau is a biker. A lone wolf who escaped a childhood crushed by the strict and cruel rules of his obsessive religious family. Now he is coming home to face the demons of his past.
Let Sleeping Gods Lie was shortlisted in the 2007 Australian IP Picks Awards.
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Review: Puppy Love by Ana Vincent


3 stars


Read from November 01 to 02, 2014

Synopsis: Kirra Lane’s best friend is her dog Phil, so when he is kidnapped by “the devil” driving a classic car on a late night walk, she is devastated. Added to that, her neighbours are selling out one by one to Haigh International until she is the only person who stands in the way of development.

A head-strong nature lover with her own sanctuary protecting injured native animals, Kirra is determined to fight the cold, heartless Brock Haigh till the end. There is no way she is going to let her home be destroyed and her patients be moved out to make room for Melford Resort.

When Kirra discovers that the dog kidnapper and the greedy developer are one and the same, she sets out to get her dog back and make Brock’s life a misery. What she doesn’t count on is that Phil may not be the dog she thought he was or Brock “the devil” in disguise.
A wonderful romance about finding out the truth, not judging a book by its cover and the unconditional love of a dog. Continue reading