Review: Manslaughter and other Tears by Dianne F. Gray



Read from December 24 to 28, 2014 — I own a copy

Synopsis: An anthology of award winning stories by Dianne Gray.
Dianne Gray is an Australian award winning author. This selection of stories includes a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse into what inspired Dianne to write each story.

Bookish Things: 128 pages. I don’t really like the cover, but I don’t really know what would fit better.

Where to buy: Smashwords for $2.99 or Amazon on kindle for $3.12, or paperback for $18.53 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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AWW2014 Round up

So I’ve been a little slack with my reviewing on here, and I’ve not gotten around to posting all my Australian Women Writers (AWW) 2014 reviews yet, so here’s my round up post with their details, but keep your eyes peeled for reviews in early 2015 (while I catch up on my backlog).

This year, I read 22 books by Australian women writers, that’s one more than last year in total. My reading list was dominated by romance, thanks to Steam eReads who provided a large number of Aussie Romance books for me to read.

Favourite AWW2014 book goes to…


The only AWW2014 book to get 5 stars, and also one of only three this year in my 93 books. Continue reading

My most read authors vol. 2.0

This is what my 'Read' pile is starting to look like.

This is what my ‘Read’ pile is starting to look like.

Last year, in January, I posted three posts about my most read authors.

#26-13 came first, closely followed by #10-2 and finally the cherry on top #1.

I just happened to be browsing through my books on Goodreads and thought I’d check out the most read authors again, a year later, to see how we’re going. I was interested to see if anyone has managed to de-throne Rebecca Royce or if there are some authors jostling their way up the ladder towards #1.

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My best reads from 2013

How did you celebrate the close of 2013? Some champagne with friends or loved ones? How about thrashing about on a dance floor, the exertion forcing beads of sweat to your brow? Perhaps you had a quiet one, tucked up in bed and asleep before the clocks struck midnight?


Celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 – the year of accomplishment.

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Soul’s Child by Dianne Gray



This one was read in September 2013 and instantly landed itself on my favourites list. If you like the paranormal or the idea of ‘the other side’ pick up this short story by fellow Aussie, Dianne Gray today.

Synopsis: Aurora Jones dreams in pictures that depict tragedy and death. After the death of her mother and sister, Aurora’s father, Merv, moves them across the world from Australia to LA, where he forges a new career as a celebrity ghost hunter, thanks to Aurora’s dreams. But Aurora sees her father changing into a character she doesn’t recognize – his alter ego – Clive Soul. Continue reading