Book review: Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

About a month ago, everyone I spoke to on a particular Saturday copped an earful about the book I was at that time reading — Carry the Ocean, by Heidi Cullinan. I was about half way through, and teeming with emotion about it. I found myself reading with tears in my eyes and the words … Continue reading Book review: Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

Book launch & review: The Secret of Obedience

Happy book birthday to my friend, Liv Rancourt, whose m/m novella The Secret of Obedience launches today. I was lucky enough to read an ARC and it's wonderful... My review: This exquisite little novella packs a solid punch of sass and feels. I love the frank narrative voice of Ronnie, “gay country boy” and ex-footballer, … Continue reading Book launch & review: The Secret of Obedience

Book review: Red Dirt Heart sequence by N.R. Walker

Once again celebrating Australian Women Writers, today's review is focused on the Red Dirt Heart sequence from N.R. Walker. It comprises four m/m romance novels set on a massive cattle station in the Northern Territory (north-east of Alice Springs), and deals primarily with themes of 'being gay in outback Australia' and family. I love this … Continue reading Book review: Red Dirt Heart sequence by N.R. Walker

Review of Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat leapt to the top of my to-be-read pile the instant I heard about it last weekend, because it ticks three of my current preferred boxes: It’s a secondary world fantasy, written by an Australian woman (meaning I can review it for the Australian Women Writers challenge), and it’s centred on … Continue reading Review of Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat

Review of Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Earlier this year, I pledged to participate in the Australian Women Writers Challenge — essentially a commitment to read, review and generally plug published works by Australian women. It’s taken me a while to get my act together, but here — finally — is my first official review towards this challenge. I selected Dreamer’s Pool … Continue reading Review of Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

What I read in December

Yet again, I read a fair few books in December. In fact, I've become somewhat addicted to nose-in-kindle and am at the point where I get a little agitated if I try to take a break. Seriously. I wasn't joking in my last post when I said I'd spent every day since Christmas on the … Continue reading What I read in December

What I read in November

Here's my wrap up of books read in November... One for the money - Janet Evanovich This is the mega best-selling first novel in Janet Evanovich's widely acclaimed Stephanie Plum crime series, which is now up to book #21 or something... I've been intrigued to read it for a while, and was thrilled when one … Continue reading What I read in November

October reading: lots and lots

I've been reading a lot lately. I think it's been in reaction to an increase in workload, which has left me clambering for the best kind of immersive entertainment I know. Novels. Lots and lots of novels. And now, not for the first time in my life, I'm addicted. (Possibly obsessed.) In October I read … Continue reading October reading: lots and lots

Reading highlights – August and September

I have two months worth of books to reflect upon today, because somehow I missed my August post. But I'll try not to go on about all of them and just present the highlights package. (That'll mean ignoring any books I might have happened to re-read... of which there were four.) AUGUST Hindsight - Sarah … Continue reading Reading highlights – August and September