Three romances featuring characters with autism

It turns out that April is World Autism Awareness Month (and World Autism Awareness Day was on 2 April) and it so happens that I've recently read some wonderful novels featuring main characters with autism. I know there are many important autobiographies and memoirs written by people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but I have … Continue reading Three romances featuring characters with autism

My thoughts on Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

To start with, I want to say the Captive Prince trilogy is now probably one of my top five fantasy series ever -- just for sheer emotional power. After finishing Kings Rising (the third book, just released) last night, I feel wrung-out and satiated all at once. I'm in a post-novel fug (it's over, I … Continue reading My thoughts on Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

The year of getting stuff done

Today has been an exercise in self control. A novel for which I’ve been waiting waiting waiting has been released — Kings Rising, the conclusion to CS Pacat’s Captive Prince fantasy trilogy is now available. In fact, it is already sitting on my kindle. But I promised myself that February (i.e. this week) marked the … Continue reading The year of getting stuff done

Reading highlights from 2015

Well. Another year of obsessive reading. In fact MORE obsessive reading than the previous year. Did I say I was going to ease back? In the past year, I read 128 new novels/novellas, again mainly in the m/m romance genre. This is more than twice as many books as 2014. It was a year when … Continue reading Reading highlights from 2015

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

Book launch: Grave Touched ~ Erin Zarro

Today I'm joined by indie author Erin Zarro to celebrate the launch of her second urban fantasy/science fiction novel, Grave Touched, which is the sequel to Fey Touched; both are published by Turtleduck Press. Grave Touched is officially launched Friday 1 May 2015. BLURB Grave Touched ~ Erin Zarro Fey Touched – humans, genetically engineered … Continue reading Book launch: Grave Touched ~ Erin Zarro