Xmas 2019 Gift Recs for Readers and Writers

If you’re hunting for last minute gifts for the lovelies in your life (or your lovely self) I’ve brought together some recommendations of books I’ve reviewed throughout the year. Crime for all tastes Emma Viskic’s Caleb Zelic trilogy began with Resurrection Bay then And Fire Came Down, and the fabulous Darkness for Light came out in December this year. It’s […]

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Review: Defying Doomsday edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench

My June of Happy Reading continues! And it’s worth noting that Happy Books are not only found in the zhuzh of magic-infused Regency romances by Emily Larkin, the deeply satisfying verve of Fake Geek Girl or the delight in the release of books I loved. Happy June reading also resides in collections of amazing SF like Defying Doomsday, a Twelfth […]

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Reviews: The Cafe la Femme series by Livia Day

I’ve previously reviewed, with enormous pleasure, the books of Tansy Rayner Roberts: Power and Majesty and The Shattered City from her Creature Court series (Reign of Beasts is next on my to read list!). She also wrote the marvellous Love and Romanpunk for the Twelve Planets series, which my characters Gary and Lissa reviewed. Now she’s at it again, writing […]

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Review: Caution: Contains Small Parts by Kirstyn McDermott (AWW Challenge #11)

The 12 Planets series from Twelfth Planet Press continues to deliver brilliant stories from amazing women writers. (Yes, I know I have a book in that collection. Please excuse the hubris. The company I share in this series makes me giddy with glee!) Kirstyn McDermott’s Caution: Contains Small Parts, the ninth in the series, is another publication of excellence. McDermott […]

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Expendable and Showtime: e-available!

Good morrow, good readers! It’s mid July and things that I write continue to wriggle out into the world at every opportunity. Kitty and Cadaver: Not the Zombie Apocalypse continues to appear, one part at a time, every Monday. The second part of Chapter Three went up on 15 July. If you haven’t checked it out, you can start at […]

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Interview: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tansy Rayner Roberts is a fantasy novelist who shares a pair of typing fingers with crime novelist Livia Day. Livia’s first murder mystery, A Trifle Dead, will be released from Twelfth Planet Press on 28 March 2013. Tansy’s recent releases include Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts, the three books of the Creature Court trilogy.  Her […]

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It's Showtime!!

This week on International Women’s Day (8 March), Twelfth Planet Press announced the official release of my new short story collection, Showtime! I’m so excited to be part of TPP’s Twelve Planets series. I’m also excited to bring you four domestic (but not domesticated) horror stories. Stalemate – a kitchen ghost story Thrall – a Hungarian vampire finds the 21st […]

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Review: Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti (AWW Challenge #5)

Although I used to read my brothers’ comics (including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and numerous horror comics) I didn’t really get into comics until Elfquest. Then I met Tim and he reintroduced me to the whole DC Universe. Since then, I’ve enjoyed a lot of superhero stories, and I have an ongoing fondness for ‘real’ superheroes: that is, stories that […]

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GaryView: Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts

*For newcomers, the GaryView is a review of books/films/TV/entertainment carried out as a conversation between Lissa Wilson (librarian) and Gary Hooper (vampire) , characters from my book ‘The Opposite of Life’. Lissa: I hadn’t heard of Lamia’s before. How did I miss the fact that Keats wrote poems about vampires? Gary: Lamia’s aren’t really vampires. They’re not really real, either. […]

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Twelve Planets and Chronos Awards

I have already squeed about this on my Facebook page, but I am immensely delighted and proud to be part of the newly-announced Twelve Planets series, being published by Twelfth Planet Press. Twelve Planets will be a series of 12 short collections of short stories by 12 Australian women writers, including the superb talents of Lucy Sussex, Tansy Rayner Roberts […]

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