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Aussie Book Review: Ravenous by Eden Summers

 Ravenous by Eden Summers ebook Review copy provided by publisher/ netgalley Harlequin Escape Publishing, August 2013  Synopsis- She’s a small town caterer, he’s a big city chef, but they don’t need a kitchen to make things sizzle... Erin McDonald likes her simple life in her small town: no drama, no fuss, no uncertainty...until Jesse Hackett… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Ravenous by Eden Summers

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Aussie Book Review: Sinister Intent by Karen M. Davis

 Sinister Intent by Karen M. Davis Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Simon & Schuster AU, August 2013  Synopsis- For eight years Lexie Rogers has been a uniform cop in Sydney’s red light district, Kings Cross. Having survived a violent knife attack, she’s witnessed far more than most cops her age. Now she’s back at… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Sinister Intent by Karen M. Davis

AWW2013, Guest Posts

Aussie Guest Post: Banafsheh Serov on The Russian Tapestry

Yesterday I posted my review for the historical novel, The Russian Tapestry by Australian author Banafsheh Serov. She lives in Sydney, with her husband and sons, and owns and manages a small chain of bookshops. Banafsheh is also the author of Under a Starless Sky, the true story of her family's escape from Iran. Today,… Continue reading Aussie Guest Post: Banafsheh Serov on The Russian Tapestry

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Aussie Book Review: The Russian Tapestry by Banafsheh Serov

The Russian Tapestry by Banafsheh Serov Paperback Review copy provided by publisher/ DMCPR Media Hachette, August 2013 Synopsis- A captivating tale of struggle, loyalty and love, inspired by a true story From St Petersburg, 1913, to Estonia, 1919, and beyond, THE RUSSIAN TAPESTRY spans wars, revolution and friendships that will grow as strong as the… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Russian Tapestry by Banafsheh Serov

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Aussie Book Review: The Vale Girl by Nelika McDonald

The Vale Girl by Nelika McDonald Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Pan Macmillan, August 2013 Synopsis- "If you leave no trace, nobody could say later whether you were even there at all." Fourteen-year-old Sarah Vale has gone missing in the small town of Banville. She's the daughter of the town whore so no one… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Vale Girl by Nelika McDonald

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Aussie Book Review: The Inevitability of Stars by Kathryn R. Lyster

The Inevitability of Stars by Kathryn R. Lyster Paperback (Uncorrected proof copy) Review copy provided by publisher Harlequin Mira, August 2013 Synopsis- A modern-day Romeo and Juliet set amongst the beauty of Byron Bay and the grind of Sydney. Rip and Sahara have always been together. Primary school friends to high school lovers, their ties… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Inevitability of Stars by Kathryn R. Lyster

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Aussie Book Blog Tour: Banish by Nicola Marsh + Giveaway (AU/NZ only)

Today The Australian Bookshelf is hosting a spot on the Banish Blog Tour with Harlequin Teen in support of this new young adult release by Australian Author, Nicola Marsh. My review for Banish is below, followed by a special quote release and giveaway. To check out other blogs hosting the tour see the tour schedule here.  Banish… Continue reading Aussie Book Blog Tour: Banish by Nicola Marsh + Giveaway (AU/NZ only)

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Aussie Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lady Catherine Bexley by Viveka Portman

 The Secret Diary of Lady Catherine Bexley by Viveka Portman  ebook  Review copy provided by netgalley/ publisher  Escape Publishing, July 2013  Synopsis- Lady Catherine Bexley is new to marriage and the marriage bed, but surely there must be more to it than this? Her husband is proper and perfunctory — treating her with careful respect… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lady Catherine Bexley by Viveka Portman

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Aussie Book Review: Every Parent’s Nightmare by Belinda Hawkins

 Every Parent's Nightmare by Belinda Hawkins Paperback Review copy provided by author/ publisher Allen & Unwin, June 2013  Synopsis-What would you do if your son was jailed for life in a hellhole of a bulgarian prison for a crime you believe he didn't commit? In 2009, young Australian traveller Jock Palfreeman was found guilty of… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Every Parent’s Nightmare by Belinda Hawkins

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Aussie Book Review: Traces of Absence by Susan Holoubek

 Traces of Absence by Susan Holoubek Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Pan Macmillan July 2013  Synopsis- A missing daughter, her distraught mother. A foreign country. A history of deceit. When Dee's daughter, Corrie, decides to spend her gap year in Argentina, it seems like the perfect solution to their strained relationship. That is, until… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Traces of Absence by Susan Holoubek