Author Interviews, AWW2013

Q&A with Australian Debut Author Meredith Appleyard

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Australian debut rural romance author, Meredith Appleyard. Meredith, thank you for taking the time to stop by The Australian Bookshelf to talk about your debut novel with Penguin Random House, The Country Practice. South Australia is my favourite state in Australia (I fell in love with the Clare… Continue reading Q&A with Australian Debut Author Meredith Appleyard

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AU Book Reviews, AWW2013, Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: Lost in Kakadu by Kendall Talbot

 Lost in Kakadu by Kendall Talbot ebook Review copy provided by publisher/ netgalley Escape Publishing, August 2013  Synopsis- An action adventure novel set in the Australian jungle where two unlikely people prove just how attractive opposites can be... It’s pretentious socialite Abigail Mulholland’s worst nightmare when her plane crashes into an ancient Australian wilderness. Things… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Lost in Kakadu by Kendall Talbot

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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: Memories of Love by Jenny Schwartz

 Memories of Love by Jenny Schwartz ebook Review copy provided by publisher/ netgalley Escape Publishing, April 2013  Synopsis- In a style reminiscent of Robyn Carr, an intensely emotional story about taking chances and risking your heart. When her family home burns down, it’s the final heartbreak for Rita Jorden who has already lost her parents. Her… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Memories of Love by Jenny Schwartz

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Aussie Book Review: Under the Hood by Juanita Kees

 Under the Hood by Juanita Kees ebook Review copy provided by publisher/ netgalley Escape Publishing, March 2013  Synopsis- When Scott Devin buys a struggling car dealership in semi‐rural Western Australia, the last person he expects to see in charge is a stiletto‐wearing, mini‐skirted foreperson — exactly the distraction a struggling, male‐dominated workshop doesn’t need! But… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Under the Hood by Juanita Kees

Book reviews

Book Review: The Convict’s Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling

 The Convict's Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling ebook Review copy provided by publisher/ netgalley Escape Publishing (Harlequin), March 2013  Synopsis- Life as a convict in an Australian penal colony was brutal, but James Hunter had the advantages of raw physical strength and courage on his side. He survived, and now he is back; a self‐made man… Continue reading Book Review: The Convict’s Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling

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Aussie Book Review: Room Service by Vanessa Stark

 Room Service by Vanessa Stark ebook Review copy provided by publisher Escape Publishing, February 2013 Synopsis- Although she is a bestselling author of erotic romance, Natasha Raven has never penned a sex scene. Her sister, Liza, was responsible for the sizzle in Natasha's books – until she passed away only months ago. Now Natasha must write… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Room Service by Vanessa Stark

Author Interviews, AWW2013

Q&A with Australian author, Jenny Schwartz

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Australian romance author, Jenny Schwartz. Jenny, thank you for taking the time to stop by The Australian Bookshelf to talk about your latest release with Escape Publishing, Mistaken Engagement. Hi Lauren, it’s wonderful to be here. I’ve been following you as Jayne on Twitter for ages. I’m thrilled… Continue reading Q&A with Australian author, Jenny Schwartz

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Aussie Book Review: Mistaken Engagement by Jenny Schwartz

 Mistaken Engagement by Jenny Schwartz ebook Review copy provided by publisher Escape Publishing (Harlequin), January 2013  Synopsis- Saul knows he crossed the line when he claimed a surprise engagement with Grace. But her hysterical denial – and the way she's avoided him ever since – has made things awkward, but it can all be worked… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Mistaken Engagement by Jenny Schwartz

General chit chat

Guest Post: Kate Cuthbert from Escape Publishing

So, there's been a lot of hype about Harlequin's latest romance venture, Escape Publishing. It's such an exciting time for romance authors in Australia right now with publishers like Escape providing such great opportunities to promote stories with a fresh Australian voice in a local setting. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the launch night… Continue reading Guest Post: Kate Cuthbert from Escape Publishing