Like a lot of bookworms, my to-be-read pile is huge, like monster kanji huge. Genre-wise there’s just about everything in there, from romance to action, crime and (of course) almost every shade of sci-fi and fantasy you can imagine. Here are a few of the sci-fi ones I’m really looking forward to reading. Descriptions from … Continue reading Sci-fi books on my TBR pile
Laura E. Goodin is the author of After the Bloodwood Staff, an Australian fantasy about a quest that doesn’t go quite how it’s supposed to. BELINDA: Tell us about Sybil, one of the two main protagonists in After the Bloodwood Staff: what makes her strong? LAURA: In a way, it’s her weaknesses and pessimism that make … Continue reading Greying, pudgy & menopausal: Laura E. Goodin on Strong Female Characters
This year I’ve joined in on an awesome Secret Santa and blog hop run by Aussie YA Bloggers. I’m super exicted to be included because, well…who doesn’t like recieving books in the mail! Plus, there’s the wrapping and I looooove wrapping things. What are your top 5 favourite books this year? A lot of what … Continue reading Aussie YA Secret Santa Blog Hop
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and to get into the spirit of things, I’m hosting a giveaway! PLUS I’m giving every new mailing list subscriber 25% off any purchase in my store! What am I giving away? That’s a great question. Each week from now until Santa makes his midnight run, I’m … Continue reading It’s a Giveaway + Get 25% off!
Space opera, it’s my favourite subgenre. I love how big the universe is, how spaceships can zip to and fro, with warp drives, hyperdrives and jump gates. But mostly I love the drama of it, how a single person (or a few persons) can save the universe. Inevitably, someone important dies along the way, but … Continue reading 6 awesome space operas books, all free
Many people have asked me where they can find the triple chocolate marshmallow ice-cream mentioned in Hero. It’s one of Fink’s favourite deserts and lots of fun to make, just try not to make too much of a mess in the kitchen. Ingredients 2 litres chocolate ice-cream 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup dark … Continue reading Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Ice-cream
Welcome to stop 3 on the Brains to Books Cyber Convention SF tour! On this stop, you’ll find book covers, blurbs and a few reading recommendations! Also, don’t forget to check out how you can win 7 YA sci-fi books! Daimones by Massimo Marino For readers who liked The Road, Earth Abide and Childhood’s End. A post-apocalyptic sci-fi … Continue reading #B2BCyCon Science Fiction Blog Tour!
Win a signed copy of Hero + awesome swag Don’t forget to check out how you can WIN 7 more YA Sci-fi books, signed by the authors!
Love YA Sci-Fi? As part of the 2016 Brain to Books Cyber Convention, I’ve teamed up with six fantastic sci-fi authors–N.K. Traver, Janine A. Southard, Jenny Martin, Susan Adrian, Shallee McArthur & Fonda Lee–to offer you the chance to win some awesome books! The giveaway starts 12 am on 8 April and ends 11:59 pm on … Continue reading Win 7 YA Sci-fi books!