Here is another short excerpt from my draft of the second book in the Shadowlands series, Into the Dark. It is an exchange between Mira and Julian, told from Amira's POV, taken from the early chapters of the book. A warning once again that it is a draft and therefore far from perfect! As Mira sat at… Continue reading Into the Dark – Sneak Peek at my WIP
As long as there have been heroes there have been villains for them to fight against, and if you ask me there are a few villains out there who are just so epically villainous they ae capable of stealing the spotlight from the heroes. Here are my Top Ten Villains of YA: Warning: there are… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: YA Villains
Out of the Shadows is currently available for only 99c on kindle! From the streets of Melbourne to the bowels of Westminster, the delicate balance between life and death that is so painstakingly maintained by the reapers of The Order of Dark and Light is being tested by the return of an ancient threat. Tensions… Continue reading 99c Book Sale!
As the banner above states, I am a history geek—a really, really, big history geek. And while I hesitate to say World War II is my ‘favourite’ historical period (that just seems far too cheerful a word for a time shrouded in so many horrors), it is probably the historical period I find the most… Continue reading Book Review – The Diplomat’s Daughter
Finally I am posting my review of Spectacle by Rachel Vincent! It’s been well over a year since I read the opener of Rachel Vincent’s Menagerie series, but it took me no time at all to become completely re-immersed in this fascinating world she has created. Set in an alternate present, the Menagerie series is a contemporary… Continue reading Book Review – Spectacle (Menagerie #2)
The love triangle—such a classic trope of YA literature, and when done well it can lead to a really awesome read (check out Shatter Me, The Arcana Chronicles, Kricket, The Infernal Devices—just to name a few…). But sometimes the love triangle can be a little meh—it could be because the heroine chooses the wrong guy;… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: Triangle Rejects of YA
This is the first chapter from the project that keeps distracting me from what I’m supposed to be doing right now (finishing the second Shadowlands book!) This project is a book called Blood Red Rose, a near-future science fiction story set in Australia and inspired by Nazi Germany. It is VERY rough! As these characters… Continue reading Blood Red Rose – Sneak peek at my WIP