Category Archives: Book Chat

The Speed Dating of Author Interviews

Introducing 5 Minute Monday – the speed dating of author interviews. If you’re an author, or know an author who has a few minutes to spare to answer 5 easy questions, let me know. Continue reading

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In My Mailbox: Incubus by Carol Goodman – Urban fantasy

As soon as I received the review request for Incubus, I knew I had to accept. Why? Because the cover had me at ‘hello’. Incubus by Carol Goodman In a town built on magic, be careful what you dream… Ever … Continue reading

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Indie Fiction Challenge: April Wrap Up

The aim of the challenge is to read 24 indie fiction works in 2011. Each must be by a different author, and every author’s surname must begin with a different letter, for a total of 24 out of 26 letters … Continue reading

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Blog Tour de Force: Cage Match Edition!

This week only: blog tour meets cage match meets utter insanity. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your pet hamster. There are more prizes than you can shake a stick at! Let me explain: It started on April 18th. … Continue reading

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How to Submit to a Book Reviewer

I love running a book review blog, but the problem with not being able to clone myself is that I receive far more review requests than I have time for. There are currently 30 pending review requests in my inbox, … Continue reading

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Indie Fiction Challenge: March Wrap Up

The aim of the challenge is to read 24 indie fiction works in 2011. Each must be by a different author, and every author’s surname must begin with a different letter, for a total of 24 out of 26 letters … Continue reading

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Read an Ebook Week!

That’s right — it’s that time of the year again already: from March 6 to 12 it’s Read an Ebook Week. Recognized since 2004, “Read an E-Book Week educates and informs the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading … Continue reading

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Indie Fiction Challenge: Special Offer!

Aloha Indie Fiction Challenge participants! How is your February reading shaping up? At loss for ideas of what to read next? How about this: Ten With a Flag, and Other Playthings by Joseph Paul Haines A collection of short stories … Continue reading

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Page 99: Wolkin by Elaine Corvidae

I read more indie books than I have time to review, which always makes me feel a little guilty as I know how valuable reviews are to indie authors. So for those indie books I REALLY want to recommend, I … Continue reading

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Blog Tour de Force!

The Indie Book Collective has organized a Blog Tour de Force which will run from January 17-31st. The aim of the blog tour is to help promote a group of 12 indie authors who have joined forces to offer a … Continue reading

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ABC Indie Fiction Challenge Reading Suggestions

Want to know more about the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge is? Read the introductory page and sign up! The aim of this reading challenge is to read 24 indie fiction tales in 2011. Each story must be written by a … Continue reading

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ABC Indie Fiction Challenge Sign Up

Challenges are always fun. Over the course of 2010 I nearly killed myself whilst completing the 100+ Book Challenge, so I’ve decided to set myself a more manageable challenge. I keep discovering great indie authors so I’ve decided to dedicate … Continue reading

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Film review: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)

Warning: rambling and Harry Potter spoilers ensue! I took advantage of the 2-for-1 Wednesday offer at the cinema last week and went to see the latest Harry Potter, dragging along with me a friend who hasn’t read any of the … Continue reading

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Mobile Fiction: Reviewing The Wattpad App

I shouldn’t be reviewing this — I have a backlog of 3 book reviews to write, and several more novels to read and review. But I got a smartphone around a month ago and still have not given mobile fiction … Continue reading

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Who wants to be a child again?

I’ve always had a soft spot for children’s books. And we all know I love gadgets. So here’s yet another reason to want an iPad — check out recently released picture book The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers. … Continue reading

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