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Novel Writing Retreats Australia: Breakout Novelist Scholarships (Australia)

Calling all Aussie writers!!!

Novel Writing Retreats Australia: Breakout Novelist Scholarships (Australia): Novel Writing Retreats Australia has up to six scholarship places available for a 9 day/8 night Breakout Novelist Retreat in 2014. The Bre...

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Novel Writing Retreats Australia has up to six scholarship places available for a 9 day/8 night Breakout Novelist Retreat in 2014.

The Breakout Novelist Retreat takes place on Feb 15-23, 2014 at the retreat property located in Taroona, Tasmania, with retreat facilitator Steve Rossiter and Sunday Times bestselling novelist Ben Kane.

Applications are open to novel writers living in Australia. Published and unpublished writers are equally welcome to apply. The idea is to stand out from other novelists, so if you're a published novelist don't just submit a proposal for the next novel like your previous ones. Unpublished writers may have an advantage in this sense, since their ideas may be fresher than someone used t…

Little Red Gem book tour

***UPDATE
Little Red Gem is going on tour again this December 2014 through to February 2015 with Goddess Fish Promotions. You can sign up through Goddess Fish Promotions http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/nbtm-tour-little-red-gem-by-dl.html

LITTLE RED GEM book tour
Here are the links for the blog tour for my latest teen paranormal romance novel. I booked this tour myself, rather than go through a tour company. I've done blog tour in the past with companies. This one I thought I'd do on my own to compare the two platforms. I can't say either is better or worse. Both involve lots of work.
I got this list from a reviewer but I can't locate her contact right now. I'll check through my emails and post the contact details. She has access to a pretty thorough list of blog operators. As with paid book tours, there were a few blogs that didn't spotlight on the day, there were a few I followed up and gave them extensions on, and there are still a few more I…

Cover reveal - By Force by Sara Hubbard COMING JAN 3 2014

Today I spotlight the new release by Sara Hubbard. What a beautiful cover. I love the colours. This looks like it will be an exciting read.

cover reveal...
Synopsis: Getting kidnapped would set her free…
Isame doesn’t want to marry the man her parents chose for her. She wants more: the freedom to travel, the freedom to explore, but most of all, the freedom to choose the life she wants instead of the one her parents expect. When Isame leaves her home to accept a man's proposal, she encounters five fierce, handsome warriors. She wonders why they’ve travelled so far from home. She never imagines their purpose might have something to do with her, not even after they’ve kidnapped her.
Remmie is a fiercely loyal man who is true to his word. When his king commands him to find a young woman on the island of Copaxa, he doesn’t expect the puny woman to hold his attention or to make him consider turning his back on his brothers in arms and his king. But Isame is special and he can see it from th…

My Book Chatter: Guest Post and Giveaway with author D.L Richardson...

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My Book Chatter: Guest Post and Giveaway with author D.L Richardson...: It is always such an honour to have an author visit and I'd like to offer D.L. Richardson a huge thank you and welcome to My Book Cha...



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog.


Contact information
Emaildlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com Blogwww.dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com Websitewww.dlrichardson.comFacebookhttp://…

Review - Robocalypse by Daniel H Wilson

I don't normally post reviews on my blog, but I have to post a review for Robocalypse by Daniel H Wilson.

I loved it. It's the best book I've read since The Hunger Games trilogy. Once I turned that first page I couldn't put it down.

The story starts at the end of the robot wars when the narrating character, Cormac Wallace, locates what is considered to be the "black box" of the war. He switches on the black box and the stories of the initial incidents and fights with the robots is played back to him and he feels that he has to write all this down.

"Memories fade but words hang around forever," is what Cormac states when he switches on the black box.




The book flicks between characters with each chapter featuring an opening narration by Cormac. It didn't bother me at all that I got inside the minds of multiple characters. I enjoyed it actually, and I liked some characters better than others. The author does a fabulous job of giving each character a u…

Journeys with Noelle: Little Red Gem ... and a song from the heart. Meet...

Journeys with Noelle: Little Red Gem ... and a song from the heart. Meet...: I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to fellow Australian author, D.L. Richardson . Deb’s next book, Little Red Gems , is set for releas...





ABOUT THE AUTHOR
D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog.


Contact information
Emaildlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com Blogwww.dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com Websitewww.dlrichardson.comFacebookhttp://goo.gl/560JXl Twitterwww.twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1

Win print copy of Little Red Gem - Goodreads giveaway

Here's your chance to win the print copy of Little Red Gem.

Love YA paranormal romance? Love magic and music? then Little Red Gem could be your next "curl up under the covers" book.



Goodreads Book Giveaway Little Red Gem by D.L. Richardson Giveaway ends November 13, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

Also, Little Red Gem is part of a book tour from October to December.

Here's the schedule so far...

October            Guest post on Standalone Reading Challenge October            Guest post on Two Tall Tales blog October 19       Spotlight on Noelle Clark's author blog October 25       Spotlight on Books of Love October 25       Spotlight on Mary's Cup of Tea October 25       Spotlight on Sara Hubbard author blog October 25       Spotlight on Saphhyria's Book Reviews October 27       Guest post and Giveaway on Rom Con website October 27       Guest post on Lovely Reads October 28       Guest post on …