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Rainshaker Blog tour: Rainshaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes

Title: Rainshaker Author: Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes Genre: Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 12th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: When Erin finds a snow shaker her imagination is ignited and she embarks on a magical journey of possibility of what if? In a world of droughts and… Continue reading Rainshaker Blog tour: Rainshaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes

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Feathers by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming

Title: Feathers Author: Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming Genre: Fiction Publisher: Empowering Resources Published: September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $17.00 Synopsis: ‘Dad, it’s my wish feather.’ I gently place my dream treasure under my pillow. Mum promised to always be with me... Feathers is a gentle book that supports any children who… Continue reading Feathers by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming

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Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Chip Blip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

Title: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Chip Blip Author: Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Adventure Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 13th July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 130 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of mysterious 20th Century gadgets. His faithful, but slightly neurotic robodog Oscar… Continue reading Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Chip Blip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

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Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Title: The Deceptions Author: Suzanne Leal Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected… Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

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Isolation Publicity: Suzanne Leal Blog Tour, Author of The Deceptions

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity: Suzanne Leal Blog Tour, Author of The Deceptions

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Blog Tour Part Two: Interview with Author, Lynette Noni

 Hi Lynette, and welcome back to the Book Muse! Last time I interviewed you, I think Akarnae had just come out and it was my very first interview as a book reviewer, so this is very exciting to have you back.     The Whisper duology is quite a departure from the Medoran Chronicles -… Continue reading Blog Tour Part Two: Interview with Author, Lynette Noni

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Blog Tour Part One – Book Review of Weapon by Lynette Noni

Title: Weapon Author: Lynette Noni Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 5th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 410 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: I already knew he was a psychopath. But now? He’s more dangerous than ever. And I have less than twenty-four hours to stop him. After escaping Lengard and finding sanctuary with the Remnants,… Continue reading Blog Tour Part One – Book Review of Weapon by Lynette Noni

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August Round Up 2019

I managed to read sixteen books in August, and the break down is below for each challenge and collectively in lists and tables. Several were read for review purposes, some for quiz writing purposes and others for my own reading. Some reviews are only going live in September, but others are up and ready to… Continue reading August Round Up 2019

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Corella Press Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Jennings

Hi Kathleen, and welcome to The Book Muse. When did you first start illustrating for books, and what attracted you to doing so?  I’ve always drawn on things (lecture notes, people), but I started seriously illustrating about ten years ago, when my first book cover (for Greer Gilman’s Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales, from… Continue reading Corella Press Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Jennings

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Cover Reveal for Corella Press Blog Tour – 27th August

At the end of August, Corella Press are publishing two instalments of the 19th Century Australian Crime and Mystery Collection. Below are two covers designed by illustrator, Kathleen Jennings, which I think are really cleverly created, and give a good idea of what the stories might contain. If you're in Queensland, the launch is on… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Corella Press Blog Tour – 27th August