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Australian literature, both contemporary and historical;books about Australian writers.

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Comment by Fuentes on February 19, 2015 at 12:07pm

Hades by Candice Fox

Can't tell you the ending but it was brilliant. Haven't see it coming. I was thinking and hoping something terribly dark and awful but I wasn't on the good road. 
And I really like when an author is catching me off guard with a plot.
This thriller is original, very well written.


Comment by Rachel Watts on October 16, 2014 at 10:37pm

The Ark, Annabel Smith.

Everyone is talking about this novel. And so they should. Independent, multimedia, multiplatform, it’s most certainly something new. It simultaneously paints a glimpse of a very convincing future for humanity while also unveiling the future of the ebook. Resource shortages and social breakdown until the day the Earth’s servers all, finally, blink off – rendered in a new, digital imagining of literature. This is the future; wake up and smell the data.

Four and a half stars. Really great.

Comment by Harvee Lau on August 20, 2012 at 9:24am

LAST KISS IN VENICE by Aussie writer Martin Chu Shui  - giveaway, last day to enter. YA, fantasy, romance eBook. 

Comment by Jacqui Brauman on June 6, 2012 at 7:53am

Hi All

I'm clearing out some books. I've listed them on Book Swap Australia if you want to check them out. There's a few more to post yet, so keep watch.

Get swapping!


Comment by Paula Phillips on May 14, 2012 at 7:01am


As you might be aware, May is International Chick Lit month and I am looking for authors and people who like Chick Lit to guest post on The Phantom Paragrapher. If you are interested I would love you to star on my blog.  My email is

Word Limit – 300-500 words
Topic – Anything relating to Chick Lit
Deadline – From Now to the End of May.

Cheers, Paula Phillips

Comment by Cassandra (The Book&MBlogger) on September 4, 2011 at 10:58am

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop (International)

Hi glad you can come to the hop. I'll be giving away.
1 E-book & Digital Download Audiobook To Win
1 Winner  ( Codes for Prizes which get you the e-book and Audiobook)

Storm Glass (Glass, #1)
Genre: Fantasy 
Old Acquaintances
Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Comment by Cassandra (The Book&MBlogger) on August 30, 2011 at 7:57pm

Review of Diamond Eyes by A.A. Bell                                                                                                 

WINNER 2011 ASFF NORMA K HEMMING AWARD for excellence in Fantasy & Science Fiction

Comment by Paula Phillips on November 28, 2010 at 11:31pm
Imagine being 16 and writing your first book ? Check out Australia debut author Steph Bowe and her book "Girl Saves Boy" on
Comment by Paula Phillips on October 6, 2010 at 4:39am
Heir of Night by Helen Lowe is being released TOMORROW in New Zealand , Find out more about this amazing book :). Visit for giveaways, the chance to go in the draw to have your name in the second ‘Wall of Night’ book, and for guest author posts.
Comment by Paula Phillips on October 6, 2010 at 4:39am
Wanting a nice light-hearted read and one that has a bit of Aussie/American Humour chucked into the mix ?. Check out "I say Tomato" by Katie Walls on

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