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House of Sand and Secrets by Cat Hellisen

House of Sand and Secrets

Someone is killing vampires in MallenIve. Felicita of House Pelim has vowed to discover the truth. Her husband, Jannick, is a vampire and he has as much voice in the city as those dying of the black lung in the Hoblands. Felicita has little influence herself. As a woman, her role in society is little more than accessory. But she is also a War Singer, and if she ever let herself go, she could destroy them all.
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Take one question…

Have you ever wondered what music your favourite writer listens to or were curious about their guilty pleasure read? Wonder no more.
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Blog hopping with Alex and Karina

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Last week, Alex Smith posted a fantastic blog about her experience with indie publishers and her upcoming novel Devilskein and Dearlove (which is brilliant and you must read it. See my review here.)
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A globby blog

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Ours is a geeky household, as evidenced by the Pop! figures in our kitchen, because there is just nowhere else to put them.
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How books can shape your life

Little known fact. I have the letters LJ tattooed on my wrist.

Little known fact. I have the letters LJ tattooed on my wrist.

It is 1996 and eight-year old me has no idea that one of the most important books I will ever read is about to be published.

In fact, I only found the book years later in a pile of old paperbacks my Mom bought at a jumble sale. The tattered midnight blue cover with the embossed silver script immediately caught my eye. And so did the first line.
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Review: Glaze

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I love are books that challenge readers to think for themselves. Think Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games, Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother – books that make the reader believe that they have a voice, a future and inner strength capable of facing any enemy. Glaze is a smart, slick book that does just that.
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Review – The Gospel of Loki

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Myths are awesome. They’re the world’s first stories. Most people are familiar with the big Greek myths, like the heroic tale of Perseus, who chopped off Medusa’s head, or Hercules’ incredible twelve tasks, or even Jason’s search for the Golden Fleece. Works like The Iliad and The Odyssey ensured that these stories have lived on for centuries. Hollywood has been dipping its pen into the ancient myth pool for years. Thanks to Disney, most kids grow up knowing all about Hercules and his satyr side-kick, Phil. (Are you turning in your grave yet, Homer?)
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Happy World Book Day

I think its safe to say that there are two types of people in the world. People who like to read and people who don’t. Count me among the former.
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Free short story from Pandemonium

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I recently had a short piece of flash fiction published in The Rite of Spring, a Pandemonium chapbook. (Other local authors who have appeared in previous Pandemonium anthologies include Sarah Lotz, Richard de Nooy, Charlie Human, Louis Greenberg, Lavie Tidhar and Lauren Beukes)
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Fangirls of the world unite

Being excited about a book is the best feeling there is. Second to being in love of course.
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