It’s my birthday, I’ll buy books if I want too

April book haul

2017 was the year of buying books… hundreds and hundreds of books. 2018 is the year I show restraint, but not in April. It’s my birthday month, which means if I’m super lucky people buy me books or I’m given money and I buy copious amounts of books. This year both happened. So much fantasy goodness came my way.  Continue reading “It’s my birthday, I’ll buy books if I want too”

Reading slumps that leech into blogging and bookstagram.

A slump stole my mojo!

Slumps… The bane of my book nerd existence. We are all susceptible to a book slump, but I haven’t gone through one myself for well over a year. Until now. I’ve tried all my usual remedies, a Twilight marathon, bingeing TV, starting a heap of books to find one that calls my name and nothing has been working. Its been over a month now since I finished a book. I’m not posting on here, my bookstagram has been devoid of any even slightly exciting content. I’ve had no desire to take pictures. I lost my freaking mojo. Continue reading “Reading slumps that leech into blogging and bookstagram.”

March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.


I average between five and ten book most months. Sometimes its higher and sometimes a little less. But March, it was a slumpy, illness filled month. My gallbladder decided to play up and it was some of the most intense pain I’ve ever been in, by the 3rd day I was rat shit, totally exhausted. It took two weeks for a full recovery, I still haven’t got my appetite back properly. On the upside I lost 3kg in a week, and I reckon I’ve lost another 2kg since then. I had a week of feeling good, but still no urge to read and then I got my arse kicked by a basic cold. Its been over a week now and I still sound like a man. It’s not a good sound haha. Continue reading “March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.”

A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh

Happy Release Day



Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father’s brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she’s finally found it. Or so she thinks.
But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace—all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.
To protect those she loves most, Layla must take control of her new powers…before they destroy her. All is not yet lost—there is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it.

A Glimmer of Hope is book 1 in the Avalon Chronicles series, a dark urban fantasy, published by 47North, released on 1/4/18, followed by book two later in the year.

You can get yourself a copy from AmazonBook Depository or Booktopia.




Palace of Fires by Bill Bennett

A review

16-year-old Lily lives with her flighty, spiritual mum, Angela. After the sudden loss of her father, they have moved often, kept to themselves and every Saturday, they head to the local Farmers Market to sell their vegetables. When Angela goes missing, Lilly’s neat little world is thrown into chaos. Continue reading “Palace of Fires by Bill Bennett”

Hot Target by April Hunt

A Review

I received Hot Target from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hot target is a romance novella from April’s Alpha Security series. We jump in after a couple of books so the book alludes to events that have happened in the past, but we never feel like we have missed any of the story. It’s really easy to read as a standalone, Continue reading “Hot Target by April Hunt”

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

A quick look


Three sisters. One crown.

I received this from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Innis Lear is a place of deep magic. The blood of the island runs into the holy wells, people communicate with the trees and earth. That is until King Lear caps the wells in his heartbreak. Busy focusing on the stars he forbids the people of his island, from worshipping the land and trees. Some forget the language of the trees, some still practice in secret and others learn the language of the stars, like the obsessed King wants. King Lear’s oldest daughter Gaela has a clear plan for the future of Innis Lear and it involves her being on the throne. Regan the middle daughter has her own ambitions, and the youngest Elia wants to watch the stars and care for her father. All of these ambitions are thrown up in the air once King Lear decides it’s time for him to place his daughters in their rightful place. Everything changes in one afternoon. Continue reading “The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton”