Book Review and Q&A – Kate Forsyth, author of The Beast’s Garden

The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth

The Beast’s Garden Synopsis : ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world .’ A retelling of the Grimm’s Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and Ava’s world is in turmoil. To save her father, she must marry a young Nazi officer, […]

Interview & Giveaway – Claire Varley, author of The Bit in Between

Claire Varley author of The Bit in Between

Last week we reviewed Claire Varley’s The Bit in Between. Today the delightful Claire joins us to chat more about her debut and what she’s working on next. We also have a paperback copy of The Bit in Between to giveaway courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia. But more on that in a moment… BLBR: Congratulations […]

Time to get excited about the 2015 Brisbane Writers Festival

BWF Grid

Are you a book lover living in South-East Queensland? If so, it is time to get excited. The full 2015 Brisbane Writers Festival program will be made public on Saturday 25th July. Tickets go on sale the same day. From 2-6 September, Brisbane Festival connects bright and curious minds – writers, artists, thinkers, innovators – […]

Guest Post & Book Giveaway – Susan Spann, author of Flask of the Drunken Master

Flask of the Drunken Master by Susan Spann

Today we welcome Susan Spann, author of the Shinobi Mystery Series to Booklover Book Reviews to celebrate the release of her third title Flask of the Drunken Master. August 1565: When a rival artisan turns up dead outside Ginjiro’s brewery, and all the evidence implicates the brewer, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Gary Kemble, author of Skin Deep

Interview Gary Kemble Giveaway

Today we welcome Gary Kemble, author of Skin Deep to Booklover Book Reviews. ‘With an intense and immediate sense of place, a cracking pace and a great everyman hero, Skin Deep is by turns thrilling and haunting, and will keep readers glued to the page.’ – Angela Slatter When washed up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Adam Sarafis, author of SOMETHING IS ROTTEN

Something is Rotten by Adam Sarafis

Today we welcome Adam Sarafis, author of Something is Rotten to Booklover Book Reviews. The first contemporary thriller from Echo Publishing, Something is Rotten is a page-turning & suspenseful morality tale. When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade Amaro, refuses to believe it is […]

Interview and Book Giveaway – Peter d’Plesse, author of Fire Eye

Fire Eye by Peter d'Plesse

Today we welcome Peter d’Plesse, Aussie author of Fire Eye to Booklover Book Reviews. ADVENTURE TURNED NIGHTMARE. How did Alexander Dulaine’s search for a lost aircraft become a life and death struggle in the unforgiving Australian landscape? Alexander Dulaine is a woman on a mission. To honour her grandfather’s memory, she engages Jed, a capable bushman, […]

Interview and Book Giveaway – Oliver Mol, author of Lion Attack!

Lion Attack by Oliver Mol

Today we welcome Oliver Mol, Aussie author of Lion Attack! to Booklover Book Reviews. “From an inaugural winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers comes a funny, energetic coming-of-age story that isn’t quite like any other book you’ll read this year. Oliver is a writer who’s just moved cities. He doesn’t have any […]

Interview and Book Giveaway – Timothy S Johnston, author of The Void


Today we welcome Timothy S Johnston, author of The Void  to Booklover Book Reviews. 2403 AD It would be easier to kill him than to trust him. Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for CCF Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner. After spending years apprehending murderers, he’s ready to hang up his pistol. Babysitting […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Alan Carter, author of Bad Seed

Bad Seed by Alan Carter

Today we welcome Alan Carter, Aussie author of Bad Seed to Booklover Book Reviews. When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to […]

Interview – Robert Edeson, author of The Weaver Fish

The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson

Today we welcome Robert Edeson, Aussie author of The Weaver Fish to Booklover Book Reviews. Cambridge linguist Edvard Tossentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird […]