Today we welcome Patrick Holland, author of the recently released title Navigatio to Booklover Book Reviews. Navigatio tells the story of Saint Brendan of Clonfert, a sixth century monk and adventurer, and his legendary quest for the Isle of the Blessed via a gauntlet of monsters, devils, angels, prophets and beautiful maidens. Brendan’s battles with the sea and the […]
Today we welcome Kit Brennan, author of the recently released novel Whip Smart: Lola Montez Starts a Revolution to Booklover Book Reviews. A wild and sexy romp through history based on the real-life adventures of the audacious, Lola Montez. In her most flamboyant adventure yet, Lola Montez gallops to Bavaria and on an outrageous dare, seduces King Ludwig I. […]
Today we welcome Mingmei Yip, author of the recently released novel Memoirs of a Courtesan to Booklover Book Reviews. My touch can turn men into skeletons … Camilla, a young orphan girl, is brought to live in luxury in Shanghai. But as she grows to womanhood she realizes that her adopted father, Big Brother Wang, has […]
Today we welcome Avi Sirlin, author of the recently released novel The Evolutionist to Booklover Book Reviews. The Malay Archipelago. 1858. In these remote tropics, a young British naturalist, Alfred Wallace, toils in obscurity. He collects specimens − beetles, moths, ants and birds − that sell for pennies apiece in England. One night, suffering from fever and […]
Today we welcome Robert Hollingworth, author of the recently released novel The Colour of the Night to Booklover Book Reviews. Orphaned after a bushfire, eleven-year-old Shaun must now go to live with his aunt in the city. Here his world of benign nature meets the urban frontline head on. What can city life teach him, what […]
Today I welcome Mark Green, author of THE TRAVEL AUCTION to Booklover Book Reviews. Read my review of The Travel Auction and enter my international giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy. BLBR: Firstly, I’d like to congratulate you on breaking through the very competitive indie book market with a self-published title […]
I recently reviewed a wonderful short story collection called Corporeality by Hollis Seamon. It is a gritty, imaginative and moving collection that really struck a chord with me. It was clear to me that the emotions lurking beneath these stories were drawn from life experiences, so I was interested in finding out more about the […]
Today Booklover Book Reviews is hosting the TLC Book Tour for Wanderers : Stories by Edward Belfar. Wanderers Synopsis This exquisitely crafted collection includes several stories set in Kenya, offering tantalizing glimpses of life in that troubled but fascinating country beyond the picturesque game parks. In “Mistaken Identity,” a blunder by an American groom-to-be at a […]
As part of my Short Story Summer Challenge (1 December 2012 – 28 February 2013) I will be reviewing short story collections and where possible bringing you interviews with the authors of those collections. The first short story author I’d like to welcome is A S Patric, to talk about his most recently published collection […]
I have the pleasure today of welcoming author Elise Warner to Booklover Book Reviews.
The cosy mystery Scene Stealer (read my review) is Elise Warner’s recently released debut novel, but Elise is no stranger to the arts and having her works published.
Elise, you’ve had a raft of your writing published (magazines and newspapers) and performed (plays), what made you decide to write your first novel?