Lexicon by Max Barry: A Review from Andrew Cattanach

Australian thriller writer Max Barry is back with a dazzlingly original high concept thriller. Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach takes a closer look. I love writers who take risks. I live vicariously through them as I deliberate whether or not I add raspberry cordial to my lemonade, a gutsy maneuver. Max Barry is one of those writers, an Australian author who constructs worlds that exist withi... Read more

by | July 31, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Mandy Magro

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Rural Romance author Mandy Magro to the stage. 1. Describe the perfect da... Read more

by | July 31, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Fiona Lowe

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Mills & Boon author Fiona Lowe to the stage. 1. Describe the perfect ... Read more

by | July 30, 2013

Karen M. Davis, author of Sinister Intent, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Karen Davis author of Sinister Intent Ten Terrifying Questions ———————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? My name is Karen Davis and I was born and raised in southern Sydney. I went to catholic schools; St Joseph’s Girls High and Marist Col... Read more

by | July 29, 2013

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn: A Review by Booktopia’s Hayley Shephard

Booktopia’s Hayley Shephard is one of the most prolific readers. Here she reviews Scarlett Dawn’s new ebook King Hall. King Hall is a fantasy, full of love, friendship and heartbreak. Sound familiar? Well it’s not. The main character Lily Ruckler, is a hybrid: born from a vampire father and a shifter mother. While it’s surprising that these two types of creatures mix in this story, ... Read more

by | July 29, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Nicole Alexander

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Rural Romance author Nicole Alexander to the stage. 1. Describe the perfe... Read more

by | July 29, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Melanie Milburne

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Mills & Boon author Melanie Milburne to the stage. 1. Describe the pe... Read more

by | July 28, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Nicola Marsh

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Contemporary Romance and Young Adult author Nicola Marsh to the stage. 1.... Read more

by | July 27, 2013

Fight Club 2 Is Confirmed, But It Won’t Be A Novel….

Saying we’re excited doesn’t really cover it, as novelist Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed that he is currently working on a follow-up to his groundbreaking 1996 novel Fight Club. But in a twist befitting his award-winning transgressive fiction, it will be published as a graphic novel. Everyone knows the first (and second) rule of Fight Club is do not talk about Fight Club, but thankfu... Read more

by | July 26, 2013

Booktopia TV Quiz Show: Featuring Shane Jacobson

Shane Jacobson, actor, comedian and now published author, stopped by the Booktopia offices to meet the staff and have a chat about his new book The Long Road To Overnight Success. Little did he know he would be the first contestant in the Booktopia TV Quiz Show, hosted by John Purcell. This is a Quiz Show like no other, equal parts literary and ridiculousness, and Shane aced it. Take a look at ... Read more

by | July 26, 2013