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REVIEW: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Review by Sarah McDuling Summer Skin really and truly blew me away. I can’t remember the last time I had a reading experience that was so wonderfully surprising! When I picked up this book I expected a cute, fluffy YA romance and instead what I got was a smart, hard-hitting and emotionally weighted love story full of incredibly rich and layered characters. At turns shockingly honest and w... Read more

by | February 3, 2016

Nine Naughty Questions with… Rachael Johns, author of The Road to Hope

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rachael Johns author of The Road to Hope and many more… Nine Naughty Questions ———————————- 1. I wonder, is a Romance writer born or made? Please tell us a little about your life before publication. I was made from heartache mixed with a liberal dose of teenage dramatics. I’d never been a huge r... Read more

by | May 29, 2015

Nine Naughty Questions with… Helene Young, author of Northern Heat

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Helene Young author of Northern Heat and more… Nine Naughty Questions ———————————- 1. I wonder, is a Romance writer born or made? Please tell us a little about your life before publication. I think a romance writer is probably born. According to my mum I was always an optimistic little soul who ... Read more

by | May 28, 2015

Winners of the 2014 Australian Romance Readers Awards!

The 2015 Australian Romance Readers Convention has come and gone, but we are not sad because we are left with a great list of award winning authors and having met so many new authors, hundreds of new books to read. See what Booktopia’s John Purcell and Andrew Cattanach got up to at the convention here. WINNERS Favourite Cover: the winner was Play by Kylie Scott. Sexiest Hero: the winner was Ada... Read more

by | March 13, 2015

GUEST BLOG: What I’ve been reading by Fleur McDonald; author of Emerald Springs

Fleur McDonald is one of Australia’s leading female rural lit authors, with her books becoming best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. She shares the books she’s been reading, in the lead up to April release of her new novel Emerald Springs. The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman I heard Lee Kofman interviewed on Richard Fidler’s Conversations and was immediately intrigued. Lee... Read more

by | March 6, 2015

GUEST BLOG: Bestselling author Rachael Johns lists her Top Ten Romance Books

We’re so lucky to be able to host guest blogs from some of Australia’s Favourite Authors, and with the dust settling on Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a special treat for Romance lovers. A guest blog from romance bestseller Rachael Johns! Rachael unveils her Top Ten Romance Books of All-Time. Did your favourites make the cut? Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding Thi... Read more

by | February 16, 2015

GUEST BLOG: My Romantic Achilles Heel – by bestselling author Kate Belle

Bestselling author Kate Belle on the expectation of a HEA I have an affliction as a ‘romance’ writer. I’m not good at happy endings. Actually, it’s more of a curse than an affliction, because romance readers expect their Happy Ever After (HEA) fix, it’s why they read the genre. For God’s sake, in romance HEA’s are mandatory! It’s part of the genre’s promise. Believe me, I’ve tried, God knows I’... Read more

by | December 12, 2013