Tairen Soul series now a quartet and other exciting news

Dark Country by Bronwyn ParryBronwyn Parry at Ultimo Library

Books Alive author Bronwyn Parry will be at Ultimo Library tomorrow from 5pm-6pm. Come along for a chat, and bring your books or buy one on the day and have them signed. More details at the City of Sydney’s What’s On website.

Australian release for Night’s Cold Kiss

Night’s Cold Kiss, the debut novel by Australian author Tracey O’Hara, will be published locally by HarperCollins Australia. The website shows Sept 22 as the release date, so it should be in stores soon.

Queen of Songs and Soul by C. L. WilsonComing soon from C. L. Wilson

One of my most anticipated books of the year, the Queen of Song and Souls by C. L. Wilson, is scheduled for release on October 27. (You can read an excerpt here.) I’m told that the book became much longer than anticipated and had to be split, so this will be book 3 in the Tairen Soul quartet. The last book will be called Tairen Soul, which gives it a lovely bit of symmetry, given that it was the original name for the first book, which then had to be split into Lord of the Fading Lands and Lady of Light and Shadows.

After Tairen Soul, Wilson is planning to write another fantasy novel, The Winter King, followed by more Fading Lands books—one feature Bel and one featuring Gaelen. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!

Doubleblind out now

I just picked up my copy of Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre from Galaxy Bookshop. It’s early! Galaxy magic strikes again! I also put in a request for the new Ava Gray book coming out in November. (Ava Gray is Ann Aguirre’s paranormal romance-writing alter ego.) Now if I can just get rid of this cold so I can read instead of falling asleep every 5 minutes…

Good Reading magazine for library patrons

If you have a City of Sydney Library card, you can now view Good Reading magazine online for free. And if you belong to a different public library, it’s worth asking if they have digital subscriptions that you have free access to. One of the (many) perks of using the library.

You know you’ve been reading too much sf/f when…

…you wake up in an orange haze and your first thought is, Oh, this is just like The Last Stormlord!


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