Review: Here There Are Monsters

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda BérubéMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Spoiler Free Here there are Monsters is a skin-prickling horror (though, in my opinion, not an overly scary one) that has your mind jumping from one theory to another as you unravel Skye’s journey to find her missing sister, Deirdre. The story jumps … Continue reading Review: Here There Are Monsters

Don’t Go Chasing Vampires

Sandra was a decidedly average High-School student, with a perfectly reasonable fear of the recently-outed vampires living among them. And then her mom went missing. Desperate to find her mother before her sister is taken away from her, Sandra ventures into the world of the undead and gets a whole lot more than she bargained … Continue reading Don’t Go Chasing Vampires

My Return to Writing: An Excerpt

As promised in a previous post, I'm excited to share the results of my recent burst of inspiration. This is a rewrite of the first chapter in a project I began years and years and years ago, which has sat, undisturbed, in my files ever since. 

I've no idea what drew me back to this story specifically, but I'm more than happy to indulge in this long-forgotten project.

I've found it quite interesting, given this is a YA project. I've been drawn to my Adult Fiction works for a long time now, so rediscovering a YA voice has been a fun experience.

Anyway, without any further ado, I hope you enjoy reading this little excerpt as much as I liked writing it. And as always, feedback is welcome.

What is the appropriate heat level for YA romance?

Discussing the steaminess of YA Fiction.

Aussie Writers

We’re loving the monthly themes here at AO&R and we really hope you are too. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover, please suggest away in the comments or on our facebook page. We’re always open to ideas. Anyways, the month of June is all about romance. So hold on tight so as not to get swept away in the swoon-fest!

It’s a widely known fact that many readers of YA are more ‘young at heart’ than actual young adults. Not speaking for myself of course … 😛 Okay, okay, so I’m totally a mum to one, almost two, real young adults. My little bookworms’ emergence into teenhood has brought with it an unexpected element and a new way of looking at YA books. Where I once devoured anything with so much as a sniff of romance, turning pages until I reached that happily…

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