Romance

Not-so-gentle coming-of-age story

August 15, 2015
By
Not-so-gentle coming-of-age story

Snake Bite, by Christie Thompson (Allen & Unwin, RRP $30) Jez is 17, bored in a downtrodden Canberra suburb, and coming to realise she’s in love with her best friend, Lukey. It’s summertime and Jez has little to do but hang out, get high and argue with her mum. She takes it for granted that...

Read more »

Romance by the numbers

February 18, 2015
By
Romance by the numbers

The Winter Sea, by Di Morrissey (Pan Macmillan Australia, RRP $35): I wouldn’t say Di Morrissey is a lazy author but The Winter Sea has a real paint-by-numbers feel to it. An everlasting love, a new love and a family secret roll around together in this plot as the lead character Cassie Holloway, fresh from...

Read more »

Marriage tips and BRAAAIIIINNNNS

February 13, 2012
By
Marriage tips and BRAAAIIIINNNNS

Married With Zombies, by Jesse Petersen (Simon & Schuster, RRP $28): Now here’s a novel concept: a romantic comedy with zombies. If, like me, you are over the whole sparkly vampire trend, this could be the book for you. Once upon a time, Sarah and David met and fell in love, as you do....

Read more »

Even the undead need to pay the bills

June 24, 2006
By
Even the undead need to pay the bills

Undead and Unemployed By Mary Janice Davidson (Piatkus, $24.99): Betsy Taylor has a shoe fetish, a fetish she retains even after dying and rising as the new Queen of the Vampires. However, being undead royalty doesn’t mean you can dodge paying your credit card bills so Betsy lands a job selling designer shoes. A...

Read more »

Currently reading

Want You Dead