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Saturday, July 31, 2010



Win a signed copy of Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody, as well as a beautiful t-shirt.
To celebrate the launch of Isobelle Carmody’s The Red Wind you could win a signed copy and beautiful t-shirt featuring artwork from the book (donated by Neo Tokyo Animal Lovers).
 Competition

Signing Clip

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Great Specials This Month

See our specials for the month! You can't go wrong!
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August Newsletter is up!

Look at the great new August Newsletter that we have!

August Newsletter

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Stock

Whether it's playing footy, hamming it up ontelevision, or being afamily man, one thing's for sure – Shane Crawford will give it his all.When Shane Crawford debuted for Hawthorn Football Club in 1993, little did he know what an amazing future awaited him. The kid from tiny Finley in New South Wales would become a champion of the game, the heart and soul of his club, and a successful media performer.
RRP $49.99 SPECIAL PRICE $34.95
 




New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.
 RRP $32.99 SPECIAL PRICE $19.95



Everything sits in the order somewhere.
Things survive because they're strong and everything reaches an understanding.
But not everything survives because it's strong.
Some creatures are weak.
Armed robber Pope Cody is on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead.
RRP: $29.99
 In it she details the extensive preparation she and her team made for the big voyage, her journey and the battles she fought along the way – against sleep deprivation, gale-force winds mountainous seas and the solitude most of us can only imagine. When she sailed back into Sydney Harbour on 15 May 2010, after 210 days at sea, she was cheered in by a huge crowd that included Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
RRP: $35.00 SPECIAL PRICE $24.99







New Reviews up

Reviews
Here are some more reviews of some books we have read!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crime Releases


If you like the TV show 'Bones' then you must read what the show was based on!
The first book in the series is as you can see on special for $5 while stocks last.

When the bones of a woman are discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery, Dr Temperance Brennan of the Laboratoire de Medecine Legale in Montreal is convinced that a serial killer is at work. The detective in charge of the case disagrees with her, but he is forced to revise his opinion.


A tie-in edition of the best-selling book, to coincide with the release of the blockbuster film directed by Roman Polanski

The narrator of Robert Harris’s gripping new novel is a professional ghostwriter – cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain’s former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha’s Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house.

But it doesn’t take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him – secrets with the power to kill.

Brisbane - Kylie Chan Tour Dates!




Voyager Blog - Tour Dates


Kylie Chan is on tour in Brisbane … and if you’re quick you can catch her from tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First Chapters

We have the links to the first chapters of Nomad

Ayaan Hirsi Ali caused a worldwide sensation with her gutsy memoir INFIDEL. Now, in NOMAD, she tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats made against her by European Islamists, the strife she witnessed and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the story of her physical and emotional journey to freedom - her transition from a tribal mindset that restricts women′s every thought and action to life as a free and equal citizen in an open society. Through stories of the challenges she has faced, she shows the difficulty of reconciling the contradictions of Islam with Western values.


And also the first chapters to Halo


Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels, Ivy, Bethany and Gabriel are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings.

Harper Collins New Releases are in!!

If you want to get your hands on:

Mary Victoria 'Tymons Flight'  Alexandra Adornetto 'Halo' Kim Falconer Path of the Stray

Alexandra Adornetto 'Halo'  Kylie Chan 'Hell to Heaven'  Barbara Erskine'Times Legacy' 













         

And many more fantastic titles instore now!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ChecK out Kylie Chan's way of plotting also a FREE give away of her new book!

Kylie Chan Giveaway

Author Rowena Cory Daniells has put up a post on Ripping Ozzie Reads about Kylie Chan and how she plots her way through her novels!! Kylie is also giving away a free copy of her new book to the lucky commentor!! Go check it out!!
      

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Writing tips on Writing Magick

We have set up a sister blog devoted to the writing craft. On it will be tips, tricks and blogs by authors on how they became where they are today!! Please check it out and don't be afraid to comment!!

Writing Magick! Tip and Tricks

Friday, July 23, 2010

Guest Blog: Interview with author Mary Victoria - 'Tymon's Flight'

Today we have an interview with Harpercollins Voyager author Mary Victoria Her book 'Tymon's Flight' is due to be released in August. It is the first in the Chronicles of the Tree and is set to be huge! Please check this wonderful author out!!

The World Tree rises up out of the seething clouds like a green mountain, lifting its children up to the light. All creation nestles in its gigantic branches: all take shelter beneath its canopy. There is no world besides this one -- or so the priests in Argos city would have everyone believe. What then if the green God should wither away, or withdraw Her blessings from her children?
Tymon is an orphaned boy growing up at Argos seminary, in the lush heart of the Central Canopy. The Argosian priests have declared science to be a heretical pursuit, and banned travel beyond the confines of the Tree. But Tymon yearns to discover new horizons. He longs to break free of the seminary. When he discovers an interloper in the city baths -- a foreigner, a female, one of the stigmatised Nurian pilgrims brought to the town every year as slaves -- his life changes forever.


Here is our interview with the lovely Mary Victoria:

A&R: Can you please explain your world and the premise of your novel!

‘Tymon’s Flight’ is set in a gigantic tree about the size of a small continent. When trying to visualize such a thing, think of a mountain range like the Himalayas. Replace the earth and rock parts with wood; imagine the snowy regions as branches and leaves. Limbs can be miles long. The trunk is a cliff-face, furrowed and complicated and full of ravines.

This is the only world the inhabitants know. They can’t see the base of the Tree as it is blanketed by impenetrable cloud. They’ve never found another Tree rising through the cloud-cover. They’ve enshrined all their fear and ignorance in a religion and now don’t believe it’s even right to travel beyond the confines of their world. The society Tymon, my lead character comes from, is run by priests. They venerate the World Tree and forbid exploration. Needless to say this isn’t the sort of environment a curious fifteen-year old would be happy in, especially if he’s a charity case taken on by the priests and expected to pay back his debt through a period of indenture.

So Tymon is a misfit in a conservative society. Of course, he’s far luckier than some.

A&R: Are the names of your characters are important? And what do they mean?

Oh yes, names are very important. They conjure up all sorts of associations. The names of the Argosians living in the western half of the Tree have classical Greek overtones (Timon of Athens, Jason and the Argonauts, etc) or else reflect the society’s preoccupation with plants and agriculture (Ferny, Rede, Fallow…) The people in the east also have a few of those Greek names (Solis, Pallas) but in general their language reflects Iranian, Arabic and Indian influences. The word ‘Nur’ means light in Persian. ‘Samiha’ (Samiheh) was my great-grandmother’s name.

Don’t be tempted to extrapolate too much from this, however! The Argosian culture is based on an amalgam of various traditional societies in Europe, India and the Middle East. The Nurians are the pale-skinned barbarians they love to hate. I like to mix things up.

A&R:While writing, do you eat, drink or so anything special to get the writing mojo flowing? Like sports people wearing lucky socks etc..

One word: coffee. Said like this, with a big wide grin: ‘Coff-feeee.’

A&R:Has the dog ever eaten your manuscript?

Actually I once had a cat who chewed on everything I wrote. It was a long time ago and the cat has now gone where cats go, but I think she was trying to tell me something. I wrote poetry, you see. Bad poetry. That cat was an excellent critic.

A&R:What do you think books are for?

Books are for taking me unawares and making me fall in love with a stranger. They are tickets to a whole new country, the author’s mind. A good storyteller will tempt you away like the Pied Piper. I treasure that opportunity to forget myself.

A&R:Which character was the hardest to write? Which one was the easiest?

In this book the most accessible character to me was Tymon, because I knew him fairly well. He has a lot of myself in him – sorry to be so cliché! But that didn’t necessarily make him easier to write. It just meant there was a lot of material to draw on.

It’s funny raiding your own life, background and cultural experience for story material. You feel a tad guilty. The end product is completely unrecognizable, thank goodness.

The most difficult character to write was certainly Samiha. She has a combination of high moral aspirations and great courage, which makes her a little scary – she can be quite uncompromising. It’s tough to write a truly heroic person. Though she does have a wonderfully human side and makes mistakes.

A&R:As a child, when colouring, did you colour within the lines or outside the lines?

Very carefully within the lines at first, before I figured out that I hated colouring. It was far more fun to draw my own stuff. Then I discovered pen and ink in my teens and went all goth, and colour was a no-no anyway.

A&R:Can you describe your desk or office/writing area. Also, does you write at a certain time of day?

I write when I can, which is during the hours my daughter goes to kindy. Or in the evening. There’s no set rhythm, only me throwing myself at the computer whenever the opportunity presents itself.

My desk at the moment is covered in copies of the first book, notes and outlines for the third book, invites to the upcoming launch, and empty coffee cups. It could do with a dusting. I doubt it will get one soon.

Dragon Sword Histories #3 Radiant Child Review


Radiant Child ReviewA review for Duncan Lay's Radiant Child is up and it is fantastic!!! A great read and thrilling to the end!! Highly recommended!


Don't forget to check out the author himself Duncan Lay at his blog Dragon Sword Histories and at his Facebook Duncan Lay Facebook

Post for the Parents

Sensational Baby Sleep Plan - Alison Scott-Wright

Sleep is something all new parents want, both for themselves and their newborn babies. Now, with The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan baby care consultant Alison Scott-Wright takes the stress and tension out of those early weeks and offers the ultimate plan that will ensure your baby sleeps soundly during the day, and for a full 12 hours during the night from around 8-10 weeks, without the need for night feeds!

The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan gives parents:
* Realistic, easy to follow advice and guidance
* Sensible feeding plans that can be tailored to suit the individual
* Simple explanations of how to interpret different cries
* Useful tips to to encourage belief and trust in their parental instincts
* Solutions to common issues and problems, as well as in-depth explanations on how to cope with reflux and dietary related colic.
* Happy babies that sleep through the night and have structured naps from around 2 months.

Healthy Baby Food - Nirelle Tolstoshev

Cooking healthy food for babies can sometimes be a challenge but not for Nirelle Tolstoshev! She’s picked the best that her own children love and tested them on all her friends too! Healthy Baby Food helps you to prepare nutritious balanced meals and teach your baby about a wide range of foods. A nutritious diet early in life is the best way to avoid obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and some cancers.

All the recipes are easy to prepare, allowing you plenty of time for cuddles and play and less time in the kitchen!

Dead Red Heart open for submissions



Dead Red Heart edited by Russell B Farr
We all know about vampires, drinking blood, banished by garlic, killed by sunlight or a stake through the heart.
We all know about Australia, the land down under: sand, beaches and lots of sunlight. That splash of red you see could be a world renowned shiraz, or tomato sauce on a meat pie.
Dead Red Heart will be an anthology of Australian vampire stories, showing vampires in Australian settings. It could be the beach, the outback, suburbs or cities. It could be historical or contemporary.
The editor is looking for stories that capture the essence of vampirism and the essence of Australia.
Any stories involving cultural borrowing from Australian indigenous cultures should be respectful of the beliefs of Australia’s traditional owners.

Go to the Ticonderoga Publications Link and find out more!!
 Vampires in Australia Short Story Anthology

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Author Trent Jamieson --Australian Literature Review

Check out this interview with Trent Jamieson that the Australian Literature Review has done!

 Trent Jamieson Interview


Steve is a necromancer in the family firm, tasked with easing spirits from this dimension to the next after death. And he's kind of OK with that, until someone high up the corporate hierarchy makes a bid to be Australia's new Regional Death. This means killing all of the current Death's staff.

 Want more information here is Trents Blog!
www.trentjamieson.com.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Duncan Lays Big July Adelaide Trip


Duncan Lay Dragon Sword Histories
See what Duncan Lay had to say about Adelaide and Edwardstown Store! It seems like he had a fantastic trip in Adelaide and sold many books!!!

This means that more authors should come to Adelaide and spruke their books!! There is certinatly an audience here for them!

Duncan is the author of The Dragon Sword Histories, check them out as they are a great read for fantasy readers!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Review up








                Review

New instock - Manga



One Piece - Eiichiro Oda



Adventure on the High Seas!
The Straw Hats are in a desperate battle against time and Gecko Moria to get their shadows back before dawn. Gecko Moria unleashes his devasting power of a thousand shadows, but Luffy counters back with his Gear powers. To save his crew, will Luffy have to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Review up!





Reviews

For all you writers out there!

Here is a link to a short story submission call for an anthology. If you have a story that you have written that is between 2000 - 10,000 words than you can enter!!

http://fablecroft.com.au/submissions

All the details are at the website!! Good luck and have fun!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Competition Results

We have a winner of the signed copy of 'Radiant Child' but we still have four signed posters to give away!!

Signed Duncan Lay Competition


Okay everyone we have a signed copy of Duncan Lay's latest book ' Radiant Child' to give away. All you need to do is be the first to email arbooks@hotmail.co.uk with the answer to this question,


Merren is the Queen of what country?


Runners up will win a signed poster of all three books.

Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New page

I just added an Author Signings page, check out the pictures of the great authors who come to the store!!

Whispers From The Angels - Heather Colquist

For all the metaphysics fans out there, here is a great new title by an Adelaide author,

'Whispers From The Angels' by Heather Colquist.

FROM THE AUTHOR - HEATHER COLQUIST

This book is a collection of messages that have been given to me through channeling from my spirit guides. I hope the words will inspire you just as they have done for me and that you will find in them something special. Learn to allow yourselves to be soul-in-touch so that you too can be completely free in spirit. Check the index, or open to any chapter, and find your message for the day.

Following is a direct message given to me by the angels for all my readers:

WE OF THE ANGEL WORLD

It is we of the angel world who are making our presence felt in order to connect with each and every one of you! Please realize that it is with a simple click of the fingers that you are able to connect with us. Do not be afraid to ask for our help whenever the need is there for we are the angels that hover all around waiting to be of service to you. Our only request is that you will be clear in regards to the many things you ask of us, for we take great pleasure in seeing you learn.

Understand that we set no boundaries when asked to help you towards your own soul growth! We do hear the questions that you have in regards to your own learning. Be aware that we will be there to guide you through those steps.

Do not be afraid of the messages that are being sent to you. Listen and have the knowledge that these messages will often be given with a repetitive tone to them for it is we of the angel world trying to connect with you.

We see that changes are all around and although you will struggle from time to time with some of the important decisions, know that we do guide you always toward your own soul growth and the right decisions for you.

Please learn to step over those hesitations that hold you back in life and put your trust in us, for the changes that are to come will be many.

With love and light
We send this message to you
Do not be afraid.

Duncan Lay Signing


 Duncan Lay instore signing today!!  2pm-4pm

Martil is a haunted man -- a war hero, now derided as the ′Butcher of Bellic′. Leaving his beloved homeland he is set upon by bandits and tricked into taking a small child, Karia, to her uncle. But they only find one ex-bandit in the town, along with the Dragon Sword, a magical relic belonging to the rulers of Norstalos.
Norstalos′s first-ever queen is trying to keep her crown. Her cousin, Duke Gello, wants it and is prepared to do anything to get it.
Martil can find no way out of caring for a child, fighting for a queen and discovering that even a magical sword is no guarantee of victory ...

Duncan will be signing copies of his lastest book 'Radiant Child' as well as any copies you buy or bring to the store. We have a special discount of if you buy book 1 then you get a small discount off book 2. If you buy both you get a larger discount of book 3 :)
Everyone come get your copies today and get them personally signed.


 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Popular Penguins



                                                                When you buy any 2 of the Popular Penguins Classics ask for your free Popular Penguin Book Bag.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I have a date for World of Warcraft: The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm

The book will be released on October 1st 2010. It will be the precurser to the massive online mmorpg World of Warcraft Cataclysm Expansion release.

Other WoW news is that World of Warcraft Cataclysm Atlas will be avaliable in September

World of Warcraft: Stormrage will be out in paperback in December, just in time for Christmas.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Baby Wombats Week is a Winner!

HarperCollins Publishers Australia and all booksellers especially Angus & Robertson Edwardstown is delighted to congratulate Jackie French and Bruce Whatley on winning the prestigious 2010 Australian Book Industry Award for Book of the Year for Younger Children for Baby Wombat’s Week.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pages

Check out our new pages tab on the left hand tool bar. This page will have a review of the books as we finish them.

Already there is my review (Tarran) on the book I just finished 'Juliet' Due out in August.


Just added a Coming Soon page, check out some of the books for August.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Duncan Lay - Fantasy Author Signing July 15th 2pm-4pm

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