BA Features The Perfect Wife by Katherine Scholes

Welcome to BA’s Book Features, my newest meme, showcasing a small collection of books to be released this week, or showcasing a special feature as part of a blog tour and promotion event. Contact me if you’d like to have your new-release title featured on Bookish Ardour.

Introducing The Perfect Wife by Katherine Scholes

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Review: Star Wench by Anna Anthropy

StarWenchFrontCoverWSYou’re Star Wench, interstellar adventurer! With your pilot Suzie Starbright, you cruise the galaxy with only one goal in mind: the powerful and treacherous Queen of Space! With her mind-control raygun eye and her boundless space empire, she is literally unbeatable. Your quest is doomed to failure, but what kind of failure?How does the story end? Only YOU can find out! Your one choice: which page to open up to. Keep reading until you’ve suffered not one but MANY terrible fates!


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Review: Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRocheLove can make a person do crazy things. .

Torre DeRoche is a city girl with a morbid fear of deep water. She is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific Ocean aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has a hard decision to face: watch the man she loves sail away forever, or head off on the epic watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins Ivan on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against the backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always breathtakingly brave memoir that proves there are some risks in life worth taking. An engaging story teller, Torre is also author of The Fearful Adventurer, a blogsite where she posts honest accounts of her deep fears and daring adventures hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams. Film rights for Love with a Chance of Drowning have been optioned and the script adaptation is currently underway.


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Giveaway: Win An ARC of Bandits by LM Preston!

EDIT: I’m running this giveaway for another day (well really two days) because I haven’t been able to get online to end it and announce the winner. So now it will end tomorrow at 8pm (Tuesday the 19th) AEST. Get in there quick before it ends!

I’m excited because it’s giveaway time! If you follow my blog and my little rambles you might remember me mentioning Bandits by L.M. Preston several times now, at least I feel like I’ve been talking about it quite a bit (here’s my review and here’s Preston’s guest post).

Well now you can win yourself your very own ARC, that’s right, your very own Advanced Readers Copy of Bandits to enjoy!

A little about Bandits if you have no idea what I’m on about and just want to get to the giveaway part – Bandits is an action packed young adult science fiction/fantasy novel set mostly on the planet Merwin.

It follows the adventure of Daniel and his friends after his father is murdered. Daniel not only has to find out who these people are, but is also in a race against time to prevent a world wide catastrophe.

Bandits has a little bit of romance, strong and interesting characters, a sense of humour, a diverse ecological setting, and plenty of action. For a full synopsis check out my review, but otherwise on to the giveaway!
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Review: Bandits by L.M Preston

Daniel’s father has gotten himself killed and left another mess for Daniel to clean up. To save his world from destruction, he must fight off his father’s killers while discovering a way to save his world.

Time is running out, and Daniel must choose to either walk in his father’s footsteps or to reinvent himself into the one to save his world.


As I was reading Bandits by L.M. Preston, I found myself repeatedly wondering about the visual aspects of her mind throughout and thinking how she not only has quite the imagination, but the skill to share it.

One of the main reasons I found why I could read Bandits is because of the images she weaves, the creatures and world she created, and how they all work together. I have a healthy respect for a writer who can create a whole new world with creatures you’ve never heard of and have it all fit in together. People can come up with all sorts of environments, but that doesn’t mean that environment’s ecosystem is sound or logical, and I felt that Preston’s worlds were logical without having to go into thorough explanation. Continue reading