Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast

36. An Interview with Kat from BookThingo

Kat from BookThingo organized a tea to welcome me to Australia, and I sat down with her afterward to talk more about reading, reviewing and romance readers in Australia.  She also shared some authors and book titles she was most excited about, particularly Australian authors.

Here are the books we talked about in the podcast:

Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta Quintana of Charyn - Melina Marchetta Tangle of Need - Nalini Singh

A Notorious Countess Confesses - Julie Anne Long How the Marquess was Won - Julie Anne Long The Last Regenade - Jo Goodman Claiming the Courtesan - Anna Campbell

Untouched - Anna Campbell Triptych Erica Hayes -revelation Dead Heat - Bronwyn Parry

As Darkness Falls - Bronwyn Parry Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs Her Singapore Fling

The three publishers Kat mentioned are:

 

Destiny Romance (Penguin) 
Escape Publishing (Harlequin) – 
Momentum (Pan Macmillan) –  – no imprint, Kat says, but they've launched a series of erotica/erotic romance short stories under the banner 'Hot Down Under

 

Many huge thanks to Harlequin for sponsoring the podcast. They have things to tell you! Here's one:

Harlequin Logo

Harlequin’s new Christmas books have arrived! Share the gift of romance this season. Visit http://www.harlequin.com/christmasbooks

 

 

The music you're hearing was provided by Sassy Outwater, and it's called “Fiddler on the Loose.” I think that's a Sassy Original composition, and that's definitely her on the fiddle. 

 

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Thank you to Kat for sitting with me and talking about books (like that's ever a problem!). Thanks for listening – hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

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  1. 1
    Emma says:

    Hi Guys, Really enjoyed the interview. As an aussie completely disagree regarding the expectations of romance (or my expectations anyway) – I expect romance to be romance and believe it takes away from Australian authors when they are classed as romance and then as a reader I find the story line to be more family saga/suspense orientated or whatever genre may fit. Despite the writing/story being of a quality if I am disappointed that romance was the genre promised but not delivered then I am hesitant to try the author again and sadly my list of Australian romance authors I enjoy is not very long. Lets hope that changes with time……well done guys, hope you enjoyed Australia Sarah and Kat I will continue to read bookthingo!

  2. 2
    Lebdawho says:

    Thanks for the intro for Bronwyn Parry! I will be checking her books out. I love a goof romantic suspense in a setting I’m not familiar with. I learn so much from those!

  3. 3
    Black Dragon Mama says:

    Melina Marchetta!!!! I cannot recommend her highly enough and so love to hear her getting more recognition.  I special ordered Quintana of Charyn from Australia because that trilogy is JUST THAT GOOD! Gah!

  4. 4

    I finally finished listening to the podcast and I have to ask: Have you read Melina’s books? If not, you totally should because they are AMAZING.
    The fantasy series has such a scope and even though the setting and plot are so well planned, the characters is what drives everything forward.
    But her YA contemps are like on a league of their own. Each one of them will break your heart at some point or another, but will leave you asking for more.

    Oh, and she has this really cool children’s book called The Gorgon in the Gully.

    Also, I’m going to check out the Alpha and Omega series since you made it sound so good.

  5. 5

    I finally finished listening to the podcast and I have to ask: Have you read Melina’s books? If not, you totally should because they are AMAZING.
    The fantasy series has such a scope and even though the setting and plot are so well planned, the characters is what drives everything forward.
    But her YA contemps are like on a league of their own. Each one of them will break your heart at some point or another, but will leave you asking for more.

    Oh, and she has this really cool children’s book called The Gorgon in the Gully.

    Also, I’m going to check out the Alpha and Omega series since you made it sound so good.

  6. 6

    I finally finished listening to the podcast and I have to ask: Have you read Melina’s books? If not, you totally should because they are AMAZING.
    The fantasy series has such a scope and even though the setting and plot are so well planned, the characters is what drives everything forward.
    But her YA contemps are like on a league of their own. Each one of them will break your heart at some point or another, but will leave you asking for more.

    Oh, and she has this really cool children’s book called The Gorgon in the Gully.

    Also, I’m going to check out the Alpha and Omega series since you made it sound so good.

  7. 7

    I did the same! Did you use Fishpond?
    I’m waiting for a time when I can read it in private because I know my family will try to interrupt me all the time.

  8. 8

    I did the same! Did you use Fishpond?
    I’m waiting for a time when I can read it in private because I know my family will try to interrupt me all the time.

  9. 9

    I did the same! Did you use Fishpond?
    I’m waiting for a time when I can read it in private because I know my family will try to interrupt me all the time.

  10. 10
    theNaughtyK says:

    I want to support our local bookstores because some have closed down :( but the prices are so much more expensive than buying it online or ebook. I’ll “splurge” now and then and buy from the stores. I love finding second hand book stores and buying them but Aus second hand bookstores are still pretty pricey…

    Anyways, Thanks so much for introducing me to bookthingo. I’ve bookmarked her site and I’m going to go through it more thoroughly :)

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