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Aussie Owned and Read · 15h ago

Romancing the Reader

This month on Aussie Owned and Read we’re talking about romance. I’m a romantic at heart, I love the happy sigh when my couple get together. I love the tension and the payoff. I’d probably s...
Aussie Owned and Read · 2d ago

The Romance of Reading

My oldest just finished Kindergarten, so she’s beginning to put words and sentences together as she reads. At times, it’s frustrating as she doesn’t remember words she just read etc. But, sh...
Aussie Owned and Read · 2d ago

Teaching Children The Romance of Reading

This topic has been on my mind a great deal lately. My oldest just finished Kindergarten, so she’s beginning to put words and sentences together as she reads. At times, it’s frustrating as s...
Aussie Owned and Read · 1w ago

Falling For Words

For us, the most important part of writing is to make our reader fall in love, and an author can do this in a few ways. Firstly with a relatable or sympathetic character. This doesn’t necess...
Aussie Owned and Read · 1W ago

Four Times I Got on the Wrong Ship (aka Unlucky in Love Triangles)

Featured image source: Shutterstock Ship noun (in fanfic) 1. a relationship. — verb (t) (shipped, shipping)  2. to create a relationship between two characters in a work of fiction, as in th...
Aussie Owned and Read · 2W ago

The Best Aussie (YA/NA) Romance Reads

We’re talking about romancing the reader this month and today I want to mention some swoonworthy Aussie books that well and truely romanced me. Summer Skins (Kirsty Eager) — the best traditi...
Aussie Owned and Read · 2W ago

What is the appropriate heat level for YA romance?

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 facebo...
Aussie Owned and Read · 2W ago

Review: Alice in Murderland (Magical Bookshop Mystery #1) by Samantha Silver

When Alice Calliope takes over her recently deceased aunt’s bookshop in Sapphire Village, Oregon, she’s not expecting her world to be flipped upside down, but that’s exactly what happens whe...
Aussie Owned and Read · 3W ago

Does romance need a HEA?

This month on the blog, we’re talking all things lovey-dovey. Here, Lauren K. McKellar discusses the ending of a romance novel–does it have to follow a formula? For many people, romance nove...
Aussie Owned and Read · 3W ago

The badder the better, and this guy’s the worst.

This month on Aussie Owned and Read we’re talking Villains. Those guys who exist to make things rough for the hero by hopefully having waring goals. What better way to wind up the month than...