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Podcast 36: Interview with BookThingo, our Australian reader counterpart

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



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 Sarah and talking about books (like that’s ever a problem!). Thanks for listening – hope you enjoy the podcast!


Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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