Book releases by Aussie Authors in January 2013

Aussie Author Challenge 2013As part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2013, each month I will be highlighting a selection of the new books being released by Aussie Authors in the month ahead.

These features will by no means provide a comprehensive listing of all the titles by Australian authors being released, just the ones I have come across in my travels around the web. I’ll ask readers, authors and publishers to let me know of any other notable Aussie Author book releases that I have overlooked in the Comments Section.

Book Releases by Aussie Authors in January 2013

Be Careful What You Wish For by Gemma CrispStrikeforce Lightning by Mark AitkenThe Dunbar Case by Peter CorrisA Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine JinksThe Girl in the Hard Hat by Loretta HillSeduction by Kate ForsterSex Lies and Bonsai by Lisa Walker

Click on the covers to read book summary and publication details.

These links are to Australian distributors. I recommend international readers check when these titles will be available from The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery).

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Have any of these titles caught your attention?

Know of other titles by Aussie Authors being released in January 2013? Share them with us in the comments below.

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  1. I loved Loretta’s “Girl in Steel-Capped Boots”. Alice Hope is another Aussie author who writes mining-related romances.

    I have an Australia Day themed contemporary romance coming out tomorrow (10 January) from Escape Publishing. It’s a short story (10,000 words, about a fifth of a Mills and Boon), which is fairly unusual. (I’d link to it but don’t want to be spammy) I’m really curious if anyone else is like me and looking for shorter stories to read as ebooks?

    There are five other Aussies with new books out from Escape Publishing tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to some Aus sci fi.

  2. Diane – That’s what these posts are all about – providing a platform for Aussie authors to make readers aware of their upcoming releases.

    Violette – Peter Corris’ title is a mystery. We have lots of Aussie authors in the historical mystery and crime fiction genre. If historical mystery is what you’re after you can’t go past the well known Kate Morton or Geraldine Brooks and I’m hoping to read something from Sulari Gentill this year and find time for Poet’s Cottage by Josephine Pennicott. On the mystery-crime fiction angle I would recommend Peter Temple, Shane Maloney, Kerry Greenwood and Ross Collier. Caroline Overington, Michael Robotham, Angela Savage, Adrian Hyland, P M Newton are all very popular too. The blog Fair Dinkum Crime specialises in Australian crime fiction and have just posted a listing of new Aussie crime fiction they are looking forward to in 2013:

  3. Are any of these books mysteries? I participated in the challenge in the past and had a hard time finding mysteries. I think that I read Elsa Klensch’s books.

  4. Would I be in trouble for mentioning my own books, The Naked Room and The Celibate Mouse? I am very wary of mentioning them as I never know whether I am transgressing a regulation about authors. If I am, please delete before I embarrass myself completely. Also, Vicki Tyley’s crime novels are terrific and well worth a mention.

  5. Kathryn – Yes, Sex, Lies & Bonsai sounds like a great summer read doesn’t it, and the title from Catherine Jinks sounds like one for YA fans to check out.

  6. Ooh, some of those titles look interesting. I’ve already been offered a review copy of The Girl in the Hard Hat (and am mid-way through reading it,) but have not heard of some of the other titles that you have featured. A Very Unusual Persuit and Sex, Lies and Bonsai both look interesting.