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A goodbye bouquet.

It is a very sad day in for the extended Read By Candlelight pet family. Two Sundays ago, we said goodbye to our little dog Tui. Today, we heard that Charlie, another RBC veteran, has gone.

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The Lord and the Banshee earlybird release.

I’ve got mixed feeling about this update. Normally, a new book is something to celebrate. However, this is not a book I think anyone is looking forward to! If you’ve been reading the Read by Candlelight series in publishing order, than you’ve already noticed that Cross is… absent…in later books. That he predeceased Pip was not exactly a secret. I knew that I wanted to tell the story of how Cross died at some point, but I thought that it would be a long while in the future. I was not expecting to write this book this year. This book had other plans and here we are! This was definitely one of the more challenging of the Read by Candlelight...

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The Wham Bam Author Jam 2020

Two big events happened in New Zealand on Saturday. We had the final day of voting and the results of the 2020 General election, and the Wham Bam Author Jam took place in Christchurch! Organised by author Stacey Broadbent (who writes M/M as Cyan Tayse), for the past three years, the Wham Bam Author Jam has provided a chance for authors and readers to interact. The event attracts authors from Australia and the North Island as well the respective ends of the South Island and a really good local crowd. I signed up for the first year but wasn’t able to make it, went last year and had a ball. I missed the sign up date for this year, but...

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A first time reader on The Dead Letter Office.

I was really pleased to receive this review from Maryann on Goodreads. I want The Read by Candlelight series to be able to be picked up at any point, so I was really excited to have a review from someone totally new to the series. If you haven't picked up one of these books yet, this is what Maryann had to say: "“The Dead Letter Office” is a first time read for me by Gillian St. Kevern. She melds the paranormal, an Egyptian artifact, historical context, family drama and a budding relationship into a gothic mystery with twists. I liked the gradual connection that develops between Jasper and Candy as it opens up secrets about both of them. I hope there’s...

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