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New Release Spotlight: Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen

Hey everyone, Dave here! 🙂

Suzanne van Rooyen, fellow reviewer on this blog and also a fellow writer, has a brand new release out!


Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.

Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish.

One of the many books I’m reading at the moment is Suzanne’s ‘I Heart Robot’, and I can confirm that Suzanne has massive talent as a writer and storyteller; she should be more widely read, so go ahead and grab this new release: Amazon US – Kindle edition – $3.99

And remember to add it to your Goodreads shelves!


Suzanne is the author of the YA novels THE OTHER ME and I HEART ROBOT, as well as the NA novel SCARDUST. A tattooed storyteller from South Africa, Suzanne currently lives in Sweden and is busy making friends with the ghosts of her Viking ancestors. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When she grows up, she wants to be an elf – until then, she spends her time (when not writing) wall climbing, buying far too many books, and entertaining her shiba inu, Lego.

Check out more info about Suzanne and her work over on her website and blog and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Until next time,

Be EPIC and read South African SpecFic authors! 🙂

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Posted by on February 10, 2016 in New on the Shelves, Spotlight


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New on South African Shelves: April

Coming in April 2009!

Don’t see these on the shelves? Then ask the good guys and girls at Exclusive Books to order them for you!

The Third Law: Book 2 – Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie


Epic Fantasy
Click here for a review

House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds


Science Fiction / Space Opera
Click here for a review

Margarets by Sherri S Tepper


Science Fiction
Click here for a review

Dream Archipelago by Christopher Priest


Science Fiction, Short Story Collection
Click here for a review

Hellgate: London – Covenant by Mel Odom


Game Tie-In
Click here for a review

In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield


Alternate History Fantasy
Click here for a review

Blood and Ice by Robert Masello


Click here for a review

The Third God by Ricardo Pinto


Epic Fantasy
Click here for a review of book 2 in the series, The Standing Dead.

Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente


Click here for a review

Deluge by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Anne Scabourough


Science Fiction
Click here for a review

Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt Book 11 The Silent Blade by RA Salvatore


Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
Click here for a review

Forgotten Realms: Haunted Lands Book 3 Unholy by Richard Lee Byers


Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
No Reviews Available

Forgotten Realms: Ed Greenwood Presents: Waterdeep Blackstaff Tower by Steven E Schend


Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
No Reviews Available

Thieving Fear by Ramsey Campbell


Click here for a Review

Journey Into Space by Toby Litt


Literary Science Fiction
Click here for a review.

Thicker Than Water by Mike Carey


Urban Fantasy
Click here for a review.

This is not a Game by Walter John Williams


Science Fiction
Click here for a review.

Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley


Space Opera / Science Fiction
Click here for a review.

Every Last Drop by Charlie Huston


Thriller / Horror / Crime Fiction
Click here for a review.

Okay, that’s it for now! 🙂 Check back next month for a brand new list! And remember, if Exclusive Books doesn’t have the book you’re looking for, give them the info and they’ll find it for you. 🙂

Be Fantastic!

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Posted by on April 2, 2009 in New on the Shelves