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Christmas Australis: A Frighteningly Festive Anthology of Spine Jingling Tales

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A dark Family Secret. A web of deception. Exiles in alien lands. Who will survive their Australian Christmas crisis to celebrate the festive season?

Harbouring a dark Family Secret, prodigal grand-daughter Kate brings her unsuspecting partner home to Christmas lunch with her menagerie of weird relatives…

25th of December 2056, Mary and her soldier boyfriend Nick are sent to
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Published November 11th 2019 by True Dialogue
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Naomi Shippen
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A breathtaking range of uniquely Australian stories. Christmas Australis is the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of good literature.
P.A. Mason
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heart warming mix of Aussie Christmas stories written by a group of dedicated writers who turn up each morning to #6amAusWriters. Full of Aussie vernacular and scorching hot summers, each story throws a new spin on the traditions down under.
K.M. Allan
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An eclectic mix of well-written stories all touching on Christmas in their own unique way. There’s horror, sci-fi, fantasy, even a PI tale, all grouped together by the ongoing story of a lost soul aboard a ship, picking the stories from bottles floating at sea. This collection has something for everyone and is an easy, entertaining read perfect for the holiday season.
Emily Wrayburn
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, yes, I'm one of the authors so I'm biased, but take this as an endorsement for the other seven wonderful stories in this collection. I enjoyed reading all of these and seeing the stories develop as we worked on them.
Rebecca Bowyer
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was so much fun to read Australian scary Christmas stories! Such a wonderfully wide variety and so imaginative!
Book Squirrel
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Devilishly good!

‘Christmas Australis’ is not your usual Christmas reading fare. Instead of fairy lights and tinsel, you'll find shadows and dark corners, disreputable people, food that is not to be trusted and family secrets that are even darker than most. 


Introducing each story by means of a letter from The Epica adds another layer of mystery and darkness to the collection, while the distinctly Australian flavour of the stories adds a unique quality to the anthology that sets it apart from othe
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V. E. Patton is the pen name of Veronica Strachan. She is the bestselling author of Ochre Dragon the first book in her epic fantasy series The Opal Dreaming Chronicles.

V. E. spent as much of her childhood as she could lost in a good book. She wrote stories and poems as soon as she learnt to read and her favourite place in the world was the local library. She spent most of her adult life lost in a
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