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187 – Thriller Romance Brooke Sivendra Style

Thriller Romance Brooke Sivendra Style on The Adelaide Show Podcast

When standard romance and standard thrillers fail to get your heart racing, the obvious solution is to combine them and try thriller romance Brooke Sivendra style. That’s just what Adelaide author, Brooke Sivendra, does with her novels. Brooke’s leading man, James Thomas, is a man of mystery with a heart of gold and tonight we learn more about him and Brooke’s life as a writer.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Brian Croser.

Nigel will try to stump the audience with IS IT NEWS on the topic of books and bookshops.

In 100 Weeks Ago we relive something truly historical, with Allison Russell from History SA.

And Voodoo Tattoo, Brett Monten’s band, brings us home in the musical pilgrimage.

Suggested Tweet text: #Thriller #Romance BrookeSivendra style. Meet the #Adelaide #author in episode 187.

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Running Sheet: Thriller Romance Brooke Sivendra Style

00:00:00 Outtake
Writer’s block is like extracting teeth
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:39 SA Drink Of The Week
Brian Croser 2015 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir … tasting notes
00:07:46 Stories Without Notice
The Adelaide Show Podcast is back in the AFL footy tipping competition this year. We are also part of the ABC Adelaide competition. Wish us luck with Nigel’s scientific heuristic. We finished in top 5% nationwide last year.
00:10:48 Brooke Sivendra

When standard romance and standard thrillers fail to get your heart racing, the obvious solution is to combine them. That’s just what Adelaide author, Brooke Sivendra, does with her novels. Brooke’s leading man, James Thomas, is a man of mystery with a heart of gold and tonight we learn more about him and Brookie’s life as a writer.

Here is the link for the free copy of ESCANTA: Book One of the James Thomas Series: escanta-download/

Brooke, you left the world of running your own business where you have some kind of direct control over your income, to pursue your passion of writing. Why?

Does your logical brain from your nuclear science background ever throw doubt over your decisions

character development,

What character would you choose for Steve Davis, and what for NDK/



living as an author, etc.

How much detail is too much?

Also, first person vs third

And you swap characters per chapter in the book I’m reading.

Do you ever wish you ONLY published in paperback and never got to hear from the marketplace? The reason I ask is that amid the positive reviews, there was this review and this comment that caught my eye:

anna on March 29, 2016
I got this book based on the 5 stars reviews. Wow! What a disappointment. Pretty girl meets bad boy. Both fall into cheezy lust at first sight. All the while pretty girl gets protection from bad boy’s security firm from whom nobody knows and we don’t find out in this book. I hate books with no endings and will add this writer to my writers to avoid list.
lkh says:
Well I wish I would have read your review before downloading. I didn’t see anywhere that this was a series. I just finished it and am SO frustrated. I’m glad I read all comments from your review because was so confused at the last page, I thought I must skipped something along way. Too bad too because I loved book until it DIDn’T END! 🙁

How do you maintain resilience when these reviews happen?

What is the proofing process

01:18:24 Is It News?

 Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.

News October 1935
In an article published in “The News” yesterday, reference was made to a “mystery man,” whose activities were causing concern among the Greek and Italian communities in the West-End. In a letter to the editor, Mr. Homer Regas, whose social and business activities -in Australia have to some ex tent coincided with those of the per son described, says that he has been subjected to some annoyance as the re suit of the article. Mr. Rcgas, however, is not the “mystery man.” So far as we know, Mr. Regas is a reputable citizen, who has done nothing, nor is he likely to do anything, that would cause uneasiness to anybody. Mr. Regas has written the following letter to “The News”: Sir-
Yesterday afternoon, to my great surprise, I was stopped in the street by several of my countrymen, as well as by Australian acquaintances, and asked whether I was the “mystery man” whose presence in Adelaide, it was stated in “The News” had caused concern among Italians and Greeks in the city. Many other visitors, Greeks as well as Australians, came to me at my book-store in Hindley street during the afternoon and evening disturbing me at my business by making the same mysterious and anxious inquiries. I had no answer to give them. But after reading the article I was able to understand the feverish anxiety of my numerous inquisitors.

Advertiser October 1936
A Triumph For Green
THE fact that on Tuesday the Legislative Council withdrew from the Traffic Bill the clause restricting the use of green lights in signs is but another triumph for green over its fellows in the spectrum. Eighty per cent, of the illuminated signs in Adelaide are green. green, it has been shown by many searching and statistical tests to be by far the most efficient and remunerative color for advertising. Goods wrapped in green have been proved, beyond doubt, to have a greater selling value than goods wrapped in any other color. Go to any book-store and you will find that most of the books there are bound In green. Watch the people choosing new books in a library. They will not take down the red or the blue or the yellow first.

News May 1953
No book has been banned by Australian censorship for the past year. But a number of previous bans remain. A publisher said today no book had been banned since The News drew attention to the list of books the Customs would not allow into Australia. The release of the ban on “The Postman Always Rings Twice. by James M. Cain, will bring heavy sales to booksellers-when they get copies.Two thousand copies, in Penguin form, were returned to England when the ban was imposed. Booksellers said today the Customs were their best publicity agents.

01:30:58 100 weeks ago
A snippet of Allison Russell from History SA from episode 87. Allison Russell from History SA took us through a number of History SA projects and stories from South Australia’s past just in time for Anzac Day.
01:34:36 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Out Of Your Mind by Voodoo Tattoo, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:46:43 Outtake
 I write in silence … it’s like a wine lesson for me

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.





2 Responses

  1. G’day Steve. Went to listen to this podcast on my MacBook Air, but got an error message. I turned off my AdBlocker but it still didn’t fix the problem. Is there a way of downloading the file so I can play it? The error message said, “There was a problem playing the audio. Check your internet connection, disable any ad blockers, and try again. Media_element_error: Format error (error code 4)”. I’ve downloaded the guest’s book and am currently working my way through it.

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