December Recipes: Curry Prawns

by Suneeti Rekhari

Christmas Prawn Curry (Or when Prawn Cocktails just won’t do!)

Serves 4 (or 2 v greedy) people


  • 20 King Prawns (shelled, veined, cleaned and tails left on)
  • 2 Spanish onions (diced)
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped finely)
  • 1 Tsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely diced)
  • 1 green chilli (or more depending on your heat tolerance) sliced lengthways
  • Handful of fresh curry leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh coriander leaves (chopped finely)
  • 2 Tsp oil salt to taste
  • Spices:
    • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 Tsp Asafoetida powder (you can omit this if you can’t find it in your grocery store)
    • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 Tsp coriander powder
    • 1 Tsp cumin powder
    • 1 Tsp chilli powder


Heat oil in frying pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida powder, fry until they start to sizzle.

Add onion and salt and fry for 3-4 minutes, till nicely caramelised and brown.

Add the rest of the spice powders and fry for 30 seconds.

Add garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste. Fry for 5 minutes, when the oil starts to separate. Add fresh curry leaves and fry for a minute. The kitchen should be smelling like heaven right about now!

Turn up the heat (in the pan) and add prawns. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes – until the prawns turn pink and juicy. Add green chilli.

Your curry is ready. Serve with a sprinkling of fresh coriander and lime wedges. Enjoy watching it disappear in seconds!


A fresh, exciting, funny, fabulous take on New Adult Paranormal about an enterprising matchmaker…and her paranormal clientele.

Hallowe’en Mini-Series: When I Fell In Love With Furry Supernatural Animals

By Suneeti Rekhari

Ah yes, Halloween, a time for sweet treats, latex monster masks, cats dressed as witches…


And vampire bunnies.

None are more endearing than Bunnicula, A carrot-juice sucking, red-eyed, furry beast.


Born in 1979 (same year that I was) out of James Howe’s imagination, I blame Bunnicula for my love of all things supernatural.

But vampire bunnies don’t get to have all the fun. If you’re on team Jacob rather than team Edward, you might prefer a cursed were-rabbit. A full-moon-transforming, carrot-chomping catastrophe.


Whatever your preferred creature of the night (and let’s face it, there are plenty to choose from), have a happy Halloween!

Recommended pick-up line: carrot juice is good for my furrrrrrr. 

Suneeti Rekhari thinks everyone deserves a perfect match. Everyone. Which is why her debut novel is about a paranormal dating agency. 

23093A fresh, exciting, funny, fabulous take on New Adult Paranormal about an enterprising matchmaker…and her paranormal clientele.

She started out as just an ordinary university student, but the sudden and unexpected inheritance of an unused warehouse on the industrial side of town throws Shalini’s life plan askew.

Drawing from her strengths, she decides to set up a matchmaking business, helping the lonely to find a soulmate. But something unusual happens, something unexpected—her first client doesn’t fit the regular profile. Victor is dark, handsome, emotionally available…and a vampire.

Suddenly Shalini’s already disrupted world becomes a place where rules no longer apply. She must learn to adapt to her new occupation of finding The One for a prospective clientele of vampires, shape-shifters, and other beings more likely to bite first and ask questions later. And there are those out there who are less than happy with her entrepreneurial spirit.

But just as Shalini begins to think she can cope with anything, she discovers that she has bitten off more than she can chew, and played with powerful forces that have the potential to not only destroy the Lost Souls Dating Agency—but Shalini herself.

Books Seeking Readers

Books seeking readersDidn’t find your perfect match yesterday? Don’t worry – there are lots of lonely books out there. Here are today’s heartthrobs:

Matched set of dark, emotional romances seek reader who loves wolves, is up for adventure, and has faith in a meaningful happily ever after. Willingness to travel and put up with occasional brotherly bonding experiences a definite plus. Strong will, especially against attractive and charming men, highly suggested.

Meet your match here.


Book of hope, strength and healing love seeks reader with fetish for medieval Scotland, curses and men in kilts. Only those addicted to a Happily Ever After need apply.

Meet your match here.

Mild-mannered, unconventional romance seeks fun-loving youth for long walks to the spice shops and back, sojourns to secret vamp caves and patience with unresolved endings.  Must love tea, chocolate chip cookies and were-kangaroos.

Meet your match here.

Sparkly, sweet story set in the showbiz world seeks reader who likes quickies. It won’t take long to enjoy me, but good things come in small packages. If you like the idea of a moondance with your soul mate, and are open to a touch of magic in your life, I am your Love Angel.

Meet your match here.

Charming romance seeks reader who dreams of being swept off her feet in Paris. Must love food, sensuality and dizzying heights, including the Eiffel Tower.

Meet your match here.

Hot rock star romance seeks groupie who craves the limelight.  Access all areas backstage pass supplied.  No gender discrimination – the rock star is a chick.  Bonus points for strong interest in molesting the roadies.  Put your hands in the air.

Meet your match here.

Swashbuckling historical romance seeks readers with taste for cavaliers in wide brimmed hats with sharp swords for adventurous excursions, war-time drama, and deep family secrets. Courage in the face of certain death a bonus. A certain taste for military men a must.

Meet your match here.

Naive and innocent book seeks adventure and experience – but only with the right reader, not just anyone will do. A taste for rule-bending, unlikely attraction, and steamy nights essential. Curiosity about tent-based antics a must.

Meet your match here.

Have you been fumbling through the darkness, searching countless, pointless book relationships trying to find the story, yet only know the story exists because of the aching that has been left in your heart by its absence? Do you look at super-hot lead singers of rock bands and know you’re meant to read about them? Do you often long for the angst of a love triangle? If this sounds like you, then this sexy, deeply emotive story is a perfect match for you. But don’t try and find it, because it will most definitely find you.

Meet your match here.

Hot New Reads for a Hot New Year!

22841From the best-selling author of The House on Burra Burra Lane, comes a brand-new story about opposites, attraction, an outback pub, and a pink house…

23094Viveka Portman’s latest instalment in the sexiest set of diaries you have ever read…

23092From Nicole Murphy comes a sexy new SF romance: everything has always come easily to her…except him.

23093A fresh, exciting, funny, fabulous take on New Adult Paranormal about an enterprising matchmaker…and her paranormal clientele.

23091From the polished, pacy, passionate pen of Alyssa J Montgomery come a delicious billionaire, a mining heiress, a marriage of convenience and a very inconvenient attraction.

Are you caught up on the sexploits of Sydney’s sexiest housewives?

22815Rugged, athletic, and absolutely enormous, Mud is aggressive on the rugby field and off. It takes a special kind of woman to tame the beast and take on all that man, but Jorja has never been anything less than exceptional. 

22814Meagan knows that she’s playing with fire with a special dessert that blows the restaurant’s budget, but maybe, with the help of some unorthodox persuasion techniques, she might just get what she wants – everything that she wants.

released 29 January
22816In business, as in pleasure, Christa has two rules: ask for what you want, and be prepared to get a bit creative.

A very special re-release

21183Originally released as Deadly Secrets, and now a print best-seller!
Jordan must save her farm from debt and sabotage – can she place her trust in a man from out of town?