RELAUNCH: The Redcliffe Novel Series

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The Redcliffe novels series follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she meets a man and falls in love, only to discover the hidden werewolf secrets
of her close friends. Who knew the Cornish coast could be so deadly?
 Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel) is about a young woman who runs a bookshop in Cornwall with her best friend. She falls in love with a local police detective and later discovers that he is a vampire, and that his identical twin brother is a werewolf. She is dragged into their complicated and dangerous lives, to her detriment, where secrets are told and lives are lost…
Love Kills (A Redcliffe Novel) is book 2 in the developing Redcliffe series. In the quiet Cornish seaside town of Redcliffe, Jessica Stone recovers from an horrific werewolf attack and comes to terms with revelations that her lover, Jack Mason…

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Getting Yourself to Write

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by Shelley Widhalm

Writing can be a struggle for writers of all levels, from beginning to professional.

The struggle has a dreaded name: writer’s block.

Writer’s block refers to not being able to write while facing the blank page or the middle of a project. It can be a matter of losing the inspiration or motivation to write, or not having the time and space.

Maybe the writer wants to write but does not know what to say or how to say it. Or the writer does not have anything new to think about or ways to describe things.

Or, could it be a matter of the writer not knowing where to go next?

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Review: Something In Between, by Melissa de la Cruz

Didi Oviatt


3 of 5 stars

I had some very mixed emotions about this book. Parts of me absolutely loved it, and parts of me felt like it was too juvenile for the subject at hand. In ways that’s okay because it is YA, but in other ways I feel like with touching a topic of such importance maybe it could have done without certain aspects that made it so juvenile. I’m usually a fan of adding a little bit of romance in as a back story, or to sprinkle some spice to the overall content. Even insta-love is more often than not fine with me, but in this case, I felt like it didn’t fit.

Jasmine is coming of age, so she’s experiencing life at a time of personal change as it is. All teens/YA come to a point where they have to pave their own way, in one…

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Throwback Thursday: What to Do After the First Draft

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Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Katie McCoach

Your fingers hurt. Your eyes burn. You haven’t had anything to drink except coffee for the past few days, weeks, year. You are pretty sure you haven’t slept a full night without dreaming about characters and plot lines.

You are certain you will never type again. Because you finally finished writing the first draft of your novel. Phew!

No matter how many times an author finishes the first draft of a novel, they know this is only the beginning of the writing process. So what do you even do after you write that first draft? What comes next? Where do you even begin the process of revising, rewriting, sharing, and more?

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REVIEW – His Revenge by John Howell

Lisa Mackay - Author

His revengeHis Revenge by John Howell (Book II of the John Cannon Series)

THE BLURB: There is no way out as John Cannon either becomes a traitor to America or causes thousands of innocent people to die if he refuses to co-operate.  America loves John Cannon, its newest hero, and the President wants to present him with the highest civilian medal for bravery for saving the Annapolis midshipman from a terrorist plot to destroy them. While in Washington for the award ceremony, John unwillingly becomes an accomplice in another plan by the same group to attack the credibility of the US President and the stability of the worldwide oil market.
The second John J Cannon Thriller moves from a barrier Island off the coast of Texas to Washington DC, then to Northern California, and finally to Ecuador. John is on the receiving end of an offer he cannot refuse. His avowed enemy Matt…

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Why Writers Need Determination

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by Whitney Carter

“I hate writing, I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker

Do you know what the single most important characteristic of a writer is? Determination. Determination translates to the discipline that sees you to writing even when you don’t feel like it, into perseverance to keep submitting in the face of rejection and through the writer’s blocks and headaches and heartaches that are the process of stringing words together.

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Winter by Marissa Meyer

The Critiquing Chemist


Rate :  4/5
Medium : Audiobook
Overview (No Spoilers) :

Twice this past week I’ve found myself confused as to where I was in the located within a series. Upon pondering this quandary, I would have to place the fault with my extreme aversion to spoilers.  The first time I was mistaken,  I thought I was reading the final book in a trilogy with The Dinosaur Princess, whereupon I was actually book three of six. When starting Winter, I thought I had at least one more book to go before the series concluded, however approximately 75% of the way through it dawned on me that all the key players were in position for the grand finale! I quickly adjusting my perspective and was soon engrossed in this series ending conclusion. Moreover, I loved the addition of Winter, the evil queen’s stepdaughter, into the storyline, specifically her embodiment of…

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