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Author Interview: Emily Taylor

I met today’s author, Emily Taylor, during the golden days of Goodreads. On April 4th 2017, she released her first novel, a Soul to Take. The world has changed: demons of legend now live among humans, integrated into society through

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And the new book is…

I’ve been working on it for over twelve months. Now, as it nears completion, it’s announcement time. On June 3rd 2013, I released a very poorly edited, terribly written novel called Soul Fire into the world. I lost my head

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Chapter One…

Content subject to change When the dreams first started, I thought I was destined for the madhouse. When they started coming true, I thought I was already there. I stared at the toothbrush in my hand as though challenging it.

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Writing Tips: Character Development

Holy wow it has been a long time since my last post. Due to several reasons I won’t waste my word count on, I have been only skirting the edges of the publishing world of late, but it’s time for

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Chapter Four: Father

When I returned to eat my evening meal with my mother, she pretended I’d never left. Dinner was eaten in silence around the low table in the middle of our hut, but I caught myself watching her. What would be

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Chapter Three: Not in this Lifetime

Something glittery caught my eye. Wedged in the cracks of the ancient granite boulder was a small shell, worn thin by time. I picked it up, my fingers carefully brushing the grains of sand from it. A cowrie shell, no

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Chapter Two: Gods and Beaches

My powers flourished when I turned four years old. Just like any other mage, it started with random outbursts of magic. I remembered the day vividly; Mother had just returned home from a short trip to the market to find

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Chapter One: Ta Raman

Silver flashed in the midday sun. I remained crouched on the rocks, my muscles complaining after being in the same position for so long. Tendrils of long dark hair swept in front of my eyes and the fish I’d been

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#5 Books That Made Me Cry On Public Transport

We’ve run into these types of novels before. They lure you into a false sense of security and then BAM! Someone’s dead, you’re left with a gaping hole where your heart used to be, and your eyes sting. They moisten.

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Author Interview: Suzanna Williams

Today’s interview is with YA author, Suzanna Williams. Her novels include Ninety-Five Percent Human and ShockWaves. Suzanna, thanks heaps for doing this interview! What made you want to write a novel like Ninety-Five Percent Human? Several years ago I was

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