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Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Once Upon A Twisted Time - Fairy Tales for Grownups!

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, October 31, 2012,

      This is the official release day of Once Upon A Twisted Time, the first anthology from Moon Rose Publishing! A collection of dark adult fairy tales, these stories will turn your idea of what a fairytale should be on its head! From Steampunk to Fantasy, there is something for everyone in this fantastic collection of four novellas. The novellas are based upon The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast-see if you can work out which one is which! It is now availa...

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Balloon Animals by Jonathan Dunne

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, In : Guest Posts 
-A guest post. We've invited author Jonathan Dunne to tell us about his new book:

Balloon Animals is 299 pages of comic fiction, quirky, funny and touching.  It’s a novel that readers will love or hate. It is a breath of fresh air in the stale atmosphere of tired generic thrillers. I write from the gut and that’s where the comic element comes from, in other words, I’ve no idea; it’s organic. Then again, so is manure. Interviewers have asked me, ‘How did Balloon Animals come about?...

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What Nannies Like to Read to Children and What They Don't

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Friday, October 26, 2012, In : Guest Posts 

A guest post by

If you love children, then being a nanny is one of the best jobs in the world. I mean, what other profession can you devote your undivided attention to providing quality childcare for one or two children? One of my favorite parts of being a nanny is reading time. I love how the children attentively listen and get enthralled in the stories. They learn so much by being read to, and their imaginations develop so rapidly that pretty soon they are creating stories o...

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Publisher Promo: Get 25% Off the Tangerine by Wodke Hawkinson

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, October 24, 2012,

Celebrate with us the release of our futuristic novel, Tangerine, by taking advantage of a 25% discount. The publisher is offering this discount for a limited time. To obtain your discount, use the coupon code ZQ59E at checkout. At this point, Tangerine is only available on Smashwords, but it will be on other venues soon and is expected to be released in paperback form next summer. The good news is that Smashwords offers books in various e-formats, including epub, Nook, and Kindle. We hope...

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OFFICIAL music video for 'Can't Get It Right' by Brooklyn James

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, October 24, 2012,

Brooklyn James, author/singer/songwriter, releases OFFICIAL music video for 'Can't Get It Right,' track #4 from the original music soundtrack to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist, The Boots My Mother Gave Me.

"Brooklyn James' soundtrack to her novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me does more than give a clever feminist twist to the title. Her songs serve as chapters themselves, underlining James' deft ability as a storyteller and songwriter." -Margaret Moser, The Austin Chr...

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ALONE INTO DANGER - How to Make your Scary Stories even Scarier

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, October 22, 2012, In : Guest Posts 

A Guest Post by Rayne Hall

Have you written a horror story, or are you working on a frightening scene? Here's a professional technique to increase the reader's fear.

Solitary adventures are more dangerous than group adventures. In nature, an animal which becomes separated from the herd is vulnerable to predators. To make your scene scary, let your heroine face the danger alone. 

The more you isolate your protagonist, the more frightening the scene becomes. Think of as many ways...

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Vigilare by Brooklyn James - Character Interview

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Saturday, October 20, 2012, In : Guest Posts 

Thank you kindly for sharing my character interview for my novel, Vigilare, the first in a thriller trilogy. Hopefully your readers will enjoy, as it is a dark and menacing read, just in time for a good Halloween read!

Vigilare will be FREE on Amazon Kindle for 2-days, October 21 & 22 (Sunday & Monday) at the following link:

Character Interview in the voice of the Vigilare (questions provided by Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts Blog):

1. Who ...

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How To Turn A Room Into A Small Writing Space

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, October 15, 2012, In : Guest Posts 

A guest post by Jason Miner

Turning your home into your personal writing workspace isn’t as daunting of a task as it sounds. You don’t need a whole office to write or a giant room to pen your thoughts. All you need is a comfortable and quiet location in your home that you can escape to. Here are some suggestions on how to make that happen:

The first step is to find your spot and stake your claim. This is probably the most difficult part of the task so search high and low for a space i...

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Announcing the Release of Tangerine by Wodke Hawkinson

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Sunday, October 14, 2012,

 Tangerine has now been released by our publisher in digital form on Smashwords. The paperback version is coming soon, possibly by next spring or summer. The book has undergone revision and is now ready for readers.

Tangerine is quite different from our other two novels, Betrayed and Zeke. It was actually our first co-written work. We pitched it to publishers and waited. Nothing happened.

After positive experiences with self-publishing our other books, we decided to self-publish Tangerin...

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Cover Reveal Once Upon A Twisted Time Anthology 2012

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, October 1, 2012,

This is the official cover reveal for Moon Rose Publishing’s first published anthology! Once Upon A Twisted Time is an anthology of fairy tales-each with a dark twist. Cinderella goes Sci-fi, Snow White has become Steampunk, The Little Mermaid has gone Gothic, and Beauty and the Beast has switched sides altogether!

It will be available from the Moon Rose Publishing site on its release on the 31st October, as well as from,, and all other Amazon sites. Do not miss...

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Dark Longings
A mystery/suspense
by Wodke Hawkinson

Sue, a sequel to Zeke
by Wodke Hawkinson

Zeke, a thriller by
Wodke Hawkinson

Betrayed, a suspense novel by
Wodke Hawkinson

Tangerine by
Wodke Hawkinson

Catch Her in the Rye,
Selected Short Stories, Vol. One
by Wodke Hawkinson

Blue, Selected Short Stories, Vol. Two
by Wodke Hawkinson

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