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Announcing Changes In Betrayed, the novel by Wodke Hawkinson

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, February 5, 2014,


After we published our novel Betrayed, a reader inspired us to write an alternate ending. We started at Chapter 49 and took the story in an entirely different direction. This extra release was titled Betrayed - Alternate Ending. After some time had passed, we then decided we should put together a book with both the original story and the alternate ending in one publication. This we called Betrayed Includes Alternate Ending. So, we had three books with Betrayed in the title. Very confusing.

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Just 99 Cents! Castles, A Fictional Memoir of a Girl With Scissors by Benjamin X. Wretlind

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Tuesday, October 22, 2013,
Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with Scissors by Benjamin X. Wretlind has garnered a solid 4.5 star rating. Part of the Big 99 Cent Ebook Sale Oct 21 - 25!


What the reviewers are saying:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the author's style and he definitely does not pull any punches...”

“This story is well written and fast paced and I devoured it...”

“...hang on for a horrific and brilliant ride filled with twists and turns”



Purchase on Amazon

It seems authors often get asked the same questions from one interview to the next. Not always, but a lot. It was time, I decided, for a new approach. So, this interview is designed to break out of the mold. On each of these questions, there is simply no right answer. Let’s see just how creative these creative minds are! It’s all in fun, of course. Today, please welcome author, Duncan Whitehead. He soldiers through the ludicrous questions with remarkabl...


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Wacky Interview With Author, RJ Palmer

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : Author Interviews 

It seems authors often get asked the same questions from one interview to the next. Not always, but a lot. It was time, I decided, for a new approach. So, this interview is designed to break out of the mold. On each of these questions, there is simply no right answer. Let’s see just how creative these creative minds are! It’s all in fun, of course. -Karen

In this interview, I have subjected talented author RJ Palmer to a ludicrous but penetrating interrogation. Here are her answers: ...


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7 Splendid Indie Books

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, August 29, 2012,
by K. Wodke

Independent authors are thriving today, and not merely because of the often lower price of their works, but also because of the quality products many indies offer to their readers. Thanks to the internet and the ease of digital publishing, the reading population has more choice than ever before. For basically the same cost of a traditionally published book, I can load my Kindle with several indie selections of comparable content.

Some readers...


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Wacky Interview With Author, RS Guthrie

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : Author Interviews 

It seems authors often get asked the same questions from one interview to the next. Not always, but a lot. It was time, I decided, for a new approach. So, this interview is designed to break out of the mold. On each of these questions, there is simply no right answer. Let’s see just how creative these creative minds are! It’s all in fun, of course. -K

Today we welcome RS Guthrie, who provides very candid responses to our questions.

1. Grace, Dinetta, and Rhona went to a bar on the ...


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Wacky Interview With Author, Renata F. Barcelos

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Author Interviews 

It seems authors often get asked the same questions from one interview to the next. Not always, but a lot. It was time, I decided, for a new approach. So, this interview is designed to break out of the mold. On each of these questions, there is simply no right answer. Let’s see just how creative these creative minds are! It’s all in fun, of course. -Karen

Please welcome author, Renata F. Barcelos.

1. Where were you that night, and why?

Oh, I wish I cou...


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Wacky Interview With Author, Tiffany Fulton

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Sunday, August 26, 2012, In : Author Interviews 

It seems authors often get asked the same questions from one interview to the next. Not always, but a lot. It was time, I decided, for a new approach. So, this interview is designed to break out of the mold. On each of these questions, there is simply no right answer. Let’s see just how creative these creative minds are! It’s all in fun, of course. Our first victim...I mean, volunteer, is Tiffany Fulton. She tackles these ludicrous questions with style and spirit! -Karen



Tiffany Fulton, ...


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Happy Blogoversary to ME!!! A guest post by RJ Palmer

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Guest Posts 


From the blog of RJ Palmer, Head Wingnut in Charge

 

Okay everybody AND all my precious Wingnuts for we are, indeed, in a class all our own...I wanted to let you know…

IT'S A BLOGOVERSARY!!!

It's the second birthday of the blog of Yours Truly, Confessions of a Wingnut and Science Fiction Junkie, and I thought that I'd be the one to give out the presents. I know, I know...Kind of have that backwards and upside down, don't I? Since you all benefit from it, I don't wanna hear any whi...


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Across the Mekong River by Elaine Russell

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Thursday, August 23, 2012,

Book Giveaway!

We are honored to be hosting a giveaway of 10 paperback copies of the fine novel, Across the Mekong River by Elaine Russell. Winners will be chosen by random drawing and each will receive a paperback copy of the book via postal service delivery. All you have to do is send an email asking to be entered to the PR company handling the contest at:  contest@juliadrakepr.com



“Ravaged by the Vietnam War, a culturally ingrained family from Laos leaves everything behind to ...


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North and South, a Novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Saturday, August 18, 2012, In : Guest Posts 
 A Guest Post by Heather Smith



I love a good classic book. I have read all of Jane Austen’s books, of course, and was thoroughly enamored. However, I felt that there was something missing at times. Where was the men’s side of the story? I mean, I know we got to read all about Elizabeth and her feeling and thoughts, but what about Darcy? Was he not a character we were interested in? In that mindset, I ran across North and South.

This is a novel written in the same period as Jane Austen’s w...

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5 Reasons Why I Read Indie Authors

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, August 6, 2012,

I still have my favorite traditionally published authors, the ones with famous names and recognized publishers. But lately, I have been devoting my reading time mainly to indie authors, those of the self-published or small press variety. And here’s why:

1. Accessibility. Indie authors are usually very friendly and happy to exchange messages online with readers and fans. If you are an author as well as a fan, they are some of the most generous and supportive people you will ever meet, oft...


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Ever wonder what it would be like to walk through life in someone else's shoes?

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Guest Posts 




Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist, The Boots My Mother Gave Me, is FREE on Kindle for today (July 30)!

Book description: Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving...


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Has the Cosmic Consciousness Ever Sabotaged Your Writing?

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, July 16, 2012,


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They say there are no new ideas. But perhaps you’ve come up with a different twist on an old idea, or decided to give your characters certain traits, developed a unique plot, or even snagged a common saying to incorporate into your book. You work long and hard on your project, get ready to release it, and BOOM. There is your idea, or saying, or trait already out there in a book, movie, TV show, etc. Somebody beat you to it. Now, if you publish your work as it stands...


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Announcing The Release of our New Novel, ZEKE

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Sunday, July 15, 2012,


Finally, Zeke is here!

Zeke is a dark novel of obsession. Naive college student, Sue Cox, is ill-prepared for the  persuasive ways  of an experienced man like Zeke. She falls hard and fast for his stunning looks, sensual touch, and psychological manipulation. Before summer's end, he convinces her to go on the road with him.

Once Zeke has Sue isolated from friends and family, his behavior grows more deviant and increasingly volatile.

Sue's parents refuse to...


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Has Writing Ruined You For Reading?

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Saturday, June 16, 2012,

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If typos, misspellings, inconsistencies, and repetitive phrases or words catch the attention of readers, imagine how much more noticeable they are to writers. Any author who has been through the editing, revision, and proofing processes of writing a book must, from necessity, sharpen his or her eye for problems. We all would like to identify our own mistakes, and fix them, rather than have them caught by a reader or reviewer. And preferably, long before our books re...
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Getting A Little Too Ingy

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Thursday, June 7, 2012,

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Each writer probably has his or her own personal pet peeves or elements that stand out in a manuscript like literary speed bumps. For many authors (Stephen King comes to mind), adverbs are problematic and amateurish. Others are snagged by exaggerated verbs that project from a good story like the needles on a cactus. For instance: “I hate taxes,” he groused as opposed to “I hate taxes,” he said. (I actually prefer the more colorful verbs, but that’s ...


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NEW RELEASE Sullivan's War: Book III by Michael K. Rose

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Friday, May 18, 2012,

PJ and I are honored to bring you news on the most recent release by talented author, Michael K. Rose. This should have sci-fi fans everywhere celebrating! I've read the series, and highly recommend it to any discriminating reader, especially those who love tales full of suspense, intrigue, and hard-core action in a future setting. Michael has the skill to pull you in from the very first page. ~Karen

New Release: Sullivan’s War: Book III - Edaline’s Dawn

With the release of All Good ...


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The Downside of Writing a Character You Despise

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, May 7, 2012,

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The upcoming novel by Wodke Hawkinson


Dear Readers,

For those of you who have been (im)patiently waiting for our next novel, the waiting time is nearing an end. We actually started the novel (???) before we wrote Betrayed, Betrayed Alternate-Ending, and Blue, but we were taking it in a different direction than where it is going today. Let me explain why this novel is taking us so very long to finish.

You see, there’s something about our main character that tends to make us want to ignore...


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Valuable Information for Authors

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Saturday, April 7, 2012,

All authors know that marketing and promotion are major parts of the overall success of our work. Building an Author Platform That Can Launch Anything: a Social Media Minibook by Toby Neal is an invaluable addition to any author's toolkit for book promotion.

Effective steps to building an author platform that can take advantage of free programs and launch any book into visibility and better sales.

Self published or not, today’s authors have to develop their own “platform” for reaching bo...


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Q & A With Toby Neal, Author of Blood Orchids

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Tuesday, February 21, 2012,

Toby Neal

Congrats on your upcoming debut novel - tell us about it!
Toby
: I’m from Hawaii and I’ve always wanted to read a really good suspense/romance set here, that showcases the unique setting, culture, multiethnic people and dialects, and yet keeps your attention via riveting story alone. I’ve never found one that really did that—Hawaii novels are often written by outsiders, or are too “niche” to appeal to a mainstream audience. I finally decided to write the kind of book(...

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How Much is too Much? Graphic Content in Fiction

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Guest Posts 


Advisory: This post contains graphic adult content.

A guest post by Author Sevastian Winters

The coolest review I've received to date for any of my books, delivered a mere two out of five stars… from an author, no less! Bar-none, it's my very favorite review of all time. In fact, I use it to sell books!  I'd take 1,000 such reviews over 1 Million reviews from 5 star fans telling me how fucking awesome I am. Ripped directly from Amazon, here's what it says:

“This review is from: Wolf's Ri...
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Guest Post by Author, Mandi Casey

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Guest Posts 
 

An interview with Mandi Casey's character, Sydney Sedrick:

Interviewer: In a nutshell, how would you describe yourself?
Sydney: Well, I’m 27 years old, and I was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My parents moved down to Chicago, but I’ve recently moved back to Kenosha to help my Aunt Judith with her store, Morning Sun. Since then, my life has been turned upside down.

Interviewer: What makes you say that?
Sydney: A few nights ago, I was attacked by a werewolf and he bit me in the neck. Eve...

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Writing Rape

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Thursday, September 1, 2011,

By K. Wodke

 Every survivor of rape experiences the trauma in her (or his) own unique way. Some common after-effects include fear, anger, guilt, shame, loss of trust, anxiety, insomnia, and even denial. Because of the element of shame associated with rape, many victims are reluctant to report the crime and /or seek the help they need.

Like child molestation, rape is an abhorrent and aberrant behavior, one that people are expected to realize is wrong without being told. They are exp...


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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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