Give Thanks for A Momentous Issue

November 21, 2016

Keeping Your Momentum During NaNoWriMo

by Lauren Faulkenberry      

Well, writers, we’re in the home stretch of National Novel Writing Month. If you find yourself running out of steam at this critical point, don’t fret. We’ve all been there. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and re-evaluate for a minute before you proceed towards the finish line. If you need a little boost in momentum, here are some tips to sustain your creative energy and keep your word count on the rise through our final days.


Review of THE PASSING OF TULEE MAIN by Peter S. Kelley – 4.5 Stars

by Anita Lock       Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars      

While holding to a Christian undertone, The Passing of Tulee Main is one story that has the potential of capturing the interest of quite a large audience.


Review of THE LOST DREAMSTONE by Gary Val Tenuta – 4 Stars

by Lynne Hinkey       Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars      

When the Sandman shows up in 11-year-old Jenna Campbell’s bedroom, she and her twin brother Josh discover they’re the key to fulfilling an ancient prophecy: recover the lost dreamstone. The scary-silly creatures and imaginative parallel dream and nightmare worlds in The Lost Dreamstone make this an entertaining read for young middle grade readers.



Review of SOUL RETRIEVERS by David Burton – 4 Stars

by Steve Wetherell       Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars      

From the first page, protagonist Getter is face to face with the various monsters of the hell dimension, and the brakes are off from there on in. In his mission to find the soul of an innocent young girl, Getter is never short of a fight scene, and the novel rolls from one danger to the next with unrelenting pace.



Review of AGONY OF BEING ME by Victoria Valentine – 4 Stars

by Chantelle Atkins       Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars      

A gritty and hard-hitting exploration in young adult voice and characterisation. Not for the faint hearted, strong issues are dealt with and experienced from the teenager’s points of view, and the narrative voice is excellent.


Interview with Victoria Valentine

by Chantelle Atkins      

Victoria Valentine is an accomplished author in both the romance and horror genres. Agony Of Being Me, however, is a contemporary and gritty YA novel, which concludes with Part Two; Finding You. Here, Victoria tells us the story behind Agony, takes us through her writing process and talks about her writing and publishing journey so far.



Rule Breakers: Writing Rules You Should Break & A Few You Shouldn’t

by Renee Miller      

It seems like fiction has a shit ton of rules we’re supposed to follow. Actually, there are so many, it’s tough to keep them all straight, so we never know if we’re breaking them or not. You probably are, but that’s okay. Sometimes you should break those rules, because it’s the only way to write something truly spectacular.




This Week’s Sales and Giveaways

There are 9 sales and giveaways going on this week, including a 99 cent sale of THE FAARIAN CHRONICLES: EXILE, a recent Pitch Perfect finalist! “Half-alien teen, Sunny, has the worst custody agreement, forcing her to go live with her dictatorial mother on another planet. This. Sucks. When her DNA makes Sunny the target of kidnappers, her mother saves her, but is arrested for murder. Can Sunny accept herself in time to save them both?”



Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

Over the last month, our top submissions were put to a vote. This one came out on top.


For the Sake of Tomorrow

Votes: 9

Charlie Porter thinks he’s found the American dream in 20 pounds of stolen raw opium. The only problem standing between him and easy street is a desperate American landscape. A landscape filled with friendly foes and beautiful women, strewn with border …



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