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Nicole Luiken

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Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at 13 and was published at 16. She writes SF and fantasy for both adults and teens. She lives with her family in Edmonton. It is impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing.

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Nicole Luiken There are three planned books. Book one, Through Fire & Sea features two girls, Leah from Fire World and Holly from Water world (our earth).

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There are three planned books. Book one, Through Fire & Sea features two girls, Leah from Fire World and Holly from Water world (our earth).

Book two, titled Amid Wind & Stone, features two more otherselves Dorotea from Stone World ( a dystopia) and Audrey from Air World (steampunk) with a little bit of Leah.

Book three, tentatively titled In Truth & Ashes, will take us to the the True World and Belinda as well as returning to Leah and Fire World. I'm currently writing the third draft of book three.(less)
Nicole Luiken I don't get hit with writer's block often. When I do, I take it as a sign from my subconscious that the story has gone off-track somehow. Often if I…moreI don't get hit with writer's block often. When I do, I take it as a sign from my subconscious that the story has gone off-track somehow. Often if I back up one scene I can figure out where I went wrong.

If I'm not sure where to take the story next, I get out pen and paper and make a list of my character's options and the pros and cons of each. Usually one idea on the list will strike me as being more fun or "right". Sometimes, I combine two options.(less)
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I had two releases this year. In January, I self-published book four in my YA SF Mike & Angel series, Golden Eyes, and in March Entangled Teen published book two in my YA fantasy Otherselves series, Amid Wind & Stone.

Most of my writing time this year was spent on revising book three of Otherselves, In Truth & Ashes (coming soon Jan. 2, 2017!) However, I also found time to do... Read more of this blog post »
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Still enjoying this series. Detailed policework and magic with a background of London history and diversity sets it apart from the regular run of urban fantasy. (Not that I don't enjoy that, too.) Some definite progress on the long-running plot arc o ...more
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“I wondered what he would have thought if he'd known that I'd gleaned most of my information from reading historical romance novels.”
Nicole Luiken, Violet Eyes

“Don't go."
"I have to." A regretful sigh. "And it's best if you don't remember any mermen." He tucked a strand of wet hair behind her ear. His voice stroked her skin like velvet. "Forget me."
And she did.”
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“You do resemble me,” the duke said. “The question is, does your blood run hot or cold?”
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"I have to." A regretful sigh. "And it's best if you don't remember any mermen." He tucked a strand of wet hair behind her ear. His voice stroked her skin like velvet. "Forget me."
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