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Nicole Luiken

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Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at 13 and was published at 16. 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 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)
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, tentatively 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 first draft of book three.(less)
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For my fantasy series, Otherselves, I created the True World and four Mirror Worlds. Each Mirror World is named after an element: Water, Fire, Air and Stone. (BTW, the True World isn’t Earth. Our world is Water because we have so much ocean.) I had a lot of fun designing the four worlds and their magic.

Book one, Through Fire & Sea, features two worlds in detail: Water and Fire. It also feat... Read more of this blog post »
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Love this series! Not only do we get plenty of action and magic scenes, but they're fun to read. We meet more dragons, both Heartstrikers and a few from other clans. Some very interesting developments with Marci's Ghost cat and I loved the history of ...more
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A quick read. Good banter and chemistry between the two leads, Guinevere and Zac--enough to make me willing to read more in the series. (Note: though recently rereleased the book was originally published in 1986 and it's best to read it as set in tha ...more
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Strong beginning and ending, but it took me a long time to get through the middle. It was just too grim for my tastes (yes, I know, not a surprise, as this is grimdark fantasy). I stopped caring about the main character and I hated Shivers' downward ...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.”
Nicole Luiken, Through Fire & Sea
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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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“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.”
Nicole Luiken, Through Fire & Sea
tags: mermen

“You do resemble me,” the duke said. “The question is, does your blood run hot or cold?”
Nicole Luiken, Through Fire & Sea

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