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Thea Atkinson

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Thea writes what she calls left-of-mainstream fiction. No matter what the theme, it's often dark, gritty, edgy, and doesn't fit into any one recognizable genre.

She has been an editor, a freelancer, and a teacher, but fiction is her passion. She now blogs and writes and twitters. Not necessarily in that order.

Please visit her blog for ramblings, guest posts, giveaways, and more

or follow her on twitter!/theaatkinson

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Weird. I love vampy stuff and I figured I would love making the covers for my Vampire Addictions series, but….I just didn’t.

They have some steamy romance, so I thought a hot man chest on the cover would be apropos. Alas, that’s just not my style. I hated it.

There’s also some adventure, mystery, thriller, dark edges too. So I really took a hard look at what I wanted the cover to convey.

I’m still...

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Water Witch (Elemental Magi...
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Pray for Reign
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One Insular Tahiti
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God in the Machine
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Formed of Clay
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Seeds of the Soul
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Water Witch (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 19, 2012 06:33AM
Description: ALAYSHA is a witch who has more power than she can control and her father uses that gift to decimate his enemies. Over her seventeen years, her power has enabled him to become the Emir of a large land, where even as the conqueror's daughter, she suffers the prejudice and fear of those around her. When she is asked to annihilate an entire peaceful village, she doesn't realize it is the last of her own mother's tribe, and only discovers too late that the battle she has won for her father may cost her the only connection she has to her past, and with it the secrets to managing her gift. She needs to find the one person who managed to escape her power, the charismatic Yenic, a youth who seems to know more than he wants to tell and who has become the target of her father's next campaign. With orders to kill, she sets out on a mission of her own very much in contrast to the one her father wishes her to fulfill. The trouble is, there is someone else out there who would use the water witch for his own gain, and unless she can find a way to consolidate who is the real enemy from supposed ones, her entire homeland of Sarum, the only three people she loves, and countless other innocent people will die.
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 10, 2011 06:06AM
Description: A book in the Flesh of the Gods series. available very soon from Amazon
One Insular Tahiti: Kindle edition (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 16, 2011 02:11PM
Description: a dark litfic tale of an unborn soul's choices and the consequences
Flash Fiction (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 16, 2011 12:44PM
Description: This is a fantasy flash I originally wrote for Sarah Barnard's blog during my April Blog Streak. I hope you enjoy.
Secret Language of Crows: Chapter 1 (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 14, 2011 04:19PM
Description: Olivia needs to escape the abusive same-sex relationship she finds herself in. When her father suffers a stroke and requires 24-hour care, she recognizes an opportunity to start fresh. The problem is that she must return to childhood home full of memories that drove her away in the first place, and that sent her brother spiraling into addiction. What secrets lie at the family homestead that Olivia wants to bury? In order to avoid her own self-destruction, Olivia must find a way to resolve her mother's suicide, her brother's addiction, and her father's need to be understood-- even if it means she must delve into the darkest parts of her own psyche.
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"Beautifully written novel about siblings who must overcome their horrible childhood secret. Normally I am not a fan of this type of story, but Atkinson's characters and prose definitely won me over. I especially loved the recurring motif of the "m..." Read more of this review »
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“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure. Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most remorseless tribes, as the dainty embellished shape of many species of sharks. Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began.

Consider all this; and then turn to the green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself? For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half-known life. God keep thee! Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return!”
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message 9: by Thea

Thea Atkinson Thanks. same to you too. Hope you're ready for the holidays.

Natasha Slight Nice to meet you, Thea! :)

message 7: by Thea

Thea Atkinson Rai wrote: "Hi Thea,

It's great to connect with you here, too! I'm a huge Goodreads fan :)

Your novella, Formed of Clay, sounds interesting!



well forgive me. I had no idea this comment was here, and it was in AUGUST. oh my. no excuse except GR does boggle my mind at times. thanks for the comment about Formed of Clay.

Where do you hangout here on GR? it's still all a bit of a muddle to me.

message 6: by Thea

Thea Atkinson Heavens, i just found this spot where I could comment and read comments from friends....I had no idea it was here, and I had no idea I had ANY comments from folks. Please, do forgive me my GR ineptitude

message 5: by Rai

Rai Hi Thea,

It's great to connect with you here, too! I'm a huge Goodreads fan :)

Your novella, Formed of Clay, sounds interesting!



message 4: by Stacy

Stacy Juba Hi Thea, thanks for adding me as a friend!

message 3: by Tam

Tam Hi Thea, Thanks for the friend-vite. I look forward to keeping in touch.

message 2: by Maria

Maria Hi Thea, great to see you on Goodreads :)

message 1: by Simon

Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Thea.

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