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A.L. Collins

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I'm a character enthusiest and lover of storytelling. I've spent most of my life listening to the tales that people tell and studying what makes a book or characters alive and interesting. Writing is my love and the details the flavor. I hope that people enjoy what I can create.

Available Now for FREE! Twined by YA Author A.L. Collins. This is the Newly Revised Version that also includes the first three chapters of "The Scion's Ascension" A prequel to the Twined series. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QQBPAA
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Published on October 08, 2013 07:46 • 110 views • Tags: a-l-collins, books, twined, young-aduklt
Average rating: 4.01 · 158 ratings · 48 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Twined

3.99 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Scarlett's

3.84 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Embers

4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Bastion: Prequel To War

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The Bastion Tales (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: The Bastion Tales are a series of short stories that explore the history of multiple characters in the Bastion World such as Meriah, Syrius, Zaveena and more.

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Embers by A.L. Collins
"So, I admit, I didn't come into this book with the most open mind. I mean, the PUBLISHED YA I've read lately has... well...

It's blown. Dick. It's blown major dick. I'm sorry, but they did.

Marked by the Casts, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (FUCK..." Read more of this review »
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“If you fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
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“I just wanted things to be simple. I didn't understand why things had to be so complicated for all the grown ups. And I decided that if growing up meant things got confusing, then I would stay little forever. I would stay simple. But unfortunately everything around me did its best not to be. The world liked to be complex. It liked to twist, to distort. To bleed you dry of whatever feeling you could muster while still letting you hold on to your sanity so that you could experience heartache at its prime. I didn't know how cold the world could be when I was eleven. If I would have known...maybe I would have packed a sweater.”
A.L. Collins, Twined

“I wasn't going to play by her rules. I was going to change them myself." -Avalin Marsh

"Sometimes you have to look through someone else's eyes to see the best things about yourself." -Albert Huntington

"It's worth a shot, it's always worth a shot. Even if it's your very last bullet." -Lyle McCormick

"I was always the invisible one, Avalin. It was you who made sure I was seen." -Prajna Sarasvati

"Let's hope we can subdue her before it comes to methods that involve injecting people with pointy things, yes?" -Madeline Gray”
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“If you fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
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A.L. Collins Bastion: Prequel To War Bastion Prequel To War by A.L. Collins
Hello! We are currently looking for Book Reviewers and Bloggers who would in exchange for an honest review like to receive a free autographed copy of Bastion ~ Prequel to War. We will have 50 copies to mail out on March 1st. This is first come first served. All we ask are these two requirements. Please only request a copy if you are serious about reading and reviewing it and then go to www.themagicofbastion.blogspot.com and become a follower! Also since we only have 50 copies to distribute there is a one copy per person limit. Thanks and Good Luck!


Harlequin Books Hello A.L., it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


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Rainy Kaye Just stopping by to wish you a happy Monday!


message 4: by A.L.

A.L. Collins Rainy wrote: "Just stopping by to wish you a happy Monday!"

Thanks Rainy! Happy Monday to you too!


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A.L. Collins Hello Everyone! I'll be at The Kensington "Day Of The Book" Festival on April 22nd from 10am to 4pm. The festival is located in Kensington, Maryland and is a festival dedicated to books. There will be numerous authors including myself along with publishers and marketing companies. Stop in and say hello! www.dayofthebook.com Music, Food and Books!!!


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A.L. Collins Comedian Jim Gaffigan with A.L Collins after the comedian's show in Williamsport, PA on Sunday night.



Endrina Hey there, thanks for adding.


Avry15 Thanks for the friend request..:)
Your books are interesting and the covers are awesome..:D


Lucinda Dear A.L,
Thank you so much for the friend request and i wish you much sucsess with your work & look forward to reading your novels.
Lucinda Xx


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A.L. Collins Endrina wrote: "Hey there, thanks for adding."

Of course! You books are on their way!


message 11: by A.L.

A.L. Collins Avry15 wrote: "Thanks for the friend request..:)
Your books are interesting and the covers are awesome..:D"


That's so nice of you to say, thank you! I hope you enjoy them. They were really fun to make!


message 12: by A.L.

A.L. Collins Lucinda wrote: "Dear A.L,
Thank you so much for the friend request and i wish you much sucsess with your work & look forward to reading your novels.
Lucinda Xx"


Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy my books and I appreciate your support! There are so many cool people on this site.


Kat (Kindred Dreamheart) Thanks for the add!


Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads) Thank you for the add! I think we agree on that, about the books needing to be good, that seems to matter a little :) But thank you for the request!


message 15: by Lorian

Lorian Jones hey thank for the add can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
and also pleaz have ur friends may leave a comments on my pics

Thanx u!!! :)


message 16: by A.L.

A.L. Collins Lorian wrote: "hey thank for the add can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
and also pleaz have ur friends may leave a comments on my pics

Thanx..."


Lorian, I must say you are an extremely talented photographer! Your pictures are very good! Thank You so much for sharing!!
A.L.


message 17: by Ben

Ben I really wanted to download those e-books but I don't have an Amazon account. :-(


message 18: by A.L.

A.L. Collins Jude wrote: "I really wanted to download those e-books but I don't have an Amazon account. :-("
Hi Jude,
Just send me your email address and I will send you them :-)
A.L.


message 19: by Ben

Ben A.L. wrote: "
Hi Jude,
Just send me your email address and I will send you them :-)
A.L."


Aw, thanks! Excited to read both. :-)


message 20: by A.L.

A.L. Collins There comes a point where everyone has to make a tough decision. Twined II was supposed to be released today, but after much thought and consideration, I realized that the book isn't exactly where I want it to be. I want to make the sequel to Twined the best it can possibly be, and I feel it's wrong for me to pump out a book that still needs time just for the sake of it, not when it's so close to where it needs to be. So I'm delaying the release of Twined II and will keep you posted and up to date on the status of this sequel. My apologies, but I think readers deserve my best, and that's exactly what I hope to give you.

Best wishes and many thanks,
A.L. Collins


Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . Hi A.L.! Thanks so much for the friend request. I look forward to reading your work! Wishing you much success and excited to talk books with you :)


Paige (TheBookVulture) Thanks for the friendvite!!!!


Nicolette Question for you! Any chance of you getting hooked up with NookPress to distribute the Twined series? All I can see on your B&N author page for ebooks is Bastion and my eyes are not nearly good enough to read a novel on my iPhone (and I seem to be in the Nook-reading non-Kindling minority here). I also put in a request via B&N but I follow another indie author on twitter who seems to give me the impression that B&N is convoluted at everything and that may take time...and I'm impatient for book 2. >.>


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