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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).

Book two,…more
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 b…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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My Bookish Year (2020)

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No publications this year, though I have a number of books out on submission. Sadly, Mike and Angel 5 is on hiatus. I'm stuck and other projects have been more pressing.

As planned I finished the first draft of Path of Power 2 in January, then returned to revising my YA fantasy Replacing the Princess, which I finally completed in July. From August to October, I wrote the first draft of the Read more of this blog post »
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Continuing my glom of Lilith Saintcrow's backlist. I was in the mood for some high-action urban fantasy and this fit the bill nicely. An interesting world, both future and divergent from our present unlike most UF. Good voice and an intriguing main c ...more
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Strong world-building and a unique and awesome magic system. Lots of mysteries, some of which were answered and others which will presumably will be answered in later books in the series. This was one of those books where I found one plotline very in ...more
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Continuing my glom of Holly Black's backlist, finishing off the Curse Workers trilogy. Very interesting world, with legislation pretty much forcing magic workers to be criminals. Cassel lies a lot but is very likeable. People keep trying to force him ...more
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More Murderbot! This time assisting with a murder investigation. I loved the way Murderbot's methods differed from the human investigators and the clever use of museum equipment.

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End of the excellent (and very steamy!) Ars Numina paranormal romance series. I think the author made the right choice in delaying Slay's book for so long (we met him in book one) as it gave him time to regret his actions then. I was worried I would ...more
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Read this to my 13 year-old and she really enjoyed it. Lots of action and a cool near-future SF world. Lacey's character and emotions were very well done. ...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.”
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