Molly Ringle

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Molly Ringle was one of the quiet, weird kids in school, and is now one of the quiet, weird writers of the world. She likes thinking up innovative romantic obstacles and mixing them with topics like Greek mythology, ghost stories, fairy tales, or regular-world scandalous gossip. She's into mild rainy climates, gardens, androgyny, chocolate, tea, and perfume (or really anything that smells good). She has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life, aside from grad school in California and one work-abroad season in Edinburgh in the 1990s. (She's also really into the U.K., though has a love/stress relationship with travel.) She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, kids, dog, guinea pigs, and a lot of moss.

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Molly Ringle Marketing for the new book! If you've ever found yourself thinking, "Molly, these goblins and Greek gods are lovely and all, but you need to put them …moreMarketing for the new book! If you've ever found yourself thinking, "Molly, these goblins and Greek gods are lovely and all, but you need to put them aside for a bit and write me a swoony contemporary coming-of-age male/male romance with a lot of new wave song references in it," then you are in luck! Because I have written one: All the Better Part of Me.

Meanwhile I'm revising a new book, which involves magic and fae in the modern world, kind of like in The Goblins of Bellwater but with a totally different cast. Stay tuned for more on that!(less)
Molly Ringle I do! Like a lot of people, I feel LGBTQ lifestyles are underrepresented in fiction, and it may be especially important to include them in books that …moreI do! Like a lot of people, I feel LGBTQ lifestyles are underrepresented in fiction, and it may be especially important to include them in books that teens read, because in the teen years it’s likely people haven’t come out yet and could use extra courage and inspiration. Besides, LGBTQ characters broaden the types of romances the story might contain, and I find those fun to explore.

Right now I'm working on two different novels with male/male love stories in them as more of a central focus, and hope to have at least one ready for the world in the next year.

I also look at LGBTQ issues from a more paranormal angle in the Persephone series, because the main characters can remember their past lives (going back to ancient Greece and beyond), in which they sometimes were a different gender or sexuality than they are now. So they have to have a more open mind about all types of relationships, having been in them firsthand! (less)
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Magic systems in fantasy! They are not all alike, as you know, but here's one of the ways to categorize them: a spectrum between "soft" and "hard" magic. Hard magic systems have defined rules on how they work, and the reader is told what they are—e.g., the four element types of bending in Avatar: the Last Airbender have certain basic limits, which is why the characters are astounded when, say, Top

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Flash mob? All the Better Part of Me extra scene (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 08, 2019 05:05PM
Description: A tiny deleted scene from an earlier draft of All the Better Part of Me, in which Sinter ponders ways to come out to his folks.
Deleted scene: Livy and Kit (Romance)
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Description: Another scene from the first ARC edition of The Goblins of Bellwater. We trimmed most of it out as it didn't quite fit in terms of pacing and mood. But some have asked to see it out of curiosity, so here it is!
Deleted scene: Skye and Grady (Romance)
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“A faery’s home, usually shared with others, was often called a haunt, though grander ones might be called a court. There were other fae whose homes were fortresses, caves, dens, or lairs.

You didn’t want to go home with anyone who lived in a lair.”
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"I am in love with this book. I feel like it’s a perfect example of highlighting all the talent and creative force Molly Ringle contains!

The story follows Prince Larkin, a newly awoken prince originally from 1799, and Merrick Highvalley, a half fae wi" Read more of this review »
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"READ THIS BOOK, IT'S AMAZING!!!

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Molly Ringle Megan wrote: "Hey Molly! So glad we're GR friends! <3"

Thanks! Me too. I have the feeling your reviews are going to make me add lots of titles to my TBR list. :)


 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog) Hey Molly! So glad we're GR friends! <3


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Molly Ringle Fred wrote: "Thanks for liking my review (and for the awesome shout out in the acknowledgements!). Your friendship means the world to me!"

Not only are you a lovely friend, but you write the coolest reviews! So eloquent and thoughtful, and never mean. I'll always feel lucky you found me and decided to like my stuff. :)


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Fred Thanks for liking my review (and for the awesome shout out in the acknowledgements!). Your friendship means the world to me!


message 3: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . .


message 2: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello There,

Merry Meet. I am glad to meet you. Do you wanna be friends? How are you doing as of lately?
I have been writing on my third dark fantasy book, Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. It's about heroic werewolves waging war on evil creatures. You should check out my new website, then leave your thoughts and ideas on it. If you want to just ask for it. :)

Keep On Reading . . .


message 1: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Molly. It's greatly appreciated. If you love a good mystery, and you have either a Kindle, Nook or iBooks, I encourage you to try a sample of my first novel. It's called FORBIDDEN STEPS and it's getting raves and 5 stars across the board. Check out what folks are saying by clicking on the link below, then scroll downward.

http://www.craftweb.org/web/ed/book.html

Also, here's the link to my YouTube promo vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c21_S...

Enjoy and have a wonderful day, Ed


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