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Alicia Cook

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Alicia Cook I don't write creatively when it doesn't flow naturally. yes, that can get frustrating BUT if I were to "force" my words, they would lose their…moreI don't write creatively when it doesn't flow naturally. yes, that can get frustrating BUT if I were to "force" my words, they would lose their sincerity - and that is what connects to my readers - the realness of what I am saying. To get the juices flowing I drive around and listen to MUSIC, a line or bass line will inspire me. There are times I am expected to deliver work though - for my full time job or a blog. When I am on a deadline and have to write something (vs. prose), I put on Christmas music - no matter the time of year - and I meet my deadline.(less)
Alicia Cook Connecting to my readers. I have forged such great relationships with many of them. I write prose, yes, but my articles are focused on the heroin…moreConnecting to my readers. I have forged such great relationships with many of them. I write prose, yes, but my articles are focused on the heroin epidemic and its direct effect on the family unit. Because of the sensitive nature and rawness of my pieces, many people have reached out to me because they saw themselves in my words. To know I made even a small difference in someone's day, makes me week.(less)
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Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

3.82 avg rating — 2,080 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip

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Entranced

4.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2015
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I Like You, I Love Her by J. R. Rogue
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This is Rogue's best novel. What is cool about my saying this is that it's also her most recent novel and, before this one, I thought her previous novel was her "best." This suggests that Rogue will keep writing stellar pieces. Not many writers can r ...more
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"Everyone is recovering from something. This is for all of us." - Dedication in I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip.
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R. H. Swaney is a vulnerable yet strong voice that will stand out from the masses. The themes will hit home and most will find them relatable. While not much new ground is covered when looking at what else is already in the genre, Swaney has a way wi ...more
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"I decide to pick this novel up on a whim, and I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it turned out to be...Typically, I go into any poetry section with a free mind. To pick up a new author, to support them and to try something new. I didn't r..." Read more of this review »
Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I by R.H. Sin
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Brave and vulnerable. Heartbreaking yet hopeful. A memoir that must be read. A cause that must be supported.
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“If you are lucky enough to have a childhood
friend, try your hardest to grow old with them.
These friends are a unique, irreplaceable breed.
These friends lived through curfews and
Polaroid pictures with you. These friends know
your parents and siblings because they had to call
your house first to speak with you. Your memories
are not frozen in time on social media, but live on
nonetheless.
Most importantly, they remember the person
you were before the world got ahold of you, so
they have this crazy ability to love you no matter
what.
They are the living, breathing reflection of
where you have been. And so, just when you think
you’ve lost yourself for good, they are there to
bring you face-to-face with your true self, simply
by sharing a cup of coffee with them.
As your world grows and becomes larger and
more complicated than your backyard, even if you
establish a life elsewhere, I hope your childhood
friends remain lifelong allies, because mine have
saved my life on more than one occasion.”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

“The first time my heart broke, I thought back to
the day in my childhood when a piece of glass went
through my finger after an ill-fated cartwheel.
I was eleven years old.
My mother and I were in our bathroom cleaning
up the wound. She dribbled peroxide onto the cut.
It fizzed and burned; I winced at the pain.
It needs to burn so you know it’s healing,
she explained.
That small exchange during my adolescence helped
me learn to appreciate the pain pulsating from my
broken heart. In spite of the severity of my wound,
I knew the healing process had already begun.”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

“You always want one more day.
You always want one more picture
as the old ones begin to fade.
You always want that one final hug
to have lasted just a tad longer.
You always want the fondness
of the remember-whens
to outnumber the might-have-beens.
You want more years, more months,
more weeks, more days,
more minutes, and more seconds.
You want the happily ever after
you always thought you deserved,
but the only thing actually promised
in this life is uncertainty.”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

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“I am going to be the woman you fear. my true self. (Track Twenty-Five Remix)”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

“I was kind to you because I desperately wanted You or the idea of you (Track Forty-Five Remix)”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

“I'm not the one who got away. Late nights and loneliness have built me up in your head...the next time the smell of Chanel fills up a room, and you find yourself reminded of me, try to remember: I never even wore perfume. (Track Thirty-Five)”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately

“There have been nights
I’ve shared a twin bed with him
and still couldn’t get close enough.
Then there have been nights
spent in a king bed where I’ve felt
as though his annoying ass was still
in my personal space.
We e b b and f l o w.
But there’s no one else I’d rather
crash into every night when
the tide hits its inevitable peak.”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately
tags: bed, love, space

“It’s one thing to have a support system in your life
to cheer you on during the instances when
everyone is rooting for you. However, it’s another
thing entirely to look back in your darkest
moments and still see them standing in your
corner, encouraging you to stay in the ring and
FIGHT, when the odds aren’t in your favor and all
you want to do is throw in the towel.
Not many people in this life will be on your side
even when they aren’t on your side. Even less who
momentarily will slam doors out of frustration but
never actually lock you out.
Unconditional love; the definition of sister.”
Alicia Cook, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately




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