IYWM December 2015 Newsletter

Writer Quote of the Month

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
—George Orwell

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Alumni Publications

Aileen O’Conor Latcham writing as Aileen Erin, Alpha Unleashed (Alpha Girl Book 5)

Luciana may have failed to steal Tessa McCaide’s magic, but she’s just getting started on her crusade for magical domination. If Tessa doesn’t find a way to stop her demonic summoning, it could mean the end of everything.

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Lauren Stone writing as Lola Dodge, Quanta

Mary DeSantis writing as Deanna Dee, Finish Him
When Sonya Black’s sister is drugged, Sonya launches an amateur investigation only to end up, answerless, at the feet of Jaxon Nyles. Can Sonya find the perp and avoid (or give in to) the chemistry brewing between her and Jaxon?

Mary DeSantis writing as Deanna Dee, The First for Noelle
A Christmas short set in the Games of Love world. Can Noelle work up the courage to approach Trey and maybe get her first kiss this holiday season?

Mary DeSantis writing as Deanna Dee, A Merry Little Christmas Solo
Haley’s been competing with Gavin in choir for years, but is he really her enemy?

Jennifer Loring, Firebird (The Firebird Trilogy Book 1)
Stephanie Hartwell is a journalist chasing the story of her career: hockey superstar Aleksandr Volynsky, an Olympian, Stanley Cup Champion, and her first love. Romance rekindles, but tragedy soon reveals Aleksandr’s dark side. When he discovers the truth behind his self-destructive behavior, will his newfound self-awareness be enough to convince Stephanie to give him one last chance?

Kathleen W. Taylor writing as K.W. Taylor, Method Writing
Method actors inhabit their characters. Method writers do, too. John goes to elaborate lengths to study the habits, physiology, and needs of a vampire.

Shelly Bates writing as Shelly Adina, Devices Brightly Shining: A steampunk Christmas novella
When Sydney and Hugh Meriwether-Astor (two young cousins of Gloria Meriwether-Astor) arrive in London, the inhabitants of Carrick House are happy to welcome them. But when Maggie learns that Sydney has his own plans for the family business she decides it’s time for someone with a spine, an airship of her own, and reasons to put fields of air between herself and decisions about her future to pull up ropes and warn Gloria that betrayal is closer than she thinks…


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