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Editorial Review of Storm and Solace. Gulp.

Storm and Solace has been my pet project for upwards of five years, much like The Unintended, I wrote a few chapters and let it ruminate in my brain for a good long while (translate years). It was terrifying to submit this book for independent editorial review, but I’m glad I did.

Without further ado…

The Editorial Review of Storm and Solace

Storm and Solace by Robin Woods is an engaging fantasy adventure bringing a modern feel to the fairytale genre. In a world of moral ambiguities, a fallen goddess looks to right wrongs on her own terms, but she just didn’t count on falling in love along the way.

An inventive retelling of Beauty and the Beast, this novel works entirely on its own terms, leaning towards the mythic quality of the original in a tale of battling immortals that draws on Norse mythology, but fans of the original will be delighted by Woods’ creative take on the classic fairytale.

This well-composed story enjoys a rapid pace without ever feeling rushed, which is sure to please fans of light fantasy, romance, and fairytales alike.” Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★

You can see the review live on the site here: https://www.selfpublishingreview.com/editorial-reviews/

Full cover of Storm and Solace
Full cover of Storm and Solace

Order Storm and Solace: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling: https://books2read.com/StormAndSolace

Thank you for reading. After you read the novel, the best way to support me is to write a simple review on a site like Amazon or Goodreads. Thank you so much.

Pre-Order Storm and Solace & Enter the Giveaway!

I am thrilled to announce that Storm and Solace: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling is ready for Pre-Order! Woot! So pre-order Storm and Solace now and enter to win fabulous prizes including signed books, book sleeves, gift certificates, stickers, and more!

An inventive retelling of Beauty and the Beast, this novel works entirely on its own terms… but fans of the original will be delighted by Woods’ creative take on the classic fairytale. This well-composed story enjoys a rapid pace without ever feeling rushed, which is sure to please fans of light fantasy, romance, and fairytales alike.” —Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★

The front cover of Storm and Solace: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling by Robin Woods

In this Beauty & The Beast role-swapping mashup, Saxa is stripped of her powers and cursed by her two sisters. She has twelve weeks to change her ways or lose everything—including her life.

Brandr, shipwrecked after a terrible storm, is swept into the world of gods and goddesses. When he trades his life for his brother’s, he sentences himself to a world he knows nothing about.d8e6f9

When their paths collide, nothing is as it seems. Who will survive this game of immortals?


Where to Order

This novel will be available on all major outlets. You can get your hands on four formats depending on your vendor: eBook, Paperback, Hardback (Printed Case through Amazon), and Hardback (Dustcover through Barnes & Noble). If your favorite place to buy books is available, don’t wait! 🙂


Enter the Giveaway to Win Prizes

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Reading Challenge! Heck, Yeah!

Add a twist to your reading list and complete these fabulous reading challenges!

It’s a new year and the perfect time for reading goals! I’ve set my Goodreads goal for this year. It’s only twenty-four books because I will devote most of my time to writing. Whether you want to read one book a month or seventeen, I have some fun challenges to add some variety.

Besides writing, I’m an administrator for SBCO Silent Book Club Online (a licenced branch of Silent Book Club). I thought it would be fun to share them with you, too.

The WHERE Challenge

Here are twenty-five PLACES to read. Reading is a healthy habit that expands and sharpens your mind. Little challenges like this can help reinforce that habit.

If you would like a printer friendly PDF without the colorful border, scroll to the bottom of this post.


The WHAT Challenge

If you aren’t planning on reading twenty-five books this year, no problem. Part of the challenge of this list is to see how many you can check off with a single book.

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Storm & Solace on Kindle Vella

It is finally happening! I’m releasing new fiction!! Woo hoo! Cue the fireworks! I give you Storm & Solace, a role-reversal Beauty & the Beast mashup that takes place in the Viking era. Storm & Solace is now available on Kindle Vella.

In this role-swapping mashup, Saxa is stripped of her powers and cursed by her two sisters. She has twelve weeks to change her ways or lose everything—including her life. 

Brandr, shipwrecked after a terrible storm, is swept into the world of gods and goddesses. When he trades his life for his brother's, he sentences himself to a world he knows nothing about. 

When their paths collide, nothing is as it seems. Who will survive this game of immortals?

Exciting New Format

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Author Interview with Heather Hansen

Welcome to my blog interview with novelist and children’s author, Heather Hansen, author of Rogue Wave, the first book in the exciting Rogue Wave Series.


Heather is a wife and a mother of two wonderful children. She was a preschool teacher for nearly ten years, before she left to homeschool her kids and begin her journey as an author. She grew up in a small, country town in CA where she still lives today.


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

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New Watcher Series Book

New Book, Hardbacks, & Watcher Apparel

We are celebrating the new Watcher Series book with hardback editions and apparel.

New Book

Have you been missing the Watcher Series? Do you want your burning questions about the series answered? I saved fan questions for years and have answered many of them by writing short stories and extra scenes.

And for those of you who loved drunk Tyran in The Fallen, I give you fake drunk Tyran:

“Smithy,” he slurred. “I have a job for you.” Then he seemed to take note of the extra men. “I didn’t realize you had company.” He stumbled backwards teetering and landing squarely on his backside while hoisting the wine up to prevent a spill. He laughed at his success. “See, I have not had too much to drink, observe.” He grinned at the vessel of wine again, taking another swig. Then, he loudly whispered to the wine, “That barmaid was wrong. I am handsome and I can clearly drink more.”

Fake drunk Tyran in LIGHT & SHADOW’S “One Loved”
Light & Shadow by Robin Woods is the new addition to the Watcher Series.

Light & Shadow is now available on Kindle and in paperback.

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Win an Advanced Copy of Light & Shadow

Want to be the first to have the new addition to The Watcher Series before it comes out in October?

This book has been a long time in coming and I can’t wait to share this with all of you. It’s been both a passion and a labor of love writing stories to answer all of the fan questions.

Here is a first look at the full Table of Contents (with a few notes):

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New Release—Picture This: Creative Writing Photo Prompts & Inspiration

Picture This: Creative Writing Photo Prompts & Inspiration by Robin Woods | 144 prompts with 422 combinations (Over 50 original full color photo prompts with NO stock photography). Empower your creativity.

I’m very excited to announce the pre-order release of PICTURE THIS: Creative Writing Photo Prompts & Inspiration (The digital cousin of Prompt Me).

I’ve had tons of requests for color photo prompts, so this is for you—over 50 of them! Plus written prompts, fun facts, tips, and master lists.

All for the bargain price of $4.99. Thank you so much for all of the support. 😀😁 https://amzn.to/2B4qBsc


Sample from “Use These Phrases” and “Choose Your Path”:

Dive in and explore a variety of different prompt styles designed to inspire you and spark your inner muse.


This workbook is great for:

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Light & Shadow

Well, it’s official. I’ve been working hard to finally finish Light & Shadow: The Watcher Series Shorts and Extras. And, dum duh du dah, here is the cover. See? It’s really happening!

And some lucky fans can have a scene written to answer their burning questions. See how below.

Through the years, some fan questions have inspired short stories and extra scenes. I’ve been compiling those, along with other short scenes I’ve written to figure out what other characters are thinking.

Here are some samples of the fan questions I have answered:

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Prompt Me Wins!

Prompt Me made it on the Best Writing Books of All Time List

I’m happy to announce that my book, Prompt Me: Creative Writing Journal & Workbook, made it to BookAuthority’s Best Writing Books of All Time.

BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition.

Thank you for all your support!
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

What is BookAuthority?

BookAuthority is the world’s leading website for nonfiction book recommendations, helping people find the best books on any topic.

It covers topics that range from startups, marketing and finance, through javascript, artificial intelligence and bitcoin, to fitness, history and personal development.

BookAuthority serves millions of book recommendations every month, was ranked #1 on ProductHunt, and has been featured on CNNForbes and Inc.

How are books ranked?

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