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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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One Link to Rule Them All

Fabulous time savers for busy writers (and other media professionals). Make life easier by minimizing the places you need to go to update links.

I admit it. I’m a teensy bit behind. I’ve been seeing all sorts of new links all over the place and hadn’t really paid attention in my mad dash to finish editing my latest novel (which turned out beautifully by the way). While helping with the herculean task of launching my book, I was searching for ways to streamline this process.

Is there really one link to rule them all? I wish I could say, heck yeah!! But alas, I can’t.

BUT I can say one for your social media platforms and one for your book links. Two links to rule them all didn’t sound as exciting (or as Tolkien). So, let’s move on and look at minimizing your upkeep and save you some time.

NOTE: I was NOT paid for any of the information in this post, I simply like the products.

One Link to Rule Social Media

My FAVORITE discovery is LinkTree. Quite literally, you can connect all your social media platforms and content to one link. That means that you can post that ONE link on your profiles for Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube, OverShare, and MindLost (okay, the last two are fake, but you get the point).

Why is this so awesome? When you need to update your links, you only need to update ONE place. You will never have a bad link again. Unless, of course, you forget to update your precious…Link Tree that is.

If you have a new podcast, novel, or video that you want to highlight, post it to your Link Tree. When I added the link to the pre-orders page for my new novel, Link Tree was already aware of what it was and added the copy for me.

There is a similar product rising through the ranks, but I have not checked it out yet, but here is the link to HYPAGE if you would like to do your due diligence. They also have a FREE plan.

This is what mine currently looks like. I want my new book to be the most visible, so it’s at the top. In a month, I may want something else there.

Click here to see my link tree: https://linktr.ee/robinwoodsfiction

Want your own? Click the logo at the bottom of the tree and you can setup your own for FREE. Did I mention that? The Basic Plan is free. Woo hoo!

They have paid plans with advanced features, but I’m running with the freebie for now.


One Universal Link for Books

This is what my Storm and Solace page looks like.

If you are an author and want to simplify your link life—use an universal link. It is much like a link tree in that, you can post the universal link everywhere and only need to update one source. Or, as Books2Read says, “One link for every reader everywhere.”

For example, if you click on my universal link for Storm and Solace, you will see every outlet my book is available to date. Click here now to view mine as a sample: https://books2read.com/StormAndSolace

How do you get a universal link for your book?

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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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I Take My Coffee Black Review & More

I just finished I Take My Coffee Black by Tyler Merritt and am blown away. I laughed out loud (awkwardly in front of others) and cried (like fat, hot tears down my cheeks). This book gave me all the feels. And most importantly, this book is a poignant need-to-read. In the most gentle, reasonable, and loving way he tackles the hard topic of racism and so much more.


Full disclosure, I know Tyler Merritt. I haven’t seen him in years, I lost track of him after he moved out of the Bay Area. Not because I wanted to, but life gets busy sometimes and people you adore slip out of your life. But, I still count him as a friend. He is one of those larger-than-life people who, at the same time, is one of the most authentic people you can meet.

I had the privilege of working with Tyler on multiple shows. So, I can say things like, “Remember when we were in that post-Apocalyptic street gang and I tried to kill you?”

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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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Author Interview with Danielle Cotton

Welcome to my blog interview with children’s author, Danielle Cotton, author of Tajja and the Legend of the Queens. I’ve been friends with this wonderful woman for a decade and am always amazed at her strength and passion. She’s written a delightful book with a poignant message about embracing your heritage and taking responsibility.

Danielle Cotton is a children’s author, history teacher, and proud mother of two high-energy girls, Sofia and Zoe. She writes to create books that celebrate their black beauty and the legacies of strong black women in history. When she isn’t on an epic adventure with her daughters, she’s trying to find a sunny spot in which to write or read.


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

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