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Lindsey Loucks

Lindsey Loucks - Editor

Dodge City, KS, United States

I read everything from cereal boxes to super sexy novels and everything in between. As a librarian, my life revolves around books.

Overview

As both an author and a kindergarten through high school librarian, I know story structure from the inside out. I can also detect typos and grammatical errors because they often leap off the pages to stab me in the eyes. Good thing I heal quickly!

One author of whom I'm a regular critique buddy has achieved USA Today and New York Times bestseller status. I've also worked as an intern for Entangled Publishing where the slush pile showed me first-hand why many novels are rejected. Problems within novels can be fixed, however, and that's where I come in.

Testimonial: "Lindsey did an amazing job helping me with my story. If my pacing or phrasing wasn't working, she not only knew what I was trying to say, but had the perfect way to say it in about half as many words. She will definitely be reviewing any future stories before they are unleashed upon the public! 10 out of 10, would recommend to a friend." - J. Andrew Jansen, Author

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Humor & Comedy Mashups Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Intern

Entangled Publishing

December, 2013 – December, 2014 (about 1 year)

• Documented strengths and weaknesses of manuscript submissions in reader reports.
• Participated in virtual meetings and conference calls.

Active Member

CritiqueCircle.com

May, 2010 – Present (over 6 years)

• Regular critic of authors’ works in a helpful, constructive manner.
• Detects small errors as well as big picture issues.

Kindergarten - 12th Grade School Librarian

USD 219

August, 2008 – Present (over 8 years)

• Strong commitment to books and authors.
• Organized and attentive to detail.
• Demonstrated time-management skills.
• Dynamic interpersonal skills.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Priestess, the Protector

J. Andrew Jansen

Mirian is a dedicated healer with only one regret: The fight that drove a wedge between her and her older sister. After years of separation, she is given an opportunity to find Sarintha and mend their relationship. Fate has a different plan, however. After arriving in the city, Mirian finds herself caught up in events leading to a war between races the humans never knew existed. Worse, she's e... read more

Mirian is a dedicated healer with only one regret: The fight that drove a wedge between her and her older sister. After years of separation, she is given an opportunity to find Sarintha and mend their relationship. Fate has a different plan, however. After arriving in the city, Mirian finds herself caught up in events leading to a war between races the humans never knew existed. Worse, she's e... read more

A Time for Everything

Mysti Parker

After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford. D... read more

After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford. D... read more

A Ranger's Tale (Epic Fantasy Romance Series): Tallenmere, Book One

Mysti Parker

**Coming Oct. 24, No Place Like Home, Book #4 of this standalone series! Get ready for all new characters, places, and villains in the hottest, most intense installment yet. Tallenmere has been Unleashed! Preorder for just $0.99 on Kindle until Oct. 13.** In the high elf city of Leogard, an elven noblewoman longs to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wants nothing more than to e... read more

**Coming Oct. 24, No Place Like Home, Book #4 of this standalone series! Get ready for all new characters, places, and villains in the hottest, most intense installment yet. Tallenmere has been Unleashed! Preorder for just $0.99 on Kindle until Oct. 13.** In the high elf city of Leogard, an elven noblewoman longs to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wants nothing more than to e... read more

Serenya's Song (Tallenmere Book 2)

Mysti Parker

**Coming Oct. 24, No Place Like Home, Book #4 of this standalone series! Get ready for all new characters, places, and villains in the hottest, most intense installment yet. Tallenmere has been Unleashed! Preorder for just $0.99 until Oct. 13.** No one ever said love was easy...Serenya Crowe may be a half-elf commoner, but she's no ordinary woman. With the ability to interpret dreams, and a bi... read more

**Coming Oct. 24, No Place Like Home, Book #4 of this standalone series! Get ready for all new characters, places, and villains in the hottest, most intense installment yet. Tallenmere has been Unleashed! Preorder for just $0.99 until Oct. 13.** No one ever said love was easy...Serenya Crowe may be a half-elf commoner, but she's no ordinary woman. With the ability to interpret dreams, and a bi... read more

Hearts in Exile (Tallenmere Book 3)

Mysti Parker

**Coming Oct. 24, No Place Like Home, Book #4 of this standalone series! Get ready for all new characters, places, and villains in the hottest, most intense installment yet. Tallenmere has been Unleashed! Preorder for just $0.99 until Oct. 13.** In Tallenmere, fate has a way of catching up with you...Somewhere, hidden in the waters of the Southern Sea, lies an island unlike any other. Within t... read more

**Coming Oct. 24, No Place Like Home, Book #4 of this standalone series! Get ready for all new characters, places, and villains in the hottest, most intense installment yet. Tallenmere has been Unleashed! Preorder for just $0.99 until Oct. 13.** In Tallenmere, fate has a way of catching up with you...Somewhere, hidden in the waters of the Southern Sea, lies an island unlike any other. Within t... read more

No Place Like Home (Tallenmere Book 4)

Mysti Parker

In Port Valor, it’s dangerous to be different. Especially for sixteen-year-old Mirabelle Hearton, whose psychic abilities could put her entire family in danger. To protect them, she left the city and her childhood sweetheart, Lysander Devlin, behind to live a life of servitude in Leogard’s Temple. Ten years later, someone discovered her mind-bending talents and forced her to send an innocent w... read more

In Port Valor, it’s dangerous to be different. Especially for sixteen-year-old Mirabelle Hearton, whose psychic abilities could put her entire family in danger. To protect them, she left the city and her childhood sweetheart, Lysander Devlin, behind to live a life of servitude in Leogard’s Temple. Ten years later, someone discovered her mind-bending talents and forced her to send an innocent w... read more

Dead of Eve (Trilogy of Eve Book 1)

Pam Godwin

A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie. Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure. The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her…except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protect... read more

A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie. Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure. The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her…except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protect... read more

Blood of Eve (Trilogy of Eve Book 2)

Pam Godwin

Two years into the aphid plague, there’s little hope left. Food and ammo are scarce. The mutated monsters are growing faster, smarter. And the ratio of men to women is millions to one. Mankind faces imminent extinction. But Evie carries a cure for women. Fiercely protected by three men, she sets out to heal as many infected females as possible. The journey becomes more complicated as her feeli... read more

Two years into the aphid plague, there’s little hope left. Food and ammo are scarce. The mutated monsters are growing faster, smarter. And the ratio of men to women is millions to one. Mankind faces imminent extinction. But Evie carries a cure for women. Fiercely protected by three men, she sets out to heal as many infected females as possible. The journey becomes more complicated as her feeli... read more

Deliver

Pam Godwin

*** This is a love story, a romantic thriller, and a stand-alone (no cliff-hanger). Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only *** His name was Joshua Carter. Now it's whatever she wants it to be. She is a Deliverer. She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price... read more

*** This is a love story, a romantic thriller, and a stand-alone (no cliff-hanger). Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only *** His name was Joshua Carter. Now it's whatever she wants it to be. She is a Deliverer. She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price... read more

Vanquish

Pam Godwin

***It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only.***Her life is like a prison cell.A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn't define her. It simply keeps her safe.He belongs in a prison cell.The 6x8, make-me-your-b*tch variety that locks from ... read more

***It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only.***Her life is like a prison cell.A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn't define her. It simply keeps her safe.He belongs in a prison cell.The 6x8, make-me-your-b*tch variety that locks from ... read more

Dirty Ties

Pam Godwin

Revenge. I race to finance it. I evade to protect it. I kill to attain it. I planned everything. Except her. The alluring, curvaceous blonde at the finish line. With sapphire eyes that cheat and lie. Whose powerful family murdered mine. I hate her. I want her. I know she’s hiding something. But so am I.

Revenge. I race to finance it. I evade to protect it. I kill to attain it. I planned everything. Except her. The alluring, curvaceous blonde at the finish line. With sapphire eyes that cheat and lie. Whose powerful family murdered mine. I hate her. I want her. I know she’s hiding something. But so am I.

Beneath the Burn

Pam Godwin

They meet by chance. The timing is wrong. Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement. Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the international businessman who held her captive. But his power reaches beyond her protective barriers and threatens everyone she has come to love. Jay Mayard wears his tortured secrets... read more

They meet by chance. The timing is wrong. Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement. Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the international businessman who held her captive. But his power reaches beyond her protective barriers and threatens everyone she has come to love. Jay Mayard wears his tortured secrets... read more

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