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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 (about 7 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 (about 9 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 ex... 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 ex... read more

A Time for Everything

Mysti Parker

**Winner - 2016 Imadjinn Award for Best Romance!** 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 ch... read more

**Winner - 2016 Imadjinn Award for Best Romance!** 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 ch... read more

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

Mysti Parker

Elves, Wizards, and Hot Romance! Start your journey in this exciting standalone fantasy romance series!A noblewoman longs to leave her gilded cage.Caliphany Aranea leads an enviable life as King Leopold's niece and daughter of Sirius, Leogard's most famous wizard. She is expected to follow in her father's footsteps to lead the Mage Academy and to marry a man she doesn't even like. Yet, she cra... read more

Elves, Wizards, and Hot Romance! Start your journey in this exciting standalone fantasy romance series!A noblewoman longs to leave her gilded cage.Caliphany Aranea leads an enviable life as King Leopold's niece and daughter of Sirius, Leogard's most famous wizard. She is expected to follow in her father's footsteps to lead the Mage Academy and to marry a man she doesn't even like. Yet, she cra... read more

Serenya's Song (Tallenmere Book 2)

Mysti Parker

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 birth defect that forces her to wear gloves, she's endured gossip and the cruelty of her husband, Sebastian, The Earl of Summerwind. All she's ever wanted is to live a quiet life and raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her worl... read more

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 birth defect that forces her to wear gloves, she's endured gossip and the cruelty of her husband, Sebastian, The Earl of Summerwind. All she's ever wanted is to live a quiet life and raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her worl... read more

Hearts in Exile (Tallenmere Book 3)

Mysti Parker

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 the amber glow of its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the very heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive.Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard's High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arri... read more

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 the amber glow of its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the very heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive.Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard's High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arri... 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 protectiv... 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 protectiv... 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 feeling... 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 feeling... read more

Deliver

Pam Godwin

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. As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold. Delivering is all she knows.The one thing she can't deliver... read more

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. As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold. Delivering is all she knows.The one thing she can't deliver... read more

Vanquish (Deliver Book 2)

Pam Godwin

*** It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone. *** 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 the outside.But he’s free. To hunt. To take. T... read more

*** It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone. *** 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 the outside.But he’s free. To hunt. To take. T... 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 un... 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 un... read more

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