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Short and Sweet

A short and sweet book. this tale was enchanting and fun to read. While there could have been more development of the characters, the message was clear and it was written pretty well. Delilah's encounters with Jake, Rhys and Alex were all uniquely engaging and contributed well to the picturesque landscape of life on the farm no matter how luxurious it may have been. It is clear this author enjoys painting pictures for her readers and she has done just that. Well done author.

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It has potential

This story as potential! The chapters are short and fairly quick to read.
The story itself is a fun read full of all kinds of crazy twists and turns. Nothing happens as you would expect it to happen.
The chapters read more like diary entries than a fully fleshed out novel, but if you enjoy that style then this book could be a fun read for you.
With some editing and review I think this could be a pretty fun book.
The potential is there!

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Wonderful idea!

I love this idea! Short story prompts are such a great way to keep a writer's creative juices flowing. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to continue to create and improve their passion as a writer.

I am honored to be the Week 1 winner!
Cheers!!

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BRILLIANTLY CREEPY!

This is a MUST READ!
Holy cow! I was hooked from the second I read the blurb. I read the entire story in one sitting! I just couldn't stop! It was fantastically creepy and felt so real. Your research was PHENOMENAL! Kerri was such a well-developed character that I had absolutely no problem believing that she's the anthropologist she claims to be! The premise was absolutely amazing and it worked so incredibly perfectly in the telling of this tale. I can't even express how blown away I am by this story. BRAVO!

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A Chilling Nightmare

The description of this story had me hooked from the start. I truly enjoyed this writer's ability to leave us on the edge of our seats as he ended each chapter. I instantly wanted to flip to the next chapter to keep reading. Bravo!
There were some issues, but they were minor and easy to overlook because the story as a whole was very captivating. There were some gruesome and super scary horror moments, but they were woven into a storyline that was constructed very well, so they didn't seem too over-the-top, but it's a horror story, so there's plenty of gore for those of you that like that!
It was a truly chilling tale of nightmares and the things that haunt these characters.
Highly recommended reading for those of you that love a good horror story.

And Levi is a cool dude. Probably one of my favorite supporting characters yet!

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Love this book!

If it wasn't for the Roadmap Awards I probably wouldn't have read this book. Westerns have never been my cup of tea - or shot of whiskey in this case. BUT! This is why I love these types of contests. I read books I wouldn't pick up on my own and a whole new world opens up. The Willow Rise Six is extraordinary! If you love westerns, give this book a read. It is action packed and full of grit and gristle that will leave you wanting more with each chapter. I absolutely loved how the author ended each chapter with a cliff hanger or a witty bit of writing. Reading the comments below each chapter confirmed what I was feeling: It is like reading a much awaited weekly installment of your favorite story. You can't wait to see what the characters do next. Very well done author! Loved this book!

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Charming

This tale has all the old world charm of an ancient tale of times long ago. While the language of the conversations can be a bit strange at times, the descriptions are wonderful and help the reader feel as though you have really been transported back into the past during an ancient war raging through the lands. It feels like a more adult version of Mulan. Making conversations feel real is no easy task, but I have faith that because this author has the potential to create a world that feels to real, the conversations can only get better from here. Keep it up author. Well done.

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Holy Cow!

Twisted Fate is not what I expected at all when I started reading this book. One thing is for sure, the cover does not prepare you for what you'll read, but trust me, you won't want to put it down. Kermit will shatter you and Russel will give you a glimmer of hope. The themes are not for the faint of heart, but if you can handle the adult content (and a shattered heart) then this book is so worth the read. Have tissues handy and maybe a punching bag, too. So well done author. Wow, just wow.

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A work of art

I have to admit that this book took me much longer to read than others here on Inkitt because it is quite the wordy piece of prose, but I am very glad that I did. It reads like the stories of old; back in the Victorian era when the words spun off the page and really made you listen. There is a sense of poetry about this dark and haunting tale. It is not your typical read, that is for sure, but if you give it a chance like I did, you won't be disappointed. Well done author.

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Such a good story!

A Little Taste of Heaven is such a wonderful story of love and heartbreak. I enjoyed this story so much! There are parts that will leave you scratching your head for a bit, but keep reading! Everything will make sense by the end. This author does such a wonderful job telling this story. Such a fitting title for this story! There are some tense issues that make it just a bit clunky at times, but the story itself is so worth the read and the author is working on improvements, so I have no doubt this story will become better and better!! Well done author!

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so tragic but so good!

Broken Halos is such a tragic story full of heartbreak and tragedy. The characters have been through more than anyone would have thought possible and survived. The ranch and the family living there has become a safe haven for the broken and lost. The author has beautifully weaved in the flashbacks to some of their worst times with the present-day life at the ranch. While there are some issues with punctuation and grammar, the story itself is one that I would highly recommend for those who can handle the heavy themes presented throughout. This is not for the faint of heart. I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, but enjoyed isn’t the right word for the weight of the two stories that have collided at the ranch. I did not want to stop reading. It most definitely captured my attention. Well done author.

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Love this story!

Remembering Annie will keep you on your toes with exciting action scenes and make your toes curl reading about the intense connection between the characters. The description doesn’t do this book justice. It is a rollercoaster ride and a page-turner that will keep you wanting more. Just one more chapter…no, just one more… Okay, fine. One more… A read-through by the author to fix some minor/silly word choice mistakes and clean up the punctuation in the dialogue and this story will be truly amazing. Well done author!

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Let's go!

Excited and honored to be judging this awards. My nerd brain is giggling like a little girl in anticipation. This is such a unique and fantastic experience for budding new writers to get their work evaluated by their peers. I am hopeful that the feedback we judges will be able to provide will help us all to become better writers and gain experience and exposure in the process. I'm ready! Let's go!

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Adorable!!

I will admit that this is not the type of book that I would normally pick up, but when I was given this story to judge as part of an awards here on Inkitt, I approached it with an open mind and I am so incredibly glad that I did. It was a touching, heartwarming, and lovely story. I kept finding myself wanting to read the next chapter, and then the next. For a grinch like me who doesn't normally like Christmas stories, I loved every bit of this. Bravo!

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Such a fun read

I read this story as the judge of an awards here on Inkitt and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. This author has a wonderful and refreshing writing style that manages to take serious topics and give them a dash of humor to keep things real. The characters were well developed and relatable. I enjoyed this story from start to finish. I even appreciated the ambiguity of the ending, as frustrating as it was, it was a super fun way to finish off the story. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to read a well-written and fun teen fiction. Bravo.

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Powerful

I've grown up as a Navy and Airforce brat and married a Marine. I was hooked the second I saw the cover, then I read everything and...wow. I was left speechless. Everything is so well written and captivating. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I am honored to have been given the privilege to read all of these poems. Wishing you all the best, sincerely.

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YOU MUST READ THIS!

This book is so spot on and entertainingly informative. Every chapter is an absolutely wonderful and detailed journey through rejection, reviews, feedback, and ultimately acceptance! I eagerly await each new chapter and am looking forward to learning from this author as she journeys toward publication! Well done!

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THIS IS GOLD

Holy cow. Read this book. Just read it. I was blown away by every entry. The dark humor, the ridiculousness, the creepily adorable Orderlies, and the fantastic world that this author has created is genius. This is mind-blowingly good. Easiest 5/5 I will ever give.
Seriously, read this book. Go. Now. Read.

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Excited for this!!

So excited to be participating in and judging these awards! I am truly honored and have already begun reading the absolutely amazing stories in my category and I am blown away by the creativity of you all! Thank you, wholeheartedly, for this opportunity! The time and effort it takes to create something like this is mindblowing. You are a hero! We are all so, so grateful for this opportunity!

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It has potential!

This story has a lot of potential. The bones are there. It has the potential to be a fun story about a witch on her journey who meets all kinds of obstacles along the way; however, there were so many juicy bits that seemed to be missed opportunities to really enhance this story. The writing style fell a bit flat for me. It had moments where I was really drawn into the story, so the potential is there! I am hopeful that the notes I have given on each chapter will be considered. And I look forward to reading more. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. There’s something here. It has a ton of potential!

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Such a good story of love and tragedy and hope and despair

Flora Nocturna is truly gifted at building an entire world that her readers can feel fully emersed in. She describes each scene with just the right amount of detail. Trust me when I say that you're not left wanting. Her main characters are relatable and real even though they're fantastical beings. The secondary characters give this story just the right amount of humor and gravity to truly round out an incredible story. I enjoyed this book immensely from start to finish. I wholeheartedly look forward to reading more from this fantastic writer!

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Good read!

Oh my goodness! I just kept thinking, "Nope. Nope. Nope." The gloved hand reaching out...eek! Great storytelling! I enjoyed it a lot. Just a few grammatical issues, but overall a very intriguing story! Can't wait to read more of your work!

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Good story!

I'm a sucker for a good zombie story. I really enjoyed the story itself, but it was a bit hard for me to get past the grammatical issues. A cleanly written book makes for much easier reading. I'd be happy to provide more detailed feedback and pointers if you're interested. For example, any time you're using dialogue, every person gets their own paragraph and every speech should end with a comma inside the quotation marks: "There's a zombie over there," he said. Keep up the great work! Can't wait to read more of this story!

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