Saturday SOOP: Hot 20 Book Ideas for 12/31/2016


Happy New Years Eve readers, writers, and everyone in between! It’s been such a wonderful year! Nicole Collet’s Red and Carey Azzara’s The Lottery Curse joined the ranks of published novels this year! Make sure to check them out on Amazon. Aren’t you excited for what 2017 has ahead?

And why we’re on the subject of New Years, let’s all raise a glass to a year of story-fodder for the ages. No matter what side of any spectrum you fall on, this year is one for the record books. What are you most likely to work into your next writing project? 


Deference by Alexia

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Collision by Eric McLaughlin

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Freefall by Veronica Therese

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4 The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson

The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara

6 Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

& Relationships· Arts and Photography· Children’s Books· Family·Parenting

7 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

&Relationships · Family

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Treachery of king by AKR

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Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry

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MANIPULATION MAGIC by obiakor uchenna


Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters


12 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens

13 In Shadows by Celeste Arts

 In Shadows by Celeste Arts

14 The Vipharan's Visit

The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh


15 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

Mystery· Science Fiction & Fantasy· Suspense· Romance · Thriller

16 A Dress The Color of The Sky


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17 Spirits of the Heart



Sparks by Finley Chow

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HipHughes Teacher Tips by Keith Hughes

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20 Wind Shear

Wind Shear by Bruce Henderson






The Round Up

The New Number 1 – Collision by Eric McLaughlin slipped to number 2 this week as Deference by Alexia 

List Veterans – Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands rose again this week from #9 to #7. Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg made a similar jump up to #12

MANIPULATION MAGIC by obiakor uchenna made a reappearance this week at #10. 



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