February Prompts Wrap Up

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 28: New Friends

Such endings make for new beginnings.

It’s been such a joy to participate in fiction prompts for the first time this year.

I enjoyed February’s romantic prompts and found a great many new books to read as well as authors to befriend. It is bittersweet knowing this month has come to a close, but I’m happy to say that I’m participating in next month’s prompts.

On Twitter, I’ll be taking part in another fiction prompt during the month of March.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. Now available at Smashwords and their network of retailers.

Until next time,
Sarah

January Prompts Wrap Up

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 31: Monthly wrap up

Ending is such sweet sorrow.

Though I’ve never taken part in fiction prompts before, I’m no stranger to them. Does anyone recall the poetry prompts known as November Notes (see this, this, or this) that I hosted here and on Instagram?

I LOVED every bit of this month’s prompts and found a great many new books to read, authors to befriend, I even discovered a few somethings for myself. It is bittersweet knowing this month has come to a close, but I’m happy to have participated, nonetheless.

In fact, it was such a joy that I decided to participate in next month’s prompts.

On Twitter, I’ll be taking part in another fiction prompt during the month of February.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Book Adaptations

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 30: Would you want your WIP made into a movie or TV show?

A comundrum.

Ever since the journey began with Just Breathe, it’s been a complicated tale, to say the least. From the lore and rich history, to the complexities of the supernatural world’s problems as well as personal hurdles, there’s just too much to fit into a single movie.

A TV show would probably be best to flesh out as much of those as possible — or at the very least a series of movies to encompass the whole story would be best.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Saturday Snippet – An Intimate Moment

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 29: Saturday Snippet — An Intimate Moment

Featuring Stronger Than Blood, coming February 20th

That moment right before the first kiss.

In that moment, I wanted nothing more than to kiss him. Ever since I woke up and realized he was still with me, I felt it growing. Like a time bomb, counting down with agonizing slowness.

My gaze dropped to Liam’s mouth and then flickered back up to his eyes. I didn’t know for certain if he knew what I wanted, but I was practically boiling over with it. And I was so deliciously close to his mouth, I could almost taste it.

Once more, I didn’t know what to do. In the back of my mind, I felt a hint of fear that he might reject me if I tried to kiss him. He showed signs of interest before, but never acted on them. And while that unease grew in him, something else overpowered it.

A low growl rumbled through his chest and it vibrated against my hands, lighting my nerve endings on fire. Whether that noise was voluntary or not, it told me enough. Though he was waiting for me to decide, he wanted it, too. 

My hands curled into fists, gripping the material of his shirt like my survival depended on it. And my eyes continued to search his before they dropped to his mouth once more.

“Marcelline,” he breathed. 

It wasn’t a warning for me to stop what I was considering. 

It was an invitation.

And I took it.

© Sarah Doughty

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey.

Until next time,
Sarah

Feature Friday – Michele Quirke

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 28: Feature Friday

This week’s feature goes to Michele Quirke.

Michele Quirke, author of The Fires Of Treason is next on my TBR and I’m excited to get started.

She’s also incredibly kind and an all-around good person.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

WIP Title Inspiration

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 27: WIP title inspiration

The inherent significance continues.

Stronger Than Blood has an overarching theme of finding home & belonging. A literal feeling or a personal belief.

Enduring The Flames is about emerging from the darkness & hardships of the past, to finally find happiness. It’s also symbolic.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

A Sneak Peek At My TBR

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 26: Post your TBR stack

The incompleteness of it. Oh my.

The most pressing books in my TBR is confined in my kindle library. This isn’t complete by any means, but I am excited to read them.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Magical Systems

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 25: Books with good magical systems

The fluidity of it.

Magic is fluid. It’s part intentional (spells) and part emotional, weaving between the two in perfect unison.

The best examples are chaos in the Witcher series world by Andrzej Sapkowski, & the one in the A Discovery Of Witches series by Deborah Harkness — exploring how every one is unique with their power.

When I developed the magical system in my books, I tried to stay true to that concept. Not every typical witch is the same with their abilities, but it all boils down to that fluid balance. When it comes to Earthens, they’re the exception to the rule, relying only on their emotion to will their magic to life.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Cliffhangers

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 24: My thoughts on cliffhangers

The good and the bad.

Cliffhangers are the bread and butter of most series I’ve read. I want to be left hanging and hungry for more — except when the series ends on a cliffhanger. I’m not a fan of that.

For my series, sometimes they end in cliffhangers, other times they end with a hint of more to come.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Advice For New Authors

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 23: Advice you’d give a new writer

My thoughts.

Write this down and repeat after me: write every day. Write something you’d want to read.

Simple as that.

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah