Just a quick note to share something I found to be pretty darned cool. We have a new 5 Star review over at Amazon from a wonderful reader. As you know, book 2, Phantom Limb Itch, is nearly complete. I know this one has been a long time coming. It is a long book, which, I’ve heard, is common for the second book in any series. If you’ve read SCALES, your reviews are very appreciated. Thanks again. (=
And so, I’m off to the writing cave.
I just want to clear up a little something about Phantom Limb Itch, which is book two in my gargoyle series. Most feel Scales (book one) is YA, and understandably so. That’s fine for book one. Book two, is not YA. It is adult urban fantasy. It is vary dark and there are elements of horror throughout, along with other adult themes. The biggest reason for this change is because Tessa, herself, is growing up. In book one she was age eighteen and freshly emancipated from being raised by a “gaggle” of nuns. In Phantom she’s been forced to ditch any remaining adolescence. We can’t expect our dear girl to stay young. Tessa isn’t a child any longer and she doesn’t act like one in book two.
We have our three winners!
Extra big CONGRATS to…
Bette Short of Georgia, Heather Estes of Florida, and Jamie Jackson of California!
These three lucky duckies won out of 970 entrants to win a free, personalized print copy of SCALES. I can’t wait to get them signed and in the mail. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing. We’ll do it again sometime soon.
Change is Fate’s little sister. Fate and I shared a long, hateful history, where Change and I were virtual strangers. Change can make you or break you, just like Fate. I’ve let them do both. The trick is to embrace what they bring.
I was nineteen the first time I killed another person. Blood dripped from my claws, and I
just stared as he went. I stood over him, watching his paling face while sight left his eyes, breath left his lungs and his soul went straight to hell.
There’d been a time when I didn’t even like to watch such scenes play out in a movie. Change played time like a fiddle while Fate watched me dance.
I hated to love my new life. Most nights I raged inside. Some nights I remembered the girl I was in another lifetime—a pastel-tinted, musical, lonely life in the sunshine. Those times were a few short months ago that felt like decades on the day. Sometimes I wondered if my new way of life was also my own, personal brand of mourning for the girl I used to be. . . .
And then I was set free…
Come on over to the West Side with the cool kids and check out a local bookseller! I love The Bookman in Old Colorado City. I’ll be there signing books from 1-3 PM on April 16. 3163 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. I hope to see you there!
Check out all the reviews here!
So, about reviews… they’re part of what make a writing career tick. If you’ve purchased a book, the best thing you can to to boost the writer’s career is to go back to where you bought the book and post a quick review. Reviews boost a book’s rankings, which helps the authors to keep selling their work. 😉
Here are the details of the latest review of SCALES~
Wow from the first page!
This review is from: Scales (Fate and Fire Trilogy) (Volume 1) (Paperback)
This book just arrived today and I have already read almost half , I can’t seem to put it down. A great read right from the first page! I hope to find more from Amity Green.
It’s tidy and enthusiastic. Totally made my night.
Book One of the Fate and Fire Trilogy
Tessa Conley isn’t ready to go back home to Austin when her summer course in London comes to an end. She gets her wish as she steps into a new world of urban fantasy and mystery when she is transformed into a living gargoyle, complete with wings and a tail. Mostly human by day and gargoyle by night, Tessa is not alone in her new world with other gargoyles in the bookstore she now calls home. Bree, her best friend from Austin, is kidnapped and held in the UK. Tessa uncovers the mystery of her birthright, and learns what kind of monster she’s become in order to save her friend… if she can survive the horror her new life holds in store.
I never know what to title my blog posts and these are two things I’ve go goin’ on so there it is. (: Today’s been great and to top it off I get to spend the rest of the night writing.
My thoughts on NaNoWriMo… are just like they were before I’d ever tried it. This was my first year “competing” and I used my competitive nature to increase productivity. Worked like a charm on St. Patty’s Day. To do it right, you start with a clean slate, an idea for a novel and an outline if that’s how you roll. I did my version of an outline for book 3 in Tessa’s Story, SOUL COUNT, and jumped in with several buddies. I’m glad I did and I’ll do it again because I unwittingly taught myself a lesson about writing time. It’s a challenge to find time to write when the mundane job takes so much time, as well as running a household, family time, and being good support my teenaged daughter who’s thrown her heart into being an athlete. I’ve thrown my heart in along with her. NaNo, coupled with a deep-seated loathing for losing, helped me find more time for writing in my schedule when I thought there wasn’t enough. I still want to be a career author. This is the way I’ll get there.
SCALES continues to get great reviews. Whew! And what a blessing! I have a few awesome beta readers ready and waiting for PHANTOM LIMB ITCH. When November’s over, I’ll put SOUL COUNT aside and finish PHANTOM. I’m a little behind, but book 2 turned out to be a monster. Here’s a blurb for ya:
SCALES is an Urban Fantasy novel about a young Celtic goddess who was the first living gargoyle. Badassery, right? She’s also a college student from Austin. 😉 Check it out to see how it all began!Here’s SCALES on Amazon. $5.99 for the eread, What a deal. (:
So, I’m off to the writing cave for the night. I’ve got a little over 10K to go until I finish the challenge. That was a fast month!
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I am a very happy girl today. SCALES is released for sale!
SCALES is book 1 in Tessa’s Story, a three-book series. Today the first book is available on Amazon in both print and ebook. Sometime today I’ll get the links for Barnes and Noble and Nook. If you would like to be extra cool, head on over to your favorite bookstores and libraries and have them order the book, if it isn’t there already. Thank you!