Sunday, March 15, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Angel Codes by Ami Blackwelder

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AngelFire Chronicles

Book 3

Ami Blackwelder

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Angel suspense

Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing

Date of Publication: March 14, 2015

ASIN: B00SU3X9MA

Number of pages: 217

Word Count: 78,000

Cover Artist: Ami Blackwelder

Book Description:

After Kian is taken away from Ali, she and the other Angelfire must defend Manhattan on their own, while learning where Kian is and how to retrieve him.

Meanwhile, Kian is fighting his own internal and external demons deep within the cell of The Underground.

Will Ali and Kian finally find love or will Dumah destroy it all? Find out in the last book to the AngelFire Chronicles.

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/G7PJRQ3iFhA

Available at Amazon

Get it free March 15, 16, and 17

Other Books in the Series:

She Speaks to Angels

Dumah's Demons

Falling Angels

Angel Codes

excerpt

 

Ali

   Fall of senior year sped by so quickly, I could hardly believe everything that had happened. I became an angel, learned Angelfire Gifts, had both my best friends get too close to danger, and killed Dameon- then I lost Kian. Winter would be terribly cold. 

     Waking up each morning without Kian at my side or without his milky, musky smell persisting in the air felt odd and left a large vacancy in my heart. My eyes were often swollen shut from crying myself to sleep. I didn’t know if I’d ever see him again, and if it was up to Dumah I never would. 

     The morning after Sam returned home Mom contacted the police. Officer Wriley led the investigation and showed up at the front porch. I heard them talking in-between an ajar door as I stumbled downstairs in checkered pajamas, half-yawning. 

     “So, Officer Samuel Maney is here?” Officer Wriley asked again.

     “Yes, safe and home. He is resting upstairs, but please come in and feel free to wait in the living room. I don’t want to wake him after everything he’s been through.” Mom said. 

     “I understand, Mrs. Maney. Thank you.” He tipped his cap and then a gush of cigarette air wafted into the room when he waltzed in with a crisp police uniform. He plopped onto the soft sofa and the three other officers followed.”

     Still in PJs, I decided to sprint back upstairs and change. I caught sight of Sam’s head poking out of his door. “They downstairs?” Sam inquired impatiently.

     “They? You mean your department? Yes, Officer Wriley and his team. They’re concerned about you. Anyway, Mom called them. She thought they should know,” I whispered. 

     His furrowed brows told me he felt differently. “I…I just don’t know if I can face them just yet. You know? All the inquiries about my disappearance and I haven’t yet processed it myself.” He raked his hand through his hair.

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authorinterview

Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

I’ve always loved writing and though I’d love to write as a career, but when on college thought I needed a more realistic plan an took to teaching. Now, I’ve gone back to writing and doing what I love. I’ve also travelled a lot.

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

Really, I would say in Elementary school. I was writing many stories for my teachers and for fun.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

I was first published by iReadiWrite Publishing in 2009 and then by Whiskey Press in 2010. Since, I’ve taken all my book rights back and have published myself through my own company Eloquent Enraptures Publishing.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

Teaching. I graduated from UCF with a BA in English in 1997, but in 2013 I went back to school to study the Montessori Method and after two years now have my degree in Montessori Education.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

ANGEL CODES. Dark, Dangerous and Addictive. An otherworld in Manhattan exists which draws human Ali in and while she fights for her life, falls in love and saves her best friends and family, she realizes in the end she might lose the very thing she loves most.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

I currently self-publish through Eloquent Enraptures Publishing.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

 3-4 months.

What can we expect from you in the future?  More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

 I am now starting a new line of dystopia and thrillers under the name M. Black. My first release is entitled EXOTIQA and more can be found at http://MiaBlackThrillers.blogspot.com

What genre would you place your books into?

My current books are under Paranormal, but I do have one series called Shifter Evolutions (5 books) which is more SciFi under the name Ami Blackwelder.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I love the genres I write in. I read and write int shoe genres. The ability to design your own world from imagination is fascinating.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

 I love Ali Maney because she has spunk, is curious and not easily swayed. She stays the course and finished what she starts and she has a compassion for her family and friends to go above and beyond, putting her life in danger to save their own.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?

Since elementary school. My imagination dictates I write:)

Do you have a certain routine that you have for writing? You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

 I like to write in my bed or sometimes go to a book cafe. I do like to listen at times when I feel I need motivation or want to draw upon a certain mood for several chapters. ANGEL CODES and the whole AngelFire Chronicles series was written while listening to Misha Mishenko

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

Not all, but many.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

 I usually choose the title.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

I usually have a few main ones that initiate the story, but as they develop sometimes they change and other characters are always added. The character develop in the framework of the story as it unfolds and I usually don’t know what will happen next or who might do what next. Places are chosen usually by places I’d love to visit or have visited. Somewhere I’d like to be.

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?

 I usually name my characters before I invent them. Places too.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

 As I write the story, the characters usually reveal themselves, but I tend to have an idea initially of what kind of character they will be. Doesn’t always turn out that way though, LOL:)

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..”)

I tend to write with underlining themes of prejudice, betrayal, forbidden passions, sacrifice, and a play on perceptions.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

Hardback is my favorite, but I rarely buy them as they are most expensive.

What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

Gosh, I love so many. I have loved many works of literature by Steinbeck and Jane Austen and also fun stories by indie authors like Imogen Rose or Rhiannon Frater and traditionally published authors like Jennifer Armentrout. Yes, I read books more than once sometimes.

Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?

Many do, at least I enjoy watching the screenplay version. I liked Divergent, myself.

Your favorite food is?

 Enchiladas.

Your favorite singer/group is?

Now, Misha Mishenko

Your favorite color is?

Purple.

Your favorite Author is?

Ami Blackwelder of course;)

 

 

 

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Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween & YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now.

She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand. Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA.

Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks of having me. I'll try to answer all reader comments.

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  2. Thank you for having this giveaway and the chance to win. I shall read some of your poetry.

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