And what if you're what's making me crumble Ryder, what then?
Welcome to my world.
What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.
Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae...every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.
My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.
Hi ladies, so happy to be here. Thanks for having me!
What inspired you to write Fighting Destiny?
I had the story stuck in my head for many years before I finally sat down to write it because Ryder would literally not stop growling into my ear.
Fighting Destiny is the first book in a series. Do you know how many books the series will include and do you have them mapped out?
4-5 for Syn and Ryder.
Tell us about your characters Syn and Ryder and how they came to be?
Ryder...well he’s Ryder. He’s all alpha and determined for me to write him the exact way he is inside my head. He’s difficult to capture because he’s dominant and not afraid to show it. He keeps winking inside my head, and telling me to just write in somewhere that he throws poor Syn over his shoulder and she goes willing. Syn says, “Not bloody likely.”
Synthia is difficult because she doesn’t trust easily, and she watched a lot before interacting. She’s very selfless, but fierce in the way she deals with people. Overall, she’s very fun to write because she’s got a serious side, but she also has a humorous look on things that comes out a lot more in book two.
Did you have a particular audience in mind when you started writing?
Adults, other than that I was just hoping people would like it.
Fighting Destiny has a bit of everything—action, suspense, romance, humor. Did you know from the outset it would have all these elements? Was there any aspect you found more difficult to write?
No, honestly I allowed the characters free rein which seemed to work out for the best. I found the blood and gore of the crime scenes hard to write because I’m one of those girls who throws her popcorn and runs out of the movie theater screaming like a girl.
What’s your writing process like?
Coffee, check Facebook pages, more coffee, Ryder growls, and I eventually open the document and give in to his demanding ways.
What are your “must haves” as you write?
Music and coffee.
Are there any books or authors that have influenced you in your writing?
Johanna Lindsey, Hannah Howell, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole, Darynda Jones, and of course Karen Marie Moning.
What has surprised you the most with the release of your first book?
That people liked it. Hands down, I still cry when I read a good review. I was in shock when it climbed the charts and I didn’t allow myself to even crack a smile until the reviews started coming in. When they did, I smiled and cried.
What has been the biggest challenge?
Editing, I have forked out money and not gotten anything finished...even checked people’s reviews and ended up jaded on it. It’s definitely a learning process for sure.
What can your readers look forward to next? Do you see yourself writing in different genres?
I might later on. My focus is getting this series done and seeing what the future brings. I’d like to do a comedy romance and maybe some erotica someday.
What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Don’t stop writing, and ignore the negative things people will say about you. You can be the nicest person and someone will still tear you down. Grow some thick skin, and smile and just keep writing.
Sexy villain...look how Lothaire turned out! O.o hubba hubba.
You’re trapped in an elevator—which paranormal/preternatural creature would you prefer as company and why?
Fae, so he could sift me to safety!
What TV or book character did you have a crush on growing up?
Payton Murray...from Hannah Howell’s Highland novels.
Favorite hobby that isn’t reading or writing?
Playing Legos with my six year old...does that count?
Who doesn't like Legos?:) THANKS Amelia!
Thanks so much for having me!
He bowed his head giving me a dark, dangerous smile. "Keep telling yourself that Syn, and you might eventually believe it."
"I don’t need you to believe it, or myself for that matter. I have to protect, endure and live for my coven. In that order. I'll be ready to leave in five minutes. Let me just go grab my big girl panties," I said, leaving him at the door.
"I'll be strong for you Syn, if you need it. You don’t always have to be the strong one, I'll be your glue if you want to crumble, I'll hold you together," he said lifting his eyes and meeting mine.
"And what if you're what's making me crumble Ryder, what then?"
His lips lifted into his sexy smirk. "Then I'll put you back together. I will never tear you down, Syn. I will always protect you from anything and everything that would. I've yet to find anything in this world or any other who can take me on—keep that in mind," he said lifting his eyes to meet mine before he started to turn away.
I was startled by his words and what he had said earlier when we were dancing. He didn’t like me, did he? "That's what I'm afraid of."
Amelia lives in the great Pacific Northeast with her family. When not writing she can be found on her page Erotica Book Club. She's an avid reader of everything paranormal romance.
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Fighting Destiny Playlist:
Closer, Nine Inch Nails
Godsmack, I Stand Alone
Puddle Of Mudd, Control
Carly Simon, You’re So Vain
Limp Bizkit, Behind Blue Eyes
Nine Inch Nails, Head Like Hole
Stone Sour, Through the Glass
Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars
Three Days Grace, I hate Everything About You
Sublime, Bad Fish
AC/DC, You Shook me all Night Long
Disturbed, Down With the Sickness
Kings of Leon, Use Somebody