Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fighting Destiny Blog tour with Interview


coverTitle: Fighting Destiny

Author: Amelia Hutchins

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Hosted By: Love Between The Sheets

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17927559-fighting-destiny
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Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae - beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

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.

Excerpt (rated R/17+)

I don’t know what I had expected from Ryder, but this hadn't been it.  Not this gentleness from him.  He kissed his way back up my legs, sending small bumps and gentle waves of heat to my core until he reached my ass.  I felt his teeth a second before they sank in, softly nipping at the skin.  I yelped and spun around.

He was naked, his Celtic brands pulsing beneath his skin.  His eyes glowed with liquid gold as they looked up at me from the floor as I stepped out of the panties.  I exhaled shakily as he bared my flesh for his inspection, slowly coming back up, watching me with dangerous fire lighting in his eyes.  "Are you wet for me, Syn?"

I moaned as his fingers pressed against the growing ache he was creating inside of me, his fingers rubbing against my naked sex as his mouth lowered until it found mine and kissed me softly. I captured his moan with my lips.  His tongue pushed through my lips, demanding more.  He pulled away, leaving me breathless as his wickedly handsome smile flowed up to shine in his bronze gaze.

"Get in the bath Syn, before I bend you over and fuck you right here, right now."

We were lucky enough to grab some of Amanda's free time to secure an interview. Hello Amanda and welcome to Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom

  1. What inspired you to write your first book? Ryder would not shut up. He took over my brain and demanded I write him for a little over 5 years now.

  2. Do you have a specific writing style? I write my story as the characters show me it. I let them tell me it, and I just go with it.

  3. How did you come up with the title? I didn’t, the characters did. I was on the fence about it, but Syn made it easy to decide on Fighting Destiny.

  4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? That even the most damaged people can fight for what they believe in. That even in the face of diversity, you always have a choice to make in the end.

  5. How much of the book is based on your life experiences? None, but if I got to pick, I’d want Ryder to be in it. (He’s demanding, but he’s actually sweet).

  6. Are your novels based on someone you know, or events in your own life? No, unless you call dreaming of Ryder for 5 years a life experience.

  7. Which of your novels have influenced your life the most? Fighting Destiny is my first book that I published.

  8. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Sherrilyn Kenyon. I read her road to publication and seen that she too had been rejected by publishers. Her story was moving, and I figured if she could make it through all of those road blocks, that I could give it a shot.

  9. What book are you reading now? Fifth Grave Past the Light, love me some Darynda Jones. She’s hysterical and a brilliant author.

  10. What are your current projects? I have three series in the work right now. Seduced by Darkness, One that is untitled, and I just wrote the end for now on Taunting Destiny the sequel to Fighting Destiny.

  11. Do you see your writing as a career? I do, I spend a lot of time twisting plots, and creating worlds that the characters can live in. I have a family as well so learning to balance it all hard, but I’m getting it down.

  12. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? I wouldn’t have rushed getting it published, in all honesty, editing until 4 a.m. was not my brightest idea.

  13. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? My grandmother told me stories as a small child to get me to sleep. She would have me help her create worlds for the characters to live in. She was a huge influence on my imagination.

  14. Can you share a little of your current work with us? I’m writing Syn and Ryder, or revising. The sequel starts exactly where the other left off. We will see more banter between Synthia and Ryder, but we will also learn more about where Adam and Synthia came from. We see them both go through Transition, and become what they were destined to be.

  15. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Ryder is hard to get into. He growls a lot, and he’s not an easy character to write while he is growling.

  16. Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? Not yet, but this is my first book and while I would like to do signings, I do not want to make my fans wait for the next book which is due out in the end of August.

  17. Who designs your cover(s)? Chelsea Vera, she’s very talented. https://www.facebook.com/VeraDCDigitalArtandPhotography

  18. What was the hardest part of writing your book? Again, Ryder was the hardest part. Keeping him balanced was a chore.

  19. Do you have any advice for other writers? Write, read and read some more. I wrote sixteen books before I finally found my voice.

  20. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? You are all awesome! Without you, there wouldn’t be me. Thank you!

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions.