The Dark Amulet Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: July 12, 2016
Word Count: 76,000
Amalya Rivers longs to die and end her lonely existence—but it doesn’t work out that way…
A former runaway turned criminal, Amalya is murdered and thrust into a treacherous world full of red-skinned, horned beasts under the control of the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, instead of enjoying peace and serenity like she hoped. But saving a young child from a certain brutal death in the last moments of her life has earned her a chance at salvation.
Elliott the Redeemer wants no part in saving another soul…
After one too many failures at redeeming lost souls, the nail-biting, self-pitying Elliot has had enough of his work and would prefer to live out his eternity on Earth drowning in bourbon. It doesn’t matter that Amalya has grown black feathered wings signifying the good that still dwells within her. He can’t risk failure again.
Amalya must save someone from her past in order to escape Abaddon’s rule…
She has to prevent the now grown child she saved from committing murder or risk returning to Netherworld with Abaddon for good. She can’t do it alone, though. Amalya needs the help of the angel sent to guide her, but their emerging love might not be enough to convince Elliot she’s worth the risk.
Amalya loves her black wings. She knows she’s meant to be an angel—and she will stop at nothing to prove it…
About the Author:
A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance novelist. She began writing as a way to dim down the voices inside her head. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else's head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones make the hard work of writing all worth it. She is a movie buff, especially book adaptations, loves watching her son play baseball and communing with other writers. She lives with her family who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.
Where are you from? Metro Detroit
Tell us your latest news? My first book in my paranormal romance series (The Dark Amulet Series), Her Black wings comes out July 12, 2016 and book two, Her Black Heart releases August 23, 2016. I will also have a romantic suspense coming out but I don’t have the release date for that one yet.
When and why did you begin writing? I began writing about five years ago. I started writing because I had some stories to tell and needed to get them down on paper before I went crazy.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? When my first short story was published.
What inspired you to write your first book? The voices inside my head wouldn’t shut up. No, actually I read a lot and thought ‘I could do that’.
Do you have a specific writing style? I prefer to write everything in third person limited. Although, I have on occasion written a short story or two in first person but always past tense.
How did you come up with the title? The story dictated the title.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? No one needs to define themselves by their past.
How much of the book is realistic? The MC is put in unexpected circumstances but I think the emotions she experiences are realistic.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? The events and conflicts that occur aren’t based on anything I’ve personally experienced, however, most people have dealt with loss and loneliness and heartbreak at least once in their lives. So the emotional reactions of the characters I feel are true to life.
What books have most influenced your life most? Wow, that’s tough. I must admit that I read mostly romance. I’m a sucker for a happy ending. So I guess that any romance novel because they influenced me to write romance.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? J.R. Ward. I love the way she writes and how she structures her stories.
What book are you reading now? The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Oh, I’m so bad. I’d have to say no, only because I haven’t read a lot of new authors lately.
What would you like my readers to know? Her Black Wings has a lot of different elements other than paranormal: romance; suspense; emotional journeys; and humor. Also, this book was a blast to write. I love writing this series and I hope that shines through to the readers.
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